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Red Obelisk Beech behind the Antique lamp from Copenhagen.

CONTACT:

The Baker Arboretum

P.O. Box One

Bowling Green, KY 42102

270.846.2397

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The Downing Museum

270.842.7415

 

Baker Arboretum and Downing Museum entrance sign
 HOURS:

THE BAKER ARBORETUM IS OPEN:

APRIL 1 - OCTOBER 31 (CST) 10:00 AM TO 6:00 PM,

NOVEMBER 1 THROUGH MARCH 31, 10:00AM TO 4:00PM. 

 

THE DOWNING MUSEUM IS OPEN:

TUESDAY - FRIDAY, (CST) 11:00 AM TO 4:00PM

SATURDAY, 12:00PM to 4:00PM.

 


THE BAKER ARBORETUM AND THE DOWNING MUSEUM

  • OPEN TO THE PUBLIC TUESDAY - SATURDAY.
  • CLOSED ON SUNDAY,  MONDAY AND NATIONAL HOLIDAYS*.  *CHECK THE CALENDAR FOR SPECIFIC HOLIDAY CLOSINGS.
  • IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER, CLOSED IF THE WARREN COUNTY SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED.  FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT THE POLAR REPORT AT WBKO.

ADMISSION:
  • ADMISSION IS FREE.
  • FOR GUIDED TOURS OF THE ARBORETUM, SUBMIT A RESERVATION FORM>> AT LEAST ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE.
  • THE TERRAIN IS HILLY AND COMFORTABLE WALKING SHOES ARE RECOMMENDED.
  • THIS IS A TOBACCO FREE CAMPUS.
  • PLEASE REFRAIN FROM BRINGING PETS,  FOOD AND DRINKS.
  • THE CAMPUS IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE RENTAL (WEDDINGS, PARTIES, ETC.)
  • VIDEO AND PHOTOGRAPHY ARE RESTRICTED.

DIRECTIONS:
  •  FROM I65: TAKE THE WILLIAM H. NATCHER PARKWAY EXIT TOWARD OWENSBORO, EXIT 20B.  GO TO EXIT 9, US-231/ MORGANTOWN RD. TURN RIGHT ON MORGANTOWN RD.
  • THE BAKER ARBORETUM AND DOWNING MUSEUM ARE LOCATED AT 4801 MORGANTOWN RD. 1/2 MILE WEST OF THE WILLIAM H. NATCHER PARKWAY.  ENTER ON THE LEFT AT THE NEW ENTRANCE. 

 MAP THIS LOCATION:  BAKER ARBORETUM AND DOWNING MUSEUM>>  CAUTION --MAPS SEND YOU TO THE EXIT.  TURN IN AT THE NEW ENTRANCE WITH THE SIGN PICTURED ABOVE. 

 

View of the surrounding hills

 

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 Last Modified 7/8/15