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Cliff Drive Scenic Byway

Miles 4.5
Kansas City, MO 63101
Phone: n/a
Description: The only Missouri scenic byway located in an urban area
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Crowley's Ridge Parkway

Miles: 212
Kennett, MO 63857
Phone: n/a
Description: Motorists can access the parkway from US Route 49 (US 49) at its southern terminus near the Helena Bridge over the Mississippi River outside Helena-West Helena, Arkansas, or from Missouri Route 25 (Route 25) near Kennett, Missouri.
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Great River Road

Miles: 2,069.
Phone: n/a
Description: The Great River Road is a collection of state and local roads that follow the course of the Mississippi River through ten states
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Historic Route 66

Miles: 2,448
Chicago, IL
Phone: n/a
Description: RT 66 ran from Chicago, Illinois, through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona before ending in Santa Monica in Los Angeles, CA
Great River Road
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Sho-Me Santa Fe Trail

Miles: 870
Franklin, MO 65250
Phone: n/a
Description: The Santa Fe Trail was a 19th-century transportation route through central North America that connected Franklin, Missouri with Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Stars and Stripes Historical / Cultural Byway

Miles: 5.5
Bloomfield, MO 63825
Phone: n/a
Description: The Stars and Stripes Byway runs 5.5 miles on state highway 25 in Stoddard County
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U.S. Route 1 (US 1)

is a major north / south U.S. Highway that serves the East Coast of the United States. It runs 2,369 miles (3,813 km), from Fort Kent, Maine, at the Canadian border, south to Key West, Florida.

U.S. Route 20 (US 20)

is an east / west United States highway. Spanning 3,365 miles, it is the longest road in the United States, and the route roughly parallels that of Interstate 90 (I-90). The highway's eastern terminus is in Boston, Massachusetts, at Kenmore Square, where it meets Route 2. Its western terminus is in Newport, Oregon, at an intersection with US 101, within a mile of the Pacific Ocean. US 20 passes through a total of 12 states: Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and Massachusetts.
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U.S. Route 50 (US 50)

is a major east?west route of the U.S. Highway system, stretching just over 3,000 miles from Ocean City, Maryland on the Atlantic Ocean to West Sacramento, California. US 50 passes through a total of 12 states: California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, and Maryland, as well as the District of Columbia.
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Great River Road, along the Mississippi River

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Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, Wisconsin

The Lincoln Highway

spanned coast-to-coast from Times Square in New York City to Lincoln Park in San Francisco, originally through 13 states: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, and California
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