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Monticello Railway Museum

Climb aboard one of the museum's vintage passenger trains for a 50-minute round trip through the Piatt County countryside.  At the museum site, visitors are welcome to tour the vintage pieces of railroad equipment on display.  The museum is open and trains operate regularly Saturdays and Sundays, from May through October. 

Click on the "Website" link to the right to learn about the museum and all the events.

Annual Events-

  • Mother's Day Weekend
    Moms ride free with accompanying children!
    -Mother's Day weekend
  • Father's Day Train Rides
    Dads ride free with accompanying children!
    -Father's Day weekend
  • 401 in Steam
    Experience riding behind the 1907 Southern 2-8-0 steam locomotive #401. 
    -401 runs one weekend a month 
  • Fireworks Train
    Enjoy the annual fireworks show from the railroad and leave the traffic behind!
    -July 3rd.                       
  • Railroad Days
    Ride vintage freight and passenger trains
  • Polar Express (2016 Sold Out)
    Read along with the story while the train makes its round-trip visit to the North Pole
    -Mid-November through December) 
  • Lunch with Santa on the Train
    Take a trip on the train, get a lunch and special visit with Santa!
    -First weekend in December


 Vintage diesel train
Monticello Railway Museum

992 Iron Horse Place
Monticello, IL 61856

Ph: (877) 762-9011
General Info Email

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Days of Operation
Saturdays & Sundays