2016 Holiday Railroad Grand Opening for Members Only

Please join us for a members only party to celebrate the opening of the RG Express holiday train on Friday, November 18 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

The evening will include complimentary food and a cash bar by ISU Catering.

The popular RG Express train returns for the holidays! This year it chugs through a sweet landscape as part of the “Sugar & Spice” display. From gumdrops to candy canes to ribbon candy, the holidays are full of colorful candies. Our train display will be as sweet as can be in the Hughes Conservatory with plantings inspired by candy.

Reiman Gardens joins a handful of select public gardens who own a garden railway custom built by Applied Imagination, a company whose train displays meld botanical design and architecture. Included in the show will be a replica of Iowa State University’s historical Dinkey train, scaled recreations of buildings on ISU’s campus, as well as several bridges.

Please RSVP by Friday, November 11. To RSVP contact Events Coordinator, Beth Wessel-Kroeschell at rgevents@iastate.edu 515-294-8981. Free for all members to attend. If registering after November 11, there will be a cost of $25 per person to attend.