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INTERSTATE I-90 TRAVEL GUIDE




Welcome to Bigroads.com's guide to Interstate I-90!

Millions of travelers use the United States interstate highway system every day, most to simply get them from Point A to Point B. It's shame though, that so many of those travelers fail to get off the interstate to drive the backroads, delve into "small town America", and enjoy all the fantastic sites & attractions along the way. The goal of this page is simply to encourage everyone to get off of the interstate whenever possible. To accomplish this, we have reviewed all the major attractions along or close to this interstate and we have come up with an opinionated list of the very best attractions.

Before you take your next road trip on Interstate I-90, make sure to review this page so that you don't miss any great attractions or sites along the way! If you have any suggestions on how to make this page better, or if you believe we missed any of the very best attractions along this interstate, please send an email to gparsons66@hotmail.com.

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I-90 TRAVEL GUIDE: TRAVELING EAST TO WEST

U.S. STATE
# OF MILES CUMULATIVE # OF
MILES
DRIVING TIME* CUMULATIVE
DRIVING TIME*
MAJOR CITIES & INTERESTING SMALL TOWNS/CITIES ALONG THE WAY
(listed in order of travel; all cities/towns are less than one (1) hour from the interstate)
MASSACHUSETTS 136 136 2hrs / 10min 02hrs / 10min Boston, Worcester, Springfield, Northampton, Stockbridge, Lenox
NEW YORK 385 521 5hrs / 30min 07hrs / 40min Albany, Saratoga Springs, Cooperstown, Syracuse, Skaneateles, Rochester, Buffalo
PENNSYLVANIA 46 567 0hr / 40min 08hrs / 20min Erie
OHIO 244 811 3hrs / 30min 11hrs / 50min Cleveland, Sandusky, Toledo
INDIANA 156 967 2hrs / 10min 14hrs / 00min South Bend
ILLINOIS 113 1080 1hr / 50min 15hrs / 50min Chicago
WISCONSIN 187 1267 2hrs / 40min 18hrs / 30min Lake Geneva, Madison, Wisconsin Dells
MINNESOTA 280 1547 3hrs / 50min 22hrs / 20min none
SOUTH DAKOTA 414 1961 5hrs / 20min 27hrs / 40min Sioux Falls, Wall, Rapid City, Keystone, Hill City, Deadwood
WYOMING 213 2174 2hrs / 45min 30hrs / 25min none
MONTANA 551 2725 7hrs / 15min 37hrs / 40min Billings, Red Lodge, Bozeman, Missoula
IDAHO 74 2799 1hr / 05min 38hrs / 45min Wallace, Coeur d'Alene, Sandpoint
WASHINGTON 297 3096 4hrs / 10min 42hrs / 55min Spokane, Seattle
*The hours listed above assume constant driving (add additional time for breaks/rest stops, traffic, detours, etc.)

I-90 TRAVEL GUIDE: TRAVELING WEST TO EAST

U.S. STATE
# OF MILES CUMULATIVE # OF
MILES
DRIVING TIME* CUMULATIVE
DRIVING TIME*
MAJOR CITIES & INTERESTING SMALL TOWNS/CITIES ALONG THE WAY
(listed in order of travel; all cities/towns are less than one (1) hour from the interstate)
WASHINGTON 297 297 4hrs / 10min 4hrs / 10min Seattle, Spokane
IDAHO 74 371 1hr / 05min 5hrs / 15min Sandpoint, Coeur d'Alene, Wallace
MONTANA 551 922 7hrs / 15min 12hrs / 30min Missoula, Bozeman, Red Lodge, Billings
WYOMING 213 1135 2hrs / 45min 15hrs / 15min none
SOUTH DAKOTA 414 1549 5hrs / 20min 20hrs / 35min Deadwood, Hill City, Keystone, Rapid City, Wall, Sioux Falls
MINNESOTA 280 1829 3hrs / 50min 24hrs / 25min none
WISCONSIN 187 2016 2hrs / 40min 27hrs / 05min Wisconsin Dells, Madison, Lake Geneva
ILLINOIS 113 2129 1hr / 50min 28hrs / 55min Chicago
INDIANA 156 2285 2hrs / 10min 31hrs / 05min South Bend
OHIO 244 2529 3hrs / 30min 34hrs / 35min Toledo, Sandusky, Cleveland
PENNSYLVANIA 46 2575 0hr / 40min 35hrs / 15min Erie
NEW YORK 385 2960 5hrs / 30min 40hrs / 45min Buffalo, Rochester, Skaneateles, Syracuse, Cooperstown, Saratoga Springs, Albany
MASSACHUSETTS 136 3096 2hrs / 10min 42hrs / 55min Lenox, Stockbridge, Northampton, Springfield, Worcester, Boston
*The hours listed above assume constant driving (add additional time for breaks/rest stops, traffic, detours, etc.)

TOP I-90 ATTRACTIONS: MASSACHUSETTS

The following chart displays our opinionated choices for the very best attractions along Interstate I-90 in the state of Massachusetts. There are obviously many other attractions in this state along or near this interstate, but these attractions arguably represent the very best. All attractions are listed in order of East to West and are within a one (1) hour drive from the interstate.

