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Address: Winona, MN
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Considered one of the most scenic drives in America.

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The Great River Road.

U.S. Highway 61 is a beautiful drive along the Mississippi starting with an entry around La Crosse and I have taken it up to Red Wing and back of course. A beautiful drive in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 23, 2015
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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

U.S. Highway 61 is a beautiful drive along the Mississippi starting with an entry around La Crosse and I have taken it up to Red Wing and back of course. A beautiful drive in the Spring, Summer, Fall, and an interesting drive in the Winter to say the least.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

The stretch from Lake City, MN to LaCrosse, WI is fantastic in the fall with all the trees in full color. Set against the backdrop of the Mississippi and the river bluffs it is truly amazing.

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

We had perfect weather for our highway 61 drive on a Sunday afternoon. It is a lovely drive through the valley along the Mississippi. The towns are picturesque.

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West of Mpls., MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We had a lovely sunny day to enjoy fall color on this drive along the Mississippi River. It was a relaxing and beautiful drive. A must see in Minnesota in October.

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Almond
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Attended Winona State baseball fall intra-squad game. Was a good preview of the 2016 teams. The freshmen were available to see. Went to Ground Round for dinner. Had the walleye pike and it was excellent.

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Minnesota USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

We were down just for some road trip sight seeing fun. We did not really have a destination, just planning to cruise around hiway 61, sit and have lunch in a park. The sights during fall is magnificent. Relaxing to the eye and the spirit(especially if youre not the one driving). The bluff on one side and the lake on... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Route 61 takes you from the Wisconsin border up to Winona. The road follows the Mississippi River where colors are starting to turn. My disappointment was the overgrowth preventing good views of the river, including in a scenic overlook where the river was barely visible.

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Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We literally just took off one weekend with no plans and ended up on the great river road. We start at La Crosse and just head north. There is always something going on somewhere. If we see nothing interesting going on, we keep driving, because there will be something going on up the road somewhere. FYI, our favorite stop for... More 

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Dundas, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The views are always beautiful. Nothing not to like. Stopped at a boat landing for a breather and snack, viewing the river and wildlife.

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

For those in Minnesota and yet to do the Pacific Coastal Highway US61 is the best alternative. River on one side and bluffs on the other end. There are a few attractions enroute when you are returning from la Crosse to Twin cities like Wabasha eagle center, pick wick mill, Funnel House , lock and Dam , lake Pepin and... More 

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