Family Fun Along Route 61

Lake City

What to Bring

Half Day
> 10 miles
6 Stops

Get ready for a day of family fun along the banks of the Mississippi River. This trip offers a relaxed day of go-at-your-own-pace stops along Route 61. With five stops in three towns along the Mississippi, this is a great way to experience a few gems in the area, while making memories for the entire family. Feel free to add a couple of extra stops if you want to make it a full day trip, but don't wear yourself out as you'll want to make sure you have enough energy to ride the carousel at the end of the day!

What to Expect

Depending on your starting location this can be a bit of a longer drive out to Lake City and back from Kellog, but a great way to pack a bunch of adventure into an afternoon with locations you might not get to in a regular day out in Rochester. Be sure to pack the advised road-trip gear needed to keep your family entertained on the drive to Lake City and back from Kellog. In addition, pack the essential warm weather gear for safe winter road trips. An ideal holiday adventure for your family with great places to find unique gifts for family and friends at Treats & Treasures, Lark Toy Store, and even Nelson Cheese Factory! This expedition includes coffee/ juice in the morning, lunch and a few opportunities for treats throughout.


  • Coffee Depot
  • Treats and Treasures
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  • LARK Toys

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