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Rochelle Railroad Park

124 N. Ninth St., Rochelle, IL
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Ranked #2 of 4 Attractions in Rochelle
Type: Parks
Description: 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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Washington, Missouri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Rochelle Railroad Park is a city managed area where railfans and just regular people that like trains can gather. The park is in the middle of a diamond, or crossing of two railroad tracks. One set is the Union Pacific from Clinton, IA to Chicago, IL and the other is Burlington Northern Santa Fe from Savannah, IL to Chicago, IL.... More

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Rochelle, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

People come world-wide to visit this attraction. Hobo signs are written on the walls of the pavilion. You don't have to wait very long to see a train because trains constantly. Railroaders bring their chairs and sit and talk with the visitors. This is a free attraction

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Up to 120 per day, both Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe roll through town. Unless you are a hard core train fanatic it's maybe not worth a special trip, but if you're traveling on I-39, I think you'll be amazed at how many trains go through Rochelle. The city has built a raised viewing area, covered little pavilion,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

If you like trains, this is the place for you. Located on the Union Pacific and BNSF main lines the train action is almost non stop. The is a small gift shop on site with clean restrooms. A definite place to take the family for some training fun.

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Glendale, Arizona
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211 reviews 211 reviews
63 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

This is what a small town park is about. Nice little museum and posted rules. Raised ramada, very patriotic and great for viewing the two intersecting tracks. The little hobo pit could be fixed up.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

He likes the setup of the tracks and the building where you can easily watch the trains coming & going.

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Pacific Rim
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Wanted to visit the Rochelle Rail Park for a long time and did so last Saturday when I was visiting Chicago for business. It was well worth the 1.5 hour drive and about $10 in highway tolls. Saw about 12 long trains within about 2 hours and enjoyed the experience. Wish I had more time.

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

This park allows to Railroad fans to see their favorite locos very close and to take them on picture all in security...

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Huntington Beach, California, United States
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155 reviews 155 reviews
43 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Make the trip to Railroad park. You will be able to view the largest Hub around. I really liked the old trains and watching everyone waiting for the next passing train.

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Park City, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
33 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

I went there twice and I got my railroad fix and when I see those railroad crossing gates go down and it brings music to my ears. The first time I went there I saw no BSNF'S and only 3 UP'S and the second time I went there I saw 5 trains there on a Saturday and within 1hr. 25mins.... More

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