Great River Road - Illinois

Great River Road - Illinois

Address:c/o Western Illinois Tourism Development Office
581 South Deere Rd
Macomb, IL 61455

Phone:877-477-7007
Web: www.greatriverroad-illinois.org Description:The 2,069-mile Great River Road borders the Mississippi River through the states of Mississippi, Arkansas, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. The Illinois section of the byway along the Mississippi River flood plain includes 29 state recreation and/or conservation areas. Areas of interest include: Cahokia Mounds, a designated World Heritage Site that features 68 man-made mounds; the historic town of Nauvoo; the John Deere Pavilion in Moline; 8000-acre Pere Marquette State Park; and Spring Lake/Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge.
Legth: 557 miles (Illinois section); 2,069 miles (entire byway). Start/Endpoint: Byway spans the entire western edge of Illinois from Galena south to Cairo. Designation/Year: National Scenic Byway (2000).

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