Great River Road - Iowa

Great River Road - Iowa

Address:c/o Iowa Department of Tourism
200 East Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309

Phone:888-472-6035
Web: www.byways.org/browse/byways/2190/ Description:The 2,069-mile Great River Road borders the Mississippi River through the states of Mississippi, Arkansas, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. The 326-mile stretch in Iowa preserves historic resources associated with the Mississippi River and the story of transportation. Visitors can explore the towns and cities along the route, experience the Mississippi River on steamboats, commercial barges, and recreational crafts, visit sacred sites and landscape effigies of Native Americans (including Effigy Mounds National Monument), and view bald eagles and the migration of 100,000 geese and ducks along the Mississippi Flyway.
Legth: 326 miles (Iowa section); 2,069 miles (entire byway). Start/Endpoint: Follows the Mississippi River along Iowa's eastern border from the Minnesota state line near New Albin south to the Missouri state line near Keokuk. Time to Allow: 6 hours (Iowa section); 6 days (entire byway). Designation/Year: National Scenic Byway (2000).

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