Traveling from Michiganto Florida is one of the greatest journeys a Michigander can embark on. I-75 has so much to offer on route and I’m going to share just 4 amazing places you can find traveling from Michigan to Florida.
1. Toledo Ohio- National Museum of The Great Lakes
If you’ve lived in Michigan your whole life and haven’t heard the history of our Great Lakes, then you should check this place out! The museum offers hands on activities that are both fun and engaging for all ages!
The campus includes a fascinating museum ship S.S. Col. James M Schoonmaker and a maritime park with neat artifacts with wonderful landscapingalong the banks of the Maumee River.
2. Corbin Kentucky- Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum
I know you’ve tried the colonels fried chicken but have you ever thought about stopping at the original building? The restaurant was founded in 1940 and around that same time his original recipe was made by the man himself Colonel Harland Sanders.
If you’re traveling from Michigan to Florida in 2016 and happen to make a stop in Tennessee, then this next place is a must see!
3. Chattanooga Tennessee- Chattanooga Audubon Society
At the beginning of the 1830s, nearly 125,000 Native Americans lived on millions of acres of land in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina and Florida–land their ancestors had occupied and cultivated for generations.
By the end of the decade, very few natives remainedanywhere in the southeastern United States. Working on behalf of white settlers who wanted to grow cotton on the Indians’ land, the federal government forced them to leave their homelands and walk thousands of miles to a specially designated “Indian territory” across the Mississippi River. This difficult and sometimes deadly journey is known as the Trail of Tears.