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Old 01-13-2013, 11:19 AM   #1
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"Guilt Trip" mom& son trip - I-80 things to see/do

Taking DS18 back to college next week. It involves days of driving. Our route (weather permitting) will take us across I-80 from Youngstown, OH to Utah, then onto I-84 thru Idaho. We need diversions along the way. We are up for anything (legal). Actually, the quirkier the better. Of course, we are up for interesting museums (RnR, Pro Football HoF...), road side art is good, short nature hikes.... anything to get us out of the car. West bound will be mom & DS18. East bound will be mom & DS17.

I did "challange" each of them to come up with some suggestions. Any suggestions from my DIS friends?

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Old 01-13-2013, 11:41 AM   #2
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I have no suggestions but I wanted to say - How fun! I would totally love a trip like that with my DS, I'm jealous!
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Don't know much about some of the route, but I've stopped at the Pony Express Station in gothenburg, NE. It's a small wooden building in the middle of a town, but when you think about how much mail they handled in there...makes you think about efficiency.

In Wyoming we stopped at Fort Bridger. Good little restaurant. I'm not sure of the winter hours, but you can see the trading post and a school house. We showed up and it was closed (lots of snow in Dec), but the townsfolk said we were more than welcome to walk around.

We were studying the Oregon Trail (backwards) so that's why I kept stopping. At the time, DS was in 4th grade and DD was a first grader. Just asked DS and he said he would be interested in going back through and seeing these locations.

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The Arch over I-80 in Kearney NE. its neat.
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Old 01-13-2013, 01:21 PM   #5
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There's a giant truckstop I believe in Iowa. I believe the original Cabelas in NE. Lots of interesting history in Cheyenne.
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There's a giant truckstop I believe in Iowa. I believe the original Cabelas in NE. Lots of interesting history in Cheyenne.
The truck stop in Iowa is called the I 80. It is worlds largest I believe. The restaurant sucks but there's fast food too. One year I did my holiday shopping there in 45 minutes on my way home. In my defense it used to have a lot of neat shops. Last time I was there it was mostly junk.

Iowa city has lots to do. Amana colonies.
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Iowa city has lots to do. Amana colonies.

Had some really great rhubarb wine from there once
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I hate to use a "canned" type of response, but - here ya go!

http://justshortofcrazy.com/2011/06/...long-i-80.html


And to that, I will add Madison County, Iowa, so that you can see the old covered bridges made infamous by the book.
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Cabela's is in Sidney, Nebraska. Dh and Ds always like to stop there.
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There is a Cabelas in Sydney and Kearney. The one in Sydney is the big one. If you do stop in Kearney try to stop at the archway museum They talk about the Lewis and Clark route, also the Mormon passage. My kids find it really interesting. North Platte has Buffalo Bill state Historical park, Cody park Railroad museum, Golden Spike tower, Fort Cody trading post, The Union Pacific Bailey Yard, Childrens Museum, feather river Vineyard,Wild west memorial,Veterans memorial.
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