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Address: 11141 S Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago, IL 60628-4651
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A Real Sleeper

A truly interesting look into a part of Chicago's history. Pullman was one of the first company towns on the US, built by Pullman for his employees and their families. The rail... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 October 2016
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Edina, Minnesota
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West Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm local to the Chicagoland area so this was a spur of the moment visit. Not much to see if the visitors center is not open. The main building with the clock tower is being renovated as is the once magnificent hotel. The workers homes were impressive in red rows as is the church (being renovated) see a pattern. I... More 

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Edina, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

A truly interesting look into a part of Chicago's history. Pullman was one of the first company towns on the US, built by Pullman for his employees and their families. The rail car factory is a shell but the community still exists and seems to be thriving. Recently became a part of the National Park Service, hopefully that will lead... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Visited the first planned community, developed by George Pullman of the Pullman Car Fame. The community was built in 1881 and had his employees live in the community and work at his factory. He had independent retailers at his Arcade. Photos are of the hotel and executive housing and some housing for craftsmen, skilled laborers and the hourly workers. There... More 

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West Paducah, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

What a nice, up-n-coming neighborhood hidden away in a corner of the city. Restoration is underway, with more to come. We had a fun afternoon wandering the residential neighborhood, having lunch at the Pullman Cafe, and a tour/tasting at Argus Brewery. Great things to come for this area!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

There is a lot of history here, but not much signage. We took the train out from downtown Chicago at a reasonable price of $5 and arrived at 111th and Pullman station. We walked the half block and found ourselves at the closed Florence Hotel and then were thinking "now what..". Luckily one of the park guides stumbled across us... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

This is the 406th site added to the national park system and it should have a bright future. The visitors' center hosts a wonderful collection of Pullman Company (luxurious railroad cars) memorabilia and one of the finest videos of the history of this company town. A great place to visit with the family.

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Yukon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Step back in time at Pullman Historic District. Most of the homes have been restored to their original charms. The Florence Hotel is currently under renovation. The Pullman motor cars work site has proposed plans for restoration and public park use. The plans can be viewed at the NPS office. As well as the rich history and some artifacts from... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

We viewed the video here and looked at the exhibits in the Visitor Center. As we were leaving to walk around the historic district we met the superintendent of St. Croix National River in Wisconsin. He has been loaned to Pullman to help get the monument up and running. He was extremely helpful and suggested we also visit the A... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

Most of us probably have some name recognition of Pullman and know that the name is synonymous with railroad train sleeper cars. Of course, the Pullman Company went beyond that. What many people do not know is that Mr. Pullman built a small "city" near the manufacturing facility to house his employees. The executive level (or any other level) that... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

Interesting historic area on the south side of Chicago which was recently recognized as a National Park by the NPS. Upon entering the visitor center we were greeted by a friendly NPS ranger. There were some displays and artifacts on Pullman in the center along with a video which lasted a little under 20 minutes. We were told they were... More 

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