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Kankakee, Illinois

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Kankakee Model Railroad Club and Museum

Displays of running model trains and memorabilia. See large running model train displays and railroad memorabilia within Kankakee's restored train depot. Features a scale model of Kankakee and its trains as they looked in the 1950's. A life-size, 1947

Kankakee, IL Railroad History

Momence Historical House

Recreates the period of history from 1870 to 1900 with period furhishings.

Kankakee, IL Historic Homes

Little Red Schoolhouse

Originally called the Mount Airy School, the building was moved to its present location in 1983. This 1850's school house has been restored and contains period memorabilia and artifacts. (Circa 1853)

Kankakee, IL Historic Schoolhouses


Momence Railroad Depot

This privately owned, 1890's depot was restored in 2001 and contains photos and artifacts relating to Momence's railroading history. (circa 1890)

Kankakee, IL Railroad History

Things to do near Kankakee, IL

German Valley Historical Museum

The German Valley Historical Museum features displays relating to the history of German Valley, including items from the Ostf...

Weiskopf Observatory

View the stars and planets every Tuesday and Saturday. Free public viewing is guided by our staff. Closed if cloudy....

Country Memory Trail

The Country Memory Trail offers a look into the history of Northern Boone County. Ride aboard a horse drawn wagon, enjoy the ...

Bengt Sjostrom Theatre & Studio Theatre

Newly renovated, stunning open-air theater with retractable roof, home to Starlight Theatre, the area's oldest summer theatre...