Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Route

National Scenic BywayIllinois
Length 33.0 mi / 53.1 km
Time to Allow Two days to enjoy the entire byway

There are no fees along the byway proper and ferries on the byway are free.

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.

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