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This 70-mile corridor between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, running along...

This 70-mile corridor between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, running along both sides of the Mississippi, is rich in history and culture.

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Some sections are great, others not.

We first travelled the "Great River Road" from Minnesota south to Iowa. It ran along the river with outstanding views and quaint small towns and great visitor areas. The route... read more

Reviewed March 26, 2015
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Greenville NC
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Reviewed November 11, 2016

As one of the earliest designated "scenic by-ways" is the US, we expected scenery. I agree with the "No Scenery Here" reviewer. The levees block the views of the river nearly the whole drive! Very few little river towns to enjoy. We drove from Memphis and went South. Perhaps the northern route offers more sightings of the river, but we... More 

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Reviewed January 20, 2016 via mobile

Get any idea of a quaint drive by the river out of your mind. Most of it is blocked by the Levy and what you can see is a lot of industry. My advice is pick Plantations you'd like to visit and go straight there. Evergreen tour was very informative and less crowded. I'd recommend that one.

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Columbus, Georgia
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Reviewed March 26, 2015

We first travelled the "Great River Road" from Minnesota south to Iowa. It ran along the river with outstanding views and quaint small towns and great visitor areas. The route from New Orleans to Oak Valley Plantation does not have the same vistas. We travelled on the south and west sides and our view was completely obstructed by levees. This... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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Reviewed January 24, 2015

From New Orleans west along the Great River Road that follows the Mississippi River, there are many historic plantations that are open to tourists. They all provide guided tours and some also offer accommodations. Staying in New Orleans we visited Destreham and San Francisco Plantations in one day and returned to the city for the night. The next day after... More 

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Tuscola, Illinois
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Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

Not a scenic driving tour, but a great way to see some of the south's most notable plantations. My wife and I take things at a leisurely pace and found it easy to take in 2 tours per day. We have visited 6 plantations, San Francisco, Destrahan, Laura, Oak Alley, Houmas House, and Nottaway. I would recommend seeing each and... More 

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