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This state-of-the-art facility with its eight telescopes and computer equipment gives astronomy fans of all ages insight into our solar system. Rose-Hulman stu- dents have discovered several asteroids over the last few years. The observatory is open from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Thursday during the school year for local stargaz- ers. A blacksmith demonstration during Pioneer Days at Fowler Park. Indiana Theatre 683 Ohio Street (812) 232-8076 This Terre Haute landmark, which opened in 1922, occupies a special place in Amer- ican theater design. The Theatre was built by T.W. Barhydt to be a lasting gift to the city. Throughout its rich history, the Theatre has hosted a wide range of events. Through restoration efforts which began in May 2013, the Theatre’s heritage has been preserved and the Indiana has been reborn as a 1,600- seat, full-service event center. National Road Heritage Trail West end: Fourth & Cherry, East end: Delmar & Betty Jones Trailhead at Chamberlain Road, South of U.S. Hwy 40. (812) 232-2727 Walk, run, bike or roller-blade your way down the National Road Heritage Trail. A beautiful 36 mile stretch of paved trail makes this the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors. Jump on the trail at the Twigg Rest Area on U.S. Hwy 40 at Hunt Road & Delmar Road & Betty Jones Trailhead. Paul Dresser Memorial Birthplace First Street and Dresser Drive (812) 235-9717 This pre-Civil War home of Paul Dresser was relocated to Fairbanks Park on the banks of the Wabash from its original 318 S. Second St. location. Dresser, who wrote Indiana’s state song, “On the Banks of the Wabash,” was the brother of author Theodore Dreiser. Open limited hours during the summer. Call the office. Groups may visit by appointment. Free admission. Providence Spirituality & Conference Center 1 Sisters of Providence St Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876 (812) 535-3131 or 800-860-1840 The Sisters of Providence invite you to visit Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Visit the Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and learn her amazing story. Explore our wooded grounds and amazing architecture on a Oakley Observatory Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (812) 877-8127 Sycamore Winery 32 • Guide to Terre Haute | WHAT TO DO self-guided or guided tour. Enjoy nature and see our eco-friendly alpacas. Open daily. Bus groups welcome. Scottish Rite Temple/ Hippodrome Theatre 727 Ohio Street (812) 234-3761 John Eberson built the Hippodrome Theatre in 1914 as a vaudeville theater. These days, the former Hippodrome houses a Masonic museum and library. Hours vary. Call for information. Group tours available. Vigo County Veterans Memorial Plaza Located on the lawn of the Vigo County Courthouse between Ohio and Cherry streets, the French-New Baroque structure was completed in 1888 and houses many of the daily operations of the county. In addition to the beautiful architecture of the courthouse, one can visit the new Veter- ans Memorial Plaza. The Plaza includes monuments to World War I, World War II and Korea. Flagpoles fly the flags of all four military branches. White Violet Center for Eco-Justice Sisters of Providence St. Mary-of-the-Woods (812) 535-2930 White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, a min- istry of the Sisters of Providence, teaches,