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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 02-06-2020, 08:52 PM
 
Location: South Missouri
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Ah yes 70 through Kansas. That one. There's a town on the Kansas/Colorado border that claims it has gas and it does not. I was traveling there with my family and we had made the mistake of not getting gas before attempting to get to Colorado, tried to stop there because we were on empty, and there was nothing but depression. Nervewracking 12 miles to get to the nearest gas station. We made it, though.

The most boring drive I experienced was through Illinois, though. I think it was 57.
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Old 02-06-2020, 09:25 PM
 
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NTwo very boring drives I've done were from Birmingham, Alabama to New Orleans and the stretch from Columbia SC to Savannah. Both drives made me want to pull over and just fall asleep. Last time I went to Savannah a few weekends ago I just flew. Never again will I do that drive alone down 95. Last time I went to Asheville last Christmas I flew too and last time to Charlotte last year I took the train. I think I'm just over driving in general. Would rather just drink, read, and sleep and not think about traveling.

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Old 02-06-2020, 10:04 PM
 
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Ah yes 70 through Kansas. That one. There's a town on the Kansas/Colorado border that claims it has gas and it does not. I was traveling there with my family and we had made the mistake of not getting gas before attempting to get to Colorado, tried to stop there because we were on empty, and there was nothing but depression. Nervewracking 12 miles to get to the nearest gas station. We made it, though.

The most boring drive I experienced was through Illinois, though. I think it was 57.
Yup, like I stated in my previous post, after you pass KC you MUST make sure your trip is planned or running out of gas is a very big risk.
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Old 02-06-2020, 11:43 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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Anything across the Midwest. I-70, I-80, I-90, I-94, it doesn't matter. How many hundreds of miles of mind-numbing wheat fields can a person look at? I don't think I-5 in the Central Valley is as bad. At least California has a lot of orchards and a variety of other agriculture to look at, not just one crop. I'm not a super big fan of desert landscapes, but it's definitely not as bad as the Midwest. At least there are mountains to look at. So if you can push your speed up to 90, 95 mph, a desert drive is not that bad.
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Old 02-07-2020, 04:25 AM
 
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Anything across the Midwest. I-70, I-80, I-90, I-94, it doesn't matter. How many hundreds of miles of mind-numbing wheat fields can a person look at? I don't think I-5 in the Central Valley is as bad. At least California has a lot of orchards and a variety of other agriculture to look at, not just one crop. I'm not a super big fan of desert landscapes, but it's definitely not as bad as the Midwest. At least there are mountains to look at. So if you can push your speed up to 90, 95 mph, a desert drive is not that bad.
I prefer CA-99 to I-5 ... I like that road.
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Old 02-11-2020, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Greater Orlampa CSA
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I-95 from Jacksonville to Richmond should be considered.

As should I-75 from Tampa to Atlanta.
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Old 02-11-2020, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Anything across the Midwest. I-70, I-80, I-90, I-94, it doesn't matter. How many hundreds of miles of mind-numbing wheat fields can a person look at? I don't think I-5 in the Central Valley is as bad. At least California has a lot of orchards and a variety of other agriculture to look at, not just one crop. I'm not a super big fan of desert landscapes, but it's definitely not as bad as the Midwest. At least there are mountains to look at. So if you can push your speed up to 90, 95 mph, a desert drive is not that bad.
Definitely a lot of the Midwest, but anything and everything? Sounds like you've never driven through here before, or at least haven't been through all the states. Iowa has some surprisingly beautiful rolling hills, as do many of the neighboring states. Wisconsin is also not as flat as you may think, even has some beautiful rock formations along I-94 in the central part of the state. I will agree central Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio can be pretty boring do drive through, but there are definitely some not so bad parts to drive through.
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Old 02-11-2020, 04:59 PM
 
Location: The High Desert
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If you ever drove I-70 across the length of Kansas and pondered the southern horizon thinking "Gee, I wonder what's out there way off in the distance?" Well, I drove across the full length of Kansas on back roads (both ways) and I can tell you that there ain't nothin' out there. It can be very pretty (as a photographer's subject) but it can be a bit weird and even unsettling with the emptiness in many places.
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Old 02-11-2020, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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Definitely a lot of the Midwest, but anything and everything? Sounds like you've never driven through here before, or at least haven't been through all the states. Iowa has some surprisingly beautiful rolling hills, as do many of the neighboring states. Wisconsin is also not as flat as you may think, even has some beautiful rock formations along I-94 in the central part of the state. I will agree central Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio can be pretty boring do drive through, but there are definitely some not so bad parts to drive through.
I was born in the midwest. I have been back a few times. Each time I've been back, it feels like I died and went to hell. It's just that bad. I need mountains and trees, not rolling hills. But most of the midwest is not even rolling hills. Is just flat. Even the desert is not generally that flat. Except for the Black Hills, there is not a lot that interests me, east of the Rocky Mountains.
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Old 02-12-2020, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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I-40 between Memphis and Little Rock is pretty mind-numbing
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