The Upper Mississippi River includes communities along the river in Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota and South Dakota east of the Missouri River.
Land and River Itineraries
Experience River Cruising and Explore America’s Historic Waterways
Mark Twain used the Upper Mississippi River and its scenic bluffs as the settings in his works. Visit his boyhood home in Hannibal, where the characters of Huck Finn, Tom Sawyer, and Becky Thatcher come to life. Explore the gardens and historic homes of La Crosse. Get close to nature in Red Wing as you witness a variety of bald eagle nests. Enjoy a guided tour of the Black Hawk State Historic Site which celebrates the story of the Sauk and Meskwaki Indians who once called Davenport home.
Upper Mississippi River Ports of Call include