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Gabis Arboretum At Purdue Northwest

450 West 100 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385
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(219) 462-0025

The Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest is a dog-friendly oak preserve of formal gardens, woodlands, wetlands and prairies that offers a variety of events, classes and exhibits year-round. Located approximately 25 miles from the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and 60 miles southeast of Chicago in Valparaiso, Indiana, The Gabis Arboretum offers beautiful vistas, quiet corners and hiking trails to escape into its diverse landscape. The Gabis Arboretum is home to one of the most diverse oak collections in the nation. The centerpieces of the collection are the Bur Oaks. Other North American, Asian and European species can be seen in the Oak Islands exhibit. Our most intricate formal garden is the Railway Garden. This garden features model steam trains in a miniature conifer and woody plant landscape. The garden tells the story of early 19th century U.S. railroad history featuring scenes of the Civil War, westward expansion and the American Industrial Revolution.

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