A Drive Down Illinois' Loneliest Road Will Take You Miles And Miles Away From It All
By Melissa Mahoney|Published October 14, 2021
I'm an east coast girl living in a west coast world. I grew up in New England before moving to SoCal for several years. I then lived in NYC or a year before moving to AZ in 2009. I worked in the entertainment industry for many years of my adult life and I love photography, writing, and traveling around the U.S. as well as to far-flung locations around the world! Travel is my life and writing about it is a dream.
U.S. Route 50 is widely known as “The Loneliest Road in America,” stretching a length of over 3,000 miles east to west from Ocean City, Maryland, to West Sacramento, California. This transcontinental highway runs through the southern portion of Illinois for 165 miles of flat farmland and small towns. For those times you truly want to get away from it all, take a drive along this lonely, desolate highway.