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Taltree Arboretum and Gardens

#1 of 4 Tours in Valparaiso Features Animals
450 West 100 North, Valparaiso, IN 46385
+1 219-462-0025
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Pretty gardens

There is a pond, railroad garden, plentiful flowers and biking/hiking trails. Events and classes... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Melanie L
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Valparaiso, Indiana
We went between a 3 and a 4

The place is very nice. A real enjuyable afternoon. Trains are great! Animals are fun. Beautiful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
john b
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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Taltree Arboretum & Gardens is 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to preserving the environment, educating the public, and conserving a natural space for guests to enjoy. Situated on a beautiful 330-acre oak preserve of formal gardens, and restored woodlands, wetlands, and prairie, Taltree hosts a variety of public classes, exhibits, and events. During visits, guests can explore approximately 6 miles of hiking trails and diverse landscapes, relax in the formal gardens, visit animals in the children's garden, enjoy the intricate Railway Garden, and more.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“train garden” (19 reviews)
“model trains” (12 reviews)
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450 West 100 North, Valparaiso, IN 46385
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Reviewed 4 days ago

There is a pond, railroad garden, plentiful flowers and biking/hiking trails. Events and classes are held here. Have been to a shower here, very pretty. Dog friendly.

Thank Melanie L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is very nice. A real enjuyable afternoon. Trains are great! Animals are fun. Beautiful surroundings. Great flowers. My beef, the cost. I thought at $8 a head it is way overpriced. I think $10 per car would bring them lots more people. I'm...More

Thank john b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They were meticulously landscaped. The details were stupendous! All the miniatures are rendered faithfully. As I even look at pictures, I can almost forget these are not full sized. Children visiting the same time we were also were having a ball. The other gardens are...More

Thank capturedbygrace
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

this gets a 5/5 for the train garden alone! We visited with three young kids and only made it to the children's garden and train garden in 3 hours! There is even a great little train themed play area behind the trains. Our kids loved...More

Thank Jessie P
Reviewed July 12, 2017

We took our 1.5 y/o to Taltree to see the Train Garden because he loves "choo-choos" and we were NOT disappointed. We went first thing in the AM so it wasn't busy and he had full run to look at and point at all the...More

Thank Jamie W
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

Truly a great place to take the kids! My 10 year old loved it as much as my two year old. It's so easy to spend as much time hear as you want, or even just stop for a little walk!

Thank Adrianne J
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Taltree was a last minute, "something we have never done" type of trip as we were at our annual Indiana Dunes camping trip. The model trains along with the area displays were a definite treat and the attention to detail was remarkable. The Fairy Gardens...More

Thank mthornton213126
Reviewed July 9, 2017

A beautiful little Arboretum located just outside Valparaiso, Indiana. This lovely wooded area is a great place to spend the day hiking the few paths, bird watching, checking out their small live animal area or taking in our all time favorite, their fabulous -outdoor-model train...More

1  Thank meezer3
Reviewed June 22, 2017

The model train track is one of a kind, and took millions to make it so. From bridges, to waterfalls, to mountains, to the plains, it has it all. There are also some animals on the property which my kids love to watch and nice...More

Thank jzpurdue
Reviewed June 15, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful place to go for us senior citizens and our grandchildren!! Dedicated and knowledgeable volunteers help make this place a wonderful experience and well worth the visit!!

Thank Bill M
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JesseKats
August 9, 2017|
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Response from runningbarb | Reviewed this property |
We did not see an owl at Talltree, but you can see (and pet) Saw-whet owls at the Indiana Dunes State Park. Check out their website for info. It's pretty amazing!
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itsMoustachio
June 4, 2017|
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Response from toniszym | Reviewed this property |
If you aren't going to be hiking then an hour should be plenty to visit the model railroad and the farm animals. The hiking trails vary in length and intensity if you decide to hike they could take anywhere from 45 minutes... More
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Aley90
November 4, 2015|
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Response from George B | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. Sorry.
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