Model Railroad Garden: Landmarks of America
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Train and garden enthusiasts, young and old, return year after year for this exhibition which features 18 G-scale trains chugging along 1,600 feet of track past replicas of American landmarks including the Statue of Liberty. In celebration of the 125th anniversary of the Chicago Horticultural Society, which operates the Chicago Botanic Garden, the exhibition features the running of model steam engines. Also new this year is Steamboat Natchez (paddle-wheeler). Evening hours on Wednesdays are until 8 p.m. at the garden during June 10 through Sept. 2, weather permitting. Note: The exhibition closes at 3 p.m. on June 19.