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Win A Trip From Chicago To The Grand Canyon on Amtrak Rail

Car Rental & Rail | Amtrak | Gabe Zaldivar | July 07, 2016

Win A Trip From Chicago To The Grand Canyon on Amtrak Rail

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If you love pastoral peace on a classic form of transportation to one of the most beloved places in the United States then you’ll want to make note of this month’s most highly intriguing travel sweepstakes.

The National Park Service is celebrating its momentous centennial with a giveaway that will have lucky winners riding the rail to the Grand Canyon.

The National Park Foundation, in partnership with Find Your Park/Encuentra Tu Parque, is holding the Centennial Summer Sweepstakes, which takes place from now until Aug. 1, 2016.

All you need to do is enter your information and wait patiently for news that you will have the opportunity to appreciate a large expanse of this great nation.

We so often choose to fly to our destinations, negating unforgettable experiences for immediacy.

But this sweepstakes is about taking the time to truly savor the sweeping views from the breathtaking vantage of a modern train.

Thanks to Amtrak Vacations, the winner gets two Amtrak tickets from Chicago to the Grand Canyon along with hotel accommodations for three nights.

So you are starting in a city beloved for its cosmopolitan options for tourists and ending in a fairly untouched piece of paradise.

While that would be enough to get anyone to sign up, the sweepstakes also features a Motorcoach tour of the Grand Canyon and a jaunt on the Grand Canyon Railway.

And because the contest is about offering a deep appreciation for the country’s greatest natural landmarks, winners are also promised two Southwest gift cards as well as a couple passes for the entire year that enable enjoyment of National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands.

For those not familiar, Find Your Park is an organization that encourages tourists from all over to share and nurture an appreciation for these natural wonders.

While only a couple of fortunate travelers will get this rare opportunity, the contest does promote an important idea during the best season of the year, which is nurturing a universal respect and enjoyment of our gorgeous national parks. 

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