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Address: Winona, MN
Phone Number: 16515654989
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Considered one of the most scenic drives in America.

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Back to its old high-quality self!

Maybe due to Grandma's Marathon or something.....this route got old and dated. It was greatly UPDATED in past few years. Don't miss this route!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
La Donna K
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Saint Charles
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Saint Charles
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Maybe due to Grandma's Marathon or something.....this route got old and dated. It was greatly UPDATED in past few years. Don't miss this route!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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126 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It gives away my age when I say that my first introduction to Highway 61 as anything but a line on a map was Bob Dylan's great album "Highway 61 Revisited"... released in 1965 and a soundtrack for much of my high school career. Dylan was not the first inspired by this road. It runs 1500 miles - from the... More 

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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63 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove from lake city to Winona on route 61. We enjoyed the scenery and lovely weather .This has been one of our most enjoyable drives in the US.If you are in Rochester and serrounding areas don't miss the chance to drive on route 61

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Thank Hamzah B
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

From Hastings to Winona, this was a blessing of a scenic drive through the MN river valley. Stages include river bluff views, small town stops, farmland scenery, flood plain flats, up and downhill climbs. Whether in a car or on a motorcycle, this is one scenic trip anyone who enjoys a great ride should take.

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State of Sao Paulo
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40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Nature and History lovers, if you happen to pass by these cities during your US highway 61 drive, I highly recommend these: we opted for a half day driving and activities itinerary, departing from Eau Claire area, first stopping by Wabasha (National Eagle Center, coffee and chocolates right across the building) and then heading to Perrot Park in Trempealeau (Brady... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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103 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

I drove Hwy 61 between Hastings and LaCrosse a few days ago. I no longer live in this area but when I did I commuted from Winona to LaCrescent every day. It is truly one of the most scenic drives in the country. There were still ice flows coming out of the bluffs, colored from the minerals in the soil.... More 

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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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419 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
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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57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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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112 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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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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