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About Old Highway 61

Discover the Fun Along Old Highway 61! U.S. Highway 61, also known as the “Blues Highway” was one of the original highways constructed within the U.S. highway system. Built in 1926, the 1,400-mile roadway extended from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada until 1990 when it was retired from north of Wyoming, Minn., to near Duluth as its alignment was concurrent with I-35. Through three counties–Chisago, Pine and Carlton

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Latest Blog Posts

Your Next Adventure: History & Art in Carlton County

Make your way around Carlton County in this history and art tour! While this adventure requires a little driving between towns it is worth it to check out the different history offered and different perspectives in the area. You can check out a local veteran’s memorial, public art, and a couple great museums with this […]

Your Next Adventure: Art with Heart

The distance between Hallberg Center for the Arts, Wyoming, MN, and the 210 Gallery and Arts Center in Sandstone, MN, is about 58 miles. With a stop at Pine Center for the Arts in Pine City, MN, (which is in between the aforementioned towns) you’ll experience a lovely “Art Immersion.” Depending on the individual gallery’s […]

Your Next Adventure: Summer Bike Ride on Old Highway 61

Relive the freedom of summers spent cruising on your bike through your neighborhood along Old Highway 61 and the Sunrise Prairie Trail. The vintage charm of the little towns along the highway celebrates nostalgic Americana and you will discover unique shops, one-of-a-kind eateries, a great trail to ride on, and a renewed love for all […]

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