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Even though we live just off this great road, we frequently drive it just for the views of the river and bluffs year round. Fall is normally spectacular, and the winter eagles majestic. Biking the bike trail from Alton to Grafton and beyond an experience.
The river road is a beautiful drive no matter the season. Plenty of places to stop and eat (or picnic) along the way. Other fun things include the bike trail, Pere Marquette State Park, the Village of Elsah, Brussels Ferry, Raging Rivers waterpark, wineries and...More
My wife and I decided to take a trip to visit Pere Marquette State Park for my Spring Break. While we were there, we took a ride to Alton, Illinois and drove along the scenic drive to Alton from Grafton. It was a very enjoyable...More
A lovely drive along the Mississippi River, but don't drive West in the late afternoon nor East in the early morning! Just check whether the sun will be SHINING in your EYES!!
Many quaint stop-offs during the drive worth the time to visit!