#4 LOCAL TRAIN RIDES
We highly recommend taking advantage of the unique downtown areas and train stations in the south suburbs! All summer, up to 3 kids (up to 11 yrs) ride free with each adult fare, which makes this an exciting and inexpensive activity for families. Your children will love to watch the sites fly by through the train window, even on a short ride. You don't have to go downtown Chicago to take the train! Here is a fun suggestion, or create your own itinerary at www.MetraRail.com.
- Metra Electric Line - 211th Street to Homewood: Park at stroller-friendly 211th Street station in Park Forest, IL, and take the train to beautiful downtown Homewood. Grab a coffee at Redbird Cafe, take a walk to the Homewood Public Library, then to Irwin Park, then back to the train station for the ride home!
Cost: Kids ride free
Where: All Metra stations
When: All Summer long