Grand Rounds Scenic Byway

National Scenic BywayMinnesota

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  • Minneapolis Skyline

    The many skyscrapers of the Minneapolis skyline rise above the Sculpture Gardens in November. The trees in the garden have turned russet and gold for autumn.

  • Lakeside Walkway by Lake Harriet Refectory

    Minneapolis citizens enjoy an unseasonably warm April afternoon on Lake Harriet.

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  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    This 1873 portrait shows Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, premier American Poet and author of the famous epic poems "Evangeline" and "Hiawatha".

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  • Rabbit On Bell Sculpture in Sculpture Garden

    A child runs toward the running rabbit sculpture in the Sculpture Garden in Minneapolis.

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  • Conservatory in Sculpture Garden

    The glass walls of the Conservatory rise from the grounds of the Sculpture Garden in Minneapolis.

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  • Visitors At Hiawatha and Minnehaha Statue

    A family strolls past the Hiawatha and Minnehaha Statue one April morning in Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis.

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  • Cherry on Spoon Sculpture in Sculpture Garden

    A famous sculpture in the Sculpture Garden in Minneapolis rests in a small pond surrounded by trees in early spring.

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  • Cherry on Spoon Sculpture in Sculpture Garden

    The Basilica in Minneapolis and the city skyline form a backdrop to an early spring view of this famous sculpture in the Sculpture Garden.

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  • Night Over Minneapolis

    Lights from the Minneapolis skyline reflect in Loring Park's pond as evening falls one April day.

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  • Alene Grossman Memorial Arbor

    Flowers and vines spring to life at the Walker Art Center near Grand Rounds Scenic Byway.

  • Butterfly and Flowers in Sculpture Garden

    A butterfly searches for nectar in the arbor of the Sculpture Garden at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.

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  • Geese by Alene Grossman Memorial Arbor

    Canada Geese search for food at the Sculpture Gardens of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.

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  • Spoonbridge and Cherry

    The stem of this larger-than-life cherry rises towards the skyscrapers of the Minneapolis Skyline. Spoonbridge and Cherry is one of many sculptures in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.

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  • Design of Air Photo Panel

    The panel displaying the aerial photo of the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway is easily readable by visitors.

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  • East River Flats Park

    Visitors enjoy strolling one of the walking paths on East River Flats Park next to the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway.

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  • Near the 10th Avenue Bridge

    The Grand Rounds Scenic Byway curves under the 10th Avenue bridge under a light blue sky.

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  • The Missing Link Roadway Dedication Event

    Crowds gather for a musical number at the Missing Link Roadway Dedication Event.

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  • Stone Arch Bridge

    Cyclists admire the view from the historic Stone Arch Bridge in downtown Minneapolis-St. Paul.

  • Riverfront Walkway Approaching Hennepin Avenue Bridge

    Minneapolis' Riverfront Walkway meanders alongside the river toward the Hennepin Ave. Bridge.

  • Stone Arch Bridge

    The historic Stone Arch Bridge from the river's edge.

  • Orientation Sign on the Grand Rounds

    A multi-colored map of the Grand Rounds orients visitors to the entire Byway.

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  • Visitor Orientation Kiosk on Grand Rounds

    A visitor to the Grand Rounds orients herself at one of the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board's fine orientation kiosks.

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  • Closeup of Grand Rounds Orientation Sign

    A multi-colored map of the Grand Rounds orients visitors to a segment of the Byway.

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  • Minnehaha Falls

    Visitors pause on a stone bridge to gaze at the plummeting Minnehaha Falls in Hiawatha State Park in Minneapolis.

  • Bottle Gentian at a Wildflower Garden

    Even closed, the blue buds of this Bottle Gentian (Gentiana andrewsii) glow amidst the greenery at the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden in Minneapolis.

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  • Round Lakes

    These round lakes are part of the 10,000 lakes for which Minnesota is famous.

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  • Prairie Lily at Wildflower Gardens

    This lovely orange Prairie Lily (also known as Wood Lily) (Lilium philadelphicum). opened its petals to the delight of visitors to the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden's nature hike one Thursday evening in August.

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  • On a Nature Walk at the Wildflower Garden

    A botanist explains the herbal qualities of many wildflowers and plants to two visitors to the Eloise Wildflower Gardens in Minneapolis one evening in August.

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  • Trillium in the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden

    A single trillium blossoms in the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden on the Grand Rounds.

  • Lady Slippers at the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden

    Yellow Lady Slippers bloom at the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden on the Grand Rounds.

  • Mill Ruins Park

    Underneath an arch of the Old Stone Bridge in Minneapolis can be seen the old mill ruins.

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  • Wading in the Minnehaha River

    Two hardy teenagers wade in the Minnehaha River below the Minnehaha Falls on a warm April afternoon.

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  • Strolling Past Lake Calhoun

    Minneapolis families stroll before the Minneapolis skyline on an unseasonably warm April afternoon on Lake Calhoun.

