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Great Rivers Scenic Route

along Mississippi River, Alton, IL
+1 618-709-6426
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Drive to Perre Marqurette

Beautiful Sunny but hot day. Lots of boats and action to see. Drove through park. Will plan a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
juddmo
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Memphis, TN
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Great River Road

Even though we live just off this great road, we frequently drive it just for the views of the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
daleahenderson
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Alton, Illinois
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along Mississippi River, Alton, IL
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"beautiful drive"
in 29 reviews
"pere marquette state park"
in 19 reviews
"fall colors"
in 8 reviews
"bike trail"
in 10 reviews
"bald eagles"
in 9 reviews
"river road"
in 5 reviews
"enjoy the view"
in 3 reviews
"spring summer"
in 3 reviews
"antique shops"
in 3 reviews
"year round"
in 3 reviews
"well worth the trip"
in 3 reviews
"bare trees"
in 2 reviews
"awe inspiring"
in 2 reviews
"leaves change"
in 2 reviews
"great trip"
in 2 reviews
"nice sunday"
in 2 reviews
"bird sanctuary"
in 2 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful Sunny but hot day. Lots of boats and action to see. Drove through park. Will plan a trip to stay overnight at park and hit the bars.

1  Thank juddmo
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Even though we live just off this great road, we frequently drive it just for the views of the river and bluffs year round. Fall is normally spectacular, and the winter eagles majestic. Biking the bike trail from Alton to Grafton and beyond an experience.

2  Thank daleahenderson
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Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful drive. Grafton is a must. Alton is very neat town. Lots of old buildings. Elsha Landing is hidden gem. Some bed a breakfasts and local favorites.

1  Thank Window125
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Reviewed May 7, 2018

The river road is a beautiful drive no matter the season. Plenty of places to stop and eat (or picnic) along the way. Other fun things include the bike trail, Pere Marquette State Park, the Village of Elsah, Brussels Ferry, Raging Rivers waterpark, wineries and...More

2  Thank DuneBug2
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Reviewed April 6, 2018

My wife and I decided to take a trip to visit Pere Marquette State Park for my Spring Break. While we were there, we took a ride to Alton, Illinois and drove along the scenic drive to Alton from Grafton. It was a very enjoyable...More

2  Thank cwillini
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Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

This is such an awesome drive. I wish we had more time to see more of it. This is now on my bucket list to see again.

1  Thank Kenmarsam
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

Beautiful drive all times of year-eagle watching awesome-sunset is especially pretty-bike trail along river road is great for bikes and walking

1  Thank nancy m
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

Being from the area I have drive the river roads many time and still find it beautiful and relaxing. The fall being the peak time to enjoy the view

1  Thank joannz9
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

A lovely drive along the Mississippi River, but don't drive West in the late afternoon nor East in the early morning! Just check whether the sun will be SHINING in your EYES!! Many quaint stop-offs during the drive worth the time to visit!

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Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

This is a route that everyone should take. No matter what time of day or night you won't be disappointed. So many little towns along the way that can also be explored.

1  Thank Irene M
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DanM1976
May 3, 2018|
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Response from Irene M | Reviewed this property |
it's huge over 500 miles . I just did a 33 mile run. so you can pick and choose where an when to stop.
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gloriatanoy
June 19, 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.
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