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Welcome to MidwestRiverCities.com!

Explore the “local” in well known (and not-so-well-known) Midwest river cities and towns. Spotlighting destinations in the American Midwest and occasionally farther afield, discover cities and towns whose identity is influenced by their river location …

Prairie du Chien travelogue is now posted! Also Cassville, WI and a return visit to Guttenberg, IA! See Below For The Links …

Every month, or as our travel schedule allows, we’ll publish a new or expanded travelogue about one or more Midwest River Cities. Check the menu above for those cities and towns we’ve identified … there are over three dozen for starters!




In each of our in depth travelogues, you’ll see these features:

  • Local Restaurants (Especially Those With Historical Interest)
  • Area Attractions
  • Outdoor Attractions & How To Experience The River
  • Independent Shops
  • “The Oldest Bar In Town”
  • Who Doesn’t Love A Good Bakery?
  • Trivia & More!

Pique your travel curiosity and start planning your next day trip, weekend, or longer stay!

Here’s Our (Growing) List Of Published Travelogues …

Prairie du Chien, WI: We had a blast visiting Wisconsin’s 2nd oldest city and covered a lot of ground in one weekend … see it at Visiting Prairie du Chien: One Weekend, 20 Essential Destinations

Cassville, WI:

See our travelogue about this wonderful SW Wisconsin river town right here …

Peoria, IL:

“Visiting Peoria: One Day, 25 Local Gems”

Peoria Travelogue Here

Dubuque, Iowa:

“Distinctly Dubuque: 30+ Locally Loved Dubuque Destinations”

See Dubuque Here

Guttenberg, Iowa:

“Visit Guttenberg: Iowa’s Gem on the Upper Mississippi” Click Here

Galena, Illinois:

“Galena: Off The Tourist Track & Under The Radar” See Galena Here

Beloit, Wisconsin:

“5 Reasons To Love Beloit”

Click Here To Explore Beloit!




Rockford, Illinois:

“Be A Forest City Local: 25 Uniquely Rockford Destinations”

Click Here To See The Rockford Travelogue

Naperville, Illinois:

“Downtown Naperville: Get To Know These 12 Local Gems”

Click Here To See The Downtown Naperville, IL Travelogue

Our Upcoming Midwest River Cities Travelogues: A Return Visit To Beloit, WI

River Memories Last Forever …