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Since 1949 this Amtrak train has taken travelers on scenic rides between...

Since 1949 this Amtrak train has taken travelers on scenic rides between Roseville, IL and Oakland, CA.

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Great Scenic Trip - Denver to Glenwood Springs (Colorado)

For my parents anniversary my wife & I bought roundtrip tickets for the four of us with an overnight stay at the Hotel Denver in Glenwood Springs. My dad had always wanted to do... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Legamania
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Denver, Colorado

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Denver, Colorado
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307 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 312 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For my parents anniversary my wife & I bought roundtrip tickets for the four of us with an overnight stay at the Hotel Denver in Glenwood Springs. My dad had always wanted to do this and now that it's over, he and my mom can't stop talking about what a wonderful time they had and how they can't wait to... More 

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Providence
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to take the California Zephyr from Chicago to Reno earlier this month (Feb). I booked a roomette for the 2 night journey. For the most part, it was everything I had hoped for. There were a few unexpected challenges but with trains as old as Amtrak's, that's pretty much to be expected. Left Chicago on Saturday promptly at 2.... More 

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Westerville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We use the Amtrak Shuttle from Emeryville to get into San Francisco. The shuttle bus was waiting in front of the Emeryville station even though the train was 12 hours late. The driver greeted us and took care of our luggage. There are several places you can get off the shuttle once in San Francisco. We had chosen the Temporary... More 

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Towson, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The California Zephyr got into Denver on time on the morning of January 22. It was sunny and seemed like we would be just fine. By the time we got to Reno, we were sidelined for 4 hours. So we would not go over the Donner Pass in daylight. We got stuck in the rapidly developing snowstorm outside Truckee. Two... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Travelled from Emeryville to Chicago which was a most memorable experience that I am so glad to have had the opportunity to experience. The views were amazing from start to finish with the added bonus of a most informative guard on the train. He sat in the viewing car and gave us some wonderful in sites into each areas we... More 

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17 Thank Ruth W
Byron Bay, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I recently rode the zephyr from Chicago to Sacramento. We met so many amazing, interesting, freaky and funny people along the way and the sights were breathtaking. The snack cart server Ron was hilarious and entertained us every time we paid him a visit. We rode coach and it makes for a rough ride, most people got... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Mother always says she wants to take a long train ride. So while trying to think of something "special" to do for her 80th, I remembered her wish - that also fit in well with her desire to return to San Francisco - where I lived for 14 years - and she visited twice. As a frequent cross country flyer... More 

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

This fall I decided that I needed to go on a solo adventure and seek out parts of the country I'd never seen before. Somewhat on a whim I booked a trip on the California Zephyr Amtrak line and I couldn't be happier with how my trip panned out. Having never traveled by train, I was a little nervous but... More 

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Oakland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I had such a great trip on the California Zephyr from Emeryville to Moab, Utah (actually nearest stop is Green River). Sleeper car was a good choice...slept well, ate well, beautiful views.

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Swaffham, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Oh my, oh my, oh my! This was amazing, I smile just thinking about it. We travelled from Chicago through to the last stop, Emmeryville. 2 nights, three days. We booked a cabin with shower and toilet. I recommend this if you can afford this. Whilst we barely used it in daylight we found it invaluable to catch up on... More 

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