Rounding the Palisades

Rounding the Palasades

A freight train rounds a curve and passes next to the tall cliffs bordering the Mississippi River on the Illinois side. The Mississippi Palisades (or cliffs) are relatively old rock formations that were not covered by the glaciers of the last ice age, therefore, they were not scoured and flattened by the ice.

A great vantage point to view the Mississippi River, trains, barges and boats, wildlife, and even the eastern edge of Iowa, the Palisades State Park also allows rock climbing in certain areas.

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