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7   in Illinois Illinois12 Miles

Motorcycle Roads Scenic Mississippi River Byway

By Steve C.
on August 1, 2008

4.5out of 5

6 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

Easy to describe - just take Illinois Rte 96 Between Nauvoo & Hamilton.

Scenery

Fabulous Mississippi River scenic views along entire length of road.

Road Quality

Smooth road surface, slow sweeping corners that hugs the path of the river the entire time. Mostly flat.

Roadside Amenities

There are a few roadside picnic areas along route but other than that, nothing except at the starting point and ending point. If you are into history, there is an interesting and extensive Mormon settlement history in Nauvoo.

Additional Info

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By HDIowa
on June 23, 2013 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

3.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 1999

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davison

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Good short ride with a Mississippi River view. In the fall Nauvoo has a grape festival complete with a car and motorcycle show that makes a good destination.

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By Kel108
on November 10, 2013 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2014

Motorcycle Make Victory Vision

Motorcycle Type Touring

Maybe the last day out for the season...did the run up to Nauvoo - beautiful

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By Kel108
on November 1, 2013 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2014

Motorcycle Make Victory Vision

Motorcycle Type Touring

Driven this by car and motorcycle many times - very beautiful

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By bulldog
on March 11, 2012 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2008

Motorcycle Make kawasaki

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

This is a very awesome road . I love riding it from Hamilton clear up to Highway 34 . Hamilton to Nauvoo is out of this world . Rode it many times and planning on riding many more times .

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By Guest
on December 6, 2008 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2000

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Touring

I can vouch for this ride, I grew up in Hamilton.

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By Guest
on January 31, 2008 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2005

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

We've been on that ride and it is beautiful. We usually go on North on 96 through Nauvoo, Pontoosuc , and wind up in Dallas City on a Sunday afternoon in the summer where theree is a nice little biker bar that has bands from 5 - 9 pm........Great time! People come in off the river to party as well.

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