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The Great River Road
Celebrations: whether it's summer or winter, towns are always dressing up for something... it could be inspired by the beauty of the river or the history of the town. A calendar of festivals and other events is included at this MVP Online Travel Guide Website. Watch able wildlife is a "must see" along the Mississippi River Flyway. Hundreds of bald eagles, thousands of migrating tundra swans, egrets and over 200 species of birds and water fowl and fireflies. Don't forget your camera. Biking, hiking, canoeing, snowmobiling, skiing, boating, and shopping are just some of the favorite things to do along the way. Treat yourself to a river boat cruise, browse through countless museums, discover the parks and wildlife areas. As you travel the Great River Road, you'll see dozens of county and town roads that stray off up into the bluffs and valleys. Allow a little extra time to satisfy your explorer's curiosity. You'll be rewarded with wonderful discoveries, breath taking views, magical hidden secrets, and a wealth of rural Americana. It's yours to... explore... discover... enjoy.

The folks along the way will give you a: "Great River Road Welcome" and will tell you more about all 14 vintage villages of the Mississippi Valley Partners. Use this online travel guide for more ideas. For more information about the entire:
Great River Road contact Minnesota Tourism, 1-800-657-3700, or Wisconsin Great River Road at La Crosse CVB 1-800-658-9424 ext.8, for free brochures.

The Mississippi River Parkway Commission (MRPC) is a multi-state organization which works collectively to preserve, promote, and enhance the scenic, historic, and recreational resources of the Mississippi River, to foster economic growth in the corridor, and to develop the national, scenic and historic parkway known as the Great River Road.

The Great River Road runs from Canada to the Gulf; just follow the green pilot wheel signs. Bridges cross the Mississippi River linking Minnesota and Wisconsin at Red Wing, MN/Bay City, WI and at Nelson, WI/ and Wabasha, MN.
The mighty Mississippi River 
The mighty Mississippi River, one of our National treasures is edged with two scenic highways, Minnesota Highway 61 and Wisconsin Highway 35, both signed as the Great River Road "America's Greatest Undiscovered Scenic Drive". Just follow the green pilot wheel signs for an unforgettable trip. The roads carry you through landscape millions of years old, untouched by the mighty glaciers.
The Great River Road WI
Wisconsin Highway 35
Just follow the green pilot wheel signs for an unforgettable trip.
There are places where you can see towering limestone bluffs created over a million years ago, rising more than 500 feet above the Mississippi river. Quaint historic river towns, each only a few miles apart and each with their own special history, community attractions and festivals welcome you to: A large variety of lodging: B&B's, cabins, motels, country inns, historic hotels, camp sites and houseboat rentals. Eateries including ethnic foods, catfish, homemade food, fine dining, buffalo burgers, fresh raspberries, sweet corn, fast foods, special local breads and pies and picnic baskets. Fishing in every season for walleye, bass, catfish, pan fish and hunting for deer, turkeys, ducks, raccoon, mushrooms, driftwood and special antique treasures.
The Great River Road MN
Minnesota Highway 61
Just follow the green pilot wheel signs for an unforgettable trip.
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