Arboretum & Gardens:

Open daily April-October, 8 am-7 pm CST
Open daily November-March, 10 am-4 pm CST

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

Railway Garden

Open daily April-October, 8 am-7 pm CST
Trains run 10 am-7:00 pm CST

The trains do not run in bad weather (ie rain or snow). During the winter months, the trains only run during special events when weather permits.

Taltree Store at The Depot

Open Monday-Sunday, April-October, 10 am-7 pm CST
Open Monday-Sunday, March and November-December, 10 am-4 pm CST
Closed January-February

Arboretum’s main entrance – 450 West 100 North, Valparaiso

Administrative Office:

Open Monday-Friday year round, 8 am-4:30 pm CST

Office & Classroom entrance – 71 North 500 West, Valparaiso

All times listed on this website are in the Central timezone (CST).
We are located in Porter County approximately 15 minutes east of Interstate 65 and 10 minutes west of Valparaiso.


Admission includes parking and access to trails and gardens, including the Railway Garden. Admission fees go to support our restoration, conservation and education initiatives.

NEW – 50% First Tuesday – Join us the first Tuesday of every month for 1/2 off admission.

Members FREE
Children (age 4 and under)   FREE
Children (ages 5-12) $5
Children (ages 13-17) $10
Adults    $10
Seniors (55+)      $8
College students  $8 (with valid id)
Military     $8 (with valid id)

* Above are daily rates. Special event entry fees may apply.