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Though the Great River Road covers an incredible amount of ground—2,000 miles along the Mississippi River from Minnesota to Louisiana—it's easy to enjoy piece by piece during leisurely weekend...
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On the 110-mile Historic Hills Scenic Byway, brilliant color fills valleys and rings farm fields along gravel and asphalt roads connecting the Villages of Van Buren County.
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The historic Amana Colonies—and a easy afternoon drive through the country—await just a few miles from busy Interstate-80.
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This 115-mile drive goes through six Wisconsin counties, taking travelers past sites like Holy Hill Basilica and Bald Bluff.
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The Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway threads through natural areas and past spectacular water views, bluffs and brilliant fall foliage.
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This 943-mile route through Ohio, Indiana and Illinois hugs the banks of the Ohio River and passes myriad historical sites.
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A scenic drive in Wisconsin's Door County links galleries, orchards, lighthouses, state parks, shops and restaurants.
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This scenic drive in Kansas and Missouri never takes you more than an hour from the Kansas City metro, but you'll explore small towns with great shopping and a pleasant state park.
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The M-22 highway traces the shore up from Manistee, around the Leelanau Peninsula, then back down to Traverse City—116 gorgeous miles in all.
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Drive, bike or walk the nation's only urban scenic byway to enjoy the Minneapolis area in fall.

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