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Quick Facts
Designation: Minnesota State Scenic Byway
Fees: None- only at attractions.
Length, One-Way: 32 Miles (53.33 Kilometers)
Time: Allow at least 1 hour.

General Information

Description - Pass corn fields, native grasses, wildflowers and the Shooting Star Recreational Trail when driving along the Shooting Star Scenic Byway in the Historic Prairie Country of Minnesota. The towns of Adams, Rose Creek, Taopi, and LeRoy combine to give this byway a small town touch. These communities combine with the natural beauty of the prairie and the unique wildflowers for which this byway is named.

The route passes through rich agricultural regions and small rural towns with historic buildings of national significance, bed and breakfasts, golf courses, swimming pools and city parks. Lake Louise State Park is also located on this route, offering visitors and residents alike with multiple opportunities to enjoy the Minnesota Prairie.

This official Minnesota Scenic Byway is one of the state's first designated wildflower routes. The Minnesota Department of Transportation and Natural Resources collaborate to manage wildflowers and native grasses along the route.

Attractions - The Shooting Star Wildflower and Historic Route Scenic Byway is known for it's Natural, Recreational and Scenic Attractions.

Location -

Directions from : the Shooting Star Scenic Byway simply follows MN 56. To reach this road, take exit 187 on I-90 easterly, or from State Highway 63, take the exit at Chester that will take you west on MN 56.

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Additional Information:
Minneapolis Area -
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.
Minnesota's Historic Sites -

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


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