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Illinois Railway Museum, Union

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#22 of 168 in Museums in Illinois
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  • Our kids love trains. It's worth it to go because they have quite a few warehouses filled with trains. There is also a warehouse of buses, but we were unable to visit it. They do have a little bit of ...  more »
  • great place to visit. people very nice and helpful. we had a great time. train rides were alot of fun and kids enjoyed themselves.  more »
  • We took the Happy Holiday Train ride Saturday night 6:00 P.M. Everything was nice, but I would definitely say that it would have been much nicer during the day when it is still light outside. At night...  more »
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  • Fun museum for kids and adults. Ticket prices include train rides of they are running. Nice park for kids to unwind. Diner has good food at an agreeable price. Easily found off I-90. Some engines and cars are completely restored, others are awaiting restoration. All types of rolling stock, diesel electric, steam, street cars, and electric buses. You can easily spend a day there.
  • Loved the special holiday train ! the kids had a great time. Ample parking - easy access to food and amenities. A bit off road but kids love the country side. They have very good collections of working engines . The staff is very kind and helpful. They have a gift shop - the items are priced OK . Over all amazing experience and we will go there again.
  • Lots to see and do. Weekends in the summer provide lots of trains to ride. Watch their calendar of events located on their website. The Nebraska Zephyr is very popular, when it runs. They sometimes have the dining car in operation for lunch and/or dinner. Just riding or touring through the trains brings back memories of train travel during the golden era.
  • I have been visiting sine I was a child. Now I'm finding myself taking my children and enjoying it from another perspective. Very pleased to see the additions and completed renovations.
  • Really well done museum. I've seen nothing like it, but clearly this took a great deal of hard work and dedication to put together. We underestimated how much there was to see and do here big-time! There are 4 miles of cars alone that could take your whole day. Each car tells a story of the past....quite interesting.
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