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Kankakee Railroad Museum

197 S East Ave, Kankakee, IL 60901-3834
+1 815-929-9320
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Old Time Memories

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

Reviewed 4 days ago
William K
Erie, Pennsylvania
Time with my Grandson

My 5 year old Grandson and I very much enjoyed the tour. I learned things about Kankakee I did not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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197 S East Ave, Kankakee, IL 60901-3834
+1 815-929-9320
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank William K
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 19 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
Reviewed 26 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
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
Reviewed 14 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.

1  Thank jball32002
Reviewed 5 January 2017

If your looking for a place to have a celebration, a wedding reception, graduation, etc...you won't be disappointed. There is plenty of unique scenery for pictures, with old and newer train cars, walk along the railroad tracks or take a tour of the museum. The...More

Thank 898drb
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Great place for kids and adults like me who loved trains all my life. I think it is a donation entry with a lot to see and several model trains running. There are a couple real train cars there to go through. Really nice place....More

1  Thank Dennis C
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Thanks for the museum. Loved what is there and hope to come back and see more exhibits in the future. definitely nice for a side trip.

1  Thank YouHeartJoan
Reviewed 29 July 2016

went to visit the museum when we first moved here, and it was a nice looking section of the train and nice looking inside

1  Thank whtiger1
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