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Model Railroad Garden: Landmarks of America @ Chicago Botanic Garden
August 20, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until October 11, 2020
Model Railroad Garden: Landmarks of America– Thursday, August 6 through Sunday, October 11 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
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. Visit chicagobotanic.org/railroad for more information.
For the safety of all, pre-registration is required for all visitors and a face covering is required when within 6 feet of people outside your own party, including on congested pathways, whenever indoors, and when talking with Garden staff.