June 23, 2014 Take the Kids Out of Town For Free This Summer

Marc Magliari

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Weekend travel deal for Chicago-Milwaukee Hiawatha Service

CHICAGO and MADISON – Beaches, museums, restaurants, concerts, festivals and other events are just a train ride away this summer in Milwaukee and Chicago. Adults can bring kids ages 2-12 along for free on Friday, Saturday and Sunday aboard the Amtrak Hiawatha Service trains from now through the end of August.

Each adult can take up to two children along at no charge on the daily route with stops at Milwaukee Airport and Sturtevant in Wisconsin and Glenview, Ill. There are only two blackout dates (July 6 and Aug. 29) and discount code V671 must be used when booking on Amtrak.com, using Amtrak mobile apps and Quik-TrakSM ticketing kiosks, by calling 800-USA-RAIL or by visiting staffed Amtrak stations. Details are on Amtrak.com.

There are seven Amtrak Hiawatha Service round-trips Mondays through Saturdays and six round-trips on Sundays. Free AmtrakConnect® Wi-Fi was introduced this year on the Hiawathas, which are operated by Amtrak under contracts with state departments of transportation in Wisconsin and Illinois. With more than 800,000 annual passengers, it is the busiest Amtrak corridor in the Midwest.

About Amtrak®

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