Experience the Mississippi River and the Mississippi River States
Welcome to the official travel site for the Great River Road and the Mississippi River states. The Great River Road follows the Mississippi River from its humble headwaters in the northwoods of Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. As you travel along the Great River Road and through the ten-state region, you'll discover a rich and diverse history, culture and landscape. Follow the natural current of this site Along and Beyond the river to create a Mississippi River experience just right for you.
One River. In the Travel Along the River section, you'll find yourself directly along the banks of the mighty Mississippi herself, where a journey on the historic Great River Road Scenic Byway awaits.
Ten States. The Travel Beyond the River section takes you off the beaten path of the River to explore the entirety of the states: (north to south) Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana.
Ten States. One River. Enjoy the Experience!
| || ||Attractions & Events |
Take a trip Along or Beyond the Mississippi River to find events and attractions that the whole family can enjoy!
| || ||Farm-related Attractions |
The Great River Road passes through some of the richest farmland on earth. Travel down the Great River Road and discover the many agritourism attractions, including wineries, farm tours, museums, orchards, catfish farms and more. More...
| || ||Great River Road Interpretive Centers |
The stories of the Mississippi River come alive at a network of museums that have been designated Great River Road Interpretive Centers. Experience river history at any one or all of these 62 gems that dapple the banks of the river in all 10 river states. More...
| || ||Travel Beyond the River |
Experience the Mississippi River region beyond the water's edge. Travel beyond the river into the ten states. More...
Interactive Google Map
Plan your trip along the Great River Road using the 10-state interactive map. Find communities, attractions and more. Start planning your road trip! See the map.
Great River Road Conditions
Current road conditions and closure information can be obtained through the individual state departments of transportation.