Travel to the Polk School

Driving times to Pere Marquette (times are approximate). Parking is free at the Lodge.

  • Chicago 5 1⁄2 hours
  • St. Louis 1 hour
  • Indianapolis 4 hours

If traveling from Chicago, we recommend you take Amtrak to Alton, Illinois. We will be providing round trip free shuttle service to/from Pere Marquette. We will only be offering one trip each way.

Please reserve train seats ASAP on the following trains:

  • Coming Soon!

Reservations are required for the shuttle and Amtrak.
TRAIN: You can make reservations online at or call 1-800-USA-RAIL.

FREE SHUTTLE: Please email us at to reserve a shuttle seat.

Carpool                                                                                                                                     We have set up a carpooling website. If you are willing to carpool, please sign up to offer a seat in your car. If you need a ride, please check the carpool site for available rides.           To sign up go to: Coming Soon!

Flying in?                                                                                                                                 We recommend you fly into St. Louis if you are flying. It is the closest airport.