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Ohio to MN for a family wedding early June

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Ohio to MN for a family wedding early June

My husband and I are taking our 4 kids (ages 7-14) to St. Paul MN area for a family wedding in early June. We are driving and hope to accomplish 8 hrs driving on day 1 which we are guessing will get us to Rockford IL? possibly Madison WI? Where should we stay? eat? see?

We've heard of Wisconsin Dells but don't know anything about it.

Any cool landmarks to see?

Isn't there a giant Paul Bunyon statue in MN somewhere?

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

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1. Re: Ohio to MN for a family wedding early June

Spend a night in chicago, madison is like 3 hours farther than rockford

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2. Re: Ohio to MN for a family wedding early June

Madison is a 1 hour drive tops from Rockford, with the Dells another 45 minutes. If you have a free day, your kids are of the age where they may enjoy all the waterparks, rides and attractions the Dells have to offer.

There is roadwork scheduled on I90 this summer in a few spots between the N.W. suburbs of Chicago and Rockford. When you hit the Chicago area you may want to take I88 to I39 north into Rockford and reconnect to I90 there.

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3. Re: Ohio to MN for a family wedding early June

Sorry, chicago is about three hours from madison, not rockford

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4. Re: Ohio to MN for a family wedding early June

What day are you driving? Friday and rush hour traffic any weekday could slow you down considerably around Chicago. Bring your patience. On a nice June weekend, the Dells will be crowded probably, but still would be fun for your kids, if you have a few hours. It is an area full of restaurants, water parks, shows, shops and motels. Easy to get to from I-90. I would check construction in WI. We drive up that way frequently and slow downs happen.

Edited: 1:28 am, April 23, 2012
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5. Re: Ohio to MN for a family wedding early June

Cruise around - http://www.travelwisconsin.com/ - for ideas.

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