** = these attractions are extremely family/child-friendly

ATTRACTION NAME
TOWN / CITY ATTRACTION
CATEGORY
HOW FAR FROM THE INTERSTATE?
(coming soon!)
ATTRACTION OVERVIEW / NOTES
BOSTON Boston Town/City n/a - the interstate actually passes through the city one of America's most historic and walkable cities; capitol of Massachusetts
BOSTON TEA PARTY SHIPS & MUSEUM Boston Living History Museum EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
famous pre-Revolutionary War site
FANEUIL HALL MARKETPLACE Boston Tourist Attraction / Shopping EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
Boston's official tourist zone with dozens of restaurants, shops and bars
FREEDOM TRAIL Boston Historic Walking Tour EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
walk this 2.5-mile, red-lined trail that leads you through Boston neighborhoods past sixteen historically important sites
NORTH END Boston Italian Restaurants EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
you'll find most of the best Italian food & deserts (cannolis!) in Boston in this neighborhood
GRANARY BURING GROUND Boston Cemetery / Gravesites EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
includes the gravesites of Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, and John Hancock
NEW ENGLAND AQUARIUM WHALE WATCH** Boston Whale Watching Tours EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
you are extremely likely to see humpback whales, but you may also see finback whales, minke whales, pilot whales, right whales and also dolphins
SAMUEL ADAMS BREWERY Boston Brewery Tours EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
take a brewery tour at this famous brewery
MUSEUM OF SCIENCE** Boston Science Museum / Planetarium / IMAX Theater EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
this is New England's best science museum
BOSTON PUBLIC GARDEN** Boston Botanical Garden EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
the most beautiful public gardens in Boston; children will love a ride on the famous swan boats
FENWAY PARK** Boston Baseball Park EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
oldest MLB baseball park in the nation; try to get tickets online months ahead of time
MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS Boston Art Museum EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
one of the finest art museums in the Northeast
USS CONSTITUTION / USS CONSTITUTION MUSEUM Charlestown Boat Museum EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
history museum and the part-time docking location of the famous 1700s Navy ship "Old Ironsides"
HARVARD UNIVERSITY Cambridge University / Walking Tour EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
walk around the beautiful campus of this Ivy League school, perhaps stopping at the Harvard Museum of Natural History
PLIMOTH PLANTATION** Plymouth Living History Museum EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
living history museum focused on the pilgrims of the 1600s
MINUTEMAN NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK Concord Revolutionary War Site EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
commemorates the first battle of the Revolutionary War
MINUTEMAN BIKEWAY / MINUTEMAN RAIL TRAIL** Multiple Towns Paved Rail Trail / Bike Path EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
10-mile paved recreation path that runs from Bedford, MA to the Alewife transit station in Cambridge; bike rentals available at western trail end in Bedford; part of the "Rail Trail Hall of Fame"
PURGATORY CHASM STATE RESERVATION** Sutton Geologic Attraction / Hiking Trails EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
unique state park with boulder caves, rock scrambling and a neat, 70-foot tall chasm/gorge
OLD STURBRIDGE VILLAGE** Sturbridge Living History Museum EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
living history museum focused on life in rural New England from the 1790s through the 1830s
NAISMITH MEMORIAL BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME Springfield Sports Museum EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
the official Hall of Fame museum for the sport of basketball
SIX FLAGS NEW ENGLAND** Agawam Amusement Park / Water Park EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
the best amusement park in New England; also has a sizable water park
NORTHAMPTON Northampton Town/City EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
charming small town with many boutique shops & and many excellent restaurants
LENOX Lenox Town/City EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
charming small town with many boutique shops & a few excellent restaurants
TANGLEWOOD Lenox Outdoor Concert Venue EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
bring a picnic and try to catch a concert or the summer concert series of the Boston Symphony Orchestra; you are allowed to BYOB
STOCKBRIDGE Stockbridge Town/City EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
beautiful small town with a historic Main Street; several boutique shops; the Red Lion Inn is a New England lodging classic
NORMAN ROCKWELL MUSEUM Stockbridge Art Museum EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
holds the world's largest collection of Norman Rockwell art, including his paintings from The Saturday Evening Post
HANCOCK SHAKER VILLAGE** Pittsfield Living History Museum EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
living history museum with restored buildings, activities, arts & crafts, exhibits and events
CLARK ART INSTITUTE, THE Williamstown Art Museum EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
one of the USA's finest mid-sized art museums
MASS MOCA North Adams Contemporary Art Museum EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
one of the best contemporary art museums in the USA

TOP I-90 ATTRACTIONS: NEW YORK

The following chart displays our opinionated choices for the very best attractions along Interstate I-90 in the state of New York. There are obviously many other attractions in this state along or near this interstate, but these attractions arguably represent the very best. All attractions are listed in order of East to West and are within a one hour drive from the interstate.

** = these attractions are extremely family/child-friendly

ATTRACTION NAME
TOWN / CITY ATTRACTION
CATEGORY
HOW FAR FROM THE INTERSTATE?
(coming soon!)
ATTRACTION OVERVIEW / NOTES
BASH BISH FALLS STATE PARK ** Mount Washington (MA) Waterfall EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
the "most dramatic waterfall in New England"; access is from New York since the Massachusetts access road is currently closed as of December 2015
SARATOGA SPRINGS Saratoga Springs Town/City EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
attractive small city with a lovely downtown; huge focus on horse racing
HOWE CAVERNS** Howes Cave Cave Tours EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
tour the best cave in the Northeast
NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM Cooperstown Sports Museum EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
the official Hall of Fame museum of the sport of baseball
FORT STANWIX NATIONAL MONUMENT Rome Historic Fort EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
visit an 18th-century colonial fort
CHITTENANGO FALLS STATE PARK / CHITTENANGO FALLS** Cazenovia Waterfall EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
one of the finest waterfalls in New York
ROSAMOND GIFFORD ZOO** Syracuse Zoo EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
a highly-praised, medium-sized zoo
WOMEN'S RIGHTS NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK Seneca Falls History Museum EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
a major focal-point of women's rights
TAUGHANNOCK FALLS STATE PARK** Ulysses Waterfalls / Hiking Trails EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
taller than Niagara Falls and is easily one of the best waterfalls on the East Coast
ROBERT H. TREMAN STATE PARK** Ithaca Waterfalls / Swimming Holes EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
beautiful waterfalls and swimming holes
WATKINS GLEN STATE PARK** Watkins Glen Waterfalls / Hiking Trails EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
series of waterfalls in neat gorge; make sure to hike the Gorge Trail
LETCHWORTH STATE PARK** Castile Waterfalls / Hiking Trails EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
three huge waterfalls in what is perhaps New York's best state park
NIAGARA FALLS STATE PARK** Niagara Falls Waterfalls / Boat Tours EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
one of the world's most famous waterfalls; bring your passport and also explore the Canadian side (you can walk across an international pedestrian bridge)
FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT'S DARWIN D. MARTIN HOUSE COMPLEX Buffalo Historic Home Tours EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
one of the best pieces of work of America's most famous architect
BUFFALO & ERIE COUNTY NAVAL & MILITARY PARK** Buffalo Boat Museum / Military Museum / Submarine Museum EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
tour three WWII-era ships: the Cleveland-class cruiser USS Little Rock, the Fletcher-class destroyer USS The Sullivans, and the submarine USS Croaker

