National Parks & Monuments Near Train Stations

Did you know that Amtrak trains travel through and to several of America’s National Parks & Monuments? Not only are there stations in two of the most beautiful national parks — Glacier National Park and New River Gorge — but Amtrak also travels through them, offering travelers scenic, awe-inspiring natural views from the comfort of their train seat.

Amtrak National Park Stations

 

National Parks & Monuments Amtrak Routes Travel Near

  • Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site (North Dakota, Montana) | Empire Builder
  • Mississippi National River and Recreation Area (Minnesota) | Empire Builder
  • New River Gorge National River (West Virginia) | Cardinal
  • Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway (Wisconsin, Minnesota) | Empire Builder

 

National Parks Partnering with Amtrak

Gateway Arch National Park view from Mississippi River

The Trails & Rails partnership is a celebration of America’s natural beauty and the long partnership between railroads and National Parks: National Park Service volunteer guides accompany you aboard select trains and tell you everything you could ever want to know about regional historic and natural resources along your train trip through engaging interpretive programming. Trails & Rails programs include include many of the parks and monuments listed above. Explore the Trails & Rails page to learn more about this one-of-a-kind experience to explore America. 

 

Select Amtrak Stations Near National Parks & Monuments

Amtrak provides convenient train travel to explorers looking to visit national parks and monuments across the contiguous United States. All of the below listed points of interest can be reached within 1 hour on the road, and most of the locations offer shuttle bus service between the station and your destination. Be sure to check the train station pages and National Park Service for the most up-to-date information about potential closures and time changes before booking your trip.

 

Northwest

Mount Rainier Reflection Lake trail view

Mount Rainier National Park

Washington

  • Everett | Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
  • Seattle | Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
  • Tacoma | Mount Rainier National Park
  • Vancouver | Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
  • Wishram | Oregon Trail Historical Landmark

Oregon

 

 

California

Joshua Tree National Park desert view

Joshua Tree National Park

Northern California

  • Dunsmuir | Shasta-Trinity National Forest

  • Redding | Whiskeytown National Recreation Area

Southern California

 

West (Upper States)

Rocky Mountain National Park Emerald Lake view

Rocky Mountain National Park

Colorado

  • Granby | Rocky Mountain National Park

Idaho

Montana

Utah

  • Green River | Arches National Park

  • Provo | Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest

 

West (Lower States)

Saguaro National Park cactus field view

Saguaro National Park

Arizona

  • Flagstaff | Sunset Crater Volcano, Walnut Canyon, Wupatki

  • Tuscon | Saguaro National Park

  • Williams | Grand Canyon National Park

Nevada

Oklahoma

Texas

  • Alpine | Big Bend National Park

 

Midwest

Gateway Arch National Park view from Mississippi River

Gateway Arch National Park

Illinois

  • Chicago | Pullman National Historical Park

  • Springfield | Lincoln Home National Historic Site

Indiana

Michigan

Missouri

Ohio

 

South

Talladega National Forest waterfall view

Talladega National Forest

Alabama

Arkansas

  • Malvern | Hot Springs National Park

Florida

  • Miami | Everglades National Park

Louisiana

Mississippi

  • McComb | Homochitto National Forest

Virginia

 

Northeast

River Gorge view from the river of bridge

New River Gorge National Park

Massachusetts

  • Springfield | Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Pennsylvania

  • Altoona | Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site

New York

West Virginia

 

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