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Rochelle Railroad Park

124 N 9th St, Rochelle, IL 61068-1886
+1 815-562-7031
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Great site for railroad enthusiasts

Nice little park where the UP and BNSF mainlines cross. A covered pavilion with picnic tables makes... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rocky7149
,
Lisle, Illinois
via mobile
Great for Railroad Fans

An amazing place that (safely) gets you up close to the trains as they rumble down the tracks! If... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
DSWilliams
,
Peyton, CO
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“train lovers” (5 reviews)
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124 N 9th St, Rochelle, IL 61068-1886
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice little park where the UP and BNSF mainlines cross. A covered pavilion with picnic tables makes for a pleasant wait. Railroad communications are piped into speakers around the pavilion. A small visitor center has public restrooms and tourist materials. A fair amount of parking...More

Thank Rocky7149
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing place that (safely) gets you up close to the trains as they rumble down the tracks! If you love trains, you'll love this place!

Thank DSWilliams
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although the day that I was there, we had maintenance working on the diamond, once they completed their work, the viewing was great. Unfortunately, the radio at the park was messed up, so you couldn't keep track of the trains.

Thank weheinz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brought our 9 year old rail fan son here Greatpark Covered pavilion and restrooms on site Area seemed clean and safe Easy to navigate to from the highway Saw mostly UP and BNSF Would definitely recommend for train lovers

Thank lmcclain
Reviewed 19 May 2017

There are not many places where people can get up close to rail action anymore. The Rochelle Railroad Park is one of them. With a gift shop, restrooms, and a covered pavilion, it is ideal for spending a few hours watching the action as both...More

Thank BBDY
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

If you love trains this is such a fun place to bring a lunch and camp out and watch the really fun trains coming and going! They have a small gift shop that serves yummy coffee.

Thank AllforeJesus
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We visit the Railfan Park as often as we can. Happy to have such world wide interest in our little town.

Thank almfinecabinetry
Reviewed 18 January 2017

If you are a train buff than this is the place to be. Rochelle has 110 trains a day that run through town. Park is clean and well maintained.

Thank deanabingham
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Park is clean, but is very disappointing now that it is a quiet zone. Pretty much sealed the deal of us not visiting again. Bring back the train horns!!

Thank sbabbott
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful place to watch trains go by every few minutes. There is a gazebo, you can listen to the dispatchers, and there is even WiFi. Can't be beat!

Thank swisstrainwebber
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