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Bernheim Arboretum & Forest, Clermont

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Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is a private non-profit, 16,000 acre nature preserve located just outside Louisville, Kentucky.

Over 2,000 acres are open to the public, including natural areas with hiking trails, and a beautiful 250 acre arboretum with lakes, walking paths and over 8,000 varieties of labeled plants.

Bernheim is open every day 7 a.m. until sunset, except December 25 and January 1. Admission is always free for members and free for all every weekday. Weekends and holidays have a $5 environmental impact fee per vehicle for the public.

The Visitor Center and Gift Shop are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, including weekends. Isaac’s Café is located in the award-winning green Visitor Center with refreshments. Nature classes and group hiking opportunities are available, current offerings are online at bernheim.org.

Bernheim is located in Clermont, KY, a short half hour from Louisville. From I-65, take exit 112 and follow the signs. The entrance is approximately one mile from the interstate.

Bernheim is a non-profit organization that relies on memberships, grants and donations for support.
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  • My 18 month old son and I tagged along on my husbands business trip to Louisville. I was struggling to find safe places that an 18 month old would enjoy. This place was perfect, and we actually came.....  more
    My 18 month old son and I tagged along on my husbands business trip to Louisville. I was struggling to find safe places that an 18 month old would enjoy. This place was perfect, and we actually came.....  more »
  • Very nice park. Interesting 15-foot trolls along several walkways. Nice bike trails and walking trails. Like has small dock where you can feed fish and turtles. Nice drive if you prefer to stay in... 
    Very nice park. Interesting 15-foot trolls along several walkways. Nice bike trails and walking trails. Like has small dock where you can feed fish and turtles. Nice drive if you prefer to stay in...  more »

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