Directions to the Illinois Railway Museum
Looking for directions to the museum? This page will give some basic directions from Chicago, from Milwaukee and Eastern Wisconsin, and from Rockford and Western Wisconsin. There are also some detailed maps on line. For those that use software mapping applications, the street address is 7000 Olson Road, Union, Illinois, 60180.
Take the Illinois Northwest Tollway (Interstate 90) to U.S. Route 20, Marengo exit. Drive Northwesterly on Route 20, about 4-1/2 miles to Union Road. Take Union Road north and follow the signs.
From Milwaukee and Eastern Wisconsin
Take Interstate 43 west to U.S. Route 14. Take U.S. Route 14 south to Illinois Route 23. Continue south on Illinois Route 23 to Illinois Route 176 to Union Road and follow the signs. Or take any road south to Illinois Route 176, Route 176 west beyond Illinois Route 47 for 5-1/2 miles to Union Road and follow the signs.
From Rockford and Western Wisconsin
Take U.S. Route 20 (or Interstate 90 and exit at Route 20 at Cherry Valley-Belvidere) through Marengo. About 1 mile east of Marengo, turn left on Union Road. Take Union Road through Union to Olson Road and follow the signs.