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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 03-04-2020, 08:26 AM
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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You mean the Great Plains.

Personally, I think the drives through both of the Dakotas on I-90 and I-94 are mildly interesting, especially with all the rolling hills. There's a lot of bodies of water in North Dakota and huge flocks of pelicans along that stretch. It's not entirely unpleasant.

Worst for me is I-70 through Kansas and eastern Colorado, and I-40 through the Texas Panhandle. Those routes are the epitome of vast, barren nothingness.
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Old 03-04-2020, 08:52 PM
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From my experience, I-29 wins this one. I-94 is a little less boring.
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Old 03-04-2020, 09:09 PM
Location: Cleveland, OH
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Originally Posted by Enean View Post
I guess looking at fashion magazines for that poster, hasn't served them very well. Fun to look at, but doesn't sharpen the brain, it seems.
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Old 12-21-2020, 12:09 AM
Location: State of Superior
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Few will disagree,but the east-West routes across the Great Plains has to be the most boring. I-70 across Kansas ( almost anywhere in Kansas), I-80 Nebraska, and for some I-90 across Mn,SD . Of the three the lest boring across SD on I-90. The Great Plains in general are full of sameness. Hot,humid in summer, cold and blizzards in winter. They grow a lot of wheat in the plains,one time it was chuck full of Buffalo. It’s no wonder the native peoples who called the Great Plains home were nomads! .....Now,there are a few cities,most all boring as well, I know nearly every mile of this foreboding deposit of earth,drove it in my early days looking out the windshield of a truck, battling the elements, the wind, the snow,hail, and always a tornado or two,every year like clockwork. In later times I am sure I grew to dislike the highways,knowing it was what it was and to get anywhere east or west , there was no escape ! I would include Iowa and Illinois,Indiana too even tho they are not in the Great Plains. ( who could forget Missouri too ) ,no it’s the entire travel routes across the middle of the Country, from Texas to North Dakota and behold parts in Canada. They call the Great Plains the bread basket of North America, I call it somthing else...boring!
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Old 12-26-2020, 01:38 PM
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I'll weigh in.

I-10 between Jacksonville, Florida, and Pensacola has to rank right up there. Flat as a fritter and, with the exception of Tallahassee, not much to look at. Plus, if you are driving it late in the day, there's the bonus of driving straight into the setting sun. Good times.
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Old 12-26-2020, 09:25 PM
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In the plains, there are at least alternatives. US-90 across Texas, or US-36 across Kansas. In the southwest, though, the Interstste is pretty much all you got.
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Old 12-27-2020, 12:29 PM
Location: Atlanta metro (Cobb County)
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Interstate 40 across Arkansas could hardly be more different west and east of Little Rock. The east side, between Little Rock and Memphis, is just about completely flat and featureless. Being a major cross country route leading to and from a major freight hub, there is a great deal of truck traffic, so it can be unpleasant especially when driving into the sun. Of course it is only a little over 2 hours, so not among the most grueling stretches the interstate highway system has to offer.
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Old 12-30-2020, 08:07 PM
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Location: Planet Earth
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I saw the Ohio Turnpike mentioned, don't disagree but I do like the travel plazas.

I-95 from Richmond to Jacksonville, woof. Hope you like South of the Border billboards.
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Old 12-30-2020, 08:07 PM
Location: Brooklyn the best borough in NYC!
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Anything that drives through the Midwest
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Old 01-01-2021, 09:37 PM
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Unless you are driving through hills or mountains most interstates are pretty boring. Despite being a fairly scenic state, the New York Thurway (I-90) from Utica west is pretty boring.
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