Upper Mississippi Refuge Minnesota Tourism Information
The Upper Mississippi Wildlife Refuge is the longest river refuge in the continental U.S. This 261 mile-long Mississippi River refuge begins near Wabasha, MN and ends near Rock Island Illinois, passing through four states on its way. The Upper Miss Refuge provides valuable habitat for migratory birds in the Mississippi Flyway, and bald eagles are a common site.
TOUR ROUTE: Starts north of Hastings, MN on Highway 61 and follows the Mississippi River to Winona, MN.
The Minnesota Great River Road tour guides you along the nationally recognized scenic byway called the Great River Road, located along Highway 61 in southeast Minnesota. Your scenic drive in Minnesota will be enhanced by the histories of river towns along the Mississippi River, cultural and artistic at.... more ...