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River Loop
Day Tripping on the Upper Miss

Exploring the Upper Mississippi is easy for people who like to travel in a circle and get back where they started by bedtime. Major crossings are about 30 miles apart, so you can go down one side, cross the river and come back on the other.

It’s also easy to spend a day exploring any of these stretches. In each of our “River Loops” columns we’ll prowl a stretch of the river for interesting places and things to do. This loop describes what to see and do along the road from La Crosse, Wis., to Lansing, Iowa, and back.

Wabasha to Red Wing
Around Lake Pepin on the Minnesota and Wisconsin sides

Loop Links

Mississippi Valley Partners   A non-profit organization that promotes the rivertowns along both sides of the Mississippi River in the area of Lake Pepin

Anderson Center in Red Wing, Minn.

Lake Pepin Art & Design Center in Pepin, Wis.


Wisconsin's Great River Road

Minnesota's Great River Road

Maiden Rock State Natural Area

Frontenac State Park

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Feature Stories

The Bellevue War

In 1840 one of the biggest shootouts west of the Mississippi River exploded in this rivertown.

Paddling and Camping on the River

A New Group Aims to Save A Vanishing Lake

Lake Pepin is filling in at 10 times th natural rate.

Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance

Photo Essay: Gang Paddles on the Upper Mississippi

Mississippi River Challenge, sponsored by Friends of the Mississippi River in the Twin Cities

Great River Rumble, sponsored by Great River Expeditions out of Dubuque

Taming of the Slough, a triathalon sponsored by the Quad Cities' River Action

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