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Illinois Railway Museum, Union

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#22 of 104 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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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Museum seemed great. Kids loved seeing the trains. We went for the Christmas train ride. Was fun for kids as they got hot cocoa, a cookie and a mug to take home. Would not recommend evening train ride for this event. We thought there would be lights to see but in reality there is nothing to see out the windows other than in the trainyard itself which is lit and has a large Christmas tree lit up. Not sure what all you might be able to see outside during the daytime but it has to be better than just black windows.
  • Bought tickets for the 6 pm Happy Holiday train ride and ended up getting yelled at by the conductor because we didn't have printed tickets but rather the mobile passes on my phone. This is a low grade version of the Polar Express and the staff was less then enthusiastic. The museum itself is great, but we're skipping this event in the future.
  • Best kept secret in the Midwest. Beautifully restored and operational railroad equipment from huge locomotives to street cars, hundreds of acres to keep you entertained. Ride street cars and trains all summer. Great way to spend the day.

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