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 Open-air Museum

Vicksburg National Military Park (Warren County, MS)

Today, Vicksburg National Military Park is home to over 1,300 monuments, tablets, and markers, earning the title of The largest Outdoor Art Gallery in the World.

Soldiers Walk Memorial Park (Arcadia, WI)

A 54 acre Memorial Park tribute to Veterans of all U.S. wars and conflicts. It is the largest contiguous Park In The United States over 1/2 mile long.

Minnesota Military Museum (Morrison County, MN)

Stroll the museum grounds during warm weather months.  See more than 60 vehicles, tanks, aircraft, artillery pieces on display.  Climb into the driver’s seat of a tank turret.

See results for Best of the River 2019

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.