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U.S. Highway 61

Winona, MN
+1 651-565-4989
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Beautiful drive

Spent a wonderful day taking a road trip on the Great River Road. We weren’t sure if the trees... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
via mobile
Enjoy that rural river tour by car!

View the Mississippi River views which are breathtaking. Often you'll see tugs with barges on the... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
Mauston, Wisconsin
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Considered one of the most scenic drives in America.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good36%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“beautiful drive” (10 reviews)
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Winona, MN
+1 651-565-4989
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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Spent a wonderful day taking a road trip on the Great River Road. We weren’t sure if the trees would still have color, but we were very pleasantly surprised - there was still plenty of color which made it a very pretty drive. The route...More

Thank JayLouW
Reviewed 14 October 2017

View the Mississippi River views which are breathtaking. Often you'll see tugs with barges on the river. Bald eagles and wild life will often be in view.

Thank 105dawnl
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Highway 61 is a lovely river drive . Early May has so many pale shades of green , Summer is lush and Fall is a riot of yellow..orange..red. There is plenty to see and do in the charming river towns along the route. A return...More

1  Thank kay k
Reviewed 1 August 2017

I can't believe I'm reviewing a highway! But, highway 61 around Winona is worth a detour to see and drive. You'll see bluffs, trees, water, and other beautiful images that aren't found just anywhere. It's not a hard drive, but it's enjoyable.

Reviewed 20 July 2017

I grew up in Winona, but when I go back, I always fly to Minneapolis and then rent a car so I can have the pleasure of driving along Hwy 61, the aptly named Great River Road. You'll drive along the Mississippi, which isn't visible...More

Thank Judith H
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Route along river includes high bluffs and fine views of the river. Lake Pepin is on the route. Hard to beat this drive. Summer is better than winter.;

Thank harveymarvey
Reviewed 23 May 2017 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

1  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 28 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
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