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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 03-20-2018, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Live:Downtown Phoenix, AZ/Work:Greater Los Angeles, CA
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I voted for I-5 between Santa Clarita and Stockton because it's the only one I've actually driven.

If I could add one that I think is incredibly boring and seemingly endless, it's I-15 between Los Angeles and Las Vegas - ESPECIALLY if there's traffic.

The stretch from Barstow to Las Vegas is just so...ugh.
It's not that boring, you have the BIG up and downgrade between Primm and Baker, then another hilly section south of Baker around Zzyzx Rd, and then in Yermo you get to go through the Agriculture Inspection Station
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Old 03-21-2018, 08:53 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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It's not that boring, you have the BIG up and downgrade between Primm and Baker, then another hilly section south of Baker around Zzyzx Rd, and then in Yermo you get to go through the Agriculture Inspection Station
Yeah, I would agree that it's definitely not the worst. That downhill going into Primm allows you to gain so much speed. lol
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Old 03-21-2018, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Feeling accomplished! I've actually driven all of these.

The worst for me has to be 57 between Interstate 55 and Urbana, IL...just, anything is Illinois is awful.

I actually kind of like the drive between Kansas and Colorado. It's fairly unique, and it's cool how you can slowly see the transition between mountain west and the mid west. It's also pretty impressive when you are heading West, and you slowly see the Rockies grow.

I've only driven between LA and SF once, but at the time I thought it was still pretty cool.
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Old 03-21-2018, 09:12 AM
 
Location: 78745
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The most boring drive I've ever been on, is through the Mississippi Delta on Highway 61 between Memphis and Vicksburg.

Another boring drive is Interstate 55 from the junction of Interstate 40 near Marion, Arkansas North through the Missouri Boot Heal to approximately Cairo, Illinois.

Both of those drives can be downright torturous.

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Old 03-21-2018, 09:49 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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The most boring drive I've ever been on, is through the Mississippi Delta on Highway 61 between Memphis and Vicksburg.

Another boring drive is Interstate 55 from the junction of Interstate 40 near Marion, Arkansas North through the Missouri Boot Heal to approximately Cairo, Illinois.

Both of those drives can be downright torturous.
Very flat areas for sure, but at least you have some trees to look at, and during the warmer months you might be able to catch a thunderstorm show.

But going from San Antonio to El Paso, there's nothing happening on the ground or in the sky and you wish you could be airlifted out of that car
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Old 03-21-2018, 04:26 PM
 
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Interstate 64 in between Richmond and Newport News, although the tunnel afterwards makes up for it.
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Old 03-21-2018, 04:47 PM
 
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Anything flat and dry makes for a boring drive.
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Old 03-21-2018, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Illinois got my vote. Flat landscape with trees for miles can be viewed as beautiful I suppose if not driving, but driving it makes for a pretty bland landscape, as viewed from the window.

West Texas for me was terrible, but it was night, so it just went on forever between El Paso and San Antonio--8 long dark hours LOL.

It would be cool and interesting if someone posted a "most scenic and interesting drive." I would have several of those off top of my head--

Pacific Coast Highway
Tucson to Phoenix--love this drive
Eastern Tennessee, Western North Carolina interstates are beautiful
Pennsylvania from Harrisburg to Chambersburg is really pretty
Virginia I-81 is gorgeous in spots
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Old 03-22-2018, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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I don't mind the flat scenery providing expansive vistas at all. What is not appealing, are the interstate drives through Florida and Georgia, and the close in pine forests offering no view other than millions of tree trunks.
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Old 03-22-2018, 09:29 PM
 
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Very flat areas for sure, but at least you have some trees to look at, and during the warmer months you might be able to catch a thunderstorm show.

But going from San Antonio to El Paso, there's nothing happening on the ground or in the sky and you wish you could be airlifted out of that car
Only drove that stretch once, in the middle of the night. The sky was fantastic. Never saw so many stars in my life. (Must admit, the only reason I noticed the sky was because I made a a pit stop!)
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