Big River Magazine

The Upper Mississippi River magazine

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News and stories for people who love the Mississippi River.

We cover both sides of the Mississippi from the Twin Cities to Muscatine, Iowa.

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153 Main Getaway
Ferryville, Wis.

Blue Door Inn
Alma, Wis.

Driftless Area inn & Event Center
Lansing, Iowa

Hawks View Cottages & Lodges Fountain City, Wis.

La Belle Port B&B
Sabula, Iowa

New Albin Inn & Suites
New Albin, Iowa

Richards House Bed & Breakfast Dubuque, Iowa

River Nest
Reads Landing, Minn.

River Road Haven
Genoa, Wis.

River View Inn
Lansing, Iowa

Tritsch House
Alma, Wis.

Turning Waters B&B & Brewery
Wabasha, Minn.


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Adventure Cycle & Ski, Winona, Minn.

All Energy Solar, St. Paul, Minn.

Alma Hotel

Alma, Wis.

Amundsen's Clothing for Men, Viroqua, Wis.

Beach Corners Art Studio, Ettrick, Wis.

Bellevue, Iowa

Big River Radio Wave (FB), Alma, Wis.

Birds of the Upper Mississippi River

Blue Door Inn, Alma, Wis.

Blue Heron Coffeehouse, Winona, Minn.

Bluff Country Co-op, Winona, Minn.

Boat Cooking

Branches Winery, Westby, Wis.

Buffalo Bill Museum, LeClaire, Iowa

Casino Queen, Marquette, Iowa

Cassville Ferry

Castlerock Museum, Alma, Wis.

Catfish Charlie's, Dubuque, Iowa

Chocolate Escape, Wabasha, Minn.

Clements Fishing Barge, Genoa, Wis.

Clinton, Iowa

Common Market (FB), Galesville, Wis.

Curtis Mansion, Clinton, Iowa

Danzinger Vineyards and Winery, Alma, Wis.

Decorah Bicycles

Dragonfly Books, Decorah, Iowa

Dregne's Scandinavian Gifts, Westby, Wis.

Driftless Area Wetland Centre, Marquette, Iowa

Driftless Books (FB), Wabasha, Minn.

Driftless Books and Music, Viroqua, Wis.

Driftless Cafe, Viroqua, Wis.

Dubuque, Iowa

Eagle Hang Gliding, Lake City, Minn.

Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette, Iowa

Easker Art Studio & Gallery, Lansing, Iowa

El Mexican Restaurant, Hastings, Minn.

Ewetopia Fiber Shop, Viroqua, Wis.

Fajitas Grill (FB), Lansing, Iowa

Ferryville, Wis.

Floatzilla- River Action, Quad Cities

Fortunata's Coffeehouse, Fountain City, Wis.

Galena Cellars


Great River Brokers, Lake City, Minn.

Great River Folk Fest, La Crosse, Wis.

Great River Road Visitor & Learning Center, Prescott, Wis.

Great River Shakespeare Festival, Winona, Minn.

Guttenberg Golf Club

Guttenberg, Iowa email

Harbor View Cafe, Pepin, Wis.

Hastings, Minn.

Heavenly Made Gift Shop, Decorah, Iowa

Holmen Locker & Meat Market

Hotel Winneshiek, Decorah, Iowa

Indigo Swan Jewelry & Fine Art, Stockholm, Wis.

Inn on the River, Trempealeau, Wis.

Irishfest, La Crosse, Wis.

Island City Harbor, Sabula, Iowa

Java Johns Coffee, Decorah, Iowa

Kann Imports, Guttenberg, Iowa

Kickapoo Coffee Roasters, Viroqua, Wis.


La Crescent, Minn.

La Crosse County, Wis.

Lake City Marina

Lake City, Minn.

Lansing Hardware, Lansing, Iowa

Lark Toys, Kellogg, Minn.

Libertys Restaurant, Red Wing, Minn.

Little Bluff Inn, Trempealeau, Wis.

Living by the River, Fulton, Ill.

Lockmaster House & Aquarium, Guttenberg, Iowa

Madigan Winery, Lansing, Iowa

Main Channel Grill & Lodging, Lansing, Iowa

Marquette Cafe

Marquette Depot Museum

Marquette Flea Market

Marquette, Iowa

Milty's Restaurant, Bar & Lodging (FB), Lansing, Iowa

Minneapolis Queen

Mississippi River Pearl Jewelry, Alma, Wis.

Mississippi Valley Conservancy

Nate & Ally’s Frozen Treats, Winona, Minn.

National Eagle Center, Wabasha, Minn.

Ole Miss Marina, Red Wing, Minn.

Oliver's Wine Bar, Red Wing, Minn.

Oneota Food Co-op, Decorah, Iowa

Outside the Lines Art Gallery, Dubuque, Iowa and Galena, Ill.

Painted Rooster, Clinton, Iowa Facebook

People's Food Co-op, La Crosse, Wis., and Rochester, Minn.

Pepin, Wisconsin

Pickle Factory, Pepin, Wis.

Pickwick Mill, Pickwick, Minn.

Prairie Moon Nursery, Winona, Minn.

Pride of the Nations (FB), Wabasha, Minn.

Quad Cities

Reads Landing Brewing Co.

Red Geranium (FB), Lansing, Iowa

Red Pines Bar & Grill, Onalaska, Wis.

Red Wing, Minn.

Richards House Bed & Breakfast Dubuque, Iowa

Ripple Effect, Dubuque, Iowa

River N Ridge Outdoors, Lansing, Iowa

River Stop (FB), Trempealeau, Wis.

River Trail Cycles, Onalaska, Wis.

Riverboat Twilight, LeClaire, Iowa

Safe House Saloon, Lansing, Iowa

Satori Arts Gallery, La Crosse, Wis.

Sawmill Museum, Clinton, Iowa

School House Mall, Marquette, Iowa

Seven Hawks Vineyards, Fountain City, Wis

Shep’s Riverside Bar and Grill, Lansing, Iowa

Shivers Ice Cream Shoppe, Savanna, Ill.

Silver Star Saloon & Grill, FB, Wabasha, Minn.

Simple Abundance, Red Wing, Minn.

Smith Brothers Landing, Pepin, Wis.

Smitty's Marine, Lake City, Minn.

Sole Sport, Winona, Minn.

Sparrow's Candles & Gifts, Decorah, Iowa

Spasha Salon & Trax Liquor (FB), Alma, Wis.

Staghead Gastropub, Red Wing, Minn.

Stockholm Art Fair

Stump Town Gallery, Alma, Wis.

Sturdiwheat Inc.

Sullivan's Supper Club, Trempealeau, Wis.

Swan Ltd Jewelers, Lake City, Miinn.

T&C Latane, Pepin, Wis.

Timber Ridge Estates, Marquette, Iowa

Toppling Goliath Taproom, Decorah, Iowa

Trempealeau, Wis.

Trout Unlimited

TWR Fun, Lamont, Iowa

Valley Fish & Cheese, Prairie du Chien, Wis.

Vernon Vineyards, Viroqua, Wis.

Versterheim National Norwegian-American Museum, Decorah, Iowa

Viroqua Food Coop

Viva Gallery, Viroqua, Wis.

Westby House Inn & Restaurant

Wings Over Alma

Winona County Historical Society

Winona Feed Seed & More

Wisconsin Great River Road

Wisconsin Public Radio

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