Spend a day at the informative and entertaining MOSI in Downtown Chicago, where learning is fun for all ages! Whether you are interested in the human body, space exploration, weather, or what goes on beneath the surface (that is, earth's surface), this is the spot for you! There is also on display a CB&Q Pioneer Zephyr, Empire State Express #999 as well as The Great Train Story - Model Railroad Layout.
If you are up for a little trip, why not visit the Illinois Railway Museum in Union, IL? Located just 1 hour from the Westin Hotel, the Illinois Railway Museum is sure to please any railroad enthusiast. Boasting over 375 actual trains, the Illinois Railway Museum is the largest in the U.S. Check out their website for more information on the schedule of events.