Posts Tagged: National Train Day

Watch: St. Paul Union Depot to Welcome Amtrak Customers

Customers planning to ride our Empire Builder through St. Paul, Minn., this summer are in for a treat. A total restoration of St. Paul Union Depot (affectionately called “SPUD” by savvy travelers) is now complete, and beginning May 7, Amtrak will begin service to the magnificent building. The service will begin before National Train Day, a free day of family-friendly festivities ...

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Kansas City 'Embraces Trying Out Big Ideas', Expert Says

Kansas City 'Embraces Trying Out Big Ideas', Expert Says

Last year Matt Staub was brave enough to race an $80,000 Jaguar against our Southwest Chief. It was the ultimate face-off with Matt enjoying the race from the luxury of one of our comfy long-distance roomettes. To say he keeps Kansas City “Team Train” (he even had the support of elected officials!) would be an understatement. So we caught up ...

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The Best Family Spots in San Antonio

The Best Family Spots in San Antonio

Family vacations are awesome, but they can get pricey. For affordable travel, you can escape the daily routine on Amtrak, where kids ages 2 – 12 ride half off and infants ride for free. Doesn’t get much better than that, huh? And if you’re looking for a destination that won’t break the bank either, then take a trip on our ...

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An Insider's Guide to the Best Sights in Seattle

An Insider's Guide to the Best Sights in Seattle

Laura Lawson Visconti is a Seattle-based artist, coffee addict and author of Believing is Seeing, a memoir chronicling her battle with retinitis pigmentosa, a rare eye disease which is slowly rendering her blind. More than anything, she loves exploring the world, including the sights in Seattle, with her best friend and husband Nick. We caught up with Laura recently to learn ...

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Why Sports Fans Should Be Game to Visit North Carolina

Why Sports Fans Should Be Game to Visit North Carolina

Summer is the perfect time to explore a new state or rediscover treasured destinations in your home state. With two daily routes ready to deliver you to the best spots in North Carolina,  we headed to Tobacco Road to talk sports with one of the state’s top sports columnists, as if you need another reason to check out the Tar ...

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Oklahoma City Stars in National Train Day!

Oklahoma City Stars in National Train Day!

What do Kevin Durant, Brad Pitt and Ron Howard have in common?  They all have ties to Oklahoma City! But on May 11, you’re the only star that matters in that city! For the 6th Annual National Train Day, Oklahoma City‘s art deco station will be transformed for a community celebration of all things trains. In addition to Disney Channel’s Chuggington Kids ...

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A Very Merry Mississippi for National Train Day

A Very Merry Mississippi for National Train Day

M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-party in Mississippi for National Train Day! How ’bout you? On May 11 both Jackson and Hattiesburg will be bumpin’ with train fans. At both events there will be free kids’ activities sponsored by Disney Channel’s Chuggington, interactive and educational exhibits, model train displays and giveaways. Seriously, who doens’t love free stuff? Mississippi is special when it comes to train travel, because it’s served ...

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The Official 'Chief' of National Train Day

The Official 'Chief' of National Train Day

Did you know that a Jaguar dealer in Kansas City recently raced an $80,000 luxury car against our Southwest Chief train from Kansas City to Chicago? Or that Missouri State Senator Jolie Justus is a regular #Amtrak hastagger on Twitter? Those are just two of the reasons we love Kansas City! The biggest and best reason is because they’re hyped ...

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Normal Boasts New Station for Train Day

Normal Boasts New Station for Train Day

May 11 will be a big deal in Normal, Ill. In fact, it’s the first National Train Day at the city’s brand new intermodal station! “Often passengers were spilling out of the doors of the old station,” says the town’s mayor, Chris Koos, who will be part of the town’s festivities for National Train Day. The new station isn’t just impressive from the outside ...

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Cary Headlines NC's Train Day Celebrations

Cary Headlines NC's Train Day Celebrations

On May 11, Cary, N.C., will stand for the “Concentrated Area of Railroad Youngins.” That’s right, all kids are welcome to the free events this National Train Day at the train station in Cary. In addition to Disney Channel’s Chuggington Kids Depot, Cary’s National Train Day celebration will include free giveaways, appearances by elected officials and model train displays. Sounds like fun, huh? Cary ...

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