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Illinois Scenic Drives: Great Rivers Scenic Route

The confluence of the Mississippi, Missouri, and Illinois Rivers is the backdrop for the Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Route, lined by little towns and scenic vistas. Learn more about this byway.

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  • Illinois Scenic Drives

    Illinois Scenic Drives

    Illinois scenic drives showcase the state's natural and historical wonders. Check out photos, highlights, and detailed maps about five scenic drives in Illinois. See more »

  • Illinois Scenic Drives: Great River Road

    Illinois Scenic Drives: Great River Road

    The Illinois section of the Great River Road gives an overview of the complete timeline of American history while highlighting the beauty and wonder of the Mississippi River. Learn more about this scenic byway. See more »

  • Illinois Scenic Drives: Great Rivers Scenic Route

    Illinois Scenic Drives: Great Rivers Scenic Route

    The confluence of the Mississippi, Missouri, and Illinois Rivers is the backdrop for the Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Route, lined by little towns and scenic vistas. Learn more about this byway. See more »

  • Illinois Scenic Drives: Historic National Road

    Illinois Scenic Drives: Historic National Road

    Along the Historic National Road nineteenth-century river transportation and commerce along with historic cemeteries tell of the struggles of the early settlers on the western frontier. Find out more about this scenic byway. See more »

  • Illinois Scenic Drives: Ohio River Scenic Byway

    Illinois Scenic Drives: Ohio River Scenic Byway

    The Ohio River Scenic Byway's history is closely tied to the Ohio River, which it follows. The Underground Railroad had many stops along this byway. Find out more about this scenic byway. See more »

  • Indiana Scenic Drives

    Indiana Scenic Drives

    Indiana scenic drives showcase the state's small towns, gentle wilderness, and historic sites. Check out photos, highlights, and detailed maps of two Indiana scenic drives. See more »

  • Indiana Scenic Drives: Ohio River Scenic Byway

    Indiana Scenic Drives: Ohio River Scenic Byway

    Indiana's winding, hilly Ohio River Scenic Byway offers a pleasant escape from suburban concerns as it passes villages, well-kept barns, vineyards, and orchards. Learn more about this scenic byway. See more »

  • Iowa Scenic Drive: Great River Road

    Iowa Scenic Drive: Great River Road

    The Iowa portion of the Great River Road has the curviest road in the U.S. and other landmarks. But the real attraction is the scenery. Check out what you can find along the mighty Mississippi River. See more »

  • Iowa Scenic Drives: Loess Hills Scenic Byway

    Iowa Scenic Drives: Loess Hills Scenic Byway

    Unique natural wonders line the Loess Hills Scenic Byway in Iowa. The rare soil of the area gives rise to hard-to-find hill formations and prairie grasses. Check out the attractions of this scenic drive. See more »

  • Michigan Scenic Drives: Woodward Avenue

    Michigan Scenic Drives: Woodward Avenue

    Located in Motor City, the activities and history of Michigan's Woodward Avenue obviously focus on the automobile. But downtown Detroit is also home to the International Freedom Festival. Learn more about this unique drive. See more »

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