Few places capture the imagination like the mighty Mississippi River. From Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn to Johnny Cash’s “Big River,” the Mississippi has entrenched itself at the heart of the best of American myth and folklore.
Today, you can experience the magic of the Mississippi in a variety of ways, whether it’s actively using the river for an activity, staying in a townhouse overlooking it, or feeling a part of nature by pitching your camp next to it.
Whatever it is, getting out into the great outdoors and enjoying a river that stretches from Minnesota in the north all the way down the Gulf of Mexico is an excursion that everybody with an interest in history and natural beauty should experience.
Better yet, the cost of experiencing the Mississippi is less expensive than you might expect, especially when compared to more traditional vacations, as many of the activities take place on the water and the hotels are generally based in inexpensive towns along the river.
Finding a place to stay that overlooks the Mississippi River should be no problem; the difficulty is finding which one you want to stay in!