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Missouri Drive / Ride Vacation

Length: Approximately 1,004 km from the Bluewater Bridge at Sarnia,ON
Description: Are you looking to head in a new direction on your next road trip? Missouri may be just the place for you – it lays midway between the Appalachian and Rocky Mountains.

En route, Michigan and Illinois have a lot to offer travellers who are looking for something outside the box. Due to its rich farmland, this region has emerged as an agritourism hotspot – the newest travel trend in the 21st century.

Maybe venture off the interstate highways to explore the historic Route 66 from Chicago, IL, to St. Louis, MO. Route 66 was one of the United States’ first transcontinental highways and still holds that nostalgic feel of a bygone time.

For information on the Katy Trail cycling route, click here.

Attractions: Michigan
  • Flint Farmers’ Market
    Open all year round, this newly renovated farmers’ market has been in Flint, MI, for over 110 years. Bringing over 50 local farmers with their freshest meats, vegetables, cheese and wine to share with you.
  • Art at the Market
    Located at the Flint Farmers’ Market, this art gallery was established in 2003 to support local artists to increase diversity within the community.
  • Sloan Museum
    Automotive exhibits are one of the many things you’ll find here.
  • Steam Railroading Institute
    Learn about the history of steam-era technology that helped shape our transportation history.
  • Impression 5 Science Center
    With the use of our body’s five senses, experience how science and body go hand-in-hand.
  • 12 Corners Vineyards
    The newest winery in Michigan offers a variety of wines, from dry to sweet. Tastings are available, paired with chocolate.

Illinois
  • Millennium Park
    Located in the heart of Chicago, IL, you will find a lush 10-hectare green space to enjoy local artwork and free events. Don’t forget to visit the Cloud Gate while in the park.
  • Art Institute of Chicago
    This internationally renowned art museum houses permanent artwork from different periods of history from all over the world. Paintings, sculptures, textiles, photography – they’re all here.
  • Wild Blossom Meadery & Winery
    Stop for a visit to taste and learn more about mead, the wine-like drink made from honey.
  • David Davis Mansion Historic Site
    This 19th-century estate was the home of former judge and campaign manager for Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States.
  • White Oak Vineyards
    Shake up your palate by pairing food and wine in the heart of central Illinois.
  • Engrained Brewing Company
    This local microbrewery offers a great selection of beers to suit all tastes.
  • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
    Learn about America’s 16th president, from childhood to assassination, and how his accomplishments moulded today’s society.

Missouri
  • Gateway Arch
    See from up-close the tallest man-made national monument in the United Sates.
  • Busch Stadium
    For the sports fanatics, come out and see the St. Louis Cardinals in action.
  • Missouri Botanical Garden
    Wander through the magnificent grounds of the oldest botanical garden in the United States, founded in 1859.
  • Budweiser Complimentary Brewing Tour
    Take a tour through this brewery to see how one of the most popular beers in the world is made.
Events: Follow these links for information about events and festivals happening in the states and along the routes you'll be travelling:

Michigan
Illinois
Missouri
Additional Information: For a listing of AAA recommended campgrounds, see Woodall's Campground Guides available for purchase at all CAA Stores.

For information about attractions, accommodations, restaurants, and events in the area, refer to the Michigan/Wisconsin, Illinois/Indiana and Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri & Oklahoma AAA/CAA TourBook® available to CAA Members at all CAA Stores.
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