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Model Railroads & Train Shows in Chicagoland {2017}

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The Great Train Story, Museum of Science and Industry

5700 S Lake Shore Dr,
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 684-1414
Hours: open daily from 9:30 am-4:30 pm
Admission: Adult: $16-$18; Child(ages 3-11): $9-$11

Model Railroad Garden, Chicago Botanic Garden

1000 Lake Cook Rd,
Glencoe, IL 60022
(847) 835-5440
Dates: May 13 – October 29, 2017 10:00 am-5:00 pm daily, Wednesdays until 8:00 pm June 7 – August 30, 2017
Admission: Adults: $6 / Seniors: $5, Children (3–12 yrs): $4, Children (2 and under): Free

Halloween Railroad, Highland Park Library

494 Laurel Ave,
Highland Park, IL 60035
(847) 432-0216
Date: October 28, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Admission: free

Trainfest

Wisconsin Exposition Center at Wisconsin State Fair Park
8200 W. Greenfield Avenue
West Allis (Milwaukee), WI 53214
Dates: November 11-12, 2017
Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Admission: Adults 1 Day (ages 13 and up) – $15.00;Adults 2 Day (ages 13 and up) – $20.00; Kids 1 Day (ages 4-12) – $5.00; Kids 2 Day (ages 4-12) – $6.00; NMRA Members 1 Day – $10.00; NMRA Members 2 Day – $15.00; Military, Veterans, Scout Leaders in Uniform – $5.00; Scouts in Uniform – FREE (no ticket needed); Kids age 3 & under – FREE (no ticket needed)

Winter Flower & Train Show, Lincoln Park Conservatory

2391 N Stockton Dr
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 742-7736
Dates: Friday, November 24, 2017 – Sunday, January 7, 2018 from
Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Admission: free

North Central O Gaugers Train Run, Fremont Public Library

1170 N Midlothian Rd,
Mundelein, IL 60060
(847) 566-8702
Dates: December 9, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Admission: free

 

 

North Central O Gauge Model Train Run, Deerfield Library

920 Waukegan Rd,
Deerfield, IL 60015
(847) 945-3311
Date: December 9, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Admission: free

LEGO Train Show

Cantigny Park
1s151 Winfield Rd.
Wheaton, IL 60189
(630)668-5161
Dates: Saturday – Sunday, December 10-11, 2017
Hours: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Admission: Free with $5 parking

Past Events

Enchanted Railroad

Morton Arboretum
4100 Illinois Rout 53
Lisle, IL 60532
(630)968-0074
Dates: January 13-February 19, 2017
Hours: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Admission: Free with Arboretum admission

Great Midwest Train Show

DuPage County Fairgrounds
2015 Manchester Rd,
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 290-1962
Dates: February 12, March 12, April 9, May 7, June 11, August 13, 2017
Hours: 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Admission: Adults: $7, Kids Under 12: FREE

Northern Illinois Lego Train Club Show, Arlington Heights Memorial Library.

Arlington Heights Memorial Library
500 N. Dunton Ave.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Dates: February 11-12, 2017
Hours: Sat: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sun: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Admission: FREE

Northern Illinois Lego Train Club Show, Geneva Public Library.

Geneva Public Library
127 James St.
Geneva, IL 60134
Dates: March 11-12, 2017
Hours:
Admission: FREE

36th Annual Chicagoland Railroad Collectibles Show

Holiday Inn Chicago Elk Grove
1000 Busse Rd,
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
847-537-0891
Dates: Sunday, April 2, 2017
Hours: 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Admission: $6 per person

Lambs Farm Train Day

Magnolia Cafe & Bakery and The Visitors Center
14245 W. Rockland Road
Libertyville, IL 60048
Dates: April 22, 2017
Hours: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Admission: FREE

Northern Illinois Lego Train Club Show, Ela Area Public Library

275 Mohawk Trail
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Dates: April 22-23, 2017
Hours:
Admission: FREE

11th Annual Rail Fest

H-F Park District Auditorium
2010 Chestnut Rd,
Homewood, IL 60430
(708) 957-7275
Dates: May 20, 2017
Hours: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Admission: FREE

Day Out With Thomas

7000 Olson Rd,
Union, IL 60180
(815) 923-4000
Dates: July 8-10 & 15-17, 2017
Hours: Sat: 12:30 PM – 7:30 PM; Sun: 12:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Admission:

High Wheeler Train Show

Harper College Sports Center
1200 W Algonquin Rd,
Palatine, IL 60067
Dates:The 2017 show has been suspended due to construction at Harper College.

North Central O Gauge Model Train Run, Ela Area Public Library

275 Mohawk Trail,
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
(847) 438-3433
Date: 09/23/2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Admission: FREE

Annual Southland Model Railroad Show

HAROLD L RICHARDS HIGH SCHOOL PERFORMANCE ARTS
5562 W 107th St,
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
(708) 499-2550
Dates: October 14-15, 2017
Hours:
Admission:

Related:  Train-Themed Restaurants in Chicagoland

 train The Silo

625 Rockland Road,
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
(847) 234-6660
Hours: Mon – Thu: 11 am – 9 pm, Fri – Sat: 11 am – 10 pm, Sun: 4 pm – 9 pm Continue reading →


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