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Sinnissippi Station - Model Railroad Exhibit

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  • Location
    Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens
    1354 N. 2nd St.
    Rockford, IL 61107
  • Phone
    (815) 987-8858
  • Date
    December 7, 2019 - February 2, 2020
  • Recurrence
    Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Time
    Tuesdays-Fridays 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Saturdays-Sundays 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Price
    https://nicholasconservatory.com/sinnissippi-station
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Visitors are transported to a magical miniature world as seven G-scale trains and trolleys run down, around, and above the lush indoor tropical setting of Nicholas Conservatory. Miniature Rockford landmarks and willow trestle bridges add to the enchanting ambiance. 

The trains and trolleys in the exhibit are painted and personalized to depict those that traversed Rockford throughout its history. Also featured are intricately detailed bridges and structures expertly decorated with a variety of natural botanical materials such as pine cones, acorns, and sticks. Seven structures are part of Sinnissippi Station: replicas of Nicholas Conservatory, Sinnissippi Floral Clock and rose garden trellis, Sinnissippi Park Music Shell, the Trolley Station, the Symbol sculpture, and new this year, the Rock Men Guardians sculpture.

Regular Conservatory admission fees apply for viewing the exhibit, and vary according to age and residency; reduced fees are available for youth, children, seniors, and veterans. Complete listings of fees and facility/display operating hours are posted at www.nicholasconservatory.com/sinnissippi-station, and are available at 815-987-8858. The website also contains a guide with fascinating history and information about each miniature structure and trolley in the exhibit.

Subarea:Rockford Northeast

Directions:
Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens - 1354 N. 2nd St., Rockford, IL 61107 - From I-90: Exit at U.S. 20 Business (E. State St.) and follow Business 20 into Rockford. Turn right on IL 251 and follow it north to the entrance to the Conservatory on the west side of the street. --- From the south: Exit I-39 west on U.S. 20 Bypass to IL 251 (11th St.) Follow IL 251 through town to the entrance to the Conservatory on the west side of the street.

Sinnissippi Station - Model Railroad Exhibit
  • December 7, 2019 - February 2, 2020
  • Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens
  • https://nicholasconservatory.com/sinnissippi-station
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday