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Rochelle Railroad Park

124 N 9th St, Rochelle, IL 61068-1886
+1 815-562-7031
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A Railfan's Delight

There are not many places where people can get up close to rail action anymore. The Rochelle... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
West Milford, New Jersey
Great view!

If you love trains this is such a fun place to bring a lunch and camp out and watch the really fun... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
Rochelle, Illinois
via mobile
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Open all day and night, this park has a raised platform so train-devotees can really see and feel the locomotion.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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124 N 9th St, Rochelle, IL 61068-1886
+1 815-562-7031
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Reviewed 19 May 2017

There are not many places where people can get up close to rail action anymore. The Rochelle Railroad Park is one of them. With a gift shop, restrooms, and a covered pavilion, it is ideal for spending a few hours watching the action as both...More

Thank BBDY
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

If you love trains this is such a fun place to bring a lunch and camp out and watch the really fun trains coming and going! They have a small gift shop that serves yummy coffee.

Thank AllforeJesus
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We visit the Railfan Park as often as we can. Happy to have such world wide interest in our little town.

Thank almfinecabinetry
Reviewed 18 January 2017

If you are a train buff than this is the place to be. Rochelle has 110 trains a day that run through town. Park is clean and well maintained.

Thank deanabingham
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Park is clean, but is very disappointing now that it is a quiet zone. Pretty much sealed the deal of us not visiting again. Bring back the train horns!!

Thank sbabbott
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful place to watch trains go by every few minutes. There is a gazebo, you can listen to the dispatchers, and there is even WiFi. Can't be beat!

Thank swisstrainwebber
Reviewed 9 October 2016

This place is very easy to get to. There is no charge to park in the parking lot. Handicap parking is available. It is also very easy for those using wheelchair to travel on the path that leads to the observation pavilion. There is picnic...More

1  Thank Ofamily2014
Reviewed 7 October 2016

This was not my destination, but I always try to stop for an hour or two at the RR park. There is a small shop with some memorabilia and snacks. There's a well-lit parking lot at night, a nice shelter with scanners so you can...More

Thank Philip S
Reviewed 7 October 2016

The park is small, but it is a great place for train watchers. There is a large covered pavilion that gives a good view of their claim to fame, the double diamond crossing. A word of warning: this is a very busy train junction, so...More

Thank Pamela M
Reviewed 5 October 2016

One of the Must-See's on any RR Fans Bucket List. The city deserves big Kudos here. This is the premiere site to watch trains. You do not have to move, just sit and enjoy. A large covered platform, well lit, internet, restrooms are very clean,...More

Thank Warren C
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