Big River Magazine

We cover the Upper Mississippi River from the Twin Cities to the Quad Cities, the heart of the Driftless Area.

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Latitude: 45.213557 Longitude: -93.25769 Elevation: 919 ft
the best travel advice comes from the people who live here
Reggie McLeod

Sample Itinerary of Experience

Big River Magazine contains stories about things to do and places to go. We have river news, and stories about the environment, boating, fishing, birding and enjoying the river and river communities. Visit the Big River Travel Map to find parks, overlooks, river access, places to eat, places to stay and things to do on the river.

Costs and Fees

Big River is available in stores and on newsstands in most river towns. Or you can subscribe.

  • 1 year (6 issues) $31
  • 2 years (12 issues) $57
  • 3 years (18 issues) $83

Locally or Family-Owned Business Notes

Big River Magazine is published by Open River Press, Inc., which is owned and based in Winona, Minnesota. We have been covering the river since 1993. In addition, we are the only independent magazine about a river in the world.

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