Looking for a weekend getaway? We invite you to “explore” all the Columbus, area has to offer.
Duluth, Minnesota, a small city known for its natural beauty located on the shores of Lake Superior, is also the birthplace of one of America’s most famous songwriters – Bob Dylan. Though his time in Duluth was brief, Dylan’s artistic spirit lives on in the community’s lively arts and cultural scene.
Follow Abraham Lincoln’s footsteps and discover the true beginnings of the legendary 16th president in Springfield, Illinois.
Explore authentic Lincoln historic sites, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, and much more. See the itinerary for the Top Must-See Places on Abe’s Perfect Journey.
Explore over ten iconic Route 66 destinations in Springfield, Illinois. Try a famous cozy dog from the Cozy Dog Drive In, a classic Route 66 diner. Take A selfie with the Lauterbach Giant and in front of Mahan’s Filling Station. Spend an evening under the starts at the Route 66 Twin Drive-In Theater. Stay a while and visit all of Springfield’s world-class Mother Road attractions! Learn more at: visitspringfieldillinois.com
Located just minutes from St. Louis you’ll find two well-known driving routes that offer one-of-a-kind attractions, scenic beauty and more! Your great American Road Trip includes Route 66 with all its quirky and quaint nostalgia and the Great River Road, one of the most scenic routes in the State of Illinois!
A thriving community made with uncommon character for over 175 years. You can easily spend a couple of days exploring St. Joseph. Today, St. Jo is home to 13 museums, 15 festivals, a thriving arts and music culture, and unique park system. This summer, check out our many summer music festivals, like Coleman Hawkins Jazz Festival and Trails West!®
Enjoy well deserved time with friends and family, a visit to Historic Corydon and Harrison County, Indiana is a perfect overnight getaway. Explore Indiana’s underground, zip through the treetops, visit wineries, spend the day gaming or get a lesson in history. After a full day of adventure retire in one of our fine hotels or discover the cozy charm of a bed and breakfast or a scenic hideaway.
Located just 40 miles west of Chicago, the Aurora Area is where travelers can find excellent options for rest and recreation at a great value. The Aurora Area is home to a diverse array of unique attractions just off the Lincoln Highway and other major routes in and out of Chicago.Things to see & do range from award-winning theater and historic points of interest to the largest outdoor outlet shopping destination in the Midwest. Whether you’re headed our way or just passing through, our picks for a road trip will guide you to the best the area has to offer.
Coast for a while in Wisconsin’s Maritime Capital and you will discover a rich maritime past. This shipbuilding hub has turned out a variety of ships, from haul schooners to WWII Submarines to pleasure crafts and Yachts. Be sure to visit the Wisconsin Maritime Museum and take a walk to the Manitowoc Breakwater Light. You can follow Mariners Trail to Two Rivers, a vibrant fishing and shipping hub. Charter a fishing boat or scuba dive numerous ship wrecks, all along pristine soft sand beaches.
Wisconsin Harbor Towns Association (WHTA) is proud to represent our 18 member communities. Dotted along 1,100 magnificent miles of scenic coastline, from sophisticated cities to quaint fishing villages, Wisconsin’s harbor towns feature a unique smorgasbord of outdoor recreation, museums, shopping, arts, dining and relaxing scenery. The WHTA, a non-profit organization of these communities, was formed in the summer of 2000. We invite you to enjoy yourself on and along the waters we call home.