Discover the Minnesota River Valley and unlock a piece of American history.

You cannot understand American history without knowing about the Minnesota River Valley. The Minnesota River Valley National Scenic Byway traverses the ancient remnants of what was once one of the largest rivers to ever exist. Along the way, it uncovers stories from the U.S. Dakota War of 1862 that left hundreds dead and exiled a nation. Today travelers wind their way through vibrant small towns, Dakota communities, historic sites and scenic overlooks.

Enjoy discovering the Minnesota River Valley National Scenic Byway!

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Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway