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 Roadside Attraction

1.Delta Blues Museum (Clarksdale, MS)

The Delta Blues Museum is dedicated to helping visitors find meaning, value, and perspective by exploring the history and heritage of the unique musical art form of the blues.

2.Grafton Lighthouse (Grafton, IL)

The lighthouse found on the riverfront today stands a symbol of resilience and determination of this historic river town in recovering after a devastating flood.

3.Dickeyville Grotto (Dickeyville, WI)

It is a creation in stone, mortar and bright colored objects-collected materials from all over the world. These include colored glass, gems, pottery, porcelain, and more.

4.Potosi Brewery (Potosi, WI)

Housing the National Brewery Museum showcasing an eclectic collection of beer bottles and cans, glasses, trays, coasters, advertising materials and various collectibles.

5.The Rock in the House (Fountain City, WI)

Take a peak at what happens when a 55 ton boulder comes down off a bluff and into your house.  When it comes to roadside attractions, this one absolutely ups the kitsch ante.

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.