The 3,000 mile Great River Road is a collection of state and local roads that runs along the Mississippi River through ten states of the United States.


Great River Road, USA: River Travel Magazine is announcing the final results of the Best of The River survey at, this “Best of” survey was focused on the best attractions, accommodations, food & drink, and trails & tours along the Great River Road from northern Minnesota down to the Gulf of Mexico.

Thousands participated in submitting their Best of The River choices in categories ranging from best cultural trail, best monument, best public art, best river boat tour, best brewery and more.

Categories included attractions, accommodations, and culinary activities located in bordering and nearby communities, towns, and counties on the Mississippi River in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana.

The final round of voting ended August 15 with the winners being announced September 3.

Winners of the Best of the River may utilize “Winner” logos here, and may contact River Travel Magazine with any questions.

About River Travel Magazine

River Travel Magazine focuses on communities and attractions on both sides of the Mississippi River, and was formed to showcase the nationally designated and internationally known Great River Road, 3,000 miles bordering the Mississippi River from Lake Itasca to New Orleans.

River Travel Magazine is working with communities and attractions along the road to drive international and regional visitors to communities up and down the road.  Bordering Mississippi River communities, festivals, and attractions are invited to submit events, press releases, and other tourism information to free of charge.

Media Contact 

Brent Hanifl
Media Director
River Travel Media

Amy Gabay
Media Director
River Travel Media