Interstate 35

How long is I-35?

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

Where does I-35 end?

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.

Map of I-35

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

When was I-35 started and completed?

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