Morris Arboretum Garden Railway:

Morris Arboretum Garden Railway: My latest not-so-famous find is the Morris Arboretum, and specifically the Garden Railway display. About 3 dozen replicas of important Philadelphia buildings were meticulously crafted using only natual materials, like bark and moss. Then over 1000 feet of large-guage electric train track was laid around the display, which includes overhead bridges, waterfalls and other delights.

There's something about electric trains, and something about minature replicas, that appeals to the kid in everyone. Sure, the New York Times art critic would be horrified, and a fanatical gardener would probably learn more at Longwood Gardens, but for the rest of us, the Morris Arboretum Garden Railway is an amusing little diversion that reminds us why Philly is great — because it's fun.

(I have a few photos of Morris and the Railway Display at Multimedia Philadelphia, in the Morris Arboretum album.
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