Click here to view the new Byway Visitors Guide:
Click here for a geocache program continuing in the summer of 2013 called "Who's who in the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862".
This program started June 9th, 2012.
With ample diversity in the landscapes and cityscapes along the Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway, there are plenty of locations to pursue this up-and-coming outdoor hobby!
Byway Alliance members have discovered caches hidden in city parks, on public property, near historic attractions and many other appropriate places.
Imagine geocaching along the 287-mile length of this nationally designated Byway as you progress up (or down) the valley while you enjoy all of the natural beauty associated with the Minnesota River. Use the Byway as a destination for your hobby and see what you discover!
Check out our geocache page with links to byway caches!
(Interested “Cache Masters” are encouraged to discuss operating a Byway-wide program by contacting “Kristi” at 320-289-1981x6 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Cruise up and down our 287-mile long Byway to shop at the garage sales on May 3, 2014. Look for the RED BALLOONS!
Sellers: If you would like to have a garage sale, put up RED BALLOONS with your signage along the Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway to attract customers.
Buyers: Look for the RED BALLOONS as you enjoy the Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway on May 3rd!
For the facebook event page, click here.
For a list of chambers/CVBs along the byway, click here.
For a map of the byway, click here.
City-wide garage sales (that we know about) are taking place in Granite Falls, Redwood Falls and Fairfax. But look for sales all along the byway!
Our goal is to get people out-and-about along the 287-mile long Byway to learn about our natural and historic sites. To help achieve that goal, we hope to have people participate by hosting a garage sale and for the public to patronize those sales. Get out and enjoy a spring day along the Byway!
There is no formal structure to this operation. There is no license, fees, paperwork or anything else involved other than a coordination of the May 3rd date. We have publicized this at various City Halls, Chambers of Commerce, at various other community garage sales and other outlets along the Byway. We will announce the date, do some publicity and then let the buyers and sellers find each other!
The year 2012 marks 150 since the U.S. - Dakota War of 1862. The Byway has gathered links to help Byway travelers who want to learn more about this important event. Click here to learn more.
Ten new panels are being placed along the Minnesota River Valley National Scenic Byway in the spring of 2012. Click here to view the panels and learn more.
Byway panels are already located at sixteen Discovery sites. These interpretive panels were featured in the Minnesota River Valley National Scenic Byway 2010 Calendar. Click here to view the calendar, and make a plan now to travel the Byway and view all of the panels in person!
The Byway has a DVD for sale filled with fablous photos of the byway and lovely music by nature photographer Ron Bolduan! Take a preview of some of the great places along the byway that are featured on the DVD: Explore The Valley with Ron Bolduan
If you would like to purchase a DVD email the byway and we can take your order!