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Empire Builder, Chicago

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#26 of 36 in Outdoors in Chicago
Empire Builder is located in Chicago. Work out when and for how long to visit Empire Builder and other Chicago attractions using our handy Chicago road trip planning app .
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  • October 4, 2017
    What a great choice we made to travel on this train from Chicago to Seattle. We had a compartment on the top deck of the train- our choice because of the better view.Sleeping arrangements are by a dro...  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    We are great Amtrak fans and have ridden many of the long distance routes.On this occasion it was the Seattle to Chicago run,we traveled in a roomette and were well looked after by attendant Erica who...  more »
  • September 28, 2017
    I read many reviews before our trip from Chicago to Portland and was anticipating the positive experiences I read about, but was prepared for some inconveniences if they came up. We were very pleased ...  more »

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