LAST UPDATED: 04-07-2016 by Goob
Below you’ll find a full list of free state maps available from most state tourism departments. As a fail-safe, I’ve linked to any state Department of Transportation that also provides free maps.
Here’s to never getting lost again!
Free Alabama State Map – This is the first .travel website I’ve ever seen. Cool story, huh?
Free Arizona State Map – Their site promotes “Old West activities.” The hell is that? Like riding around on a horse and shooting pistols in the air? If so, Arizona, here I come!
Free Colorado State Map – Their site tagline is “come to life.” Sounds like they’re reanimating the dead out there.
Free Connecticut State Map – It looks like they finally got their act together and made a Getaway Guide. There’s got to be a map somewhere in it, right?
Free Delaware State Map – The only thing I know about this state is that Vice President Biden and Aubrey Plaza are both from there. Does that make you want to visit more or less now? (dot map, look for the free options)
Free Florida State Map – When I first made this list in 2009, there was an “Authentic Florida Expert” everywhere on the site. She looked like a stereotypical grandma, but now she’s nowhere to be seen. Uh oh, you know what that means…
Free Georgia State Map – If I know Georgia, they’ll also send you a peach.
Free Hawaii State Map – Screw the map, their site has some cool pictures of volcanoes and lava!
Free Idaho State Map – Judging by their governors name alone (C.L. “Butch” Otter), he could probably beat up any other governor out there. You just know he wears a cowboy hat…and checking their website…yep! (dot map)
Free Indiana State Map – Indiana earns the distinction of being the first state site I’ve seen with a prominently displayed “free things to do here!” section. I guess that’s what it takes to get people to come to anywhere in Indiana outside of Pawnee. (dot map)
Free Iowa State Map – Just the place to go if you’re really excited for the 2016 Presidential election. Weirdo.
Free Louisiana State Map – I have nothing bad to say about Louisiana. New Orleans is an awesome fucking town.
Free Maine State Map – While signing up they want you to “be sure to indicate which regions of Maine and activities interest you.” Uhhh, does eating lobster and telling people I’ve been to Maine count as interests?
Free Massachusetts State Map – I’ve still yet to ever correctly spell this state’s name. It’s the only item on my Bucket List I doubt I’ll ever accomplish.
Free Minnesota State Map – I’m getting tired of writing these.
Free Montana State Map – They offer a free winter guide in addition to the state map, but I can give you said guide right here. Step 1: stay inside. Step 2: come outside once spring arrives.
Free Nevada State Map – Fill out the form you’ll get a free state maps for the price of none!
Free New Hampshire State Map – Their phone number is 800-FUN-IN-NH. I wonder how many people call it looking for 800-DUNG-ON-I
Free New Jersey State Map – “It’s never too early to begin planning your next New Jersey getaway vacation!” Really? Fine, I want to book a room for August 10-12, 2081.
Free New Mexico State Map – NM should capitalize on Breaking Bad and change their slogan to “Come for the meth. Stay for nature.” They appear to charge shipping fees for their travel guides, however their DOT page says you can call or email for a free state road map. (dot map)
Free New York State Map – I always thought the “I Heart NY” campaign was for the city, not the state. Shows what I know.
Free North Dakota State Map – I heard North Dakota exists, guess it’s not a myth!
Free Rhode Island State Map – “Put down that spreadsheet, tear yourself away from your inbox for a second, and fill out this form.” RUN, THEY’RE WATCHING US!
Free South Carolina State Map – Home state, represent! Don’t be fooled by the domain name, it’s legit. We’re a sneaky bunch, just ask Major Robert Anderson.
Free South Dakota State Map – Ok, wait a minute here. South Carolina’s slogan: Smiling Faces, Beautiful Places. South Dakota’s slogan: Great Faces, Great Places. It’s like South Dakota wasn’t even trying!
Free Texas State Map – Their travel guide is 272 freaking pages long! That’s not a guide, it’s a book.
Free Utah State Map – First off, I’m extremely disappointed Utah removed the separate checkbox for German visitors, as it completely ruined my Utah being a vacation mecca for Germans joke. Second off, Utah is charging for maps now! Luckily I found a backup option, as their travel guide form has a box for a free highway map. (dot map)
Free Vermont State Map – I’m not sure how all the seasonal maps differ from each other, but it’s nice knowing that I have so many options with them.
Free Washington State Map – As a Mariners fan and frequent traveler to the Pacific Northwest, I must say I absolutely love this section of the world. Unfortunately they’re yet another state asking money for a map. Their DOT offers a high-res online version though. (dot map page and hi-res map)
Free Wyoming State Map I updated their slogan to “Wyoming: Forever west. Until continental drift takes care of that.”
That took a lot longer than I thought it would. I need a vacation.