Jefferson Highway Road Trip – Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota


This episode of Big Blend Radio’s ROAD TRIP RADIO Show features Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter team who host Big Blend Radio, publish various Big Blend Magazines, and travel full time on their Love Your Parks Tour which includes park road trips and pet sitting. Enjoy the slide below and take a listen as they take you on their impromptu road trip following the Jefferson Highway from Kansas City to Faribault, Minnesota. Founded by the Jefferson Highway Association in 1915, the Jefferson Highway is an international highway, also known as “The Pines to the Palms Highway,” that runs from Winnipeg, Canada to New Orleans, Louisiana. This historic vacation route is going through a tourism rebirth and it’s exciting for travelers and destinations alike!


Featured destinations on this podcast include:
MISSOURI: Wallace State Park, Pony Express Lake Conservation Area, Buffalo Bill Lake Conservation Area, Historic Downtown Cameron including the Cameron Depot Museum and Jesse James Park.
– IOWA: Oakwood Grassland and Clarke County Wildlife Areas, Historic Downtown Indianola, Banner Lakes and Summerset State Park, Hastie Station near Carlisle, Easter Lake Park in Des Moines, Little Wall Lake Park in Jewell, and the Iowa Falls Swinging Bridge and Historic Downtown Iowa Falls.
– MINNESOTA: Albert Lea Historic District, Lake Geneva, Morehouse Park and Central Park in Historic Downtown Owatonna, Steele County Historical Society’s Village of Yesteryear in Owatonna, Historic Downtown Faribault, and River Bend Nature Center in Faribault.

Big Blend Radio’s JEFFERSON HIGHWAY show airs every 4th Thursday, and Big Blend Radio’s ROAD TRIP RADIO Podcast airs every 4th Monday. Learn more about the Jefferson Highway, including travel maps and historic articles, and the Jefferson Highway Association’s annual conference and events at:


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