Monticello Railway Museum, off I-72 exit 166 (Market St.), following Iron Horse Pl. to the frontage road, is a restored Illinois Central train depot with several railcars on exhibit. Eight-mile round-trip train rides lasting a little less than an hour include a stop at the historic Wabash Depot in Monticello. A steam engine also is operated some weekends.
Special events are offered.
Picnicking is permitted.
Museum free. Train ride $10; $8 (senior citizens); $6 (ages 2-12). Phone ahead to confirm steam train departure and fare.
Hours: Grounds and museum Sat. 10:30-4:30, Sun. noon-4:30, May-Oct. Train departs from the museum Sat. at 11, 12:30, 2 and 3:30, Sun. at 12:30, 2 and 3:30. Train departs from the Wabash Depot Sat. at 11:30, 1 and 2:30, Sun. at 1 and 2:30.