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Reasons to Ride

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4/22/2019 - 5/6/2019


There's always something worth seeing in the cities served by the Texas Eagle, Heartland Flyer, Sunset Limited, Missouri River Runner trains and connecting service. And because the Amtrak station is usually downtown, you'll arrive at the center of everything. Or very close to it.

Pandas

Austin, TX
thru Aug 31
Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave
Working to help pandas avoid extinction.

Dining at The Berghoff

Chicago, IL
thru Jan 10
17 West Adams (5 blk. east of Union Station)
A Chicago tradition. Hours 11am-9pm Mon-Sat.

Elevated Architecture-Chicago's South Side by El

Chicago, IL
thru Jan 14
Chicago Architectural Foundation, 224 S. Michigan
$26 plus CTA ticket; see website for tour details

Dining at Miller's Pub

Chicago, IL
thru Jan 17
134 South Wabash
A Chicago dining tradition since 1935.

Thoroughbred season

Hot Springs, AR
thru May 4
Oaklawn Jockey Club
57 racing dates total. Final week is Racing Festival of the South.

Hill Country Flyer

Austin, TX
thru May 30
401 E Whitestone Blvd, Cedar Park
Saturdays only, train trip from Cedar Park to Burnett and return

Why This Valley?

Arcadia, MO
thru Apr 30
Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site, 118 Maple St
Artifacts pertaining to this valley's natural resources and their use in the 1800s and early 1900s

55 Years

Dallas, TX
thru Aug 4
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, 411 Elm St
Visual timeline of JFK's image over the last five decades.

Thoroughbred Racing Season

Oklahoma City, OK
thru Jun 1
Remington Park
Thursday-Sunday only.

Six Flags St. Louis season

Kirkwood, MO
thru Dec 31
Six Flags St. Louis, 4841 Six Flags Rd
Open weekends April March 23-Dec 31, daily May 15-Aug 13. .

The American Passion Play

Bloomington [Normal], IL
thru Apr 27
Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, 100 E Mulberry St
Dramatization of Jesus' entire three-year ministry. Oldest continually performed passion play in USA. Five weekend performances. All seats $25.

Scarborough Faire

Dallas, TX
thru May 27
Waxahachie (25 mi S)
Events reenacting 16th Century Renaissance days. Sat-Sun and Memorial Day.

Magic Springs Theme Park

Hot Springs, AR
thru Nov 3
Magic Springs
Open weekends Apr 6-Nov 3, daily May 27-Aug 11

Regional High School Art Exhibit

Poplar Bluff, MO
thru Apr 28
Margaret Harwell Art Museum
Over 100 juried works by students from 21 area high schools.

Beehive, the 60s Musical

Oklahoma City, OK
thru May 4
Pollard Theatre, 120 W Harrison Ave, Guthrie OK

Motown: The Sound of Young America

Austin, TX
thru Jan 26
Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, 2313 Red River St
Exhibit celebrating 60th anniversary of the birth of Motown Records

Dodgers homestand

Oklahoma City, OK
thru Apr 22
Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark
3 vs Omaha, 4 vs Iowa

Native Gardens

Little Rock, AR
thru May 5
Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main St

Pima County Fair

Tucson, AZ
thru Apr 28
Pima County Fair Grounds, 1130 S Houghton Rd

Fiesta San Antonio

San Antonio, TX
thru Apr 28
River Walk and downtown San Antonio
Carnivals, fireworks, entertainment and spectacular ethnic feasts.

Cardinals homestand

St. Louis, MO
thru Apr 28
Busch Stadium
v. New York Mets, Milwaukee, Cincinnati

Cubs homestand

Chicago, IL
thru Apr 25
Wrigley Field
3 vs Arizona, 3 vs LA Dodgers

Arkansas Travelers homestand

Little Rock, AR
Apr 22-29
Dickey-Stephens Park, North Little Rock
4 vs Frisco, 4 vs Amarillo

PGA Zurich Classic of New Orleans

New Orleans, LA
Apr 22-28
TPC Louisiana, in Avondale

Astros homestand

Houston, TX
Apr 22-28
Minute Maid Park
3 vs Minnesota, 4 vs Cleveland

Festival International de Louisiane

Lafayette, LA
Apr 24-28
downtown Lafayette
5 music stages, food court areas, street musicians and animators, arts and crafts boutiques, art galleries, beverage stands, cultural workshops, international cooking demonstrations and a world music store.

