Hop In Your Car And Take The Great River Road For An Incredible 550-Mile Scenic Drive In Illinois
By Melissa Mahoney|Published June 09, 2021
I'm an east coast girl living in a west coast world. I've worked in the entertainment industry for much of my adult life and I love photography, writing, and traveling around the U.S. as well as to far-flung locations around the world! Travel is my life and writing about it is a dream.
We’ve all heard of the ‘Great American Road Trip,’ an epic adventure that leads travelers to all the amazing places this country of ours has to offer. But what about a road trip along the Great River Road? Encompassing 550 miles within Illinois alone, this scenic byway follows the length of the Mississippi River along the state’s western border.
The Great River Road is an extraordinary scenic byway taking you through some of the best of what the Prairies State has to offer. It’s the perfect option for a long road trip, either solo or with others. Have you taken a road trip along this route yet? Tell us about it in the comments!
For more information and to view the route, visit the Great River Road Illinois website and Facebook page.
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