The Great River Road
The pulsing artery of the nation is the Mississippi River and following its path by car provides a unique and unforgettable views To understand the...
The pulsing artery of the nation is the Mississippi River and following its path by car provides a unique and unforgettable views. To understand the river is to understand USA.
Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota: Enthusiasts begin their trip when they fly into Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport. The modern metropolis of Minneapolis was the jumping off point for westward expansion and home to grain mills along the Mississippi River banks, remnants of which you can see today.
Potosi, Wisconsin: After Minneapolis drive south through Minnesota to the quaint town of Potosi. The National Brewery Museum in Potosi, Wisconsin merges the transportation and commerce that the Mississippi is known for with Wisconsin’s storied brewing heritage.
LeClaire, Iowa: The picturesque town of LeClaire, Iowa is the perfect place to take a ride on an iconic Mississippi River riverboat complete with a red paddle wheel that will take you back in time. The cruises are 90 minutes long and once in a lifetime experience.
Hometown of Mark Twain - Hannibal, Missouri: Next pit stop would be a visit to the hometown of one of the USA’s most beloved authors, Mark Twain. His boyhood home and museum are situated in a recreated town animated by historical actors and interpreters.
St. Louis, Missouri: As one drives into St. Louis, Missouri, the state’s second largest city, you will see the famous Gateway Arch. Marvelling at the massive landmark from below, then taking the elevator up to the top for panoramic views of the city I a good way to experience the charming city.
Memphis, Tennessee: This iconic route then cruises into Memphis, Tennessee known as the “Home of the Blues.” Tourists can catch some of the city’s favourite tunes along Beale Street and learn about music history at Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum.
New Orleans, Louisiana: The exhilarating journey of the Great River Road ends in New Orleans that just bursts with music. Walk around the French Quarter to see the unique buildings and explore the narrow streets with art galleries, eateries and more.