Southern Scenic Drives

Discover the southern states from Arkansas, Tennessee, and Kentucky to the wild and wonderful state of West Virginia.

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South Carolina scenic drives offer beautiful views of the textures colors and locations along some of the state's gentle roads. Check out photos highlights and detailed maps for three South Carolina scenic drives.

By Miriam Carey

Virginia scenic drives are filled with history and exquisite landcapes. Check out photos, highlights, and detailed maps for two great Virginia scenic drives: Lee's Retreat and Virginia's Skyline Drive.

By Miriam Carey

West Virginia's Midland Trail was once a major thoroughfare running through charming towns and scenic overlooks. Trace the path carved out by explorers driving atop the soaring cliffs or rafting down the coursing rapids.


Take a scenic drive on West Virginia's Highland Scenic Highway. This lightly traveled route provides access to more than 150 miles of hiking trails fishing holes and campgrounds. Learn about the highway's four scenic overlooks for spectacular views.

Maryland's 170 miles of the scenic Historical National Road cuts across Allegheny Mountains for fun-filled stops in Maryland's charming historic communities. Map out the best historic towns and sites to visit for antique shopping unique restaurants n

The Russell-Brasstown Scenic Byway circles the Chattahoochee National Forest in Georgia. Take advantage of dense woodlands, rolling highlands and sparkling waterfalls, including the state's highest point, Brasstown Bald, which offers a 360-degree of

From atop Crowley's Ridge Parkway, Arkansas travelers see a view of two very different periods in history. Explore state history through an archeological dig, as well as important Civil War outposts on this scenic drive.


Among Virginia's Civil War trails, the most poignant is Lee's Retreat. Follow in Robert E. Lee's footsteps as the Confederate Army fell back to Appomattox, marking the end of the Civil War.

The Selma to Montgomery Byway in Alabama marks the route of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s march for voting rights in 1965. Follow the path of these crusaders who campaigned for civil rights.

The Talladega Scenic Drive in Alabama travels the length of Talladega National Forest. Enjoy the thrilling views from atop the state's highest point. Nearby is the Talladega Superspeedway, home to the fastest cars on earth.

High above Tennessee's Tellico River the Cherohala Skyway overlooks dramatic mountain and woodland vistas. Plan a driving vacation through old Cherokee lands that gives you a view of the region from a mile up.


Tap your feet and take in the views on Kentucky's Wilderness Road Heritage Highway. This scenic route connects the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Musuem with state parks historic sites the town of Middlesboro and Cumberland Gap National Historic Par

Alabama scenic drives offer both natural beauty and a dose of history. Check out photos, highlights, and detailed maps for two of the best: Montgomery March Byway and Talladega Scenic Drive.

By Miriam Carey