TOP I-90 ATTRACTIONS: PENNSYLVANIA

The following chart displays our opinionated choices for the very best attractions along Interstate I-90 in the state of Pennsylvania. There are obviously many other attractions in this state along or near this interstate, but these attractions arguably represent the very best. All attractions are listed in order of East to West and are within a one hour drive from the interstate.

** = these attractions are extremely family/child-friendly

ATTRACTION NAME
TOWN / CITY ATTRACTION
CATEGORY
HOW FAR FROM THE INTERSTATE?
(coming soon!)
ATTRACTION OVERVIEW / NOTES
WALDAMEER PARK & WATER WORLD** Erie Amusement Park EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
amusement park & water park with more than seventy-five rides, water slides, and other attractions
SPLASH LAGOON INDOOR WATER PARK RESORT** Erie Indoor Water Park / Hotel Resort EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
three interconnected hotels and a large indoor water park (complete with a wave pool)
PRESQUE ISLE STATE PARK** Erie Beaches / Hiking Trails EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
offers a nice stretch of lake shoreline and many recreational activities, such as hiking, bicycling, fishing, boating and beach swimming

TOP I-90 ATTRACTIONS: OHIO

The following chart displays our opinionated choices for the very best attractions along Interstate I-90 in the state of Ohio. There are obviously many other attractions in this state along or near this interstate, but these attractions arguably represent the very best. All attractions are listed in order of East to West and are within a one hour drive from the interstate.

** = these attractions are extremely family/child-friendly

ATTRACTION NAME
TOWN / CITY ATTRACTION
CATEGORY
HOW FAR FROM THE INTERSTATE?
(coming soon!)
ATTRACTION OVERVIEW / NOTES
CLEVELAND Cleveland Town/City EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
known as the "Rock and Roll Capital of the World"
ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM Cleveland Music Museum EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
the largest museum in the US dedicated to music (not just rock and roll)
WEST SIDE MARKET Cleveland Tourist Attraction / Shopping EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
100-vendor indoor/outdoor market space
CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART Cleveland Art Museum EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
more than 30,000 works of art from ancient Egypt through the present
CLEVELAND METROPARKS ZOO** Cleveland Zoo EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
one of the best zoos in the Midwest
A CHRISTMAS STORY HOUSE Cleveland Movie Museum EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
visit the house used in the famous Christmas-themed movie
PROGRESSIVE FIELD Cleveland Baseball Park EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
home of the Cleveland Indians
CUYAHOGA VALLEY NATIONAL PARK Cuyahoga Valley National Park National Park EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
one of the newest of the US national parks; famous for its waterfalls, bike paths, and a scenic railroad
OHIO & ERIE CANAL TOWPATH TRAIL** Multiple towns Bike Path / Rail Trail EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
one of the finest rail trails in the US
BRANDYWINE FALLS** Cuyahoga Valley National Park Waterfall EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
perhaps the best waterfall in the state of Ohio
CEDAR POINT AMUSEMENT PARK** Sandusky Amusement Park EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
often awarded the "best roller-coaster park in the US"
SOAK CITY WATERPARK AT CEDAR POINT** Sandusky Water Park EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
large water park
MERRY GO-ROUND MUSEUM** Sandusky Offbeat Museum EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
learn about the history and art of the carousel / merry go-round
AFRICAN SAFARI WILDLIFE PARK** Port Clinton Zoo / Drive-Thru Safari Zoo EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
one of the best drive-thru safari zoos in the US
TOLEDO ZOO** Toledo Zoo EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
often wins "top ten zoos in the US" awards
TOLEDO MUSEUM OF ART Toledo Art Museum EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
six-building art museum with more than 30,000 works of art

TOP I-90 ATTRACTIONS: INDIANA

The following chart displays our opinionated choices for the very best attractions along Interstate I-90 in the state of Indiana. There are obviously many other attractions in this state along or near this interstate, but these attractions arguably represent the very best. All attractions are listed in order of East to West and are within a one hour drive from the interstate.

** = these attractions are extremely family/child-friendly

ATTRACTION NAME
TOWN / CITY ATTRACTION
CATEGORY
HOW FAR FROM THE INTERSTATE?
(coming soon!)
ATTRACTION OVERVIEW / NOTES
AUBURN CORD DUESENBERG MUSEUM Auburn Car/Auto Museum EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
over 100 classic and antique vehicles
FORT WAYNE CHILDREN'S ZOO** Fort Wayne Zoo EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
three-sectioned zoo with more than 1,000 animals
MENNO-HOF Shipshewana History Museum / Amish Attraction EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
explore Amish culture
RV / MOTORHOLE HALL OF FAME Elkhart Transportation Museum EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
see dozens of historic recreational vehicles / motor-homes
UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME South Bend College / College Football Stadium EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
take a campus tour of this famous university to see Gothic buildings, and sites such as the Golden Dome, Grotto of our Lady of Lourdes, and the Basilica of the Sacred Heart
BASILICA OF THE SACRED HEART South Bend Church EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
famous church on the grounds of the University of Notre Dame
SHADY CREEK WINERY Shady Creek Winery Winery / Wine Tasting EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
produces red, white, and dessert wines
INDIANA DUNES STATE PARK** Chesterton Beaches / Sand Dunes / Hiking Trails EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
three miles of beautiful beaches, plus sand dunes and excellent hiking trails
INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE** Chesterton Beaches / Sand Dunes EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
famous for its beaches, sand dunes and hiking trails
HORSESHOE HAMMOND CASINO Hammond Casino EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
one of the best casinos in the Midwest

TOP I-90 ATTRACTIONS: ILLINOIS

The following chart displays our opinionated choices for the very best attractions along Interstate I-90 in the state of Illinois. There are obviously many other attractions in this state along or near this interstate, but these attractions arguably represent the very best. All attractions are listed in order of East to West and are within a one hour drive from the interstate.

