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The Monon Connection Museum, Monon

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4.6/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web
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  • Well worth going thru after having dined in their superb restaurant. Mecca for train lovers. Give yourself a couple of hours to truly absorb all that is there. 
  • This is a fantastic collection of railroad artifacts and memorabilia. There is a new display of an HO train set that has it's own room. Children would love it! We were fortunate to have a tour by the ...  read more »
  • Brought my train buff brother here for lunch at the Whistle Stop Restaurant and to tour the museum. The food was good-he loved his burger as well as the ambiance with the artifacts and G Scake train o...  read more »
  • My family lives in the area, but I have never been. I was really impressed with the train memorabilia! I would never have expected something like this in the middle of nowhere. Definitely worth a visit if you're from out of town. The food itself seemed OK. I had a burger and it was good. Everyone else seemed to enjoy the food. There is also a railroad museum, but they charged. If you're a train fanatic, you have to go. I didn't go into the museum, but there were tons of things in the restaurant. I can't imagine how the owners can sustain the collection with just the restaurant. The amount of stuff inside and out was great.
  • Had lunch here for the first time today as we were traveling through the area. The food and service was very good. We were pleasantly surprised by the free scoop of ice cream after the meal. Definitely recommended.
  • We got a to-go order just to try the food after living near-by for a year and never trying it. Food was overpriced, $28 for 2 adults and a 4 year old to eat. That was a hamburger/fries, chicken sandwich/fries, and a child's hamburger/fries. No appetizers, not even a drink. The lady had the gall to ask if I wanted to leave a tip. Look, I sincerely don't mean to be rude or hateful, but for $9 you'd at least expect decent food. I'm not hard to impress. I requested "everything on it" for my wife's, son's, and my own order. My chicken sandwich came with exactly: 2 bun havles, a chicken pattie, and a dab of mustard on it, and a sweet pickle on the side, and a moderate amount of potato wedges in a Styrofoam to-go container. The chicken was very watery and completely tasteless. I don't think a single spice was used. I'm not sure how you can pull off cooking chicken with less flavor than distilled water, but they did it and they were able to do it not only with chicken, but the beef patties for my wife's and son's burgers. My wife got a mushroom burger and my 4-year-old son a regular cheese burger. Same story. Despite requesting "everything on it", the burgers all came as barren as a desert wasteland with meat patties that had less taste than a glass of water. My wife's and son's came with the burgers, a sweet pickle, the fries, and a packet of mayo. Yes, for $9/each they were nice enough to include a a *packet* of mayo. Me and my son liked the pickle, the only item that had any flavor. It wasn't a normal sweet pickle, but not a dill pickle. My wife didn't like it. My son picked at his food for a while and finally ate half of it after we smothered it in his restaurant-given mayo and some ketchup from our own fridge. The fries were soggy, and I mean grossly soggy but had a hint of flavor, at least. My son ate a good bit of the fries. The meat, despite being void of any flavor, was at least cooked thoroughly and not burned. I just wouldn't go back. I feel bad because the place is very neat on the outside, and has a "museum" adjoined to it. I'd love to take my son there but I fear they would rob me blind. So, to re-cap: My wife, son, and I ordered to-go food. Got served flavorless burgers with no "fixings" despite asking for "everything on it". Completely plain burgers and even the meat patties themselves were plain with seemingly no spices or anything at all. Fries were soggy and felt like the previous day's re-heated in a microwave. The only thing with flavor was the oddly flavored pickle served on the side. Got charged $28 or so for this (Over $9/person). But, the "Atmosphere" really is sort of neat. If you are unfamiliar with the area, or are into locomotives, perhaps you should check out the museum (even though I'd hate to see the admission price), and if pressured into food tell them you've already eaten (there really isn't anything special in the dining area), and go to "The Patio" in Francesville, or even the Subway in Medaryville would be considered gourmet in comparison. And you'd save quite a bit of money. Really wish I could get my money back...
  • This is a must see... And a great restaurant for a motorcycle ride. Ask Mark for a tour of the museum.
  • I love the Trainwreck, a big baked spud loaded with bbq and cheese
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