Missouri Scenic Drives

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Missouri scenic drives showcase a variety of sights from the bluffs of the Mississippi, rare plant and animal life, and remnants of an ancient ocean. The links at the bottom of this page will take you to articles about two such drives -- Crowley's Ridge Parkway and Little Dixie Highway of the Great River Road (Little Dixie Highway) -- that contain photos, highlights, and detailed maps.

You can experience Missouri's natural and cultural bounty on these routes. Here's a preview of what you'll find in our articles about Missouri scenic drives:


Crowley's Ridge Parkway

A route through the area's swamps and wetlands, Crowley's Ridge Parkway is characterized by sand, gravel, and deep gullies -- remnants of an ancient ocean. Explore this isolated area that is stocked with rare plant and animal life.

Little Dixie Highway of the Great River Road (Little Dixie Highway)

Decidedly Southern, this route along the Mississippi features Victorian streetscapes and old plantations, as well as majestic views from the bluffs of the Mississippi.

For more useful travel information about Missouri and beyond, see:

  • Missouri State Guide: Discover all of the things to do in Missouri, and learn about Mobil Travel Guide-rated hotels and restaurants in the state.
  • Scenic Drives: Are you interested in scenic drives in states other than Missouri? Here are more than 100 scenic drives throughout the United States.
  • How to Drive Economically: Fuel economy is a major concern when you're on a driving trip. Learn how to get better gas mileage.