Hours & Admission

Special December Admission Pricing!

Bring the whole family out to Taltree in December. Beginning on December 2, every day is $20 carload day, or individual pricing, whichever is less. This pricing does not apply to Taltree members.   Visit the Railway Depot as it is transformed with model scale Christmas villages, Taltree’s signature Train Tree and Santa’s workshop. Don’t forget- trails remain open in the winter and are waiting to be explored!


Arboretum & Gardens: 450 W 100 N, Valparaiso

April-October: 8am-7pm daily

November-March: 10am-4pm daily

Railway Garden

April-October: 10 am-5 pm daily (trains run weather-dependent)

Administrative Office: 71 N 500 W, Valparaiso

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

Office & Classroom entrance – 71 North 500 West, Valparaiso

All times listed on this website are in the Central timezone (CST).


Admission includes parking and access to trails and gardens, including the Railway Garden. Admission fees go to support Taltree’s restoration, conservation and education initiatives. Taltree is a non-profit organization.


Members FREE
Children (age 4 and under)   FREE
Children (ages 5-12) $5
Children (ages 13-17) $10
Adults    $10
Seniors (55+)      $6
College students  $5 (with valid id)
Active Military     $1 (with valid id)


* Daily rates. Special event entry fees may apply.