I may be making a cross-country road trip in a few weeks, where I'll be driving to the Southwest,. I'm looking at different routes incorporating as many Interstates I haven't traveled on as possible, and one of the routes takes me through Cairo, Illinois: Cyburbia's favorite ghost town.
So, is Cairo worth the stop? A few concerns: I-64 west to I-67 south going to be about two hours longer compared to taking the more scenic Western Kentucky Parkway, I-24 and the Purchase Parkway. Is Cairo safe? It's discussed a lot on Cyburbia, but have any Cyburbians spent time in the town itself?