Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Your Favorite Interstate Exits: I-80 in Illinois & Iowa

English: Saylorville Dam, impounding Saylorvil...
English: Saylorville Dam, impounding Saylorville Lake, also known as Saylorville Reservoir. The dam is located on the Des Moines River, 11 miles upriver of Des Moines, Iowa, USA. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers constructed the dam for flood control on the Des Moines river and the Mississippi River, of which the Des Moines River is a tributary. The dam was completed in 1977. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Interstate 80 ends its time with Interstate 90 outside Gary, Indiana. It continues west linking the cities of Joliet, Morris, Ottawa, LaSalle, Princeton and Genesee. After traveling through the Quad cities of East Moline, Bettendorf and Davenport, the highway joins Coralville, Des Moines and Council Bluffs in Iowa. Attractions along this highway include the numerous state parks along the Illinois River, Mississippi River, Mississippi Palisades, Missouri River, Saylorville DamHerbert Hoover National Historical SiteHerbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, Des Moines River, Lewis & Clark Monument, Lake Red Rock, Sheeder Prairie and the casinos on the Missouri River.

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.

Related articles
Enhanced by Zemanta

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.