Activities & Resources
Morton Arboretum551in Lisle, IL 60532
about Morton Arboretum:
The Morton Arboretum is also home to the Illinois Millennium Landmark Tree - a white oak that is approximately 250 years old and pre-dates Illinois' 1818 statehood. Located in the oldest part of the Arboretum, the tree is on the Arboretum's West Side, near Parking Area 20a, just north of Lake Marmo. (Arboretum maps are available in the Visitors' Center.)
During summer months, The Maze Garden invites families to find a way through its one-acre, living puzzle of hedges and other plants. Along the way, they can search for seven different outdoor rooms of plants with seasonal interests. A 12-foot high lookout platform is built around a 60-foot tall Sycamore tree, providing visitors with a birds-eye view to watch others navigate the maze.
The Ginkgo Room and Restaurant is open daily, from 11am-3pm, offering a selection of sandwiches, soups, salads, snacks, desserts, and beverages. And, the Ginkgo Cafe serves snacks and other hot and cold foods and beverages, from 7am to 5pm daily.
Picnic spots are also available - near the Visitor Center, at the Big Rock Visitor Station, at Prairie Visitor Stations, and near Parking Area 24.
Family memberships start at $90/year.