The Mississippi River is one of the world’s major river systems in size. It is the second longest river in America. These photos were taken in Dubuque. I am an international student and I came to Dubuque to complete my studies at University of Dubuque. The view of the Mississippi River was wonderful to me. I was impressed by the beauty of the landscape. I have read a lot about it, Dubuque is a small town located along the river. Seepage of this river and its tributaries grasps about 33% of the land surface of the United States. It is more than 4,000 miles long from the headwaters of the Missouri River tributary to its conjunction with the Gulf of Mexico.