South Central Road Trips
Drive Trips of South Central
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Grand Ole Music
5 legs - 1141.3 miles: 19 hours, 27 min
This road trip covers four states and more than 1,000 miles. There’s a mus...
Route 66 - Eastern New Mexico
3 legs - 245.8 miles: 5 hours, 17 min
Mostly driving I-40, this Route 66 journey across the state's eastern half boast...
Route 66 - Eastern Missouri
2 legs - 88.3 miles: 3 hours, 5 min
“The Mother Road” wraps up its trek across the breadth of The Show M...
3 legs - 693.6 miles: 12 hours, 17 min
Highlighting the range of the Rio Grande Valley, this trip travels along eight-l...
Dallas to Austin
3 legs - 248.4 miles: 4 hours, 58 min
The Old West lives on in Texan towns founded on the sweat of dusty cattle wranglers and hammer-wielding railroad men. Other stops recall more recent moments in history—some painful, others playful. Lingering yesterdays mingle with modern indulgences on this journey through a land of malls and coiling freeways, Western stomping grounds still tread by boots and horseshoes.
Route 66 - Central Missouri
3 legs - 107.3 miles: 2 hours, 57 min
Missouri license plates bear the apt nickname the “Show Me State” on...
Route 66 - Western Missouri
2 legs - 197.6 miles: 4 hours, 42 min
Route 66 winds through productive farm country, offering plenty of bucolic scene...
Route 66 - Eastern Oklahoma
2 legs - 262.9 miles: 6 hours, 12 min
Eastern Oklahoma offers plenty of Route 66-related landmarks, so plan on several...
Route 66 - Western Texas
1 leg - 51.3 miles: 1 hours, 22 min
Hot winds sweep the desert landscapes and cattle farms of Route 66, the “M...
Route 66 - Eastern Texas
1 leg - 123.6 miles: 2 hours, 31 min
With its Panhandle ghost towns and carnival-like atmosphere, this historic route is a time capsule filled with the sights of days gone by. Flat plains line the road and the sky is the main attraction; well, that and the aging signs promising two-headed rattlesnakes and a leaning water tower. Plus, the “Mother Road” shelters some of the coolest gas stations ever built.
Lubbock to El Paso
3 legs - 378.3 miles: 6 hours, 38 min
Set out on a Southwestern adventure, with a route that will take you through the...
Route 66 - Western Oklahoma
2 legs - 158.4 miles: 3 hours, 45 min
From destitute migrants fleeing the Dust Bowl to prosperous postwar families on ...
Ozark National Riverways Scenic Drive
1 leg - 42.3 miles: 0 hours, 55 min
Missouri’s SR 19 is a favorite for Sunday drivers and motorcyclists, becau...
Texas Hill Country Trail Scenic Drive
1 leg - 63.3 miles: 1 hours, 5 min
This drive along US 281 through ranchlands and rolling hills offers great sights...
Northwestern Arkansas Scenic Byway
1 leg - 157.0 miles: 3 hours, 26 min
One scenic vista follows another as SR 7 winds through the Arkansas Ozarks, a rugged region characterized by flat-topped mountains and valleys created by rushing streams. The Buffalo National River—so designated to preserve the natural environment—is overarched in spots by massive sandstone bluffs. The clear water offers great fishing for bass, perch and catfish.
Kansas Scenic Turnpike
1 leg - 76.6 miles: 1 hours, 3 min
Expansive tallgrass prairies, green pastureland and rolling hills along the Kans...
Mark Twain National Forest Scenic Highway
1 leg - 123.9 miles: 1 hours, 47 min
The farm country near Lebanon offers an occasional red barn or country church, b...
Seawall Scenic Boulevard
1 leg - 6.8 miles: 0 hours, 17 min
Drive along Seawall Boulevard and cast admiring glances at the turquoise Gulf of...
Texas Mountain Trail Scenic Drive, Fort Davis Loop
1 leg - 73.4 miles: 1 hours, 24 min
Ease along this serene loop past wide stretches of open land framed by craggy mo...
Sugar Camp National Forest Scenic Drive
1 leg - 50.1 miles: 1 hours, 5 min
This pleasant byway in one of the seven wilderness areas of the Mark Twain National Forest features many places to stop and hike, camp, fish or canoe. And while you might think a forest drive is all trees and canopies, quite a bit of it looks like open farmland as the road winds leisurely just north of the Arkansas border.
Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge Scenic Drive
1 leg - 30.1 miles: 0 hours, 49 min
Beginning at Medicine Park, this two-lane highway (SR 49) takes you between Elme...
Oklahoma's Talimena Scenic Drive
1 leg - 35.0 miles: 0 hours, 49 min
The western edge of Talimena State Park is the starting point for this journey t...
Texas Mountain Trail Scenic Drive, Van Horn to US-62/US-180
1 leg - 83.0 miles: 1 hours, 22 min
Ride past Texas ranchlands, where deer and cattle graze on grass and scrub brush...
Texas Mountain Trail Scenic Drive, Presidio to Lajitas
1 leg - 49.7 miles: 1 hours, 17 min
This delightful journey curves past colorful mountains and the Rio Grande’...
Arkansas' Talimena Scenic Drive
1 leg - 17.0 miles: 26 min
Stop at the scenic overlooks along the winding byway to enjoy the breathtaking forested mountain views. For a panoramic view, climb the old Rich Mountain Fire Tower located at the highest point on Arkansa's Talimena Scenic Drive (SR 88), at 2,681 feet. The east-west Ouachita Mountain range is ablaze with yellow, orange and crimson colors in autumn.
Boston Mountains Scenic Drive
1 leg - 26.7 miles: 0 hours, 32 min
Cutting through Arkansas’ Boston Mountains, the southernmost part of the O...
Guadalupe Mountains Scenic Drive
1 leg - 42.0 miles: 0 hours, 36 min
Once submerged under an ocean, the jagged Guadalupe Mountains exemplify a fossil...
McKittrick Canyon Scenic Road
1 leg - 4.2 miles: 0 hours, 7 min
The land encompassing McKittrick Canyon was once engulfed by a shallow ocean; to...
Oklahoma Farm Country Scenic Drive
1 leg - 15.6 miles: 0 hours, 17 min
Oklahoma Farm Country Scenic Drive takes you through the heart of southern Oklah...
Oklahoma's Scenic Countryside Route 152
1 leg - 19.6 miles: 19 min
The scenery along Oklahoma’s Scenic Countryside Route 152 is decidedly rural, with nary a traffic signal in sight. Passing through the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it town of Cogar, movie buffs may recognize the abandoned gas station at the intersection of SR 152 and SR 37—the storefront appeared in a scene in the 1988 movie, “Rain Man.”
Arkansas' Crowley's Ridge Scenic Parkway
1 leg - 212.7 miles: 5 hours, 29 min
A notable site on Arkansas’ Crowley’s Ridge Scenic Parkway is the Co...
Missouri's Crowley's Ridge Scenic Parkway
1 leg - 15.0 miles: 0 hours, 19 min
Travelers shouldn’t be in a hurry on this country drive through the Missou...
Flint Hills National Scenic Byway
0 leg - miles: hours, min
Along the Flint Hills National Scenic Byway, in east central Kansas, enjoy panor...
Kansas' Frontier Military Historic Byway
0 leg - miles: hours, min
In addition to passing through quaint towns and wildlife areas, Kansas’ Fr...