It’s September, so you know what that means: it’s Drive the Great River Road Month!
This month-long celebration encourages folks to explore the nation’s oldest and longest National Scenic Byway, which stretches along the Mississippi River through 10 states, from northern Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico in Louisiana.
So why should you drive the Great River Road in September? Here are just a few reasons:
- Beautiful fall color. As the leaves change, motorists can travel from north to south to take in the splendid colors of fall at scenic sites like Buena Vista Park in Wisconsin or Pike’s Peak State Park in Iowa.
- Interesting museums and historical sites. Nearly 100 Interpretive Centers line the Great River Road. Learn about the culture, history and heritage of the Mississippi River at these unique sites.
- Food. There are great dishes to be had up and down the Great River Road, from classic Southern dishes in New Orleans to classic barbecue in Memphis.
Need some resources to help plan your trip? Order our free 10-state travel map or download our free app.
And don’t forget to enter the Drive the Great River Road Month Sweepstakes, where you could win $500 to spend on your next trip along the Great River Road.