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Choo Choo!! The Trains Are Coming!!!

Choo Choo!! The Trains Are Coming!!!
August 16
13:49 2022

All aboard! Clark Gardens Botanical Park’s fall opening will be celebrated with its annual model train show. The trains are coming to town on Saturday, September 3rd, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, September 4th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There will be fun for the whole family. Inside the East Tent the North Texas Garden Railroad Club as well as the North Texas T-Trak Modular Railroad Club will be displaying loads of track with different loops and auto switching displays. A crowd favorite, Choo Choo Express will be back offing trackless train rides through the gardens, and Bryton & Co. DIY Studio will be face painting on both days. 

Waller Lane will be serving up some yummy lunch and Parker County Shaved Ice Company will have cool treats to follow. 

Clark Gardens annual model train display begins September 4 Photo/By Judy Valentine

Admission prices are: $9 for adults, $7 for seniors (65 & older), and $5 for kids (4-12). Children 3 and under get in for free. Clark Gardens Members receive free admission by showing their membership card. No free passes or reciprocal memberships will be honored at this event.

Being raised by a father that worked as a train engineer, this event holds a special place in garden founder, Max Clark’s heart. Mr. Clark’s passion for trains lead to Clark Gardens very own G-Scale train station – The Clark Station. One of his favorite things about the Clark Station is the city diorama of Weatherford and Minerals Wells.

The Clark Garden Model Train Station/ Photo By Judy Valentine

When Mr. Clark was asked what he enjoys most about the Train Show he explained it was “the delight that the public gets out of it.” 

He added that “seeing the happiness” is worth hosting the show each year.

Clark Gardens will open up for the fall season on September 2nd and is open daily, along with The Clark Station, through November 27th.

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