Experiencing the Mississippi River for the first time is a memory few will forget. Looking out over the river, it is impossible to comprehend the complex layers of history acted out along its banks. From the Hopewell Indians and early French colonists to the African Americans seeking freedom on the Underground Railroad, this corridor has played a major role. Through the cities, historic sites, and cultural artifacts, the Great River Road links resources, people, and history.
Byway Length: 557.3 miles
Driving Time: 31 hours, plus overnights
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