30 Great Midwest Spots to See Fall Color
Great River Road
The nation's mightiest river offers some of the Midwest's most dramatic fall scenery. Majestic wilderness, reborn river towns and carefully preserved history await along the Great River Road, which passes through Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota on its 2,000-mile journey from the Gulf Coast to northern Minnesota. Choose a stretch of the Great River Road to follow by visiting byways.org. At left, the Mississippi stretches alongside the Great River Road near Elsah, Illinois.