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Illinois Byway Highway Guide

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Oldenburg, Illinois
Just north of Oldenburg, Illinois on State Highway #3 at Lewis and Clark State Memorial Park, starts Byway Meeting of the Great River Scenic Route. This byway traverses along the points where the Great Rivers, Missouri, Mississippi and Illinois Rivers meet and form a floodplain. The byway passes along 18th Century river towns, islands, bars, points, scenic limestone bluffs, forests and bends that lie along the Mississippi River.
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2.7
Hartford, Illinois
Hartford, Illinois, near the mouth of the Missouri River. Lewis and Clark State Historic Site is located near here.
2.1
3.4
Roxana, Illinois
Hawthorne Street, Roxana, Illinois, a community in Madison County, Illinois, South Roxana, Illinois
3.9
6.3
Junction
Junction State Highway #143, Wood River, Illinois.
5.0
8.0
Old Channel Wood River
Old Channel Wood River
5.9
9.5
Lock and Dam Way
Lock and Dam Way, Melvin Price Locks and Dam, a dam and two locks located on the Upper Mississippi River. Next to it is the National Rivers Museum (1 Lock and Dam Way, East Alton, Illinois) where an explanation of the dam's construction and engineering can be found.
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12.9
East Alton, Illinois
Broadway, East Alton. Melvin Price Locks and Dam is a major touristic point of interest among others in the area. St. Louis Regional Airport, a public airport located in the village of Bethalto, Illinois close to East Alton, Illinois.
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13.1
Junction
Junction USA Highway #67, runs across Mississipi River over Clark Bridge, a cable-stayed bridge between West Alton, Missouri and Alton, Illinois. River Front Drive, to River Front Park, Lock and Dam No. 26 (historical), It was demolished in 1990 and replaced by the Melvin Price Locks and Dam.
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Martin Luther King Drive
Martin Luther King Drive, USA Highway #67, Alton Square Mall, village of Godfrey, Illinois
11.8
19.0
The Piasa Bird
The Piasa or Piasa Bird, a legendary creature that was depicted in one of two murals painted by Native Americans on bluffs above the Mississippi River. Original Piasa Bird at its original location, near Alton, Illinois does not exist.
13.5
21.8
Clifton Terrace, Illinois
Clifton Terrace Road, connects with State Route #3, Clifton Terrace, Illinois, Community of Melville, Illinois
15.6
25.1
Lockhaven, Illinois
Lockhaven Road, Community of Lockhaven, Illinois
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32.1
Elsah, Illinois
Beltrees Road, Elsah, Illinois
21.4
34.5
Chautauqua, Illinois
Alton Avenue, Chautauqua Road, Community of Chautauqua, Illinois
24.0
38.7
Grafton, Illinois
Grafton, Illinois, the oldest city in Jersey County, Illinois, located near the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers. A Ferry Crossing service of the Mississippi River and on to Illinois between Grafton, Illinois and St. Charles County of Missouri, near St. Charles County Smartt Airport, is operated here.
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Pere Marquette State Park
Pere Marquette State Park, located in Quarry Township, one of eleven townships in Jersey County, Illinois, along the Mississippi River
26.5
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Pere Marquette State Park
Graham Hollow Road, Pere Marquette State Park
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Grafton Ferry Terminal
Grafton Ferry Terminal, a Ferry service between Grafton, Illinois and Brussels, Missouri is operated from this location across the River. Gilbert Lake is located nearby between the Byway Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Route, and the Mississippi River.
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Pere Marquette State Park
Pere Marquette State Park, a protected area located near the city of Grafton, Illinois, at the confluence of the Mississippi River and the Illinois River.
33.7
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Long Lake
Long Lake Road, Long Lake, Deep Lake, Eagle Lake, these lakes located on the eastern bank of the Mississippi River along State Highway #10 which is a part of the byway Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Route, Illinois
35.2
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Rosedale, Illinois
Fieldon Hollow Road, Community of Rosedale, Illinois, located within Rosedale Township.
36.4
58.5
State Route #100
Just north of Rosedale, Illinois, on State Highway #100 ends the Byway Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Route, Illinois.