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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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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