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Great for local history buffs!

This place is really cool. Tons of local history on display and a locomotive outside. There are a... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2017
Nancy C
Downers Grove, Illinois
Choo Choo-love the history!

Stop in and check out the history of Amboy, Lee County, and more. Great place to spend 2-3 hours... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2017
Amboy, Illinois
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4 weeks ago
“Small town attraction”
Sep 18, 2018
“This is a really neat Museum”
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saw a couple families with small children visiting this small museum. It was fun to watch the children's excitment exploring around the train and have their photos taken. The museum offers history about the railroad and local history. Museum closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Closed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

Very neat and informative museum. It has alot of information regarding the history of amboy. Since there isn't much else to do in amboy woud recommend checking this out.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank jakeltami
Reviewed September 6, 2017

This place is really cool. Tons of local history on display and a locomotive outside. There are a couple other buildings with farm and railroad items to check out. I asked the woman who was working in the museum that day a few questions. Turns...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Nancy C
Reviewed August 8, 2017

Stop in and check out the history of Amboy, Lee County, and more. Great place to spend 2-3 hours reading and wandering through the buildings.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank 697Carol12
Reviewed January 1, 2017

More than one building to this complex. Besides the outside locomotive and caboose, the main museum has many rooms and a couple floors. Some of the rooms give the history of how they were originally used the when depot was operating. Besides the museum, some...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank roadtripmajik
Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

I came here just to see how it was. Right as you get there you see the depot plus the Baldwin switcher locomotive and a caboose. The Illinois Central came through here at one time and there was even a small yard. The tracks are...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank johnwV3884UL
Reviewed February 22, 2015

Amboy, Il a city in north Central Illinois, population 2,500, 13 miles south of Dixon, President Ronald Reagan's boyhood home, is one of those cities whose population growth and history was affected by the history of the American railroad. Founded in 1854,this village was originally...More

Date of experience: November 2014
1  Thank prairieyaqui
Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Amboy Depot Museum is a beautiful, brick, two-story, building in downtown Amboy, IL, about 90 miles west of Chicago. The museum's rooms are filled with items of local historical interest, including the original store of Carson, Pirie, Scott and Company; an early Morman settlement...More

Date of experience: April 2014
1  Thank roadcruiser
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