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U.S. Highway 61

Winona, MN
+1 651-565-4989
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A great scenic road

We were staying in Winona and took a drive on Highway 61. It is impressive for the views. We were... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2016
Chicago, Illinois
Stunning Drive

Highway 61 from Redwing, MN to Prairie Du Chien, WI. Is amazing. Drive both of the MN and WI sides... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2016
Pamela P
Morongo Valley, California
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Considered one of the most scenic drives in America.
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  • Very good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
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Winona, MN
+1 651-565-4989
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Reviewed 11 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
Reviewed 6 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
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...More

1  Thank HB808BostonMN
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Nature and History lovers, if you happen to pass by these cities during your US highway 61 drive, I highly recommend these: we opted for a half day driving and activities itinerary, departing from Eau Claire area, first stopping by Wabasha (National Eagle Center, coffee...More

1  Thank phoenix2010SaoPaulo
Reviewed 2 March 2016

I drove Hwy 61 between Hastings and LaCrosse a few days ago. I no longer live in this area but when I did I commuted from Winona to LaCrescent every day. It is truly one of the most scenic drives in the country. There were...More

1  Thank louh332
Reviewed 23 November 2015

U.S. Highway 61 is a beautiful drive along the Mississippi starting with an entry around La Crosse and I have taken it up to Red Wing and back of course. A beautiful drive in the Spring, Summer, Fall, and an interesting drive in the Winter...More

2  Thank arts713
Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

The stretch from Lake City, MN to LaCrosse, WI is fantastic in the fall with all the trees in full color. Set against the backdrop of the Mississippi and the river bluffs it is truly amazing.

Thank djdahlen
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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