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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%
Voters: 251. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-22-2018, 09:38 PM
 
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Illinois is one of the flattest, if not the flattest, states in the country.
You've got to get put of Oak Park and check out the Shawnee National Forest in the southeastern part of your state, or galena and the river bluff country in the northwest!
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Old 03-22-2018, 10:33 PM
 
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The drive from Denver to Mount Rushmore is brutal. I25 north gets mind numbingly boring before Cheyenne. Then highway 85 then 26 to the great city of lusk Wyoming. Then highway 18 as you back door into South Dakota. You lose cell signal and go without a gas station for maybe 100 miles. God doesn’t visit eastern Wyoming or south west Dakota.
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Old 03-24-2018, 03:07 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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I would say I-55 through Mississippi which is almost just endless forests except for the part through the Jackson area. I-64 in Virginia between Richmond and Norfolk is also like that as is a lot of I-95 through Georgia and South Carolina. At least with the midwest and the desert you have open space, I-55 in Mississippi is just trees on both sides and most of the time the farms aren't even visible from the highway. Also very straight and flat.
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Old 03-24-2018, 03:09 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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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.
Interstate 55 the other way, from Memphis to Jackson, Mississippi is very boring. Flat and straight and just the same pine forests on both sides. Not even many rivers/swamps to break up the monotomy. interstate 64 in Kentucky is relatively boring until you get into the mountains.
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Old 03-24-2018, 03:13 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Most respondents did not talk about the poll choices, but offered their own choices in their comments. All of themm Interstates. And, the OP who created the poll did not include a single non-Interstate in his nominated list of what he characterized as the "most boring drives". There might not be any.

Can anybody suggest ANY Interstate that is less boring then ANY non-Interstate? Oh, OK, CA-99 from Bakersfield to Fresno, I'll give you that one.
I-77 through West Virginia and Virginia is one of the most beautiful drives, especially southbound when you exit the tunnel into Virginia and descend into Wytheville. I-77 in NC north of Charlotte is nice too. Also really like I-81 through the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia.

I-70 in Colorado is very beautiful and so is I-15 through Utah and the northwest corner of Arizona. I-79 in West Virginia is also pretty, so is I-68 in Western Maryland. Certain spots on I-10 and I-55 in Louisiana give you a great view of the lakes and bayous such as near Lake Maurepas and on the Atfachalaya swamp in between Baton Rouge and Lafayette.

In Louisiana taking I-12 and I-10 and US 190 often gives you similar scenery except 190 goes through more small towns and some of them are pretty charming like Krotz Springs for example.
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Old 03-24-2018, 07:38 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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I voted for I-57 but personally I think the worst is I-40 through Texas. It is torturously boring.
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Old 03-25-2018, 05:38 AM
 
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I-74/U.S. Hwy. 74 between Charlotte and Wilmington. I travel this route to visit my Uncle and Aunt who live on the coast. Once you get past metro Charlotte, that drive is 175 miles of flat, mostly straight, nearly featureless highway until you get to the Cape Fear Bridge in Wilmington. This is my personal "most boring drive". Sometimes it's pretty hard to keep focused, lol.
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Old 03-25-2018, 06:03 AM
 
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The Flatness of U.S. States – Disruptive Geo

TheTimidBlueBars says Illinois must be the flattest state. It's only the 3rd most flat. The Galena area is stunning, hilly, and a must-see area, if you live anywhere near it. The drive to it might be boring, but it's worth it.
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Old 03-25-2018, 06:32 AM
 
Location: plano
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I'm curious to see what everyone thinks is the most boring drive in the US. I've driven in almost every state, so I definitely have some experience with this hah. Just pick a choice and explain if you'd like or share or story!

For me I have to go with I-10 in West Texas, although there are a few that are probably worse that I have yet to travel. I thought it was never going to end lol
There is a reason the day time speed limit on I10 is 80 once west of SA. Ive done this drive 10 times or so and do not mind it at all to be honest... there is a beauty related to West TX and Big Bend Country to some of us
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Old 03-25-2018, 09:09 AM
 
Location: MO->MI->CA->TX->MA
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I-5 between Stockton and Bakersfield, CA

I-20 between Pecos, TX and Dallas, TX
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