The Model Railroad Garden: “Landmarks of America” exhibition takes visitors of all ages on a trip across the country without leaving Chicagoland, as they watch model trains chugging past nearly 50 miniature versions of well-known American landmarks, masterfully created using natural materials. The 7,500 square-foot exhibition includes 18 model G-scale trains, which travel more than 22,000 miles during each exhibition season. The garden also includes more than 300 different varieties of plants, each specially selected to compliment the miniature landscape. The result is an all-encompassing experience with trains rolling across overhead tracks, past small rivers and lakes, and past erupting geysers. Visit for more information.