Indiana Scenic Drives

Indiana scenic drives display the charm of the state's small towns, gentle wilderness, and historic sites. The links at the bottom of this page will take you to in-depth articles about two Indiana scenic drives -- Historic National Road and Ohio River Scenic Byway -- that contain photos, highlights, and detailed maps.

The state's rich land supports farms, forests, and plenty of recreational opportunities. A scenic drive thorugh the state will enable you, among other things, to visit a fossil bed, hike a forested trail, or relax and enjoy a bit of Americana during a Triple-A baseball game.


Here's a preview of our articles on Indiana scenic drives:

Historic National Road (National Road)

Meander the width of Indiana through small towns, farmland, and the big city of Indianapolis. Along the way, check out natural wonders such as the Whitewater River Gorge.

Ohio River Scenic Byway

Explore the land of Abraham Lincoln's boyhood along the winding Ohio River, visit crossing points on the Underground Railroad, and see the swamps, wetlands, and forests.


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