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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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Public Goat Walk

Dates: June 05 - August 31, 2019
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Join the goats on their daily walk and see first hand what it's like to lease them and take them out on the trails. Public goat walks will be every Wednesday at 5 pm and Saturdays at 10 am. Meet at the goat shed and be prepared for some fun. The goats do not like the rain so if it's raining, plan on the walks to be canceled.

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Twilight in the Train Garden

Dates: July 31 - August 28, 2019
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Visit the Gabis railway garden during the twilight hours every Wednesday in July, and August. During these special days, the Railway Garden trains will run until 8 pm. Take a relaxing stroll through the garden as a perfect way to end the day.

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The Enchanted Ball

Date: Saturday, August 24
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Hear ye Hear ye! Princes and Princesses! Come one, come all to Gabis Arboretum's annual princess ball. Dress in your most royal attire ready to dance the night away. Show off your finest crafting skills and take home a goodie bag fit for royalty. Take a photo with an enchanted horse and carriage.

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Full Moon Women's Circle

Date: Friday, September 13
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Join in a night of sisterhood, movemenmt, love, and release. And did we mention an amazing gong bath? Hosted by MoonRoot Spirit with Gina Bell. A full moon women's circle is a safe and sacred space for women to come together, use their voices, be heard and be seen. Women throughout history have gathered in circles to empower each other and share wisdom. These affirming community gathers help women get in touch with their feminine strenght and trun up their postive vibration.

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Mike Farris & The Blues Project

Date: Saturday, September 14
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Mike Farris and The Blues Project.The Acorn Concert Series is back for 2019. On summer Saturdays, enjoy family-friendly evenings at Gabis Arboretum while listening to a variety of musical artists, sipping craft beer and wine and savoring food from local vendors. Don't forget your lawn chair!

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Wind Down Wednesday - Pieces of Jayde

Date: Wednesday, September 18
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Spend a relaxing evening at Gabis Arboretum learning how to make jewelry from the best. Join Pieces of Jayde for a lesson you won't want to forget. Have a fun night out with your friends or make a gift for someone special! Registration and advanced ticket purchase is required.

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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.