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The Great River Road National Scenic Byway follows the course of the Mississippi River through ten states.  Minnesota's Great River Road is a network of roadways offering a bounty of river experiences in a parkway setting. It spans 565 miles, 43 communities, 20 counties, three tribes and six unique destination areas, providing public access to and promoting America's Great River. Whether planning for an afternoon, weekend or all out vacation, the Great River Road has something for you.  

Where to start??

Minnesota's National Great River Road Interpretive Centers have been specially designated for their remarkable presentation of Mississippi River stories. Here's a list - visit one, or several as part of your Mississippi River adventure...

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News & Events

Candlelight Hike - Lindbergh Historic Site, Little Falls, Dec 31 (12/13/17)
Sertoma Winter Wonderland - Brainerd, December 1 - 31 (12/13/17)
Cuyuna Lakes Chamber Soup Walk - December 9, Crosby/Ironton (11/30/17)
European Christmas Market - St. Paul, first two weekends of Dec. (11/30/17)
St. Cloud Winter Nights & Lights Festival, December 9 (11/21/17)
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Opening Music: "Take A Look" by Charlie McGuire. Used, gratefully, with permission by the National Park Service National Mississippi River & Recreation Area. Click here to listen to "Take a Look" in its entirety and to hear other great river tunes.
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