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Reasons to Ride

All events
8/24/2019 - 9/7/2019

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.


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.

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. .

Magic Springs Theme Park

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

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

Schlitterbahn Summer Season

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

Navy Pier Fireworks

Chicago, IL
thru Aug 31
Navy Pier
Fireworks every Wed (930pm) and Sat (1015pm) evenings.

The American Royal

Kansas City, MO
thru Dec 8
American Royal Center
Livestock show, 4 horse shows, rodeo, top concerts, barbecue, parade

Cardinals homestand

St. Louis, MO
thru Aug 25
Busch Stadium
v. Milwaukee, Colorado

Astros homestand

Houston, TX
thru Aug 29
Minute Maid Park
4 vs Detroit, 3 vs Los Angeles Angels, 3 vs Tampa Bay

Arkansas Travelers homestand

Little Rock, AR
thru Aug 25
Dickey-Stephens Park, North Little Rock
3 vs Corpus Christi, 3 vs Amarillo

Dodgers homestand

Los Angeles, CA
thru Aug 25
Dodger Stadium
3 vs Toronto, 3 vs New York Yankees

Cubs homestand

Chicago, IL
thru Aug 25
Wrigley Field
3 vs San Francisco, 3 vs Washington

White Sox homestand

Chicago, IL
thru Aug 29
US Cellular Field
4 v Texas, 3 v Minnesota

Great American Duck Race

Deming, NM
thru Aug 25
Courthouse Park and other downtown locations
Games, entertainment, food, and duck races in a carnival atmosphere.

Chicago Jazz Festival

Chicago, IL
thru Sep 1
Millenium Park and Chicago Cultural Center

Missions homestand

San Antonio, TX
thru Aug 25
Wolff Stadium
3 vs Oklahoma City

Hidalgo County Fair

Lordsburg, NM
thru Aug 25
Hidalgo County Fairgrounds

Lincoln Balloon Festival

Lincoln, IL
thru Aug 24
Logan County Airport and downtown Lincoln
Hot air balloon launches


Austin, TX
Aug 24
Congress Ave. Bridge Bat Colony, Congress Avenue at Cesar Chavez
Arts and crafts, musical performances, and bat watching.

AIA Sandcastle Competition

Galveston, TX
Aug 24
East Beach
80-team competition: architects, desginers, engineers and contractors

Los Angeles City Birthday

Los Angeles, CA
Aug 24
El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument
Los Pobladores - Walk to Los Angeles reeenacts the original walk of Spanish settlers from San Gabriel. Artisan demonstrations, exhibits, food, and entertainment.

Sweet Corn Blues Festival

Bloomington [Normal], IL
Aug 24-25
Uptown Normal
Live music, corn eating contest

Dodgers homestand

Oklahoma City, OK
Aug 26 - Sep 2
Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark
4 vs Iowa, 4 vs New Orleans

Royals homestand

Kansas City, MO
Aug 26 - Sep 5
Kauffman Stadium
4 vs Oakland, 3 vs Baltimore, 3 vs Detroit

Central States Threshermen's Reunion

Pontiac, IL
Aug 29 - Sep 2
Thresherman's Park, 14975 E. 2200 North Road
Demonstrations, competitions, truck and tractor pulls, downtown parade, live music

Texas Rangers homestand

Dallas, TX
Aug 29 - Sep 1
Globe Life Park, in Arlington
4 vs Seattle

Arizona State v. Kent State

Tempe, AZ
Aug 29
Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe

Central Texas State Fair

Killeen, TX
Aug 29 - Sep 1
Bell County Expo Center, 301 W Loop 121, in Belton
Events include PBR bull riding.

Arizona Diamondbacks homestand

Maricopa, AZ
Aug 29 - Sep 4
Chase Field, Phoenix
4 v Dodgers, 3 v Padres

Cardinals homestand

St. Louis, MO
Aug 30 - Sep 5
Busch Stadium
v. Cincinnati, San Francisco

Rock River Thresheree

Janesville, WI
Aug 30 - Sep 2
Thresheree Grounds, Hwy 51 between Janesville and Edgerton
Festival celebrates antique farm equipment; events include Parade of Power every afternoon.

Brewmaster Craft Beer Festival

Galveston, TX
Aug 30 - Sep 1
Moody Gardens

Santa-Cali-Gon Days Festival

Independence, MO
Aug 30 - Sep 2
Historic Independence Square
Arts & crafts, carnival and food - celebrates the starting point of Santa Fe, California and Oregon Trails.

Cubs homestand

Chicago, IL
Aug 30 - Sep 3
Wrigley Field
3 vs Milwaukee, 2 vs Seattle

L. A. County Fair

Pomona, CA
Aug 30 - Sep 22
Wed-Sun each week

Hot Springs Jazz Fest

Hot Springs, AR
Aug 30 - Sep 1
various downtown locations
Concerts and clinics by a variety of jazz musicians. Admission required for some events.

TCU v. Arkansas - Pine Bluff

Fort Worth, TX
Aug 31
Amon Carter Stadium

Texas v. Louisiana Tech

Austin, TX
Aug 31
Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium

Kansas City Renaissance Festival

Kansas City, MO
Aug 31 - Oct 14
126th St. & Parallel Pkwy, Bonner Springs, KS
7-weekend event, plus Labor Day and Columbus Day

Marfa Lights Festival

Alpine, TX
Aug 31 - Sep 2
Presidio County Courthouse, Marfa, TX (22 mi W)
Crafts, live music, parade, celebrating the mysterious Marfa Lights.

UTEP v. Houston Baptist

El Paso, TX
Aug 31
Sun Bowl

Hot Springs Blues Festival

Hot Springs, AR
Aug 31
Hill Wheatley Plaza

Stearman Fly-In Days

Galesburg, IL
Sep 2-7
Galesburg Municipal Airport
Largest gathering of vintage WWII Stearman biplanes in the world. Formation flights, aerial demos and contests. Authentic USO show.

Dodgers homestand

Los Angeles, CA
Sep 2-8
Dodger Stadium
3 vs Colorado, 3 vs San Francisco

Million Dollar Quartet

Little Rock, AR
Sep 4 - Oct 6
Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main St

Astros homestand

Houston, TX
Sep 5-12
Minute Maid Park
4 vs Seattle, 4 vs Oakland

UCM v. Northeastern State

Warrensburg, MO
Sep 6
Audrey J Walton Stadium at Vernon Kennedy Field
Get the Red Out theme

Arizona State v. Sacramento State

Tempe, AZ
Sep 6
Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe

Gregg County Fair

Longview, TX
Sep 6-14
Longview Fairgrounds
Sponsored by Longview Jaycees.

White Sox homestand

Chicago, IL
Sep 6-12
US Cellular Field
3 v Los Angeles Angels, 3 v Kansas City

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