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Do you want to turn your next vacation road trip into an unforgettable adventure? Use the American Road® Magazine Itinerary page to plan your next road trip. You'll discover things to do, sights to see, places to stay, and routes to explore. Start preparation for your next road trip by clicking on the sponsored itineraries below:

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Big Bend Shellfish Trail is Florida’s first shellfish trail and the United States largest shellfish trail encompassing a four county region with approximately 180 miles of coastline. Come EXPLORE small coastal communities for where to EAT, BUY and LEARN about clam, oyster, shrimp, crab and scallop species. VisitLevy.com
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Levy County, Florida. Head down the road for some old fashioned fun in Levy County! You are just in time for the sunny days of summer in Florida! Take in spectacular views as you bike down beautiful country roads in the Tour de Melon Bike Ride. Taste the sweet watermelon at the Chiefland Watermelon Festival and stop for a tasting at Dakotah Winery. You can include a visit to Manatee Springs State Park and more. You’ll find so much fun and great lodging too, for the perfect summer vacation! VisitLevy.com
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Natchez Trace Parkway. This National Park, National Scenic Byway and an All-American Road: stretching 444 miles from Natchez, Mississippi through the Shoals of Alabama to Nashville, Tennessee; the Natchez Trace takes you places you'll never forget. So take your time, there’s lots to take in: beautiful scenery, exciting history, recreational adventures and cultural attractions. All this and more and a road ready to take you away on the ultimate road trip! Download PDF Itinerary

The Founders Ride, a new Signature Ride just added to Johnson City, Tennessee’s famous Southern Dozen! This road trip is about 36 miles, with plenty of things to see and do along the way. Stop at; Boones Creek, Daniel Boone’s old stomping grounds, the Gray Fossil Site, the oldest town in the state and that just gets you started! Learn more about this new Tennessee ride: Download PDF Itinerary

Hendersonville, North Carolina. Adventures Begin in Hendersonville. Look closely into the mountains of North Carolina and you'll discover a place unlike any other. Hendersonville calls us all to get up, seek out and explore new experiences. Find yourself hiking through the DuPont State Recreational Forest, enjoying a self-guided driving tour and taking a tour of the Sierra Nevada Brewery. Be moved—because that's what happens in Hendersonville.
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Fayetteville, North Carolina. Experience America at every turn; discover three centuries of history and patriotism in Cumberland County’s Fayetteville area. Your stay can include everything from military sites to see and cultural heritage trails to outdoor recreation and sensational nightlife! The communities of Cumberland County hold fast to the friendly feel of a true hometown, while providing the cultural and entertainment amenities of bigger cities.
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Discover Tennessee Trails & Byways Driving trails showcase Tennessee’s authentic off-the-beaten-path experiences. Take a road trip on one of the five national scenic byways, or explore one of sixteen trails. Discover historic small town squares, diners, craftsmen, natural beauty and hidden gems—made in Tennessee. Download Itinerary PDF

Discover Yazoo County, Mississippi. Colorful. Authentic. Unique… just like you! This award winning county satisfies visitors with any type of interest. From living history and trips on back country roads to juke joints and championship BBQ, with everything in between! Your Yazoo trip is waiting! Download PDF Itinerary

What do elephants and Meriwether Lewis have in common? Hohenwald, Tennessee, of course! This is a city as unique as its name! Just a quick jaunt off the Natchez Trace Parkway, you'll find The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee. The Welcome Center staff is excited to educate you about "The Girls" in Sanctuary. Stay in Hohenwald and check out the three wineries, the local art & food scene, specialty shopping, and plenty of history along with an array of outdoor recreation. Download PDF Itinerary

Make Greeneville, Tennessee your vacation spot! You’ll truly find something to entertain everyone in your group! The second oldest town in Tennessee boasts of a rich historical past and breathtaking mountain views. Find the 5 best things to do, the 5 best places to eat, a list of year-round festivals and more in Greeneville’s itinerary! Download Itinerary PDF

