WISCONSIN'S RUSTIC ROADS-- Already familiar with these. Well worth your while to pull off the road and go on any of these. We especially like the one east of Lake Geneva called Snake Road. These will put you out in the country with some of the most beautiful scenery you're ever going to see. The state has a pamphlet listing all of these. www.dot.wisconsin.gov
GEORGE S. MICKELSON TRAIL-- South Dakota-- 109 mile long converted railbed through Black Hills, rail threstles, and one-time mining towns. www.mickelsontrail.com
YELLOW RIVER STATE FOREST-- Iowa-- OK, it's the name of my favorite song by Christie and one that I'm likely to play over and over when I hear it, much to the dismay of my friends. Through rugged northeast Iowa terrain contradicting flat farmland image. www.iowadnr.com
CIVIL WAR MUSEUM-- Kenosha, Wisconsin-- Just opened. First museum to trace the war's impact on the upper Midwest. Not far from home, but I haven't been to it yet.
Lots to Do in the Midwest. --RoadDog
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