Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
450 W 100 N, 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.
From: 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Come and see nature at night! These night hikes are a great way to see the stars and learn about elusive nocturnal wildlife. Summer through fall check the taltree website for dates and times.