Grand Rounds Scenic Byway

National Scenic BywayMinnesota

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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.

  • 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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  • Winter Frosts the Trees along the Mississippi River

    Frosty trees line the the Great River Road in winter.

  • A Splendid View of Minnehaha Falls

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

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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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  • Lady Slippers at the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden

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

  • 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.

  • Riverfront Walkway Approaching Hennepin Avenue Bridge

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

  • 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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  • 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.

  • Round Lakes

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

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