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