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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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Fantastic Forest with beautiful fall foliage

Wish I had known how beautiful this place was and well kept. The grounds are immaculate, the forest... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2017
Tilghman, Maryland
Fall Beauty

This was my second visit to Bernheim. The other time was in the spring and not only the trees are a... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2017
Lynne A
Anchorage, Alaska
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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
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

Wish I had known how beautiful this place was and well kept. The grounds are immaculate, the forest trails are well marked and maintained. There is a gift shop and cafe. We had a bit of a problem navigating the map, so we kind of...More

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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

This was my second visit to Bernheim. The other time was in the spring and not only the trees are a different color in the fall but so are some of the birds. I enjoyed hiking on several of the trails and bird watching at...More

Thank Lynne A
Reviewed 25 October 2017

We ended up here twice on our trip! The fall colors of leaves, while not at peak, were still beautiful. We did a couple of the short easy hikes, but would like to come back and try some of the longer ones. It was peaceful...More

Thank Love2Travel708
Reviewed 16 October 2017

As we entered the beautiful visitor's center at Bernheim Arboretum a gentleman greeted us and inquired if we needed any help organizing our visit. He introduced himself as the great grandson of Isaac Bernheim who donated the land for this beautiful arboretum and told us...More

Thank AnnArborMHT
Reviewed 7 September 2017

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 27 August 2017 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
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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