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Old 02-03-2014, 11:22 AM   #1
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CT to Yellowstone

I am planning a trip from Connecticut to Yellowstone in July...Lucky enough to have the whole month off!! The route out is set. I won't bore you with the details, but basically we are going through NY, Canada, MI...etc. Badlands, Mt Rushmore... kind of the "northern" route for us.

The drive home is where I would like some help. I want to take a more "southern" route. After Yellowstone, we are planning to go down to Arches National Park. I guess we'll head back out through Colorado and then not real sure??

I'm looking for suggestions for things to do/see in Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Indiana or Kentucky. I'm not planning to hit all those states, I'd just like to know if there is a better state to go through in terms of sightseeing. Or should we spend more time out West and just shoot straight home?
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Old 02-03-2014, 12:02 PM   #2
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I am jelaous, have a great time.
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Old 02-03-2014, 12:19 PM   #3
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me also jealous - we only had two weeks to go from Maryland to Yellowstone. It was a whirlwind trip but had a great time. We also did Badlands and Mt. Rushmore on the way out (with a stop at Walls Drug in Wall SD; LOL) We back traced our way home, so can not provide any info on your question. I am planning on going that way out to Grand Canyon in a couple of years, so am interested in what you get from others on this forum. I hope you are also stopping at the Grand Teton?
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Maybe Mammoth cave in Ky. Can see most of it in a couple days. The St. Louis Arch is worth a stop.
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Old 02-03-2014, 01:35 PM   #5
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HWY 2 from Alliance Nebraska (car henge) to Grand Island Nebraska is very scenic (through the sand hills). Watch for turtles on the road. I broke down on my Goldwing while on that road. What a trip! I took that trip on my way up to Spearfish SD.
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I am planning a trip from Connecticut to Yellowstone in July...Lucky enough to have the whole month off!! The route out is set. I won't bore you with the details, but basically we are going through NY, Canada, MI...etc. Badlands, Mt Rushmore... kind of the "northern" route for us.

The drive home is where I would like some help. I want to take a more "southern" route. After Yellowstone, we are planning to go down to Arches National Park. I guess we'll head back out through Colorado and then not real sure??

I'm looking for suggestions for things to do/see in Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Indiana or Kentucky. I'm not planning to hit all those states, I'd just like to know if there is a better state to go through in terms of sightseeing. Or should we spend more time out West and just shoot straight home?
Nothing against NE, KS, and MO but I would spend the extra time out west and then shoot straight home.
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Old 02-05-2014, 07:52 AM   #7
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Come thru mo with a few days in Branson then across to Gatlinburg/pigeon forge, tn. Then drive the blue ridge parkway up from Cherokee. Nc to Shenandoah. Va.
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Thanks for the suggestions. I think we're going to "reverse" our original plan and shoot out to the Grand Canyon first. Then work our way up to Yellowstone spending as much time out there as we can. Then come straight home....

The big decision now is whether or not to tow the car..(we're in a class C)
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I would tow the car. Your trip is planned during the peak tourist season so with a car you will have a much easier time finding a place to park to visit features of the areas you plan to visit. This is especially true of Yellowstone. Just my opinion of course.
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I am leaning towards taking the toad. In my head the upsides outweigh the downsides...biggest hurdle I getting DW to drive while towing. I think once we get out of these congested roads in the northeast she'll be fine.
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