Great River Road, WI (Sept 29, 2020): River Travel Magazine is announcing the 2020 Best Holiday River Town Contest at, this survey is focusing on the best Holiday Towns along the Great River Road from northern Minnesota down to the Gulf of Mexico.

The nomination period runs until October 30, visitors and locals are invited to nominate up to three of their favorite Holiday River Towns.

Final round of voting running is Nov 4 – Dec 2 with winners being announced December 7.

In 2019, Hundreds of survey takers nominated their favorite communities along the road, and thousands more voted on the final results. 70+ River Towns from 10 states were nominated for the final round, Top votes earners included  Kimmswick Missouri, Prairie du Rocher Illinois, Red Bud Illinois, Prairie du Chien Wisconsin, Muscatine Iowa, La Crosse Wisconsin, Davenport Iowa, with Muscatine Iowa taking top honors in its population category and overall.

Jodi Hansen, Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce and Industry shared the honor in 2019. 

“We were beyond thrilled to be selected as a Best Holiday River Town in 2019! Our hard work paid off and we are very proud of our picturesque river town. We invite you to visit and enjoy an amazingly romantic weekend in Muscatine. Stay at our beautiful boutique hotel with unparalleled views of the Mississippi River and while you are here, enjoy our delicious dining options and one-of-kind shopping. When you are looking for that special river town trip, “Make it Muscatine!””

Even with COVID affecting travel and the tourism industry, River Travel Magazine believes that holiday campaigns can still continue to shine a light on the amazing holiday attractions and communities along the Road. The survey is open to the public. Only towns located in bordering communities, counties, and parishes on the Mississippi River are applicable for nomination.

Best Holiday River Town Contest 
Now – October 30 – Nominate your Best Holiday River Town(s)
Nov 4 – Dec 2  – Top nominees move forward
December 7 – Winners Announced

About River Travel Magazine
River Travel Magazine focuses on communities and attractions on both sides of the Mississippi River, and was formed to showcase the nationally designated and internationally known Great River Road, 3,000 miles bordering the Mississippi River from Lake Itasca to New Orleans.

River Travel Media Contact
Brent Hanifl
Media Director
River Travel Media

2019 Winner | Muscatine IA
Jodi Hansen
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce and Industry
100 W. 2nd Street
Muscatine, IA  52761
Phone: 563-263-8895