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Hit the road with Brian Unger as he puts together the perfect trip itinerary by throwing darts at a map of the United States. Wherever the darts land, this whirlwind tour showcases the best road trip hotspots our nation has to offer.

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Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway

Drivers have little choice but to take their time enjoying the serpentine Blue Ridge Parkway connecting Shenandoah National Park in Virginia with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina. 960 1280

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Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway

The route's speed limit is a strictly enforced 45 mph, which at some points is lowered to a mere 25 mph. Traffic builds up on this popular byway during October when leaf-peepers glimpse nature’s colorful display outside their car windows. 960 1280

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Kancamagus Scenic Byway

Kancamagus Scenic Byway

New Hampshire's Kancamagus Scenic Byway, a 34.5-mile section of Route 112 running through the White Mountain National Forest, is renowned for its autumn leaves, making it one of the top road trips during the fall leaf-viewing season. 960 1280
Kancamagus Scenic Byway

Kancamagus Scenic Byway

As a National Scenic Byway, the "Kanc," as the locals call it, remains unspoiled by homes or service stations, allowing visitors to watch the maple, beech and birch trees burst into color without distraction. 960 1280

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Historic National Road

Historic National Road

Maryland's stretch of the 170-mile Historic National Road -- originally built to foster settlement into the West by aiding the movement of people and goods -- takes road-trippers on a journey through 300 years of history. 960 1280

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Historic National Road

Historic National Road

The lush region and towns surrounding the highway have become a mid-Atlantic hot spot for fall foliage viewing and offer plenty of historic interest to travelers. 960 1280

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US 1

US 1

US 1 runs between the beach and Interstate 95 along Florida's east coast, allowing easy access to A1A (the road closest to the coast) while letting you hightail it past cities that don't pique your interest. 960 1280

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US 1

US 1

The 2,376-mile stretch of highway between Fort Kent, Maine, and Key West, Florida, passes through every state on the eastern seaboard.
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Acadia National Byway

Acadia National Byway

Designated an All-American Highway by the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Acadia Byway winds along Maine’s coastline for 40 miles past granite peaks, craggy outcroppings, coastal fishing villages and lush old-growth forests. 960 1280

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Acadia National Byway

Acadia National Byway

Fresh lobster feasts and the chance to be among the first people in America to see the sunrise are just a few of the reasons to put the Acadia Byway in Maine on your road-trip radar. 960 1280
Skyline Drive

Skyline Drive

Skyline Drive takes you on an amazing ride, slithering through Shenandoah National Park along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The drive offers perfect views of Piedmont Valley to the east and the Shenandoah River Valley to the west. 960 1280

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Skyline Drive

Skyline Drive

Virginia's Skyline Drive is beautiful year round, but if you're looking to enjoy it in all its splendor, there's no better time to drive down the 105-mile scenic byway than in the fall. Its route along the Blue Ridge Mountains through Shenandoah National Park is not only perfect for leaf-peeping, but also offers close to 70 scenic overlooks. 960 1280

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Gulf Coast Road Trip

Gulf Coast Road Trip

From Florida to Mississippi, the Gulf Coast is not only a beautiful spot for a beach vacation, but an important ecosystem that’s home to thousands of sea turtles, seabirds and other wild creatures. 960 1280

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Gulf Coast Road Trip

Gulf Coast Road Trip

Set off on a road trip along Route 98 through the region’s best state and national parks, and appreciate the wonders of the Gulf Coast and its unique ecosystems. 960 1280

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Carhenge features 38 vintage American cars planted in the ground or stacked upon each other and positioned in a circle. 960 1280

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More than 50,000 visitors head to the Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch in Arizona each year to see over 1,600 ostriches. 960 1280

Friends and family of the Animals at RCOR  

The Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch is without a doubt the most exotic roadside petting zoo in the country. 960 1280

Friends and family of the Animals at RCOR  

Visit the world's only palace built out of corn that has stood in South Dakota since 1921. 960 1280

Corn Palace  

The towering 170-foot water tower shaped as a bottle of catsup has been in Illinois since 1949. 960 1280

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Minnesota boasts a 55-foot fiberglass mega-statue of the Jolly Green Giant himself. 960 1280

The center of tiny Darwin, MN, revolves around the world's largest ball of twine weighing in at 17,400 lbs. 960 1280

Pigeon Force, TN, is a roadside extravaganza with spots like the upside-down WonderWorks interactive adventure center. 960 1280

The Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism  

The fun at Pigeon Forge continues at the Dinosaur Walk Museum with a 45-foot T-Rex and a 35-foot prehistoric alligator. 960 1280

The Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism  

Weeki Wachee, FL, is home to the world's only underwater mermaid cabaret, an underwater spectacle with dancing mermaids. 960 1280

John Athanason, Weeki Wachee Springs State Park  

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