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Discover! America's Great River Road is the indispensible guidebook to the Upper Mississippi River ... heritage, natural history and recreation. Since 1987!   

 “We just traveled 5829 miles along the Mississippi River; from Baton Rouge, LA to Lake Itasca, MN up the west side of the river and back down to Interstate 80 on the east side. Your DISCOVER! guidebooks are wonderful. We are going back next year to go the rest of the way to the end in the Gulf of Mexico. Thanks!”    ~ Faith


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