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Unread 03-21-2012, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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Default Road trip -- Any recommendations?

Well I decided to do a road trip and not fly. I'll be driving from SW Michigan to Columbia, MO and was just wondering if anybody has any suggestions on maybe some stops along the way?

I'll basically be taking I-94W down to I-55 through St. Louis and then I-70 to Columbia.

Anything to do/see or should I just expect to stop in St. Louis?
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Unread 03-22-2012, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Lancashire, England
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When I plan my holidays in the US I always check out RoadsideAmerica for off the wall sights.

Roadside America - Guide to Uniquely Odd Tourist Attractions
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Unread 03-22-2012, 04:05 PM
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Location: San Antonio/Houston
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MapQuest Maps - Driving Directions - Map
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Unread 03-22-2012, 04:18 PM
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Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Anything to do/see or should I just expect to stop in St. Louis?
MapQuest Maps - Driving Directions - Map

You could visit Mexico and see American Saddle House And Museum
501 S Muldrow St, Mexico, MO 65265

also check this:
http://mapq.st/GOYfvt
http://mapq.st/GNyBdV


Or just play with the map a bit
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Unread 03-22-2012, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Lancashire, England
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Another of my favourites...

Ghost Towns and History of the American Old West,Ghost towns indexed by state
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Unread 03-22-2012, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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Thanks for the advice everybody! I found a city right on the Mississippi river called Louisiana, it looked pretty cool. I'll probably make a stop there for breakfast. Most of my drive to Missouri is going to be in the dead of night, the drive home I'm going to go through St. Louis. I also realize the trip I'm going on is actually the old route66 so I'm sure I'll see things along the way.
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Unread 03-22-2012, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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Awesome website, I've always been fascinated by ghost towns and the west. I had no clue there was anything in Missouri!
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Unread 03-22-2012, 08:01 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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When will you be coming? If you like wine (and are of age) there is a charming town just a bit off I-70 called Hermann. It was settled by Germans and has a lot of neat architecture.It is right on the Missouri river, and is in the heart of Missouri wine country. Several wineries make it their home and sometimes they have festivals in addition to the usual tours and tastings. Good German food, too!

Historic Hermann, MO, Heart of Missouri Wine Country
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Unread 04-03-2012, 08:53 PM
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Location: San Antonio/Houston
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I just "discovered" this map. You can set up for top 5,20, 50, 100 etc. Click on "turn photos on" and you can see what is there
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Unread 04-03-2012, 09:32 PM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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I just "discovered" this map. You can set up for top 5,20, 50, 100 etc. Click on "turn photos on" and you can see what is there
Sightsmap
Yikes Elnina ...
You and I come form *hot* countries ...
(when you look at it with the heat turned on ...)
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