Model Railroad Garden

Celebrating 20 Years!

Open May 11 through October 13, 2019
The Model Railroad Garden: Landmarks of America is one of the Garden's most popular exhibitions. Remarkably, it had a very modest start as a Junior Railroad Exhibit, with seven trains traveling a temporary layout around a profusion of plants. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Model Railroad has more than 1,600 feet of track with 18 trains navigating past almost 50 American landmarks in miniature, and also features tunnels, bridges, water elements, and tiny trees and plants.

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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

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

Watch: Kids talk trains in the Model Railroad Garden.

Activities at the Model Railroad Garden

Play: Click here to download a railroad bingo activity card to print and play during your visit.

Generously supported by

Bank of AmericaGrainger

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).