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Thank you for visiting The Dawes Arboretum. We’ve created two tours that will narrate your drive along our Auto Tour. Both narrations begin at the roundabout down the hill from and west of the Visitors Center. Please use the signs at the roundabout to determine if you are taking the North Auto Tour or the South Auto Tour. Both narrations are designed to be driven at The Arboretum speed limit of 15 miles per hour.

The Dawes Arboretum greatly appreciates the community support that made this audio tour possible. KOOL 101.7 FM and Buckeye Country 107.7 FM donated recording time and amazing audio production and editing to make everything sound great, and Licking County Commissioner Tim Bubb donated his time and considerable talent as the voice of the audio tour. Thank you for your wonderful contributions.

North Tour (7:24)


South Tour (10:03)

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:

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
11am – 5pm