9 MAK­ING TRACKS Jin­gle Rails In­di­anapo­lis

Midwest Living - - Best Chalet'ed Plans -

Novem­ber 17–Jan­uary 21

Every year, a tal­ented artis­tic team de­ploys pinecones, acorns, tree bark and other nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als to cre­ate vast model train-scapes at the Eiteljorg Mu­seum of Amer­i­can In­di­ans and Western Art. The dis­plays fill mul­ti­ple rooms with land­marks of the Amer­i­can West and In­di­anapo­lis des­ti­na­tions ren­dered in tiny botan­i­cal de­tail. eiteljorg.org Keep an eye out for …

• Yel­low­stone Na­tional Park, with a mini smoke­blow­ing Old Faith­ful. • The In­di­anapo­lis Colts’

Lu­cas Oil Sta­dium.

• The Golden Gate Bridge, tall enough for vis­i­tors to walk be­neath it.

• A snow-cov­ered ski and snow­board re­sort, ac­tive chair­lifts and all. • A mini Route 66, from Chicago to Cal­i­for­nia’s Santa Monica Pier.

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