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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 04-02-2015, 07:38 PM
 
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As someone who did the Minneapolis to Key West drive back in January, I think it's safe to say that Illinois (almost the entire state north-to-south, not just a small chunk of I-57) is probably the most awful stretch of nothingness I've driven...and I've done a lot of cross-country driving.

It's not even awe-inspiring nothingness like the western Great Plains; it's just mind-numbingly featureless farmland. No wonder people on the coasts think there's nothing in the Midwest; driving cross-country means crossing Illinois!
I feel the same way about Indiana. I didn't make it through Illinois as we were visiting Chicago but Indiana was by far the worst, most boring drive I have ever taken. Literally across all of Indiana.
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Old 04-02-2015, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I'm originally from there! Haha I didn't include it because it isn't long enough. I'm trying to go for ultra boring, almost endless drives. The selections I picked were trying to be the most boring of a particular interstate which is why another honorable mention, I-80 between Lincoln, NE and Cheyenne, WY, isn't listed.
Can't really get much more boring than counting trees for 175 miles because that's excitement you will have between Pensacola and Tallahassee. You are right though that it isn't that long thankfully.

I-57 is pretty boring but it's not bad. I would imagine I-70 between Aurora and Topeka would be insufferable. In fact, maybe a three way tie with , I-70, I-80, I 90, and I-94 for for Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and North Dakota.
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Old 04-02-2015, 08:07 PM
 
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Interstate 35 from Wichita to Emporia in Kansas takes the cake for me. I almost had to turn around because it was that bad.
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Old 04-02-2015, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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80 from Omaha to Cheyene or 35 from Minneapolis to Des Moines. Never been a fan of 75 from Valdosta to near Orlando either.
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Old 04-02-2015, 08:15 PM
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Location: Dallas, TX
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I suppose most flat, featureless areas are boring drives. I voted I-10 in W. TX. Even worse, areas near El Paso are the most butt ugly areas of the US I've ever visited. Yeah, there are mountains, but it seems mostly bare rock.

However, I think I-55 between Memphis and Jackson, MS (if not I-12, just north of New Orleans) should be on the list as well. Barring the immediate Jackson area, it's just a tunnel through the pine forest.
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Old 04-02-2015, 08:19 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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As someone who did the Minneapolis to Key West drive back in January, I think it's safe to say that Illinois (almost the entire state north-to-south, not just a small chunk of I-57) is probably the most awful stretch of nothingness I've driven...and I've done a lot of cross-country driving.

It's not even awe-inspiring nothingness like the western Great Plains; it's just mind-numbingly featureless farmland. No wonder people on the coasts think there's nothing in the Midwest; driving cross-country means crossing Illinois!
I have to admit that Illinois was a little dull. It was hard to believe I was in the same state as Chicago and it seemed like I would never get there.
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Old 04-02-2015, 08:23 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Can't really get much more boring than counting trees for 175 miles because that's excitement you will have between Pensacola and Tallahassee. You are right though that it isn't that long thankfully.

I-57 is pretty boring but it's not bad. I would imagine I-70 between Aurora and Topeka would be insufferable. In fact, maybe a three way tie with , I-70, I-80, I 90, and I-94 for for Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and North Dakota.
I can tell you I hate driving through the south during winter. It's very depressing. But at the peak of the spring and fall seasons it's pretty enjoyable.
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Old 04-02-2015, 11:12 PM
 
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I-49 between Lafayette and Shreveport in Louisiana.
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Old 04-03-2015, 12:59 AM
 
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Driving anywhere in Illinois, other than Chicago, is incredibly boring. I am referring to the landscape.
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Old 04-03-2015, 01:08 AM
 
Location: Savannah, GA
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This probably wouldn't top anyone's list due to its shortness, but I-16 between Macon and Savannah is quite boring. It is only about 163 miles though.
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