18 Pt Trail

Within the byway's 33 miles are 18 unique, historic or simply stunning points at which to stop along the route. Begin your journey at the Lewis & Clark State Historic Site. Learn more about the rivers that define the byway at the National Great Rivers Museum. See quaint Elsah and the stunning campus of Principia College. Start planning your fascinating and fun-filled day exploring all 18 points along the trail today.

Touring The Byway

The 33-mile Meeting of the Great Rivers Byway begins in Hartford at the intersection of Illinois...

Maps & Getting Here

Downloadable maps for the byway communities and the region itself can be found here.


Located at the confluence of three great American rivers – the Mississippi, Illinois and...

International Visitors

Annually, thousands of visitors make an escape to the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic...