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.


2018 Acorn Express season begins on Monday April 23, 2018.  Season runs through Sunday November 4, 2018 (weather permitting).

Call 630-968-0074 for tour times. 


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


Troll Tram Rides

Explore Troll Hunt from the comfort of our motorized open-air tram, on select days. Call 630-968-0074 or visit the Information Desk to ensure a tram is scheduled on the day of your visit. 

During the 1 1/2 hour tour, visitors will see all six trolls and have the opportunity to stop and walk to meet four trolls up close (up to 1/2 mile walk at each troll).

$10.00 adult (age 18 and up)
$8.00 child (age 2 - 17)

Tram passes and coupons are not accepted for Troll Tram rides. 


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.