Great River Road: Minnesota
From Birth to Border
Great River Road is a designated National Scenic Byway that follows the route of the Mississippi River. Beginning at the headwaters, the Byway winds through the small towns of northern Minnesota and through the Twin Cities, and continues south along Highway 61 to La Crescent, then south to Iowa on Highway 26. The Great River Road offers travelers an opportunity to experience the Mississippi River Valley, Minnesota’s lakes and forests, dramatic bluff lands, a variety of outdoor recreation and wildlife, and the enchantment of small town and metropolitan life found along the Mississippi.