long time lurker, first time poster.
Hope you can help out with some ideas to compliment our upcoming roadtrip in November from Detroit to Memphis.
We're looking for ideas on where to stop for one day/night on the way down to Memphis and for one day/night on the way back from Memphis to Detroit. we would prefer the stops not to be too far out of the way.
we"re a group of 4 30ish yr old guys who like to see interesting ( maybe even eccentric off the beaten path) places with a good city/town history and hopefully some good eats. we do a trip ever year and we enjoy seeing different parts of North America from the ones mentioned in traditional guide books.
we were considering doing the wild cave tour at Mammoth Caves on the way to Memphis but, one of the group is concerned he's too large (6ft 7 and 330 lbs) for it so, we had to consider other options. But, we're not adverse to stopping in a place where we can do an awesome hike/ and stay in a quaint town overnight.
we've also considered St.Louis, Columbus, and Lexington as places to check out along the way so, thoughts on any of these places or others are greatly appreciated. the stops can be a large city, a small town, whatever as long as it has something going on.