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Fall Color Audio Tours

Join the Arboretum’s experienced Tram Tour guides as they narrate three separate audio tours through the grounds.

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Join the Arboretum’s experienced Tram Tour guides as they narrate three separate audio tours through the grounds, sharing their favorite stories and knowledge.

This experience is available to anyone who wishes to take the guided tour themselves, by listening along as you drive along the Main Route.

These audio tours are best experienced at 10-15 miles per hour. Listen for cues to help you keep your place. Please obey all posted signs and rules of the road. If you need to adjust your audio, pull into a parking lot or have one of your passengers help you navigate.

You can find each of the audio tours below:

East Side Loop

From the Gatehouse, turn left through the main parking lot and start the tour as you reach the main road.

The tram guides discuss the Arboretum’s history, highlight special destinations in the key collections, and share some secrets behind the spectacular fall color in the East Woods.

Audio Tour

West Side Loop 1: Lake Marmo

From the Gatehouse, turn right and go under the bridge. Start the tour after you pass under the bridge, or when you turn onto the West Side Main Loop.

Arboretum tram guides point out some hidden gems, including the site of Joy Morton’s home, the Millenium Oak, and Lake Marmo, which beautifully reflects fall colors.

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West Side Loop 2: Schulenberg Prairie

Turn left after you complete Loop 1 and start the tour after you pass under the bridge, or when you turn onto the West Side Main Loop.

Catch a glimpse of some of the original woods on the property, learn the origins of the Arboretum’s prairie (with its own spectacular brand of fall color), and watch for herons and egrets on the DuPage River.

Audio Tour

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