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catawba1

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Great river road
« on: September 30, 2018, 08:54:49 AM »
Is the great river road doable in class A from Memphis to thru Mississippi  seems like a lot of bridges may be on this route

Cooperhawk

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Re: Great river road
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2018, 09:04:44 AM »
We drove it from Baton Rouge to Memphis last Spring.  Actually it was a little disappointing.  The road was fine but there wasn't that much to see unless you stopped in the little towns and explored.  Mostly farm land and occasionally the river.

Now I'll tell you what made it worth while, Vicksburg Ms.  That city and the battlefield were worth every bit of three days we spent there.  The National Battlefield Park is huge and well done.  Also there a a Union Iron Clad that has been raised from the river bed and is on display there.
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ChasA

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Re: Great river road
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2018, 09:08:26 AM »
I tried it a few years ago. It is extremely difficult to find and follow. There were sections that were marked, but mostly it was fantasy.
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UTTransplant

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Re: Great river road
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2018, 09:52:05 AM »
Pick up a guide book to help you find interesting sites along the way. The River isnít nearly the attraction the historic towns are. We have done much of the northern part from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri to Saint Louis.
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PopPop51

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Re: Great river road
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2018, 01:58:42 PM »
We did a trip up the Mississippi in 2010 in our way to AirVenture in OshKosh.  Starting at Denham Spring nears Baton Rouge, this was our route:
  • Denham Springs KOA, Denham Springs LA
  • Lake Bruin State Park, St. Joseph LA
  • Great River Road State Park, Rosedale MS (Now day-use only)
  • Tom Sawyer RV Park, West Memphis AR
  • Hawn State Park, Genevieve MO
  • Sundermeir RV, St. Charles MO
  • Mark Twain Cave CG, Hannibal MO
  • Geode State Park, Danville IA
  • Bellevue State Park, Bellevue IA
  • Madison KOA, Madison WI
  • Sleepy Hollow Farm, Oshkosh WI
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ArdraF

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Re: Great river road
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2018, 05:18:08 PM »
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Now I'll tell you what made it worth while, Vicksburg Ms.  That city and the battlefield were worth every bit of three days we spent there.  The National Battlefield Park is huge and well done.

Oh my goodness yes.  Don't miss Vicksburg.  We had a battlefield tour with a retired teacher who was then over 90.  That lady was amazing.  She faced us in the bus and never looked to see where things were!  I think she knew the location of every blade of grass on that battlefield!  She was like an encyclopedia and knew all the numbers, monuments, where the marble came from - absolutely everything.  The funny thing was our tour bus driver had been one of her students and let me tell you it was Yes, m'am, No Miss __.  He told us privately that he wouldn't dream of "misbehaving" even at his age and we'd better not either!  It was a great tour in every respect.  Vicksburg also has some beautiful antebellum homes.

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JudyJB

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Re: Great river road
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2018, 01:19:48 AM »
Tom Sawyer RV park on the Arkansas side of the river, just south of Memphis, is a good place to spend a couple of days.  You will be parked right next to the river and can watch the boats go up and down the river.
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ChasA

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Re: Great river road
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2018, 10:24:30 AM »
I stayed in Tom Sawyer last year. At that time it was in West Memphis Arkansas.
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Isaac-1

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Re: Great river road
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2018, 01:04:57 PM »
Just wanted to add Riverview RV park in Louisiana, just across the river from Natchez, Mississippi to the list
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Irover

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Re: Great river road
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2018, 02:12:41 PM »
 ;D I stayed at Terrible's Casino in Lagrange Missouri in 2011. The Mighty Mississippi was just across the road and I watched the barges traversing the river! I felt like Tom Sawyer for a short while!
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JudyJB

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Re: Great river road
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2018, 07:05:52 PM »
Sorry, I should have checked a map instead of my memory!!!
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darsben

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Re: Great river road
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2018, 07:52:05 PM »
Just wanted to add Riverview RV park in Louisiana, just across the river from Natchez, Mississippi to the list

Asolutely great place to see the river. Specially if the balloon fest is going on in Natchez
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