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Great River Road

Great River Road

All-American Road, National Scenic BywayArkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, Wisconsin
Length 2069 mi / 3329.7 km
Time to Allow Allow six days to drive or ten days to enjoy the entire byway.


The Great River Road National Scenic Byway follows the course of the Mississippi River for 3,000 miles from northern Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. The scenic route passes through 10 states and hundreds of river towns. Throughout history, the Mississippi River influenced many lives: the Dakota, Chippewa, and Hopewell cultures; early French voyagers; African-Americans seeking freedom on the Underground Railroad; and many more. Through its charming river towns and metropolitan cities, historic sites and cultural artifacts, today's Great River Road still links resources, people, and history.

Arkansas - All-American Road
Illinois - All-American Road
Iowa - All-American Road
Kentucky - All-American Road
Louisiana - All-American Road
Minnesota - All-American Road
Mississippi - National Scenic Byway
Missouri - National Scenic Byway
Tennessee - All-American Road
Wisconsin - All-American Road