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Old 01-12-2016, 06:01 AM
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Taking my family to mammoth cave over spring break. Exploring Routes, campgrounds and stopovers.

First decision is I65 vs. US 41 et al. Would appreciate opinions...
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Old 01-12-2016, 08:12 AM
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From where are you starting ?
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Old 01-12-2016, 08:19 AM
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Whoops. Starting the trip from Chicagoland.
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Old 01-12-2016, 08:44 AM
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Pretty much a straight shot & kinda cold that time of year (spent a number of years just west of Indianapolis). Lot depends on your interests (National Corvette Museum is just south of Mammoth).
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Old 01-12-2016, 09:18 AM
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Yes, I expect it be cold. That's why I went thought the thought process of generator vs. solar. I did wind up picking up a Yamaha EF1000i off eBay cheap with proane conversion kit. Bought it just in case there's not enough sunlight to keep my T105's charged. Belt AND suspenders AND Velcro solution.

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I've been to the corvette museum before, and plan to go again. There's like 2 tours availible in the caves themselves, including onyx cave, which also seems to feature a roadside Aussie zoo which could be fun for my son. A Collegue here at work says Ky is pretty in the spring... Redbuds et. Al in bloom, so geology and botany on nature hikes will help sun towards merit badges. There's a distillery or two I plan on touring.

Would like to visit museums in the area, especially historical, but natural would be nice as well.

Anyway, suggestions about what to do are nice, but I'm trying to figure out my route so that I can look for stuff to stop at along the way. I've got three choices:

interstate down through Illinois, Interstate through Indiana, or Route 41 down along the Indiana Illinois border. We tend to like non-interstate travel best, but don't know the routes well enough to know if we're getting in trouble with a trailer twice as long as our last trailer (20' instead of 8').

Would love suggestions about stops, and warnings about places/roads to avoid.
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Old 01-12-2016, 12:45 PM
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A good source for information about KY is the State itself. My wife has gotten some really great travel guides for our travels from the various States Travel guides/ tourism dept. Visit the State site and you'll find a place to enter a request.

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Old 01-12-2016, 01:33 PM
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Fuji peddler, do you carry bikes on your back end? If so, can I ask if you've done mods, how much weight, and what problems you've had?
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As far as routes go, I always pull out the atlas and follow the red roads, if I have enough time, as those are the most scenic routes in my book. Have found good sights and other interesting things on those "Red Roads" in the atlas. Who likes the interstate all the time
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If you have AAA the triptiks can be very handy. Can print as a .pdf and display on tablet.
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If you decide to take 65. We like Indiana's brown county state park for a day or two. Out side the park is nashville IN, which is an Art's and Craft town and was one of the 5 or 6 Art communities set up across the US in the early 1900's

It's about 60 miles south of Indianapolis.
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