Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
Hammond, Ind. 46323
Hours: Grounds: March-October 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; November-February 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Awareness Center: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Grounds and center closed on Monday and holidays.
This preserve is home to many rare plants and animals, some listed as endangered. Various nature programs are held throughout the year and interpretive tours include an indoor program and a hike into the dune and swale prairie. Check website for programming information.