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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 04-04-2015, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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Most respondents did not talk about the poll choices, but offered their own choices in their comments. All of themm Interstates. And, the OP who created the poll did not include a single non-Interstate in his nominated list of what he characterized as the "most boring drives". There might not be any.

Can anybody suggest ANY Interstate that is less boring then ANY non-Interstate? Oh, OK, CA-99 from Bakersfield to Fresno, I'll give you that one.
One Interstate I've been on frequently that I'm particularly fond of is I-64/77 through West Virginia, Virginia, and the upper reaches of North Carolina. There are some awesome views either on or close to that Interstate.
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Old 04-04-2015, 11:52 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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I'm driving from Texas to Chicago this summer - all of these voices about Missouri through Central Illinois are not comforting!
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Old 04-04-2015, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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I'm driving from Texas to Chicago this summer - all of these voices about Missouri through Central Illinois are not comforting!
You'll be just fine. There's actually a lot of towns and small cities through Illinois, so unlike the Great Plains, you'll see plenty of people. There's also lots of Route 66 history throughout and interesting little side places to stop if you desire. It's really not that bad.
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Old 04-04-2015, 02:50 PM
 
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The most boring stretch I've ever driven is I-65 in Alabama between Montgomery and Mobile. Geesh...
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Old 04-04-2015, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Ohio, USA
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All of the choices are in the Western United states except for "Interstate 57 between Interstate 55 and Urbana, IL"

The most boring road I've been on was the Interstate 80 in Pennsylvania.
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Old 04-04-2015, 09:05 PM
 
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All of the choices are in the Western United states except for "Interstate 57 between Interstate 55 and Urbana, IL"

The most boring road I've been on was the Interstate 80 in Pennsylvania.
I guess the question is subjective, but how is that ride boring? I-80 in PA is beautiful forest and rolling hills and wild rivers the whole way. The few towns are totally unique mountain villages. There's almost no sprawl, almost no farms or crappy junk around exits. McDonalds is more exciting than mountains?

How would mountains and forests and rivers be more boring than endless cornfields and truckstops in Indiana or Illinois?
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Old 04-05-2015, 12:29 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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You'll be just fine. There's actually a lot of towns and small cities through Illinois, so unlike the Great Plains, you'll see plenty of people. There's also lots of Route 66 history throughout and interesting little side places to stop if you desire. It's really not that bad.
Good to know. I love learning the history of roads, etc. so I could do for a few pit stops!
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Old 04-05-2015, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Western SC
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Worst I've been on is I-85 from the Virginia/NC border to the merge with I-95. Hardly any big hills or cities, so it's just trees, lots and lots of trees!
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Old 04-06-2015, 02:21 PM
 
Location: 32°19'03.7"N 106°43'55.9"W
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Most respondents did not talk about the poll choices, but offered their own choices in their comments. All of themm Interstates. And, the OP who created the poll did not include a single non-Interstate in his nominated list of what he characterized as the "most boring drives". There might not be any.

Can anybody suggest ANY Interstate that is less boring then ANY non-Interstate? Oh, OK, CA-99 from Bakersfield to Fresno, I'll give you that one.
US-1 between New Brunswick NJ and Trenton NJ is a HELL of a lot worse than I-70 through Utah or Colorado west of Denver.
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Old 04-06-2015, 07:43 PM
 
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I really don't mind KC to Denver so much. But once we decided to drive from KC to Phoenix. OMG - what were we thinking? Driving there was bad enough. Driving back I thought I would go stark raving mad. We went through the panhandle of Texas and all the way through Oklahoma and Kansas. After driving through the brown of Arizona and Texas and the red clay of Oklahoma, it was sooo nice to see the green green grass (and trees) of home. I think for the first time I really appreciated the lush green trees and leaves I had taken for granted.
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