What States Does The Mississippi River Go Through?


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Babz Bell answered
As the Mississippi River is the largest river system in North America (with a length of about 2,320 miles, which makes it the fourth largest in the world) and as the river originates Minnesota before flowing southwards in with a lot of meanderings, before emptying in to the Gulf of Mexico in goes through quite a few states.
So in chronological order from its source, the Mississippi River flows through Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi before finally reaching New Orleans in Louisiana.
Which begs the question why is it called the Mississippi when it's not the start or the end of the river? Well Native Americans game the river the name Mississippi before the state of the same name was created.
There are many tours that take in parts of the Mississippi river but if you fancy going back to basics and rafting down this mighty river then you'll need to set yourself aside a bit of time.
Assuming you travel for 12 hours a day and you have an average speed of three miles per hour (walking pace) the whole trip from mouth to source will take around 65 days. Along the way you could stop of in some of the great American cities, namely, Minneapolis, MN, St. Paul, MN, Quad Cities, IA/IL, St. Louis, MO, Memphis, TN, Baton Rouge, LA and of course New Orleans, LA.
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Anonymous answered
Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota

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