** = these attractions are extremely family/child-friendly

ATTRACTION NAME
TOWN / CITY ATTRACTION
CATEGORY
HOW FAR FROM THE INTERSTATE?
(coming soon!)
ATTRACTION OVERVIEW / NOTES
CHICAGO Chicago Town/City EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
world-class city known for its beautiful skyscrapers, fantastic museums, music clubs, steakhouses, deep dish pizza and its waterfront location on Lake Michigan
ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO Chicago Art Museum EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
one of the premier art museums of both the U.S. and the world; contains some of the world's most famous pieces of art
MILLENNIUM PARK Chicago Urban Park EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
urban park that is the home of two famous Chicago attractions (a) "Cloud Gate/The Bean" and (b) Crown Fountain; ice-skating offered in winter
CLOUD GATE / THE BEAN ** Chicago Roadside Attraction EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
a giant steel sculpture that reflects visitors and also Chicago's skyline; "everyone's favorite Chicago backdrop for photos"
WILLIS TOWER & SKYDECK CHICAGO ** Chicago Observation Deck / Scenic Views EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
beautiful views from the 103rd floor observation deck; don't miss standing on "The Ledge" if you aren't afraid of heights; formerly known as the "Sears Tower";
MICHIGAN AVENUE / MAGNIFICENT MILE ** Chicago Tourist Attraction / Shopping EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
one of the world's most famous shopping districts
MUSEUM OF SCIENCE & INDUSTRY ** Chicago Science Museum EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
one of the largest science museums in the world; museum highlights include a model train display, a WWII German U-boat, a storm exhibit, and a coal-mine exhibit
NAVY PIER ** Chicago Tourist Attraction EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
lakefront park full of shopping, bars, restaurants, Ferris wheel, amusement rides and more; Chicago's most visited attraction
WRIGLEY FIELD ** Chicago Baseball Park EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
beloved old-fashioned ball park; several music concerts also typically held here per year
360 CHICAGO** Chicago Observation Deck / Scenic Views EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
great Chicago views from a 94th-floor observation deck; don't miss the relatively new 'Tilt' attraction, where up to 8 people can lean forward and extend glass forward for unique views of the city
SHEDD AQUARIUM ** Chicago Aquarium EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
supposedly the largest indoor aquarium in the world
FIELD MUSEUM, THE ** Chicago Natural History Museum / Dinosaur Museum EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
large natural history museum with a special focus on dinosaur fossils & exhibits
LINCOLN PARK ZOO ** Chicago Zoo EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
large urban zoo
LAKEFRONT PATH ** Chicago Bike Path / Trail Trail EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
scenic bike path along the shoreline of Lake Michigan
CROWN FOUNTAIN** Chicago Roadside Attraction / Water Fountain EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
50-foot tall glass structures that project video images of a variety of human faces spitting water into a reflecting pool
FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT HOME & STUDIO Oak Park Frank Lloyd Wright / Historic Home Tours EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
home of Frank Lloyd Wright (America's most famous architect) for 20 years; guided tours available
CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN** Glencoe Botanic Garden EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
features 26 display gardens surrounded by four natural habitats
CANTIGNY PARK Wheaton Botanical Garden / Military Museum EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
urban park with gardens, museums and public golfing
SIX FLAGS GREAT AMERICA** Gurnee Amusement Park / Water Park EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
rollercoasters and water rides
VOLO AUTO MUSEUM Volo Auto / Car Museum EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
over 300 classic and muscle cars, many of which are for sale
DISCOVERY CENTER MUSEUM** Rockford Children's Museum EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
large, interactive children's museum
ANDERSON JAPANESE GARDENS** Rockford Japanese Gardens EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
one of the premier Japanese gardens in the USA

TOP I-90 ATTRACTIONS: WISCONSIN

The following chart displays our opinionated choices for the very best attractions along Interstate I-90 in the state of Wisconsin. There are obviously many other attractions in this state along or near this interstate, but these attractions arguably represent the very best. All attractions are listed in order of East to West and are within a one hour drive from the interstate.

