Discover the Byway! Videos about the Minnesota River Valley National Scenic Byway.

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Discover the Byway

 

 

River Activities

 

Historical Sites

 

Arts and Culture

 

Attractions

 

Outdoor Activities

Outdoor activities on the Byway!

Watch this video to see some great Outdoor Activities in the Minnesota River Valley National Scenic Byway!

 

 

Dakota Content Specialist

The Minnesota River Valley National Scenic Byway is requesting proposals for a Dakota Content Specialist to fulfill requirements of a grant from the Minnesota Historical Society.

There are presently 96 discovery sites listed on the www.mnrivervalley.com website. Approximately 35-40 of those sites connect to Dakota history or heritage. The Dakota Content Specialist will review those site descriptions and add to or revise the content to better reflect Dakota history, significance, and impact in the Valley. An overview will be created to discuss the Dakota Homeland and history. It is possible that a handful of new Dakota-related discovery sites may be identified and added to our site, too. Where appropriate, we will add quotes or translations in the Dakota language to directly reflect the impact and importance of the Dakota to our community.

The Minnesota River Valley National Scenic Byway wishes to hire a Dakota Content Specialist to improve the content on the Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway website (www.mnrivervalley.com) by accomplishing the following:

  • Meet with the Byway Project Coordinator, Tribal Preservation Officers from the Upper Sioux Community and Lower Sioux Community, the Dakota History Elders/Advisors and Byway Alliance as needed.
  • Review the 35-40 site descriptions that have connections to Dakota history or heritage on the mnrivervalley.com website. Add to or revise the content to better reflect Dakota history, significance, and impact in the Valley.
  • Write a “Dakota Homeland” section for inclusion on the byway website.
  • Include Dakota language and add Dakota place names where appropriate

 

The request for proposals is located here: DAKOTA CONTENT SPECIALIST RFP

The deadline for proposals will be September 13, 2016, 4:30 pm

Questions about this proposal should be directed to:
Kristi Fernholz, Byway Coordinator
320-289-1981 x 106
kristi.fernholz@umvrdc.org

City-wide Garage Sales along the Byway in 2016

Use the 287-mile long Byway to travel to your city-wide garage sales in 2016!

We’ll be promoting city-wide garages sales in 2016. Send us your dates info@mnrivervalley.com

 

Byway-Long Garage $ale

Cruise up and down our 287-mile long Byway to shop at the garage sales on May 1-2, 2015. 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!

City-wide garage sales (that we know about) are taking place in:

  • Arlington
  • Fairfax
  • Granite Falls
  • Henderson

 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 first full weekend in May. 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!

History’s Alive in the Minnesota River Valley.

You don’t need a time machine to go back to the good old days. Just hop in the car and head down the Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway, where historic homes, churches and commercial buildings remain an integral part of modern life… by Erica Wacker, Explore Minnesota Tourism.

For more the entire story, go to Travel Ideas.

 

Geocaching in the Byway

With ample diversity in the landscapes and cityscapes along the Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway, there are plenty of locations to purse 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 section on the Things To Do Page!

Interested “Cache Masters” are encouraged to discuss operating a Byway-wide program by contacting Kristi at 320-289-1981×6 or e-mail Kristi.

Telling the Story

Ten new interpretive panels were placed along the Minnesota River Valley National Scenic Byway in the spring of 2012.

Panels at Camp Release, Montevideo, MN
Panels at Vicksburg Park, Renville County Park #2, MN
Panels around New Ulm, MN
Panels in Henderson, MN

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 2010 calendar.

Make a plan now to travel the Byway and view all of the panels in person!

You can tune into the Minnesota Valley Mobile Tour here: Oral History Tour

ScenicBywayMobileTour

Byway-Long Garage $ale

Cruise up and down our 287-mile long Byway to shop at the garage sales on May 2-4, 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!

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 first full weekend in May. 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!

Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway