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Taltree Arboretum and Gardens

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450 West 100 North, Valparaiso, IN 46385
+1 219-462-0025
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Nice Grounds

Taltree is a very nice space for hosting an outdoor event. They have added more attractions like a... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2016
Valparaiso, Indiana
Sinatra at the Station

My wife and I went to a Sinatra performance at the Taltree Arboretum Depot. A wonderfully... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2016
Dana W
Lansing, Illinois
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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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450 West 100 North, Valparaiso, IN 46385

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Reviewed 4 May 2016

Taltree is a very nice space for hosting an outdoor event. They have added more attractions like a really cool model train and animals. It is a little expensive for what they offer and given it would be difficult to make a whole day of...More

Thank BullyWilson
Reviewed 21 April 2016

My wife and I went to a Sinatra performance at the Taltree Arboretum Depot. A wonderfully accessible facility with diverse and engaging activities available through out the seasons. The faculty and entertainment were enthusiastic and made for an enjoyable, affordable evening in beautiful setting.

Thank Dana W
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

If you like model trains, farm animals, nature walks, just being out of doors, this is the place to visit. Great place to hang out with all generations. The model train exhibit has to be seen to be believed. The trains should be running in...More

Thank Basiajedna
Reviewed 18 April 2016

This is an arboretum that has just about a little bit for everyone. There is a kids zoo, plenty of birdwatching, trails, rose gardens, an oak grove (new oaks - don't look for big trees), lakes, and to top it all off a miniature train...More

Thank Porthos7
Reviewed 13 April 2016

I am a wedding photographer and I have shot wedding and engagement sessions here. We also visit as a family to see the mini train town. It is beautiful!! There are some amazing prairie views that you just don't find anywhere else in NWI. There...More

1  Thank Tricia H
Reviewed 29 March 2016

I wish that there were more trails that were handicapped accessible, but it is a lovely arboretum. Birding here was great on the day in March that we visited. Saw a bluebird after only a minute on the bluebird trail :)

Thank Kathryn H
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

So much nature, so many cool walking trails, plenty of benches to rest a bit and just view woods, prairie and wetlands. Don't forget to drop in the depot and see the trains running April thru Nov. If you don't leave feeling calm and refreshed,...More

Thank linda b
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Talltree Arboretum is a beautiful place to go for hike or to take the kids to see the model train display and the farm with all the farm animals. They have several different type of classes available throughout the year as well. We attended the...More

Thank huk69466
Reviewed 9 February 2016

A wonderful place to walk some trails, and take the dog too! Their train displays are so fun to see too!

Thank doula4u2009
Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

Great place for a winter hike; very well kept trails, love the miniature railroad; don't miss it! Pick a day and have a quiet getaway

Thank Sheila G
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9 August 2017|
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Response from runningbarb | Reviewed this property |
We did not see an owl at Talltree, but you can see (and pet) Saw-whet owls at the Indiana Dunes State Park. Check out their website for info. It's pretty amazing!
5 June 2017|
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Response from toniszym | Reviewed this property |
If you aren't going to be hiking then an hour should be plenty to visit the model railroad and the farm animals. The hiking trails vary in length and intensity if you decide to hike they could take anywhere from 45 minutes... More
5 November 2015|
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Response from George B | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. Sorry.