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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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a perfect crisp november day for some walking

I found the different trails to be just perfect for us since they were short and we didn't have a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
cheryl h
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Durham, North Carolina
Must visit!

This was our 2nd time visiting this park while in town to visit family. The first was last summer... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2018
Chasity G
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Roanoke, Virginia
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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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“visitor center” (15 reviews)
“fire tower” (8 reviews)
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2499 Hwy. 245, Clermont, KY 40110-013
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"visitor center"
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"education center"
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"fire tower"
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"tree walk"
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"gift shop and cafe"
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"varying lengths"
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"nature hike"
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"jim beam distillery"
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"bird watching"
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"natural world"
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"plants and trees"
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"enjoy the beauty"
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"rock run"
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"walking trails"
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"tree canopy"
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"beautiful park"
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"great place to take the family"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found the different trails to be just perfect for us since they were short and we didn't have a lot of time to spend there. We did the canopy tree walk, the fire tower walk (to a 90 year old fire tower), the sensory...More

Thank cheryl h
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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

This was our 2nd time visiting this park while in town to visit family. The first was last summer. Both summer and late Winter this park is beautiful. We walked about 3 miles of the Millineum Trail and really enjoyed it. You can see and...More

Thank Chasity G
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

What a pleasant, utterly charming discovery this turned out to be. We were on our way to nearby Bardstown and found Bernheim by sheer luck. And even though signs of spring were just beginning to emerge, it was a wonderful, handsome place to visit. It...More

Thank NMDave
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

As a landscape photographer I have seen a lot of beautiful places . I have spent hours at Bernheim. It is a wonderful place to connect with nature and our natural world. I highly recommend a visit and enjoy lunch at Issacs Cafe while you...More

Thank Steve L
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

At a visitor center, this was a recommended stop. I’m so glad we did stop here. The grounds are beautiful, even in winter. I can only imagine how beautiful it is from spring through autumn! The main building houses a gift shop and restaurant, and...More

Thank LoisNCNY
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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

Thank Born_to_go61
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Michael C
6 September 2017|
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Response from Jeffrey G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we walked our large dog on the trails using a leash.
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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
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tara_cincy
19 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
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