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S/V Laura Ellen
01-17-2014, 12:03 PM
I and 3 others will be driving the I75 between Detroit, MI and Tampa, FL.
I have driven that route many times, but haven't usually had time to deviate from our course or spend time enroute.
What should we see while heading south?

Hint, I don't want to stop in Michigan or Ohio.

Paul Pless
01-17-2014, 01:02 PM
Hint: I95 doesn't go from Detroit to Tampa.

Garret
01-17-2014, 01:21 PM
Hint # 2: Drive most any Interstate in the US before driving 95.

MiddleAgesMan
01-17-2014, 01:24 PM
He probably means I-75.

Curtism
01-17-2014, 01:34 PM
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3656/3399641138_782a61806d_z.jpg

:d

Barry
01-17-2014, 02:03 PM
I95 is a lousy ride; You will hit pretty much every major city on the East coast. Traffic, construction, NYC, Philly(UGH), The Beltway in DC. Tolls in NJ. Not much to see in way of countryside.
Why not the I75? pretty much a straight shot and shorter.

Paul Pless
01-17-2014, 02:44 PM
Bardstown, KY

S.V. Airlie
01-17-2014, 02:47 PM
Hint: I95 doesn't go from Detroit to Tampa.Hope you have GPS as I think you need one.:)

S/V Laura Ellen
01-17-2014, 02:53 PM
Yes, I meant the I-75 not the I-95. It was a typo.

I stopped at Rock City and Ruby Falls a couple of years ago. Thought it would be a cheesy tourist trap, but I was pleasantly surprised.

willmarsh3
01-17-2014, 02:59 PM
I-75 would be the route I would take. There's lots of interesting things. Not really knowing what would suit you I found the following things interesting

Museum of Appalachia - Canton, TN - about 1 hour or so north of Knoxville.
Sun Tower - in downtown Knoxville
Lost Sea Cave - Sweetwater, TN about one hour south of Knoxville. This would be a 1 hour tour.
Lots of things in Chattanooga. The Delta Queen is currently located there. It has a restaurant and gift shop. Rock City (as posted above) is a couple of hours of fun.
Atlanta has lots of things including a new Aquarium, Coke Museum, Underground Atlanta.

Have a safe and fun trip.

katey
01-17-2014, 04:55 PM
On one of my cross-country drives we stopped at every cave attraction we saw, including Carlsbad Caverns. Pick a theme!

Donn
01-17-2014, 05:14 PM
Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, Ky., exit 120, mile off the freeway.

Berea, Ky., exits 77 and 76: Kentucky Artisan Center and multiple craft shops

Norris Dam, Lake City, Tenn., exit 128. The Norris Dam State Park is just 2 miles off the freeway.

Museum of Appalachia, Clinton, Tenn., exit 122, about a mile off the freeway.

Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, exit 249C




I know you said no Ohio, but maybe:

Skyline Chili, Cincinnati, exit 1.

Full Tilt
01-17-2014, 06:10 PM
Take I-95 to Washington and go to the Smithsonian Institute.

http://dc.about.com/cs/museums/a/Smithsonian.htm

Jimmy W
01-18-2014, 12:23 AM
Another vote for the Kentucky Artisan Center. Chattanooga also has an aquarium that I would like to see. New Echota Historic Site near Calhoun, GA is just a short way off I-75.

BrianW
01-18-2014, 08:41 AM
Hope you have GPS as I think you need one.:)

He does have a GPS. I can attest to that. Leads to very nice pubs if nothing else. ;)

Michael D. Storey
01-18-2014, 09:04 AM
I95 is a lousy ride; You will hit pretty much every major city on the East coast. Traffic, construction, NYC, Philly(UGH), The Beltway in DC. Tolls in NJ. Not much to see in way of countryside.
Why not the I75? pretty much a straight shot and shorter.

The Boys and I usta drive from Woodstock to Ocala to see my mother every Christmas or Easter. One year, we took 301, once rte 1. Life exists off of the interstate. I did, however, once make a non-stop burst from Baltimore to Miami in a big Audi with the proper company. The interstates do have their place, yes they doo.

Garret
01-18-2014, 09:12 AM
If you have to do I95, the best way is a straight shot & get it over with. I once did Miami to northern VT in 27 hours by myself. I looked at it as pulling off the bandaid quickly.... ;)

Mrleft8
01-18-2014, 09:14 AM
A truck stop. It's like going to the space bar from STAR WARS.

S/V Laura Ellen
01-19-2014, 01:57 PM
Has anyone been to 'Old Car City (http://www.oldcarcityusa.com/)' or the 'Southeastern Railway Museum (http://www.srmduluth.org/)' in the Atlanta area?

Paul Pless
01-19-2014, 02:02 PM
the aquariums in both chattanooga and atlanta are awesome

bogdog
01-19-2014, 02:11 PM
Carruth Studios in Waterville, OH, buy some concrete.

SMARTINSEN
01-19-2014, 03:07 PM
Skyline Chili, Cincinnati, exit 1.

The words "chili" and "Cincinnati" have no business being together in the same sentence.

Jimmy W
01-19-2014, 07:51 PM
I've never been to the Southeastern Railroad Museum, but along that line, I've also never been to the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History. http://www.southernmuseum.org/
I have been meaning to go.

Hugh Conway
01-19-2014, 08:00 PM
Take I-95 to Washington and go to the Smithsonian Institute.

http://dc.about.com/cs/museums/a/Smithsonian.htm


meh, not the main bit, the UDvar Hazy or the overflow (whenever it's open) are much more worth the time

ccmanuals
01-19-2014, 08:06 PM
Take a detour off 75 north of Orlando to Mt. Dora. Beautiful little town filled with antique shops and nice restaurants.