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Old 01-18-2011, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Plano, Texas
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Decided to take a ten day road trip from March 17-27th. Here is the itinerary that we have and if anyone can recommend anything else during this drive it would be awesome. I know there are some more "must-sees"....

Leave Dallas...

Stops to Destin:
-Caddo Lake
-Shreveport.....8 Air Force Museum
-Natchitoches...Plantations
-Baton Rouge...Old State Capitol, Rural Life Museum @ LSU.
-New Orleans...Garden District, French Quarter, St. Louis Cemetery.
-Mobile...........USS Alabama
-Pensacola......Historic Pensacola Village, Pensacola Beach, National Naval Aviation Museum.

-Destin (around area): Dolphin cruise, Gulf Islands National Seashore, Air Force Armament Museum, visit Seaside.

On the way back from Destin area we plan to go up through Vicksburg and Jackson, MS but not for sure what sounds good there for us to see. Suggestions?

On a note I've been to Destin/Pensacola area, but the hubby hasn't. We are into doing stuff that involves history and museums. I realize that there will probably be no swimming at the beach, so I'm wondering what else is recommended for the Panhandle area in FL? We decided to make Destin a turnaround point as we don't want to drive much further.

Also, if anyone can recommend another road trip idea with lots to see along the way (max 13 hour drive or so) I may have to reconsider. Santa Fe area would be a no go as we went this summer.
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Old 01-18-2011, 11:12 AM
 
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Decided to take a ten day road trip from March 17-27th. Here is the itinerary that we have and if anyone can recommend anything else during this drive it would be awesome. I know there are some more "must-sees"....
You have made some good choices along the way,

Here are some other ideas in S. Louisiana:

Lunch at Poche's in Breaux Bridge - need a mapquest to find it.

At the next exit is the Swamp's Visitor Center - well worth a stop and a hike.

Louisiana State Prison Museum in Angola - great museum about prison life

Windsor Ruins - Alcorn, LA - a post-bellum architectural ruin

Any shop in SW Louisana that serves boudin ...
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Texas
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If you're into history, you have to do Vicksburg on the way back and especially see the re-built Yankee gun boat near the north end of the National Battlefield Park. They drug it out of the Sunflower River several years ago and put the pieces back together. And, if you take the circular park drive, don't miss the Illinois Memorial which contains the names of every Illini native who fought at Vicksburg.

One more thing: As you pass through Jackson, MS, remember Gen. Sherman. He gets blamed for burning Atlanta, but he didn't do it. He DID, however, burn Jackston four different times!
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