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Grant River Corps of Engineering Campground

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

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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 […]

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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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Visiting Historic Natchez Mississippi

Natchez, Mississippi celebrated its 300 year anniversary in 2016. Rich in historic preservation, Natchez is the oldest city on the Mississippi River and the southern terminus of the historic Natchez Trace, now a Scenic National […]

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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 […]


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Red Wing, Minnesota

Golfing and Dining in Red Wing In September Jo and I spent some time in Red Wing. Earlier we had spent some time in Duluth to attend the Duluth KIA Drag Races & Car Show. […]

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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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Traveling the Mississippi River Road

See more articles on the Great River Road In mid-June Jo and I took our niece’s kids on a scenic drive on the Illinois and Iowa section of the Mississippi Great River Road from Galena, […]