America's Byways of the Midwest
Mobil Travel Guide through a unique partnership with the National Scenic Byways Program have come together to offer auto travelers an exciting and historically significant American experience. This book highlights famous drives throughout the Midwest with Mobil Travel Guide rated lodgings and restaurants along each route. Under the National Scenic Byways Program, the U.S. Secretary of Transportation recognizes certain roads as National Scenic Byways or All-American Roads based on their archaeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational, and scenic qualities. There are 95 such designated byways in 39 States. America's Byways are a distinctive collection of American roads, their stories and treasured places. They are roads to the heart and soul of America. Drive through the Loess Hills Scenic Byway weaving through a landform of windblown silt deposits along the eastern edge of the Missouri River Valley in Iowa. This unique American Treasure possesses natural features that are found in only two places in the world: (1) western Iowa, and (2) the Yellow River Valley of China. Or journey along one of America's earliest roads, the National Road, which holds history and heritage that travelers will enjoy. Built between 1828 and 1834, it established a settlement pattern and infrastructure that is still visible today. A traveler along Indiana's Historic National Road today will find a landscape that has changed little since the heyday of the route in the 1940's. This book covers the Midwest in a way that encapsulates the best, and at times, most well hidden secrets of our great American past. Along with information about each byway, including an overview, quick facts suchas length and typical drive times, and descriptions of the byway's intrinsic qualities, the book offers Mobil Travel Guide rated and recommended lodgings and restaurants along or near each byway, along with things to see and do along the way. States included in this guide are Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
- Paperback | 239 pages
- 154.9 x 236.2 x 14.2mm | 371.95g
- 01 Apr 2004
- ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
- Lanham, MD, United States