- 100 miles (160 km)
In the northeast corner of Iowa, travelers will find a scenic road that winds all the way through Allamakee County. This byway zigzags through terrain as varied as the directions of the road. Travelers will pass farmland, forests, valleys, and limestone outcroppings near the Mississippi River areas.
Points of Interest
Points of Interest Along The Way
Harper's Ferry (IA)
The town of Harper's Ferry is built upon a concentrated area ofNative American mounds. The town was an important river town afterthe introduction of the steamboat. From Harper's Ferry, visitorshave opportunities for hunting, hiking, and fishing at Yellow RiverState Forest. Visitors also have access to 3,000 acres ofMississippi River backwater areas.
Off of county roads B25 and X52 on the byway.
This old River town gives access to Mt. Hosmer Park, a panoramic view of the Mississippi Valley and the tri-state area. With two buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, this town has held on to its riverside heritage. Beginning with the native tribes that lived along these riverbanks, the region that is now Lansing has been explored, settled, and has finally become a stop on the Great River Road.
Off of state roads 9 and 26 on the byway.