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Considered one of the most scenic drives in America.

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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... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Matt G
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 South to La Crosse & that section of the road is 4 lane. The views... More 

Thank Matt G
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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27 reviews
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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
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138 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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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 recreational facilities mainly related to the river.

Thank Todd T
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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. all the way. Stop in the little towns and enjoy true Midwestern hospitality and goo... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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2,932 reviews
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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
Morongo Valley, California
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115 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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. Views of the barges on the river, roadside art, and small pubs to eat in... More 

1 Thank Pamela P
Saint Charles
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113 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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128 reviews
53 attraction reviews
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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 was not the first inspired by this road. It runs 1500 miles - from the... More 

Thank idiotsabroad
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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68 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

We drove from lake city to Winona on route 61. We enjoyed the scenery and lovely weather .This has been one of our most enjoyable drives in the US.If you are in Rochester and serrounding areas don't miss the chance to drive on route 61

Thank Hamzah B
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

From Hastings to Winona, this was a blessing of a scenic drive through the MN river valley. Stages include river bluff views, small town stops, farmland scenery, flood plain flats, up and downhill climbs. Whether in a car or on a motorcycle, this is one scenic trip anyone who enjoys a great ride should take.

1 Thank HB808BostonMN

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