Interstate 35


I-35 is about 1,569 miles long. This makes it the 9th longest interstate overall, and the 3rd longest north-south interstate.

I-35's southern end is in Laredo, Texas, which is on the United States' southern border. Its northern end is in Duluth, Minnesota. It spans nearly the entire nation from north to south, except it stops a little over 100 miles short of the Canadian border.

Attractions Near I-35

There are so many incredible sights and places near this interstate that it would take a substantial amount of space to list them all. We've listed a few below, from north to south:

  • Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center Duluth, MN
  • Mall of America Minneapolis, MN
  • Science Museum of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN
  • Des Moines Art Center Des Moines, IA
  • Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden Des Moines, IA
  • Kansas City Science Museum and Crown Center Kansas City, MO
  • Kansas City Power and Light District Kansas City, MO
  • The Keeper of the Plains Wichita, KS
  • Science Museum Oklahoma Oklahoma City, OK
  • Bricktown Oklahoma City, OK
  • Dallas Zoo Dallas, TX
  • Dallas Museum of Art Dallas, TX
  • Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center Austin, TX
  • The Alamo San Antonio, TX
  • San Antonio Riverwalk San Antonio, TX


According to Wikipedia, parts of I-35 existed before the interstate system was contrived. Portions of the road began to open in 1959, and the majority of it was completed by 1975. The last remaining piece was finished in 1992, near Duluth, Minnesota, when the Leif Erickson tunnel was completed.

States I-35 Travels Through

I-35 travels through 6 different states on its journey. They are:

  • Minnesota
  • Iowa
  • Missouri
  • Kansas
  • Oklahoma
  • Texas

I-35 Major Cities

If I-55 could be called "The Midwest Interstate", then I-35 could easily be "The Plains Interstate". I-35 is for travelers who love wide open spaces, gently rolling hills, big skies and fields as far as the eye can see. Here is the list of major cities it travels through from north to south:

  • Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Des Moines, Iowa
  • Kansas City, Kansas
  • Wichita, Kansas
  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Austin, Texas
  • San Antonio, Texas

Major Connections & Interchanges

  • Minneapolis, MN I-94 E to Madison, WI I-94 W to Fargo, ND
  • Des Moines, IA I-80 W to Omaha, NE I-80 E to Chicago, IL
  • Kansas City, NE I-29 to Omaha, NE I-70 W to Denver, CO I-70 E to St. Louis I-49 to Joplin, MO
  • Oklahoma City, OK I-40 W to Albequerque, NM I-40 E to Little Rock, AR I-44 E to Tulsa
  • Dallas, TX I-30 E to Little Rock, AR I-20 W to Abilene, TX I-20 E to Shreveport, LA
  • San Antonio, TX I-10 W to El Paso, TX I-10 E to Houston, TX



Miles:1,569 Miles
States:MN, IA, MO, KS, OK, TX

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