If you’re planning a road trip across Interstate 20 in the United States, then you are in for a treat! There are tons of welcoming and fascinating places you can stop at while making that long drive across the country.
Interstate 20 branches off of Interstate 10, which is the southernmost cross-country highway in the United States, stretching from Los Angeles to Jacksonville in Florida. The branch happens in Texas, so this highway only stretches across half the country, ending in South Carolina.
In this article, we’ll be covering 13 unique and interesting attractions that you can stop at while driving across Interstate 20.
1. Gregg County Historical Museum
The Gregg County Historical Museum is a must-stop for all history lovers traveling along Interstate 20! It hosts a bunch of interesting artifacts dating back to the 1800s. This is largely due to the fact the museum is located in a historical town, Longview, Texas. The town is also well known for its local news publisher, Longview News-Journal.
2. Six Flags Over Texas
There is no better way to beat the boredom of sitting in your car all day than by taking a stop at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington! This 212 acre amusement park is definitely worth the stop, even if it’s just for one ride.
3. Dallas Museum of Art
The Dallas Museum of Art is another fantastic place to stop along Interstate 20, as it features many incredible exhibitions, such as the Guadalupe Rosales: Drifting on a Memory.
4. Dallas Zoo
While you’re in Dallas, you may as well also stop by the Dallas Zoo. The Zoo is 106 acres, making it the largest zoo in the state of Texas. Additionally, it was founded in 1888, which makes it the oldest. At the zoo, there are over 400 species to view and learn about.
5. R.W. Norton Art Gallery
Moving out of Texas, we recommend first stopping at the R.W Norton Art Gallery in Shreveport, Louisiana. This gallery has a truly exceptional collection of pieces, with some works of art dating back to the 16th century.
6. Shreveport Casinos
If museums are a bit too slow paced for you, then you may enjoy yourself better at one of the Shreveport casinos. We personally recommend the Bally’s Shreveport Casino & Hotel.
7. Shreveport Aquarium
The last location in Shreveport we recommend visiting is the Shreveport Aquarium. This aquarium has a wide variety of aquatic animals, with over 300 different species in the aquarium.
8. Barksdale Global Power Museum
Operated by the United States Air Force, the Barksdale Global Power Museum (an aviation museum) is located in Bossier City, Louisiana. Not a far drive from Shreveport Aquarium either, as it is just a 10 minute drive.
9. Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
The Mississippi Museum of Natural Science is a truly underrated natural science museum, and that is why we have chosen to include it on this list. The museum has a viewing area that overlooks a 300 acre natural landscape teeming with wildlife. They have 2.5 miles of nature trails, as well as over 200 different living species in their 100,000 gallon aquarium network
10. Vulcan Park and Museum
Birmingham’s Vulcan Park and Museum is most known for the gigantic 50 ton statue made out of cast iron. In fact, it is the world’s largest cast iron statue, and is located within the Vulcan Park and Museum.
11. Atlanta Botanical Garden
Once you find yourself in the state of Georgia, you will want to pay a stop by the Atlanta Botanical Garden. This botanical garden contains both indoor and outdoor collections, with an immaculate amount of plant species, coming from the deserts of Southern Africa to the lush rainforests of Central and South America.
12. Augusta Riverwalk
Closing in on the end of your journey on Interstate 20, you will find yourself in Augusta, Georgia. We recommend walking along their gorgeous downtown riverwalk. There are tons of activities and shops along the riverwalk for you to enjoy.
13. South Carolina State Museum and Carolina Military Museum
After making your way into South Carolina, the final stop we think you have to see is the South Carolina State Museum and Carolina Military Museum. With a collection of military gear dating back to the 1600’s, this museum is another must-stop for all history nerds!
Thanks for checking out this article on Interstate 20 attractions. We hope you will be able to visit a few of them on your drive along Interstate 20!
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