This official MN Scenic Byway is one of the state's first designated wildflower routes. The Minnesota Departments of Transportation and Natural Resources collaborate to manage wildflowers and native grasses along the route. The route passes through rich agricultural regions and small rural towns with historic buildings of national significance, bed and breakfasts, golf, swimming pools and city parks. Lake Louise State Park is located on the route. This is a 32 mile drive along Highway 56.
View Along This Route
- 31 miles
- Hwy. 56 between I-90 and Hwy. 63 near the Iowa border; about 10 miles east of Austin.
- Rural countryside, prairie grasses and wildflowers.