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  1. Default Denver to Northern Wisconsin?

    We are a family of 5 driving to Northern WI, specifically Minocqua. For that matter, we've NEVER drove east of CO. So, we're excited to see additional areas of the country from the seats of our car.

    I know asking for a beautiful drive 100% of the time is not possible. However, we were looking to avoid the 35 in the Minneapolis area due to the bridge collapse.

    Any advice on a northern or southern route that would be a memorable drive?

    Thanks in advance!


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    May 2003
    Green County, Wisconsin

    Default some ideas

    Welcome to the RTA Forum!

    You didn't say how long you have for this trip, but a trip that wouldn't add too much time to the straightforward route would be to go north into the black hills of south dakota. Take I-90 across to Minnesota. Use either MN-60/US-169 or I-35 to get to the Twin Cities. Head towards WI on I-94, but exit off onto MN-95 and follow the St. Croix River north, then us can use US-8 to get across Wisconsin.

    I-35W is only a problem north of I-94, but it shouldn't be an issue for this trip. Even if you were going to go through the Cities, I-35E through St. Paul is not affected and even the I-35W detour through Minneapolis is pretty easy to follow.

    I was just up to the Minoqua area myself last weekend. The town is pretty touristy, but there are lots of beautiful things just outside of town.

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