Scenic Byway: Minnesota River Valley National Scenic Byway: Minnesota River Valley

History of the Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway
  • 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."
 

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