Great River Road - Lower Mississippi

Great River Road - Lower Mississippi

Address:c/o Vicksburg Convention & Visitors Bureau
PO Box 110
Vicksburg, MS 39181

Phone:800-221-3536
Web: www.byways.org/browse/byways/62295/ Description:The 2,069-mile Great River Road borders the Mississippi River through the states of Mississippi, Arkansas, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. The Mississippi section of the byway skirts the Mississippi River in the extreme southwest corner of the state, covering historically important terrain, including more than a thousand years of history from Native American civilizations to remnants of the Antebellum South to Civil War battlefields and ruins. Areas of interest include: Vicksburg National Military Park, Rosemont Plantation (childhood home of Jefferson Davis), the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians, Historic Jefferson College, Natchez National Historical Park, Clark Creek Natural Area, and the Coca-Cola Museum.
Legth: 101 miles (Mississippi section); 2,069 miles (entire byway). Start/Endpoint: Byway runs along US 61 from the Issaquena County line south through Woodville to the Louisiana state line. Time to Allow: 2 hours (Mississippi section); 6 days (entire byway) Designation/Year: National Scenic Byway (2005).

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