Map and Directions
The first stop is the (1) Red Caboose Visitor's Center, a reclaimed caboose restored to its original bright color. In back of the Caboose the (2) Natural Habitat View Platform overlooks the river, with hand-painted ceramic signs identifying local birds, butterflies, and fish. (3) The Native Plant Garden features plant species that attract birds and butterflies and are identified on a tile mural. (4) Prominently featured in the Garden are five stone and concrete benches sculpted by an artist from Japan, providing a seating area above the waterfront. (5) Walk across Russell Street to the blue building bearing the River walk signage for a look at Children's Mural with a child's eye view of local nature. From there it is a short walk to the (6) old Trestle Bridge that takes you across the river to the (7) unique historic Railroad Museum. If you're lucky a retired railroad worker will be there to tell you about the region's industry. Walk a block down Pine Street and you are at the old Main Street, with its new (8) public library, a good source for family history and genealogy, the Old Bank Building, and the recently built (9) Artists Collaborative Theater. Finally, see the newest tile mural at the corner of Main and South Center Streets, entryway to the Cantrell Bridge that returns you to the Trail's beginning.