** = these attractions are extremely family/child-friendly

ATTRACTION NAME
TOWN / CITY ATTRACTION
CATEGORY
HOW FAR FROM THE INTERSTATE?
(coming soon!)
ATTRACTION OVERVIEW / NOTES
NORTHLEAF WINERY Milton Winery / Wine Tasting EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
produces a large variety of wines, using grapes from across the USA
GENEVA LAKE Geneva Lake Town/City EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
freshwater lake that has a public shorepath that completely encircles the lake
MADISON Madison Town/City EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
a walkable city that often earns the accolade "friendliest city in the USA"; a "stimulating and welcoming city with excellent restaurants"
WISCONSIN STATE CAPITOL Madison Capitol Building EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
a stunning neoclassical capitol building
STATE STREET Madison Tourist Attraction / Shopping EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
the mile-long dining, shopping, and entertainment center of Madison; full of boutique stores, pubs, a farmers' market and live music venues
OLBRICH BOTANTICAL GARDEN Madison Botanical Garden EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
outdoor gardens plus a conservatory
PINK ELEPHANT / PINKIE THE ELEPHANT DeForest Roadside Attraction / Quirky Attraction EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
fun photo-opp with a large pink elephant that is wearing sunglasses
NATIONAL MUSTARD MUSEUM Middleton Offbeat / Unusual Museum EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
museum with a fascination on all things mustard-related; mustard tasting bar
CAVE OF THE MOUNDS Blue Mounds Cave Tours EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
cave tours
HOUSE ON THE ROCK** Spring Green Tourist Attraction / Offbeat Attraction EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
tour this wacky & weird home, which is full of odd & intriguing items; one of the most bizarre houses in America
TALIESIN Spring Green Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
tour this famous Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece
NATURAL BRIDGE STATE PARK** Leland Natural Bridge / Geologic Attraction EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
the best natural bridge in Wisconsin
DEVIL'S LAKE STATE PARK** Baraboo Beaches / Hiking Trails / Mountain Biking Trails EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
offers two beaches, plus excellent hiking, biking and rock climbing
CIRCUS WORLD** Baraboo Offbeat Museum EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
often called "America's favorite circus attraction"
WISCONSIN DELLS** Wisconsin Dells Town/City EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
known as the "water park capital" of the United States (many of its hotels & resorts have their own indoor water park)
NOAH'S ARK WATER PARK** Wisconsin Dells Water Park EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
may be the largest water park in the US; "the granddaddy of the water parks of Wisconsin Dells"
WISCONSIN DEER PARK** Wisconsin Dells Zoo EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
a petting zoo that features lots of roaming deer
WIZARD QUEST** Wisconsin Dells Amusement Park EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
interactive amusement park where you "engage in a fantasy style live action role-playing game"
TOMMY BARTLETT SHOW, THE Wisconsin Dells Live Show EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
water-acrobats show featuring various water skiing and boating maneuvers and stunts
BIGFOOT ZIPLINE** Wisconsin Dells Aerial Adventure Park / Zip-lining EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
one of the most highly-regarded zip-lining parks in the USA
RICK WILCOX MAGIC THEATER** Wisconsin Dells Event / Magic Show EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
90-minute magic show
CARR VALLEY CHEESE FACTORY La Valle Shopping / Cheese Shop EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
sample various cheddar and artisinal cheeses and observe the cheese-making process
GRANDAD BLUFF La Crosse Natural Park / Scenic Views / Hiking Trails EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
good views of the famous Mississippi River; also has several hiking trails
ELMARO VINEYARD Trempealeau Winery / Wine Tasting EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
wine tastings

TOP I-90 ATTRACTIONS: MINNESOTA

The following chart displays our opinionated choices for the very best attractions along Interstate I-90 in the state of Minnesota. There are obviously many other attractions in this state along or near this interstate, but these attractions arguably represent the very best. All attractions are listed in order of East to West and are within a one hour drive from the interstate.

** = these attractions are extremely family/child-friendly

ATTRACTION NAME
TOWN / CITY ATTRACTION
CATEGORY
HOW FAR FROM THE INTERSTATE?
(coming soon!)
ATTRACTION OVERVIEW / NOTES
MINNESOTA MARINE ART MUSEUM Winona Art Museum EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
a relatively new museum that has a strong collection of marine-focused art, photography, folk art, and historic displays
GARVIN HEIGHTS OVER LOOK Winona Scenic Views EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
great views of the Mississippi River from a vantage point that is 600-foot above
BROKEN PADDLE GUIDING COMPANY Wabasha Kayak Tours EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
guided kayak trips on the Mississippi River
NATIONAL EAGLE CENTER Wabasha Bird Sanctuary EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
interpretive center with focus on bald & golden eagles; has several exhibits and also offers live demonstrations
FORRESTVILLE / MYSTERY CAVE STATE PARK** Preston Cave Tours / Hiking Trails EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
cave tours; also offers above-ground hiking trails as well
NIAGARA CAVE** Harmony Cave Tours EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
cave tours
CANNON RIVER WINERY Cannon Falls Winery / Wine Tasting EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
wine tastings
SPAM MUSEUM & VISITOR CENTER Austin Offbeat / Unusual Museum EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
quirky museum celebrating the history of this curated meat
JOLLY GREEN GIANT STATUE Blue Earth Roadside Attraction / Offbeat Attraction EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
this giant 55-foot tall green statue is a great photo opp
AUGUST SCHELL BREWERY New Ulm Brewery / Brewery Tours EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
tour one of America's oldest breweries
HERMANN THE GERMAN MONUMENT New Ulm Roadside Attraction / Offbeat Attraction EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
giant german statue
BLUE MOUNDS STATE PARK Luverne Wildlife Viewing / Hiking Trails / Native American History EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
a lovely prairie with strong Native American history; bison-viewing is good since the park has a resident herd
PIPESTONE NATIONAL MONUMENT Pipestone Geologic Attraction / Hiking Trails EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
see quarries of red pipestone
BIG PEACE PIPE Pipestone Roadside Attraction / Offbeat Attraction EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
giant peace pipe statue provides fun photo opp

TOP I-90 ATTRACTIONS: SOUTH DAKOTA

The following chart displays our opinionated choices for the very best attractions along Interstate I-90 in the state of South Dakota. There are obviously many other attractions in this state along or near this interstate, but these attractions arguably represent the very best. All attractions are listed in order of East to West and are within a one hour drive from the interstate.

