“Drive the Great River Road Month” celebrates national scenic byway's 75th anniversary in Sept.

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

MADISON, Wis. - The Mississippi River Parkway Commission is proclaiming September as "Drive the Great River Road Month" all across the nation.

The proclamation is part of a year-long celebration of the Great River Road National Scenic Byway's 75th anniversary in 2013. "Drive the Great River Road Month" is an open invitation to plan a fun and memorable road trip along the nearly 3,000 mile byway that runs through ten states, from Minnesota to Louisiana.

It is one of the oldest, longest and most unique scenic byways in North America, offering a gateway to the Mississippi river valley's great history, the blending of cultures and a host of recreational options to all who journey it for three quarters of a century and counting.

The long list of must-see attractions and exciting family-friendly events is certainly a big draw for visitors along the Great River Road. There are magnificent natural wonders, captivating historical sites and unique cultures to experience. Many travelers are also taking interest in the river valley's agriculture, exploring the area's delightful orchards, cheese factories, nurseries, tree farms, wineries and farmers markets.

More information can be found on experiencemississippiriver.com and facebook.com/GreatRiverRoad.