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  • Cycling Past Lake Calhoun

    A cyclist tows a child in a bike trailer past an onlooker on an unexpectedly warm April afternoon on Lake Calhoun..

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  • Closeup of Hiawatha and Minnehaha Statue

    A closeup of the statue shows the expressions on Hiawatha and Minnehaha's faces.

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  • The Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis/St. Paul

    The Mississippi waters flow under the Stone Arch Bridge along the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway.

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  • Hiawatha and Minnehaha Statue in Early Spring

    Even with the trees and grass not yet green, this statue stands out in Minneapolis' Minnehaha Park.

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  • The Longfellow House

    Scenic Byway funds helped build this Byway Hospitality Center in the Longfellow House, near Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis.

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  • Princess Depot at Minnehaha Park

    The Princess Depot at Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis is closed for winter.

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  • Princess Depot at Minnehaha Park

    The byway passes Princess Depot at Minnehaha Park on a wintery day.

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  • Orientation Sign on Grand Rounds Scenic Byway

    This is a close-up of a typical 2-panel byway sign on Grand Rounds Scenic Byway.

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  • The Setting of an Orientation Sign on Grand Rounds Scenic Byway

    This is a typical 4-panel byway kiosk for Grand Rounds Scenic Byway, showing nearby trees, bicycle rack and some railings.

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  • Byway Sign in Minnehaha Park on Grand Rounds Scenic Byway

    This shows a typical 2-panel byway sign at Minnehaha Park on the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway.

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  • Orientation Sign on Grand Rounds Scenic Byway

    This is a shot of a typical 4-panel byway kiosk for Grand Rounds Scenic Byway, showing a nearby parking area and walkway.

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  • Orientation Sign on Grand Rounds Scenic Byway

    This is a shot of a typical 4-panel byway kiosk for Grand Rounds Scenic Byway.

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  • Orientation Sign on Grand Rounds Scenic Byway

    Visitor reads a typical Grand Rounds orientation sign on a wintery day in Minneapolis.

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  • Orientation Sign on Grand Rounds Scenic Byway

    Visitor reads a typical Grand Rounds orientation sign on a wintery day in Minneapolis

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  • Nature Trail in Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden

    The nature trail winds its way to the Martha Crone Nature Center at the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden in Minneapolis.

  • Bike Route on the Grand Rounds

    The Byway road opposite the University of Minnesota bridge is also used as a bike trail route.

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  • Orientation Panel

    Lost on the Grand Rounds? Get re-oriented by checking out this panel.

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  • Layout of an Aerial Photo Panel

    The layout of this aerial photo panel allows travelers to easily read directions.

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  • Detail of Air Photo Panel for Grand Rounds

    A closer look at the aerial photo panel shows the detailed information.

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  • Red Amaryllis in Cowles Conservatory

    Chilly spring temperatures don't reach this bright red bloom inside the glass conservatory in the Sculpture Garden in Minneapolis.

  • Rounding a Curve on the Grand Rounds

    A photo of a newly opened piece of the byway.

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  • Driving Under Bridges on the Grand Rounds

    The Byway curves around a newly opened part of the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway.

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  • A Gathering on the Grand Rounds.

    Folks gather at the Grand Rounds National Scenic Byways Dedication in 1998.

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  • Walkways Along the Grand Rounds

    Visitors enjoy a newly opened piece of the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway.

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  • The Shimmering Waters of the Mississippi

    The Mississippi River passes under an arched bridge in Minneapolis, creating a polished reflection of the city.

  • Winter Frosts the Trees along the Mississippi River

    Frosty trees line the the Great River Road in winter.

  • Visitors and Residents Enjoying Walking Along the Mississippi Mile

    Visitors and residents alike enjoy a walk along the Mississippi Mile in Minneapolis.

  • Minnehaha River and Hiawatha and Minnehaha Statue

    The Hiawatha and Minnehaha Statue stands on a small island in the Minnehaha River in Minnehaha Park.

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  • Ard Godfrey House

    The Ard Godfrey House is the oldest house in Minneapolis and can be found on the St. Anthony Falls Trail.

  • Visitors Stroll the Streets of Anthony's Wharf

    Visitors stroll the streets of Anthony's Whart on Main Street S.E. on the St. Anthony Heritage Trail. The historic buildings are used for a number of things now. The building in the background is now the Quackery Museum. (As of 2002 or so, the Quackery Museum has moved.)

  • Late Afternoon Dining at an Outdoor Cafe on St. Anthony's Heritage Trail

    Umbrellas and tables of an outdoor cafe on the St. Anthony Heritage Trail among some of the oldest buildings in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

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  • Modern Art at Cedar Lake

    Modern Art at Cedar Lake on the Cedar Lake Parkway on the Grand Rounds.

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  • Old Mill Ruins

    The Old Mill Ruins was undergoing restoration on the Grand Rounds.

