Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
Address 1: 450 W 100 N
Zip Code: 46385-9231
Video: Video Room
Hours: Railway Garden open April - October 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. daily. Arboretum hours April - October: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. daily and November - March: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. daily
Directions: Lat: 41.4488 Long: -87.1528 Follow US Rte 30 west of Valparaiso. Turn south (left) at N County Rd 500 W (traffic light) and travel 1.5 miles to W County Rd 100 N. Turn east (left) and the entrance will be approximately 0.5 mile on your right.
Lat/Long: 41.4490965, -87.1532585
The Taltree Arboretum Railway Garden is a 2.5- acre 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 April to October.