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A delight to the senses

Whether you crave a scenic drive or a sightseeing stroll, let yourself be stunned by the beauty of Winona.

The bluffs that cradle Winona make a postcard-perfect drive, especially when fall color sweeps across them. Abundant parks and scenic vistas give you endless paths to explore. A walk through our historic architecture, rich with stained glass and lavish façades, evokes a bygone era.


Scenic walks

Winona on foot

Immerse yourself in the beauty of bluffs, parks, lakes, river and nature trails. The camera loves Winona, so remember to bring yours.

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Walking tours

Walk back in time on a historic tour

From the Tiffany stained glass of Winona National Bank to the Italianate splendor that graces even downtown shops and cafes, a walking tour of the historic architecture and stained glass restoration in Winona is like a stroll through history.

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Monument Parks

Landmarks, many dating back over a century, grace the city, transporting us to another time. Delight in gardens and statuary with a history.

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Scenic road trips

The river valley’s splendor

Bluff country and river valley converge at Winona with the possibility of exploration in any direction.

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Birding and wildlife watching

Minnesota’s bird watching capital

Birders take note – Winona’s stretch of the Mississippi River is a favorite for millions of tundra swans, geese, ducks, egrets and herons during spring and fall bird migrations, with many calling Winona home for the summer.

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World-class history and art

The narrative of Winona is communicated in local lore but our museums tell it best. Winona’s widely acclaimed museums house vast collections of art, artifacts and historical gems.

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Historical sites and architecture

Revel in the extravagance of days gone by

So prized is Winona’s historic architecture that 11 entire downtown blocks have been added to the National Register of Historic Districts. From its stained glass and stone masterpieces to its majestic basilica, Winona is a town that cherishes its history.

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Winona’s wine country

Taste the sweetness of Winona’s sunshine

The region’s unique climate and geography have made it a haven for winegrowers, and you can sample their award-winning vino in wine tasting shops throughout the area.

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River Cruises

Enjoy a river cruise on the Mississippi River

Take a river cruise on the mighty Mississippi River and get an up-close view of the main channel and its many backwaters.

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