Amazing vistas of the St. Croix River from both the MN and WI side.

Point of interest"The Secret Reason To Visit the St. Croix Valley This Fall."

Picture this…The mini-van is packed and your kids are supplied with enough snacks, drinks, activities and electronics to hopefully last them......

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The St. Croix River ablaze with Fall Color

Point of interest"The St. Croix River Dressed in Fall Finery."

As the scorching heat of summer gives way to the temperate coolness of autumn, the St. Croix River Valley covers itself in an amazing Technicolor dreamcoat.

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Point of interest"Highway 8 Detour Map"



You just have to take a different way into town is all. Yes, it looks like the erosion on Hwy 8 will continue to keep the road closed coming in to Taylors Falls. In fact, it will now become part of an already planned road construction project that will make the roads coming into Taylors Falls on Hwy 8 even better for our future. But just because that section of HWY 8 is closed until October, doesn't mean our wonderful towns and amenities are closed! Just follow the detour routes!See more








We want to share what makes us special!

For starters, we have ALL of the adventure without the long drive. Here you can enjoy hiking, biking, skiing, live music, waterparks, zip lines, boating, fishing sightseeing, arts, shopping, dining, and much more; all within a 45 minute drive from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Plan to stay overnight. We are not just for day trips anymore!


Polk County Apple Orchards
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The leaves are changing and the apples are ripe and ready on the trees here in the St. Croix Valley. The short drive from the Twin Cities makes our area a perfect spot for the long weekends of fall and a sweet spot to visit an apple orchard.

Signature Events
Signature Events

Mark your calendar! We’ve got fantastic area events that celebrate our history, community, and our natural resources.

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