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  1. Default MA to San francisco

    We are driving to visit our son, but plan to do some sightseeing along the way. We're only at the beginning of the planning stage, and at this point the plan is to go from Central Mass to Youngstown, OH, then Davenport, IA, then to the Badlands. Are there any other sights along that route? We'd like to go on either 80 or 90, but occasionally get off and drive on more scenic routes. Thanks for any advice.

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    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Tucson, AZ

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    Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America Forums!

    With plenty of time before your trip, you have the luxury of considering several different options and weighing the benefits (and costs) of each. But the first thing you need to budget is the time for the kind of trip you want. For a relaxed, wandering-the-scenic-back-roads, kind of trip you describe you'll need at least a week. and every day you can add to that is a day spent actually seeing and doing stuff rather than sitting in the car and watching the world roll by outside the window. So, some roads to consider... Start close to home. If you haven't driven the Mohawk Trail (MA-2) into New York, now might be the perfect time to do so. I-80 across northern Pennsylvania is a fairly scenic Interstate, but US-6 covers pretty much the same ground in a more intimate manner. There is a large Amish community in east central Ohio traversed by US-62/OH-39 and US-30/US-224/US-24 offer an alternative to the Interstates through Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. In Iowa, visit the Amana Colonies and look at the Loess Hills Scenic Byway rather than I-29. And once you reach western Nevada, consider using US-95 south to US-50 through Virginia City, Carson City, Lake Tahoe and California's gold country as a final treat.


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    Thanks - good idea about going through Amish country.

  4. Default Kokomo or Logansport

    Would we be better staying in Kokomo, IN, or Logansport, IN? I don't know anything about either location and we are looking for a stop along the way on our upcoming trip. Thanks
    Last edited by Midwest Michael; 06-30-2010 at 06:11 AM. Reason: Merged - Please don't create multiple threads about the same trip

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    May 2003
    Green County, Wisconsin

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    Quite frankly, neither of these cities are really on the direct route that you'd layed out earlier - although at least Logansport is on US-24 which is a divided highway at least between there are Fort Wayne.

    They both could work of course, but I don't see all that much difference between the two options, and without knowing why you've narrowed your options down to those two points, I really don't know how help you decide.

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