Who doesn’t love a good road trip? They are even more fun when you have the opportunity to travel with family and friends. Depending upon the nature of your trip and the length of time it will take to get there, it can be helpful to have a travel guide in place before you embark.
If you are a fan of road trips, I-70 is one of the longest routes in America. One popular stretch of the route spans 3.5 hours from Indianapolis to St. Louis. Our team at DriveTheNation.com has compiled a few must-see attractions during your trip from Indianapolis to St. Louis:
For the sports fan: Indianapolis, Indiana
Sports fans enthusiasts should consider scheduling extra time in Indianapolis. While the city might be best known for the annual Indy 500 race, there are a number of other attractions in Indianapolis for sports fans. Tour the Indy raceway, explore the Hall of Fame Museum, see the home of the Colts and Pacers and browse the NCAA Hall of Champions while you’re there.
For the cultured soul: Brazil, Indiana
A passport isn’t required to visit this quaint town in Indiana. Brazil (pop: 8,100) is located in the heart of the Midwest, an hour drive from Indianapolis and a three-hour drive from St. Louis, Chicago, Louisville, and Cincinnati. Grab a cup of coffee and a post card while you are there. Your friends will be thrilled to receive a post card from Brazil!
For the foodie: Terre Haute, Indiana
Terre Haute is a refreshing hub of arts and activity in the midst of the heartland. Historic U.S. Highway 40 takes travelers on a scenic route past historic bakeries, sculptures and the oldest billboard in the state. Hungry? We recommend reserving a table at Stables Steakhouse, a luxurious eatery in a renovated former stable. The restaurant offers aged steaks, seafood meals and cocktails.
For the opportunist: Effingham, Illinois
Effingham is known as “The Crossroads of Opportunity” because of its location at the intersection of two major Interstate highways: I-57 running from Chicago to Miner, Missouri, and I-70 running from Utah to Maryland. With 18 hotels and more than 60 restaurants, Effingham provides the very best in service and hospitality. According to the city’s website, Effingham welcomes visitors to come spend a few days exploring what our vibrant city and surrounding communities have to offer.
For the historian: St Louis, Missouri
Those who have not yet had the opportunity to visit St. Louis are in for a real treat. The city, nicknamed the gateway to the west, is likely best known for its Gateway Arch. St. Louis’ Gateway Arch is an iconic monument symbolizing the city’s role as early settlers pioneered westward years ago. Standing 630 feet high, this architectural wonder boasts magnificent views of the city. Other attractions, such as the St. Louis Art Museum, The History Museum, and the Zoo, are all free to visit as well!
What are your favorite stops between St. Louis and Indianapolis? We invite you to share your must-see attractions in the comment section below.