Some of the most beautiful waterscapes and bluff-top views along the Mississippi River can be found in Wisconsin. The Great River Road follows the Mississippi River through 33 river towns. Along the way, travelers will discover the fascinating history and culture of these riverside communities. Learn about Laura Ingalls Wilder in Pepin. Visit wineries and vineyards set in the bluffs along the river. Experience life in a lively river town in La Crosse. At Wyalusing, gaze out over the confluence of the Mississippi and Wisconsin rivers at the same place explorers Marquette and Joliet stood three centuries ago. Visit Fort Crawford in Prairie du Chien, one of the most important outposts on America’s early frontier. At the Dickeyville Grotto, see the masterwork of an eccentric, self-taught artist. And, all along the way, view towboats passing through locks and dams. It’s an unforgettable drive.
Wisconsin Mississippi River Parkway Commission
Wisconsin Department of Tourism
201 W. Washington Ave.
P.O. Box 8690
Madison, WI 53708-8690