Interstate 75

How long is I-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.

Where does I-75 end?

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.

Map of I-75

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

When was I-75 started and completed?

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