Great Road Trips: Hidden Gems
The best road trips in America you may not have heard about.
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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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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