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Old 07-20-2009, 04:12 PM   #1
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Visiting Chicago

We are leaving this week for our big trip and eager to visit Chicago. We are really short on time. Does anyone know of a place to park the RV while we hop on a train to visit the city just for the day? We won't have the toad, and while we have reservations for Indiana Dunes, I would prefer not to travel 2 hours round trip, then still have to drive through the city the next day to get to Wisconsin.

Any recommendations for daily RV parking? I am not too keen on leaving it at the train station; too worried about break-ins or damage.

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I don't want to be someone who "rains on your parade," BUT...sometimes the lack of response to a post can be meaningful. Chicago is a BEAUTIFUL city up by the lake, BUT, it's a heck of a trick getting there, and, unfortuantely,Chicago is anything but RV'r friendly. Be careful where you leave your rig for your day visit. If you discover a good option, PLEASE post it for others who have a desire to visit. Steve

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Old 07-23-2009, 09:20 PM   #3
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Check out Illinois Beach State Park near Zion, IL ...

It is near a train station ... and not far from the WI border ...

I think you will find more information by using Google ... (or your favorite search engine)
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I have family that live in Chicago and go there all the time. I would look at the South West area. Oak Forest, Tinley Park, This is right off Rt. 294. You can leave your coach in that area with no problems. Train near. I would look at Tinley Park close to Train. Maybe a Wal-Mart to park it at. This is a nice area.
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Don't mean to hijack your thread 'amy5708'... but maybe my question will help you too.

We too are planning a stop in the Chicago area, next spring. We plan on spending about 3 nights at Indiana Dunes State Park. We will have our toad and thought we'd drive to Gary and then try and catch the train on into downtown Chicago. Then use local public transportation to get around to the different sites. Or, does anyone with the know think we should just drive our toad? Not sure about parking, etc. which was why we thought of the public transportation first.
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