Lake County, Illinois, CVB - - Model Railroad Garden 'Landmarks of America' at Chicago Botanic Garden

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Model Railroad Garden 'Landmarks of America' at Chicago Botanic Garden

Thursday August 6, 2020 - Sunday October 11, 2020 at 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Rd.
Glencoe, IL 60022
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Model Railroad Garden 'Landmarks of America' at Chicago Botanic Garden

The 7,500-square-foot Model Railroad Garden is a family-favorite exhibition featuring 18 trains running on 1,600 feet of track. The trains travel more than 22,000 miles each season and 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 close to 50 American landmarks. 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 exhibition a storybook feel, while sound effects and a working geyser capture visitors’ imaginations. Admission fees apply. Strollers are not permitted in the exhibition; however, stroller parking is located near the entrance.

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For more information, call 847.835.5440

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