30 Great Midwest Spots to See Fall Color
Minneapolis: Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway
Come fall, instinct draws many Minnesotans to the Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway. The 55-mile loop follows the Mississippi River southeast from downtown before snaking back to the green spaces on the city's west side.
The country's only official urban scenic byway offers a continuous, magnetic beauty. Huge parks, such as 759-acre Theodore Wirth, give visitors a total fall immersion. The byway's lakes have personalities as different as siblings' -- showy Calhoun, quiet Brownie, family-oriented Harriet. Minnehaha Park features a 53-foot waterfall. Sample these and other attractions, then reminisce about how you took one of Minnesota's prettiest fall drives without ever leaving the metro.