Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest Railway Garden opens August 8

Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest Railway Garden opens August 8

The Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest welcomes guests back to the Railway Garden beginning Saturday, Aug. 8.

The arboretum is continuing to reopen after temporarily closing from mid-March to early May amid the coronavirus pandemic. While the 300 acres of hiking trails, woodlands and natural landscapes have been open since May, the award-winning Railway Garden exhibit remained closed.

Starting Aug. 8, guests will be able to visit the exhibit on Saturdays and Sundays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. through Oct. 31, when the exhibit closes for the season.

Free timed entry tickets are required for the Railway Garden and must be reserved online. Tickets are available every 30 minutes and are limited to 25 guests per time slot. 

All guests are subject to admission fees to the arboretum of $10 per carload and free for arboretum members. Non-members are asked to purchase their $10 admission ticket online before arriving.

Facilities remain closed and portable restrooms are available. All guests must maintain social distancing from arboretum employees and other guests not in their immediate household.

For more information or to reserve a ticket for the Railway Garden exhibit, visit

Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest

Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest is a 300-acre, oak preserve of formal gardens, woodlands, wetlands, prairies and hiking trails located near Valparaiso, Indiana. Open year round, the Arboretum offers a wide variety of events and classes for all ages. Officially becoming part of Purdue University Northwest in 2018, Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest provides an enriching, natural habitat for public, educational, conservation and recreational use.

Purdue University Northwest

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a premier metropolitan university dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community. Located in Northwest Indiana, near Chicago, PNW values academic excellence, supports growth, and celebrates diversity. For more information about PNW, visit