Explore the Midwest

Explore the Midwest on an Amtrak Train

Attractions and Train Stations in the Midwest

From breweries to lakeside beaches, big cities to college towns, and everything in between, the midwest offers something for everyone. Explore unique attractions and dive into history when you explore the midwest by train.

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Experience art fairs, folk festivals and frenzied football fans. Play a round — or two — at the award-winning Leslie Park Golf Course. Rent a raft, tube, canoe or kayak and hit the Huron River Water Trail. Discover art galleries, jazz clubs, fresh fare and even hidden fairy doors. View details

Champaign, Illinois

Champaign, Illinois

From music and food festivals occurring throughout the year to catching the big game on campus during the season, Champaign has something exciting for everyone. Stumble across public art downtown or hike across thousands of acres of trails and five forest preserves surrounding this bustling college town. Spend the day exploring local museums, cultural venues, and nature centers, or go right to the source and visit one of the area’s numerous farmer’s markets. View details

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

From the grandeur of Grant Park’s Buckingham Fountain to iconic museums and skyscrapers, see for yourself why Chicago was once dubbed “Paris on the Prairie.” Engage in retail therapy on the Magnificent Mile or root for the home team within the comfortable confines of famed Wrigley Field. Chicago will satisfy whatever you hunger for, from hot dogs and deep dish pizza to culture and comedy. View details

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Celebrate the city of innovators at the Henry Ford Museum and the Motown Museum. Savor the city’s rich ethnic history with the great flavors of Greece, Lebanon and Poland. Get cultured at the Detroit Opera House and the Detroit Institute of the Arts or thrill to the speed and spray of hydroplane races on the Detroit River. View details

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Quench your thirst on Beer City USA’s trail of more than 40 local craft breweries. Climb Lake Michigan’s towering sand dunes or pedal your way around miles of urban and scenic bike trails. Enjoy live music and innovative art at the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park. View details

Holland, Michigan

Holland, Michigan

Welkom to a city of tulips, windmills, beaches and bistros. Watch a 250-year-old Dutch windmill actively grind wheat berries. Get lost in a sea of colors amid the millions of tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and crocus at the Veldheer Tulip Gardens. Hit the beach or charter a boat to soak up cool lake breezes before heading back to shore to enjoy award-winning local brews, wines and farm-to-table fare. View details

Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City, Missouri

Discover 19th century Americana at the Arabia Steamboat Museum and 20th century sacrifice at the National World War I Museum. Visit the historic 18th and Vine Jazz District where the American Jazz and Negro Leagues Baseball Museums invite you to see American culture and sport in a whole new light. Hit the Power and Light District for an energetic mix of shops, bars, restaurants and live entertainment. View details

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Discover one of America’s great “comeback cities” where foundries and warehouses have been transformed into breweries, year-round public markets and funky art galleries. Hop on a peddle pub as you power your own bar along the Milwaukee River. Tour a brewery, catch a concert on the lakefront or check out the “hogs” at the Harley Davidson Museum. View details

Springfield, Illinois

Springfield, Illinois

Lincoln looms large in Springfield, where the native son’s historic home, law offices, tomb and presidential library bring to life the humble beginnings of the man who would become one of America’s greatest presidents. Move from 19th-century history to 20th-century nostalgia when you get your kicks on Route 66 with a hot dog on a stick and a drive-in double feature. View details

St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis, Missouri

Ride to the top of the Gateway Arch and marvel at the engineering behind America’s tallest monument. Catch nine innings with the Cardinals or get giddy amid the slides and rooftop thrills of City Museum. Tour the historic Anheuser-Busch Brewery and say hello to the Clydesdales. Explore the museums, zoo and planetarium at Forest Park and dig into a true St. Louis treat, gooey butter cake. View details