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Old 05-07-2007, 01:51 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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St. Louis used to look nicer...sadly the 1993 floodings of the Missouri, Illinois, and Mississippi destroyed and damaged forever many trees and landscape along the Mississippi. If you drive north to Alton, Illinois, a historic river town in itself, on Missouri State Highway 367 (becomes U.S. 67) from Interstate 270, you basically cross the confluence point of where the Missouri flows into the Mississippi. You can see new manmade lakes from the flood and destroyed trees too. In addition if you drive along I-55 North/I-70 East in Illinois starting from the Poplar Street Bridge in Downtown St. Louis, you can see dead trees and more flooding caused by the Wood Rive and Horseshoe Lake. The 1993 flood was terrible. St. Louis and every other city on the Upper Mississippi was affected...St. CHarles and Alton, IL got it pretty bad. Some of Riverview Drive was underwater for awhile, including some floors of the parking garages for tourists wanting to go up in the Arch. Still...St. Louis is not ugly at all. South of St. Louis along I-55 begin hills and cliffs of the OZark foothills combined with midwestern prairie. St. Louis landscape wise is very interested along the Mississippi. You get a blend of typical midwestern prairies in both Illinois and Missouri as well as huge cliffs of the Ozark foothills and the remains of the Illinoisan glacier basically ending at Alton.
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Old 06-25-2007, 01:31 PM
 
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Question What city is this?

Does anyone know what city this is? Not even sure it is in the us. It is labeled as Atlanta but I don't see how or where it could be taken from. A friend of mine is asking me. It's their Flickr account which I am a contact of.

Atlanta on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mindweb/592529219/ - broken link)
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Old 06-25-2007, 02:08 PM
 
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Anyone heard of the real Rvier City, San Antonio, hellooo.
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Old 06-25-2007, 02:22 PM
 
Location: gilbert az "move me to Boise"
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Default Boise Idaho on the Snake River

bike paths on both sides
Fish in the afternoon - eat at night
trees and greenery everwhere - river runs from Washington to Wyoming through Oregon and Utah - over 1400 miles from the Columbia River
Boise sits in a national state park area - so pretty, so different
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Old 06-25-2007, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Wi for the summer--Vegas in the winter
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#1 -- La Crosse Wisconsin on the Mississippi (Awesome)
#2 -- Pittsburgh Pa on the Ohio/Monongahela/Allegheny (Stunning)
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Old 06-25-2007, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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Many of the towns along the Connecticut River in New England.

Many of the towns along the Hudson River.

Many of the towns along the Greenfield River in New England.
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Old 07-20-2019, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Willowbrook, Houston
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The closest river junction for St. Louis is the Missouri & Mississippi. There's a park just outside of St. Louis that lets you get up close to the rivers.
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Old 07-20-2019, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Good topic. There are so many beautiful river cities in our great nation.

Some that spring to mind immediately are, in no particular order:

Chattanooga, TN
New Orleans, LA
San Antonio, TX
Pittsburgh, PA
Richmond, VA
Morgantown, WV
Marietta, OH
Yorktown, VA

There are so many more but these just popped into my head.
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Old 07-20-2019, 10:23 AM
 
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Knoxville, TN

The question is not the best river city but which is your favorite.
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Old 07-20-2019, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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New Orleans is my favorite river city then. And since the OP, which was started in 2007, New Orleans has rebounded beautifully from Katrina.
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