Play in Gibson County
Explore the heart of Southwestern Indiana
Located in beautiful Southwestern Indiana, Gibson County is a hidden treasure of fun and relaxing experiences that you and your family are sure to enjoy.
Plan your visit to soak in all that this corner of Indiana has to offer.
Homespun festivals, one-of-a-kind restaurants, exciting recreational venues, and quaint shops await visitors stepping just a bit off the beaten path in search of entertainment, fun, relaxation, or just a delicious meal!
Only in Gibson County!
This arboretum and botanical garden offers over 50 acres and more than 300 varieties of azaleas, a wide variety of plant species and trees, as well as water features and unique wood carvings in a beautifully landscaped setting. Open seasonally.
Gibson County Courthouse
A picturesque example of nineteenth century Romanesque Revival architecture, the current courthouse is actually the third courthouse built for the county seat, Princeton. This courthouse, which was completed in 1886, was used as a model for the Department 56 Original Snow Village Courthouse.
Widely known for its home cooked family style meals, the Log Inn is Indiana’s oldest restaurant built in 1825 as a stage coach stop and trading post. Legend has it that Abraham Lincoln even made a stop here.
LYLES STATION HISTORIC SCHOOL & MUSEUM
Discover the story of a Midwestern early black pioneer settlement at Lyles Station. Settled in the early 1800’s, Lyles Station stands as one of the last remaining African American settlements in the state. The legacy of this community’s heritage is preserved in the renovated Lyles Consolidated School. Its Heritage Classroom provides students the opportunity to experience a day in the life of school children in the early 1900’s. The school also features a museum, gift shop, meeting facility and a period garden.
Underground Railroad Connection
Gibson County has two sites named to the National Park Service Underground Railroad Network to Freedom: Archer Cemetery (Princeton), burial site of David Stormont and his wife who maintained an Underground Railroad station at their home three miles northwest of Princeton, and Antioch Cemetery (Owensville), burial site of Charles Grier, one of Gibson County’s earliest African American settlers who, along with his wife, Keziah, are reported to have helped over 600 people successfully escape into Canada.