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Get a taste of what to expect along the Wisconsin Great River Road through these short podcasts.

Burial Mounds of the Great River Road

Ancient burial mounds can be found all along the Wisconsin Great River Road. Archeologist Robert “Ernie” Boszhardt explains the reasons why these mounds were built. Download.

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The Origins of the Great River Road

Marty Beekman of the Mississippi River Parkway Commission explains the early history of the Great River Road. Download.

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Building the Lock & Dam System

The Lock & Dam System built in the 1930s had a major role in shaping the river you see today as you drive along the Wisconsin Great River Road. Download.

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The Basic Anatomy of the Mississippi River

The character of the Mississippi River can be divided into three distinct systems as it travels from its headwaters to the Gulf of Mexico. Download.

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The Changing Landscape of the Upper Mississippi River Valley

Before settlement, the landscape you see along the Wisconsin Great River Road was very different than it is today. Download.

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Point No Point

Teri Mesch of Pepin County podcast explains a visual phenomenon commonly travelers along the Mississippi River and the Wisconsin Great River Road. Download.

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The Sea Wing Tragedy

The peaceful community of Diamond Bluff was the site of one of the Mississippi River’s most infamous disasters. Download.

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Brewing History

Potosi is a great place to learn about the brewing industry in the late 19th and early 20th Century. Download.

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The Legend of Maiden Rock

Learn about the legend of one of the Wisconsin Great River Road’s most prominent natural features. Download.

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The Origins of the Badger State

The southern end of the Wisconsin Great River Road travels through what was once one of the most important lead mining regions in the world. Download.

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Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Wisconsin Great River Road intersects with the life story of one of America’s most famous frontier figure. Download.

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Bald Eagle Watching

Throughout the winter months, at places all along the Wisconsin Great River Road, bald eagles can be seen soaring and congregating in large numbers. Download.

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