Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Route
Length: 33.0 mi / 53.1 km
Time to Allow: Two days to enjoy the entire byway
Here, the Missouri, Mississippi and Illinois Rivers meet to form a 35,000-acre floodplain. The Mississippi, a working river, is also an environmental treasure. Historic 18th-century river towns, islands, bars, points, and bends create beautiful scenery beneath limestone bluffs that are covered by forests extending over nearly 20,000 acres.
For a plethora of Civil War and Lincoln-related sites, "Walk with Lincoln" on the Lincoln & Civil War Legacy Trail in Alton, Illinois, on the Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Route.
The Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Route provides an expansive view of the floodplain where the Mississippi, Missouri, and Illinios River join together to flow to the ocean. Rich in historic significance and natural beauty, the junction of these mighty rivers demonstrates both American river culture and American pioneer spirit.
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1-Day Trip: Meeting of the Great Rivers Must See Tour
This "Must-See" Tour on the Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Byway, follows a 33-mile strip of river where the Mississippi and Missouri meet....