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Address: 450 West 100 North, Valparaiso, IN 46385
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+1 219-462-0025
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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Taltree Arboretum & Gardens is 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to...

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.

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The Great Outdoors

Natural environment. Lots of wild plants and flowers. Small areas with some domestic animals for children to watch. If u like snakes there are some in the wild! Tadpoles and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 September 2016
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Natural environment. Lots of wild plants and flowers. Small areas with some domestic animals for children to watch. If u like snakes there are some in the wild! Tadpoles and frogs. Many hiking paths. Just a great place to relax.

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Northwest Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Taltree is absolutely beautiful any time of year! It makes a perfect spot for a wedding, for peace and tranquility, a fun train, and abundant flora and fauna! Not to be missed for the nature lover.

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Hebron
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

The layout of the train tracks with several different trains riding alongside various locations displayed in amazing & accurate detail. Great experience for a range of ages.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We came to sit and do pleonasm air painting but ran out of time and walked thru the area So nice to see what the Indiana landscape was like when it was native prairie. Black eyed Susan's, coneflower and queens anne lace is blooming. Thankfully I did not see any ragweed but some goldenrod. Some beautiful oaks everywhere of different... More 

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Merrillville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

I love this Arboretum and Garden. Taltree does a lot to bring a simple yet elegant beauty to the spacious ancient grounds. If you are looking for a secret garden experience, Taltree is the ideal place.

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Great place to hike and wonder to see nature at its best. The train depot is a must for kids to see the impact of the railroad on the growth of the U.S.

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

The model railroad is great entertainment for all ages. You can walk around several times and see something different each time. If you love nature, this is the place to go. There are several trails with plenty to see. There is a garden and small farm too. It's a perfect place for adults and kids to exercise, interact, learn and... More 

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Joplin, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

It started pouring down rain shortly after we arrived at the rail road garden. We didn't get to see the trains running, but they let us see where the trains were stored. It was fascinating. They have other gardens and areas that you can see too. Easy to walk to (I'm overweight and in ok shape.....) Nice place to be... More 

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Tennessee, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We found this place online, and made sure that we made it a stop on our recent road trip. But it didn't live up to what we thought it would be. The main reason we went was for the train garden. Billed as almost an acre of outdoor model trains. Bit really there are just a couple trains on a... More 

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Porter, IN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

If you love plants, the outdoors, and/or model railroading, you'll enjoy Taltree. Kids and adults alike will enjoy watching the model trains and their extensive North American landscape.

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