Road trip from southern Illinois to western IowaMy husband is handicapped, so our vacation has to be mainly a road trip. We would at some point like to go to Cherokee, Iowa. Driving is not a problem, as we drove to Alaska and back. Can you tell me about scenic routes to take? We are from the farm so prefer rural areas over large cities. - Betty, Liberty, Ill.
If you want, you can start at the Gateway Arch and Museum of Westward Expansion in St. Louis, or go straight to the interesting little towns along the river — St. Charles, Hermann in wine country, Boonville and so on.
In southwest Iowa, you can either continue along the river on the Lewis & Clark Trail to Sioux City or drive north on the Loess Hills Scenic Byway.
At the end of the byway, in Akron, it's just an hour's drive east on Iowa 3 to Cherokee.