The Great River Road
For an amazing scenic experience, little compares to the Great River Road running alongside the Mighty Mississippi.
Nestled in the small town of Elsah, Illinois the Green Tree Inn is just minutes from this scenic byway.

Picturesque Beauty and Historic River Towns

Nearly 2,000 miles long, the Great River Road runs through 10 states and hundreds of historic, river towns. The portion closest to Elsah, Illinois is one of the most beautiful sections. The Autumn foliage attracts many tourists and Bald Eagles are commonly spotted here.

The Village of Elsah is on the National Registry of Historic Places. This quaint village is often referred to as the “town where time stood still”. Visitors to Green Tree Inn of Elsah can escape with quiet streets and 19th century stone homes. This “picturesque” village attracts many photographers and history lovers alike.

As you bike or drive along the river you will find a masterpiece of nature about with wildlife, birds, beautiful fall foliage, and limestone river bluffs.

The cities of Alton and Grafton Illinois offer many attractions as well. Learn More about what you can expect to find along the Great Rivers Byway.

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