Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway

National Scenic BywayMinnesota

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  • A Crisp Winter Morning

    Snow and frost turn the river valley into a fairyland at Minneopa State Park. Winter exposes some unexpectedly beautiful qualities of the river valley and offers many opportunities to get out-of-doors.

  • Minnesota River Catfish

    This huge Minnesota River catfish is proudly displayed by this youngster along the byway near Franklin, Minnesota in Renville County.

  • Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway

    The byway road runs straight in farming country, past a drying field of corn and farm buildings.

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  • Canoeing along the Minnesota River Valley Byway

    This water adventurer pauses to admire the reflection of autumn leaves in the still water.

  • Minneopa Falls

    Minnepoa Falls spills over slate-gray cliffs from the rivers edge in Minneopa State Park.

  • The Siege of New Ulm, Minnesota

    "The siege of New Ulm, Minn." is a painting by Henry August Schwabe. It depicts an attack on New Ulm on August 19, during the Dakota War of 1862.

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