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Sinnissippi Station Model Train Exhibit

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  • Location
    Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens
    1354 N. 2nd St.
    Rockford, IL 61107
  • Phone
    (815) 987-8858
  • Date
    December 2, 2022 - January 29, 2023
  • Recurrence
    Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Time
    Visit the NCG website for days and times
  • Price
    Admission fees apply for viewing the exhibit and vary according to age and residency
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Overview
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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 pinecones, acorns, and sticks. Nine landmark structures are part of Sinnissippi Station: replicas of Nicholas Conservatory, Nicholas Conservatory Wildflower, Sinnissippi Floral Clock, Sinnissippi rose garden trellis, Sinnissippi Park Music Shell, the Trolley Barn, the Illinois Central Railroad Depot, the Symbol sculpture, the Rock Men Guardians sculpture (made possible by a donation in memory of Richard Conley), and a replica of the Coronado Performing Arts Center.

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 and holiday closures are posted at www.nicholasconservatory.com, and are available at 815-987-8858, where information on accessibility for people with disabilities or special needs is also available. The website also contains a Railroad Tour Guide with fascinating history and information about each miniature structure and trolley in the exhibit.

On select days in December, there will be Wooden Train Workshops where families can build their own wooden train cars to take home. Workshops are scheduled noon-7 pm, December 17, 20-23, and 27-30, 2022. The workshop fee is regular admission to the Conservatory plus $2 per train car.

 

Subarea:Rockford Northeast

Sinnissippi Station Model Train Exhibit
  • December 2, 2022 - January 29, 2023
  • Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens
  • Admission fees apply for viewing the exhibit and vary according to age and residency
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday