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Great River Road Scenic Byway

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Southeast Minnesota - The Great River Road follows the mighty Mississippi along its entire length, nearly 2,100 miles in all. This segment, which runs about 225–250 miles round trip, is centered on U.S. 61 from Red Wing to the Iowa border, although we took side loops along the way to work in a few extra sets of curves.

Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway

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Southern Minnesota - The MN River Valley Scenic Byway started for us in Belle Plaine, where we met on the bridge over looking the MN River just north of town. Our goal was to hit a few historical sites along the 400-mile route to learn more about some of Minnesota’s Native American heritage and the Dakota War of 1862.

North Shore Scenic Byway

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Northeast Minnesota - The North Shore Scenic Byway is a spectacularly scenic route that includes seven state parks and is designated as an "All-American Road". Our journey began just north of Two Harbors at Betty's Pies. It was a beautiful day and the cool crisp breeze coming off Lake Superior really got us excited for the ride north.

Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway

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Mid Central Minnesota - The Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway is a 54-mile route located in the middle of Minnesota - making it an easy destination whether coming from the Twin Cities area, the Iron Range, or even the western portion of the state.

Minnesota's Scenic Byways

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Waters of the Dancing Sky Scenic Byway King of Trails Scenic Byway King of Trails Scenic Byway Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway Otter Trail Scenic Byway Lake Country Scenic Byway Glacial Ridge Trail Scenic Byway Lady Slipper Scenic Byway Avenue of Pines Scenic Byway Edge of the Wilderness Scenic Byway Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway Great River Road Scenic Byway Great River Road Scenic Byway Gunflint Trail Scenic Byway North Shore Scenic Byway Superior National Forest Scenic Byway Skyline Parkway Scenic Byway Veterans Evergreen Memorial Scenic Byway St. Croix Scenic Byway Grand Rounds Scenic Byway Apple Blossom Scenic Byway Historic Bluff Country Scenic Byway Shooting Star Scenic Byway