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Amenities and accessibility

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 is also visitor stations, parking and restrooms elsewhere on the grounds.

Accessibility

All buildings and paved garden paths and trails are accessible to strollers and wheelchairs.
Paved garden paths are found in the Ground Cover Garden, Fragrance Garden, Herb Garden, Four Seasons Garden, and Children's Garden.

Paved trails are Meadow Lake Trail, Conifer Walk, Joy Path, Big Rock Visitor Station, and the Prairie Visitor Station.
A limited number of wheelchairs and strollers are available at the Visitor Center. (Strollers are $3)
Acorn Express, our open-air tram, is an accessible vehicle. Daily, April-November call 630-968-0074 for details.

Drinking water

Water fountains are available in the Visitor Center (East and West Pavilions), Thornhill Education Center (limited hours), Administration & Research Center (limited hours), and the Thornhill Shelter. Make sure you have an adequate water supply before starting your hike.

Parking

To aid exploration of the Arboretum, there are many small parking lots available on the side of the road. These parking lots are labeled by number and can be identified easily on the Arboretum maps

Restrooms

Restrooms can be found in the Visitor Center (East and West Pavilions), Children's Garden, Thornhill Education Center (limited hours), Administration & Research Center (limited hours), Big Rock Visitor Station (portable facility), Prairie Visitor Station (portable facility), and the Thornhill Shelter. The restrooms in the Visitor Center include family stations. All restrooms are wheelchair accessible.

Visitor Center

The Visitor Center at the Arboretum boasts a permanent exhibit enticing visitors to explore seasonal delights. In addition, there is an information desk, member help, The Arboretum Store, The Ginkgo Restaurant and Café, and indoor and outdoor seating areas.