Hi, I was hoping that someone here could help me! I'm in dire need of help when it comes to planning this road trip. Unfortunately, a lot of it has been left up to me, and I have no idea what I'm doing.
We've got a good-sized group (so far, five young adults), and we'd be starting out in southern Indiana. We decided we wanted to head west and with the time we have, midwest is as good as we'll get. We have two options: one) we leave next Monday afternoon and come back Saturday/Sunday; or two) we leave Wednesday afternoon and come back Saturday/Sunday. So I have to come up with things to do for both options! You can see why I'm a bit lost.
First, our idea was to go to the Badlands. All of us found it interesting, and we wanted to camp there. However, the only place I could find that we could camp "primitively" (tents) was Sage Creek Campground, which is around a 24 hour drive and in Montana! I don't know if there are any other places that we could camp or what.
So what I REALLY REALLY NEED are ideas about what there is to do in the midwest and where we could possibly go in the time periods that we have. We all really enjoy outdoorsy stuff (I'm the one left planning this because two main members of the group are hiking the Appalachian Trail right now!), so anything to do with cool parks or exploring caves would be great. But I really want to find anything there is to do! We'd rather go middle-north than southern midwest, too, but we're pretty geared up for anything. I just have NO IDEA what there is to do! Are there any places that we should definitely put on our sights?
Thanks! I appreciate any help possible!