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Bernheim Arboretum & Forest

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2499 Hwy. 245, Clermont, KY 40110-013
+1 502-955-8512
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Great place to hike or picnic

This is close to one of favorite wineries, so today we stopped there after our winery pickup and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Debbie T
Louisville, Kentucky
Great site for the eclipse

Visited here on August 21st with family to view the eclipse. Traffic was managed well with plenty... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Stephen H
via mobile
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Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is a private, non-profit educational and recreational nature preserve located 20 minutes from the Louisville airport in Kentucky. Bernheim, founded in 1929 by philanthropist Isaac Wolfe Bernheim, opened to the public in 1950. More than 200,000 annual visitors connect with nature by enjoying over 32 miles of hiking trails, a Canopy Tree Walk, a Children’s Play Garden, year-round educational programs and events. Bernheim, steward to 14,500 acres of natural lands, includes a nationally-recognized, 600-acre arboretum designed by the landscape architecture firm of Frederick Law Olmsted. The arboretum contains over 8,000 plant species including the renowned Hubbuch Holly Collection. Bernheim has won numerous awards on sustainability initiatives including LEED® Platinum for the Visitor Center, which was the first Platinum award in Kentucky and surrounding five-state region. Isaac Cafe is open from 11-4 daily and serves soups, sandwiches, salads and desserts.
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2499 Hwy. 245, Clermont, KY 40110-013
+1 502-955-8512
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is close to one of favorite wineries, so today we stopped there after our winery pickup and had a picnic. Beautiful grounds and free during the week. During the fall on weekdays, it is a serene place to go . As we were leaving,...More

Thank Debbie T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on August 21st with family to view the eclipse. Traffic was managed well with plenty of parking. Beautiful park, well maintained

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Bernheim Arboretum and Forest in Clermont Kentucky is a beautiful natural green space to visit with a great playspace. Beautiful landscape well maintained.

Thank chickandbeast
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Visited with friends and loved it. The visitor center is beautiful and the associates are very nice and informative. The trails are great and I will definitely come back.

Thank Maddox1000
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We spent an afternoon hiking and enjoying the woods. The trail we chose was easy to moderate in difficulty and was well marked. We also waked around some of the paved areas and enjoyed watching the fish and the turtles. I really liked that plants...More

Thank Kelly H
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We have gone here to escape the craziness of other attractions in the area. It's a nice place for a walk or a quiet picnic.

Thank teaandsam
Reviewed 4 August 2017

We attended a wedding at the Pavilion. It had been a while since the last visit to the Forest. The updates are fantastic. There was plenty of parking for guests, beautiful scenery for the outdoor wedding. Birds were nested in the rafters of the porch....More

1  Thank Debra S
Reviewed 27 July 2017

I went with my school age children (5, 7) on a hot summer day in July compliments of the public library's culture pass. Go with a plan, Stan, and pack a picnic lunch as well as plenty of water. We spent the 1st half hour...More

Thank Hungry4Nutella
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Love going here with friends and family. There are all kinds of trails - short, long, hilly, flat, some with creek crossing, all kinds. Love seeing all the nature, plants and animals. This is great for all ages! We've been to many events here and...More

Thank KentuckyJen
Reviewed 25 May 2017

After visiting the Jim Beam Distillery, just up the road, we stopped here in hopes of a little hike with our dog. What a fantastic arboretum. It is very large with many trails and if you just want to drive through it, the drive is...More

Thank Jeffrey G
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Michael C
6 September 2017|
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Response from Usonian64 | Reviewed this property |
leashed and "clean". carry out waste. ranger on duty.
Terrie B
14 April 2017|
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Response from Usonian64 | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe there is WiFi on site. but as noted in other answer post, that would be the number to call to verify. otherwise they can accommodate gatherings in a number of spots through out the park, if you have a... More
18 February 2015|
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Response from Bernheim1 | Property representative |
Thank you for contacting Bernheim. There is a one time daily charge of $5.00 per car each weekend day. There is plenty of parking options. Just to be clear, we do not offer camping sites in the arboretum or research forest... More