Best of the River is focused on the best attractions, accommodations,  food & drink, and trails & tours along the Great River Road from northern Minnesota down to the Gulf of Mexico.

Best Museum for Art

1.Figge Art Museum (Davenport, IA)

The Figge Art Museum is the premier art exhibition and education facility between Chicago and Des Moines. Its landmark glass building is on the banks of the Mississippi.

2.Minneapolis Institute of Art (Minneapolis, MN)

From Monet to Matisse, Asian to African, ancient to contemporary, Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) is a world-renowned art museum that welcomes everyone.

3.Minnesota Marine Art Museum (Winona, MN)

MMAM is home to some of the most unique and significant marine artworks in the Midwest. From Monet and Picasso, to Emanuel Leutze’s Washington Crossing the Delaware (1851).

4.Jacoby Arts Center (Alton, IL)

Jacoby Arts Center nurtures and promotes the practice and appreciation of the arts through Education, Exhibitions, Cultural Programming, and Outreach Initiatives.

5.Brooks Museum of Art (Memphis, TN)

The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art has an expanding collection, varied exhibitions, and dynamic programs that reflect the art of world cultures from antiquity to the present.

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In 2019, thousands submitted their Best of The River choices in categories ranging from best cultural trail, best monument, best public art, best river boat tour, best brewery and more.