If you come to River Bluffs Scenic Byway for the views, you won't be disappointed. This byway plays hide and seek with three rivers, crossing them at times, providing distant views of the river valleys at others and culminating with a mesmerizing three-state view of the Mississippi River from Pikes Peak State Park near McGregor.
The region is dotted with parks, caves, nature centers, fishing hotspots, campgrounds, trails and water access points. You'll pass through 13 towns on your journey through what is sometimes called Iowa's "Little Switzerland."
Travel the River Bluffs Scenic Byway and discover a road of majestic features, outdoor exploration and small town charm.
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Along your route, make stops at these attractions:
Fish Aquarium & Hatchery, Guttenberg
Motor Mill Historic Site, Elkader
Osborne Welcome & Nature Center, Elkader
Fayette County Historical Center, West Union
Goeken County Park, Eldorado
Montauk Historic Site, Clermont
Gilbertson Nature Center, Elgin
Froelich Tractor Museum, Froelich
Driftless Area Wetlands Centre, Marquette
Pikes Peak State Park, McGregor
For more detailed maps and information, contact the Northeast Iowa Resource Conservation & Development at 563.864.7112.
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