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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 04-23-2018, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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I-55 through Mississippi. The majority of this highway is just the same flat pine forestry forever and signs for Yazoo City for 100 miles.

It got to the point where I started taking a longer route through Alabama just so see the terrain change up now and again.

That's the most boring drive I have ever been part of.

Runner up is northern Ohio west of the Cleveland area, and northern Indiana. Good lord.

Granted, I have never been further west than San Antonio in the south and Indianapolis in the north.
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Old 04-24-2018, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Live:Downtown Phoenix, AZ/Work:Greater Los Angeles, CA
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Boring drives are flat. Phoenix to LA is awful. Then there is Nevada, and the Great Plains.

Interesting stuff is on the coasts and in mountainous areas, e.g. the Intermountain West.
Phoenix to LA isn't even that bad of a drive, the only bad part is between Buckeye and Brenda (US 60&I-10 Jct). That is flat, but there are mountains all around in the distance. Then between Brenda and Quartzsite, you cross mountains; you cross more mountains between Quartzsite and Ehrenberg; then you have the climb from Desert Center to Chiriaco Summit; then the big downgrade into Coachella, and finally San Gorgonio Pass between North Palm Springs and Banning
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:43 AM
 
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Bluegrass Parkway in Kentucky from Versailles to Elizabethtown is the worst drive ever
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Old 08-09-2018, 10:22 AM
 
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Surprised I-95 between Richmond and Savannah isn't on here. I'd still say I-70 in Kansas wins for boringness.
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Old 08-09-2018, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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Bluegrass Parkway in Kentucky from Versailles to Elizabethtown is the worst drive ever
Yes! The terrain is beautiful, but 60+ miles without a single gas station or place to stop is mind numbing. Just a bunch of very small towns.
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Old 08-09-2018, 07:24 PM
 
Location: WA Desert, Seattle native
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I-15 from Butte to Idaho Falls.

Pray you don't get any mechanical trouble! There is nothing there! There is barely any scenery.
Are you serious? This route has plenty of mountain scenery, especially from Butte down to Dillon and then to the Idaho border. Yes, population is sparse, but there are towns close to the Interstate that can handle car repairs. Dillon is perhaps the largest town between these points and offers most services you can find in any larger city.
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Old 08-09-2018, 11:59 PM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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Bluegrass Parkway in Kentucky from Versailles to Elizabethtown is the worst drive ever
I'll agree with that! Lovely terrain but nothing for miles and pretty tedious

I-90 through NY is pretty boring as well, particularly the stretch from Syracuse to Buffalo. It seems to take forever even though it's not all that far in distance.
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Old 08-10-2018, 05:22 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I-55 through Mississippi. The majority of this highway is just the same flat pine forestry forever and signs for Yazoo City for 100 miles.

It got to the point where I started taking a longer route through Alabama just so see the terrain change up now and again.

That's the most boring drive I have ever been part of.

Runner up is northern Ohio west of the Cleveland area, and northern Indiana. Good lord.

Granted, I have never been further west than San Antonio in the south and Indianapolis in the north.
I couldn't agree more!
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Old 08-10-2018, 11:16 AM
 
Location: North Dakota
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I'll agree that most of North Dakota is pretty boring. One that is not on there is Interstate 80 in Wyoming (most of that is boring) and Interstate 25 between Casper and Buffalo, Wyoming. IMHO, the most boring places to drive are eastern Oregon and eastern Washington. They're gorgeous in the Cascade regions but awful once you go much further east.
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Old 08-10-2018, 11:33 PM
 
Location: WA Desert, Seattle native
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North Dakota is boring east of Dickinson on I-94, but the Theodore Roosevelt National Park just west is anything but.

I agree Eastern Washington on the 90 is extremely boring from Sprague to about George, then it dips down into the Columbia River basin and is mostly scenic from there all the way to Seattle.
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