Great River Road - Wisconsin

Great River Road - Wisconsin

Address:c/o Wisconsin Department of Tourism
PO Box 8690
Madison, WI 53708

Phone:800-432-8747
Web: www.wigreatriverroad.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 Wisconsin segment of the byway flanks the Mississippi River along the state's western border, displaying the culture and heritage of 33 river towns. Travelers can stop at the 30 or more state historical markers and archaeological sites, and also at the many local museums, which tell the stories of early Indian occupants, the French fur traders and explorers, the lead mining boom, the steamboat era, and the lumber barons. Recreational opportunities include 50 local parks and beaches, and 12 state and 3 national recreational resources.
Legth: 249 miles (Wisconsin section); 2,069 miles (entire byway). Start/Endpoint: The northern gateway of the Wisconsin Great River Road at Prescott is 30 miles southeast of Saint Paul, Minnesota, via US 10 and US 61. The southern gateway is near the east end of the US 20 Mississippi River bridge in Dubuque, Iowa at the Illinois state line. Time to Allow: 10 hours (Wisconsin section); 6 days (entire byway) Designation/Year: National Scenic Byway (2000).

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