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“Beautiful Scenic Drive”

Great Rivers Scenic Route
Ranked #1 of 30 things to do in Alton
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 April 2018

My wife and I decided to take a trip to visit Pere Marquette State Park for my Spring Break. While we were there, we took a ride to Alton, Illinois and drove along the scenic drive to Alton from Grafton. It was a very enjoyable ride along the river and it was very scenic. I would recommend taking the drive.

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"beautiful drive"
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"pere marquette state park"
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"fall colors"
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"bike trail"
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"bald eagles"
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"river road"
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"enjoy the view"
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"spring summer"
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"antique shops"
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"year round"
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"well worth the trip"
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"bare trees"
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"awe inspiring"
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"leaves change"
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"great trip"
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

This is such an awesome drive. I wish we had more time to see more of it. This is now on my bucket list to see again.

1  Thank Kenmarsam
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Beautiful drive all times of year-eagle watching awesome-sunset is especially pretty-bike trail along river road is great for bikes and walking

1  Thank nancy m
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Being from the area I have drive the river roads many time and still find it beautiful and relaxing. The fall being the peak time to enjoy the view

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

A lovely drive along the Mississippi River, but don't drive West in the late afternoon nor East in the early morning! Just check whether the sun will be SHINING in your EYES!!
Many quaint stop-offs during the drive worth the time to visit!

Thank PAKO8_13
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