This is the last Omaha post! In this post, we woke up in Mount Vernon, IL and made our way home.

About 25 miles south of Mount Vernon on I-57 in Benton, IL we passed this
George Harrison Commemorative Mural, which I had read about on Atlas Obscura. I just snapped this from the highway, but you can pull off to get a picture in front of it.

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Our first stop was in Land Between the Lakes. which is located in Kentucky and Tennessee between Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake. This was designated a U.S. national recreation area in 1963 by President John F. Kennedy.

We were particularly interested in the Elk & Bison Prairie. Elk and bison roam free within this 700-acre enclosure. Visitors can pay $5 per car to explore the tallgrass prairie habitat by driving (an enclosed vehicle) on the 3.5-mile paved loop road. We saw elk, bison, wild turkey, and beautiful flora.

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We were total road warriors that day trying to get home a decent hour, but our next stop was in Nashville, TN. Rob and I have been there before, but haven’t been to the actual capitol building. We endeavor to see all the state capitols.

We were there late afternoon and it was pretty traffic-y and we were having a hard time finding parking, so we about gave up. Just when you quit looking, it often when you’ll find a parking spot and that’s what happened to us.

As we walked over to the capitol we stopped at this impressive spot, the War Memorial Auditorium.

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The Tennessee State Capitol sits atop Capitol Hill, the highest point in Downtown Nashville. It is surrounded by a number of state government buildings, including the Tennessee Supreme Court building for the Middle Tennessee Grand Division.

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President James K. Polk’s final resting place is on the site of the capitol.Atlas ObscuraFind a Grave

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One of the views from top of Capitol Hill

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We also drove by the Parthenon

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After that we hit the road and made our way home!

More pics from today>>>Day 5

If you missed other posts from this trip:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4