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Great Rivers Scenic Route

along Mississippi River, Alton, IL
+1 618-709-6426
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A hot rod dream come true

Traveled this scenic roadway in a vintage muscle car on a perfect, sunny day. What a thrilling... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Batavia, Illinois
November drive on Great River Road

Anytime of year this is a great drive. In October the leaves are turning colors. Now as December... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Alton, Illinois
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along Mississippi River, Alton, IL
+1 618-709-6426
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Traveled this scenic roadway in a vintage muscle car on a perfect, sunny day. What a thrilling ride! So much to see and enjoy along the way. And in November!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Anytime of year this is a great drive. In October the leaves are turning colors. Now as December approaches it's a great drive to see bald eagles along the road. I drove it on Thursday but didn't see any eagles yet. From Alton you can...More

Thank clb5169
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Should you visit the Alton IL. area, a drive up the scenic river road is a must do. Better yet, if you know someone with a boat, it's really an awe inspiring visual experience. Stop and learn the legend of the "Piasa Bird". Visit Grafton...More

Thank Gary H
Reviewed 1 November 2017

beautiful drive along the Mississippi River bluffs. Take the Brussels Ferry across to visit small road side points of interest

Thank Jackie760
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Fall is always our favorite time of year to travel the River Road. The leaves in all of their splendor...just gorgeous!

Thank Cardzfan1
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Today visited Alton along with family and drove in the awesome scenic river bank road from Alton till Grafton. It was an excellent experience since the leaves color was changing for fall and grafton village was dressed up for Halloween celebeation and the climate was...More

Thank BABURAJ_12
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The trip from Alton to Grafton is a beautiful Drive with many interesting places waiting for you in Grafton.

Thank Ruby B
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

It's a beautiful drive with water on one side of the road and changing fall colors on the other. Alton and Grafton on either end of the river road have much to offer in the way of good food, shopping and entertainment.

Thank Terry P
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Always an interesting drive ... spring & summer for the river traffic, fall for the changing colors of the leaves, and in winter to see eagles.

Thank strawberryblonde1950
Reviewed 15 September 2017

If you ever come to Alton, Illinois you should take the drive along the Mississippi River to the quaint town of Elsa and the busy little river town of Grafton. The scene is breathtaking with the mighty Mississippi on one side and the beautiful white...More

Thank larry511
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19 June 2016|
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Response from crazyformakeup | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There is the "Grafton Adventure". We just did a couple Ferry rides to go back and forth. So don't know about fares.