Morris Arboretum, 100 E Northwestern Ave
Come see the Holiday Garden Railway dressed in its wintry finest. The railway will be open daily through December 31 (Arboretum is closed December 24 and 25).
Check out a quarter-mile of track featuring seven loops and tunnels with 15 different rail lines and two cable cars, nine bridges (including a trestle bridge you can walk under), and bustling model trains, all set in the lovely winter garden of the Morris Arboretum. The display and buildings are all made of natural materials—bark, leaves, twigs, hollow logs, mosses, acorns, dried flowers, seeds and stones—to form a perfectly proportioned miniature landscape complete with small streams.
COST: Free with garden admission.