Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution
February 3, 2020
While summer vacation stretches on seemingly forever, spring break is compressed, usually into one week or less. The challenge is on: How do you and your family make the most of this limited window of time to relax, discover, let loose or learn? Here’s a range of ideas to help you plan.
Fairy tale forest. Less than 45 minutes south of Louisville, Kentucky, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is a magical forest inhabited by giants. Inspired by Grimms’ fairy tales, Danish artist Thomas Dambo created three site-specific wooden giants, each one about 25 feet tall. Situated within walking distance of each other in this 16,000-acre forest, these spectacular trolls, as the artist calls them, are made from recycled wood and meant to inspire wonder. The Olmstead-designed arboretum is a lovely place to spend the day, with 40 miles of trails and kid-friendly educational programs. After the kids explore, parents may want to make a stop at the Jim Beam Stillhouse across the road or head into Louisville where more kid-friendly fun awaits at attractions such as the Louisville Zoo and Louisville Slugger Museum. (Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, 2075 Clermont Road, Clermont, Kentucky. $10 per car suggested donation. 502-955-8512, www.bernheim.org)