USA Film Festival

Dallas, TX
Apr 24-28
Angelika Film Center
60+ visiting filmmakers in attendance with 100+ films. Includes annual Short Film & Video Competition.

Missions homestand

San Antonio, TX
Apr 24-28
Wolff Stadium
5 vs Oklahoma City

Moontower Comedy Festival

Austin, TX
Apr 24-27
Paramount Theatre, 731 Congress Ave
Divers mix of comedians, podcasters and performers.

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

New Orleans, LA
Apr 25 - May 9
Fair Grounds Race Course

St. Louis Storytelling Festival

St. Louis, MO
Apr 25 - May 4
Locations include Touhill Performing Arts Center, UMSL campus

Rodeo Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi, TX
Apr 25-28
American Bank Center

Arkansas Literacy Festival

Little Rock, AR
Apr 25-28
River Market, 400 E Markham; Central Arkansas Library area
Events for children, teens and adults, with authors from across the country.

Pate Swap Meet

Fort Worth, TX
Apr 25-27
Texas Motor Speedway
One of the three largest auto swap meets in the country

Hill Country Film Festival

Austin, TX
Apr 25-28
Fritztown Cinema, 2254 US 87, Fredericksburg TX (80 mi west)

Sandburg Days: Festival for the Mind

Galesburg, IL
Apr 25-27
Various locations in Galesburg.
Literary, historical, musical, sporting and children's events, celebrating poet Carl Sandburg.

Texas Hill Country Wine and Food Festival

Austin, TX
Apr 26-28
Auditorium Shores, 950 W. Riverside

El Festival Espanol de Nuevo Iberia

New Iberia, LA
Apr 26-28
Bouligny Plaza
Celebrating New Iberia's Spanish roots with gala,

George Paul Memorial Bull Riding

Del Rio, TX
Apr 26-27
Val Verde County Fairgrounds
One of the nation's largest standalone bull-riding events.

Germanfest

Gainesville, TX
Apr 26-28
Muenster, TX, 15 mi W on U.S. Hwy 82

Royals homestand

Kansas City, MO
Apr 26 - May 2
Kauffman Stadium
3 vs Los Angeles Angeles, 4 vs TB

Dodgers homestand

Los Angeles, CA
Apr 26-28
Dodger Stadium
vs Pittsburg

Texas SandFest

Corpus Christi, TX
Apr 26-28
Port Aransas Beach, 1 mi S of Horace Caldwell Pier
Competition includes the works of 26 sand sculptors.

Cubs homestand

Chicago, IL
Apr 26 - May 5
Wrigley Field
3 v Detroit, 3 v Baltimore, 4 v Boston

Arizona Diamondbacks homestand

Maricopa, AZ
Apr 26 - May 1
Chase Field, Phoenix
3 v Cubs, 2 v Yankees

Race to Wrigley 5k

Chicago, IL
Apr 27
Historic Wrigley Field
5K/10K charity run through Lakewood neighborhoods

Eeyore's Birthday Party

Austin, TX
Apr 27
Pease Park, 1100 Kingsbury
11:00a-dark, live music noon to 6:00p.

Old Town Spring Texas Crawfish and Music Festival

Houston, TX
Apr 27-28
Old Town Spring Preservation Park (22mi north on I-45)
Food, music and festival fun, Fri-Sun only.

Big Bend Open Road Race

Sanderson, TX
Apr 27
U.S. 285 S, Fort Stockton to Sanderson and back
Texas' only open-road race: 118 mi round trip.