Bowling Green, Kentucky; cruise the roads Corvettes come home for! The National Corvette Museum, GM Corvette Assembly Plant, Corsair Distillery and other first-class attractions offer a fully loaded weekend of fun. Download PDF Itinerary

Head west … western South Carolina that is! Thoroughbred Country is nestled between Interstates 20 and 95 in western SC. Discover museums rich in history, art galleries, cultural festivals, Civil War sites, antiques, guided tours, unique restaurants, and comfortable lodging. Canoeing and golfing also await you. Free vacation planner available. Download PDF Itinerary

Get your Day Trippin' here. Have you walked in the footsteps of Civil War Soldiers at FortPillow? Can you imagine yourself in the 19th century living among beautiful antebellum homes and architecture in La Grange? Did Alex Haley’s words inspire you to trace your heritage? Plan your Day Trippin' in West Tennessee. Download PDF Itinerary





Your Louisiana Adventure begins on the Cajun Coast! Discover all the Cajun Coast has to offer: Drive the Bayou Teche Scenic Byway and see 400 historic properties. Enjoy Cajun food, fun and music at some of the Nation’s best festivals. Go gamming, ride a riverboat, explore a museum and countless other activities and attractions. Download PDF Itinerary

Explore Louisiana Northshore/St. Tammany. Life’s a feast in St. Tammany, just 40 minutes from New Orleans. A dynamic culinary scene, exhilarating arts and culture, and the great outdoors make the Northshore an unforgettable place to play! The Northshore/St. Tammany really know how to throw a party! So be sure to enjoy the assortment of local annual festivals; Wooden Boat, Three Rivers Art, and Slidell Heritage are just a few. Check the event calendar and get an itinerary for more ideas to start planning your visit: LouisianaNorthshore.com Download PDF Itinerary

Live the Bayou Life! Visit Bayou Lafourche and experience a different kind of life, with Cajun culture, food and fishing. Just 45 minutes from New Orleans. Taste world-renowned Cajun cooking and take in historic sites. See alligators on a swamp tour or fish your limit. VisitLafourche.com
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Lake Charles, Louisiana. Experience the culture, cuisine and world-class entertainment in Lake Charles, Louisiana...just minutes away from Louisiana's Outback—where prairie melts into marsh, where the Gulf of Mexico laps against natural sand beaches, where birds and waterfowl flock in the thousands and alligators outnumber people. Download PDF Itinerary

The Myths & Legends Byway—the best kept secret in Louisiana!
Explore Louisiana’s Myths & Legends Byway--a 178-mile drive of Western Louisiana based on tall tales, true stories, and legends. Today, visitors will find the festivals that make Louisiana famous, lush pine forests, historic cemeteries, unique museums, mysterious waterways, and friendly hospitable people ready to share their stories. Download PDF Itinerary


