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, […]
One of the pleasures of summer is enjoying a meal outside, preferably next to the river and, even better, one where someone else does all the work. It’s On the River in Port Byron (Illinois) will take care of you on all fronts. Grab a seat on the big patio and take in the river views […]
Population (2010) 1,647 Introduction Port Byron is perhaps best known as the town that competes against Le Claire, Iowa in the annual TugFest, but it is also a popular place to grab a bite to eat or a drink at one of the establishments along Main Street. Visitor Information If you have questions about Port […]
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