Read stories from past issues of Big River
Big River CD Review
Kenny Salwey tells real-life stories from his life as the Last River Rat. Journey with him as he tells tales of the Mississippi River.
Indian Mounds on the Wisconsin River
Inland Shrimp Farming
The newest food product in the Driftless Area is one you might least expect to find growing here: Pacific white shrimp from Decorah, Iowa.
Loop: Enjoying the Outdoors in the Urban Heart Downtown Minneapolis to Downtown St. Paul
The 14-mile stretch of river between downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul is not only dense with people, businesses and automobiles, it’s dense with things to do and one-of-a-kind distinctions. In the middle of a 72-mile long national park, the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area (MNRRA), this stretch contains the only gorge on the Mississippi.
These five waterfalls of the Driftless Zone are close enough together to easily visit in a day.
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Big River Travel Map — Dozens of scenic Mississippi overlooks and places to go.
Read Stories about the Upper Mississippi River from past issues of Big River Magazine.
See complete issues from 2006 and 2007 online (PDFs). Select issues here
Volunteer groups on the river - a nine-part series about non-profit groups making a difference on the Upper Mississippi
Take a look back at our April Foolishness river stories.
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What's it like to work on a towboat? Deck on Deck is a first-hand account of life on river towboats in the 1970s and 80s. These stories will entertain you as Bob Deck recalls his days as a deckhand on the Mississippi River.
Mississippi River guidebooks
Quad Cities Travel Guide
Weather forecast for Upper Mississippi cities
River levels on the Upper Mississippi
Towboat-watching resource: Boats in pools and queued in locks.
Facebook Page Mississippi River Paddlers - people paddling from Source to Sea