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The Great River Road


category : Scenic Byways
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


Phone: 815-589-4545
Our Email: chamber@cityoffulton.us
Our Website:www.cityoffulton.us/scenic.php

Come visit us in Fulton, Illinois

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Authentic Dutch Windmill

Fulton's authentic Dutch windmill, "De Immigrant", was prefabricated in the Netherlands and erected by Dutch craftsmen. The windmill sits on the flood control dike right in the heart of the city. The windmill is fully operational. The entire head (or cap)

Fulton, IL Historic Buildings

Martin House Museum

The Fulton Historical Society is located in this Cival War-era home donated to the city by Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Martin. Stained Glass Windows Walnut bench seating Walnut Staircase Fulton Memorabilia Collection - including items made by Fulton Patent Novelty Lincoln Highway Room

Fulton, IL Museums

Lincoln Highway

National scenic byway, quick 2-day excursion. On March 20, 1915, the first Complete Official Road Guide of the Lincoln Highway was produced. The highway started in New York City'

Fulton, IL Scenic Byways

Long's Garden

Walk-through gardens, many 15-20 years old. Nursery selling 170 different ornamental grasses, trees, and shrubs.

Fulton, IL Gardens


Things to do Scenic Byways near Fulton, IL

Lincoln Highway

National scenic byway, quick 2-day excursion. On March 20, 1915, the first Complete Official Road Guide of the Lincoln Hig...

The Great River Road

Experiencing the Mississippi River for the first time is a memory few will forget. Looking out over the river, it is impossib...