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Ride the Rails to Visit Americas National Parks

Amtrak and the National Park Service Bring You Onboard Education, Route Podcasts and a Greener Way to Travel

National Park ServiceAmtrak has always been the greener way to travel. So it is no surprise that it's also the easier way to experience many of this country's National Parks. Of the 391 national park sites, 248 are within 100 miles of an Amtrak route or station, making traveling to National Parks easy. Because we do the driving, your relaxing parks vacation begins when you step onboard.

Free Podcasts for Select Train Routes

Amtrak, the National Park Service's Trails and Rails Program, and the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences at Texas A&M University have created audio podcasts to enhance your travel experience on the Sunset Limited and Texas Eagle trains. Explore the history and sites of interest along the route through this series of downloadable audio podcasts, which when put together make up an audio guide that covers the miles with a host of anecdotes and fun facts.

Amtrak makes traveling to our National Parks so easy, it's like they're in your back yard. At you can search by distance, or search parks by interest or accommodation types and learn more about the Amtrak routes that take you there.

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Trails & Rails Onboard Programs

Trails & Rails is an innovative partnership program between the National Park Service and Amtrak, providing rail passengers with onboard educational opportunities that foster an appreciation of a selected region's natural and cultural heritage.

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