The towns of McGregor and Marquette are nestled between the steep river bluffs and the Mighty Mississippi River. You will find these stops on the Great River Road as you wind your north or south along the river. Whether it be hiking and camping, relaxing on the Mississippi, grabbing a bite to eat with a great view, or shopping our unique shops, we have endless possibilities for young and old alike.

Spending time on the Iowa Wine Trail? Stop in at the winery in Marquette and enjoy free samples of their award winning wine. Take the time to relax in their wine garden. Perhaps you brought the boat with you. Dock at the city boat ramp and cruise the Mississippi soaking up the scenic river bluffs. Is hiking more your liking? Effigy Mounds National Monument has miles of trails which meander passed Indian burial mounds culminating at Hanging Rock overlooking the Mississippi River. Feeling lucky? Drop in at the casino and try your hand one of the tables while aboard a river boat. Marquette may not be the “best kept secret” any longer!

As you drive south to McGregor you will pass a marina, where houseboat and pontoon rentals let you enjoy the “Mighty Sip” at your leisure. How about a guided river tour for the afternoon? Join a boat tour to learn the river’s past and its natural aspects. Once in McGregor you will find shops that line Main Street. Buildings that date back to 1800s still stand inviting you in with their historical charm. While in town, take the drive to one of the most beautiful spots in the state of Iowa, Pikes Peak State Park.

After a fun filled day, the bed and breakfasts or our local motels welcome you home. We have many where you can relax and unwind in our quaint little river towns. Hungry? We have many restaurants in both towns that serve up mouth-watering home cooked dishes that are guaranteed to satisfy your appetite.

For more information check us out of Facebook McGregor-Marquette, Iowa, or find us on the web at You can also contact the chamber office at (800) 896-0910. See you soon!

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