Interstate 75 Roadside Attractions

Interstate-75When it comes to road trips the journey is half the fun. Queue your playlist, roll the windows down and take to the open road in your Chrysler 200.

Time is of value, especially when it comes to your vacation time. As our days off are numbered it’s important to make the most of them. Capitalize on the opportunity to expand your horizons and scope out these easily accessible attractions conveniently situated right along that well-traveled road.

Chrysler Forward Look is bringing you a series of posts that spotlight the most unique roadside attractions located along America’s most heavily trafficked highways. This week we will highlight spots to break up the long drive along Interstate 75, which runs from Michigan all the way down to Miami, Florida.

45th Parallel: Gaylord, Michigan
Gaylord rests on the 45th parallel – halfway between the equator and the North Pole. The road sign is located on northbound I-75 just south of Gaylord. This is one of 29 places (six are in Michigan) in the United States where such signs are known to exist.

SunWatch Indian Village: Dayton, Ohio
SunWatch Indian Village is located in Dayton, Ohio, along the banks of the Great Miami River. Excavated from 1971 to 1988, the site has been recreated to provide a glimpse at what life was like 800 years ago when it was inhabited by the Fort Ancient Native Americans.
Address: 2301 W. River Road, Dayton, OH 45418

The Lost Sea Adventure: Sweetwater, Tennessee
Deep inside a mountain near Sweetwater in East Tennessee is a remarkable body of water known as The Lost Sea. Listed by Guinness World Records as America’s largest underground lake, the Lost Sea is part of an extensive and historic cave system called Craighead Caverns. Tours through the cavern include a boat ride on the Lost Sea and take approximately one hour and fifteen minutes.
Address: 140 Lost Sea Road, Sweetwater, TN 37874

Red Top Mountain State Park: Cartersville, Georgia
This popular park on Lake Allatoona is ideal for swimming, with a beautiful beach nestled in a cove and surrounded by trees. Red Top Mountain is also a hiker’s haven, with more than 15 miles of trails winding through the forested park, providing opportunities for exercise and nature photography.
Address: 50 Lodge Road SE, Cartersville, GA 30121

What is your favorite pit stop along this route? Tell us in the comments below.

Stay tuned to Chrysler Forward Look in the upcoming weeks as we spotlight roadside attractions along Route 66 and Interstate 80.