Railway Garden at the QC Botanical Center

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (KWQC) — One of the top sights for recent riverboat passengers is perhaps one most residents have overlooked.

Dale Frels talks about his G-Scale model train exhibit, launched in 2011, at the Quad City Botanical Center, Rock Island. It has 900 feet of trail in 4 different loops. It is run by volunteers and contains all the scenery and rolling stock handmade.

Upcoming paid QC Botanical Center events:

”Not So Scary Halloween Walk” 6:30-8pm Friday October 14, Thursday and Friday October 20 and 21, Thursday and Friday October 27 and 28. Buy your tickets here.

Sign up for a 30 minute time slot. Cost: General admission price. Free for members. Costumes are encouraged and attendees are encouraged to bring flashlights. Check out the Halloween Train in the popular Train Garden.

The walk takes place indoors and outdoors, so dress for the weather and for a walk on our lawn. All kids bring home a bag of goodies after having fun, so leave your buckets of candy at home.