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Botanical Gardens in Merrillville, IN
If you've never been to a botanical garden, you may be missing out on incredible displays of beauty. Botanical gardens are well-tended areas that demonstrate varieties of flowers and plants, which are marked with their real botanical names. They often have special and rare species of plants, and plant varieties from other regions of the world.
Visitors can wander around the gardens learning about conservation and uses of important plants, while enjoying a relaxing and peaceful setting. Call ahead to check the hours of operation, as seasonal hours may vary.
Taltree Arboretum Railway Garden
Botanical Garden in Valparaiso, IN USA
It's a 2.5-acre model railway garden that engages visitors in the amazing story of America's railroad. The railway lines include: Canyon, Mining, Mountain, Prairie, Steam Passenger, Steel Mills and the South Shore Line.There's even a 1920s-style railroad depot with vintage-style benches, panoramic views of the garden and a gift shop.
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