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With 100+ trains a day the railroad park is an awesome place for those train loving kids.

This place is pretty awesome! My kids love trains and they really enjoyed it. The gift shop set up... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2016
Albion, Illinois
Cool place!

If you like to watch trains, this is a place to hang out! It is at the crossing of the BNSF and UP... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2016
DeKalb, IL
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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.
124 N 9th St, Rochelle, IL 61068-1886
+1 815-562-7031
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 30 May 2004

two double tracks crossing. more trains rumble through than you can shake a stick at! we just stopped by because i've lived near Rochelle & had never heard of it. what a shame. the park is what it is. a place for observing trains. but...More

11  Thank Trail10675
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 3 October 2008

We are always looking for offbeat, fun places for outings. Four years ago, we took our three teenagers to Railroad Park (and they will never let us forget it). I loved the friendly atmosphere – lots of train buffs with cameras, binoculars, and radios that...More

4  Thank IlliniTrav
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

This place is pretty awesome! My kids love trains and they really enjoyed it. The gift shop set up nice and the lady that works there was very nice. Don't miss this different kind of park. They have a scanner feed so that you can...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

If you like to watch trains, this is a place to hang out! It is at the crossing of the BNSF and UP lines, they are busy, and you will see trains here. A lot of out of state cars are often in the lot...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2016

We stumbled upon this on our way to Wisconsin from North Carolina. There were lots of interesting people at the viewing area that day. Many were huge railroad fans who come here often. You do not have to be into trains to enjoy this! It...More

Thank CarolinaGypsy
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Amazing! It's a great place to catch trains and I would recommend it to anyone who likes trains. It also has an amazing gift shop with a display board so you know where trains are. Totally 5 stars!

Thank Amy K
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

This is truly a wonderful experience for anybody who likes to look at artistic that have store cool things. It's a great time for family, friends, couples, children, anyone who wants to just enjoy beautiful and fun things.

Thank JReece2005
Reviewed 17 June 2016

I have been to the Park on the way back home from a camp. I am a big train lover and this place was a landmine when I was there. the website says 80 trains per day. I believe there are 100+ per day that...More

Thank Matthew S
Reviewed 10 March 2016

There are picnic tables to have your lunch and there are cameras to watch the trains online. There are tons of freights through here every day. Good location just a few blocks west of downtown.

Thank Beast308
Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

If you like watching trains, this is your place. Over a hundred a day! Great for train lovers and families. Covered place to watch from and perfect for picture taking. Gift shop is interesting too. Highly recommend.

Thank 767artw
Reviewed 21 February 2016

I drove 3.5 hrs each way to visit the park last June. I arrived near sunset, lit a fire in the fire pit, and stayed up all night watching trains come by. I saw 53 trains in the 13 or so hours I was at...More

Thank DutchBrad
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

If you love trains, this is the place to go to get away from everyday humdrum and sit back and enjoy the excitement of the rails up close and personal! Great ambiance for those of us who find train sounds comforting and relaxing. Nice, clean...More

Thank Roger F
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