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Ten River Festivals to Liven Up Your Summer

If your budget is tight this year and your dream trip to Venice is on hold, now is a great time to hit the road to get reacquainted with the history and culture of the Mississippi Valley. And what could be more fun than visiting festivals along the river that mix history and culture with

By |May 22nd, 2016|Travel articles|0 Comments

Destination of the Day: Tugfest

It's Tugfest time again this weekend, so, if you are anywhere within a couple hundred miles of Le Claire, Iowa or Port Byron, Illinois, you should detour to check out this wacky event. After all, when was the last time you saw a tug-of-war competition that spanned the Mississippi River? For more about Le Claire,

By |August 6th, 2012|Destination of the Day|0 Comments

LeClaire

Population (2010) 3,765 Introduction Le Claire is a storied river town, a classic Mississippi River port that boomed in the mid-19th century before suffering through a bust period as river commerce declined. Le Claire is located at an area along the Mississippi known as the Point, the spot where the river makes a sharp turn

By |September 19th, 2009|Iowa|1 Comment

Folk Art

Folk art along the Mississippi River.

By |October 29th, 2007|Of Oddities|0 Comments

Festival-A-Go-Go

Hi, y'all. I've been hitting the festival circuit the last couple of weekends and thought I would share the joy. Here is a summary of three of the best ones. TugFest Tug Fest is brilliant. I just can’t help thinking that the whole thing started as a bet after a few drinks. “Hey, I could

By |August 26th, 2007|Blogging the Great River Road|1 Comment

Tug Fest

Two thousand feet of rope across the Mississippi River + teams of 20 tuggers = one good time.

By |August 11th, 2007|Of Festivals|0 Comments