The Great River Road
The best way to trail the magnificent Mississippi River. This 3,000 miles road trip which covers the entire length of the river will take you approximately five days to drive from north to south. It is guaranteed to be a memorable one with plenty of other attractions along the way, from the quiet, idyllic scenes of Wisconsin and Minnesota to Busch Stadium baseball games to barbecues at St. Louis.
You can also enjoy great meals at New Orleans and Baton Rouge. There are minor highways and markers with symbols of the wheel of a green ship to guide you along the way. The best time to make the trip is in the summer.