Model Railroad Garden Opens

When:
May 9, 2020 all-day
2020-05-09T00:00:00-05:00
2020-05-10T00:00:00-05:00
Where:
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
USA
Cost:
See below, standard parking rates apply
Contact:
Chicgao Botanic Garden
(847) 835-5440

Landmarks of America
Celebrating 20 years!

Open May 9 through October 11, 2020
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, weather permitting
Wednesdays until 8 p.m., June 5 – August 28, 2019

October 14 – 18 and October 21 – 25, 2020
Special hours as part of ticket for Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns

It’s a G-scale World

The 7,500-square-foot Model Railroad Garden features trains running on 1,600 feet of track. The garden-scale trains are 1/29th the size of life-size trains. Train and garden enthusiasts, young and old, return year after year for the delightful sights and sounds of the miniature trains traversing high and low through tunnels, across bridges, and around buildings. All are intricately handcrafted with natural materials, including twigs, bark, leaves, acorns, and pebbles. More than 5,000 tiny trees, shrubs, ground covers, and flowering plants of close to 300 varieties re-create the topographical landscape of America. Vignettes of tiny people and animals give the exhibit a storybook feel, while sound effects and a working geyser capture visitors’ imaginations.

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