Illinois Railway Museum

7000 Olson Rd.
Union, IL 60180- Map It
(815) 923-4000
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Illinois Railway Museum is .6 mi. e. via Jefferson St., then .3 mi. s. to 7000 Olson Rd. The museum displays steam engines, streetcars, interurban electric cars, steam railroad cars and an 1851 railroad station. Exhibits explain how railroads helped shape the Chicago area and the rest of the United States. Rides in electric cars are offered throughout the day. Diesel-powered or steam trains also run Sat.-Sun. and holidays, May through September. Special events are scheduled throughout the year.
Sat.-Sun. and holidays, May-Sept. $14; $12 (ages 62+); $10 (ages 3-11). Rest of season $10; $8 (ages 62+); $7 (ages 3-11). Rates may be higher during special events.
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10-4, Sat.-Sun. 10-5, Memorial Day-Labor Day; Sat.-Sun. and holidays 10-5, May 1-day before Memorial Day and day after Labor Day-Oct. 31; Sun. 10-5, in Apr. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.