Untouched by glaciers that left their mark elsewhere in the state, this park is rich with rock formations carved by erosion. The Mississippi Palisades State Park is located in Savanna along the lofty, wooded palisades of the Mississippi River, the park's inhabitants include pileated woodpeckers, migratory waterfowl and other upland wildlife. Enjoy hiking more then 15 miles of trails and five breathtaking scenic overlooks. This is the only State Park the Still allows rock climbing. Mississippi Palisades State Park has an impressive 241 campsites.
The Great River Trail is a breathtaking journey along more than 60 miles of the Mississippi River in northern Illinois. Starting in Savanna, you’ll head south through several small towns with traditions still steeped in river culture before reaching the industrial center of the Quad Cities, which includes Rock Island and Moline. Many opportunities exist for browsing antiques, enjoying catfish dinners, and viewing river traffic. Camping and lodging are available for overnight trips.
Located on the banks of the Mississippi River, Savanna has three boat launches to experience every thing the river has to offer. Spend the day boating, tubing, Kayaking or fishing and the night relaxing with a river view at one of our restaurants, bars or Inns. Visit Marquette park to stroll along the river, sit and watch the River Boats or do a little fishing. The Mississippi River is one of the world’s largest river systems and is a must see while in Savanna.
Founded in 1828, Savanna is one of Illinois’ oldest towns. Now located on the Great River Road National Byway, Savanna’s Historic Downtown has something for everyone. Brows our quaint shops, plan a spa day, have dinner and drinks and one of our bars or restaurants, enjoy some world class live music or just grab a coffee and people watch on main Street. What ever you enjoy, you can find it in Downtown Savanna.
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The Ingersoll Wetlands Learning Center is the office and Learning Center for the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. This family friendly facility is packed with interesting, hands-on exhibits and provides a dramatic view of the world’s most majestic and celebrated river.
7071 Riverview Rd
Thomson IL 61285
Monday - Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
From June through August, the Center is open Saturdays from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Sit on the deck with a glass of wine and enjoy the view at one of our nearby wineries. Choose to visit one winery or make it a girls weekend and spend a few days staying in Savanna and visiting each one.
Whether you're pulling your camper for the weekend, driving your RV across the states or just looking to unplug and sleep under the stars, Savanna offers plenty of camping opportunites for all explorers.
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