The Visitors Pavilion

is here to serve you!

Part Shop, Part Museum, Part Gallery

The new Visitor Pavilion opened September 12, 2013.  It was carved out of the large yellow building left of the Gateway Park entrance.  New walls were erected to make a cozy space to highlight the attractions, artwork and historic sites of the Whitewater Valley.

Each county contributed a large banner depicting the historic sites, festivals and activities that make it a great place to live and visit. 

Both young and old are immediately drawn to models of the canal aqueduct, canal boats and flour mill made by Paul Baudendistal of Metamora.  They are museum worthy pieces depicting life during the canal era. 

Regional artists provide samples of their work for sale.  Quilts, paintings, candies, infant cotton onesies and pottery were included in the first displays.  Artists’ works rotate on a regular basis, so you never know what you’ll find to remember your visit to the Whitewater Valley.

Located in the Gateway Park on US 52 across from Historic Metamora.

Open hours: Opening in April

 

Phone: 765-647-2541

© WCBA 2014.  Contact the WCBA to suggest changes.

The Pavilion also sells the WCBA Drivers’ Guide, Children’s Discovery Guides and “The Why in the Road” DVD about byways and historic roads in Indiana, including the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

By enhancing the visitor experience, the Visitors Pavilion moved the WCBA one step closer to fulfilling its mission “to preserve, protect, and enhance the historical, scenic, and cultural assets of the Whitewater Valley, by educating local, regional and national visitors.