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The Great River Road near Vicksburg, MS

The Great River Road is one of middle America's best waterside roadways and it is comprised of quite a number of small subsections.

The section that sits just outside of Vicksburg, Mississippi is the last leg of the lower-Mississippi part of the roadway. It follows from MS 1 South until you reach Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. and continues Northward until you travel off of Rt. 61 and towards the Tenessee border.

The Great River Road actually stretches from the US-Canada border to the Gulf of Mexico, but is not continuous along that stretch. The Great River Road borders the Mississippi River and it borrows a lot of its appeal and charm from the river as well. The history of the Mississippi River includes a proud heritage of Native American use for fishing and agriculture along the banks. It also served as a means for escaped slaves to get from their plantation to the safe routes of the "Underground Railroad" and has been important for commerce.

Today, the Great River Road gets a lot of its action from tourists with motorbikes or convertibles, and a love for the outdoors. It's a ride that can be fun and exhilarating for a person with a joy for driving or riding, or it can be one filled with pit stops and photo opportunities for those who have the shutterbug and the urge to see some amazing scenery. Visit in the Fall for a wonderful treat as the leaves turn to their autumn rainbow, as you drive along the great Mississippi River.


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