National Scenic Byway of the Mississippi River
Explore Minnesota's Great River Road Great River Road Photos Minnesota Great River Road
About Plan Your Experience Attractions & Events Photos/Videos Links Contact Us Order Maps Management Plan
Headwaters Northwoods Crossings Scenic Metro Bluffs
Mississippi Metro Region
Elk River Minneapolis U.S. Lock & Dam #1 St. Paul Fort Snelling State Park U.S. Lock & Dam #2 Hastings Close Minnesota's Official State Highway Map
Experience Mississippi River
Mississippi Metro Region


This modern day metropolitan city was developed in the late 1850s at the valuable waterpower site of St. Anthony Falls. It grew rapidly in the 1880s to k lead the nation in both flour milling and lumber milling. Visitors can enjoy a lovely walking tour of the riverfront which includes the spectacular Guthrie Theater and Mill City Museum. Meander a bit off the Great River Road where it intersects with the Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway to tour the nation's only urban scenic byway through the heart of Minneapolis.

Additional Resources


America's Byways
Explore Minnesota
The development of this site was made possible by a grant from Explore Minnesota Tourism.
Copyright © 2007-2018 Minnesota Mississippi River Parkway Commission All Rights Reserved. | Disclaimer | Privacy Policy