The tracks are gone, but the Depot still welcomes visitors to Knox. The historic depot is located on US 31 at the north edge of town. It's a great way to find out what's around and visit a little of the past.
Wythogan Park has a paved 8/10th of a mile walking trail. It runs from the North end of Main street, arounc the park and along the Yellow River. The other end of the trail is the old Knox Railway station, now the Knox Visitor Center. You can park at either end. The trail does not form a loop, but a short walk along the city streets brings you right back to where you started. If you park in Wythogan Park, you can avoid city streets altogether.
Snuggled in a curve of the Yellow River is Wythogan Park. If you've had a busy day or the kids need a chance to run; this is the place. Wide open lawns, ball fields of several types and a paved path through the woods and along the river. In the fall, the squirrels (and there are hundreds) can be seen everywhere gathering the hickory nuts and acorns.
Swingset for the little kids and a WWI canon for the bigger kids will stretch their muscles and expand their creative abilities.
Pleasant place on the south side of town. If you're looking for chain service, don't stop here. The food is good, the help friendly, and the atmosphere relaxed. It's a one of a kind place. Come, sit, have a cup of coffee or a piece of pie. It's what life is about, getting to know one another.
Favorite Dish: The deserts are the best. Three layer Coconut frosting on white cake, yummy. Or try the three layer carrot cake. Homemade flavor. [I didn't say they were made locally], but worth the drive just for the sweets.
Jasper-Pulaski State Fish and Wildlife area is the migratory lay-over for the Sand Hill Cranes. In the spring and fall, the area over 15,000 cranes come through, spending the night in the reserve.