We are heading back home to Flint Michigan from Colorado Springs on Sunday and want to make more of the drive than just getting home. We know about things closer to home but any tips we could get regarding the other 800-1000 miles in the midwest would be helpful. Any must see landmarks or small towns with unique things in them? We don't tend to enjoy anything that is too "touristy" if you will, but some off the path things would be interesting to see. We don't have too much extra time so camping or hiking is not much of an option. Other than that we are up for just about anything be it nature related, small towns with cool sites to see, etc. - we can take multiple routes so states that are in play are Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Northern Missouri, North Indiana - Illinois (we have been to Chicago more than enough)
Thanks in advance!