Friday, November 8, 2013

Your Favorite Interstate Exits: I-85 in Western Georgia & Alabama

near Lumpkin, Georgia, USA. 32°4′13″N 84°54′47...
Near Lumpkin, Georgia, USA.  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Interstate 85 continues through Atlanta and western Georgia and ends in Montgomery, Alabama, where it joins I-65. This interstate joins Atlanta with Newman and LaGrange in Georgia and Lanett, Auburn, Tuskegee and Montgomery in Alabama. West Point Lake, Tuskegee Institute National Historical Site, the First White House of the Confederacy, Martin Lake, Rosa Parks Library & Museum, the Civil Rights Memorial, Alabama River and the Horseshoe Bend Military Park are attractions located near this interstate.

South of I-85 near the Georgia-Alabama border is the Providence Canyon State Park. Travelers should take I-185S near LaGrange to Columbus. From there take 27 south and the park is south of Lumpkin. This beautiful park resembles a small Bryce Canyon or a mini Grand Canyon. Visitors to this park will be able to view an example of the magnificent scenery the western National Parks contain.

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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