** = these attractions are extremely family/child-friendly

ATTRACTION NAME
TOWN / CITY ATTRACTION
CATEGORY
HOW FAR FROM THE INTERSTATE?
(coming soon!)
ATTRACTION OVERVIEW / NOTES
PALISADES STATE PARK Garretson Geologic Attraction / Hiking Trails EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
cliffs and rock formations that have eroded out of pink Sioux Quartzite
SIOUX FALLS Sioux Falls Town/City EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
one of the Midwest's finest cities to visit
CATFISH BAY GREATEST SHOW ON H2O** Sioux Falls Live Show / Water Acrobats Show EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
water-acrobatics show featuring water skiers doing various tricks, stunts and theatrics
FALLS PARK** Sioux Falls Waterfall / Urban Park EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
beautiful urban park with famous waterfall
SCULPTUREWALK SIOUX FALLS Sioux Falls Sculptures / Walking Tour EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
series of outdoor sculptures in downtown Sioux Falls
CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF SOUTH DAKOTA** Brookings Children's Museum EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
best-reviewed children's museum in the state
INGALLS HOMESTEAD De Smet Historic Home Tours / Famous Author Attraction EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
learn about the author and also 19th-century farm life
MITCHELL CORN PALACE Mitchell Roadside Attraction / Offbeat Attraction EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
quirky building partially covered by murals made with real corn
AKTA LAKOTA MUSEUM Chamberlain Living History Museum / Native American Attraction EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
features historical artifacts and contemporary works of art of the Akta Lokta people
STATE CAPITOL BUILDING Pierre State Capitol Building EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
one of the most elegant of the US state capitol buildings
PIONEER AUTO MUSEUM Murdo Auto / Transportation Museum EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
features 300 vintage cars, trucks, motorcycles and tractors
MINUTEMAN MISSLE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE Philip Military Museum / Cold War History Site EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
covers the history and significance of the Cold War and ICBM missles; call ahead for tour schedule
BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK** Badlands National Park National Park / Geologic Attraction / Wildlife Viewing EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
a national park famous across the world for its mixed-grass prairies, fossil beds, wildlife viewing, colorful rock formations & badlands
WALL DRUG** Wall Tourist Attraction / Shopping EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
one of the largest gift shops in the country; tons of wild-west fun
STORYBOOK ISLAND** Rapid City Amusement Park EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
playgrounds with focus on characters from children's books
CHAPEL IN THE HILLS Rapid City Chapel EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
a replica of a Norwegian stave church
REPTILE GARDENS** Rapid City Zoo EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
world's largest reptile zoo
BEAR COUNTRY U.S.A.** Rapid City Zoo EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
a drive-through wildlife park featuring bears, wolves, buffalo, elk and more; animal babies are also a huge draw here
CUSTER STATE PARK** Multiple towns Wildlife Viewing, Scenic Drives, Hiking Trails EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
the premier state park in South Dakota; filled with wild donkeys, buffalo, prairie dogs, and other wildlife; several scenic drives and excellent lodges and hiking trails
HARNEY PEAK Custer Hiking Trails EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
hike to the top of South Dakota and observe the beautiful views from an old stone fire tower
SYLVAN LAKE Custer Geologic Attraction / Lake EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
beautiful lake that is the focal-point of Custer State Park
ROCKIN R' RIDES or BLUE BELL STABLES Custer Horseback Riding EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
these are two highly-acclaimed operators offering horseback riding in the Black Hills
NEEDLES HIGHWAY Multiple towns Scenic Drive EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
a 14-mile scenic drive in the Black Hills that passes stunning granite spires
WILDLIFE LOOP ROAD Multiple towns Scenic Drive EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
18-mile scenic drive along SD 87 and US-16A; you are almost guaranteed to see bison, and you may also see antelope, wild mules (which will ask for handouts), elk, and prairie dogs
RUSHMORE CAVE** Keystone Cave Tours EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
cave tours
MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL** Keystone Monument EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
stare in awe at the four presidents that comprise this famous monument; make sure to hike the Presidential Trail for close-up views
PRAIRIE BERRY WINERY Hill City Winery / Wine Tasting EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
wine tastings
SYLVAN ROCKS CLIMBING SCHOOL Hill City Rock Climbing Guides EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
an extremely well-reviewed rock climbing school
CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL Crazy Horse Monument EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
see the work that has been completed thus far on what will be the world's largest monument
BLACK HILLS WILD HORSE SANCTUARY, THE** Hot Springs Animal Sanctuary / Petroglyphs EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
take a 2-hour bus tours to see some of 500 wild horses that live on the prairie here; tours also pass some ancient petroglyphs
MAMMOTH SITE OF HOT SPRINGS Hot Springs Natural History Museum / Fossils EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
supposedly the "world's largest Mammoth research facility"; see real mammoth fossils at the actual excavation site
STURGIS MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM & HALL OF FAME Sturgis Motorcycle Museum EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
features dozens of motorcycles
DEADWOOD Deadwood Town/City EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
famous for its wild-west gambling parlors and wooden buildings
TATANKA: STORY OF THE BISON Deadwood Roadside Attraction / Sculpture Park EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
outdoor sculptures of life-sized buffalo
GEORGE S. MICKELSON TRAIL Multiple towns Rail Trail / Bike Path EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
the finest rail trail in South Dakota
SPEARFISH CANYON SCENIC BYWAY Multiple towns Scenic Drive EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
20-mile scenic road featuring beautiful Black Hills scenery, including waterfalls
GEOGRAPHIC CENTER OF THE NATION Belle Fourche Roadside Attraction / Offbeat Attraction EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
small monument on an open prairie

TOP I-90 ATTRACTIONS: WYOMING

The following chart displays our opinionated choices for the very best attractions along Interstate I-90 in the state of Wyoming. There are obviously many other attractions in this state along or near this interstate, but these attractions arguably represent the very best. All attractions are listed in order of East to West and are within a one hour drive from the interstate.

** = these attractions are extremely family/child-friendly

ATTRACTION NAME
TOWN / CITY ATTRACTION
CATEGORY
HOW FAR FROM THE INTERSTATE?
(coming soon!)
ATTRACTION OVERVIEW / NOTES
DEVILS TOWER NATIONAL MONUMENT** Devils Tower Geologic Attraction / Hiking Trails EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
1,200+ foot flat-topped volcanic formation that was made famous through Steven Spielberg’s alien-flick “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.”
BIGHORN NATIONAL FOREST Multiple Towns Nature Park / Hiking Trails EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
one of the most beautiful national forests in the US
SHELL FALLS Sheridan Waterfall / Hiking Trail EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
120-foot waterfall in Bighorn National Forest; quick stop off WY 14
KING'S SADDLERY & MUSEUM Sheridan Offbeat / Unusual Museum EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
museum featuring western and cowboy memorabilia

TOP I-90 ATTRACTIONS: MONTANA

The following chart displays our opinionated choices for the very best attractions along Interstate I-90 in the state of Montana. There are obviously many other attractions in this state along or near this interstate, but these attractions arguably represent the very best. All attractions are listed in order of East to West and are within a one hour drive from the interstate.

