Contact Info:

Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission
State Tourism Office
Iowa Department of Economic Development
Iowa Tourism Office
200 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309
Toll-Free: 800.345.IOWA

Moving riverscapes and storybook towns are what you’ll find along the Iowa Great River Road. From Lansing to Keokuk, travelers along the Iowa Great River Road will discover natural beauty and fascinating communities. See the remnants of one of North America’s oldest civilizations at Effigy Mounds National Monument. See historic 1800s river towns like Marquette and McGregor. Climb to the top of the bluff at Pike’s Peak State Park for one of the best views on the entire Mississippi River. Learn about the natural history of the Mississippi River region at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium in Dubuque. Visit museums, shops and restaurants in Davenport and Bettendorf in the Quad Cities area. At the George M. Verity Riverboat Museum in Keookuk, you’ll take a trip back to a time when steamboats ruled the river. For an unforgettable trip along the Mississippi River, you can’t beat the Iowa Great River Road.