I-94 extends from Billings, Montana to the Canadian border in Port Huron, Michigan, but some of the coolest stops along this interstate are in Minnesota and Wisconsin. If you find yourself traveling down this road- turn it into a fun Midwestern road trip! Here are some fun stops you won’t want to miss.
Start in Madison
Start things off in the capital city of Madison, Wisconsin. Seasonally, the city hosts the Dane County Farmers’ Market, which is the largest producer-only market of its kind in the country.
The Henry Vilas Zoo, Overture Center for the Arts, and Children’s Theater of Madison are also worth exploring. Other offerings include the Geology Museum at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Wisconsin Science Museum, and the Wisconsin Veterans Museum.
Then Visit the Wisconsin Dells
The route will take you past Wisconsin Dells, also known as the “The Waterpark Capital of the World.” With the highest concentration of indoor and outdoor waterparks in the entire world, the town is a major draw for both families and fun-seekers alike.
Stop, See, Do
Eau Claire, Wisconsin is packed with fun places for all ages, from breweries to quirky attractions like the Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum. The Chippewa Valley Museum regales visitors with the history of the area, while Big Falls County Park, true to its namesake, has waterfalls as well as beautiful beaches.
Cross into Minnesota and explore both of the Twin Cities, where there is plenty to see and do. Downtown Minneapolis is extremely walkable, and it’s full of shops, restaurants, and nightlife.
St. Paul is home to the attractions like the State Capitol, the Science Museum of Minnesota, and the Como Zoo. Plus just 15 minutes from the highway, you’ll find the massive Mall of America in nearby Bloomington.
You’ll then pass through the St. Cloud area, which is home to many parks and gardens, including Clemens Gardens, Munsinger Gardens, and Quarry Park and Nature Preserve. At night, there are concerts, magic shows, and other entertainment at the Paramount Center for the Arts.
Last Stop in Fergus Falls
Before you wrap up the Minnesota leg of your trip, check out the town of Fergus Falls, which has outdoor attractions galore. These include the Otter Trail Scenic Byway and the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center. Don’t leave without catching a show at the performing arts center, A Center for the Arts.
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