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Monticello Railway Museum
992 Iron Horse Pl.
Monticello, Illinois 61856
On September 17 - 18, come enjoy UNLIMITED rides on our vintage trains! We'll be running several of our operational locomotives all weekend long, and you can ride them all day for a single fare. Travel on a passenger train, hop a caboose on a freight train, ride in a motor car, play special kids' games, and more!
Ride freight and passenger trains from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
Use the Caboose Hop between the Nelson Crossing Depot and Camp Creek Yard to visit the locomotive and car shops and view additional exhibits.
Ride a motor car down our tracks and experience the rails just like maintenance workers of the past.
Enjoy the large children's area, including riding pedal cars.
Eat at the concession area, which features several local food trucks.
Browse the Museum's gift shop, open throughout the event for railroad gear and souvenir needs.
Gates open at 9 a.m. each day. Trains run continually from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The last train departures are at around 4 p.m. each day.
ALL-DAY TICKETS — ride as many times as you want! Children under 2 ride FREE with paying adult or senior.
You must have a ticket to access the Museum grounds. This event takes place rain or shine. All ticket sales are final.