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


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!


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.


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