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Taltree Arboretum & Gardens

Address

450 W. 100 North, Valparaiso, IN 46385-9231

Contact

Phone: (219) 462-0025

Alt Phone: (219) 742-2571

Fax: (219) 462-0848

About

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens is a dog-friendly oak preserve of formal gardens, woodlands, wetlands, and prairies that offers a variety of events, classes and exhibits year-round.

Events:

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Taltree Railway Garden

Dates: April 01 - October 31, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CT)

Featuring dwarf plants and model steam engine trains, the exhibit showcases the impact steam engine trains had on early 19th century US railroads. Check the website for special events.

 

 

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Trail of Scarecrows

Dates: October 01 - October 31, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (CT)

This popular annual exhibit features scarecrows designed & built by students based on a character from a book. Taltree guests vote on their favorite & a winner is chosen at the end of the month. Exhibit is free with admission. 

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Hay Ride Saturday at Taltree

Dates: October 07 - October 28, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (CT)

Hay rides will be available every Saturday in October. Pick-up will be at the Depot.

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Pet Costume Parade

Dates: October 07 - October 31, 2017
1:00 - 1:30 p.m. (CT)

Bring your pooch out in their best Halloween costume for a short parade. Visitors will meet in front of the Depot. Participation is free with admission.

 

 

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Group Bonfire & Night Hike

Dates: October 13 - October 27, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. (CT)

Cozy up around Taltree's bonfire ring and spend a fun evening with your group around a crackling bonfire. Throughout the night, explore the arboretum in the dark with a Taltree naturalist on a 30 minute night hike. Each bonfire site accommodates up to 30 people. groups can bring their own food and drink, but no alcohol. Bonfire site must be reserved in advance and is available every Friday night in October. $75 per group.

 

 

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Wildlife Educational Exhibit

Dates: November 17 - November 19, 2017
10:00 - 5:00 p.m. (CT)

Come to the Depot and see a collection of pelts and tails from local wildlife. Free with admission.

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Take a Hike Day

Date: Friday, November 17
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (CT)

Meet a naturalist and take a hike. No registration necessary. Meet at the Depot.

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Science Saturday

Date: Saturday, November 18
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (CT)

This event will feature hands-on activities for elementary aged students. Located in the Depot. Registration is required. Free with admission.

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Taltree Holiday Express

Dates: December 02 - December 16, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (CT)

Get into the holiday spirit with a classic Christmas story time. Enjoy cookies, cocoa, story and craft time. Hang out with Santa and see the Railway Garden's train in action. Held on Sat .the 2nd, 9th & 16th.

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Photos with Santa

Dates: December 03 - December 17, 2017
Noon - 4:00 p.m. (CT)

Santa Claus is coming to Taltree. Visit Taltree's store which has been transformed into Santa's workshop and take your own photo with the big man. Don't forget your camera. Free with admission. Create memories with your family by visiting Taltree's festive Depot. See the model scale Christmas Village, special holiday decor and Taltree's signature Train Tree. This large tree has model trains running throughout. It's not to be missed! Every Sunday and Saturday, staring on Dec. 3rd thru Dec. 17th.

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Stories with Santa & Mrs. Claus

Dates: December 16 - December 17, 2017
10:30 a.m. - noon (CT)

Children ages 6-11 are invited to come and decorate cookies, sip hot cocoa and listen to a holiday story read by Santa. Located in the Depot. Create memories with your family by visiting Taltree's festive Depot. See the model scale Christmas village, special holiday decor and Taltree's signature Train Tree. This large tree has model trains running throughout. It's not to be missed.

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Taltree Railway Garden

Dates: April 01 - October 31, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CT)

Featuring dwarf plants and model steam engine trains, the exhibit showcases the impact steam engine trains had on early 19th century US railroads. Check the website for special events.

 

 

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Taltree Holiday Express

Dates: December 01 - December 15, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (CT)

Get into the holiday spirit with a classic Christmas story time. Enjoy cookies, cocoa, story and craft time. Hang out with Santa and see the Railway Garden's train in action. Held on Sat .the 1st, 8th & 15th.