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The Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) encompasses the communities and counties along the historic 97-mile Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor. The Heritage Corridor spans from the Chicago Portage Area just southwest of Chicago to LaSalle-Peru including the counties of Will, Grundy, LaSalle and Putnam. The region conveniently located along I-55 from Chicago to Joliet along I-80 west to LaSalle-Peru.

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All About for Railroad Crossing & Country Fair Day in Mendota - June 15

The Railroad Crossing & Country Fair Day is coming up on June 15th. It’s brought to us by the Mendota Museum and Historical Society. This family friendly event takes place at the Union Depot Railroad Museum and has a lot of exciting things happening that day from music, a farmer’s market, lunch and exhibits.

Kids Train - Mendota - Railroad Crossing & Country Fair Day

Saturday, June 15th 10:00AM-3:00PM
Union Depot Railroad Museum, 684 8th Street, Mendota
8:00AM-12:00PM Farmers Market
11:00AM-2:00PM Lunch will be served in the 1949 Golden Trencher Dining Car, Treats by BPW.
3:00PM 50/50 Raffle drawing

On going exhibits, tours and entertainment including; Railroad Wax Sealer display by Jim Schlosser, Vintage Pick-up Truck display, NIBA Bluegrass Music, Speeder Car Rides, FREE Street Train Rides courtesy of Norman Strow & Holland & Sons, “Old West Registers” Cowboy Train Robbery, Vintage Rail Cars Tours, Museum Tours. Visit their website for more information: http://mendotamuseums.org