The mighty Mississippi River, one of our national treasures is edged by Wisconsin Highway 35 and is signed the Great River Road, “America’s Greatest Undiscovered Scenic Drive.” Just follow the green pilot wheel signs for an unforgettable trip. The byway carries you through landscapes millions of years old, untouched by the mighty glaciers. There are places along the road where you can see towering limestone bluffs created over a million years ago, rising more than 500 feet above the Mississippi River. In some of the cities and towns, you can drive to the tops of the bluff for panoramic views that reveal the natural beauty of the area that will take your breath away. Quaint historic river towns, each only a few miles apart and each with their own special history, welcome you to sample their heritage and culture through community festivals and celebrations. The Upper Mississippi River is a Federal Wildlife refuge where bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts can enjoy the many species native to the area. The area affords many recreational opportunities including fishing, hunting, biking, hiking, snowmobiling, skiing, boating, and shopping. You will find affordable lodging choices, a plethora of dining selections, and unique, and sometimes quirky attractions. Visit our website, call, or email for more information to begin planning your Wisconsin Great River Road vacation.
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