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Grand Tower
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Great landmark in the Mississippi River!

We drove to Tower Rock, and it was much farther and more secluded than we thought it would be from... read more

Reviewed November 9, 2013
Loretta B
Cabool, Missouri
Very Interesting

Very interesting place! Be careful if you are going to climb, you might want to take some rope... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2012
Lori R
Scott City, Missouri, United States
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  • Average22%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible0%
Nov 21, 2018
“Not Very Developed.”
Aug 14, 2018
“Lewis and Clark passed by this landmark.”
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Reviewed November 21, 2018

At the end of Highway A in Perry County, you will come to a sign for the Tower Rock Conservation Area. Then you take a mostly unimproved road for a half-mile, cross the tracks, and reach the rustic parking area across from the rock. For...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed August 14, 2018

Remote location, but a true landmark. Because the swift waters of the Mississippi flow around it, I've been told there are dangerous whirlpools just south of it. You can only access it by boat, unless there is a severe drought like back in 2012.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Butterflydays
Reviewed November 3, 2016

This is a cool place. It's a huge rock that just jets up out of the Mississippi River. Serene and quite place to see.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed July 1, 2015

We like coming here just to see how different it is each time. Every season is a good photo op...the last time we were there,...several years ago...the river was so low people were actually able to walk out to the rock. Stunning! It is off...More

Date of experience: August 2014
2  Thank Akumalholic
Reviewed November 9, 2013

We drove to Tower Rock, and it was much farther and more secluded than we thought it would be from the map, but was worth the drive. It is a large towering rock with trees growing on top of it, and after viewing it from...More

Date of experience: November 2013
1  Thank Loretta B
Reviewed October 15, 2012

Tower Rock is a large rock that rises out of the water about 20 yards off the bank of the Missouri side of the Mississippi River. When the river is in its lowest stages, it's possible to walk out to the rock and climb it,...More

Date of experience: September 2012
3  Thank Matt E
Reviewed October 14, 2012

Very interesting place! Be careful if you are going to climb, you might want to take some rope with you.

1  Thank Lori R
Reviewed October 11, 2012

A trip to Tower Rock is always a treat. I have been there many times, it is absolutely out of the way, and that is part of the fun. Traveling there takes a person though many towns in East Perry County that quaint and seem...More

Date of experience: August 2012
1  Thank paulinmo
Reviewed June 20, 2012

Really, one look and you're done. If you are passing by stop, it won't take long. Don't go out of your way.

Date of experience: April 2012
2  Thank boonutsmom
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