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.
© Januay 2000 Ron Bolduan Photography.
This huge Minnesota River catfish is proudly displayed by this youngster along the byway near Franklin, Minnesota in Renville County.
© July 2000 Minnesota Office of Tourism.
The byway road runs straight in farming country, past a drying field of corn and farm buildings.
Public domain. Photo by Dennis Adams of FHWA
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This water adventurer pauses to admire the reflection of autumn leaves in the still water.
© 2005 Ron Bolduan.
Minnepoa Falls spills over slate-gray cliffs from the rivers edge in Minneopa State Park.
© October 2004 Chuck Kochmann.
"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.
Public domain. Painted by Henry August Schwabe
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