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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 

AZALEA PATH ARBORETUM


 

Peak bloom time for 2017 should be the second week of April 

**There are detours due to road construction!** Please call before you come for the new route**

Home to one of the largest collections of azaleas in the midwest and located on the Gibson / Pike County border in southwestern Indiana, the Azalea Path Arboretum & Botanical Gardens covers over 60 acres of land and includes more than 3,000 azaleas.  The Azalea Path also features a large variety of unusual plants and native Indiana trees, two spring-fed lakes, a waterfall, a Koi pond and several unique chainsaw sculptures which complement the beautifully landscaped 3 miles of walking trails.  The Azalea Path is home to 37 out of the 38 hybrids of Schroeder Azalea plus the complete collection of Buddy Lee Encore Azaleas.
1502 N. County Road 825 W
Hazleton, IN 47640
(812) 640-9133 

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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