A great visit starts with a great plan. What are the hot spots? What are the can’t-miss stops? And in between, where will you eat, sleep and play?

From transportation to weather to finding great deals in the area, nothing beats being prepared for a trip to the Great Rivers & Routes region. Whether looking for a map to do some exploring, seeking a visitor guide to find out all the region has to offer or signing up for the Great Rivers & Routes Tourism Bureau’s newsletter to stay up on all the happenings, you can find it all here.

The visit prep doesn’t stop there. This section also features a number of trip ideas centered around themes popular in the region, including:

  • Route 66 Adventures
  • Eagle Watching Hot Spots
  • Weekend Roadtrip: Wineries Along the Rivers
  • Underground Railroad to the 13th Amendment
  • Weekend Getaway from Chicago and Beyond
  • Start planning today!