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“Excellent way to spend a day”

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 April 13, 2014

This beautiful property has wetlands, prairies and the best model train 'world' I've ever seen.

You could easily spend about two hours just looking at the trains and I'm not a trainspotter! It's incredibly detailed and extremely well done.

A definite Indiana Dunes must do.

Thank ThePackedBag
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Taltree A, Public Relations Manager at Taltree Arboretum and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2014

It is definitely an excellent way to spend the day! Thanks for sharing. We're glad you enjoyed your time with us!

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Reviewed January 7, 2014

Taltree has developed from the early 2000's into one of the most interesting arboretums around. The prairie, the wetlands with swans, the train garden and other gardens, and the pavilion draw you into a lovely and relaxing setting that is good for observing, hiking, and discovering.

2  Thank Roger L
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Taltree A, Public Relations Manager at Taltree Arboretum and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2014

Roger, thank you for coming out! There is always something to discover at Taltree, even in the winter. Look forward to having you come back again soon.

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Reviewed November 26, 2013

Great place, good people and wonderful setting and programs!! Lots of programs offered through out the year and just a really neat place.

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Taltree A, Public Relations Manager at Taltree Arboretum and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2013

Thank you for your kind words! We strive hard to make Taltree an awe-inspiring place for everyone!

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Reviewed September 20, 2013

The title pretty much sums up why the 5 sta RSI, but there are some nice walking trails in the vicinity as well.

2  Thank Richard L
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

Beautiful wooded and garden area. Some of the plants looked like they needed a bit of love, but overall it was very nice. There is a great miniature train town located in the park as well, that is definitely something kids would love. There was obviously a lot of care and research put into the train display. There is a great shelter near a pond that would be wonderful for family gatherings or even an outdoor wedding. Plenty of nice easy trails, making it a great place to walk.

1  Thank Stephanie T
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