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I'm going to be driving from Savannah to New Orleans. I'd like to drive through small towns, and am planning on including a stop in the city of Demopolis, AL to see a rather untouristy plantation (I hope), Gaineswood.

I'm getting a little concerned that the route (essentially Savannah to Montgomery then on to Demopolis) is largely agricultural, and I'm not too keen on seeing 8 hours of forests or farming.

I'm hoping my concerns are misplaced, but that's what it looks like on Google Earth.

Any advice? I tried to avoid-10 because of traffic concerns, but perhaps that would prove more interesting, though it would eliminate Gaineswood, Demopolis, AL.

I have 2 days (would prefer 1.5) to drive from Savannah to New Orleans.

Thanks!

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