** = these attractions are extremely family/child-friendly

ATTRACTION NAME
TOWN / CITY ATTRACTION
CATEGORY
HOW FAR FROM THE INTERSTATE?
(coming soon!)
ATTRACTION OVERVIEW / NOTES
LITTLE BIGHORN BATTLEFIELD NATIONAL MONUMENT Crow Agency Battlefield / Native American Attraction EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
one of the USA's best-known Native American battlefields; where General George Custer and his trips made their famous 'last stand'
POMPEYS PILLAR NATIONAL MONUMENT Worden Lewis & Clark Attraction EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
William Clark of the famous 1804-1806 "Lewis and Clark" Expedition signed his name into a rock here and you can still see it today; this inscription represents the only physical evidence of their expedition
RED LODGE Red Lodge Town/City EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
one of America's best towns for lovers of the great outdoors; this is a picturesque historic town with great hiking, skiing and more
CHICO HOT SPRINGS Pray Hot Springs EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
famous hot springs resort
BOZEMAN Bozeman Town/City EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
one of the best "outdoor base towns" in the US
MUSEUM OF THE ROCKIES Bozeman Natural History Museum / Dinosaur Museum EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
the best museum in Montana; includes dinosaur exhibits, Native American art, and a living history farm
AMERICAN COMPUTER MUSEUM Bozeman Science Museum EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
a museum that focuses on the "history of computing, communications, artificial intelligence & robotics"
MONTANA GRIZZLY ENCOUNTER** Bozeman Animal Sanctuary EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
an animal sanctuary that cares for rescued grizzly bears and gives the public the opportunity to "see and understand" them
PALISADES FALLS Bozeman Waterfall EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
a 1.2 mile round-trip hike to an 80-foot waterfall surrounded by columnal basalt
MONTANA WHITEWATER RAFT COMPANY or GEYSER WHITEWATER EXPEDITIONS Big Sky Whitewater Rafting EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
whitewater rafting on the Yellowstone, Gallatin and Madison Rivers
GALLATIN RIVER GUIDES Big Sky Fly Fishing Guides EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
guides that will bring you to some of the best fly-fishing spots in the lower 48
LONE PEAK TRAM** Big Sky Aerial Tramway EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
take a tram to the 11,166-foot summit of Lone Peak, where 360-degree views of three states can be seen
BIG SKY RESORT Big Sky Ski/Snowboard Resort EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
the best ski/snowboard resort in Montana, with 300 trails on 4-connected mountains; 4,350-foot vertical drop
LEWIS & CLARK CAVERNS STATE PARK** Three Forks Cave Tours EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
guided tours to one of the largest and best limestone caves in the Northwest
CATHEDRAL OF ST. HELENA Helena Church EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
probably the most beautiful church in Montana
MONTANA STATE CAPITOL Helena State Capitol Building EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
attractive and historic neoclassical state capitol building is known for its large dome
MOUNT HELENA / MOUNT HELENA CITY PARK Helena Hiking Trails / Scenic Views EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
complete a moderately difficult hike to beautiful views of the city of Helena
BANNACK STATE PARK Dillon Ghost Town EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
supposedly the "best preserved" of all Montana ghost towns
WORLD MUSEUM OF MINING Butte Mining Museum EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
mining museum that includes a re-created mining camp; underground mine tours also available
OUR LADY OF THE ROCKIES Butte Religious Attraction / Roadside Attraction EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
a 90-foot bright-white statue dedicated to the Virgin Mary; scenic views of the city of Butte
OLD MONTANA PRISON COMPLEX Deer Lodge Prison Tours EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
tour five museums inside a historic prison
GARNET GHOST TOWN STATE PARK Garnet Ghost Town EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
one of Montana's best ghost towns
SMOKEJUMPER VISITOR CENTER Missoula Firefighter Museum EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
a unique museum with great displays on the Western-based smoke-jumpers who fight wildfires

TOP I-90 ATTRACTIONS: IDAHO

The following chart displays our opinionated choices for the very best attractions along Interstate I-90 in the state of Idaho. There are obviously many other attractions in this state along or near this interstate, but these attractions arguably represent the very best. All attractions are listed in order of East to West and are within a one hour drive from the interstate.

** = these attractions are extremely family/child-friendly

ATTRACTION NAME
TOWN / CITY ATTRACTION
CATEGORY
HOW FAR FROM THE INTERSTATE?
(coming soon!)
ATTRACTION OVERVIEW / NOTES
ROUTE OF THE HIAWATHA Multiple towns Rail Trail / Bike Path EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)

a 15-mile bike path that passes through ten tunnels and travels over seven railroad trestles

