Where the Mother Road meets the Great River Road!

There is only one place in America where two of our nation’s great roadways come together alongside the confluence of America’s three great rivers. And that is right here in the Great Rivers and Routes region of Southwest Illinois. Journey down historic Route 66 from Virden to just outside St. Louis to meet the miners, mobsters and characters that infuse the small towns along the way. Then hop on to the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway to experience the majesty of the confluence of the Missouri, Mississippi and Illinois rivers. Begin your celebration of America’s great roads and rivers today!

Trip Ideas

Enjoy the best Great Rivers and Routes has to offer with these tailored itineraries.

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Explore Haunted Alton

Eerie things happen in Alton. Find out why!

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Be Inspired By Fall Colors

Best fall color drives are found here!

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Don’t Miss These Halloween Parades

Ghosts, ghouls and goblins take to the streets

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Come to the Market on Saturday

Edwardsville’s Goshen Market highlights local makers

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Seasonal Trip Ideas

Beautiful gardens, miles of trails and scenic stretches of road lead to delectable dining throughout Great Rivers and Routes. Find your perfect itinerary here.

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Deals

Stretch your vacation dollar and make the most of every minute of your trip with these great deals and offers.

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Featured Community Spotlight

Discover small town charm, history at its best and scenic vistas where the Mother Road meets the Great River Road.

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Travel Scenic Routes & Rivers

Find your great escape all year long along Route 66 and the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway.

Explore Great Rivers and Routes

From the Mother Road to the Great River Road, experience the heart of our communities.

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