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Chicago Union Station
225 S. Canal St.
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 655-2101

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Metropolitan Lounge for First Class (sleeping car) passengers: features comfortable seating, an attendant, phone, self-service soft drink bar, baggage area and restroom. Open 8:30a to 9:00p daily.

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Station layout
Street map of downtown Chicago, courtesy Illinois DOT
Regional map of Amtrak and Metra commuter rail routes, courtesy IDOT

Note: In the tables below, links appear in color. Click any address link to get driving directions from station. All links open in a separate window. Listings appear only as a convenience, are subject to change without notice and do not constitute endorsement.

POINTS OF INTEREST

Willis Tower
233 S Wacker Dr - 2 blk E
(312) 875-9696
Observation 'Skydeck' on 103rd floor. At 1,450 ft, tallest building in the United States. Formerly known as Sears Tower.
Chase Bank Tower
10 S Dearborn St - 0.7 mi NE
(312) 893-2956
Auditorium hosts live recording most Thursdays of the NPR quiz show Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
Robert Morris College, main campus
401 S State St - 0.8 mi E (at Jackson)
(312) 935-6800
Goodman Theatre
170 N Dearborn - 0.9 mi NE
(312) 443-3800
1925 theater offering a variety of shows.
Harold Washington Library Center
400 S State St - 1.0 mi E (at Van Buren)
(312) 733-LIBRARY
Nation's largest municipal public library building. Open daily.
Chicago Architecture Foundation
224 S Michigan Ave - 1.1 mi E (at Jackson, the historic Santa Fe Building)
(312) 922-3432
930am-5pm daily. Architectural tours, gallery, giftshop highlighting Chicago's spectacular architecture.
Art Institute of Chicago
111 S Michigan Ave - 1.2 mi E (at Adams Street)
(312) 443-3600
Open daily. Admission: adults $8, children $5.
University of Illinois-Chicago
1200 W Harrison St - 1.2 mi W (CTA Blue Line, Forest Park branch, UIC-Halstead stop)
(312) 996-7000
Museum of Broadcast Communications
400 N State St Ste 240 - 1.3 mi NE
(312) 629-6000
Scheduled to open to the public in 2010
Millennium Park
201 E Randolph St - 1.5 mi NE (CTA bus 151 direct from Union Station, NW corner of Grant Pa)
(312) 742-1168
Site of BP Bridge, Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Harris Theater, Lurie Garden, Crown Fountain
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E Chicago Ave - 1.5 mi NE
(312) 280-2660
The Magnificent Mile
625 N Michigan Ave - 1.7 mi NE (Michigan Avenue north from the Chicago River to Oak Street)
(312) 642-3570
8-blk shopping, dining and entertainment district.
Chicago Antique Market
150 N Ogden - 1.7 mi W (address approximate - district is on W Randolph St. between)
(312) 951-9939
Indoor and outdoor urban antique flea market, last Sunday of month, May-Oct. Admission $8, under 12 free.
Lookingglass Theatre in the Water Tower
821 N Michigan Avenue - 2.1 mi NE
(312) 337-0665
Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum
1300 S Lake Shore Drive - 2.1 mi SE
(312) 922-STAR
9 am - 5 pm Sun-Thurs; 9 am - 9 pm Fri-Sat. Admission: $5 adult, $4 children 4-17.
Field Museum of Natural History
1400 S Lake Shore Drive - 2.2 mi SE
(312) 922-9410
Open daily, 9am-5pm. Admission: adults $7, children 3-17 $4.
Shedd Aquarium/Oceanarium
1200 S Lake Shore Dr - 2.2 mi SE
(312) 939-2438
Open daily 9am-5pm. Admission: adults $11, children 3-11 $9.
Navy Pier
700 E Grand Ave - 2.4 mi NE
(312) 595-7437
Daily 10am-8pm. Shopping, origin for Chicago River and Lake Michigan shoreline boat tours. Large Ferris wheel offers spectacular view of lake and Chicago skyline.
Chicago History Museum
1601 N Clark - 2.5 mi N
(312) 642-4600
930am-430pm Mon-Sat; 12-5 Sun.
Wrigley Field
1060 W Addison St - 6.1 mi N (Take CTA Red Line north to Addison station; ballpark is 1 bl)
(773) 404-CUBS
Built in 1914, Wrigley Field is the 2nd oldest surviving ballpark in the majors. Tours ($15/person) available on selected Saturdays May-Sept.
Museum of Science and Industry
5700 S Lake Shore Drive - 8.0 mi S (in historic Hyde Park)
(773) 684-1414
Includes special passenger train exhibit
University of Chicago
5801 S Ellis Ave - 8.7 mi S (Metra-IC line, Hyde Park-59th St. stop)
(773) 702-1234
Northwestern University
633 Clark St - 15.1 mi N (CTA Purple Line, Linden stop; Metra UP-N, Davis stop. In Eva)
(312) 503-8649
A. Philip Randolph/Pullman Porter Museum
10406 S Maryland Ave - 16.0 mi S (in Pullman Historic District)
(773) 928-3935
Open Tuesday-Saturday. Admission: $5
UPCOMING EVENTS

