Minnesota is known for its more than 10,000 lakes, but our state has plenty of other bodies of water as well. The Mississippi River flows north to south through much of the state, the St. Croix River forms the border between Minnesota and Wisconsin, and the Cannon River offers fun recreation opportunities. Today, we want to recommend yet another great river to spend some time on, in the form of the Minnesota River. Flowing through much of western, central, and southern Minnesota, it offers plenty to see and do. One of the best ways to enjoy the river is by taking a drive along the Minnesota River Valley National Scenic Byway. Read on below to learn more about this scenic drive full of beauty and fun.

Have you ever driven along the Minnesota River Valley National Scenic Byway? For more information, including maps, attractions, and more, visit the byway’s website and Facebook page. And if you’re looking for other great drives to take, check out our past list of 10 stunning scenic byways in Minnesota.

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