Friday, January 11, 2013

Your Favorite Interstate Exits: I-55 in Illinois

Abraham Lincoln's tomb at Oak Ridge Cemetery
Abraham Lincoln's tomb at Oak Ridge Cemetery (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Interstate 55 begins in Chicago by the shore of Lake Michigan and cuts southwest across Illinois. I-55 passes through the cities of Bloomington and Springfield before it ends in East St. Louis. For those interested in history, this is the land of Lincoln with many historical sites around the Springfield area. The Lincoln Home National Historical Site, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and Lincoln's Tomb are all located close to I-55.

Please share with other drivers your experiences as to which exits are best for single travelers or anyone for that matter. Reasons for the choice may include the safety of the surrounding area, the availability of good hotels and restaurants or proximity to the interstate. Please make sure to give the exit number or a description of the location. For example, when I discuss I-40, I would recommend Exit 145 in Oklahoma City. Many hotels and restaurants were located at this exit and I felt safe in the area. This exit was very convenient for easily continuing west without the hassle of dealing with early morning rush hour traffic.
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