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Indiana Scenic Byways

Ohio River Scenic Route - Indiana- Traversing 303 miles through the lush hills and farmlands of southern Indiana and paralleling the mighty Ohio River, this byway is a remarkable route that links historic villages and farms through a picturesque landscape.
The National Road - Indiana- Running through the heart of Indiana, the National Road is a primary east/west route.

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Description - Indiana offers two National Scenic Byways: The Ohio River Scenic Route and The National Road.

As one of America's earliest roads, the National Road holds history and heritage that travelers will enjoy. The National Road was built between 1828 and 1834. It established a settlement pattern and infrastructure that is still visible today. There are 9 National Register Districts found along the route, and 32 individually designated National Register Sites along the route.

The Ohio River Scenic Route is a winding, hilly route following the Ohio River, which has had tremendous impact on this area's history. The route offers a pleasant escape from suburban concerns as it passes villages, well-kept barns, vineyards, and orchards.

Recreation - Byways provide access to numerous cultural, historical, natural, recreational and scenic sites. Some of the most popular activities along the byways include hiking, camping, picnicking, biking, fishing, photographing scenery, viewing historic sites and of course scenic driving.

Climate - Visitors to this state can expect hot and humid summer days that often reach 90 degrees F in July and August. Summer nights bring little relief with an average temperature of 70. Winter can be extremely cold in this Midwestern state with a yearly average of 40 inches of snow and low temperatures dipping to negative 15 degrees F. Winter daytime highs average close to 40 degrees. Spring and fall are excellent times to visit Indiana spring brings blooming wildflowers and daytime highs of 65 degrees F. With falls mild temperatures the leaves in the forested southern regions of the state change to brilliant hues.

Location - Indiana's Byways travel through scenic and historic areas throughout the state.

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Indiana - Indiana lies in the heart of the U.S. Midwest. It is characterized by industry in the northwest, cornfields and car racing in the state center and rolling hills and open spaces in the south.


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