Description - The Minnesota River flows gently between ribbons of oak, elm, maple and cottonwood trees. The Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway, which follows it, wanders past rich farmland and through towns steeped in Minnesota history. Several sites tell the story of the Dakota Indians who lived here, the pioneers who settled here, and the tragic conflict between the two communities. Passing rolling farmland and woodlands bordering the river between Belle Plaine and Browns Valley, the 300 miles of highways and gravel roads, is a scenic, historical and cultural experience.
- The Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway is known for it's Cultural, Historical, Natural, Recreational and Scenic Attractions.
Directions from : Begin at the junction of MN HWY 25, Near Belle Plaine and follow the signs, which takes you all the way to the Minnesota, South Dakota State Border at West Browns Valley.