thru Feb 21 Voyage To South America: Andean Art in the Spanish Empire (Exhibit)
Art Institute of Chicago
Feb 14 Chinese New Year Parade (Parade)
Wentworth from 24th to 22nd St.
Mar 12 St. Patrick's Day Parade (Parade)
Columbus Dr
Mar 12-20 Chicagoland Flower and Garden Show (Show)
Navy Pier Festival Halls A-B
Apr 17 Chicagoland Railroadiana Show (Trains)
Glenbard South High School
May 4-8 UIC Spring Commencements (Academic)
University of Illinois-Chicago
May 22 13.1 Marathon (Running)
South Shore Cultural Center
May 29 Bike the Drive (Miscellaneous)
Grant Park
Oct 16 St Charles Railroadiana Show and Sale (Trains)
Kane County Fairgrounds
DRIVING DIRECTIONS

 
Use this form to get point-to-point directions:
Street address
City State
PARKING

Union Station Self Park 1000 spaces. On station grounds. 500 short-term, 500 long-term spaces available. Security on duty 24 hr. (312) 786-0111

RENTAL CAR LOCATIONS

enterprise 555 W Madison - 000.05 blk NW
(312) 906-8300, 1-800-RENT-A-CAR
Will pick up with advance notice.
national 203 N La Salle - 000.9 mi NE
(312) 236-2581, 1-800-CAR-RENT
Will reimburse cab fare with receipt.
avis 214 N Clark St - 001.0 mi NE
(312) 782-8701, 1-800-831-AVIS
budget 65 E Lake St - 001.3 mi NE
(773) 686-6800, 1-800-527-0700
Will pick up with advance notice.
hertz in Chicago Union Station - n/a
(312) 928-0539, 1-800-654-3131
Participates in Amtrak Guest Rewards.
HOTELS

laquinta Suites 1 S. Franklin - 000.4 mi NE
(312) 558-1020, 1-800-531-5900
silversmith 10 S Wabash - 000.5 mi E (On Wabash, between Madison and Monroe.)
(312) 372-7696, 1-800-979-0084
Formerly Crowne Plaza.
w City Center 172 W Adams St - 000.5 mi E
(312) 332-1200, 1-888-625-5144
Participates in Amtrak Guest Rewards.
holiday Hotel and Suites 506 W Harrison St - 000.5 mi S
(312) 957-9100, 1-800-HOLIDAY
hilton Palmer House 17 E Monroe St - 000.8 mi E
(312) 726-7500, 1-800-HILTONS
Participates in Amtrak Guest Rewards.
holiday Mart Plaza 350 N Orleans - 000.8 mi N
(312) 836-5000, 1-800-HOLIDAY
Hotel Allegro 171 W Randolph - 000.8 mi NE (near Randolph & LaSalle)
(312) 236-1826
Burnham Hotel 1 W Washington - 000.9 mi NE (Washington & Dearborm)
(312) 782-1111
westin River North 320 N Dearborn St - 001.1 mi NE
(312) 744-1900, 1-800-937-8461
Participates in Amtrak Guest Rewards.
congress Congress Plaza Hotel 520 S Michigan Ave - 001.2 mi E
(312) 427-3800, 1-800-635-1666
hotel71 71 E Wacker Drive - 001.2 mi NE
(312) 346-7100, 1-800-621-4005
monaco Hotel Monaco 225 N Wabash - 001.2 mi NE
(312) 346-6585, 1-866-610-0081
formerly Oxford House.
hilton Chicago 722 S Michigan Ave - 001.3 mi SE
(312) 922-4400, 1-800-HILTONS
Participates in Amtrak Guest Rewards.
hyatt 151 E Wacker Drive - 001.4 mi NE
(312) 565-1234, 1-800-233-1234
embassy Embassy Suites 600 N State St - 001.5 mi NE
(312) 943-3800, 1-800-EMBASSY
Participates in Amtrak Guest Rewards.
swissotel 323 E Wacker Drive - 001.5 mi NE
(312) 565-0565, 1-800-63-SWISS
hiltongarden Magnificent Mile 10 E Grand Ave - 001.6 mi NE
(312) 595-0000, 1-877-STAY-HGI
Participates in Amtrak Guest Rewards.
marriott Chicago Downtown 540 N Michigan Ave - 001.6 mi NE
(312) 836-0100, 1-800-228-9290
Participates in Amtrak Guest Rewards.
holidayx Hotel Cass 640 N Wabash - 001.7 mi NE (Wabash & Ontario)
(312) 787-4030, 1-800-HOLIDAY
homewood Chicago-Downtown 40 E Grand Ave - 001.7 mi NE
(312) 644-2222, 1-800-CALL-HOME
sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers 301 E North Water St - 001.7 mi NE
(312) 464-1000, 1-800-325-3535
Participates in Amtrak Guest Rewards.
courtyard Magnificent Mile 165 E Ontario St - 001.8 mi NE
(312) 573-0800, 1-800-231-2211
crowne Allerton 701 N Michigan Ave - 001.8 mi NE
(312) 440-1500, 1-800-2-CROWNE
redroof Red Roof Inn 162 E Ontario St - 001.8 mi NE
(312) 787-3580, 1-800-THE-ROOF
wyndham Chicago 633 N St. Clair - 001.9 mi NE
(312) 573-0300, 1-800-WYNDHAM
Whitehall Hotel 105 E. Delaware Pl - 002.1 mi NE
(312) 944-6300
fairfield 216 E Ontario - 002.1 mi NE
(312) 787-8714, 1-800-228-2800
millennium Knickerbocker 163 E Walton Place - 002.3 mi NE
(312) 751-8100
Seneca Hotel and Suites 200 E Chestnut St - 002.4 mi NE (near Chestnut and N Michigan)
(312) 787-8900
Ambassador East 1301 N State Parkway - 002.5 mi N
(312) 787-7200
Belden-Stratford 2300 Lincoln Park West - 003.5 mi N
(773) 281-2900
LOCAL TRANSIT

Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach/Van Galder Bus
1-800-747-0994
Connecting service to Rockford, IL; Beloit, WI; Janesville, WI; South Madison and Madison, WI.

Local Bus Chicago Transit Authority
(312) 836-7000

Light Rail CTA Elevated Railway ('the el')
(312) 836-7000

Commuter Rail Metra - BNSF, Heritage, SouthWest
Chicago Union Station (South Terminal)
(312) 836-7000

Metra - Milwaukee Dist., North Central
Chicago Union Station (North Terminal)
(312) 836-7000

Metra - Rock Island
La Salle Street Station - 7 blk SE (La Salle and Van Buren)
(312) 836-7000
Service to Joliet.

Metra - UP
Ogilvie Transportation Center - 3 blk N (former North Western Station)
(312) 836-7000
Service to points north and northwest.

South Shore Line
Randolph Street Station - 10 blk E (Michigan and Randolph Sts.)
Service to points south and southeast.

Intercity Bus
630 W Harrison St. - 4 blk SW
(312) 408-5980

Airport Chicago Midway - MDW
5700 S Cicero - 12.0 mi SW (Accessible by CTA Orange Line via Quincy station, 3 blk E)
(773) 838-0600

Chicago O'Hare International - ORD
10000 W O'Hare - 17.0 mi NW (Accessible by CTA Blue Line via Clinton station, 2 blk S)
1-800-832-6352
$25 by taxi, $15 by limo.

Taxi Chicago City Taxi
(773) 980-0909

Mayflower Care Cabs
1-800-233-0806
For passengers with special mobility requirements.

Shoreline Water Taxi
200 S Wacker Dr - 4 blk NW (Union Station/Willis Tower stop)
(312) 268-6066
Operates spring-fall. Stops include Michigan Ave., Navy Pier and Museum Complex.

Yellow Cab
(312) 829-4222

LOCAL NEWS OUTLETS

Chicago Tribune  •  www.tribune.com
WBBM (2, CBS)  •  www.cbs2chicago.com
WFLD (32, Fox)  •  www.foxchicago.com
WGN (9, CW)  •  wgntv.trb.com
WLS (7, ABC)  •  www.abc7chicago.com
WMAQ (5, NBC)  •  www.nbc5.com
Chicago Reader  •  www.chireader.com
VISITOR INFORMATION

Chicago Convention and Tourist Bureau 2301 Lake Shore Drive (in McCormick Place)
Chicago, IL 60616-1490
1-800-2CONNECT

Chicago Water Works Visitor Center Water tower was one of few surviving structures from fire of 1871.
163 E Pearson (in historic water tower)
Chicago, IL 60611-2162


Cultural Center and Visitor Information Center Open daily 10am-5pm. Extensive information on what to see and do when visiting Chicago.
77 E Randolph (Corner of Randolph and Michigan Avenue.)
Chicago, IL 60601-7503


Sen. Richard J. Durbin
(D)

711 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-2152

Sen. Mark Kirk
(R)

524 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-2854

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