The Mississippi River and many small, quiet streams wind their way through scenic valleys nestled among wooded bluffs, and the Minnesota River reaches across the farmland
of southern Minnesota. Here and there are patches of
prairie, remnants of the grasslands that once covered this
land. The spirit and traditions of the Dakota Indians and
early pioneers are honored at numerous historic sites, and
the communities here are noted for their antique shops,
historic architecture, ethnic festivals and bike trails.
Winnewissa Falls, Pipestone National Monument