Monon, Indiana: Dine Among the Railroad Collectibles

A museum for railroad buffs is attached to a restaurant where you eat under moving model trains.

Monon Connection Museum

Address:
10012 US Hwy 421 N., Monon, IN
Directions:
Monon Connection Museum. I-65 exit 178 (Brookston). Drive north on Hwy 43 to Reynolds, where Hwy 43 becomes US Hwy 421. Follow US Hwy 421. 1.5 miles north of Monon.
Hours:
Tu-Th 11 am - 7 pm, F-Sa 11 am - 8pm, Su noon - 6 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
219-253-4101
Admission:
Museum $6.
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Model railroad.

Monon Connection

Train buffs bonanza! Museum of railroad artifacts, big and small. The dining car china and silver collection is beautiful, and the most recent building addition houses an amazing working model railroad (look for the tiny sunbathing beauties). Our guide was well informed, enthusiastic, and engaging. Self-guided tours are also available. Even the fixtures in the accompanying restaurant were salvaged from old train depots and the music is appropriately themed. G-scale model trains run overhead throughout.

[Kathy & Ron - Summer 2019, 09/23/2019]

Monon Connection Museum at the Whistle Stop Restaurant..

Dine Among the Railroad Collectibles

The Monon Connection Museum is at the Whistle Stop Restaurant.

[Sara, 06/11/2018]
Monon Connection

At the Whistle Stop Restaurant and Monon Connection Museum, a hopper car is used as a sign for the Ward Quarry nearby. The museum collection includes other real Monon train cars along with an operating scale railroad running through the restaurant.

[Joe Nowak, 02/24/2018]
Dine Among the Railroad Collectibles

The Monon Connection Museum has so many artifacts and so much memorabilia for railroad enthusiasts packed into such a small area, and arranged for easy viewing.

The attached Whistle Stop Restaurant was clean and offered an affordable array of sandwiches and entrees with four model trains moving overhead all the while.

[Larry Ridley, 07/18/2010]
Dine Among the Railroad Collectibles

Train collectibles and memorabilia. Monon Connection Museum and Whistle Stop Restaurant. Charming and pretty good food. Eat under a model train.

[Charlotte, 09/13/2008]

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