Great River Road, Clifton Terrace, Godfrey, Illinois62035
Visitors are frequently captivated by America’s rivers, drawn to their promise of adventures, echoes of the past, and memories of unhurried, family holidays and serene drives. Embrace a sense of simplicity and American values on the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway, where the formidable Mississippi, Missouri, and Illinois rivers converge near Alton, Illinois.
The Great River Road, a sweeping expanse spanning over 2,000 miles, traces the path of the Mississippi River, meandering through 10 states and countless historic river towns. Certain sections of the Great River Road have been recognized as a national scenic byway, including the captivating 33-mile stretch from Hartford to Grafton, Illinois. This stunning segment is known as the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway.
Known locally as The Great River Road in Illinois, the Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Byway is a Midwestern gem that frames beautiful routes with the undulating waters of the Mighty Mississippi River and awe-inspiring limestone river bluffs. As you journey along the byway, you’ll find the region’s beauty to be a natural masterpiece, brimming with birdsong, vibrant trees, distinctive plants, and sculpted river bluffs. The Alton region stands as an idyllic spot for the quintessential weekend escape from Chicago, whether for families or couples!
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