Great River Road All-American Road Celebration!


In honor of the Wisconsin portion of The Great River Road being named an All-American Road, one of only fifteen in the nation, a celebration will be held at the Potosi Brewery in Potosi on Tuesday, August 3rd, at 3:00PMSee:

All-American Road status is a special National Scenic Byways program designation that features the best driving routes in the country, highlighting their scenic beauty, cultural importance and more.


The Wisconsin Great River Road National Scenic Byway has been awarded the designation as an “All American Road,” one of only 15 in the nation as determined by the U.S. Department of Transportation.


The U.S. Secretary of Transportation recognizes certain roads as National Scenic Byways or All American Roads based on their intrinsic qualities that include archaeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational, and scenic qualities. In order to be considered a National Scenic Byway a road is determined by a panel of experts to have at least one of the intrinsic qualities and be often what is considered, “roads less traveled”. In order to reach the “All American Road” status, the drive must be a tourism attraction unto itself. With multiple intrinsic qualities and one-of-a-kind features that can be found nowhere else.

The Wisconsin portion of The Great River Road (All American Road) – Covers 250 miles in Wisconsin and passes through 33 Mississippi River towns.

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The author, Tim Koehler, is a native to the Dubuque area, long-time radio host, dork, father, part-time toupee model, very stable genius and horse stable shoveller, regular napper, Time Magazine Person of the Year 2006, teller of stories and bad dad jokes. 

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