Nashville to Minneapolis

Let’s Hit the Road

Embark on a road trip from Nashville, Tenn. to Minneapolis, Minn. for an adventure-packed journey through national forests and bustling cities alike!

Make sure to fuel up your ride with Unleaded 88 (E15) for a cleaner, greener way to travel so you can explore the outdoor beauty of Shawnee National Forest and Devil’s Lake State Park, and shop ’til you drop at the Mall of America.

Stay in eco-friendly cabins and enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, swimming, and sightseeing along the way. Discover the beauty of the Midwest and reduce emissions on this epic adventure!

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major stops


Some fun stops for the whole family
Shawnee National Forest
Shopping and dining in Madison, Wis.
Devil’s Lake State Park
Mall of America
Land of 10,000 Lakes
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
Pro tip:

Plan your stops with the Get Biofuel Fuel Finder tool.

Trip at a Glance

Day 1:
Nashville to Shawnee National Forest
Drive time: 3 hours

On day one, head out from Nashville for a quick day trip to Shawnee National Forest, where you can immerse yourself in the forest’s natural beauty and hiking trails. After a full day of exploration, retire to an eco-friendly cabin for a relaxing overnight stay in the woods.

Day 2:
Shawnee National Forest to Madison
Drive time: 7 hours

Day two kicks off with a journey to Madison, Wis. where you can indulge in a delicious lunch and shopping on State Street. From there, venture off to Devil’s Lake State Park, which offers stunning views and a range of outdoor recreation opportunities, such as hiking, swimming, and more. End the day with a peaceful night’s rest in the area.

Day 3:
Madison to Minneapolis
Drive time: 4.5 hours

On day three, head out to Minneapolis, Minn. and explore the largest mall in the United States, the Mall of America. This sprawling complex boasts hundreds of stores, an indoor amusement park, and attractions that will keep you and the kiddos busy all day. Take a break from the shopping and visit the Minnehaha Falls and Minneapolis Sculpture Garden for some beautiful sights and photo opportunities. Finally, unwind by one of Minnesota’s many serene lakes before calling it a night.

Find lower carbon emitting Unleaded 88 (E15) gas stops along your route. Use the Get Biofuel Fuel Finder tool.

Places to See Along the Way

Shawnee National Forest

Hike the Little Grand Canyon at this lush Southern Illinois forest—wildlife here includes bald eagles, see if you can spot one!

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Take a family pic at this 19-acre park featuring over 40 sculptures, including the iconic “Spoonbridge and Cherry.”

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