The Wisconsin Great River Road is a 250 mile drive winding through 33 river towns and is Wisconsin's only designated National Scenic Byway. The road runs along the Mississippi River through some of Wisconsin's oldest and most historic communities. This scenic road trip features stunning bluffs with scenic overlooks, a variety of wildlife, and beautiful countryside along the river.
Fantastic outdoor recreational opportunities such as fishing, hiking, and bird watching are available along the way. The Great River Road runs through or along protected natural areas for almost two-thirds of its length. It stretches between Prescott to the north and Potosi to the south and offers plentiful opportunities to create lifelong family memories along the way.
Great River Road Festival
In 1938, President Franklin D. Roosevelt established the Great River Road along the Mississippi, following the river for nearly 3,000 miles through 10 states. ...
Sunset Mississippi River Cruises
Prairie du Chien
May 22 - October 17
Sunset Cruise on the Mississippi River aboard the Mississippi Explorer departing from the St. Feriole Island river front. Enjoy a scenic sunset on the river...
Bald Eagle River Cruises
Prairie du Chien
May 27 - October 18
Wildlife Mississippi River Cruise on the Mississippi Explorer departing from the St. Feriole river front. This two hour cruise will visit active bald eagle...
Journey Inn, an eco-retreat is a new-concept holistic Bed & Breakfast. It incorporates features of a get-away, a learning center, a retreat, and a natural spa....
Historic Trempealeau Hotel, The
Enjoy the natural beauty, while savoring a delicious entrée. Home of the famous Walnut Burger. Diverse lodging: economical, cozy
EUROPEAN-STYLE ROOMS to step...
Hawks View Cottages & Lodge
Five distinct 2-story cottages crafted high up onto the steep wooded bluff overlooking historic Fountain City, Wisconsin, with hawks'eye views of the...
Escape to the Great River Road
Things to Do
A fabulous adventure awaits you on the Great River Road, Wisconsin’s national scenic byway. The road weaves its way 250 miles along the panoramic Mississippi...
Great River Road Travel Itinerary
Travel along the south-western border of Wisconsin on this five day tour winding you through scenic highways and quaint towns. Spend an afternoon boating on...