RG Express Train

RG Express Holiday Train at Reiman Gardens

November 11 - January 20!

A Reiman Gardens holiday tradition is back! Visitors of all ages will be enchanted by the RG Express Train from November 11, 2023, through January 20, 2024. This detailed garden scale display was created by Applied Imagination, an internationally recognized company whose train displays merge botanical design and architecture. The RG Express is one of only 18 North American train displays of this magnitude! Walk past, around, and under miniature buildings and bridges built in the likeness of some of Iowa State Universities and Reiman Gardens' most significant buildings. Don't miss the magic of the RG Express this holiday season! 


Special Tuesday Hours in December!

The RG Express Train exhibit will be open daily during Reiman Gardens' normal hours of 10 AM - 4:30 PM from November 11, 2023, to January 20, 2024 (Closed November 18, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day). New in 2023, we will stay open until 7 p.m. each Tuesday in December to allow for special nighttime viewing of the RG Express!  

Due to capacity limits, the RG Express Train Display is not open during Winter Wonderscape.

This display is included in the regular price of admission (free for members and Iowa State University students).

The RG Express Train exhibit would not be possible without the support of the Central Iowa Garden Railway Society and Just Add Water

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