Where to stop, Richmond to St. Louis?

Jul 31st, 2007, 01:57 AM
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Where to stop, Richmond to St. Louis?

My daughter and I will be driving from Richmond, VA to St. Louis in late August. It looks to be about a 13 hour trip on Rt. 64, at least according to Mapquest.

She's returning to college, so we're not meandering, but I'm wondering where would be a nice place to stop for a night?

Thanks for any suggestions.
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Jul 31st, 2007, 04:12 AM
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me being me, i would stop to see the state capitols in virginia, west virginia, and kentucky,.since you will be traveling thru all three respective cities.

i would say to spend the night somewhere between louisville, frankfort, and lexington.
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Jul 31st, 2007, 06:13 PM
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Among those three cities, Louisville, Lexington and Frankfort, is one especially nice? I've never been to any of them; it will be fun to see someplace new.
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Jul 31st, 2007, 06:31 PM
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Lexington has the Horsepark, Frankfort has the capital, and Louisville has Churchill Downs and the Louisville Slugger Museum.

Louisville is quite a bit larger than Lexington. Frankfort is downright tiny.

Lexington is already over halfway from Richmond. I'll stop around there.
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Jul 31st, 2007, 06:56 PM
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There is a nice Marriott in Lexington. It is called the Marriott Griffin Gate hotel. We stayed there a few years ago.
Also, I believe there is a brand new Embassy Suites in Lexington as well.
Lexington will be more of a small town than Louisville.
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Jul 31st, 2007, 07:15 PM
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We just did this drive a few weeks ago - it took 12 hours with some good stops in between.

I agree that Lexingotn would be a nice spot to sopr for the night, It is so pretty and there are decent hotels and restaurants.
The remainder will be a peice of cake - perhaps 4-5 hours - tops.

Have fun!
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