My wife and 2 kids ages 7 and 12 have 6 days to drive from Cleveland to Badlands. We're from NYC and I have booked rooms for every night from Brooklyn to Cleveland and then Badlands to Santa Fe, NM. We'll be staying in Badlands then 2 days Keystone/Custer to 1 night in Sheridan to 1 1 night in Cody to 5 days in Yellowstone, 2 in GT 1 day Nephi, Ut, 2 days Zion, 2 days North Rim, 1 day Holbrook, 3 days Santa fe, and then back to NYC.
Which leads me to posting this message. I don't want to spend lots of money in Chicago, and will probably drive through with a visit to the Hancock Building and then stay in a motel west of Chicago.
We'll visit Mitchell, SD, and Chamberlain. But where else can we visit/stay on a 6 day drive from Cleveland to Badlands.
We love nature and are staying in motels averaging $85 per night.
Any suggestions between Cleveland and Badlands would be appreciated.
Suggestions from Memphis to Washington DC would also be appreciated.