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Visitor Center

OPEN 9 – 5 DAILY (Winter hours 9 – 4)

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Visitor Center main entrance
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We recommend that you begin your exploration of Bernheim at our Visitor Center where you will find:

Bernheim’s Visitor Center, Kentucky’s first LEED® platinum building, is also a great place to learn about sustainable design

  •  Nature inspired design
  • Key green strategies and features
  • Gallery of photos in all seasons
  • News

The Visitor Center is available for Meetings and Small Events. Contact Debbie Midgett or call 502-955-8512 for more information and availablity.

Whether you have an hour or a day to spend at Bernheim, our friendly staff is ready to help provide you with the information you need to make the best of your time here.

  • Trail suggestionsKey features and destinations
  • Maps and brochures
  • Special events, daily happenings and programs
  • What’s in Bloom
  • Tips on where to see:
    ◦    wildflowers
    ◦    birds
    ◦    arboretum displays
    ◦    art
    ◦    whatever interests you most

You can’t see all of our 14,378 acres in a day. Let us help you make the most of your time here.

Gift Shop
Our Gift Shop has a great selection of items to help you remember your visit or to better connect with nature. Forgot that sunscreen? We can help. Want to send a postcard to Uncle Pete? Got you covered. You can even order some items on-line.

Isaac’s Cafe
Isaac’s café, located in the Visitor Center, is a favorite destination for lunch, pre-hike snacks, sweet treats and warm-me-ups on cool days. In keeping with our sustainable practices the café features healthy foods from local farmers.

  • Seasonal menu selections
  • Box lunches for the trail
  • Catering for small groups
  • Our local food connections
  • Our café philosophy

Rest, Relax and Read
Comfortable seating areas, café tables, outdoor benches and gathering areas are waiting for you at the Visitor Center.

Public wi-fi access is available in and near the Visitor Center and the Education Center.

An ATM machine is located in the Visitor Center