The St. Louis Riverfront Trail runs 11 miles from downtown to the Chain of Rocks Bridge, through an industrial landscape, past two 100 year old bridges, and along the only stretch of the Upper Mississippi River south of Minneapolis that has no commercial navigation. Not a bad ride. Read about more Destinations here.
For August, the Destination of the Day department will feature places in my home state, Missouri. We’ll start it off with 6,800 acres of wetlands and floodplain forest south of Hannibal at Ted Shanks Conservation Area. Visit the area to wander around the wetlands or the 9 miles of Mississippi River shoreline, to hunt or […]
Fort Defiance Park offers an intimate view of the merging of two of the continent’s biggest rivers–the Ohio and the Mississippi–a combination that spawns a beast of a river from that point south. The park isn’t in great shape–it floods often and the City of Cairo doesn’t have a lot of money to take care […]
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State of the Mississippi River
“…author Dean Klinkenberg equips readers with the knowledge they need to make the most of their visit. ‘Driftless Area Travel Guide’ is a must for any Mississippi traveler.”
–The Midwest Book Review, January 2011.
“…written in a humorous, colloquial style…”
–Joe Holleman, St. Louis Post-Dispatch. March 28, 2010
“The guides...make for a solid introduction for travel along Iowa's eastern border.”
–Nick Bergus, The Iowan. July/August 2010
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“If you are planning to take the Great River Road along the Mississippi River…be sure to take along these new travel guides by Dean Klinkenberg… Actually, the books are entertaining to read without leaving your chair.”
–Becky Sisco, Big River Magazine, Jan/Feb 2010.
“Hey, Just found, read and finished your Lansing to Le Claire. Being a 78 year old that has followed the Mississippi, up and down, all my life, I thought I had little more to learn about the cities, villages and crossroads along the river. Not So! Absolutley loved your book. Great history, great descriptions, great humor. Just top notch!
Thanks for the great writing.
–Don Staats, Onalaska, Wisconsin