Model Railroad Garden

Landmarks of America

August 6 through October 11, 2020
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, weather permitting
Face coverings are required for anyone 2 years and older in the exhibit.

October 14 – 18 and October 21 – 25, 2020
Special hours as part of ticket for Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns

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.


Generously supported by

Bank of AmericaGrainger