Bernheim Arboretum And Research Forest Is A Fascinating Spot in Kentucky That’s Straight Out Of A Fairy Tale

Once upon a time a German immigrant became so enamored with his new country that he bought a large forest and left it to the people of the state he so loved. He made sure the forest was as magical as he could make it, and eventually more than half a million people a year went to visit the incredible place the immigrant had so hoped his new countrymen would enjoy. When the man and his family died, they were one-by-one laid to rest in the incredible forest they had helped grow. The people thought of the man as they explored his enchanted forest, and all lived happily ever after.

That’s not a fairy tale, that’s the story of Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest right here in Kentucky.

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Have you gone to see the forest giants of Bernheim Arboretum? Did you climb on any of them? We’d love to see pictures of your adventures in the enchanted woods! Leave us one in the comments!

Address: 2075 Clermont Rd, Shepherdsville, KY 40165, USA