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Model Railroad Garden

Landmarks of America

Open May 11 through October 13, 2019
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, weather permitting
Wednesdays until 8 p.m., June 5 – August 28, 2019

Special hours as part of ticket for Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns
October 16 – 20 and October 23 – 27, 2019


Adults: $8 
Seniors: $7 
Children (3–12 yrs): $6 
Children (2 and under): Free
Members receive $1 off each price. Garden Plus members are free on Wednesdays.
Ten-visit pass: $50 member/$60 nonmember
Summer Family Fun Pack: includes parking and five tickets to the Model Railroad Garden

Strollers are not permitted in the exhibition; however, stroller parking is located near the entrance.

Fun Facts

  • There are 18 model G-scale (garden-scale) trains running on 18 tracks.
  • The longest track usually runs the Amtrak.
  • The shortest track runs the ladybug and caterpillar cars.
  • There are close to 50 miniature American landmarks.
  • There are 26 bridges throughout the Railroad Garden.
  • 5,000 plants (including annuals) in more than 300 different varieties are in this garden.
  • The trains travel more than 22,000 miles each season.

It's a G-scale World

The 7,500-square-foot Model Railroad Garden features trains running on 1,600 feet of track. The garden-scale trains 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 buildings. 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 exhibit a storybook feel, while sound effects and a working geyser capture visitors’ imaginations.

Bank of America

Special offer to all Bank of America/Merrill Lynch customers: Buy one ticket for entry to the Model Railroad Garden with any Bank of America/Merrill Lynch identified credit/debit card and get one ticket free (free ticket is equal or lesser value, on-site purchases only).