Uhlenhopp Arboretum

Uhlenhopp Sign
Uhlenhopp Sign

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Uhlenhopp Arboretum was gifted to Jasper County Conservation by Elliot Uhlenhopp, a former chemistry professor at Grinnell College. “The world needs more trees; plant as many as you can,” and that’s just what he did. He planted tens of thousands of trees all over his 250 acres and built 7 ponds, named for the days of the week. There are mowed trails for hiking, a picnic shelter, food forest and a cabin that is available to rent. 


Uhlenhopp Arboretum is located 3 miles North of exit 179, off I-80. Follow T-38 North, then head East on Hwy 6 for 1 mile.



Shelter House

Picnic Area

Interprative Signs

Cabin For Rental

Pit Toilet

Food Forest