Northwest National Parks Tour

Although this brochure prominently mentions Amtrak, and advises potential customers to “See Amtrak or your travel agent,” the tour was actually organized by a private company called Grand National Tours. Notice that the cover illustration shows the Great Northern Empire Builder near Glacier Park, not one of the destinations on the tour. Except for an optional ride from Portland to Seattle, the entire tour was by bus, not train.

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The twelve-day tour visited Olympic Park, Victoria, the San Juan Islands, North Cascades Park, Mt. Rainier Park, the Columbia Gorge, Crater Lake, Redwoods Park, and the Oregon Coast. The lowest possible price for the tour of $836 (about $2,500 in today’s money) included bus transportation, hotels, and park admissions, but only one meal in the entire twelve days.

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