The sprawling Upper Mississippi is home to charming scenery, fascinating wildlife and interesting culture. This is Mark Twain’s country and America’s heartland, full of history waiting for you to absorb. You'll make your way along the border between Iowa and Illinois, whilst also venturing into Wisconsin and Minnesota on your travels.
The Upper Mississippi features destinations such as Minneapolis, Davenport and the bustling city of St. Louis, with its famed Jefferson National Expansion Memorial arch and lively cultural offerings. Hannibal is Mark Twain’s home town and it’s inspiration to his writing is still clear to see. Enjoy the scenery and witness the many locks and dams in operation as you travel along the river.
You can also meander your way along the rest of this famous river on one of our fantastic Lower Mississippi river cruises.