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Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest

2075 Clermont Rd, Clermont, Kentucky 40110 USA

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Tue 7a-8p
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  • Pet Friendly
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“More than you'd expect”

Isaac W. Bernheim established Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest in 1929. Groups are welcome for meetings, programs, school outings, guided tours, weddings and other special events. Bernheim has a collection of sculpture on the grounds throughout the arboretum. Its Garden Pavilion landscape showcases small, specialized plantings in eleven triangular shaped beds and a water garden. In addition, The Education Center features a newly designed shade garden around the pool, jazzed-up hummingbird and butterfly gardens, and a renovated Kingfisher Pond.

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Reviewed by
Brandon Hite

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June 02, 2021
Rated 5.0

Only been here once, but I couldn’t say more positive things. We planned a day trip expecting to be here a few hours tops..ended up spending 6 hours including pushing the kids along so we actually got to see all three of the forest giants. Easily could spend an entire day there letting the kids explore and taking easy hikes around.

They also just started adding new “playcosystem” areas for kids to play with, and our kids had a blast. They only stopped to eat.

It’s technically free to get in, but they encourage a $10 donation per car load. I’ll happily pay that for the amount of fun we had and to keep this beautiful park around.

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Reviewed by
mandaboles

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May 06, 2021
Rated 5.0

The forest giants are a great way to stretch your legs & let the kids have an adventure during a road trip. Just 5 minutes off the interstate. Very fun.

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roadtripperCLC

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March 21, 2021
Rated 4.0

Nice park to visit and stretch your legs after a long drive. Free admission but they do except donations for entry.

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mandaboles

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July 07, 2019
Rated 5.0

This place is so cool! It's a great stop right off the highway to explore and stretch your legs. Lots of kid friendly areas, including "giants" which are natural sculptures sprinkled throughout.

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James Fisher

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November 03, 2014
Rated 4.0

Beautiful forest area to wander around, not too far outside Louisville.

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Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest

2075 Clermont Rd
Clermont, Kentucky
40110 USA

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Open now until 8:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 7:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Good for bird watching, educational opportunities, and walking.

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
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