Interstate 75


I-75 is the 7th longest interstate in the United States. It is approximately 1,786 miles long spans nearly the entire country from north to south.

Those who travel this entire interstate will likely experience extreme temperature changes, as they travel from the warm and sunny beaches of southern Florida, to the higher elevations of the Appalachians, and the often frigid temperatures of the Great Lakes regions.

The northern terminus of I-75 is located on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (The U.P.), in the city of Sault Ste. Marie. This city is unique in that it has both a Canadian side and a U.S. side.

The southern end is in Miami, Florida, after it cuts across the Everglades from the Gulf Coast.

Attractions Near I-75

The sights on I-75 are as diverse as the states and cities the road travels through! The interstate winds through various national parks, including portions of the Everglades, the Daniel Boone National Forest, and the Sault Ste. Marie Forest Area. In addition, it hits a number of large cities too. Read below to see a sample of the attractions that can be found on this interstate:
  • Miami Beach Miami, FL
  • Big Cypress National Preserve Ochopee, FL
  • Edison - Ford Winter Estates Fort Myers, FL
  • Sanibel Island Fort Myers, FL
  • The Dali Museum Tampa, FL
  • Tampa Bay History Center Tampa, FL
  • Florida Museum of Natural History Gainesville, FL
  • Georgia Aquarium Atlanta, GA
  • Atlanta Botanical Garden Atlanta, GA
  • Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Chattanooga, TN
  • Market Square Knoxville, TN
  • Cincinnati Art Museum Cincinnati, OH
  • Newport Aquarium Cincinnati, OH
  • Detroit Institute of the Arts Detroit, MI
  • Henry Ford Museum Detroit, MI
  • Mackinac Island Mackinac Island, MI
  • Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, CA


Like many other interstates, I-75 was created by linking a number of existing highways together. According to Wikipedia, it was completed from Tampa to Sault Ste. Marie in December of 1977.

It now extends all the way into Miami and almost to I-95.

States I-75 Travels Through

I-75 travels through 6 different states. In 5 of those, it touches both the northern and southern borders, spanning them from north to south. The 6 states it ventures through are listed below:

  • Michigan
  • Ohio
  • Kentucky
  • Tennessee
  • Georiga
  • Florida

I-75 Major Cities

I-75 hits a rather large number of major cities. They are listed below from north to south:

  • Detroit, Michigan
  • Toledo, Ohio
  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Lexington, Kentucky
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tampa, Florida
  • Fort Myers, Florida
  • Miami, Florida

Major Connections & Interchanges

  • Flint, MI I-69 E towards Niagra Falls, NY I-69 W to Lansing, MI
  • Detroit, MI I-96 W to Lansing, MI I-94 W to Chicago, IL I-94 E towards Niagara Falls, NY
  • Toledo, OH I-90 E to Cleveland, OH I-90 W to Chicago, IL
  • Dayton, OH I-70 E to Columbus, OH I-70 W to Indianapolis, IN
  • Lexington, KY I-64 E to Charleston, WV I-64 W to Louisville, KY
  • Knoxville, TN I-40 W to Nashville, TN I-40 E to Raleigh, NC
  • Atlanta, GA I-20 E to Columbia, SC I-20 W to Birmingham, AL I-85 N to Charlotte, NC I-85 S to Montgomery, AL
  • Lake City, FL I-10 E to Jacksonville, FL I-10 W to Pensacola, FL
  • Tampa, FL I-4 E to Orlando, FL
  • Miami, FL I-595 to Miami, FL and I-95



States:MI, OH, KY, TN, GA, FL

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