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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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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

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank kenj6
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

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank 423vickiz
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

Date of experience: September 2015
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

Date of experience: September 2015
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

Date of experience: September 2015
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.

Date of experience: July 2015
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

Date of experience: July 2015
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

Date of experience: May 2015
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

Date of experience: June 2015
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

Date of experience: May 2015
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