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I was driving down Hwy 2 so it wasn't really a detour. But I would say it is worth one. There is a small visitors center with some historical info and video and a small food stand outside. A few picnic tables under trees. It is free. There is informational signage showing what it most likely looked like [before the falls dried up].[Esther, 07/02/2015]
Dry Falls Interpretive Center
- Hwy 17, Coulee City, WA
- Dry Falls Interpretive Center. On the west side of Hwy 17, two miles south of where it splits from US Hwy 2. Pull into the parking lot for a good panorama of the former falls.
Babe stands guard at the Information Center, where you can also see Paul Bunyan's booties and footprints.[Shannon Martin, 07/02/2015]
- Mill St., Pine River, MN
- Downtown, at the corner of Barclay Ave. and Mill St., a block west of Hwy 371, next to the town Visitor Center.
- Fifty-Six, Arkansas - Blanchard Springs Caverns
Friends were visiting the U.S. while we were spending the summer close by at Heber Springs, so the four of us took the 1 hour walking tour. This was one of the most beautiful and easy access caverns we have been in. Our guide was awesome and the walk was easy. We recommend the tour to couples and families.[Kelly, 07/02/2015]
Blanchard Springs Caverns
- Blanchard Rd, Fifty-Six, AR
- Drive east of the town of Fifty-Six on Hwy 14. Turn north onto CR 54/Blanchard Rd. The entrance will be a couple of miles on the right.
- W-Su 9:30 am - 6 pm. (Call to verify)
The Mini Mackinac Bridge is an easy stop off the freeway and easy to find by following the driving directions (we got off at exit 127). We were able to walk across the bridge and took some nice pictures. It was especially nice since there wasn't an admission fee.[Donna S., 07/02/2015]
- 8200 N. Begole Rd, St. Louis, MI
- US Hwy 127 exits 127 or 127A. Drive east on Hwy 46 for one mile. Once you cross Begole Rd, make the next left, past the car dealership, onto an unnamed mini-street into a storage facility. The bridge will be up ahead, on the right.
- Closed for winter. (Call to verify)
- RA Rates:
- Worth a Detour
- Cocolalla, Idaho - Wolf People - Hang Out With Wolves
Can't see the wolves at this location. The wildlife and fish people (don't remember the name) won't allow it. They are fighting it. For now you can go on the tour to see them, at 11 am and 2 pm. I did not go on the tour so I can't speak to it. They guy I talked to here was really nice. There is still the store and educational part of it.[Esther, 07/02/2015]
- US Hwy 95, Cocolalla, ID
- On the east side of US 95, either 10 miles south of the bridge just south of Sandpoint, or 30.5 miles north of I-90 exit 12. Just north of milepost 461. Look for the big hand-and-pawprint logo on the front of their gift shop.
- Su-F 9-5 (Call to verify)
- Free, but tours cost $11.00 per person