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Historic Pullman Foundation Visitor Center

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Emerging Foundation has new visitor center

The Center tells the story of George Pullman, who revolutionized train travel by introducing a... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2018
Fargo, North Dakota

One of the newest national park sites is interesting. I actually rode in the Empire Builder to... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2017
Shelby Township, Michigan
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Reviewed 16 August 2018

We visited this because of the National Park Service - Junior Ranger Program. What we found was a rich history of the entire Pullman experience. The visitor center has several displays and a movie. The Ranger was a great help telling us about area and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DiAlJo
Reviewed 15 March 2018

The Center tells the story of George Pullman, who revolutionized train travel by introducing a comfortable “palace car.” He developed the town of Pullman, the nation's first industrial planned community. It helped establish the American labor movement, and usher in the era of civil rights....More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

One of the newest national park sites is interesting. I actually rode in the Empire Builder to Whitefish, Montana. It was a rockin-n-arollin. So I was fascinated by the accomplishments of George Pullman.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

It is a small but nice place to visit. Didn't get a chance to do the tour, but was able to drive and walk around. Staff was very friendly. They have a video to watch at the visitors center.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Being a new national monument (2015) the visitor center is not what you would expect. Feels like a small museum on a small budget. BUT the woman working there was super friendly and helpful. She gave me a map of the neighborhood/Pullman town and told...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Kimberly K
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We were lucky to visit Pullman National Monument during our trip to Chicago. We were staying downtown Chicago and it was about $25 each way using Uber. We started at the visitor center where we watch the film. It was great to get the background...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

The homes on the tour this year, are wonderfully renovated especially #9. Very interesting having glimpse of yesteryear.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 24 December 2015

I live in Chicago for 20 years and I always wanted to go and visit Pullman District but is so out of the way where I live and I couldn't find anyone who wanted to go there with me, because this area is consider dangerous...More

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed 19 September 2015

I have NEVER had a bad experience with a National Park before and this was the first. I was really looking forward to visiting this site. When we got there, the guy at the front desk was reading, looked up, and said "Hiii? Can I...More

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank Spirit7dancer
Reviewed 12 March 2015

Chicago's first National Park (Feb 19, 2015). It's on the South side of Chicago. There was a tour Oct.,2011, Another Dec., 2014, covering history, labor issues, construction. The weather is not bad on Chicago standards; not good on Ft. Lauderdale standards. But I went now....More

Date of experience: March 2015
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Response from S8674RWsusanm | Reviewed this property |
I did not see anything within. a block or two. There are places within two to three miles.