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Take the “Prettiest Drive in America”

Since we are all on the verge of summer road trips, Huffington Post sponsored a voting to determine the “Prettiest Drive in America.

The competition was stiff, beginning with eight choices which were grouped in twos: 
Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway in Oregon and California vs. Hana Highway, Hawaii;
Rangeley Lakes National Scenic Byway in Maine vs. Ozark National Scenic Riverway in Missouri;
South Carolina Route 17 vs. Great River Road Scenic Byway in Wisconsin (That‘s us!);
Big Sur Coastal Drive vs. Avenue of the Giants, both in California. 

The four with the highest votes in those pairings were
Hana Highway, Hawaii,
Rangeley Lakes National Scenic Byway in Maine,
Great River Road Scenic Byway in Wisconsin,
Big Sur Coastal Drive.

Although none of us who drive the Great River Road regularly and love its beauty were surprised, others were upset when first Big Sur Coastal Drive and then the “competitor to beat” Hana, Hawaii, fell to the Great River Road.  We are excited that so many others recognize the Great River Road’s beauty and cast their vote for it.

Take the “Prettiest Drive in America” on the Great River Road, right in your own backyard.  Stop by Stockholm on your way.  Stroll in the park.  Browse the shops.  Relax at one of the eateries.  Stay at a comfortable lodging with a view.

We’d love to see you again,
Stockholm Merchants