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Family daytime admission for up to 2 adults, 4 children (5 to 12 years old). Free for children 4 years and younger. Expires: March 31, 2025


4 train tickets. Call to make sure the train is running. No expiration. Note: train does not run in the rain

Family daytime admission & train tickets to Descanso Gardens

  • Descanso Gardens is a botanical oasis that welcomes all to its cultivated gardens and natural landscapes. We can’t wait to see you in the gardens!


    Enjoy the Enchanted Railroad, electric train, inspired by the “Little Giant”. This electric train is modeled after a 450hp, 50-ton locomotive. Affectionately nicknamed the “Little Giant,” the train that inspired the 3-3/4-scale version retired from the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1960. Riders on the Enchanted Railroad must be at least 30 inches tall and able to sit on their own. The train ride duration is approximately six minutes. The train chugs along at about 4 mph. Every year 50,000 guests – young and old – ride the train. Train rides at Descanso began in the late 1980s when train enthusiast Lewis Soibelman began trucking over his 1/8th scale trains. The Enchanted Railroad became permanent in 1996.

    The train is open daily from 9:30am–4pm. Please note, Descanso Gardens is now cashless.

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