Chicago – Glacier National Park, Montana Road Trip Day 1Distance: 581 miles
Driving Time: 8 hours 51 mins.
Budget Tips: bring along a picnic for lunch.
Cost for Day 1: $150 (hotel + dinner)
Main Attraction: Riverside Park, la Crosse, WI – FREE OF CHARGE
Time at attraction: 1 hour
Rest is not idleness,
and to lie sometimes on the grass
under trees on a summer’s day,
listening to the murmur of the water,
or watching the clouds float across the sky,
is by no means a waste of time.
After an early morning breakfast, head west on I-90, to Riverside Park, La Crosse, WI (4 1/2 hours). Take care to not speed at I-94N which has various speed traps and heavy fines!
Riverside Park is on Mississippi river where the rivers meet together…features bridges, fountains, ducks and simply a neat place to put your feet down and rest.
Stop here for picnic lunch. If you have time on your hands, drive north along the Mississippi river for beautiful scenery and more parks right on the river.
Potential Additional Stop: NIAGARA CAVE, MN
Continue on your journey to end at Sioux Falls, South Dakota (another 4 1/2 hours from La Crosse, WI). For best hotels check this out. Approx Nightly cost: $100