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Great Rivers Scenic Route

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I love traveling the Great River Road. Have done so several times since late 70's. Looking forward... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Rich H
Staunton, Illinois

It felt as if I was transported to a different country. Absolutely stunning with tons of reasons to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
James S
Terre Haute, Indiana
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank Rich H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank James S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Thom G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove along the river and enjoyed the view and watching the barges. It is very scenic and peaceful.

Thank njtown
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been on this road in every month of the year. There is always something beautiful going on. Eagles, pelicans, hawks, vultures and more

Thank Erick L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank lynclarke
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Roland K
Reviewed 7 August 2018

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

Thank Annette W
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Nice drive. Was a bit overcast so it wasn't as pretty as it could have been, Need to do it again in the fall when the foliage is turning.

Thank Dawn B
Reviewed 27 July 2018

This drive satisfies the soul. In need of a calming settling drive it is 20 minutes between Alton and Grafton that reveals some of God's creative talents of spectacles to remember.

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3 May 2018|
Response from Irene M | Reviewed this property |
it's huge over 500 miles . I just did a 33 mile run. so you can pick and choose where an when to stop.
19 June 2016|
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Response from crazyformakeup | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There is the "Grafton Adventure". We just did a couple Ferry rides to go back and forth. So don't know about fares.