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What a beautiful ride.

Sept. 2018 and a last ride up HGWY 61. Like to take one of the last rides of the season up 61. Used... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2018
Bob T
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Great River Road

You want to get there, try Hwy 52 or 35E. You want to enjoy your ride with scenery and fantastic... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
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Reviewed 12 October 2018

Sept. 2018 and a last ride up HGWY 61. Like to take one of the last rides of the season up 61. Used to live in Stacy and have spent a lot of hours riding this highway as much more enjoyable than 35. Just cruising...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Bob T
Reviewed 2 October 2018

You want to get there, try Hwy 52 or 35E. You want to enjoy your ride with scenery and fantastic towns, Highway 61 is a great drive with top up or top down. Enjoy. Try Dairy Queen in Lake City --- Great rest stop view.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 25 June 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

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank darcym167
Reviewed 22 June 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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank mherzberg
Reviewed 5 June 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

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Karl E
Reviewed 22 April 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

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 19 February 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!!!

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Jeff4985
Reviewed 25 October 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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank JayLouW
Reviewed 13 October 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.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank 105dawnl
Reviewed 14 September 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

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank kay k
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