Located 9 miles from the Comfort Suites Lombard - Addison!
The Morton Arboretum was named in 2007 by the AIA Illinois as one of the 150 Greatest Places in Illinois. Established in 1922, by Joy Morton, the founder of Morton Salt Company, the arboretum aims to study plants from around the world and display them to the general public and educate them on how to enhance our enviroment. Located in Lisle, IL and covers over 1,700 acres of land. The land consists to native woodlands and prairie. The arboretum has over 4,100 species of trees, shrubs, and plants from around the world. The Morton Arboretum has over 186,000 plants on record. There are 16 miles of hikiing trails and 9 miles of bicycling/driving trails - you learn more about these trails by clicking here. Notably, the arboretum has a 4-acre "Children's Garden", a 1-acre "Maze Garden", and the Schulenberg Prairie.
Built in 2004, the arboretum's 36,000 square feet visitor center has an information center, lecture hall, restaurant, and gift shop. The Morton Arboretum's educational resources are vast. They include classes that cater to children, families, school groups, and adults that allow for certification and degree citations. The Sterling Morton Library was built in 1963 and located on the east side of the Morton Arboretum. The library houses the many arboretum resources and was named after the founder's son - Sterling Morton. The Library has over 27,000 volumes of books and magazines and tens of thousands of non-book items including prints, original art, letters, photographs, landscape plans, and drawings.
Visiting the arboretum is easy and cheap. Amdission prices include free parking. Children under 1 years old are free. Admission prices vary throughout the year and by age group: they range from $6 to $14. The arboretum is open 365 days a year. For more information on admission costs, etc. please click here.
The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL is located only about 9 miles from the Comfort Suites Lombard - Addison Hotel in Lombard, IL - the perfect place to stay at while visiting the arboretum!
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