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 Towns in the Zumbro River Valley...
Residents of Mazeppa in turn-of-the-century garb for the Cemetery Walk held in 2011 for Mazeppa Daze. Most of the Zumbro River Valley towns were founded before the Civil War, and many of the leading citizens that guided their growth in the last half of the 19th century were Civil War veterans.

The towns of Mazeppa, Zumbro Falls, Hammond, Millville and Kellogg sit on the banks of the Zumbro River.  The valley covers approximately The Valley covers approximately 263 sq. miles and 1,019 people live in these small towns.

Entrances off major highways are found at Zumbrota (pop. 3,252), which marks the west entrance to the Valley from Hwy. 52, the main artery between Minneapolis/St. Paul and Rochester, Minnesota.   Visitors can also enter the Valley from Wabasha (pop. 2,521), which sits at the intersection of Hwy. 61—the Great River Road—and Hwy 60.  

Hwy. 60 is a delight for motorcyclists! It runs for 39 miles through the Valley to connect Hwy. 52 to the Great River Road.

Secondary county roads criss-cross the Valley, climbing down steep ravines and back up again. Plainview (pop. 3,340) sits on high ground three miles from the Valley on Cty. Rd. 4, a new road that runs north and south to connect Hwy 42 to Lake City.  All in all, visitors to this corner of southeastern Minnesota are never more than 15 minutes away from spectacular landscape!

Businesses—Theres a wide variety of businesses in the Valley---most with a unique history.  You'll find an old-fashioned "five & dime" in Plainview, a gun shop in Millville, and Japanese kimonos in Wabasha.  Come and explore! For Visitors —We've got everything from primitive campsites for nature lovers to B&B rooms in towns and in the country, on the Mississippi and in lofts above Wabasha's main street buildings. And food! Bring your appetite. Things To Do— Visitors to Valley will generally find what every they're looking for! If you like it loud---motocross at three tracks! If you like it quiet---697 acres of Dunes.  If you want to cool down---miles and miles of the Zumbro River.
 

Explore The Zumbro is a collaboration of cities, businesses and organizations that are in or near the Zumbro River Valley in eastern Goodhue and Wabasha Counties in southeastern Minnesota..
 
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