Tips for a train trip across the West.
August 23, 2009 9:00 PM Subscribe
In September, I've got 10 days to see everything I can see from Minneapolis to Portland, OR along the route of Amtrak's Empire Builder
. Know anything about these places? I'm looking for some Metafilter reconnaissance about my route.
posted by the jam to travel & transportation (16 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
My vague plans so far:
- Camping at the Minnesota State Fair
- Camping in Glacier National Park, being eaten by bears
- Another yet-to-be-determined stopover in Idaho or Washington
- Powell's Books, Stumptown Coffee in Portland
That's all I have so far. While I'm a fan of winging it, I'd still appreciate any suggestions of things to see, hikes to take, sites to camp, friendly coffee shops and bars in the cities, or anything you can throw at me, really -- this is my first time visiting this part of the country.