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The North Great River Road from Minneapolis (Self Drive)

7 to 10+ Nights from $1,552*
* This sample price: priced within the past 7 days for arrival on 9/16/2024. Choose your own arrival dates.

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This 7 night sample itinerary includes:

  • Rental Car for 9 days
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Minneapolis, MN
  • Hotel for 1 night in the Great River Road Area, WI
  • Hotel for 2 nights in the North Great River Road Area, IL
  • Hotel for 2 nights in the Great River Road Middle Area near St. Louis, MO
  • Driving Time
    Minneapolis, MN- Great River Road Area, WI : 1-2 hrs. approx.
    Great River Road Area, WI - North Great River Road Area, IL: 2-3 hrs. approx.
    North Great River Road Area, IL - Great River Road Area, MO: 2-3 hrs approx.
    Great River Road Middle Area, MO - St. Louis, MO: 1 hr 50 mins. approx.

Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois!. Experience The Great River Road (the longest and most important scenic byway in America), through the Mississippi River. The Mississippi was a main means of moving goods between northern and southern states in the earliest days of the USA - and there is a lot of history of early industry and innovation in the towns along the river. With this Self-Drive package enjoy scenic stops along this important river; starting in Minneapolis (the major city in Minnesota). After that, drive along the Mississippi, to the south, to The Great River Road. There you will experience the living history of the region and cities, through music, local cuisine, as well as their history, like for example, in Hannibal, Missouri; (near the river, was home to American author Mark Twain and was an inspiration in his novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

Flexible Itinerary

  • Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN

  • Great River Road, WI

  • Great River Road North, IL

  • Great River Road Middle, IL

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Trip Summary

  • Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN

    The Twin Cities on the mighty Mississippi, Minneapolis, and its sister city, Minnesota`s capital Saint Paul, are the economic, cultural, artistic, and educational epicenters of the state of Minnesota. Minneapolis is known for its vibrant arts scene, as well as gorgeous scenes in nature that are not far removed at all from Minnesota`s largest urban core. Saint Paul, described many times as `the most livable city in America`, is known for its museums among other attractions, such as the Minnesota History Center and the Science Museum of Minnesota.

    Explore the Minnehaha Falls, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Walker Art Center, Como Park Zoo and Observatory, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, Mill City Museum, Science Museum of Minnesota, Minnesota History Museum, Minnesota State Capitol, Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Northwest Minneapolis Arts District, Cathedral of Saint Paul, Guthrie Theater, American Swedish Institute, University of Minnesota, and so much more!

  • Great River Road, WI

    The Great River Road takes adventure-seekers on the open road as it parallels the Mississippi River. The Wisconsin Great River Road offers gorgeous scenery for 250 miles north from Prairie du Chien to La Crosse to Prescott, passing through towns like Onalaska, Trempealeau, Fountain City, Nelson, and Diamond Bluff. La Crosse is directly across from La Crescent in Minnesota, and the parallel Great River Road journey in Minnesota passes through Winona, Wabasha, Lake City, Red Wing, and Hastings.

    Explore the Wisconsin cities and towns such as Prairie du Chien, La Crosse, Prescott, Onalaska, Trempeleau, Fountain City, Nelson, and Diamond Bluff, and Minnesota towns such as La Crescent, Winona, Wabasha, Lake City, Red Wing, Hastings, and so much more!

  • Great River Road North, IL

    The Great River Road takes adventure-seekers on the open road as it parallels the Mississippi River. The Great River Road in Illinois National Scenic Byway clocks in at 550 miles and is arguably the most gorgeous and picture-perfect segment of the drive. The northern segment of the National Scenic Byway passes through East Dubuque, Galena, and Fulton, among other towns and cities, with Dubuque, Bellevue, and Clinton on the Iowa side opposite the aforementioned towns.

    Explore the Dubuque, East Dubuque, Galena, Mississippi Palisades State Park, Fulton, Fulton Windmill, Grant Wood Scenic Byway, Lincoln Highway, Bellevue, Clinton, East Clinton, Cattail Slough Wetland Preserve, and so much more!

  • Great River Road Middle, IL

    The Great River Road in Illinois National Scenic Byway clocks in at 550 miles and, about 60 miles into the drive from East Dubuque, you will be starting the middle portion of the drive. This segment passes through Nauvoo, Quincy, and Alton, among other towns and cities, with Hannibal, Ashburn, Louisiana and Clarksville directly opposite on the Missouri side.

    Explore the Delabar State Park, Nauvoo, Nauvoo State Park, Nauvoo Temple, Mark Twain National Wildlife Refuge, Siloam Springs State Park, Quincy, Little Dixie Highway, Clarence Cannon National Wildlife Refuge, Hannibal, Ashburn, Louisiana, Clarksville, Pere Marquette State Park, Alton, and so much more!

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