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Kankakee Railroad Museum

197 S East Ave, Kankakee, IL 60901-3834
+1 815-929-9320
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Great train museum

Great place to take the kids interested in trains. The volunteers there great! My grandkids are 7... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2018
E8562YOsharong
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Kankakee, Illinois
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Nice museum

I was in town for some action on the CN line and visited this museum that had nice model railroad... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2018
John W
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Peru, Illinois
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197 S East Ave, Kankakee, IL 60901-3834
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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Great place to take the kids interested in trains. The volunteers there great! My grandkids are 7 & 9. Hopefully they take you on the real train cars too!

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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

I was in town for some action on the CN line and visited this museum that had nice model railroad layouts along with a passenger car and a caboose. Very knowledgeable staff and worth stopping by!!!

Thank John W
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Anyone passing through Kankakee should make a point of stopping by the museum located on S East Ave in Kankakee. There are 3 running layouts that are very complete and well detailed. Also throughout the museum there are quite a number of railroad artifacts, and...More

Thank steveskankakee
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

I used to work at this train 🚂 station when is was staffed by Amtrak. I went back to check out the museum that is there now. It is a wonderful place to spend a couple of hours checking out the past. Best visited in...More

Thank Kerry O
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

Highlight of visit was opportunity to go inside a caboose. Pullman and diner cars also very interesting.

Thank William K
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

My 5 year old Grandson and I very much enjoyed the tour. I learned things about Kankakee I did not know from our very informative and pleasant tour guide. The model train display was amazing and fun to watch. We highly recommend it.

Thank Redfords
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Reviewed 20 June 2017

Very interesting tour. The guide was very into what he does and was a wealth of knowledge. I it were possible to expand the museum that would be great.

Thank rickbocek
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Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

We took our grandson, who was visiting for weekend. It's a nice rail yard setup of the Kankakee downtown area. You can see many of the building from long ago. The trains travel the exhibit, making stops. A trip here and lunch will make everyone...More

Thank Jennifer C
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

One can visit the indoor model train layouts. Featuring O, HO, and N gauge, Plus the opportunity to purchase HO gauge rolling stock lettered and labeled advertising original Kankakee Companies. Afterwards, be sure to take the tour through the passenger / Dinning car, the overnighter...More

Thank Allan C
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

I was disappointed it was closed during the week, when i was in town. I looked through the windows, it appeared pretty small, it's attached to the actual train station.

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