In the beautiful southeast corner of the state, several scenic byways explore this countryside of soaring wooded bluffs and peaceful valleys, past winding streams and the grand Mississippi River. Other southern byways explore the Minnesota River valley and the rural landscape along the western border.
Apple Blossom Scenic Byway
This rolling farmland and blufftop route travels high above the Mississippi River, offering dazzling views of the river valley below.
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.
Historic Bluff Country Scenic Byway
The Historic Bluff Country Scenic Byway follows the Root River Valley through woodsy hills and dramatic bluffs.
King of Trails Scenic Byway
King of Trails hugs Minnesota’s western border and was originally an Indian trail. It’s dotted with small towns, state parks, prairie and wildlife.
Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway
The Minnesota River Valley scenic byway follows the river. Learn about Dakota Indian and German heritage. Enjoy state parks, small towns and wildlife.
Shooting Star Scenic Byway
The Shooting Star Scenic Byway is named for the prairie flower that blooms here among little towns and quiet farm country.