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    Mississippi River
  • 101 W Center Street
  • Lake City, MN 55041
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Minnesota is the headwaters state, and its Great River Road takes visitors through many unique landscapes. From the humble source of the Mississippi River in Itasca State Park, journey through miles of wilderness, then deep into the northern woods, through pine-studded lake country, and rolling farmland into the metropolitan Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, and on to the soaring bluffs and backwaters along the Minnesota-Wisconsin border into Iowa. Each bend of the river offers something new in the land of 15,000 lakes. Visit the closest cities to Rochester: Lake City, Red Wing, Wabasha, and Winona.