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The Best Stops on the King of Trails Scenic Byway

Running a whopping 414 miles along Minnesota’s western border, the King of Trails Scenic Byway, or Highway 75, offers the chance to explore a lesser-seen side of the state. In addition to loads of outdoor activities and the ability to pop into North Dakota or Canada along the way, the route features cultural attractions like galleries, theaters, and even a distillery that all make for worthy additions to your trip.
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2045 220th Avenue, Hallock, MN 56728, USA
Just 25 miles from the Canadian border in the tiny town of Hallock, Far North Spirits is the northernmost distillery in the contiguous United States. While you might think the distillery’s remote location holds it back, it’s...
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A trip to the Land of 10,000 Lakes wouldn’t be complete without a paddle at some point, and for all your equipment needs there’s Oliver’s Canoe Outfitters. Located along the Red Lake River in the town of Crookston, the company...
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215 10th St N, Moorhead, MN 56560, USA
Founded in 2003 by a small group of self-described “displaced professionals,” Theatre B has since grown to an ensemble of 11 artists, all committed to intimate, transformative storytelling. Working with both experienced and emerging...
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1037 Northshore Dr, Hendricks, MN 56136, USA
While there are several golf courses along Highway 75, Hendricks is the best for families. A round here is more of a relaxed affair, though you can certainly play a competitive 18 holes if you so desire. Whether you’re a social golfer or a...
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400 N Hiawatha Ave, Pipestone, MN 56164, USA
A nonprofit organization in Pipestone, Minnesota, the Keepers of the Sacred Tradition of Pipemakers was formed in 1996 by local Native Americans and tribal leaders to protect and teach the public about the nearby pipestone quarries. Today, the...
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336 50th Ave, Jasper, MN 56144, USA
There are several parks along the King of Trails Scenic Byway, but Split Rock Creek is especially worth visiting for its wide range of recreational options. Open year-round from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m., the park features a swimming beach and...
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111 E Main St, Luverne, MN 56156, USA
You’d be mistaken in thinking that a trip down the King of Trails Scenic Byway is all about outdoor recreation, especially with places like Coffey Contemporary Arts along the way. Located in the rural yet artsy town of Luverne, the nonprofit...