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5 out of 5 Rider Rating 5
6 Reviews

Triple State Mississippi River Run (MN, IA, WI)

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By dsolta113 (5 McR Points) on Mar 10, 2012

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Prussian
7 McR Points
August 28, 2012
Another great run along the Mississippi. Bluffs…
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vtwin
2 McR Points
May 25, 2015
I live on Hwy.35 in Wi and ride the loop many…
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Written Directions

You start at Brownsville MN and head south on 26 you will go through Reno, MN and New Albin, IA. When you enter Lansing, IA head east on 82 over the river and try to look down on the open bridge in Lansing. You've then crossed over into Wisconsin and can head up on the other (eastern) shore of the river. Now travel along the river on WI 35 up into La Crosse where you can cross back over the river and into MN on US 61/14 and into La Crescent, MN. Here you can take Route 16 south and finish your loop in Brownsville, MN.

Scenery

Good view of the Mississippi river and of the neighboring hills. The majority of the route, hugs the river and you'll be able to take in all that scenery from both the eastern and western shores.

Drive Enjoyment

Well use highway with good maintenance and the roads follow hills so you'll enjoy the turns and elevation changes.

Tourism Opportunities

There are good places to eat and stop to enjoy the view. The various towns offer gas and food and some of the larger towns like La Crosse have everything you would need/want. The route passes through/near countless parks and wildlife refuge areas like - Kains Lake Wildlife management area, Mounds Wildlife area, Mt Hosemer Park, Blackhawk Park, Bergen Bluff State Natural Area and Pettibone Park.

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Prussian
August 28, 2012
7 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
Another great run along the Mississippi. Bluffs, small town charm, good cruising roads ...
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vtwin
May 25, 2015
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
I live on Hwy.35 in Wi and ride the loop many times a year. Very scenic and many places to stop. The meat market in New Albin, IA has the best smoked meats. There is a grat scenic overlook in Lansing. And the Roadhouse in De Soto, Wi has great pizzas. Do not order the large unless there are at least 8-10 people!
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hunts4beer
January 26, 2013
10 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Other
This is one of my favorite rides. Relaxing, scenic, and great stops along the way.
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