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In the Great Rivers & Routes region, experience is everything. There’s only one place in the world where the Mother Road and the Great River Road meet, and it’s in our backyard.

The convergence of those two iconic roads is also the intersection of fascinating people, places and things that make this region so special. Where else can you find:

  • The remnants of a prehistoric native civilization
  • Ties to both Abraham Lincoln and Miles Davis
  • A historic bridge that takes a sharp bend in the middle

The breadth and depth of experiences available in the Great Rivers & Routes region is unparalleled.

Start making your adventure plans here.

Spring

Spring is finally here and nature is alive at last! Blades of luscious green grass are dancing...

Summer

Get away to the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway all around Alton, Illinois for...

Fall

From beautiful fall color drives to a jaunt out into the apple orchard, an authentic autumn...

Haunted

Alton, this quaint river town, has become known as "One of the Most Haunted Small Towns in...

Holiday

Get into the holiday spirit with these chart-toppers that make the season bright at the Meeting of...

Eagle

Just 25 miles north of St. Louis on the Mississippi River, Alton, Ill., has become a winter home to...