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All reviews beautiful drive pere marquette state park fall colors bike trail bald eagles river road spring summer breathtaking views antique shops well worth the trip bare trees awe inspiring leaves change nice sunday bird sanctuary enjoyable ride worth taking
on a nice fall day, top down, the stretch of road from Alton up thru and past Grafton is a special treat.
depending on the water level you can be eye level with a barge heading up or down river;
the bluffs along...More
This is a beautiful area along the Mississippi River. Very scenic and full of lots of History. We took in the Army Corps of Engineers Museum and tour of the Damned. The museum is great, the tour was very informative and fun to watch the...More
I love traveling the Great River Road. Have done so several times since late 70's. Looking forward to do again. Do it locally as a road from my friend's home one block off of going to either Grafton or Alton. It is beautiful anytime of...More
It felt as if I was transported to a different country. Absolutely stunning with tons of reasons to stop along the way to eat, drink, take in the views or purchase souvenirs and antiques. 10 out of 10.
Beautiful drive in the Fall. Go up to Grafton and spend the day or keep going up into Calhoun Co. Plenty of places to eat in Grafton. Also stop at Pere Marquette State Park the Fall foliage can't be beat
Sometimes, we just ride up this road along the river as a destination. We get to see barges, ferries, birds, boats, and sometimes even kayaks. If one starts in Alton, there is also a really nice bicycle trail. It is a bit tricky in spots...More
Living in La Crosse, WI we often on a whim go north on the Great River Scenic Route on either the Minnesota side and back on the Wisconsin side or the other way around. There is always something new to see.
Most recently drove up...More
When I lived in Texas and came home to Illinois for a visit I always had to take a trip along the "River Road. The Mississippi has a great pull on those who were raised along its water. and has a beauty that changes with...More