The Great River Road

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Great River Road

Great River Road

The portion of Great River Road in Illinois that runs from Pere Marquette State Park at the confluence of the Illinois River and the Mississippi River to the Lewis and Clark State Historic Site at the confluence of the Missouri River and the Mississippi River near Hartford Illinois is designated as a National Scenic Byway and is called the "Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Byway". Travelers along the route will encounter the historic cities and villages of Grafton, Elsah, Alton, Hartford and others and will enjoy the beautiful scenery along the Mississippi River. The Sam Vadalabene Bike Trail and the Confluence Bike Trail both parallel the route.

Eagle Viewing Spots Along Great River Road

Many places along the Great River Road make excellent viewing areas during the winter for eagle watching. Check out these places to do so: Pere Marquette State Park, the Brussels Ferry landing and the Melvin Price Locks and Dam.

Great River Road Location

Great River Road
"Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Byway"
Runs Between Hartford IL and Pere Marquette State Park IL

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Historic Alton Illinois Streetview
Historic Alton Illinois Streetview
Streetview in Grafton Illinois
Streetview in Grafton Illinois
The Visitor
The Visitor's Center at the Lewis and Clark Illinois State Historic Site
The Lodge at Pere Marquette State Park
The Lodge at Pere Marquette State Park
Piasa Park
Piasa Park
Hartford Illinois Streetview
Hartford Illinois Streetview
Lewis and Clark Confluence Tower
Lewis and Clark Confluence Tower
Confluence Bike Trail
Confluence Bike Trail
Camp Dubois-the launching point of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Camp Dubois-the launching point of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
The Brussels Ferry in Grafton Illinois
The Brussels Ferry in Grafton Illinois
The Village of Elsah Museum and Village Hall, built 1887
The Village of Elsah Museum and Village Hall, built 1887
The Great River Road between Grafton and Alton Illinois
The Great River Road between Grafton and Alton Illinois
Biking on the Sam Vadalabene Bike Trail
Biking on the Sam Vadalabene Bike Trail
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