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Private tram tours

Private group tram-rides and tours are an option for groups that already have a contract for a facility rental at The Morton Arboretum.   Reservations should be made at least two weeks in advance and are based on availability.  See Plan an event for more rental information or contact 630-725-2190.

Charm guests with a private tram tour of the Arboretum.
Charm guests with a private tram tour of the Arboretum.


Tram Tour

$400 for 1 hour*
Make your event date even more special with a ride on The Acorn Express open air tram.  Narration is included on this tour or you may choose to play your own music. The entire tram is reserved for your group. Tour our beautiful grounds or shuttle your group to or from the East and West sides or other locations on the Arboretum grounds. The tram seats 48 people.
*Additional time can be prearranged at $200 per half hour.

Walking Tour

$300 (maximum of 75 people)

Enjoy a 60 minute narrated walk with our knowledgeable guides.  Tours vary in content and will highlight plant collections in our gardens and natural areas, seasonal blooms and horticultural and natural history.

Terms and Conditions

Deposits & Payments
Deposits & payments are due as outlined in your Facility Rental Agreement/Addendum.

Time Policy
Tour starting and ending times will be determined, in advance, according to your contract. Contracted tour length can not be guaranteed for late arrivals, and will only be extended based on docent availability.

Weather Policy
Dress for the weather! Tram rides will take place during light to moderate rainfall. Tours cancelled by The Morton Arboretum due to severe weather may be rescheduled based on availability. Deposits will not be refunded due to weather conditions.

For more information, contact your Facility Rental Coordinator or (630) 725-2190