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Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest

Address

450 W. 100 North, Valparaiso, IN 46385-9231

Contact

Phone: (219) 462-0025

Alt Phone: (219) 742-2571

Fax: (219) 462-0848

About

The Gabis Arboretum Railway Garden is a huge model railway garden that engages visitors in the amazing story of America's railroads. The railway lines include: Canyon, Mining, Mountain, Prairie, Steam Passenger, Steel Mills and the South Shore Line. There's even a 1920s-style railroad depot with vintage-style benches, panoramic views of the garden and a gift shop. NOTE: dogs are not allowed in the Visitors Center or the Railway Garden. Gabis is also a great place to walk and enjoy gardens, woods, a pond and prairies. Admission fees apply. NOTE: Although the Arboretum is open all year and has extended hours, the Railway Garden is only open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily from May to October. Trains run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

Events:

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Gabis Arboretum Railway Garden

Dates: May 11 - October 31, 2019
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Featuring dwarf plants and model steam engine trains, the exhibit showcases the impact steam engine trains had on early 19th century US railroads. Check the website for special events.

 

 

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Trail of Scarecrows Exhibit

Dates: October 01 - October 31, 2019
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Trail of Scarecrows is an annual competition for K-5 school groups or scout groups. Students work together to create a scarecrow based on book themes or characters. This year's theme is FRIENDSHIP! Scarecrows will be displayed near the Depot and prairie.

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Fall Family Weekend

Dates: October 12 - October 13, 2019
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Join Gabis Arboretum for a fun Fall Family Weekend! Enjoy a complimentary hayride, ride on the Sprout Express. golf cart tours, or walk the Trail of Scarecrows. pumpkin painting will also be available for an additional fee. All hiking trails will be open as well.

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Wind Down Wednesday - Wood Pallet Painting

Date: Wednesday, October 16
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Spend this fall evening relaxing at Gabis Arboretum. Bottle and Bottega will be coming to the arboretum to paint on wood pallets. Take your pallet with you after the class to add some rustic feel to your home! This Wind Down Wednesday is sure to be one of a kind. Registration and advanced ticket purchase is required.

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Bird Walks

Date: Wednesday, October 16
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Join the arboretum birders on a morning stroll through prairies, woodlands, and wetlands, exploring the arboretum's wide variety of birds-both those that live at the arboretum and those that stopover during autumn migration. Family-friendly.

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Bird Walks

Date: Wednesday, October 23
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Join the arboretum birders on a morning stroll through prairies, woodlands, and wetlands, exploring the arboretum's wide variety of birds-both those that live at the arboretum and those that stopover during autumn migration. Family-friendly.

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Trick or Trees: Halloween in the Railway Garden

Date: Saturday, October 26
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See the creepy crawlies that the Travel the World of Reptiles in the educational but fun presentation. Trick or Treat will begin at 3 pm. Costumes encouraged. Complimentary hayrides will also be available.