The Bunny Eggspress 2024
Monticello Railway Museum and Monticello Area Chamber want to invite you to hop on the train March 29th or 30th for The Bunny Eggspress at the Wabash Depot in Monticello, Illinois, a event for kids of all ages. Enjoy a train ride to our egg hunt location (Egg Hunt is weather permitting), a visit with the Easter Bunny, receive a treat bag for each child on the train, and a commemorative item for each rider! There are three classes of service for this event, coach class, first-class, and the private car experience.
Coach Class Tickets are $20 per person.
We are excited to offer a First Class Experience on each train run! This experience includes four tickets (one table) on the dining car, a large treat bag for the table, an opportunity to take a picture with the Easter Bunny, and activities to enjoy on the train during the ride.
First-Class Experience is $150 per table (4 people).
Would you like a Private Car Experience and ride the rails like a railroad baron? You can enjoy an exclusive experience aboard Illinois Central Business Car #7! This car features an 8-seat dining table and a 12-seat lounge with a fantastic view out the end of the train. In addition, there will be fun activities to enjoy during the ride, two large treat bags for you and your guests to enjoy, a small gift for each child in your group, and a commemorative item for each guest.
The Private Car Experience is $600
We look forward to seeing you on The Bunny Eggspress!
Check out our frequently asked questions (FAQ) below.
WHO NEEDS A TICKET?
Anyone 2 and older will need a ticket. Those under 2 are required to sit on a lap. It is not easy to hold a 2-year-old on your lap in the dining car, we encourage people to consider that issue when purchasing tickets.
WHERE ARE MY TICKETS?
Your tickets will be ready for pickup at the Wabash depot in downtown Monticello (corner of Livingston and Independence ) beginning at 9 AM the day of your train. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your departure time to ensure time to pick up tickets and board the train.
HOW LONG IS THE TRAIN RIDE?
The ride is roughly 1 hour and 30 minutes which includes an Egg Hunt off the train. The Egg Hunt will take place in a grass field so please dress appropriately. The Egg Hunt will take place weather permitting.
WILL MY CHILD GET TO MEET THE EASTER BUNNY PERSONALLY?
The Easter Bunny will visit with them on the train ride.
There are restrooms available at the Wabash Depot and in the Wabash Center before and after the ride and also at the egg hunt location in the middle of the event. Unfortunately, there are no restrooms on board our historic train cars during the train ride.