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  1. Default MD to Louisville, KY-places to stop with kids

    We are driving from Northern MD to Louisville, KY this Spring and I am hoping to find some fun/interesting/weird places to stop along the way. We have two young children so it would be geared toward them. My research hasn't given me any ideas. We will be on Rt 68, Rt 79, Rt 70, Rt 64 (not in that order :)). Any help is appreciated! Thank you!

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    Must see on that route... Coopers Rock on I68 for quick stop. Located just before Morgantown, VW.

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    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Melbourne, Australia

    Default It's all on good maps.

    Hi Daisy, and Welcome to the Great American Roadtrip Forum.

    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy47 View Post
    My research hasn't given me any ideas.
    Has that research included looking on good detailed maps? That is where you are bound to find the information you are looking for. If you do not have any, I recommend you get some. Not only are they invaluable to help plan a trip, but they are essential on the road. Don't be tempted to rely solely on your electronics. Many have done so at their peril.

    Here are some which you can add to your list. You'll find a park or playground in virtually every little town along your route. Check on maps.


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    Mar 2005
    Tucson, AZ

    Default The 'Short' List

    First off, "northern Maryland" is a strange location description for a state that runs basically east-west and narrows to as little as a mile and a half in a north-south direction, so I'm going to assume that you are leaving from somewhere around Emmitsburg and have no interest in seeing things very close to 'home'. With that said, your basic route to Louisville would be to get on I-70 near Hagerstown and take that to Hancock, then use I-68 to Morgantown WV, I-79 south to Charleston, and I-64 west to Louisville. That would be a full day's drive at around 550 miles, depending on your actual starting point. Still there are a number of options for short stops that would allow you to get to Louisville in a day. Among them are Fort Frederick State Park (SP), Rocky Gap SP, Chesapeake and Ohio National Historic Park, the aforementioned Coopers Rock State Forest, Pricketts Fort SP, the Museum of American Glass, a Native American burial mound, Carter Caves SP, and horse farm tours.

    Obviously, you couldn't visit all those, or spend a great deal of time at any of them, if you need to get to Louisville in a day. But if you have more time for your journey there is certainly no shortage of things to see and do en route.


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    How young are your children? Boys/girls?

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    Quote Originally Posted by travelingman View Post
    How young are your children? Boys/girls?
    Boys, 3 and 7.

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