Minneapolis / St. Paul Area Byways
In the greater metropolitan area of the Twin Cities, one scenic route follows the lovely St. Croix River, and another traces the Mississippi River gorge in the heart of the city. And a beautiful urban drives circles around the lakes and parkways of Minneapolis.
Metro Area Scenic Byways
Grand Rounds Scenic Byway
Grand Rounds Scenic Byway is an urban loop that circles the Minneapolis chain of lakes, Mississippi River, Minnehaha Creek and city sites.
Great River Road Scenic Byway
The Great River Road is longest scenic byway in Minnesota, following the Mississippi River from the headwaters, to the Twin Cities and bluff country.
St. Croix Scenic Byway
The St. Croix Scenic Byway rambles along the alternately wild and pastoral St. Croix River, a National Scenic Riverway through quaint historic river towns.