BEST Scenic Drives in The Midwest

America’s interstate system makes it relatively quick to dash from coast to coast.

Every state has at least one fantastic drive through gorgeous scenery that is sure to make your jaw drop.

The route also has tons of attractions that make for an unforgettable experience.

Iowa: Loess Hills National Scenic Byway

Just a short drive from Chicago and St. Louis, this scenic byway takes you past  a wildlife refuge.

Illinois: Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway

Take in the beauty of Southern Indiana with this byway, which runs for hundreds of miles along the river.

Indiana: Ohio River Scenic Byway

The route goes through the Ozark National Scenic Riverways.

Missouri: Highway 19

This drive gives road trippers the chance to hike to the state’s biggest waterfalls.

Minnesota: North Shore All-American Scenic Drive

Also known as U.S. 136, the 238-mile road between Edison and Brownville.

Nebraska: Heritage Highway

Along the 63-mile drive, 41 award-winning interpretive signs will teach you all about the landscape.

North Dakota: Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway

The 116-mile highway runs along the shores of Lake Michigan and through the picturesque landscapes.

Michigan: M-22

The crown jewel of Ohio’s Amish Country Byway is “The Bridge of Dreams,” a 370-foot covered bridge.

Ohio: Amish Country Byway

The 17-mile drive passes through pines, color-shifting birch and aspen trees.

South Dakota: Vanocker Canyon

The relaxing two-lane road spans nearly 50 miles adjacent to the Flint Hills of Kansas.

Kansas: Flint Hills National Scenic Byway

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