Communities of the Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Byway Area













 
   
    Visitors Guide to the Communities
of the Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Byway area
Madison, Jersey & Calhoun Counties, Illinois
  Three Illinois counties make up the Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Byway area. Madison, Jersey, and Calhoun Counties offer a diverse array of attractions, events, and activities. Each county offers visitors a chance to experience its own unique features will retaining the overall character of the region.
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  Madison County
Madison County anchors the southern section of the Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Byway. Features include Lewis and Clarkís winter of 1803-04 headquarters, the remains of a prehistoric Native American civilization at Cahokia Mounds, the new National Rivers Museum, and the Vadalabene Bike Trail.
greatriverroad.comís coverage includes the communities of Alton, Bethalto, Collinsville, East Alton, Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Godfrey, Granite City, Hartford, and Wood River. Click here for more on Madison County.
  Jersey County
Jersey County anchors the northern section of the Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Byway area. Features include Pere Marquette State Park, the real river towns of Grafton and Elsah, the Vadalabene Bike Trail, and events like the Jersey County Victorian Festival.
greatriverroad.comís coverage includes the communities of Brighton, Elsah, Grafton, Jerseyville, and Otterville. Click here for more on Jersey County.

  Calhoun County
Calhoun Countyís rural character is owed in large part by the fact that it as almost completely surrounded by water. Features include four river ferries, the quaint town of Brussels, the Two Rivers Wildlife Refuge, and the McCully Heritage Project.
greatriverroad.comís coverage includes the communities of Batchtown, Brussels, Golden Eagle, Hardin, and Kampsville. Click here for more on Calhoun County.
   
FEATURED ATTRACTIONS ALONG THE GREAT RIVER ROAD
Pere Marquette
State Park
McCully
Heritage Project
Mississippi
River Ferries
Lewis and Clark
State Historic Site