WALLACE Wallace Town/City EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
"an authentic, undeveloped Western mining town"; don't miss the Sierra Silver Mine Tour
SIERRA SILVER MINE TOUR Wallace Underground Mine Tours EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
ride a trolley and then walk into an underground mine, where a tour guide will provide demonstrations of old mining equipment
SILVER MOUNTAIN RESORT - SUMMER GONDOLA** Kellogg Gondola / Scenic Views EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
supposedly North America's longest single-stage gondola ride at 3.1 miles; rises over 3,400-feet; you can bring your mountain bike and ride down
CRYSTAL GOLD MINE** Kellogg Underground Mine Tours EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
take an underground tour of a gold mine
COEUR D'ALENE Coeur d'Alene Town/City EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
often called the "honeymoon capital of the Northwest"; one of Idaho's main tourist areas
COEUR D'ALENE LAKE Coeur d'Alene Water Activities EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
attractive, 25-mile long lake
NORTH IDAHO CENTENNIAL TRAIL Multiple towns Bike Path / Rail Trail EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
24-mile paved rail trail that travels from Higgens Point State Park on Lake Coeur d'Alene to the border of Idaho & Washington; connects with the Liberty Lake Stateline Trail
TRAIL OF THE COEUR D'ALENES Multiple towns Bike Path / Rail Trail EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
an outstanding 70-mile paved rail trail from Plummer, Idaho to Mullan, Idaho; widely considered to be one of the best rail trails in the USA
TRIPLE PLAY FAMILY FUN PARK / RAPTOR REEF INDOOR WATER PARK** Hayden Amusement Park / Indoor Water Park EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
amusement park with various types of attractions, plus an indoor water park
SILVERWOOD THEME PARK / BOULDER BEACH WATER PARK** Athol Amusement Park / Water Park EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
the best amusement park in Idaho
SANDPOINT Sandpoint Town/City EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
often reviewed as "one of the best small towns in America"; basetown for Schweitzer Mountain (ski area) and Lake Pend Oreille
SCHWEITZER MOUNTAIN Sandpoint Ski/Snowboard Resort / Mountain Biking EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
the largest ski/snowboard resort in Idaho; 92 trails and a vertical drop of 2,440-feet (as of 2014); also offers snowcat backcountry skiing and guided snowmobiling tours; mountain biking in summer

TOP I-90 ATTRACTIONS: WASHINGTON

The following chart displays our opinionated choices for the very best attractions along Interstate I-90 in the state of Washington. There are obviously many other attractions in this state along or near this interstate, but these attractions arguably represent the very best. All attractions are listed in order of East to West and are within a one hour drive from the interstate.

** = these attractions are extremely family/child-friendly

ATTRACTION NAME
TOWN / CITY ATTRACTION
CATEGORY
HOW FAR FROM THE INTERSTATE?
(coming soon!)
ATTRACTION OVERVIEW / NOTES
MANITO PARK** Spokane Urban Park / Garden EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
a 90-acre public park with arboretum, botanical gardens, and conservatory
RIVERFRONT PARK** Spokane Tourist Attraction / Urban Park EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
urban park with great scenery, amusement park rides, a carousel, and a waterfall
RIBLET MANSION & ARBOR CREST WINERY Spokane Winery / Wine Tastings EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
winery / wine tasting
RADIO FLYER WAGON** Spokane Roadside Attraction / Offbeat Attraction EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
a giant version of the red wagon that most of us had while growing up
PALOUSE FALLS STATE PARK Lacrosse Waterfall EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
one of the best waterfalls in the USA
GORGE AMPHITHEATER, THE / THE GORGE George Outdoor Concert Venue EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
arguably the finest outdoor concert venue in the USA (Red Rocks in Colorado is the only other venue that could challenge it for this title)
APPLE CAPITAL LOOP TRAIL** Multiple towns Rail Trail / Bike Path EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
10-mile long rail trail that passes through several parks en route
LEAVENWORTH Leavenworth Town/City EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
a unique Bavarian-themed town; close access to hiking and rock-climbing in the drop-dead gorgeous Alpine Lakes Wilderness
NUTCRACKER MUSEUM Leavenworth Offbeat / Unusual Museum EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
quirky museum for lovers of nutcrackers
SNOQUALMIE FALLS** Snoqualmie Falls Waterfall EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
one of the best waterfalls in the USA
SEATTLE Seattle Town/City EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
the largest city in the Pacific Northwest; a city known for its grunge music, beautiful scenery, fun marketplaces, coffee houses, tourist attractions and museums, and seafood restaurants
CHIHULY GARDEN AND GLASS Seattle Art Museum EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
some of the finest glass-based art in the USA
PIKE PLACE MARKET** Seattle Tourist Attraction / Shopping EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
perhaps the most famous farmers market in the USA; don't miss the fish-tossing
SPACE NEEDLE** Seattle Observation Deck / Scenic Views EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
scenic views of downtown Seattle
MUSEUM OF FLIGHT Seattle Aircraft / Aviation Museum EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
two huge galleries of historic aircraft on display
EXPERIENCE MUSIC PROJECT MUSEUM / EMP MUSEUM Seattle Music Museum EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
a good rock-and-roll history museum
SAFECO FIELD** Seattle Baseball Park EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
home of the Seattle Mariners
KERRY PARK Seattle Urban Park / Scenic Views EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
beautiful views of the Seattle skyline
SKY VIEW OBSERVATORY Seattle Observation Deck / Scenic Views EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
scenic views of downtown Seattle
SEATTLE GREAT WHEEL** Seattle Ferris Wheel EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
giant Ferris wheel providing excellent views of Seattle
FREMONT TROLL Seattle Roadside Attraction / Offbeat Attraction EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
see the famous ugly troll that sits under the George Washington Memorial Bridge (also known as the Aurora Bridge)
BENEATH THE STREETS or BILL SPEIDEL'S UNDERGROUND TOUR Seattle Underground History Tours EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
underground history tours of Seattle
CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE VINEYARDS Woodinville Winery / Wine Tastings EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
winery / wine tasting
FUTURE OF FLIGHT AVIATION CENTER & BOEING TOUR, THE Mukilteo Factory Tour EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
free tours of the massive Boeing factory; supposedly the largest building in the world (472 million cubic feet)
TULALIP RESORT CASINO Marysville Casino EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
one of the best casinos in the Northwest
POINT DEFIANCE PARK** Tacoma Urban Park / Hiking Trails / Zoo EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
urban park with great views, good hiking trails, a reconstructed historic fur-trading post, a zoo and an aquarium.
LEMAY: AMERICA'S CAR MUSEUM Tacoma Auto / Car Museum EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
EXIT #XX: XX.X miles (XX min)
auto museum featuring approximately 250 vehicles in the permanent collection plus another 100 or so on loan




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