Highway 8 Detour Update

Effective Monday, May 23

Effective Monday, May 23

The Car detour to Taylors Falls will be open on Monday May 23rd.  This is the original detour as MnDOT proposed in the construction project.

Cars traveling from the west on Hwy 8 will turn left onto Tern Avenue, then right turn onto County Road 37 and proceed into Taylors Falls. Cars traveling westbound from Wisconsin will continue straight up the hill onto County Road 37. From there turn left onto Tern  Avenue and then right turn on Hwy 8.

Trucks will need to follow the posted detour through Osceola using Highway 95, Highway 243 and Wisconsin Highway 35.

Local residents and Wildwood Campground visitors continue to access the area from the west end of the Highway 8 closure.  Access to Interstate Park is provided from the east end of the Highway 8 closure.

Please continue to check http://www.511mn.org/ for the most update information in regard to the time the detour will open.

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Our communities share not only a Chamber of Commerce and a strong sense of community, but the beautiful St. Croix River – a National Park in our front yards. The area offers many opportunities for those visiting or choosing to call this unique place home. With the charm of two small cities we are proud of our dedication to the arts, tourism, small and large businesses and a high quality of life, which includes superior education, health care, recreation, and technology.

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In addition to our fundraising events; Falls Sampler (May 6, 2016), Ribfest (August 27, 2016) and the Brat Feed (Sept. 25, 2016), the Falls Chamber supports these community festivals:

Play and Stay in our Backyard

Chamber members offer you a spectacular weekend getaway experience.  About an hour drive from Minneapolis and St. Paul, we offer live entertainment, unique recreation opportunities, shopping, dining and overnight accommodations in all price ranges.  We invite you to come play and stay in our backyard.  There are hundreds of things for you to experience and enjoy.  Click here to review lodging options.



The Falls Chamber recognizes Erik Barstow, BarstowPhotography.com for many of the photographs he has graciously allowed us to use on this website.  We also thank the Historical Societies for the black and white historical photos used within and all others who have contributed images to this site.