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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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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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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
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
Carhenge

Carhenge

Carhenge, a replica of England's Stonehenge, features 39 vintage American cars planted in the ground or stacked upon each other and positioned in a circle. It's located near the city of Alliance, Nebraska. 960 1280

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Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch

Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch

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

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Ostrich Ranch Petting Zoo

Ostrich Ranch Petting Zoo

Inside the Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch is an exotic petting zoo. 960 1280

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Mitchell Corn Palace

Mitchell Corn Palace

Mitchell Corn Palace, the world's only palace built out of corn, has stood in South Dakota since 1921. 960 1280

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World's Largest Catsup Bottle

World's Largest Catsup Bottle

The World's Largest "Catsup Bottle," can be found in Collinsville, Illinois. This towering 170-foot water tower, shaped as a bottle of catsup, has been in Illinois since 1949. 960 1280

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Jolly Green Giant

Jolly Green Giant

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

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World's Biggest Ball of Twine

World's Biggest Ball of Twine

Two places are famous for giant balls of twine. Cawker City, Kansas, boasts the largest overall, while Darwin, Minnesota has the largest ball of twine rolled by one man. 960 1280

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WonderWorks

WonderWorks

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, has an abundance of roadside attractions such as the Titanic museum, the Dixie Stampede dinner theater, and the upside-down WonderWorks interactive adventure center. 960 1280

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Mermaid Cabaret

Mermaid Cabaret

Weeki Wachee, Florida, is home to the world's only underwater mermaid cabaret. Since 1947, young women have performed in this underwater theater built into the springs. 960 1280

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