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What to see between Denver and Chicago?
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The total driving distance from Denver, CO to Chicago, IL is 1,003 miles or 1 614 kilometers.
Your trip begins in Denver, Colorado. It ends in Chicago, Illinois.
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Since this is a long drive, you might want to stop halfway and stay overnight in a hotel. You can find the city that is halfway between Denver, CO and Chicago, IL.
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Omaha is the halfway point between Denver and Chicago. If you are looking for a city to visit on your road trip from Denver to Chicago, we recommend Omaha. Omaha is the place to find out more about Midwestern lifestyle and history of migration of the pioneers.
The Mormon Trail Center at Historic Winter Quarters is a museum that depicts the 1846-1860 migrations of 90,000 pioneers to the Rocky Mountains. According to the center, visitors can view the covered wagon, pull a handcart, climb in the bunks on a steam ship and see the display of a full-sized log cabin.
To learn about Omaha and the midwestern region of the United States, visit the Durham Museum. Learn about Lewis and Clark and how they passed through Omaha.
While you are there, check out the Union Square Original Soda Fountain where you can get soda water and your favorite flavoring from the fountain dispenser. The Candy Shop with candies like Mary Janes, bit O’ Honey, Necco Wafers, Kits, Black Jack Taffy and Rock Stick.
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