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Our apple blossom itinerary takes you on a 100-mile loop from La Crosse, Wisconsin, to Great River Bluffs State Park in Minnesota.
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Like siblings with totally different personalities, Alton, Elsah and Grafton await in Illinois along the Mississippi River, with stops that combine to create a lively fall weekend.
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To celebrate Midwest Living’s 25th anniversary, we chose our all-time favorite fall drives, the ones showcasing the best of the season and the region. All our drives deliver memorable scenery, towns...
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Small towns with personality dot the Flint Hills Scenic Byway through our nation’s largest remaining tallgrass prairie.
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This 40-mile drive takes you through some of the prettiest towns and scenery in Indiana.
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The distinctive hills on Iowa's western edge support a surprising variety of plants and animals; the 220-mile Loess Hills National Scenic Byway links prairies, parks, forests, communities and...
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Covered bridges and family-run wineries are highlights of two loop drives.
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The 110-mile Ohio and Erie Canalway snakes south from Cleveland past Cuyahoga Valley National Park to the beautifully preserved village of Zoar.
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Founded in the 1800s by German vintners, Hermann (population: 2,600) has retained its small-town character, though thousands come to this Missouri River town each year to explore the area's...
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Visit state parks and recreation areas near Galena on our scenic loop drive.

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