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Firehouse Ministries Fire Museum Rock Falls

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Firehouse Ministries Fire Museum
403 W. 2nd St.
Rock Falls
IL
61071
Tel: 815-622-9490

Directions

Take I90 to I88 West, take Rock Falls Route 40 exit. Go through Rock Falls, turn left at last stoplight before the bridge. (W. 2nd St.) Museum is 3 blocks down on the left side.

Where are we going today?

Nee awww nee awww - kids, do you get excited when you hear that familiar sound of the fire siren? If you do, then you  might want to visit the Firehouse Ministries Fire Museum where you can look into the history of firefighting in Rock Falls and get up close to real life fire engines!

Sounds great!

The popular exhibits in the Firehouse Ministries Fire Museum are those big red shiny firetrucks themselves! They have a great fleet that kids will just love! Have you ever seen a 1928 Pirsch Fire Engine? How does it differ to the ones you see today?

You can compare it to the 1971 International fire engine, or even the 1975 Rock Falls 42 Engine. Don't miss the fun yellow 1987 Pierce Lance fire engine either!

The exhibits within the museum are filled with great artifacts that all tell the story of the fire department. There are fire fighter clothing, and tools they used to use to put out those fire, including historic helmets and hose pipes!

If you think it's only exhibits, think again! The museum put on family fun days across the year, where the family can enjoy inflatable fun, firefighting activities, and even fire truck rides! Don't forget about the FREE lunches!

Kids can look at the firefighting apparatus, as well as toy fire trucks, and even dress ups!

If you want to see something really historic, check out the 1884 Hose Cart, as well as pre-1900's fire equipment and uniforms, and historic photos. What a great way to learn!

So grab those helmets and slide down that pole - there's a fire to put out in Illinois!

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How much does it cost?

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LAST UPDATED 2016

When can we go?

10am - 2pm

Saturdays, May through October and special events

Teachers corner

School tours are available as well as fire safety instruction with their "Smoke House" where kids can dress up as firefighters and rescue a teddy bear or follow a hose through an obstacle course blindfolded! .

I'm Hungry!

At special events they offer a free lunch! .

Healthy Eating!

You are more than welcome to take a sack lunch and they can provide tables for you. How nice of them!.

Any Top Tips?

Bring the whole family for a fun filled day. You'll be sure to learn something new!.

Doing our bit

They offer opportunities to serve in work projects throughout the community!.

Need a little extra help?

The museum is handicapped and stroller accessible..

Can I get one of those?

Mugs, glasses, and postcards are available at their small gift shop, so bring that pocket money!.

What people are saying?

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    What's their secret? Simple sandwiches with fresh ingredients make what would be normal subs absolutely delicious! They have a special every day of the week, posted on their sign inside.
    Definitely one of the best places for lunch. You might have to park next door, though. Their parking lot is quite small.

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    I'm a sandwich kind of guy, and it get's no better than Baldino's. I was first introduced about a year ago and have been back several times since. I order, without question, The Italian Battalion sandwich! This sandwich is a big boy and not for the faint of heart. Do not expect to get much accomplished in life after eating this thing because it will put you down for the count! I absolutely lover this sandwich and make it a point to get here at least once a month for lunch. You should do the same!

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    SOOO good. best subs in atlanta. they have specials every day for $3.49. the soups are also good. i recommend getting the #11 with cheese, my favorite cheesesteak in atlanta. they also have spectacular bread never gets soggy holds up to anything on the menu.

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    I love it

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    Best subs in Atlanta and by far the closest to what I grew up on in the burbs of South Jersey outside of Philly! Great bread and meat sliced fresh and thin! Friendly, fast, counter service made however you want. Their tea puts the icing on the cake!

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