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So many things to do…

You’ll have to come back more than a few times to get through the list

Congratulations – you have found it: the Midwest’s most beloved and best kept secret. From its sculpted bluffs to its mighty river and all the places in between, Winona, Minnesota has unparalleled beauty mixed with a cool urbanity and old-world charm that proves that yes, you really can have it all in one enchanting place.

We love the outdoors – our lakes, river, trails, outdoor concerts. And oh, those festivals! So many things to do, we even have rainy days covered – explore our ten museums and check the calendar for a non-stop stream of remarkable events. Then savor a great meal and raise your glass to discovering Winona, your new favorite Minnesota travel destination.


Outdoor Recreation

The river valley is our playground

Trails that wind through hardwood forests offer adventure-seekers and novices alike a scenic stage for outdoor activities on land. The Mighty Mississippi beckons paddlers, boaters and swimmers with its wide channel, intimate backwaters and sunny beaches meant for lounging. No matter the season, you’ll never run out of things to do.

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Signature Festivals

Aficionados flock to Winona for unique annual events

The vibrant arts scene spans music festivals, film festivals, art festivals and theater festivals that are truly world class and worth the drive from just about anywhere. Whether you’re into the sweet strains of classical music or boot-stomping bluegrass, Picasso or parades, Shakespeare or film documentaries, Winona is the place to visit.

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Arts & Heritage

Winona’s cultural bounty

Few other tranquil, quaint cities have such a vibrant cultural life or so many choices of things to do. Historical and art museums abound. The legacy of Winona’s gilded era is an abundance of beautiful architecture, gorgeous stained glass that’s still a local industry, and a deep appreciation for the arts shared by Winonans.

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Stunning views, tranquil lakes and so much history

The bluffs that cradle Winona are a postcard-perfect scenic drive, especially when fall color sweeps across them, and our abundant parks and scenic vistas give you endless paths to explore. Walk through our historic architecture, rich with stained glass and lavish façades. You can even spend the night in a mansion bed & breakfast.

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Tastes of Winona

Bring your appetite for life

You’ll find a great new food experience whether you’re prowling for native Winonans’ favorite haunts, a place to take rambunctious preschoolers, fixings for a blufftop picnic lunch, a romantic dinner for two or a heavenly bag of donuts to go with river gazing.

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Hotels and B&Bs

Places to Stay

We’re glad you decided to spend the night. Among the comfy places to stay are B&Bs, hotels and unique accommodations that show off our personalities. Choose your priorities – tranquility, charm, amenities – and find a great place to rest up for tomorrow’s adventures.

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Shop Winona

Cool finds

Shop local and find loads of unique items, from sculpture to canoe paddles. What they have in common is the friendly Winona-style welcome you’ll get when you walk through the door. Winona stores are stocked with everything but memories – you’ll make those yourself as you enjoy all that Winona has to offer.

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