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Galesburg Railroad Museum

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211 S Seminary St, Galesburg, IL 61401-4955
+1 309-342-9400
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Not Ready For Prime Time

This small indoor museum amounts to an odd collection of not that interesting old donated railroad... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
USACityPlanner
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Des Plaines, Illinois
Interesting museum

I visited the museum during the Galesburg Railroad Days. Big crowds, BNSF display engine, and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
weheinz
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Ooltewah, Tennessee
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211 S Seminary St, Galesburg, IL 61401-4955
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small indoor museum amounts to an odd collection of not that interesting old donated railroad related items pulled out people's attics. It took me 10 minutes at most to view the assortment of antiques. The highlight of this museum are a few old railroad...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the museum during the Galesburg Railroad Days. Big crowds, BNSF display engine, and plenty for rail traffic. You can get in the cab of the steam engine and several of the display cars.

Thank weheinz
Reviewed May 31, 2017

There is an engine (#3006) and three cars outside (mail car, Pullman sleeper car, and a caboose). If you read all the carefully-written descriptions it will take about two hours (or more). Most people will take much less time than that. The mail car has...More

1  Thank Robert W
Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

We started out from Galesburg, Illinois on our first Amtrak train ride to Winslow, AZ. But with time to spare we checked this out. Very interesting and educational. Glad we had some extra time to take this in.

1  Thank marti k
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Even though we are retired railroaders we like the museum because it was put together by railroaders with feeling and respect to The R.R.

2  Thank 719fredd
Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

While in town for the day watching trains, I stopped at the railroad museum mainly to see the large engine and cars outside. It's not hard to figure out that railroads had and still have a big influence on Galesburg today. The building itself has...More

2  Thank John W
Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Took my grandchildren 11,9, and 3.They had a blast. I wasn't bored. Interaction sections for children to learn. Great friendly staff.

Thank CJH338
Reviewed August 22, 2016

Great local museum showing many historical things related to the railroads in our area. Be sure to take the passenger car tour.

1  Thank mark m
Reviewed August 11, 2016

The engine, mail car, pullman car, and caboose are well worth the visit. We are a big 'visit RR museum' family, and we learned new things and especially enjoyed the mail car. The temperature was blistering (90+) but the uniqueness of the cars made the...More

Thank Lydiakzoo
Reviewed July 23, 2016

We arrived in Galesburg in the middle of a Saturday afternoon. After getting our hotel room squared away, we headed to the down town area. We approached the Railroad Museum and were amazed by the massive train on display - absolutely amazing! Unfortunately, we came...More

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