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The Dawes Arboretum’s nearly 2,000 acres has something for almost everyone. Hike our 12 miles of trails, enjoy an informative Auto Tour, relax in our Japanese Garden, or take in breathtaking views from the Observation Tower. Explore, experience and enjoy the beauty of over 15,000 living plants. The grounds are open daily, 362 days a year.

Contact Us

Phone: 800.44.DAWES
Fax: 740.323.4058
E-mail: information@dawesarb.org
Mailing address:
7770 Jacksontown Rd., SE
Newark, OH 43056

Hours & Admission

Arboretum Hours:

Daily
Open at 8am for Arboretum members
Open at 9am for Non-Members
Auto Tour closes for entry at 6:30pm. Grounds close at 7pm.
Arboretum hours from October to March are 8am to 5pm for Arboretum members and 9am to 5pm for non-members. The Auto Tour will close for entry at 4:30pm. 
Open on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve from 8am to 2pm.
Closed New Year’s, Thanksgiving & Christmas days.

Arboretum admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 5 -15. Children younger than 5 will be admitted for free. Arboretum members will not be charged admission.

Visitors Center Hours:

Monday – Saturday
9am – 5pm
Sundays
11am – 5pm