Great River Road - Minnesota

Great River Road - Minnesota

Address:c/o Minnesota Mississippi River Parkway Commission
PO Box 59159
Minneapolis, MN 55459

Phone:763-212-2560
Web: www.mnmississippiriver.com Description:The 2,069-mile Great River Road borders the Mississippi River through the states of Mississippi, Arkansas, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. The Minnesota section passes along a number of towns and urban areas along the banks of the Mississippi River, as well as the pristine lakes and forests of northern Minnesota. Route includes Lake Itasca State Park, the headwaters of the Mississippi River and Minnesota's first state park, established in 1891 to conserve its giant pines from logging.
Legth: 575 miles (Minnesota section); 2,069 miles (entire byway). Start/Endpoint: Beginning at the "Old Man River" source at Lake Itasca, the Minnesota section of the byway runs east and then south, picking up segments of numerous state and county roads, and ending at the Minnesota-Iowa state line. Designation/Year: National Scenic Byway (2000).

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