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Encyclopedia > U.S. Highway 16

U.S. Highway 16 is an east-west United States highway between Rapid City, South Dakota and Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. Image File history File links US16. ... Current U.S. Highway shield The United States Highway System is an integrated system of roads in the United States numbered within a nationwide grid. ... Rapid City is a city located in Pennington County, South Dakota. ... Yellowstone National Park is a U.S. National Park located in the states of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. ... State nickname: Equality State Official languages English Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Governor Dave Freudenthal (D) Senators Craig Thomas (R) Mike Enzi (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 10th 253,554 km² 0. ...

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Termini

As of 2004, the highway's eastern terminus is at a junction with Interstate 90, duplexed with I-190, outside of Rapid City, South Dakota. The western terminus is the east entrance to Yellowstone National Park. INTERSTATE JUNCTIONS JUNCTION EXIT # I-5 WA 2 I-15 MT 219 - 227 I-25 WY 55 I-35 MN 159 I-65 IN 17 I-80 IN 21 - OH 142 I-75 OH 64 I-95 MA 14-15 Legend BROWSE STATE HWYS Prev Next I-82 WA-92... South Dakota I-190 runs for about two miles south, from I-90 to downtown Rapid City, South Dakota. ... Rapid City is a city located in Pennington County, South Dakota. ... Yellowstone National Park is a U.S. National Park located in the states of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. ...


Historic termini

US-16 route originally connected Detroit, Michigan with Yellowstone, including a ferry link across Lake Michigan between Muskegon, Michigan and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In Michigan, the route was in use long before automobiles and was known to white settlers as the Grand River Trail, and prior to the designation of U.S. routes, had been designated as Michgan State Highway 16. In Michigan, most of US-16 became Interstate 96 and a segment of Grand River Avenue in Detroit ultimately became Michigan State Highway 5. US-16 was later decommissioned in Wisconsin, Minnesota and eastern South Dakota to its present termini. Between Rapid City and Dexter, Minnesota, it has been supplanted by Interstate 90. In eastern Minnesota it is now Minnesota State Highway 16; in Wisconsin it is now Wisconsin State Highway 16. In South Dakota it was replaced by various state highways (including SD Highway 38) and county roads: generally, in West River the old alignment was transferred to county responsibility entirely, while in East River it remained a state-maintained highway. The Detroit skyline at night as seen from Canada Nickname: The Motor City, Motown Motto: {{{motto}}} Official website: http://www. ... Sunset on Lake Michigan Another sunset along the lake. ... Muskegon is a city located in Muskegon County, Michigan. ... Nickname: The City of Festivals, The Genuine American City, Cream City, Brewtown/Brew City Motto: {{{motto}}} Official website: http://www. ... Interstate 96 (abbreviated I-96) is an intrastate Interstate highway entirely within the U.S. state of Michigan. ... M-5, is a 21 mile highway in the metro Detroit area of the U.S. state of Michigan. ... State nickname: Badger State Official languages None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Governor Jim Doyle (D) Senators Herb Kohl (D) Russ Feingold (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 23rd 169,790 km² 17 Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 18th 5,453,896 38. ... State nickname: North Star State, The Land of 10,000 Lakes, The Gopher State Official languages None Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Governor Tim Pawlenty (R) Senators Mark Dayton (D) Norm Coleman (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 12th 225,365 km² 8. ... State nickname: The Mount Rushmore State Official languages English Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Governor Mike Rounds (R) Senators Tim Johnson (D) John Thune (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 17th 199,905 km² 1. ... Dexter is a city located in Mower County, Minnesota. ... INTERSTATE JUNCTIONS JUNCTION EXIT # I-5 WA 2 I-15 MT 219 - 227 I-25 WY 55 I-35 MN 159 I-65 IN 17 I-80 IN 21 - OH 142 I-75 OH 64 I-95 MA 14-15 Legend BROWSE STATE HWYS Prev Next I-82 WA-92... Minnesota State Highway 16 is a two lane highway in Southeast Minnesota that follows the route of Old U.S. Highway 16. ... West River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... New York City waterways: 1. ...


What remains of US 16 is a route that passes through the towns of Cody, Wyoming, Greybull, Wyoming, Worland, Wyoming, Buffalo, Wyoming, Gillette, Wyoming, Newcastle, Wyoming, andCuster, South Dakota and gives good access to Mount Rushmore. Between Buffalo and Rapid City, Interstate 90 is a much more direct (but not necessarily more scenic) route. Cody is a city located in Park County, Wyoming and named after William Frederick Cody, primarily known as Buffalo Bill, from William Codys part in the creation of the original town. ... Greybull is a town located in Big Horn County, Wyoming. ... Worland is a city located in Washakie County, Wyoming. ... Buffalo is a city located in Johnson County, Wyoming. ... Gillette is a city located in Campbell County, Wyoming. ... Newcastle is a city located in Weston County, Wyoming. ... Custer is a city located in Custer County, South Dakota. ... Mount Rushmore National Memorial, near Keystone, South Dakota, is a United States Presidential Memorial that memorializes the birth, growth, preservation, and development of the United States of America. ...


An "Alternate US 16" passes through Powell, Wyoming; an older Alternate US 16 in South Dakota has become South Dakota State Highway 240. US Highway 16A is a scenic route which divides from US 16 at Custer, passing through Custer State Park, Norbeck Wildlife Refuge, Mount Rushmore National Monument, and Keystone before rejoining the parent highway at the Keystone Wye. US 16A is famous for its scenic, one-lane tunnels aligned to frame the faces on Mount Rushmore, its "pigtail bridges," and its sections of divided highway but with single (and narrow) lanes on each roadway. It is the only route which can be used to drive through Custer State Park without having to pay an entrance fee for the park, provided the traveler does not stop in the Park. From the Wye to Rapid City, US 16 is a divided, four-lane highway, with the two roadways separated by up to a half-mile in some places, including the old gold-mining town of Rockerville, South Dakota which is contained entirely between the two roadways. Powell is a city located in Park County, Wyoming. ... South Dakota State Highway 240, the Badlands Loop, is located in southeast Pennington and northwest Jackson Counties of southwestern South Dakota. ... Custer State Park is a state park in South Dakota. ... Mount Rushmore National Memorial, near Keystone, South Dakota, is a United States Presidential Memorial that memorializes the birth, growth, preservation, and development of the United States of America. ... Keystone is a town located in the Black Hills of Pennington County, South Dakota. ...


States traversed

US-16 passes through the following states:

State nickname: The Mount Rushmore State Official languages English Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Governor Mike Rounds (R) Senators Tim Johnson (D) John Thune (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 17th 199,905 km² 1. ... State nickname: Equality State Official languages English Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Governor Dave Freudenthal (D) Senators Craig Thomas (R) Mike Enzi (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 10th 253,554 km² 0. ...

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