America's Great River Road
The Middle Mississippi
Dubuque, Iowa to St. Louis, Missouri
by Pat Middleton
"Discover! America's Great River Road is a terrific guide
for those who relish boating, fishing, or cruising on land along the Mississippi
--Denyse Perry, Booklist review, Journal of the American
Discover! serves as a friendly guide for families touring
the scenic route known as America's Great River Road., supplying a little background of
each town along the way and a summary of what to see and do, including parks, campgrounds,
river access, and historical sites. They also mention some interesting places to shop,
stay overnight, and eat--though Middleton includes much that is infinitely more
interesting--intriguing sketches of characters, places, and early incidents that shaped
the history of many of the areas along the river.
--Linda Hilton, Editor Wisconsin REC News
I drove the Great River Road from St. Paul to St. Louis last fall with Discover!
at my side. When we passed out of its parameters we felt a sense of loss. I eagerly await
the release of Volume 3.
--St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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2-28-96 Michael writes from
My family and I drove the Great River Road from St. Louis, Mo. to
Dubuque, Iowa, this past summer. Needless to say, Volume 2 of your Discover! series
was our invaluable guide and companion on our way. Our trip was greatly enhanced by the
historical and geological background your volume provided, as well as the guidance to
points of interest and places to stay.
The visit to the Wadlow statue in Alton, Illinois, was the highlight of our trip for
our 8-year old daughter, who has been inseparable from the Guinnes Book of World
Records ever since. Needless to say, we would not have known even to look for it had
we not had your book with us.
Our last stop before leaving the GRR was at Bellevue State Park, in Iowa. A brief visit
to the Butterfly Garden on a very hot day resulted in one of our favorite pictures of our
3-year old son.
My comment is that all of the features you included in your book were extremely helpful
in organizing our trip and enhancing our enjoyment of the areas we passed through.
Historical information meanders through your book as the river meanders through the
landscape. Thanks for taking the time to read my feedback--and thanks for writing your
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