Category: Attractions

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TOYOTA MOTOR MANUFACTURING INDIANA VISITORS CENTER & PLANT TOURS


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Get under the hood at the Toyota Indiana Visitors Center! Explore the history of Toyota from its early role in the textile industry to its position today as a standard bearer in automotive production and quality. View a demonstration of an original Toyoda Type G Automatic Loom and learn the poignant story of how this loom is now producing backing for quilts donated to wounded American troops. Watch the sparks fly as you take a free tram tour through the Toyota manufacturing facility and observe the Toyota Production System up close.
To make a reservation, please call (812) 387-2266 or (888) 696-8211 (88TOYOTA11) or visit www.tourtoyotaindiana.com
4000 Tulip Tree Drive
Princeton, IN
(812) 768-6025

COVERED BRIDGES OF GIBSON COUNTY

 
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Gibson County is home to two remaining covered bridges. Red Bridge over Big Bayou Creek in southern Gibson County was built in 1875.
The Wheeling Bridge, spanning the Patoka River northeast of Princeton, was built in 1877. In 2000, the Wheeling Bridge under went a major renovation, which included beautiful new landscaping courtesy of the Gibson County Master Gardeners.
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HENAGER’S MEMORIES & NOSTALGIA MUSEUM



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Named the “Loneliest Museum in America.” by Roadside American, this museum is a quaint collection of artifacts and memorabilia spanning the last century. Guests can enjoy a wide range of exhibits including movie memorabilia, vintage photos, a 1930 Ford Model A coupe, and special collection of items featuring Roy Rogers and Smokey Bear.
Hours: (call to verify)
June – Aug:  Mon.-Thur. 8am – 7pm; 
Fri. 8am-5pm, Sat. 8am – 4pm
Sept – May: Mon. – Fri. 8am – 5pm; Sat. 8am – 4pm
Admission:   $6.00 adults,  $3.00 children
(Children under 7 – free)
Group rate:  $4.00/person
8837 S. State Rd. 57
Buckskin, IN
(812) 795-2230

PRINCETON TRAIN DEPOT/GIBSON COUNTY VISITORS CENTER


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Built in 1875 and beautifully restored, the Princeton Depot is the only remaining depot structure in Gibson County. Once housing the C&EI and L&N railways ,it was the lifeline of commerce and transportation for the county. Passenger service was discontinued in the late 1960’s. Today the depot stands as a nostalgic reminder of the importance railroads have played in Gibson County history. The Princeton Train Depot is now home to the Gibson County Visitors Center and features a railway museum with a restored train caboose.
Tours are available at no charge- Monday-Friday 9-5.
Groups are always welcome.
Gibson County  Visitors & Tourism Bureau/  Princeton Train Depot
702 W. Broadway
Princeton, IN 47670
(812) 385-0999 

PATOKA RIVER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

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Located in southwestern Indiana, the Refuge offers residents and visitors alike a unique place to escape the stresses of the modern world and enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you enjoy fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing, birding, paddling or hunting… there’s a place for you at the Refuge.
Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge and Management Area was established in 1994 in Gibson and Pike counties, along the Patoka River in southwest Indiana. To date 5,211 acres, with a goal of 22,765 acres, have been acquired. The focus of the refuge is restoration of bottom-land hardwood forest habitats. As home to the largest nesting colony of the endangered interior least tern east of the Mississippi River, the Cane Ridge Unit is recognized as a Globally Important Bird Area. Over 380 species of wildlife, including a new species of burrowing crayfish verified in 2002, have been observed on the refuge. Hunting, fishing, environmental education, wildlife observation, photography, hiking and canoeing. Open sunrise to sunset every day
Bill McCoy, Refuge Manager

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LYLES STATION HISTORIC SCHOOL & MUSEUM


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Recognized as one of the last remaining  African American settlements in Indiana, Lyles Station was founded by free black men in the mid 1800’s.  This pioneer farming community instilled strong values of hard work and the importance of education in its residents.  Today, the Lyles Station Historic School and Museum includes a period garden; an authentic Lyles Station log cabin; The Alonzo Fields Gallery featuring notable natives of Lyles Station including Alonzo Fields, Chief Butler at the White House for 21 years; plus a museum featuring a collection of early American agricultural tools and implements that helps tell the Lyles Station story.  Each year during the month of October, Lyles Station is home to a family-oriented fall festival and corn maze featuring hayrides, wiener roasts and lots of activities for children.
Opening in September 2016, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture will feature Lyles Station in its inaugural “Power of Place” exhibition in Washinton, DC.
Now booking groups & classroom for field trips, including a 2-hour Work & Play field trip with hands-on activities including candle making, butter churning and period games. The 4-hour Heritage Classroom field trip gives students a look into the life of a student in the 1920’s. Meeting space available.
953 N CR 500 W
Princeton, IN 47670
(812) 385-2543 
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