Illinois Railway Museum

 
Get your fill of all things trains at the Illinois Railway Museum, America's largest railway museum. Originally formed to preserve one important piece of rolling stock, the Illinois Railway Museum has evolved into an educational and historic preservation organization recreating possibly the largest operating demonstration railroad showcase in North America. Groups will see the “Museum in Motion” as artifacts such as streetcars, steam trains, and streamliners pass by on the museum’s operating demonstration railroad. On a tour via streetcar, groups can view the museum grounds, which include the trolley coach garage, material yard, and more. Call for field trip arrangements. 
 

Contact Info
Address: 7000 Olson Road, Union, IL 60180. McHenry County. Tel: 815-923-4391. Website: www.irm.org. Hrs: Vary.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

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