Savor great jazz music, fresh lobster and AMAZING Illinois Wine from nearly 20 vintners at the Ottawa Two Rivers Wine Fest in beautiful Ottawa, Illinois on June 9, 10 and 11. The fest will offer a variety of tastings from Illinois’ Finest Vineyards. ottawa2riverswinefest.com Plan your trip!
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Clark County, Wisconsin. Enjoy our recreation and adventure activities galore, unique shopping opportunities, great restaurants, Spring Art Tour, Bloomin’ Greenhouse Tour, artisan cheeses, meats, wine, fresh vegetables and fruits, honey, maple syrup, and Harvest Moon Fall Tour. Come for the uniqueness and stay for the love of it all.
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Allamakee County, Iowa. There is a place where the wild woods grow, the rivers wander, and grasslands meet bluffs and rolling hills. This is Allamakee County’s Scenic Adventure; a place to enjoy plentiful wildlife and scenic rivers, scenic byways, panoramic valleys, historic towns and timbered hills. Plan your adventure.
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Aurora, Illinois. Springtime Fun on the Lincoln Highway! Located just 40 miles west of Chicago, the Aurora Area is where travelers can find excellent options for rest and recreation at a great value. The Aurora Area is home to a diverse array of unique attractions just off the Lincoln Highway and other major routes in and out of Chicago, ranging from award-winning theater and historic points of interest to the largest outdoor outlet shopping destination in the Midwest. Get the top picks for your Spring Trip.
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Burlington, Iowa. Burlington is located on the bluffs of the mighty Mississippi River and along the Great River Road Scenic Byway. Opportunities to experience unique shopping, dining, and attractions are all housed in the well-preserved historic charm. You won’t want to miss the chance to drive down Snake Alley, “The Crookedest Street in the World!”
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Lexington, Missouri. Take a road trip through the central part of the Old Trails Region and what you’ll find is surprising. This is the “Road Trip Redefined!” Within the Heart of the Trails enjoy; shopping, fascinating history, scenic drives and a chance to sample seasonal bounty and vintage wines. Make it an overnight stay, with several choices in cozy lodging.
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Real. Original. Lovely Rockford, Illinois. There is a multitude of real. original. LOVELY places and events in the Rockford region! Looking for an idea for that getaway or special date night? Maybe you want to find a way to enjoy the outdoors in the springtime! Grab your friends, family or sweetie and get ready to fall in love with Rockford!
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Plan a getaway to Springfield, Illinois this fall. Perfect for a long weekend, Springfield offers the best of Abraham Lincoln, the nostalgia of Route 66 and more for everyone to enjoy! Take in the International Route 66 Mother Road Festival, take in an art fair, or sample fresh oysters and craft beer. It’s all yours to explore in always legendary Springfield! For more things to see and do: Download PDF Itinerary

Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway: Route 66 is the 'Mother Road' and Illinois is where it all begins! From the majestic skyline of Chicago to the Mighty Mississippi; you'll experience the romance of the road and discover the legendary people and places that have given millions of travelers their 'kicks on Route 66. Download PDF Itinerary

Enjoy well deserved time with friends and family, a visit to Historic Corydon and Harrison County, Indiana is a perfect overnight getaway. Explore Indiana’s underground, visit wineries, spend the day gaming or get a lesson in history. After a full day of adventure retire in one of our fine hotels or discover the cozy charm of a bed and breakfast or a scenic hideaway. Help Indiana celebrate her 200th birthday in 2016 in her first state capitol. Download PDF Itinerary

Chicagoland's Biggest Playground Chicagoland's Biggest Playground. Get your kicks on Route 66 – in the I&M Canal Heritage Corridor! Fill up your touring vehicle tank with gas and get ready for a kickin’ good time down the infamous Route 66, America’s Main Street! There are many iconic stops on Route 66 in the Corridor that you won’t want to miss. Download PDF Itinerary


Enjoy the Outdoors & Route 66 Fun in Lebanon, Missouri. We have more to do than one day can hold. You may need a week! If you love the outdoors and some Route 66 history as well as unique shopping, racing and great home cooked food, you have found your getaway.
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Wisconsin Harbor Towns Association (WHTA) is proud to represent our 18 member communities. Dotted along 1,100 magnificent miles of scenic coastline, from sophisticated cities to quaint fishing villages, Wisconsin's harbor towns feature a unique smorgasbord of outdoor recreation, museums, shopping, arts, dining and relaxing scenery. The WHTA, a non-profit organization of these communities, was formed in the summer of 2000. We invite you to enjoy yourself on and along the waters we call home. Download PDF Itinerary

Manitowoc and Two Rivers Coast for a while in Wisconsin’s Maritime Capital” and you will discover a rich maritime past. This shipbuilding hub has turned out a variety of ships, from haul schooners to WWII Submarines to pleasure crafts and Yachts. Be sure to visit the Wisconsin Maritime Museum and take a walk to the Manitowoc Breakwater Light. You can follow Mariners Trail to Two Rivers, a vibrant fishing and shipping hub. Charter a fishing boat or scuba dive numerous ship wrecks, all along pristine soft sand beaches.
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This summer getaway to Claremore, Oklahoma. Experience; cowboys, guns, oil, a big blue whale, the world’s largest totem pole, Will Rogers and the true nut house…enjoy; Oklahoma hospitality, the legends of Claremore, and Historic Route 66, all in beautiful northeast Oklahoma. Download PDF Itinerary




