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A Secret Place on the Mississippi!

It has survived tornados and the worst Mother Nature has to offer. Yet it survives and thrives in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fulton, Missouri
Backwoods BBQ!! Get In Here!!

I’m from across the river in Prairie du Chien, but have lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for the... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
JayDee S
Oakland, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here on our way to a bed and breakfast for the weekend. We were able to walk the main area in about 10 minutes. We stopped in one store and generally did not feel the need to go back during our stay. Cute...More

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has survived tornados and the worst Mother Nature has to offer. Yet it survives and thrives in tribute to it's great location and history. The buildings alone are enough to entice your visit. But just peek inside and you will see why this is...More

Thank odyssey2015
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

I’m from across the river in Prairie du Chien, but have lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for the last 20 years. I call myself a food snob, and am always needing to drop my expectations when I visit home. No More, I say,...More

Thank JayDee S
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We happened upon this community and had a nice time walking the downtown area. We found some interesting facts about the town, including that the Ringling Brothers of circus fame lived here for a time. We ate at the Backwoods BBQ and the portions were...More

Thank Lee G
Reviewed 19 August 2017

This is a very lovely quaint town to browse and shop. We were there just 2 weeks after a tornado hit them and was quit sad to see all the downed trees and damage that had been done. I really felt for the community and...More

Thank raescar1
Reviewed 25 April 2017

This adorable 1800s town did not disappoint we loved looking at the old architecture cobblestone street and the weird house in the side of a mountain... not even sure what that is about but it was cool.

Thank 577rebekahl
Reviewed 12 March 2017

A walk around McGregor is like being in a living museum. The buildings are so old and are lined up on a long street. I had trouble figuring out how to get onto the Highway 18 bridge to go over the Mississippi to visit Prairie...More

Thank david_hance_iowa
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Located in a valley abutting the Mississippi River this is not what you would expect in Iowa. From specialty and antique shops to a gourmet grocery and a mile from one of the last River Boat Casinos on the Northern Mississippi, a great destination. BUT...More

Thank Reiswebers
Reviewed 13 January 2017

You can walk and see about 6 antique stores, a small DNR aquarium/fish hatchery that pertains to IA fish and about 4 resturaunts. Good stop while seeing the fall colors.

Thank cdhcch
Reviewed 12 November 2016

This town has so much history, and lots of fun and interesting shops to check out, plus many great food, beverage and snack (ice cream!) spots to sample. If you're in the area, be sure to spend a half day checking it out, or take...More

Thank CTBCalifornia
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Darla S
21 April 2017|
Response from david_hance_iowa | Reviewed this property |
McGregor is a small Iowa town of about 1000 people with only a few businesses. The casino and the new hotel would be open 24 hours a day. The other small businesses may not be open at all in Sunday nor during the winter... More
27 July 2015|
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Response from Tammy C | Reviewed this property |
Could it be Josie's River Queen? We weren't there on a Sunday, so I don't know if they have a jam.