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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 weekends and holidays from May through October. 

Annual Events-

  • Throw Momma on the Train
    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 
  • Railroad Days
    Ride vintage freight and passenger trains
  • Ghost Train
    ALL ages can enjoy a train ride through Camp Creek Hollow with a stop at Cemetery Road... but only the BRAVE should check out our Haunted Boxcar!
    -Last two weekends in October
  • Polar Express (2014 Sold Out)
    Read along with the story while the train makes its round-trip visit to the North Pole
    -2 weekends following Thanksgiving
  • 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: (217) 762-9011

Days of Operation
Saturdays & Sundays