My friend and I are planning on taking a road trip from NYC to Chicago at the end of July, and I was just looking for suggestions of interesting places to stop along the way. We are both young guys, looking for a bit of adventure and not keen on spending a lot of money. We plan on taking it real slow, stretching the drive over about five or so days, so that we can really enjoy ourselves and all the small towns and whatnot along the way. Any suggestions about what not to miss? I'm not so concerned about hotels, or things to do in Chicago once we get there, because we have a tent to sleep in and friends in the Windy City to keep us entertained. But suggestions about quirky things along the way, like giant balls of string, and alternative routes that get us away from I-80 would be much appreciated. Thanks.