Complete Listing of Mississippi River Guides from Heritage Press

"Discover! America's Great River Road" is a highly acclaimed series of guides to the Heritage, Natural History, and Recreational Resources of the Upper Mississippi River. BOOKLIST, the journal of the American Library Association, describes the three-volume set as a "terrific guide for those who enjoy boating, fishing, or cruising on land along the Mississippi River." Provides comprehensive heritage, natural history, and recreational information for each town and wayside along the Mississippi River.

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Discover! America's Great River Road


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Volume 3, The Lower Mississippi (St. Louis, MO, to Memphis, TN)


$13.95 ISBN 09620823-6-8 (AVAILABLE November 1996)

Our New Look!

All new and updated editions beginning in 1996 will have our new look in bright red, white, and blue! Click below to see sample features from Volume 3.


Poster-Sized Color Map of the entire length of the Mississippi River.

  • Includes historical, natural history notes for EACH TOWN along the Great River Road. (Produced by the Great River Road Association).
    $2.95 ISBN 09620823-2-5

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The Mississippi River Activity Guide (for Kids!)

  • A 32-page workbook designed for children in grades 3-6. Games, mazes, and puzzles teach children about the heritage and natural history of the river: how locks and dams work, why wetland conservation is important to people along the river. How to identify trees and wildlife, and to keep observation journals.
    $5.50 ISBN 09620823-5-X

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Mississippi River Resource Kit available to Teachers

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How to Order

Volume 1, Volume 2, or Volume 3

(St. Louis to Memphis).

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Please call 800-678-7006. Mastercard/visa accepted.

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About Heritage Press (Wisconsin)

To Order Discover! America's Great River Road, Volume 1 (St. Paul to Dubuque), Volume 2 (Dubuque to St. Louis), or Volume 3

(St. Louis to Memphis), Click Here. or please call 800-678-7006.

Heritage Press (Wisconsin) publishes quality interpretive guides to travel, heritage, natural history, and recreation along the Mississippi River. Volumes 1-3 of Discover! America's Great River Road are available locally from most bookstores and regional gift shops. Heritage Press books are distributed nationwide through Ingram Books, Baker & Taylor, and other regional wholesalers and distributers. Any bookstore can order copies for you if provided with the ISBN number and the name of Heritage Press. Books may also be purchased direct from the Heritage Press through the mail or, (shortly), directly from this internet site. To contact Heritage Press, call 608-457-2734 or write: Heritage Press, Rt. 1, Stoddard, WI 54658. You may also press control-end on your keyboard and click on the email address at the bottom of this page. Thank you!


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