Iowa’s Great River Road Is Among The Most Scenic Drives In America And You’ll Want To Gas Up The Car Immediately

The call of the mighty Mississippi is perhaps best expressed by Johnny Cash in his song “Big River” – “Then I heard my dream was back downstream cavortin’ in Davenport, And I followed you, Big River, when you called.” Most of us won’t follow the Father of Waters’ call of freedom and danger as Huck Finn did, by floating down with only a few planks of wood between him and the watery brown muscle. But there is another option: grab your keys and follow the Mighty Mississippi along The Great River Road in Iowa, a drive that was just named among the most scenic in America by Prevention, at your own carefree pace.

During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.

A map of the route including descriptions of stops is located here. What are you waiting for? Grab your keys and start exploring this magnificent road and river! And if you’re in the mood for another fun road trip, try the Western Skies Byway.

Address: Great River Road, Great River Rd, New Albin, IA, USA