In the heart of the Minnesota northland, nestled 120 miles south of the Canadian border, sits Bemidji & more specifically, Lake Bemidji. This northern Minnesota resort and fishing destination is the "First City on the Mississippi River". It sits among the pine trees, an abundance of wildlife and lakes, making it a travel destination for those looking for that slower pace and great atmosphere. Just south of where the Mississippi spills into Lake Bemidji, sits Keith's Old River Pizza Company, the first pizzeria on the Great River Road.
Five hundred miles south of the original Old River Pizza, just off the banks of the Missouri River, is our Council Bluffs, Iowa location. Since 2006, Old River Pizza in Council Bluffs has been making gourmet pizzas from scratch, with fresh ingredients, cooked in a brick oven, one pizza at a time. Part of the experience is the "Big Axe" calzone challenge. The Big Axe calzone is five pounds of crust and toppings, and the challenge is to eat it in one hour! Go there, experience it, check out The River!