North Dakota Scenic Byways and Backways. A total of ten distinct Scenic Byways and Backways provide year-round beauty, activities and amenities for your visit. Take in the rich culture and history; enjoy the uninhabited land with extraordinary wildlife—all this with unparalleled, breathtaking views. Start the journey.
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North Dakota. Start your journey TO LEGENDARY. Welcome to North Dakota, where legends are born. We invite you to channel your inner explorer and experience all there is to see and do in our great state; from outdoor activities to history and culture; from birding to biking. Let us show you our exciting attractions, special events and luxury accommodations. Start Planning your Legendary North Dakota Vacation Today! ndtourism.com
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Sheyenne River Valley The Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway, North Dakota. The byway stretches 63 miles along the breathtaking Sheyenne River Valley, from Baldhill Dam to Lisbon, following ancient Native American foot paths and pioneer wagon trails. The tree-lined, rolling hills of this valley are speckled with quaint towns and farmsteads, lending to its American charm. In the spring, blooming lilacs and berry blossoms perfume the air, and in the fall, the spectacular display of leaves is a must-see. Download PDF Itinerary


Junction City/Geary County, Kansas offers up events all summer long! From mudslinging trucks and a bucking bronco rodeo to a cardboard boat race and a music jammin’ BBQ festival and more! “Junction City, KS it’s that good!” So don’t miss any of the fun, make your plans now!
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Liberal, Kansas. Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Dorothy’s official hometown of Liberal! You’ll discover wide open spaces, history, culture and a wide variety of activities and attractions. Liberal offers cozy lodging and all the services travelers’ desire. Be sure to include one or all of Liberal’s seven festivals in your visit too! “Conservatively Speaking: Liberal Has It All.”
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You’re invited to Dodge City, Kansas to Relive a Legend! Get the heck INTO Dodge and find everything you need to ensure a memorable time. Dodge City offers the perfect retreat along with the charm and excitement of the old west. Don’t miss any of the many attractions and special events that give you that Dodge City experience! Download PDF Itinerary

Try Southwest Kansas and plan your trip to Garden City in Finney County! Be assured you’ll be treated like family. We invite you to come and experience all we have to offer! Enjoy engaging attractions, challenging golf courses and the world’s largest hand-dug pool! Try the best local eateries in the state and relax in cozy lodging. Include a local festival in your visit too! Download PDF Itinerary

Explore the Kansas Byways! Follow the paths of great expedition teams and adventurers to see where history happened along Kansas’ 11 distinctive byways. During your journey, visit museums and shops, enjoy local dining and cozy lodging to create your own byway experience.
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Lecompton, Kansas. This one day tour of the Territorial Capital of Kansas: Where Slavery Began to Die will provide visitors with an opportunity to visit a National Landmark, Kansas State Historic Site, National Register Site, and other historic locations. Relive this tumultuous time by participating in the "Bleeding Kansas" play during the tour. Download PDF Itinerary

Nebraska Lincoln Highway Scenic Byway, this historic route is a relaxed and scenic way to experience the great state of Nebraska! Known today as U.S. Highway 30, the Nebraska Lincoln Highway is the only byway that traverses the entire state. Plan your road trip through more than 40 communities and discover diversity, nostalgia and small-town charm.
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Fargo-Moorhead, north of normal. A convenient stop in the center of North America, you may already know Fargo for its culture (Uffda!), hospitality, and eclectic shopping. But that’s just the start of what you can experience here. From a variety of restaurants to cultural events and historic treasures you will find no other place like Fargo, Moorhead and West. We’re just down the road! Located at the intersection of interstate highways I-94 and I-29, Fargo is an easy drive, from any direction. Download PDF Itinerary


Carbon County, Wyoming Carbon County, Wyoming. Scenic Byways, Back Country Roads & Hidden Treasures. Drive through the mountains and prairies of Carbon County, Wyoming to observe our bountiful wildlife and breathtaking scenery. Wyoming is home to some of the best kept secrets in the natural world. Whether you’re exploring the great Continental Divide, high mountain deserts or vast prairie lands, Wyoming’s scenery will not disappoint! Download PDF Itinerary

