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    Default Chicago Indiana Detroit & Niagra

    Hey all,
    My wife and I are planning a trip to the Great Lakes region in August for 3 weeks. We have identified a few places that we want to visit but would appreciate some advice on ways to fill out the trip. So far our trip is shaping up like this:
    3 nights in Chicago
    Travel through Northern Indiana visiting Amish Country
    Indiana State Fair Indianapolis
    Detroit (Henry Ford Museum)
    Niagra falls (2 nights)

    In terms of interests we like a mixture of scenic drives, like to experience rural side of America perhaps stay in small but vibrant local towns. In previous roadtrips we have really enjoyed local fairs, festivals and particularly any with music. Have planned to stop by the Indiana State fair, any others, perhaps smaller local festivals?

    Would love some advice on Detroit, definitely want to visit Henry ford museum, is there anything else worth considering there?

    Any help would be much appreciated,


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    Mar 2005
    Tucson, AZ

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    Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America Forums!

    You seem to have some good ideas of your own, but I would also suggest that you plan on going around Lake Erie to the south after Detroit to take advantage of the Lake Erie Coastal Ohio Trail, some of the many Ohio Festivals, and Letchworth State Park in New York.


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    Thanks AZBuck,
    Travelling around Lake Erie to the south is a good idea. The links are great particularly the Ohio Festivals, that is exactly what we are interested in. I am assuming 1 day in the falls is enough based on other threads I have read.
    Any suggestions for Other stops in Indiana or perhaps Illinois. Or maybe where is the best amish country to go to. We would love to visit a real working amish farm where they provide tours and maybe experience their culinary culture?


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    Oct 2008
    Joplin MO


    Before making any plans to visit the Amish, please read this article.

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