What kinds of things does your family enjoy visiting?
The Gateway Arch and the Museum of Western expansion in St. Louis is fantastic ... as is the Arch across I-80 near Kearney, NE which shows the change to the area from when the Bison roamed the region until today ...
The Hoover Presidential Library in eastern Iowa is educational ... learn how Hoover mobilized a food supply to feed the starving people of eastern Europe and that organization has morphed into UNICEF
There are lots of waterparks and tourist attractions in Wisconsin Dells ...
The Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota is a popular stopping place as is Wall Drug in Wall, SD (If you like pictures of life in the old west ... there is an excellent gallery back near the dinosaur ... ask if you can't find it on your own)
You can watch barge traffic go up and down the Mississippi River as you cross it ... look for locks ... they are the most interesting
Winnebago Motorhomes are made in Forest City, IA ... you can tour the factory ... they have tours twice a day ...
If you are into paleontology there is a great museum, Morrill Hall, on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus ... and a very interesting State Historical Park in northeast Nebraska ... Called Ashfall Fossill Beds state park ... you will be amazed at the critters that roamed Nebraska ...
The Amana Colonies are just north of I-80 in eastern Iowa ... they have great food, wine, make furniture ... this is an interesting stop ... they have a RV park
These are things that I have seen ... that I think others might be interested in.
I am not going to give you any advice on routes ... I try to never travel more than half of each day on interstates ... and I am more interested in what I want to see along the way rather than the most direct route for point A to point B
I have lived in Wisconsin for about 50 years ... I have family in Nebraska and Wyoming ... I have travelled darn near every possible road between here and there ... so in addition to the things I have mentioned I have seen .... House on the Rock, Danish Windmills, the Sandhills of Nebraska, Mormon Trail, Chimney Rock, Carhenge, Badlands, etc.
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