Ohio River Scenic Byway

Anywhere along the 943-mile scenic drive in Illinois, Indiana an Ohio you will find things to see and do. This top U.S. scenic drive follows the Ohio River through the rural and historic U.S. Cultural attractions along the way include Fort Massacre State Park, Kinkaid Mounds and the fossil-rich Falls of Ohio.

Head to the Shawnee National Forest in Southeastern Illinois to view the Garden of the Gods, a spectacular rock formation.

Santa Fe Trail

Out west, the 565-mile Santa Fe Trail starts in Lamar, Colo., and goes the way of the wagon trains into New Mexico. Follow their historic path to Bents Old Fort, the breathtaking Sierra Vista Overlook and the Comanche National Grasslands.

Acadia Byway, Maine

Down east, as they like to say in Maine, take this 49-mile trek through thick fir forests and harbor views of navy blue waters. Feast on local chowder and seafood. Shop for local arts and crafts in Seal Harbor and bring your binoculars to go birding along the scenic drive.