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Ohio's Lincoln Highway Scenic Buy-Way

A string of 1,200 garage sales transforms a scenic drive on Ohio's Lincoln Highway into a treasure hunt. Small towns, a haunted prison and great bargains await among farm-flecked landscapes.


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100-Mile Garage Sale This sale (May 1–4, 2014) runs along the Mississippi River: from Winona north to Red Wing in Minnesota and from Fountain City north to Prescott in Wisconsin. Great stops include the Alexander Mansion B&B in Winona and Flat Pennies Ice Cream in Bay City, Wisconsin. (612) 309-3995; mississippi-river.org/100-miles-of-fun/sales

100-Mile Yard Sale Travel Missouri’s State-25 from Jackson to Kennett in search of deals; more than 1,000 visitors stop to shop in the parking lot at the Living Water Worship Center in Bloomfield. May 23–25, 2014. (888) 501-8827; 25yardsale.com

The 127 Corridor Sale This 690-mile trek (August 7–10, 2014) runs from Michigan to Alabama, with the best stuff—and scenery—in Kentucky between the Gallatin County Fairgrounds and Owenton. (800) 327-3945; 127sale.com

The Lincoln Highway Buy-Way August 7–9, 2014. (419) 468-6773; olhhc.org

Michigan’s Longest Garage Sale About 500 vendors line 180 miles along US-12 from New Buffalo to Detroit. The sale (August 8–10, 2014) snakes past Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve in Niles and the Henry Ford in Dearborn. us12heritagetrail.org

US-36 Treasure Hunt  A 400-mile journey across northern Kansas winds through at least 30 towns; Sabetha and Scandia had the best sales, and the Kansas Creek Inn near Concordia is an excellent place to stay. September 19–21, 2014. See reviews. (785) 282-3548; ushwy36.com

Nebraska’s Junk Jaunt Nearly 40 towns along two scenic byways host this sale (September 26–28, 2014). You’ll find pretty views, antiquing in Grand Island, and a restaurant and soda fountain called The Country Neighbor in a former Burwell schoolhouse. (308) 346-4815; junkjaunt.com


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