Acorn Express tram tours

Take a tram ride at The Morton Arboretum
Experience the beauty of The Morton Arboretum's 1,700 acres on a guided tour aboard the Acorn Express tram ride. This one-hour ride winds you through the Arboretum's woodlands, wetlands, and prairie while listening to a narrated tour.

Tram tours are a popular way to see the grounds. Tours can sell out in advance of departure times, especially on weekends.


The Acorn Express can accommodate up to two manual wheelchairs per tour. These seats are first-come, first-served. Please let our Visitor Services staff know when purchasing your  tickets that you will need wheelchair accommodations. A ramp is provided to assist in boarding the tram. Should you prefer, wheelchairs (or walkers and strollers) may be left in the Visitor Center or at the Tram Circle while guests enjoy their Acorn Express Tram tour.

For additional information on accessibility at the Arboretum, please see our Accessibility page.


2017 Acorn Express season begins on Monday April 24, 2017.  Season runs through Sunday November 5, 2017 (weather permitting).

Call 630-968-0074 for tour times. 


$5 adult           ($7 nonmember)
$4 child 2 -17 ( $6 nonmember)



IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours

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