Great River Road
Traveling the Mississippi by car
|North of St.
Louis Highway 79 is designated the River Road and passes through the
town of Louisiana which offers motorists a spectacular view of the
Mighty Mississippi and the Highway 54 bridge and a twin railroad bridge.
The Mississippi River forms
the entire eastern boundary of Missouri from Iowa to Arkansas and nearly
the entire way can be traveled by car on the Great River Road.
The Great River Road, which
actually passes through 10 states along the Mississippi, takes motorists
through some of the most scenic areas of Missouri and features landscapes
formed by the great river.
Attractions include the locks
and dams along the river. Much of the drive in northeast Missouri hugs
tall forested bluffs and passes rich farmland.
The Great River Road is
actually a series of highways that together form the Mississippi River
about the Great River Road is available from the Mississippi River Parkway
Commission, P.O. Box 59159, Minneapolis, Minn., 59159; (763) 212-2560.
Information about the road in individual states, including Missouri, is
available at www.mississippiriverinfo.com.