St. Paul has historic landmarks, museums, sightseeing, shopping, and accommodations to fit every budget. The casinos bring Las Vegas thrill, and the rugged mountains cater to the outdoor enthusiast. St. Paul has attractions and activities for a family on vacation, someone visiting for business, or a couple searching for romance. Amusement parks, museums, historic sites, shopping, fine dinging, and educational attractions including: The Science Museum of Minnesota, Historic Lowertown and the Valleyfair Family Amusement Park are all within minutes from anywhere in St. Paul.
Red Wing has been ranked amongst the top historic destinations in the United States. View examples of historical buildings at the Sheldon Theatre or the 135 year old St. James Hotel. Stroll this small town's rows of galleries, antique shops and picturesque store fronts before visiting the Red Wing Collectors society or the Red Wing Pottery Museum - documenting the important history of Red Wing pottery - or to the Goodhue County Historical Society to explore their research library and exhibitions. Go horseback riding along the Hay Creek Trail, or venture a little further afield to hike, bike, skate or ski at the Cannon Valley Trail, which offers nearly 20 miles of trail from Red wing to Cannon Falls. Experience paddle-boating as it was in the 19th century with a visit to Lake Pepin, or explore the lake by sailboat. Round out your day at one of the many restaurants or cafes, or meander along the marina to watch the boats come in.
La Crosse's business district includes almost one hundred nationally registered historic buildings displaying a variety of architectural styles from Greek revival to Neo-Classical. Visitors can also take a riverboat cruise on a late 19th century steamboat complete with dining options. Shoppers will find a nice selection of unique boutiques in historic downtown to before heading over to one of the many unique restaurants and pubs.
Dubuque certainly has a variety of attractions and beautiful surrounding to keep visitors busy. Visitors can spend their day hiking, biking, or snowboarding, or casino hopping. There is also museums, boutiques, and delicious award wining restaurants that capture the authentic taste of Mississippi River cuisine. Dubuque also has an array of local wineries and breweries to satisfy an array of tastes.
Visitors are always welcome in by the friendly Midwest, river community of Davenport, Iowa. The city offers professional theatre shows, historic riverboat cruises and riverboat gaming, the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival and the Quad City Air Show. Families will also enjoy visiting the state-of-the-art Putnam museum and IMAX theater.
Fort Madison is a town whose namesake is the Midwest's oldest military garrison on the upper Mississippi River, built in 1808. The fortification was built in part to ensure the protection of the Louisiana Purchase. Guests can visit the old fort, and enjoy a step back in time as they try out candle-making, baking bread, and firing Springfield muskets. The city also contains the Albright Betsy Ross House, where the the ghost of Betsy Ross supposedly haunts, or check out the Sante Fe Bridge built in 1888, which remains the world's longest double deck swing-span bridge. Fort Madison's historic district remains nicely preserved, and provides visitors with an authentic look into the city's past.
Hannibal is a wonderful place to enjoy the natural beauty of this beautiful river town. Boaters will find easy access to the Mississippi, as well as local lakes. Hannibal was home to Mark Twain, and visitors can take a self guided tour of the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum Properties to learn more about this great American author. Hannibal has grown into an inspirational home for artisans, and is included in the famous 50 Miles of Art. 50 Miles of Art is a scenic drive on Highway 79 and focuses on the growing art communities of Hannibal, Louisiana and Clarksville. Each year there are two studio tours (one in the Spring, and one in the Fall) that highlight artists and their studios.
St. Louis's "gateway to the west", the Gateway Arch, is a nationally recognized site as it stands over 630 feet above the Mississippi River. Although the arch is a great site, visit some other St. Louis attractions including: historic landmarks, museums, sightseeing, shopping, and accommodations to fit every budget. St. Louis has attractions and activities for a family on vacation, someone visiting for business, or a couple searching for romance. Boating tours, museums, historic sites such as the village where Daniel Boon lived, shopping, fine dinging, and educational attractions are all within minutes from anywhere in the city. St. Louis offers culture, sophistication, old world charm, and fantastic architecture.
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