The 17 Most Gorgeous Scenic Train Rides You Can Take In America

Cars are king these days, but there’s something to be said for winding through the beautiful landscapes of America in an old-fashioned train car.

These are the most scenic train rides in the country, and they’ll allow you tee the sights without lifting a finger….except, perhaps, to lift your drink. Skip the traffic and cruise through valleys, mountains and fields of this nation on one of these dreamy railroad adventures.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

There’s truly nothing like an classic railway adventure. For more U.S. travel inspiration, check out our list of the 24 places you absolutely must go in America in 2017.