Great Road Trips: Hidden Gems

Discover the richness and diversity of America's landscapes in these ten off-the-beaten-path road trips.

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    Nevada: Loneliest Road in America
    The historic Ghost Train at Ely's Nevada Northern Railway Museum tours the rugged high desert.

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    Idaho and Montana: Salmon-Bitterroot Country
    Stanley Lake at the base of Mt. McGown in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area.

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    Iowa: Loess Hills Scenic Byway
    The Loess Hills are punctuated with wetlands that teem with waterfowl.

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    Missouri Rhineland
    Historic downtown St. Charles retains its Germanic-inspired architecture.

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    Mississippi: Natchez Trace Parkway
    Windsor Ruins, at Port Gibson, are stark and skeletal testimony to what was once the grandest antebellum home in Mississippi.

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    Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee: Lookout Mountain Parkway
    Visitors of all ages will enjoy the views of the canyon's clefts from the picnic area in Cloudland Canyon State Park.

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    North Georgia Highroads
    Pink lady's slippers dot the forest floor in Chattahoochee National Forest.

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    Virginia: James River Plantations
    A perfectly proportioned Georgian Colonial mansion is the masterwork of Shirley Plantation, Charles City, Virginia.

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    Washington: North Cascades Loop
    Rafting on Skykomish River near Index on the Stevens Pass Highway.

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    Pennsylvania and Delaware: Brandywine Valley
    The stately and formal grounds of the Nemours Mansion north of Wilmington.

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