There are plenty of ways to explore the Land of Lincoln, especially via one of the state’s spectacular scenic backroads. And according to MSN’s Scenic U.S. road trips to discover this year, the Great River Road National Scenic Byway is one of the best scenic drives you can take in the country. Traveling along the Mississippi River, this is also the most stunning scenic drive in Illinois.

Ready to take a scenic drive in Illinois along the Great River Road? What is your favorite scenic byway around the state? Tell us in the comments! To learn more, visit the Great River Road Illinois website and follow the Facebook page.

If you prefer to explore a shorter portion of the Great River Road, take a road trip along the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway which is a mere 33 miles.

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