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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
Phones are answered Monday-Saturday, 9am to 5pm. Sundays and Holidays, 11am to 5pm unless otherwise noted. Phones are answered when the Visitors Center is closed.
After Hours Security: 740-225-4974 (Use this number outside of the hours for the main number)
E-mail: information@dawesarb.org
Mailing address:
7770 Jacksontown Rd., SE
Newark, OH 43056

Hours & Admission

Arboretum Hours:

Arboretum Members: 8am to 5pm (through February)
Non-Members: 9am to 5pm (through February)
Registrations are required for non-members. 
Please read the updated guidelines on visiting The Arboretum.

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