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River Road Fall Color

Winona to Wabasha Fall Color Drive One of the favorite fall color drive loops along the Minnesota-Wisconsin Great River Road stretches from Wabasha to Winona on both sides of the river. In the third week […]

Potosi Brewery Restaurant
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Potosi Brewery Pub & Restaurant

Potosi Brewery Pub Restaurant Dining Review One of the attractions along the Wisconsin side of the Great River Road north of Dubuque is visiting the historic Potosi Brewery. A worthwhile visit for a brewery tour […]


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Visiting Dubuque Iowa

Things to See and Do Visiting Dubuque, Iowa Dubuque holds claim to Iowa’s oldest city. Named after French-Canadian fur trader Julien Dubuque, who arrived in the area in 1785 and set up a trading post […]

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Historic Stillwater Minnesota

Historic River Towns – Stillwater, Minnesota With Jo’s sister Donna and husband Dan, this will be our fourth historic river town and historic hotel Thanksgiving weekend. Previously we have enjoyed Galena, Illinois and the DeSoto […]



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Mississippi River Steamboats

A Cultural Icon: The History of the Mississippi River Steamboat Imogen Reed, guest contributor Upper Mississippi River Festivals celebrating the Steamboat era Winona, MN  Steamboat Days Wabasha, MN Riverboat Days Red Wing, MN River City […]

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Effigy Mounds National Park

Effigy Mounds – McGregor, Iowa Officially called Effigy Mounds National Monument, Effigy Mounds is located in the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River a few miles north of Marquette and McGregor, Iowa. Visiting the park is […]