Fortress Festival

Fort Worth, TX
Apr 27-28
Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3401 W Lancaster
Premier north Texas music festival

Chicagoland Railroad Collectibles Show

Chicago, IL
Apr 28
Holiday Inn, Elk Grove Village IL
300 tables of railroad antiques and artifacts. 9am-3pm, admission $4.

Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon

Oklahoma City, OK
Apr 28
Oklahoma City National Memorial, 620 N Harvey Ave
Marathon, half marathon, relay, 5k walk, kids marathon

Dodgers homestand

Oklahoma City, OK
Apr 29 - May 2
Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark
4 vs Round Rock

Texas Rangers homestand

Dallas, TX
Apr 30 - May 5
Globe Life Park, in Arlington
2 vs Pittsburgh, 3 vs Toronto

Louisiana Pirate Festival

Lake Charles, LA
May 2-5
Lake Charles Civic Center grounds
Celebration of Lake Charles' pirate history and lore. Second largest festival in Lousiana.

Buccaneer Days

Corpus Christi, TX
May 2-12
Various downtown locations, including American Bank Center
Parades, barbecue cookoff, beauty pageant, carnival.

Pomona College Alumni Weekend

Pomona, CA
May 2-5
Pomona College campus, Claremont

Thibodaux Firemen's Fair

Schriever, LA
May 2-5
Firemen's Fair Grounds, in Thibodaux
Fundraiser benefiting the Thibodaux Volunteer Fire Department.

Mineola May Days

Mineola, TX
May 3-5
downtown
Live entertainment, arts and crafts, bean and barbecue cookoffs, large carnival, juried arts show

Huston-Tillotson Alumni Weekend

Austin, TX
May 3-5
HTU and various Austin venues

Missions homestand

San Antonio, TX
May 3-10
Wolff Stadium
4 vs Round Rock, 4 vs New Orleans

Cubs homestand

Chicago, IL
May 3-12
Wrigley Field
3 vs St Louis, 4 vs Miami, 3 vs Milwaukee

Wiley College Spring Commencement

Marshall, TX
May 4
Wiley College

USF Spring Commencement

Joliet, IL
May 4
University of St. Francis, 500 Wilcox St

Kids and Kites Festival

Chicago, IL
May 4
Cricket Hill in Lincoln Park

Old Pecan Street Spring Festival

Austin, TX
May 4-5
E 6th Street, between Congress and IH 35
Arts and crafts by 300 juried exhibitors, kids' activitives, live music on 6 stages.

Waco Gem and Mineral Show

McGregor, TX
May 4-5
Extraco Events Center, Creative Arts Building

Illinois Route 66 Red Carpet Corridor Festival

Pontiac, IL
May 4
Pontiac plus other communities between Towanda and Joliet

OCU Spring Commencement

Oklahoma City, OK
May 4
Oklahoma City University

Paul Quinn College Commencement

Dallas, TX
May 4
Paul Quinn College, 3837 Simpson-Stuart Rd

Taylor Blackland Prairie Days

Taylor, TX
May 4
Downtown Main Street, Heritage Square
Entertainment, food, arts and crafts

Schlitterbahn Summer Season

San Marcos, TX
May 4 - Sep 14
305 W Austin St, New Braunfels TX
Open weekends May 4-Sep 14, daily May June 1-Aug 17

Valley Rally Bike Tour

Pauls Valley, OK
May 4
Wacker Park, downtown Pauls Valley
3 bicycle rides through Arbuckle Mountains.

Tour of Hermann Gravel Challenge

Hermann, MO
May 4-5
Hermann City Park

Galveston Historic Homes Tour

Galveston, TX
May 4-12
various historic homes around Galveston
Sat-Sun only; tickets available from Galveston Historical Foundation.

Caddo Valley MTB Festival at Iron Mountain

Arkadelphia, AR
May 4-5
Spillway area, Lake DeGray State Park

IWU Spring Commencement

Bloomington [Normal], IL
May 5
Illinois Wesleyan University, 1312 Park St


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