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Rochelle Railroad Park

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Address: 124 N 9th St, Rochelle, IL 61068-1886
Phone Number: 8155627031
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Open all day and night, this park has a raised platform so train-devotees...

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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First time at the railroad park

Didn't quite see as many trains as they've said that pass by everyday. Union Pacific was more active on the day I was there than the BNSF. Saw about 12 total. I would come... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Didn't quite see as many trains as they've said that pass by everyday. Union Pacific was more active on the day I was there than the BNSF. Saw about 12 total. I would come back again to watch more trains and the gift shop open. It's closed on Tuesdays. That was the only bummer on the day I was there.

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Thank gregtrain
Albion, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is pretty awesome! My kids love trains and they really enjoyed it. The gift shop set up nice and the lady that works there was very nice. Don't miss this different kind of park. They have a scanner feed so that you can listen to the railroads and a nice shelter house as well. Get some snack and... More 

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DeKalb, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

If you like to watch trains, this is a place to hang out! It is at the crossing of the BNSF and UP lines, they are busy, and you will see trains here. A lot of out of state cars are often in the lot .... it is a popular site.

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Thank eggbert_tg
Kannapolis, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

We stumbled upon this on our way to Wisconsin from North Carolina. There were lots of interesting people at the viewing area that day. Many were huge railroad fans who come here often. You do not have to be into trains to enjoy this! It is amazing to watch. Because we were on a tight schedule, we were only able... More 

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Thank CarolinaGypsy
Germantown, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Amazing! It's a great place to catch trains and I would recommend it to anyone who likes trains. It also has an amazing gift shop with a display board so you know where trains are. Totally 5 stars!

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Thank Amy K
Carbondale, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

This is truly a wonderful experience for anybody who likes to look at artistic that have store cool things. It's a great time for family, friends, couples, children, anyone who wants to just enjoy beautiful and fun things.

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Black Hawk, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Interesting place if you're in the neighborhood but not worth a special trip unless you take train pictures. It's perfect for that. Print out a map first because it's hard to find. The directional signs in Rochelle are small and hard to read. The park is almost under the bridge that goes over the tracks so you have to get... More 

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Thank 368brucet
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

I have been to the Park on the way back home from a camp. I am a big train lover and this place was a landmine when I was there. the website says 80 trains per day. I believe there are 100+ per day that pass through. you should expect at least 60 trains per day on the UP with... More 

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Thank Matthew S
Loves Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

There are picnic tables to have your lunch and there are cameras to watch the trains online. There are tons of freights through here every day. Good location just a few blocks west of downtown.

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Thank Beast308
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

If you like watching trains, this is your place. Over a hundred a day! Great for train lovers and families. Covered place to watch from and perfect for picture taking. Gift shop is interesting too. Highly recommend.

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