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U.S. Highway 61

Winona, MN
+1 651-565-4989
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Take the time visit old 61 and go back in time

Dylan wrote about it, Winona, Red Wing, Lake City, Wabasha, Hastings and White Bear Lake all have... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
via mobile
One of the most scenic sections of 61!

Always a gorgeous drive when the sun is out! Eagles up & down the river, the mighty Mississippi... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
Roselle, Illinois
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Considered one of the most scenic drives in America.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Winona, MN
+1 651-565-4989
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dylan wrote about it, Winona, Red Wing, Lake City, Wabasha, Hastings and White Bear Lake all have it right..... The best sites, trees, forests, hills, unique authentic restaurants. Don't forget 61's other friend the Great River Road from Prescott to Fountain City through LaCrosse to...More

Thank Froomcat
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Always a gorgeous drive when the sun is out! Eagles up & down the river, the mighty Mississippi, open sky - what a treat

Thank Krups77
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

We drive US 61 pretty often. It is normally a well maintained road. We often take it from Wabasha to the Twin Cities. Wabasha to Red Wing is a two lane portion of the road. The gas station in Frontenac is closed. We also drive...More

Thank Matt G
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

(Bob Dylan) 61 is a great drive. Take your time, stop often, and enjoy the scene. The drive from Lake City south is beautiful in any season.

Thank jim T
Reviewed 21 December 2016

US 61 from the Twin cities south basically runs along the Mississippi River and the CP railway that includes the route Amtrak uses. You will see the Bluffs, farms, river, trains along with cities from very small to over 100,000 all with many tips of...More

Thank Todd T
Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you want to see what a beautiful creation we have, take hwy 61 from Wabasha, MN to Lacrosse, Wi. You will see 400 ft. bluffs, the Mississippi, eagles and lots of other wildlife. The road is an easy 4-lane and follows the Mississippi R....More

1  Thank DAVID F
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We were staying in Winona and took a drive on Highway 61. It is impressive for the views. We were there for the spectacular fall colors and the whole route that we drove was beautiful, as it does go along the river and the bluffs.

Thank Allen21096
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Highway 61 from Redwing, MN to Prairie Du Chien, WI. Is amazing. Drive both of the MN and WI sides if you get a chance - for the amazing river views and small towns, including La Crescent, MN; Alma, WI; and Prairie Du Chien, WI....More

1  Thank Pamela P
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Maybe due to Grandma's Marathon or something.....this route got old and dated. It was greatly UPDATED in past few years. Don't miss this route!

Thank La Donna K
Reviewed 22 August 2016

It gives away my age when I say that my first introduction to Highway 61 as anything but a line on a map was Bob Dylan's great album "Highway 61 Revisited"... released in 1965 and a soundtrack for much of my high school career. Dylan...More

Thank idiotsabroad
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Sarah M
what attractions are found on old hwy 61 along the lake superior
14 August 2016|
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Response from HB808BostonMN | Reviewed this property |
Split Rock Lighthouse is an icon landmark for the North Shore. Search Trip Advisor by a couple of cities between Duluth (starting with Duluth!) up through Grand Marais (Two Harbors, Lutsen, etc.) and you'll not be... More