About

The Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway was fully designated in 1996 by Minnesota State Scenic Byway Commission. The byway was nominated by many groups and individuals including:

  • Western Minnesota Prairie Waters Tourism Coalition
  • Minnesota River Valley Task Force
  • Region 9 Development Commission
  • Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission
  • The affected counties, cities, townships, and state agencies along the byway

The Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway Alliance was formally organized as a Minnesota nonprofit corporation (according to Minnesota Statute Chapter 317A) in February 1997. The Alliance continues to meet monthly to “promote and develop the scenic byway along the Minnesota River.”

Alliance Purpose, Background and Partners Membership
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Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway