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Spectacular views

I have been down this highway a couple of times at different times of the year (Fall & Summer... read more

Reviewed June 25, 2018
darcym167
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North Branch, United States
From Mississippi To Minnesota

I have been up and down this highway from as far south as Mississippi to my hometown of Winona, and... read more

Reviewed June 22, 2018
mherzberg
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Winona, Minnesota
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Considered one of the most scenic drives in America.
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Reviewed June 25, 2018

I have been down this highway a couple of times at different times of the year (Fall & Summer). The bluffs along the stretch of highway south of Hastings and down to the Iowa border are phenomenal! There are a few State Parks with beautiful...More

2  Thank darcym167
Reviewed June 22, 2018

I have been up and down this highway from as far south as Mississippi to my hometown of Winona, and all the way to Duluth, Minnesota.

Thank mherzberg
Reviewed June 5, 2018

You really need to not speed along the highway, not because of police patrols, but bceause of what you can see or do. The little towns are packed with things to do or see. Driving along the Mississippi River you get to see it wind...More

1  Thank Karl E
Reviewed April 22, 2018

The drive from I90 through Winona to Lake City or Red Wing is loaded with great views, three state parks and lots of places to pull off. All the towns and cities along the way have places of interest and if you're a garage sale...More

3  Thank Patrick S
Reviewed February 19, 2018

Driving along the Mississippi River on Highway 61 is very picturesque. Stop and see eagles sitting on the ice in winter or in trees in summer. Barges and boats. If I didn't live here I'd come here on vacation!!!

1  Thank Jeff4985
Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

Spent a wonderful day taking a road trip on the Great River Road. We weren’t sure if the trees would still have color, but we were very pleasantly surprised - there was still plenty of color which made it a very pretty drive. The route...More

Thank JayLouW
Reviewed October 13, 2017

View the Mississippi River views which are breathtaking. Often you'll see tugs with barges on the river. Bald eagles and wild life will often be in view.

Thank 105dawnl
Reviewed September 14, 2017

Highway 61 is a lovely river drive . Early May has so many pale shades of green , Summer is lush and Fall is a riot of yellow..orange..red. There is plenty to see and do in the charming river towns along the route. A return...More

1  Thank kay k
Reviewed August 1, 2017

I can't believe I'm reviewing a highway! But, highway 61 around Winona is worth a detour to see and drive. You'll see bluffs, trees, water, and other beautiful images that aren't found just anywhere. It's not a hard drive, but it's enjoyable.

Thank SDSUGRAD
Reviewed July 19, 2017

I grew up in Winona, but when I go back, I always fly to Minneapolis and then rent a car so I can have the pleasure of driving along Hwy 61, the aptly named Great River Road. You'll drive along the Mississippi, which isn't visible...More

Thank Judith H
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