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Author Topic: Big South trip: Down I-55, up I-65  (Read 1445 times)

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Big South trip: Down I-55, up I-65
« on: October 08, 2016, 11:34:44 AM »

I should've posted something about this more than 10 days before leaving, but whatever.

I have two weeks off to go to a good chunk of the country I've barely been to, and I want to make the most of it. Once I get to St. Louis, I'm taking I-55 (and parts of US 61) to Memphis, then all I-55 to the end. The first weekend I plan on going to the LSU-Ole Miss game.

After that, I'm going in and out of New Orleans, mostly for the WWII museum, because I'm a boring person like that. I'll also be clinching I-12 in that part of the trip.

Once I get to Pensacola, I'll turn around and head up I-65 and stay on it. Assorted 3dis are also on the agenda, as well as at least a little of I-22.

I'm hitting four or five state capitals, Mammoth Cave National Park, some museums. Anyone from that region have suggestions on other places along the way - including inexpensive food options - feel free to share them.

I'll have to take a look at the aftermath of the Birmingham meetup that's going on the day I write this and see what I could follow up on.

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Re: Big South trip: Down I-55, up I-65
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2016, 09:35:28 PM »

I've never been, but the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green (and the sinkhole) are popular.
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Re: Big South trip: Down I-55, up I-65
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2016, 09:40:20 PM »

Don't bother with the NCAA Hall of Champions if you go to Indy, totally not worth IMO.  I would recommend the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum in the infield of the track.  Lots of really great race winning cars from all vintages are on display, definitely a must see for a car or racing fan.

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Re: Big South trip: Down I-55, up I-65
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2016, 02:44:55 PM »

I've never been, but the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green (and the sinkhole) are popular.
I have been there and it's without question worth it. I did the plant tour as well. I don't know if your doing all of I-65 but if your going through NW Indiana I would also recommend a stop at Fair Oaks Farm at Exit 220. They have good cheese and ice cream.
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