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  • Victory War Memorial

    Flag of the Victory War Memorial at the north end of the Victory Memorial Parkway on the Grand Rounds.

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  • Longfellow and Stevens House at Minnehaha Park

    Historic Longfellow and Stevens House on the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway in November.

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  • The Lower Section of the St. Anthony Falls Heritage Trail

    This section of the lower St. Anthony Falls Heritage Trail is viewed from the Stone Arch Bridge on the Grand Rounds.

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  • The Stone Arch Bridge and the City of Minneapolis

    The Stone Arch Bridge with buildings and the city in the background on the Grand Rounds.

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  • Kenwood Water Tower

    The Kenwood Water Tower is a historic site built in 1910 and still in use in Minneapolis today.

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  • Horsedrawn Carriage on Nicollet Island

    Visitors get ready for a ride in a horsedrawn carriage near the Nicollet Island Inn on Merriam Street on the Grand Rounds.

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  • The Nicollet Island Inn

    The Nicollet Island Inn is found on Nicollet Island on the Grand Rounds.

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  • A View of the Lake Harriet Refectory

    The charming architecture of the Lake Harriet Refectory stands out against the water's edge on the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway.

  • Hiawatha and Minnehaha

    Located in the Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis, this statue shows Hiawatha carrying his bride Minnehaha "over wide and rushing rivers."

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  • Driving Off the Third Tee on Grand Rounds Scenic Byway

    Golfers enjoy a glorious fall day at the third tee of the Wirth Golf Course in Theodore Wirth Park with the Minneapolis Skyline on the horizon.

  • Lego Display in Mall of America

    A colorful giant Lego display stands in the Mall of America.

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  • Giant Lego Display in Mall of America

    Kids and adults alike will wonder at this impressive Lego World at the Mall of America.

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  • Giant Lego Display in Mall of America

    Brightly colored Lego masterpieces stand on display for visitors at the Mall of America.

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  • People Enjoying the Amusement Park in the Mall of America

    Visitors amble around the amusement park at the Mall of America.

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  • People at the Mall of America Amusement Park

    Shoppers visit under one of the curves of a rollercoaster at the Mall of America.

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  • The Mall of America Amusement Park

    The ultimate in amusement park fun is available in the Mall of America.

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  • Our Lady of Lourdes Church

    Our Lady of Lourdes Church, the oldest continuously used church in Minneapolis, can be found on the St. Anthony Heritage Trail on the Grand Rounds.

  • "The Betsy Northrop" Riverboat

    A riverboat known as the Betsy Northrop comes through the lock and dam on the St. Anthony Falls Heritage Trail on the Grand Rounds.

  • Looking for Directions in the Mall of America

    Shoppers stroll past a pillar with a helpful story directory and map for this mega-mall south of Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN.

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  • Hennepin Avenue Bridge

    Spring grasses creep up to the Hennepin Avenue Bridge.

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  • Mall of America Amusement Park

    Shoppers enjoy the amusement park at the Mall of America.

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  • Twists and Turns at the Mall of America

    A rollercoaster twists over other fun rides.

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  • Giant Lego Display at the Mall of America

    Children would delight at this huge monument built entirely of legos.

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  • Huge Lego Spaceship in the Mall of America

    A lego spaceman hovers in the air above mall walkers.

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  • Fluoroscope at the Science Museum

    This is one of the many old gadgets in the Questionable Medical Device display at the Science Museum in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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  • Phrenology Machine at Minnesota Science Museum

    Years ago, doctors might determine your personality by examining the bumps on your head with this machine. Even today, there are folks who swear by this method, but most conventional doctors dismiss it as "quackery."

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  • Multi-levels at the Mall of America

    Shoppers can browse merchandise on many levels at the country's biggest mall.

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  • Martha Crone Visitor Shelter

    A visitor emerges from the Martha Crone Visitor Shelter at the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden on the Grand Rounds.

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  • A Splendid View of Minnehaha Falls

    Minnehaha Falls rushes over an edge in Minnehaha Park on the Grand Rounds.

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  • Looking into the Sculpture Gardens

    Near the entrance to the Sculpture Gardens, barren trees frame Claes Oldenburg's famous sculpture, "Spoonbridge and Cherry."

  • Chalet at the Wirth Golf Course

    One building at the Wirth Golf Course in Theodore Wirth Park on the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway in Minneapolis resembles a Swiss chalet building, and is known as "The Chalet." It is at the entrance to the Wirth Golf Course and is popular for weddings and receptions.

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  • Aerial View with Fall Foliage

    An aerial view taken from above Wirth Golf Course shows the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway surrounded by rich reds and golds.

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  • A Gallery Walk Inside the Walker Art Center

    Ever in motion, visitors peruse striking works of art inside the Walker Art Center.

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  • A Walk Inside the Walker Art Center

    Visitors walk amongst dramatic paintings inside the Walker Art Center.

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