Take This Road Trip To The Most Charming Great River Road Towns In Iowa
By Raymond Goldfield|Published July 12, 2022
Raymond Goldfield is a life-long New Jersey resident and an avid traveler and foodie who can be usually found on the Jersey Shore during the offseason or checking out the latest seasonal flavors at The Bent Spoon in Princeton. He has been working for Only In Your State for since early 2022, where he writes for New Jersey and Iowa and edits the Mid-Atlantic region. He can also be found writing about pop culture for GeekDad. When at home, he enjoys reading comic books and is part of The Rabbitt Stew podcast team. While New Jersey is his home base, he travels regularly and has visited Virginia, Florida, Maine, Minnesota, and Canada as well as all of NJ's border states. Ultimate travel goal? Visit all the best buffets in the United States.
Taking the Great River Road in Iowa along the eastern border is a rite of passage for most Hawkeye State travelers. Not only does it give you amazing views of the Mississippi River, but it also takes you to some of the state’s most picturesque towns. Here are six towns along the way you won’t want to miss – and some amazing things to do while you’re there.
Have you taken the Great River Road in Iowa before? We’ve only scratched the surface of the dozens of towns you can visit along the way, so let us know your favorite stops in the comments section. If you’re hungry while in Guttenberg, check out this unique cafe and general store.
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