Tour Operators

Greetings from the Travel Mississippi River partnership! Thank you for your interest in this Mississippi River region and the Great River Road in Iowa and Illinois. Rather than wading through a bunch of information, here is a taste of motorcoach-friendly stops. Since the communities are fairly close to each other, it's easy to plan a trip length for what you’re looking for by going north to south, south to north, or jumping in in the middle! Each community's tour representative will be happy to assist with more places, details, and planning ideas. We’ll see you along the river!

Dubuque, Iowa

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, 563-557-9545
Mystique Casino, 563-582-3647
Fenelon Place Elevator, 563-582-6496 (open Apr-Nov)

Galena/Jo Daviess County, Illinois

Galena's historic Main Street, 877-464-2536
Ulysses S. Grant Home State Historic Site, 815-777-3310
Tri-State Travel, 815-777-0820

Fulton, Illinois

Dutch Windmill, 815-589-3925
Windmill Cultural Center, 815-589-3925
Heritage Canyon, 815-589-3925 (open Apr-Dec)

Clinton, Iowa

Clinton Area Showboat Theatre, 563-242-6760
Bickelhaupt Arboretum, 563-242-4771
Rastrelli's Restaurant, 563-242-7441

Quad Cities, Illinois & Iowa

John Deere Pavilion, 309-765-1000
Isabel Bloom Factory Tour, 800-273-5436
Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse, 309-786-2667

Muscatine, Iowa

Pine Creek Grist Mill, 563-263-4337

Louisa County, Iowa

Toolesboro Indian Mounds and Museum, 319-523-8381
Downtown Columbus Junction, 319-728-7971
Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge, 319-523-6982

Henderson County, Illinois

South Henderson Church and Cemetery, 309-324-2406
Henderson County Museums, 309-746-6103
Country Fun Restaurant, 309-627-2973

Burlington, Iowa

Des Moines County Heritage Center, 319-752-7449
Catfish Bend Casino, 800.372.2WIN
Bangert Gardens, 319.752.9328

Nauvoo, Illinois

Nauvoo Historic Site, 877-NAUVOO-1
Family Living Center, 877-NAUVOO-1
Baxter's Vineyards and Winery, 217-453-2528

Keokuk, Iowa

Lock & Dam #19 Observation Deck, 800-383-1219
Keokuk Water Works with Geodes, 800-383-1219
Iowa's Only National Cemetery, 800-383-1219

Quincy, Illinois

Private Home Tours with Renowned Architecture, 217-214-3700
The Pier Restaurant on the Mississippi River, 217-221-0020
Underbrink's Bakery, 217-222-1831