Hello. I got the route to get from dallas tx to Washington dc (dallas, Texarkana, little rock, Memphis, Nashville, gatlingburg, Blacksburg, Charlottesville), but now I need a different nice scenic car route to get back from DC to Dallas. Can you help please? I have 4 days available for drive back. Thank you.
OK - From DC, go up I-270 to Fredrick, which is a historic town (where Barbara Fritchie is reported to have said "shoot if you must this old grey head.." etc. and out to Hagerstown (stop at Sideling HillOverlook - which is free) and go through go through Morgantown and spend the night there or in Charleston (West Virginia) (the capitol of WV). From here go to Lexington - you can visit the big horse park here or one of the bourbon distilleries. Then you will cross your previous path when you drop down to Huntsville which has a huge enormous big statue of Sam Houston out on the highway (free), and you can also visit the prison museum and see "Old Sparky" (the electric chair). Huntsville was on the National Trust for Historic Preservation's "America's Dozen Distinctive Destinations for 2010. In Birmingham (Alabama) there is the Sloss Furnaces. The last stop after Tuscaloosa is Shreveport where the AFB has a big display of various airplanes called the Barksdale Global Power Museum (free). Just outside of Shreveport is the Caddo Lake Lift Bridge at Mooringsport (which is free).
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