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View Poll Results: What is the most boring drive in the US?
Interstate 5 between Santa Clarita and Stockton, CA 38 15.14%
Interstate 8 between Casa Grande, AZ and Alpine, CA 5 1.99%
Interstate 10 between El Paso and San Antonio, TX 49 19.52%
Interstate 29 between Sioux Falls, SD and Fargo, ND 8 3.19%
Interstate 40 between Flagstaff, AZ and Barstow, CA 8 3.19%
Interstate 57 between Interstate 55 and Urbana, IL 49 19.52%
Interstate 70 between Topeka, KS and Aurora, CO 61 24.30%
Interstate 80 between Sparks, NV and Salt Lake City, UT 11 4.38%
Interstate 90 between Rapid City and Sioux Falls, SD 8 3.19%
Interstate 94 between Billings, MT and Fargo, ND 14 5.58%
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Old 03-29-2016, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Crappy toll stations are a hallmark of the Illinois Tollway in Chicagoland.
It's all open-road tolling now, no stations. My biggest pet peeve are the oases, which severely limit your food/snack options AND jack up the price big time. I much prefer driving into small towns or interstate commerce driven by the free marketplace.

But it (Chicago to Cleveland) IS a boring drive.....just not the most boring drive (having driven all over the Midwest and West).
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Old 02-24-2017, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Driving from the Chicago suburbs to Denver was pretty bad. Once we entered Dekalb, there was pretty much nothing. Iowa and especially Nebraska were very boring to drive through...
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Old 02-25-2017, 08:55 AM
 
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hands down = I-10
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Old 02-25-2017, 10:07 AM
 
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Somewhat surprisingly, I-90 from Boston, all the way to Chicago, is not terribly scenic at all. The stretch across New York state is astoundingly dull..
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Old 02-25-2017, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I did the Chicago-DC trip two months ago. Not a bad drive but Indiana and the first part Ohio is on the meh side.
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Old 02-25-2017, 11:42 AM
 
Location: MO->MI->CA->TX->MA
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I've driven across the US several times -- west to east, east to west, north to south and south to north. The most boring drive I can think of is in a surprisingly interesting state .. California. It's the I-5 from LA to the Bay Area. That drive is worse than driving across Kansas.
I've done even more boring drives but this one takes the cake due to the sheer number of trucks on the highway. And the speed limit is only 70 (understandably, given the truck traffic).. but if it were 80+, it might not be as bad as you can just zip through this boring stretch.
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Old 02-25-2017, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Lil Rhodey
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I 95 from Georgia to just before New Jersey. Trees. Nothing but trees. And they're right up to the road so you cant see any surrounding views. I've done that ride too many times.
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Old 02-25-2017, 04:22 PM
 
Location: 32°19'03.7"N 106°43'55.9"W
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I 95 from Georgia to just before New Jersey. Trees. Nothing but trees. And they're right up to the road so you cant see any surrounding views. I've done that ride too many times.
I don't know if it is the most boring, but to me it is certainly the most aggravating. Too many people from the NE Corridor using the road as a trough to Florida.
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Old 02-25-2017, 04:50 PM
 
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Probably the stretch of I-95 between Savannah and the North Carolina/Virginia border or I-65 between Mobile and Montgomery. since it is not only flat but is also heavily forested which sort of creates a "tunnel effect". At least with Interstates in the Midwest such as I-80/I-90 in Indiana you can at least have a view of the surrounding farmland.

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I 95 from Georgia to just before New Jersey. Trees. Nothing but trees. And they're right up to the road so you cant see any surrounding views. I've done that ride too many times.
The stretch of I-95 from Richmond, VA to New Jersey is anything but boring considering the traffic volumes along that stretch plus it passes thru the DC suburbs along the Beltway (which is known for it's legendary traffic congestion and impatient ***hole drivers) and Baltimore.
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Old 02-25-2017, 05:22 PM
 
Location: WA Desert, Seattle native
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I voted for I-5 from Santa Clarita to Stockton. (Actually the stretch from Santa Clarita up over the Grapevine is quite beautiful), but once you come down into the southern part of the San Joaquin Valley, near Lebec, it turns into one of the longest, most boring drives you will ever find.) Add the intense truck traffic and lack of major cities for hundreds of miles, and you get this route. Advice: Fuel your appetite at the In 'n Out in Lebec if going northbound.
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