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Old 04-28-2020, 03:09 PM
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I rode it last summer and enjoyed it. It gets dark much later in the summer so you get to see the mountains. The stretch between Minneapolis and Milwaukee is along the Mississippi river for hundreds of miles with great scenery. Even a narration of local history.
it probably seemed like it was hundreds of miles on a train, in reality Hastings to LaCrosse is about 130 miles
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Old 05-01-2020, 03:50 PM
 
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Hi all. We are contemplating traveling/sight-seeing by train, traveling through the Northern Rockies and down the Pacific coast. We have only experienced 8 hours or less train trips between major cities. We would love to hear about others' experiences, recommendations and tips on scenic train trips (especially in the Rockies and NW states.
Amtrak’s Coast Starlight is a beautiful trip. I took it a few years ago between Portland and Seattle.
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Old 05-01-2020, 03:55 PM
 
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I traveled on California Zephir (SF -> Chicago, through Rockies) multiple times.
It's many times more interesting trip than coastal train trip (Coast Starlight), which I've also done about 3 times. I don't particularly care for MN->Seattle route, also, even though I only drove through those places by car, just not so much sightseeing. Highly recommend Zephyr though, this would be unforgettable trip.
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