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Quick Facts
Designation: Minnesota State Scenic Byway
Designation: Nominated for National Scenic Byway
Fees: There are no toll fees
Length, One-Way: 300 Miles (500.0 Kilometers)
Time: Allow at least two days- make it a weekend trip.

General Information

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.

Attractions - 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.

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Additional Information:
Minnesota Scenic Byways - Minnesota currently offers one All-American Road, the North Shore Scenic Byway, three National Scenic Byways, Edge of the Wilderness Scenic Byway, Grand Rounds Scenic Byway and Great River Road, as well as numerous state designated byways.

Scenic Byways Homepage - National Scenic Byways official web site with detailed info on all national and state byways.


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