The Great River Road in the news

We’re not the only ones who love the Great River Road. Top websites and publications from across the country (and the globe) have written about our favorite National Scenic Byway.

Here’s a look at some of the notable coverage the Great River Road has received:

“The 50 Best Places to Travel in 2024”, Travel + Leisure

“New ships are bringing fresh interest to one of America’s most storied waterways, meaning now’s the time to consider river cruising closer to home.”

KSTP-TV’s “Minnesota Live”

“Highlights of the Minnesota portion of The Great River Road, the highway system that connects ten states through the length of the Mississippi River.”

 “Along the Mississippi,” The New York Times

“The Mississippi River is a movable feast, an ancient waterway filled with the ambitions, sorrows and joys of countless lives. I imagine myself decades in the future, an old man, crossing over the river yet again and swimming in the memory of my children yelling out the river’s name. The river is deep enough and long enough to hold it all.” 

“9 Stops You Should Make on a Great River Road Trip,” Travel + Leisure

“The Great River Road, arguably the queen of American road trips, is a National Scenic Byway that follows the mighty Mississippi River through 10 states and for thousands of miles. It winds and stretches across the country, all the way from the gentle headwaters at glacial Lake Itasca in Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico, just past lively New Orleans.”  

“Midwestern Majesty: Following the Great River Road,” USA Today

“To travel the GRR is to glimpse America off the beaten path, the America just around the corner from an endless string of convenience stores and fast food joints that clog other thoroughfares.” 

“10 places you need to see when driving the Great River Road,”

“This 3,000-mile National Scenic Byway roughly tracks the Mississippi River, and is easily one of the nation’s best road trips.” 

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