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“if you like a nice walk, you have to go to this place.”

Taltree Arboretum and Gardens
Ranked #1 of 23 things to do in Valparaiso
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed January 13, 2012

The railroad gardens are really neat to see and so elaborate! The rest of the trails and garden collections are worth the day to spend there. Great photo opportunities!

Thank Jeannette M
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"model train"
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"railroad garden"
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"trains running"
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"all ages"
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"trees and plants"
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"hidden gem"
in 6 reviews
"animal area"
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"walking trails"
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"children's garden"
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"attention to detail"
in 2 reviews
"bird watching"
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"a great place to bring"
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"checking out"
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"summer concerts"
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"huge variety"
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"different types"
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"plenty of parking"
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Reviewed January 13, 2012

Beautiful grounds, trails, dog walking, concerts, and minature outdoor railroad display. Cross- country skiing.

Thank 1937olds
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Reviewed December 18, 2011

Taltree is still developing into a full arboretum, but they are doing everything right. Beautiful grounds. New railroad is wonderful. My only complaint: $10 is pretty steep for an entrance fee.

Thank AZRanger
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Reviewed November 11, 2011

This is a great place to stop and walk the trails, have a picnic, or just enjoy all the flowers and plants that are everywhere. The new Railroad Garden is great for children of all ages, as well as adults. You can arrange to have a child's birthday party in the Railroad Depot. I attended one for a 6 year old child and the children and parents loved it! Everything is in miniature! Worth the visit.

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Reviewed October 25, 2011

The Railway Garden is a must see. It is the most beautiful, elaborate model train setup that I have seen. The first time we went, we bought season passes as we knew we would be back, and that we have. Our toddler loves visiting. The grounds are beautiful too, but if I'm being honest, we mostly go for the trains!

Thank LWas
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