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The Morton Arboretum grounds are open every day.The Morton Arboretum grounds are open every day.
Whether you seek a quiet walk in the woods or an active family exploration, the Arboretum offers a wide variety of activities, events, tours, and classes for people of all ages and interests. Within an oasis of magnificent trees and beautiful landscapes, come explore 16 miles of hiking trails and nine miles of paved roads.  

From a guided tour on an open-air tram, to the award-winning Children’s Garden and Maze Garden, to lunch in The Ginkgo Room overlooking Meadow Lake, the Arboretum is a unique place to explore, discover, escape, and connect with trees and nature.
 

Maps and directions

Located in the western suburbs of Chicago, The Morton Arboretum is convenient to visit year-round. LEARN MORE  
 

Admission and hours

The Arboretum is open 365 days year! The grounds are open from 7:00 to sunset daily. Buildings, exhibits, and facilities have select hours.  LEARN MORE
 

Amenities and acccessibility

Amenities at The Morton Arboretum include all buildings, paved garden trails, and restrooms that are accessible to strollers and wheelchairs. While the Visitor Center at the Arboretum provides food, shopping, and seating—there are also visitor stations, parking and restrooms elsewhere on the grounds. LEARN MORE  
 

Arboretum etiquette

The Morton Arboretum is a living museum, kept beautiful and healthy for research, enjoyment, and learning. We ask all visitors to help the Arboretum coninue nurturing the exhibits, grounds, trees, and plants in our care. LEARN MORE    
 

Ginkgo Restaurant & Café

Enjoy a quick bite to eat or a sit down meal at the Ginkgo Restaurant & Cafe. Learn more  
 

Group tours

Whether you have 60 minutes or all day, The Morton Arboretum is a special destination for your next group outing. 
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Events & programs

The Morton Arboretum offers a variety of events for adults, kids, and families to enjoy. Race under a canopy of trees, enjoy live music and a glass of wine, hone your gardening skills, and much more with one of our many events. learn more