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Chicago - Milwaukee

The Hiawatha Service offers a swift and enjoyable ride between two of the Midwest's most dynamic cities. Along the way, passengers can immerse themselves in the scenic beauty of the lake, the architectural wonders of the urban landscape, and the warmth of small-town Midwest charm. The diversity of experiences within such a short distance makes this route a favorite for both commuters and tourists alike, providing a unique perspective on the cultural richness and natural splendor of the region.

Whether for business, pleasure, or simply a change of scenery, the Hiawatha Service is a journey that engages and delights, leaving travelers with lasting impressions and a renewed appreciation for the interconnectedness of these two great cities.

2 hours

Trip Time

86 mi (138 km)

Trip Length

Multiple Daily


Route Highlights

Chicago, Illinois: Starting in Chicago, passengers are presented with an endless array of attractions. The iconic skyline is home to renowned sites like Navy Pier, Millennium Park, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the historic Chicago Theatre.

Glenview, Illinois: Glenview is a suburb with a blend of urban conveniences and charming residential areas. The town's Grove National Historic Landmark offers 145 acres of nature preserve, showcasing the region's natural beauty and historical significance.

Lake Michigan Shoreline: Throughout the journey, passengers can catch glimpses of Lake Michigan's shoreline. The serene views of this Great Lake, especially during sunrise or sunset, provide a tranquil and picturesque backdrop to the travel experience.

Sturtevant, Wisconsin: As the train crosses into Wisconsin, Sturtevant welcomes passengers with its peaceful ambiance. The village's proximity to the beautiful North Park and South Park offers opportunities for outdoor recreation and relaxation.

Milwaukee Airport, Wisconsin: A convenient stop for travelers, the Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport station provides easy access to flights. The airport itself is filled with shops, dining options, and displays of Wisconsin's aviation history.

Menomonee River Valley, Wisconsin: Between the airport and downtown Milwaukee, the train passes the revitalized Menomonee River Valley. Once an industrial area, it's now home to parks, trails, businesses, and the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, highlighting the city's commitment to urban renewal.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Milwaukee is known for its breweries, art scene, and lakefront beauty. The Milwaukee Art Museum's stunning architecture, the Historic Third Ward's boutiques, and the Harley-Davidson Museum's tribute to motorcycling culture are just a few must-visit sites.


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