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Northern Indiana’s Charley Creek Gardens: Six Acres of History

What’s better than spending your afternoon exploring nature? Whether it’s sunflowers in the summer, tulips in the spring, changing leaves in the fall, or a snowy winter stroll, there’s nothing quite like soaking up the fresh air among blooming flowers and flourishing plants.

Located in the heart of Wabash between Miami and Wabash Streets, the Charley Creek Gardens consists of six acres of naturalized gardens. Open 365 days a year from dawn to dusk, the venue is a great daytime activity for visitors of all ages.

As a resident of the region, you may have spent a few hours at the Gardens for a field trip, special event or afternoon in the sun. But, did you know the venue holds an abundant history beyond the sprawling acres of plants?

Read on to learn more about the history of Charley Creek Gardens.