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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 08-16-2018, 08:25 PM
 
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A cornfield is a cornfield. If you dropped me off blindfolded in a cornfield and there were no signs identifying the state I wouldn't know if I was in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, or Illinois.

It's weird how some states have a friendly sort of rivalry with other states but then some have a superiority complex. Montana has a definite superiority complex. It's so pretty according to locals that even the eastern plains along I-94 (a boring drive) are somehow superior to the plains along the equally boring plains on Wyoming's I-80.
You can add central Indiana and western Ohio to that too! Cornfields!
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Old 08-18-2018, 01:36 AM
 
Location: North Dakota
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You can add central Indiana and western Ohio to that too! Cornfields!
I believe it.

I'm surprised to see Interstate 90 from Rapid City to Sioux Falls, South Dakota on this. I always thought that one broke up nicely. While it isn't spectacular scenery you see the landscape change from cornfields to plains (quite dramatically in Chamberlain), you see the Badlands, and then the Black Hills.
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Old 10-15-2018, 05:32 PM
 
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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.
Some sick highway designers back in the 1960s apparently said, "What's the longest route we can run through the Carolinas where almost all the major cities connected by them are well under 50,000 in population except for Fayetteville? And can we do it over mostly flat land that's lined with trees on both sides, barren or swampy?" How more people who drive this route in one day don't go insane after spending seven or so hours on this stretch amazes me sometimes. (Oh yeah, I forgot how entertaining it is to read the South of the Border billboards about 60 miles inward toward the border of the Carolinas. Sheesh!)
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Old 10-16-2018, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Some sick highway designers back in the 1960s apparently said, "What's the longest route we can run through the Carolinas where almost all the major cities connected by them are well under 50,000 in population except for Fayetteville? And can we do it over mostly flat land that's lined with trees on both sides, barren or swampy?" How more people who drive this route in one day don't go insane after spending seven or so hours on this stretch amazes me sometimes. (Oh yeah, I forgot how entertaining it is to read the South of the Border billboards about 60 miles inward toward the border of the Carolinas. Sheesh!)
South of the border at the beginning of SC is pretty intresting tho.
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Old 10-16-2018, 09:55 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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I'd say Interstate 64 in Virginia between Richmond and Norfolk and Interstate 55 in Mississippi between Southaven and Jackson.

And I hate to admit it but Interstate 12 between Baton Rouge and Slidell is kinda sorta boring.
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Old 02-06-2020, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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The two worst drives I have ever made in my life aren't on the list:

The Kansas Turnpike from the Oklahoma border to Kansas City (Wow! Look! A tree!)

I-49 from Lafayette, LA to Shreveport. Miles and miles of the same. thing. on. and. on.
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Old 02-06-2020, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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The Kansas Turnpike from the Oklahoma border to Kansas City (Wow! Look! A tree!)

Yes it's kind of sad that the Interstate Drive through the Flint hills is really boring but if you get on the state highways the Flint Hills are really beautiful. The Interstate is a real injustice to that area.
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Old 02-06-2020, 05:21 PM
 
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70 between Topeka and Aurora
57 isn't great but it isnt terrible either.


This is I-70 west of Topeka taken on my drive from Atlanta to Seattle:



Thats the way it looks the whole friggen way to Denver. Literally, you set the cruise control, get the car straight in the lane, take a 5 hour nap... I gauruntee you will wake up in Denver without any problems.

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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.
And it should without any effort. Once you get passed Kansas City, you really need to have your trip and fuel stops planned. Even on the interstate you could easily run out of gas if you don't know where you're stopping, there are LONG stretches with no exits and many exits have absolutely nothing on them.
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Old 02-06-2020, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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The drive through western KS and eastern CO is super boring. Having to get off the road and deal with bumpkins out there is weird too. That region is so isolated, you can tell that the people have no clue or understanding of others elsewhere. The looks they give you...
I know that feeling well. When I was a kid, my parents took my sister and me on all sorts of road trips down so many of those old two-lane highways out in the middle of literal nowhere. We'd stop at some po-dunk hole-in-the-wall restaurants or even just gas stations, and I always thoroughly hated every moment of those experiences because the people in those isolated, backwater towns would look at our Minnesota plates and stare at us like we were aliens from another planet. It definitely left an impression on me growing up and I still get the creeps going through some of those lost-in-time towns as an adult.
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Old 02-06-2020, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Houston(Screwston),TX
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Try driving from Dallas to St.Louis traveling through Oklahoma and the entire state of Missouri. Worst drive ever!
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