Posts that highlight cool places and events along the Mississippi River.
View along the St. Louis Riverfront Trail 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
Ted Shanks Conversation Area; south of Hannibal, MO 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
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
Church of the Holy Family; Cahokia, IL One of the oldest Catholic parishes in the country, the Church of the Holy Family in Cahokia, Illinois was established in 1699. The older church was built in 1799 and is a great example of French colonial post-on sill construction. The ceiling is supported by a
The Quincy Museum; Quincy, IL Housed in a masterpiece of 19th century Richardsonian Romanesque architecture in one of the historic neighborhoods of Quincy, Illinois, The Quincy Museum maintains a diverse collection of exhibits. From the first floor where the features of the historic house are highlighted, to the second floor exhibits on the
Belgian Waffles! Moline, Illinois has a large population of Americans with Belgian ancestry. The Center for Belgian Culture/the Belgian Museum of the Quad Cities has taken on the task of preserving the region's Belgian heritage. Visit the museum on a normal day and you'll see displays about homing pigeons, Belgian lace, and a