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Top 10 Best Train Rides In The U.S.

1. Rockies to the Red Rocks

Rocky Mountaineer offers 2-day train ride from Denver to Moab with glass-dome top.

2. Coast Starlight

Take a scenic train journey from Los Angeles to Seattle, stopping at major cities along the way.

3. The Grand Canyon Railway

Take a scenic train journey from Williams to the Grand Canyon, with stunning views of the desert landscape along the way.

4. The Empire Builder

If you're looking for a unique and memorable way to see the country, the Empire Builder is a great option. The train is comfortable and relaxing, and you'll get to experience some of the best scenery in the United States.

5. The Alaska Denali Star

The train journey takes about 12 hours, so it's a good idea to book a roomette or bedroom so you can relax and enjoy the scenery. If you're traveling during the summer, you can also book a dome car, which has a glass ceiling so you can get a 360-degree view of the surroundings.

6. The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

Enjoy a 4.5-hour scenic train ride along the Nantahala River and Fontana Lake, departing from Bryson City.

7. The Mount Washington Cog Railway

The Cog Railway in Bretton Woods, NH takes passengers up Mount Washington for breathtaking views of Canada and the Atlantic.

8. The Napa Valley Wine Train

In Napa Valley, CA, indulge in a scenic journey through wine country aboard a vintage Pullman railcar, savoring exquisite meals and wines while admiring picturesque wineries and vineyard-covered hills.

9. The Hawaiian Railway Society

Uncover Oahu's hidden treasures on a vintage scenic train, once a sugar-cane hauler, traversing sisal plantations, ghost towns, and offering exclusive rides in the elegant 1900 parlor car on select Sundays (reservation needed).

10. Durango Narrow Gauge Railroad

Discover the stunning San Juan Mountains aboard the historic Narrow Gauge Railroad, winding between Durango and Silverton, crossing the Animas River, and revealing remnants of mining camps and stagecoach trails amidst towering 14,000ft peaks.

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