Admission to Mount Airy Forest & Arboretum is free.
- Open: Daily from Dawn – Dusk
- Location: (Map It) 5100 Arboretum Road in Cincinnati, Ohio
- Phone: 513-357-2604
- Web: click here
Mount Airy Arboretum: Mount Airy is said to be the first municipal reforestation project in the country and is still the nation’s largest municipal park. More than one million trees were planted across approximately 1,500 acres in the early Twentieth Century. The Arboretum Center is a one-story brick building reflecting the architectural style of Frank Lloyd Wright – although he was not the architect. It displays magnolias, azaleas, lilacs, dwarf conifers, rhododendrons, and perennial gardens. The grounds cover a wide array of landscapes ranging from rolling hills, valleys, streams, gardens, woods, and wildlife. The park also has many other outbuildings, including picnic shelters and a handicapped-accessible treehouse. One point of interest is the Garden Totem greeting visitors. It is an abstract sculpture of inspired plant forms made of stainless steel.