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January 17, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until February 23, 2020
An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until February 23, 2020
Schedule and Location
January 17 through Sunday, February 23, 2020
Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Marvel at a world of tiny enchantment! Watch an intricate miniature model railroad wind through magnificent scenery that the whole family can enjoy. Watch as more than 10 model trains wind through a two-level display of tree collections from around the world. The trains run at a child-friendly height to thrill even the littlest fan.
Some children may be over-stimulated by all of the sights and sounds of the Enchanted Railroad, this year we are setting aside special times to accommodate these families. Learn more about our Sensory Friendly Times.
Fees and Admission
Included in Arboretum admission.
On the day of your visit, you will need to acquire free, timed tickets, which are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Visitor Center Information Desk. Time slots do become full and “sell out,” so please secure your tickets upon arrival, as it is likely you will not be able to acquire tickets for immediate access.
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We do our best to provide comprehensive, accurate and useful information about events and activities. This information (such as times and locations) is gathered from press releases, websites, signs around town and word of mouth. However, details change and people make mistakes, so please confirm the details before you go. Kidlist is not responsible for any problems that occur while participating in activities listed on this site.