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Day Out With Thomas™

The Illinois Railway Museum is pleased to announce our Day Out With Thomas™ 2020 event. The new dates of the event are:

  • Saturday, July 11th, 2020
  • Sunday, July 12th, 2020
  • Saturday, July 18th, 2020
  • Sunday, July 19th, 2020

Save 20% when purchasing before April 30th using code IRMEARLY during checkout

Purchase Tickets Online

Starting in June 2020, tickets will also be available by phone by calling the museum office at (815) 923-4391 EXT 452.

The Ticket price is TBA. All riders of the train with Thomas the Tank Engine™ who have passed their second birthday must have a ticket. Day Out With Thomas™ tickets include one train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine for the trip specified on the Day Out With Thomas ticket, unlimited rides on streetcars; all entertainment (live music, magic shows, etc.); and access to all Museum exhibits on the date specified on the ticket. Food, snacks and beverages will be available at several locations around the Museum grounds. Continuing in 2020: You can ride on a train behind Percy. The ticket price for the Percy train is an additional amount TBA. All riders of the train with Percy who have passed their second birthday must have a ticket. Percy tickets include one train ride with Percy for the trip specified on the ticket. Activities during the Day Out With Thomas event:

  • 20-minute train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine™
  • 20-minute train ride with Percy (additional ticket required)
  • Meet Sir Topham Hatt™
  • Magic Shows
  • Garden model railroad display
  • Live Music
  • Thomas & Friends™ Storytelling and Video Viewing
  • Thomas & Friends Playtable
  • Thomas & Friends Coloring
  • Temporary Tattoos of Island of Sodor Friends

Our parking is free and plentiful, and the parking lot will open at 7:30am every day. The gate will open at 9:00am.

We have received a number of questions regarding the Day Out With Thomas™ event and how it will be affected by the Coronavirus emergency. The only honest answer, at this time, is that we do not know. We all hope that, by July, the emergency will be over and that we will all be able to safely enjoy a fun event as planned.
The Illinois Railway Museum will continue to monitor the situation and will be prepared to reschedule or cancel the event should there still be a risk to visitors or staff as we get closer to the event date.
You may also be assured that we have worked with our partners to ensure that, should it become necessary to cancel the event, procedures are in place for TicketWeb to make a prompt refund of everything that has been paid (including ticket fees) to all customers. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES - except in case of event cancellation, ALL ticket sales are final.
TICKETS ARE NOT REPLACEABLE IF LOST!

Special Fare Days - No passes honored during this event.
All schedules and prices subject to change without notice.


Day Out With Thomas™ Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends™ Based on The Railway Series by The Reverend W Awdry. © 2019 Gullane (Thomas) Limited. Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends, Thomas &Friends and Day Out With Thomas are trademarks of Gullane (Thomas) Limited. Thomas & Friends and Design is Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off. HIT and the HIT logo are trademarks of HIT Entertainment Limited. © 2020, MEGA Brands Inc. & TM MEGA Brands Inc.
  • Illinois Railway Museum
  • July 11, 2020
  • Saturday, 9:00AM to 6:00PM

Contact event manager

Thank you Kindly

Day Out With Thomas™

7000 Olson Road, Union, Illinois 60180, USA

Saturday, 9:00AM to 6:00PM
July 11, 2020

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Day Out With Thomas™

7000 Olson Road, Union, Illinois 60180, USA

Saturday, 9:00AM to 6:00PM
July 11, 2020

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