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From San Francisco to Teaneck, New Jersey, this cross-country route will take you past historical sites, museums, and the World's Largest Time Capsule

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Created by mdawne2 - August 26th 2021

Interstate 80 connects two major US cities—San Francisco and Teaneck, New Jersey, right outside New York City—making it a popular and well-traveled route. Though its endpoints are two of the country's coolest destinations, you should not zoom through the middle.

Along the way, you'll pass through Sacramento, Salt Lake City, Omaha, Des Moines, and more. You'll travel across states like Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, which are all loaded with offbeat and interesting attractions. Here are some of the coolest things to see and do along I-80.

179 South 2700 East, Saint George, United States

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154mi 02h 42m
Horseshoe Bend
5.0

Horseshoe Bend, Page, AZ, US

Horseshoe Bend

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100mi 01h 37m

US Route 160, Kayenta, United States

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26mi 00h 31m
Monument Valley
4.5

Indn Route 42, Oljato-Monument Valley, AZ, US

Monument Valley

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104mi 01h 48m
Four Corners Monument
3.0

Located at the Junction of Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico, NM, US

Four Corners Monument

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50mi 00h 57m
Anasazi Heritage Center
5.0

27501 Colorado 184, Dolores, CO, US

Anasazi Heritage Center

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0mi 00h 00m
Canyons of the Ancients National Monument
4.4

Anasazi Heritage Center 27501 Hwy. 184, Dolores, CO, US

Canyons of the Ancients National Monument

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40mi 00h 59m

County Road 268A, Cortez, CO, US

Hovenweep National Monument

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94mi 01h 54m
Newspaper Rock State Historical Monument
3.6

Utah 211 Scenic, Monticello, UT, US

Newspaper Rock State Historical Monument

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36mi 00h 38m
Hole N” The Rock
4.0

11037 S Highway 191, Moab, UT, US

Hole N” The Rock

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48mi 01h 04m
Dead Horse Point State Park
4.5

Hwy 313, Moab, UT, US

Dead Horse Point State Park

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20mi 00h 36m
Canyonlands National Park
4.5
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33mi 00h 43m
Arches National Park
5.0

N Highway 191, Moab, UT, US

Arches National Park

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194mi 02h 53m
Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge & Pool
4.5

401 N River St, Glenwood Springs, CO, US

Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge & Pool

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113mi 02h 16m
Yampa River Botanic Park
4.5

1000 Pamela Ln, Steamboat Springs, CO, US

Yampa River Botanic Park

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2mi 00h 08m
Fish Creek Falls
4.5

Fish Creek Falls Road, County Road 32, Steamboat Springs, CO, US

Fish Creek Falls

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137mi 03h 44m
Rocky Mountain National Park
4.9

1000 US Highway 36, Estes Park, CO, US

Rocky Mountain National Park

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33mi 00h 59m
The Donut Haus Bakery & Chocolates #2
4.0

265 E. 29th Street, #A, Loveland, CO, US

The Donut Haus Bakery & Chocolates #2

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52mi 01h 06m
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
4.4

2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO, US

Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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200mi 03h 12m
Oregon Trail Ruts & Register Cliff
4.8

Mile 658, Guernsey, WY, US

Oregon Trail Ruts & Register Cliff

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There's no bad time of year to road trip along I-80. Snow might make traveling a little tougher in the winter, closing some attractions and slowing down your drive, but there are enough big cities along the way and other travelers on the highway, ensuring something will always be open.