Visiting The Morton Arboretum

A few days ago, I visited the Morton Arboretum. An experience I recommend for people who want to disappear from the City noises. If you aren’t familiar with the Morton Arboretum, it’s like an outdoor museum in Lisle, Illinois. 

It’s miles long of nature and beautiful sculptures. One of the best places to visit in Illinois if you’re a photographer, blogger, or videographer. Actually, even if you aren’t one of those, you don’t want to miss being in nature. The Morton Arboretum is only $16 for guests and they have memberships available.

As soon as I arrived, I was greeted with a warm smile from the worker. She gave my friend and me a map, and from there we drove around searching for the first art to capture on our journey. As we drove, we saw nothing but tall, movie-like trees and we felt fresh air on our skin. 

We heard the sounds of flies and other creatures. There were beautiful curvy roads and ponds filled with flowers. Here’s the first piece of art we saw: ‘Human+Nature’


At first, when I walked up to the sculpture, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. ‘Human+Nature’ is massive, as is every sculpture at the Morton Arboretum. Although it was 10x my size, I still felt connected to the sculpture. With its broad shoulders and smiling facial expression, I instantly fell in love.

Visiting The Morton Arboretum
‘Human+Nature’ at the Morton Arboretum. Photo by Lashaunta Shanese


As you can see, she’s split in half. With each side of her being identical, it made me think of the words ‘split decision’. Visiting the Morton Arboretum made me realize that there’s so much I need to see. Life is huge outside of your small neighborhood and it’s up to you to experience as much as you can. 

I have lots of videos and professional photos of many of the sculptures that I can’t wait to share on my website. 

To learn more about The Morton Arboretum, visit

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