The Midwest Rail Rangers, a partner of the Indiana Dunes State Park, present on-board educational programs aboard the South Shore Line train between Chicago and Michigan City and South Bend.

Ride and learn about everything outside the window between Chicago and Michigan City or South Bend... including the Indiana Dunes State Park! The landscape gets a whole new perspective when seen from the historic South Shore Line route.

Programs take place on select Thursdays and Saturdays, approximately two times per month.

Before you plan a trip, please visit or e-mail for more details.

Please note that the Rail Rangers' narration is only presented in one car of the train, where seating is provided on a first come, first serve basis. Look for the car that has yellow signs on the inside to find the Rail Rangers car (normally towards the middle of the train). Reservations are neither needed, nor accepted. A regular train ticket is needed to participate in this program and can be purchased from a South Shore Line ticket agent or vending machine. Ticket prices are approximately $30 roundtrip from Chicago-Millennium to South Bend-Airport.