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Interstate 90 Minnesota
Westbound - U.S. 71 to South Dakota State Line

Highway Information

Miles 275.70
Counties Traveled
Through
Rock, Nobles,
Jackson, Martin,
Faribault, Freeborn,
Mower, Olmsted,
Winona
Cities Worthington, Fairmont,
Albert Lea, Austin,
Rochester
Major Junctions Interstate 35
(Exits 159A-B)
OKRoads Coverage
Miles Driven
by OKRoads
(Percentage)
276 (100%)
Western End of
Interstate Driven
South Dakota State Line
Eastern End of
Interstate Driven
Wisconsin State Line

Pictures

Westbound:

Wisconsin State Line to U.S. 63

U.S. 63 to U.S. 71

U.S. 71 to South Dakota State Line

Interstate 90 West
The first of many Wall Drug billboards on westbound Interstate 90 is seen just past the U.S. 71 interchange at Jackson. Wall Drug is a tourist trap located in Wall, South Dakota. (Photo taken 7/13/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching the Jackson County rest area - 3/4 mile. The final rest area in Minnesota is 46 miles ahead in Nobles County. (Photo taken 7/13/05)
Interstate 90 West at the Jackson County rest area. (Photo taken 7/13/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching Exit 64 - Minnesota 86 - 2 miles. Minnesota 86 spans 23 miles from the Iowa state line to Minnesota 60 west of Windom. (Photo taken 7/13/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching Exit 64 - Minnesota 86 - 1 mile. Lakefield (pop. 1,721) is three miles to the north. (Photo taken 7/13/05)
Interstate 90 West at Exit 64 - Minnesota 86 - Lakefield. (Photo taken 7/13/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching Exit 57 - Jackson County 9 - 1 mile. Jackson County 9 spans the whole vertical span of the county, connecting Sioux Valley, Okabena, and Heron Lake. (Photo taken 7/13/05)
Okabena (pop. 185) is seven miles to the north of the diamond interchange. (Photo taken 7/13/05)
Interstate 90 West at Exit 57 - Jackson County 9 - Heron Lake. (Photo taken 7/13/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching Exit 50 - Minnesota 264/Jackson County 1 - 1 mile. Minnesota 264 is a 7.3-mile spur route from Round Lake to Interstate 90. Much of the highway travels along the Nobles-Jackson county line. (Photo taken 7/13/05)
Interstate 90 West at Exit 50 - Minnesota 264/Jackson County 1 - Round Lake/Brewster. Brewster (pop. 502) is located along Minnesota 60, 4.5 miles to the north. (Photo taken 7/13/05)
The next three interchanges (Exits 45, 43, and 42) serve the city of Worthington, population 11,283. Exit 45 to Minnesota 60 is 1 1/2 miles ahead. (Photo taken 7/13/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching Exit 45 - Minnesota 60 - 1 mile. Minnesota 60 (along with Iowa 60 and U.S. 75) provides a direct route from Sioux City, Iowa, to Mankato. The highway is being upgraded to expressway standards in some sections, and has already been upgraded from Interstate 90 to Windom. (Photo taken 7/13/05)
Sioux City, Iowa, is 94 miles to the southwest. If one takes Interstate 90 West to Interstate 29 South to Sioux City, the distance is 151 miles. (Photo taken 7/13/05)
Interstate 90 West at Exit 45 - Minnesota 60. Mankato is 94 miles to the northeast. (Photo taken 7/13/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching Exit 43 - U.S. 59 - 1/2 mile. U.S. 59 provides the main north-south route through Worthington. The federal highway spans the vertical length of the state and ends at the Canadian border near Lancaster. (Photo taken 7/13/05)
Use U.S. 59 North for 16 miles to the city of Fulda, population 1,283. (Photo taken 7/13/05)
Interstate 90 West at Exit 43 - U.S. 59 - Worthington/Slayton. Slayton, the seat of Murray County, is 29 miles to the north. (Photo taken 7/13/05)
View of the off-ramp to U.S. 59 from westbound Interstate 90. Worthington is just to the south of the interstate. Most of the city's typical motorist services are at this exit. (Photo taken 7/13/05)
The U.S. 59 South turn assembly is missing its arrow for some reason. (Photo taken 7/13/05)
The next exit is Exit 42 at Former Minnesota 266 and Nobles County 25. The Worthington campus of the Minnesota West Community & Technical College is located near this exit. (Photo taken 7/13/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching Exit 42 - Former Minnesota 266/Nobles County 25 - 1/2 mile. Minnesota 266 was actually decommissioned in 2003, but signage on Interstate 90 has yet to reflect that. (Photo taken 7/13/05)
