A soulful train ride

Mid-west to the North-West: A mass transit tour

An itnary by sri - 4 years ago
Duration: 4 days 3 hours
Distance covered on Earth: 5577.7 km/3465.8 mi
Budget (avg. per person): $251 to $500
Level of Planning: Less than an Hour
Highlights: Amtrak, The Empire Builder, Train Ride, Observation Car, Interesting People, The Rockies, The Cascades, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Washington
Fave

Day 1
Start: 14:00  Chicago, IL
End: 12:00 (+2 days) Seattle, WA
Mode: Train
Distance: 2788.9 km/1732.9 mi
A treat to the eyes...Beautiful Montana...A Montana river, buried in snow and ice...Let's take a break!Through mountains and gorges... The Cascades...
Sights: Views from the Observation car, Oil Fields, Wheat Fields, The Cascade Range
Activities: Enjoy the time in the Observation car, Have conversations with co-passengers
Places to Eat: The Empire Builder, Amtrak Dining Car, Pantry
Places to Stay: The Empire Builder, Coach Class

Day 3
Start: 12:00  Seattle, WA
End: 16:00 Seattle, WA
Mode: Foot, Boat
Distance: 0 m/0 mi
The most 'touristy' place in Seattle!Space NeedleReflections of a city...This was some interesting architectureCentury Link field... The football field built for noise - A fans' paradise!!!
Sights: Space Needle, Public Market, Century Link Field, Architecture, Seattle Harbor
Activities: 1 hour Harbor Tour, Argosy Cruises, Walk around downtown
Food/Drink: Sandwiches, Coffee
Places to Eat: Homegrown Sustainable Sandwich Shop
Start: 16:00  Seattle, WA
End: 17:00 (+2 days) Chicago, IL
Mode: Train
Distance: 2788.9 km/1732.9 mi
Beautiful terrain - Beautiful Montana!Farms, east of the Rockies... Mostly wheat fieldsShelby, Montana Amtrak StationMN to WI, Crossing over the great Mississippi, under snow and iceColorful Wisconsin Dells
Sights: Glacier National Park, Rocky Mountains, Mississippi River
Activities: Enjoy the time in the Observation car, Play board/card games in the Observation car
Places to Eat: Breakfast in the Dining car, Lunch and Dinner in the Pantry
Places to Stay: The Empire Builder, Coach Class