Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Route


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Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Route

Address:c/o Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau
200 Piasa St
Alton, IL 62002

Phone:800-258-6645
Web: www.byways.org/browse/byways/10393/ Description:Route allows visitors to discover the natural and historical heritage of southern Illinois, offering a view of the floodplain where the Mississippi, Missouri, and Illinois rivers join together. Areas of interest include: the Camp River Dubois State Historic Site, which commemorates the beginning of Lewis and Clark's expedition to the Pacific; the historic city of Alton, where Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas held their final debate in the race for U.S. Senate; the 25-mile Sam Vadalabene Bike Trail, which parallels the Mississippi River and is one of the most scenic bike routes in the region; and the town of Elsah, one of the only towns to be put on the National Historic Register in its entirety.
Legth: 33 miles. Start/Endpoint: The Byway runs from Pere Marquette State Park along IL 100, IL 143, and IL 3 to south of the city of Hartford. Designation/Year: National Scenic Byway (1998).

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