Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
450 W. 100 North, Valparaiso, IN 46385-9231
Phone: (219) 462-0025
Alt Phone: (219) 742-2571
Fax: (219) 462-0848
The Taltree Arboretum Railway Garden is a huge model railway garden that engages visitors in the amazing story of America’s railroads. The railway lines include: Canyon, Mining, Mountain, Prairie, Steam Passenger, Steel Mills and the South Shore Line. There’s even a 1920s-style railroad depot with vintage-style benches, panoramic views of the garden and a gift shop. Taltree is also a great place to walk and enjoy gardens, woods, a pond and prairies. Admission fees apply. NOTE: Although the Arboretum is open all year and has extended hours, the Railway Garden is only open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily from May to October. Trains run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
8:00 - 9:00 p.m. (CST)
Come and see nature at night. These night hikes are a great way to see the stars and learn about elusive nocturnal wildlife. The hikes will be led by naturalist education staff. The night hikes will be held on the following Wednesdays: June 3rd and 10th, August 19th and 26th, September 30th and October 7th.