Road Trip to Chicago

Road Trip to Chicago

St. Louis has no shortage of activities. You can eat delicious Italian food on The Hill and stroll through the 1,300+ acres of Forest Park. Not to forget, you can take in a Cardinals game at Busch Stadium and tour the Arch. Many have taken advantage of St. Louis and the sights of the city. Known as the "Gateway To The West," St. Louis is centrally located. Making it the perfect stepping off (or riding off) point for your next destination. Take advantage of your next free weekend and take an epic road trip! 

We recommend traveling to Chicago, Illinois! Located roughly 300 miles from St. Louis, you can make your trip (without stops) in approximately 5 hours. After you've explored all St. Louis has to offer, make a stop at Gateway Harley-Davidson, at 3600 Lemay Ferry Rd, St. Louis, MO 63125. Come in and check out some of the new bikes that are arriving, and shoot the wind with the staff. We love Harley-Davidson's as much as you do.

Start your ride by taking a right onto Lemay Ferry Rd. There is a QuickTrip just a few blocks up the road where you can fuel up and grab a snack before your ride.

Then continue on Lemay Ferry Rd until you reach Reavis Barracks Rd and take a left. Then after about 1.5 miles, take a right and merge onto I-55 N. Now sit back and relax; you will stay on I-55 N until you hit the "Windy City!"

Now for you history lovers, make a pit stop in Springfield, Illinois. Prior to becoming the nation’s 16th president, Abraham Lincoln lived and worked in Springfield. You are able to tour The Lincoln Home and visit The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Springfield also has its fair share of antique shops. We recommend visiting as many as you can!

If you take the Springfield detour, simply hop back on I-55 N and travel towards Chicago. You'll have your pick of fun activities, from visiting Navy Pier to taking a sightseeing boat tour of Lake Michigan. If you're tired from the midwest heat, you can always walk around The Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium, both of which are very family-friendly. You won't want to miss out on a Portillo’s Chicago-style hot dog or a slice of deep-dish pizza! After you've eaten and toured your way through Chicago, take the easy ride back down I-55 S to St. Louis!

Stop by and see us at Gateway Harley-Davidson® and let us know how your trip goes! 

Gateway Harley-Davidson®

3600 Lemay Ferry Rd
St. Louis, Missouri 63125
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