Plan your trip to Laramie, Wyoming and discover “Real History” and “True Adventure.” Seeking adventure? There’s plenty of adrenaline for outdoor enthusiasts. History buff? Learn about the Legends of Laramie. Follow the roads less traveled with a Lincoln Highway road trip across Wyoming; see historic landmarks, roadside curiosities, wide open vistas and the majestic Rocky Mountains. Download PDF Itinerary

Beaverhead County, Montana. Lose Yourself. Discover Yourself. Geologic features, abundant recreational opportunities, a rich cultural history and a wide array of events and activities make the Beaverhead County a very attractive destination for a vacation. Discover the history of the Gold Rush and try gold panning, fly fish on Montana’s Blue Ribbon Rivers, visit a ghost town and so much more. Plan your trip. Download PDF Itinerary

Nevada Silver Trails Nevada Silver Trails: Welcome to the land of extremes! From an award winning winery, to a quaint little old west town, to one of the hottest places on earth, you'll find Pahrump, NV and Beatty, NV to be the perfect places to enjoy it all! They make the perfect home base to enjoy modern day luxuries while exploring Death Valley National Park. Download PDF Itinerary

West Wendover, your jewel in the desert! Discover the allure of West Wendover, Nevada! You'll find an exciting combination of towering first-class resorts, fast-paced casino action, superstar entertainment and an abundance of recreational opportunities. This quaint resort community sits on the Nevada/Utah border approximately 120 miles west of Salt Lake City, Utah on I-80, just a 90-minute drive away! "Watch the video" Download PDF Itinerary


Roseburg, Oregon. Roseburg is the heart of the scenic recreational paradise known as the Land of Umpqua, just an hour drive from the Oregon Coast and Crater Lake. This land of authentic outdoor adventures and experiences is bordered by picturesque rivers, lush valleys and one of Oregon’s premier wine regions. From Oregon’s unspoiled coastline to the crystal clear waterfalls and lakes of the Cascades, the Land of Umpqua offers authentic adventures you simply won’t find anywhere else. Download PDF Itinerary

Explore the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region of Oregon! Spend pleasant days traversing serene pastoral byways. Visit over a dozen award-winning wineries on the Territorial Wine Trail, along the scenic stretch from just north of Eugene to Cottage Grove. Known as the “Covered Bridge Capital of the West,” Cottage Grove invites you to walk, drive or pedal through six historic covered bridges. Download PDF Itinerary

Whoever named the 7 Wonders of the World somehow overlooked the Wallowas and the Painted Hills in Eastern Oregon. Traveling to the Painted Hills, will reveal millions of years of history brilliantly displayed in the layers of earth, one color at a time. Your itinerary will guide you through all three units that comprise the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. Download PDF Itinerary

The Coulee Corridor National Scenic Byway stretches 150 miles, from the City of Othello northward to Omak. Coulee may mean 'dry' in French, but water is what created the landscape that exists today. The massive Ice Age Floods carved out the towering cliff walls, wide valleys, and some of the most interesting rock formations and patterns found on the Planet Earth. In addition to the geologic scenery, the area is also a popular destination for bird watchers from around the globe. Whether you visit for one hour or one week, the Coulee Corridor is sure to give you a vacation unlike any other - See you soon! Download PDF Itinerary

The Palouse Scenic Byway. Don't forget your camera for your travel through a patchwork quilt of undulating hills, historic barns and majestic buttes with panoramic vistas. The colors of the seasons are vibrant, the rural farming communities friendly. Endless blue skies, miles of open road. It's worth the drive! Download PDF Itinerary


Edmond, Oklahoma—right in the middle of historic Route 66. Where world-class sculptures are scattered like jewels throughout the city—dozens of them, lining the streets and tucked into corners, waiting to surprise you with unexpected beauty. Download PDF Itinerary


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