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Wabash Valley Railroaders Museum 1316 Plum Street (812) 238-9958 www.wvrrm.org Owned and operated by the Haley Tower Historical & Technical Society. The museum features two interlocking towers, two ca- booses, a Pullman WWII troop sleeper, GE 45 ton switcher locomotive and a train view- ing platform next to the busy CSX main line. Open Saturday and Sunday 12-4PM May to October Admission is $3.00 ages 5 and up. Special arrangements for groups available Other Attractions Allen Memorial Planetarium 3737 S Seventh Street (812) 462-4272 The Allen Memorial Planetarium is located on the grounds of Terre Haute South High School. The planetarium is an educational facility which provides programs for students and community groups in Vigo County and the surrounding area. School and communi- ty groups may schedule times for programs during school hours. Clark-Landsbaum Deming Park Holly Arboretum Fruitridge Avenue & Ohio Boulevard (812) 235-2723 Come view the spectacular beauty of nature at the Clark -Landsbaum Deming Park Holly Arboretum, recognized by the Holly society of America as an “Official Holly Arboretum.” There are only 21 arboretums worldwide with this distinction. There are only 18 in the United States and three foreign countries that meet the strict criteria for this special designation. Dobbs Park Nature Center 5170 E Poplar Street (812) 877-1095 Visitors can consult a naturalist, observe wildlife or take a hike in this park’s 105-acre wooded setting. Wander through the natural beauty of our butterfly gardens. Educational programs are offered throughout the year. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, closed on Sunday, and all major holidays. Free admission. Terre Haute Farmers Market www.terrehautefarmersmarket.com Terre Haute Farmers Market takes place each Saturday, from May 19 to October 6 at Meadows Shopping Center located at 2800 Poplar Street from 8 a.m. to noon. The market features locally grown and crafted products ranging from vegetables, meats and cheeses, to breads, soups, honey, and select handmade items. Visit our winter market the first Saturday of each month from November-May, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. inside the Meadows Shopping Center. Days, visitors can watch costumed pioneers demonstrate the crafts of the era - wool spin- ning, rail splitting, candle making, carpentry, soap making and more. Open third Saturday of the month, May-September, for Summer in the Village. Tours available by appoint- ment. Free admission. Hook Astronomical Observatory Sixth and Chestnut streets (812) 237-3186 The public is invited to check out the stars and planets, when it is clear, from the Indi- ana State University Hook Observatory. To reach the observatory, enter the front door of the Science Building and climb the stairs to the roof. The Science Building is just east of Hulman Memorial Student Union. Open 8 to 10 p.m., Tuesday and Friday (if clear). Free admission. Farrington Grove Historic Residential District Tour Poplar Street to Hulman Street and Fourth Street to Seventh Street Farrington’s Grove, a 19th-cen- tury neighborhood with about 800 homes and other buildings, is listed on the National Regis- ter of Historic Places. Architec- tural styles include Classical Greek Revival, Queen Anne, Romanesque, Italian Renais- sance and Victorian. Tour pam- phlets are available at the Vigo County Historical Museum or Vigo County Public Library. Fowler Park - Pioneer Village 3000 E Oregon Church Road (812) 462-3392 Step into the past at this 19th-century village, com- plete with 20 structures. They include homes, shops, a barn, church and a grist mill. During the park’s annual Pioneer The Terre Haute South band provided music for the Christmas in the Park lighting as fireworks were set off. WHAT TO DO | Guide to Terre Haute • 31