Click the map to view our new Byway Tear Map of the Central Section from Granite Falls to New Ulm. Notice the Discovery Sites and the Historic Dakota Village Sites. Discover the Byway!
You can now become a byway member online! Head over to our membership page for an online form and method of payment.
Your membership means a lot to the Byway! Thank you!
Here are some new videos about the Minnesota River Valley National Scenic Byway. Watch and share!
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Watch this video to see some great Outdoor Activities in the Minnesota River Valley National Scenic Byway!
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.
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.
Ten new interpretive panels were placed along the Minnesota River Valley National Scenic Byway in the spring of 2012.
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