This 1-Hour Train Ride Is The Most Relaxing Way To Enjoy Illinois Scenery

Spend an afternoon aboard an old steam locomotive that will give you a real blast from the past. This scenic, one-hour train ride in Monticello, Illinois is a historic experience every railfan must add to their bucket list.

Short and sweet, this train trip is an unforgettable excursion you’ll want to take time and again. Scroll on to learn all about it.

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For exact departure times and reservations, visit the Monticello Railway Museum’s website and keep up with it on its Facebook page. It is located at 992 Iron Horse Pl., Monticello, IL 61856. If you’ve ever been on this scenic train ride, we’d love to hear from you. Please share your experiences and photos with us below in the comments.

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