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Acorn Express guided tram tours are back.

Experience the beauty of the Arboretum’s 1,700 acres on a guided tram tour. This one-hour ride winds you through the Arboretum’s woodlands, wetlands, and prairie while listening to a narrated tour. On weekends in October, tours are 30 minutes in length.

Please note that tours can sell out in advance of departure times, especially on weekends. Ticket sales end ten minutes prior to tram departure.

Tours for families with young children are also available through the Arboretum’s Drop-in Acorn Express Adventures.

Registration information

Tram tickets are available at the Information Desk in the Visitor Center for the day of your visit only. Tickets cannot be purchased over the phone, online, or for another day.

Mask Requirements

Please be aware that the Arboretum is operating in accordance with State of Illinois requirements throughout its facilities and grounds. Accordingly, fully vaccinated are not required to wear masks indoors or outdoors beginning two weeks after their final vaccine dose. lllinois requires unvaccinated (and partially vaccinated) individuals to wear masks indoors and outdoors when unable to maintain a social distance of six feet from those not in their party. Please be aware that these rules apply when riding the Acorn Express. For more information, see Know Before You Go.

Hours of operation

Hours of operation are currently 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily. However, please check with the Visitor Center as departure times may vary.

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