Interstate 90 West at Exit 42 - Former Minnesota 266/Nobles County 25 - Wilmont. The state highway was 14 miles long from Interstate 90 northwest to Wilmont. (Photo taken 7/13/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching Exit 33 - Nobles County 13 - 1 mile. Nobles County 13 connects the cities of Rushmore (pop. 376) and Wilmont (pop. 332). (Photo taken 7/13/05)
Interstate 90 West at Exit 33 - Nobles County 13 - Rushmore/Wilmont. (Photo taken 7/13/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching Exit 26 - Minnesota 91 - 2 miles. Minnesota 91 travels through Adrian and Lake Wilson before ending at Minnesota 23 in Russell. (Photo taken 7/13/05)
Use Minnesota 91 South to Ellsworth, located near the Iowa border. Head north on the state highway to Linsmore. (Photo taken 7/13/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching Exit 26 - Minnesota 91 - 1 mile. The city of Adrian (pop. 1,234) is just to the south of the interstate. (Photo taken 7/13/05)
Interstate 90 West at Exit 26 - Minnesota 91 - Adrian/Lake Wilson. Lake Wilson is located at the Minnesota 30 junction 25 miles to the north. (Photo taken 7/13/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching the Nobles County rest area - 1 3/4 miles. This is the last westbound rest area in Minnesota. (Photo taken 7/13/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching the Nobles County rest area - 1 mile. The next rest area is the South Dakota welcome center. (Photo taken 7/13/05)
Interstate 90 West at the Nobles County rest area. (Photo taken 7/13/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching Exit 18 - Rock County 3 - 1 mile. Rock County 3 connects Kanaranzi to Magnolia and Kenneth. (Photo taken 7/13/05)
Interstate 90 West at Exit 18 - Rock County 3 - Kanaranzi/Magnolia. (Photo taken 7/13/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching Exit 12 - U.S. 75 - 2 miles. U.S. 75 is the main north-south route in far west Minnesota. It never strays too far from the western boundary of the state. (Photo taken 7/13/05)
Use U.S. 75 North to the Pipestone National Monument and the Blue Mounds State Park. (Photo taken 7/13/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching Exit 12 - U.S. 75 - 1 mile. Luverne, the seat of Rock County, is home to 4,617 residents. (Photo taken 7/13/05)
Interstate 90 West at Exit 12 - U.S. 75 - Rock Rapids/Luverne. Rock Rapids, Iowa, is 17 miles to the south. (Photo taken 7/13/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching Exit 5 - Rock County 6 - 1 mile. Rock County 6 connects Minnesota 270 in Hills to the Pipestone County line. (Photo taken 7/13/05)
Interstate 90 West at Exit 5 - Rock County 6 - Hills/Beaver Creek. (Photo taken 7/13/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching the South Dakota welcome center/Minnehaha County rest area - 2 1/2 miles. (Photo taken 7/13/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching Exit 1 - Minnesota 23/Rock County 17 - 1 mile. Minnesota 23 begins at this interchange and travels northeast for 340 miles to Interstate 35 in Duluth. (Photo taken 7/13/05)
Interstate 90 West at Exit 1 - Minnesota 23/Rock County 17 - Jasper/Pipestone. Minnesota 23 was used as a detour route for South Dakota 11, which was closed due to construction. (Photo taken 7/13/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching the South Dakota welcome center and Minnehaha County rest area - 1 mile. The next rest area is 50 miles ahead in McCook County. (Photo taken 7/13/05)
Throughout South Dakota, any rest areas with tourist information available are marked with a "?" sign. Interstate 90 enters South Dakota just past the top of this hill. (Photo taken 7/13/05)
Scenes Related to Interstate 90
U.S. 59 North approaching Interstate 90 East. Jackson is 30 miles to the east. (Photo taken 7/13/05)
U.S. 59 North at Interstate 90 East - Jackson. (Photo taken 7/13/05)
U.S. 59 South approaching Interstate 90 East. (Photo taken 7/13/05)
U.S. 59 South at Interstate 90 East - Jackson. (Photo taken 7/13/05)
U.S. 59 North approaching Interstate 90 West. Luverne is 31 miles to the west. (Photo taken 7/13/05)
U.S. 59 North at Interstate 90 West - Luverne. (Photo taken 7/13/05)
U.S. 59 South at Interstate 90 West - Luverne. (Photo taken 7/13/05)

Page created: March 11, 2006
Last updated: March 12, 2006