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The Driftless Region, encompassing parts of Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois, stands as a unique and captivating landscape unlike any other in the Midwest. This enchanting region earned its name due to the absence of glacial drift, the sedimentary material left behind by retreating glaciers.

Characterized by its rolling hills, rugged bluffs, and deep river valleys, the Driftless Region boasts a dramatic topography that sets it apart from neighboring areas. Scenic beauty is abundant, with picturesque vistas around every bend. The region's untouched beauty showcases verdant forests, meandering rivers, and stunning limestone caves, beckoning adventurers and nature enthusiasts to explore its hidden gems.

The region's rivers, including the Mississippi, Wisconsin, and Kickapoo, provide ample opportunities for boating, canoeing, and fishing, while the rolling hills offer excellent terrain for cycling and horseback riding.

With its unspoiled beauty, diverse outdoor recreation opportunities, and vibrant communities, the Driftless Region stands as a hidden gem within the heart of the Midwest.

Art by: Great River Arts

The Driftless Region

  • This vintage-style sign is available in multiple different sizes in your choice of wood or metal.

    Wood signs come in four different sizes, are affixed with a picture-hanger on the back, and are recommended for indoors or outdoors under an eave. Extra Large wooden signs (48x65, 35x82, 48x82, and 47x47) ship disassembled.

    Metal signs come in three different sizes, are embellished with corner grommets for hanging, and are recommended for indoor or outdoor use.

    Materials: Locally-sourced plywood or galvanized steel.

    Disclaimer: Maps are intended for decoration only, may contain erroneous information, and may not be used for navigation. All geography changes over time. Lake depths not only change over the years, but season-to-season as well. And ocean depths, of course, change with the tides.

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