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  1. Default iowa to washington dc

    Hello, I want to drive with my six year old son from iowa city to washington dc
    at the end of februari....any suggestions for place to go see, swim,have fun or/and stay at?
    we will take a few days to drive and stay a few days in washington and then drive back to chicago.
    Last edited by erwin; 01-06-2009 at 02:28 PM.

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    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Tucson, AZ

    Default Always alternative Routes and Places to Stop

    Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America Forums!

    The simplest route for both legs of your journey is to take I-80 between your Midwest points and Akron OH, and then I-76/I-80 between there and Washington. However, to mix things up a bit, you might want to take a different route from Iowa City to Washington, heading southeast from the Quad Cities on I-74 to Indianapolis and then taking I-70 the rest of the way to Washington, or even using I-79 to go south from Washington PA to Morgantown WV and then use I-68. As for places to stop and enjoy some scenery, hiking and swimming, they abound along the Interstates,


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    thankz a lot i will look at your link

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    Oct 2008
    Joplin MO


    Buck, I'm not trying to be nitpicky, but don't you mean I-80 to Youngstown, then I-76 to I-70? This is the Indiana toll road, Ohio Turnpike, and PA Turnpike.

    I like the I-80 to I-74 to I-70 to I-79 to I-68 to I-70 route myself - it adds a bit of time but avoids a lot of tolls (and Chicago traffic) and I-68 is a very scenic route.

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