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Great place to watch trains.

Most train watchers know about this park but it's an excellent place to take the kids. It's well... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2015
Jeff W
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Kansas City, Missouri
Train lover;s hangout

Stopped here to see some trains. There are some pretty dedicated Train enthusiasts that hang out... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2015
Randy R
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Racine, Wisconsin
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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.
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124 N 9th St, Rochelle, IL 61068-1886
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+1 815-562-7031
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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
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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 8 December 2015

The R R park in Rochelle Illinois is a place to watch many types of trains on both the U P and BNSF railroads. My concern is that visitors do not understand that this is an industrial area, and you are close to the tracks....More

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Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

This is where the two train lines intersect between the Union Pacific and the BNSF. They have a nice covered shelter with picnic tables so you can view the trains. There are speakers so you can hear the engineers talking. I find this place very...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2015

This place used to be cool now it sucks. Since the other owners of the Gitft Shop let there is nothing worth buying in there. And way too many little kids running around. Can't even get good pictures or video

1  Thank Lynne M
Reviewed 8 September 2015

Most train watchers know about this park but it's an excellent place to take the kids. It's well fenced and safe. The train frequency can be heavy. There are restrooms, vending machines and even a small railroad themed gift shop of some kind that is...More

Thank Jeff W
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Stopped here to see some trains. There are some pretty dedicated Train enthusiasts that hang out here and write down stats on the trains that pass by. You can download an app on your phone and listen to the communications of the rail companies about...More

Thank Randy R
Reviewed 4 September 2015

Saw many trains as usual. Our fifth visit and still love it. Well kept and friendly people (mostly). Love the small town charm of Rochelle.

Thank tracksentinel
Reviewed 4 August 2015

Railfans and the general public would truly enjoy this park. Union Pacific's busy Geneva Subdivision runs on the north edge of the park. BNSF Railway's Aurora Subdivision runs on the south edge of the park. Combined there are about 60 to 70 trains passing each...More

Thank Lorin G
Reviewed 25 June 2015

okay, in the Netherlands we have many trains, every five minutes for many travelers. But this is for us, really different. Trains for goods, soo long and heavy and then the next waiting to go through Rochelle. So nearby and almost beneath the train, when...More

Thank Boogschutter59
Reviewed 8 June 2015

I know little about railroad but there is a double diamond here which is unusual, they have 100 train pass by each day. Fun to see for a few minutes. Nice people explaining

1  Thank carolab
Reviewed 3 June 2015

My son and I stopped by Rochelle the day before his 7th birthday on the way to a Cub Scout camp out a few miles outside of town to visit the Railroad Park. Really happy we did. He was very excited - although a little...More

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