Glide past—not above—amber waves of grain. Climb the magnificent Rockies and Sierra Nevadas and witness the power of the raging Colorado River. Cross the Continental Divide, travel through tunnels and canyons. Marvel at the vivid hues of Utah’s deserts. There is simply no better way to experience the true majesty of America than from the ground up on Amtrak.
“Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountains and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.”
Features & Amenities
From the grandeur of Grant Park’s Buckingham Fountain to iconic museums and skyscrapers, see for yourself why Chicago was once dubbed “Paris on the Prairie.”
Engage in retail therapy on the Magnificent Mile or root for the home team within the comfortable confines of famed Wrigley Field. Chicago will satisfy whatever you hunger for, from hot dogs and deep dish pizza to culture and comedy.
Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota
Bite into the “Mini-Apple” and its twin city, St. Paul, with strolls along the Chain of Lakes and tours of the stately homes of Summit Avenue. Play in the spray of Minnehaha Falls and laugh along at a taping of the “Prairie Home Companion.”
Engage in retail therapy at the Mall of America or art therapy in the renowned sculpture gardens of the Walker Art Center.
Glacier National Park, Montana
Raft, bike, hike, fish or float in the “Crown of the Continent.” Gaze at awe-inspiring vistas along the Going-to-the-Sun Road. Scan the cliffs for mountain goats and big horn sheep or eye the sky for eagles and osprey. Soak in the mist of mountain waterfalls, sleep in a chalet and savor gourmet fare next to a roaring fireplace.
Discover how the Alaskan gold rush helped shape the city’s early history at the Klondike Gold Rush Museum in Pioneer Square. Hop a ferry and glide silently across Elliott Bay for striking views of the Olympic and Cascade ranges.
Grab a latte, and perhaps a fish, at Pike Place Public Market. Soar above the clouds in the Space Needle or dig deep into pop culture at the Experience Music Project Museum.
Pedal your way through parks and public gardens, to organic markets and across the Willamette River in America’s #1 biking town. Explore the Columbia River Gorge’s majestic waterfalls or ski Mt. Hood’s 3,690 vertical foot terrain.
Prefer more “chill” thrills? Check out Powell’s, the world’s largest book store, sample Portland’s multitude of microbrews or catch the aerial tram for a quick climb to great views atop Marquam Hill.