Pikes Peak Scenic Lookout
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Pikes Peak Campground

Our Review of Pikes Peak Iowa State Park, Camping & Hiking Located across the river from Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin Pikes Peak is one of our favorite campgrounds along the Mississippi Great River Road (see […]

mississippi palisades park
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Mississippi Palisades Campground

Located a short distance North of Savanna, Illinois Mississippi Palisades is an Illinois State Park and Campground. Portions of the park include high steep sided bluffs looming over the Mississippi River valley. We like this […]


Nelson Dewey State Park
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Best Wisconsin Great River Road Campgrounds

Reviews of the top Campgrounds for RVs along the Wisconsin Great River Road Scenic Byway from Dubuque to Prescott, WI In general when traveling the National Scenic Byway of the Upper Mississippi Great River Road, […]

mississippi river sunset
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Grant River Corps of Engineering Campground

Campground Review: Grant River Recreation Area – Potosi, Wisconsin See our list of Best Great River Road Campgrounds from Dubuque, Iowa to Prescott, Wisconsin Grant River is one of our favorite Corps Parks. Located on […]

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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 […]

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Nelson Creamery Great River Road

Restaurant Review – Nelson Creamery, Nelson Wisconsin About 50 cars filled the Nelson Creamery customer parking lot on a Thursday afternoon in little Nelson, Wisconsin on Hwy 35 – the Wisconsin Great River Road Scenic […]


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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Potosi Brewery | River Road Attractions

Potosi Brewery and the National Brewery Museum The Potosi Brewery located in the river town of Potosi began operations in 1852 and became one of Wisconsin’s largest breweries with a nationwide distribution. But due to […]

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Visiting Dubuque Iowa

Things to See and Do Visiting Dubuque, Iowa   Located on the Iowa side of the Upper Mississippi River Road Scenic Drive, Dubuque holds claim to Iowa’s oldest city. Named after French-Canadian fur trader Julien […]

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Breitbach Tavern Balltown Iowa

Breitbach Country Tavern – Restaurant Review Billing itself as “. . . Iowa’s oldest food & drinking establishment” Breitbach’s was originally built in 1852 and has been run by six generations of the family since […]


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Fall Color Effigy Mounds

Effigy Mounds National Park – Fall Color Hikes Located on the Iowa side of the Upper Mississippi Great River Road, Effigy Mounds is a popular fall color attraction due to its mature mixed hardwood forest, […]

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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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Fall Festival Great River Road

McGregor Fall Arts and Crafts Festival Fall colors were starting to break out along the Mississippi River and a perfect weather forecast for the weekend encouraged Jo and I to head to McGregor, Iowa for […]