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Address: 450 W 100 N, Valparaiso, IN 46385-9230
Phone Number: +1 219-462-0025
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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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Wonderfully designed bonsai garden with train set

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 July 2016
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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127 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 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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10 reviews
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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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28 reviews
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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 26 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 21 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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Valparaiso, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

We went to the concert at Taltree with another couple. There was plenty of parking and lawn space for seating. Bring your blanket or chairs as there are only a few picnic tables in this area. Nice variety of food, beverages for adults and children, and VALPO Velvet Ice Cream truck was there with all kinds of ice cream choices.... More 

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Portage, IN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

A hidden gem!! Have lived nearby for years and had never visited. I wished I had came sooner! Will def be back! Nature hikes are very relaxing. Saw lots of birds and 2 swans nesting. It is clean and staff is very friendly. Great for kids esp the trains!

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Be sure to visit the train display that is very historical and took years to build. Also, some animals for the kids to pet and outdoor handmade instruments for all to enjoy. Take a walk among the trees and enjoy the flowers.

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