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Rochelle Railroad Park

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124 N 9th St, Rochelle, IL 61068-1886
+1 815-562-7031
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Rochelle Railroad Park

I was in the area and heard about this place so I thought I would stop by. It is a park at an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
peterglassman
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Schaumburg, Illinois
Great experience

Finally made it to the holy grail of Illinois. Easy access off of I-88. Lots of open area... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mbv9415
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Open all day and night, this park has a raised platform so train-devotees can really see and feel the locomotion.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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124 N 9th St, Rochelle, IL 61068-1886
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+1 815-562-7031
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in the area and heard about this place so I thought I would stop by. It is a park at an intersection of two major railroads, you can actually see the crossing. People come and sit at tables which are under a shelter...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Finally made it to the holy grail of Illinois. Easy access off of I-88. Lots of open area, especially for the kids. The shaded shelter area was nice on our hot day visit. The gift shop/visitors center was open, nice displays in there. Especially liked...More

Thank Mbv9415
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice place to visit if you like to watch trains. Lots of action, and you can get close-up views. The shelter is clean and well-maintained, and restrooms are nearby. The only negative is that the wifi is pathetic.

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Reviewed July 10, 2018

We travel to northern WI. 4 or 5 times a year. This is always a stop on our way. Our little 6 year old grandson loves to stop here. He just simply loves trains. He knows where every train is on the way. I don't...More

1  Thank Marty W
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Reviewed May 30, 2018

We go here twice a year. Very relaxing but you need to like trains. There are two or three per hour. Lots of free parking. Now its hot and there is a covered area to keep out of the sun. Bring a picnic as there...More

1  Thank witraveler225
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Reviewed March 25, 2018

If you are a train enthusiast, (e.g., nut), this is the place for you. It's between a busy crossing that splits BNSF and UP trains on a regular basis on to one of two double-track east bound sections, or merges them on to the westbound...More

1  Thank AvWriter
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Reviewed February 27, 2018 via mobile

One of the few railroad diamonds in the US.places to sit. A couple of old trains to look at. On site gift shop with limited snacks available. But that's ok. See my review on Dog Hub. They deliver. I have been here several times. Limited...More

1  Thank Mary H
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Reviewed February 21, 2018

This is a great place for rail fans! The diamond crossing sees some 90 trains per day and has a covered viewing deck with picnic tables and a park style grill nearby. There is also electrical. The park also has a static display of an...More

1  Thank Dan S
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Reviewed September 13, 2017

Not much of a train fan myself they are way too loud and boring for me. It is a little area with a covered area for train watching and a little museum that is open limited hours. If you love trains or your kid does...More

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Reviewed September 10, 2017

This is a great spot for anyone that enjoys trains. The gift shop was hot and the cashier wasn't very friendly...

Thank Erik M
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