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Located along the meandering Minnesota River, the Minnesota River Valley National Scenic Byway is a destination in itself.
Breathe as you paddle through the quiet Minnesota River
Touch 3.8 billion year old granite outcrops
Walk through lush prairie grasses
Picnic at state and local parks along the valley
Hear vivid stories of prairie life
Close your eyes and imagine becoming an explorer for a day. Relax in the tranquility of Big Bluestem prairie grasses. Watch for Dakota skipper butterflies among purple cornflowers. Scan the expansive blue sky for bald eagles or wait quietly at the river’s edge to catch a glimpse of a deer at sunset.
Take home one of our stories- we’ve got plenty to share!