New York Botanical Garden’s Holiday Train Show© a miniature tour through the city

Photos courtesy New York Botanical Garden

If you’re still looking for festive holiday activities to do in the new year, the New York Botanical Garden’s Holiday Train Show© continues through Monday, January 15, in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Watch G-scale model trains chug on two miles of track, passing 150 famous New York landmarks.

New highlights this year are replicas of the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, General Electric Building, and St. Bartholomew’s Church. All landmarks are created with bark, leaves, and other natural materials by show creator Paul Busse from Alexandria, Kentucky, where he and his wife, Margaret, own and operate their design firm, Applied Imagination.

Learn more about Busse’s work and the New York landmarks.

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New replica New York landmarks for this year’s Holiday Train Show: Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, General Electric Building, and St. Bartholomew’s Church

The Holiday Train Show began in 1992.

Admission rates vary by day and are discounted for members (buy tickets).

The New York Botanical Garden is located at 2900 Southern Boulevard in The Bronx, off the Bronx River Parkway at Fordham Road (Exit 7W). Public transportation is the best option. The garden is easily accessible via Metro-North Railroad and the subway. View directions and public transit options.

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Grand Central Terminal

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