We welcome you to explore our unique blend of natural beauty, heritage and urban attractions along 57 miles of winding river. Kankakee County is located just 50 miles south of Chicago, off of Interstate 57. Routes 45/52, 50 and 17 also run through the River Valley. O'Hare International Airport is 75 miles north of Kankakee County, and Midway Airport is 50 miles north. The Greater Kankakee airport is also available for personal aircraft landing space.

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Kankakee Railroad Museum

Kankakee Railroad Museum

197 S. East Ave. | Kankakee, IL 60901-3834 | 815-929-9320

Instead of automobiles and planes, enjoy trains and the good old days.  Lay your eyes on large operating model train displays and railroad memorabilia housed in Kankakee’s restored train depot. The museum also features a scale model replicating the city of Kankakee during the 1950s. A restored rail car and trolley can be rented for special events. The north end of the Historic Illinois Central Depot houses the museum which has three operating model railroad displays: N Gauge, HO Gauge, and O Gauge. See a real  1900s Trolley Car, Tour a 1964 Union Pacific Caboose, Explore a restored 1947 Pullman Car.

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