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Winona Welcomes You 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 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. The gilded era of lumber barons and paddlewheelers is immortalized here in the lavish architecture that has become a hallmark of this picturesque river hamlet. Elaborate cornices, grand buildings, and vibrant stained glass beckon for a stroll through the historic downtown today just as they did a century ago, and all who pass this way agree that Winona is truly a beautiful place. For outdoor lovers, whatever your version of relaxing is - whether it is swinging on a bench by the lake or tackling a wicked mountain bike trail, whether it is a tranquil hike in the woods or whirlybirds on a wake board Winona is a paradise.

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“We hope you enjoy your stay in Winona & plan a return trip soon! With so many amazing things to do, there are reasons to visit year-round.” Winona Mayor Mark Peterson

But Winona loves its indoor recreation too, and the arts scene here is as cosmopolitan as you’ll find anywhere. Browse original paintings by greats like Picasso and Van Gogh, immerse yourself in the music of international masters like Yo-Yo Ma, and contemplate Shakespeare with our worldclass theater company. Together with music and film festivals, art shows, and museums for every interest, this extraordinary array of arts and culture leaves no doubt that Winona is not just another pretty face. Indeed, this community has the best of all worlds wrapped into one delightful destination, a remarkable city regarded as a treasure by those who find it. Whether for a day or a week, we invite you to visit and see for yourself why, no matter where your interests lay, everyone loves Winona.

Table of Contents Winona Welcomes You................................. 2 Like.Share.Engage....................................... 4 Talk of the Town............................................ 5 Stop and Visit............................................... 6 Proud to Call Winona Home......................... 7 Annual Events........................................... 8-9 Chart Your Journey.................................10-11 City of Arts............................................. 12-13 Soak It All In........................................... 14-17 Parks & Trails........................................ 18-19 Stay a While.......................................... 20-25 Choice Cuisine...................................... 26-27 Shop in Style......................................... 28-29 Full City Map.......................................... 30-31 Downtown City Map............................... 32-33 Places of Worship...................................... 34 Group Tour Information............................... 35 Higher Education.................................. 36-37 Guide to Services.................................. 38-39 Advertisers............................................. 40-60

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did you To enhance your Winona Experience, go to: know? Winona is on the Mississippi River Trail

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In addition to these locations, a number of other wireless access points are available at Winona’s three educational institutions and more than 45 private businesses in the city. 4 |

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Winona Top Voted “Most Beautiful Place in Minnesota” – Rand McNally, Route 66 Best of the Road competition, October 2013

“Part of the fun of a day trip is the journey there and back, and if you take Hwy. 61 south of the Twin Cities, you can hug the Mississippi River on your way to the state’s corner and the Winona area. What do you have when you get there? A beautiful old Main Street, plenty of intriguing places to visit, and an overall charm that permeates the city & surrounding area.” – City Pages, “Best Day Trip 2013,” March 2013

“But this outstanding art museum at 800 Riverview Drive isn’t the only reason to visit Winona…Winona also has other cultural attractions, including many examples of outstanding 19th-century architecture, plus festivals and outdoor activities focused on the river and surrounding countryside.” – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, “High Points of River City Winona,” March 1, 2013

“Whether you’re into paddling or Picasso, Beethoven or bluegrass, history or hiking, Winona is the perfect blend of natural beauty, vibrant arts, and Old-World charm.” – Minnesota Monthly, “Stay & Play: Top 20 Things to Do and See this Summer,” June 2013

“In the 1850s, a bustling steamboat landing and logging town was tucked into the foot of the bluffs, supplying timber for the sprouting town of Winona. Today, the bluffs make great spots for viewing fall’s colors…This is the home of peace, wind and hawks.” – Star Tribune, “Weekend away at Winona’s John A. Latsch State Park,” October 12, 2013

“Then cross the street to the endless park shouldering the city’s other watery idol, Lake Winona. Rock in the romantic swings for two, catch a free concert at the bandshell, or head to the lodge for free rental of canoes and bikes, or in wintertime, cross-country skis and skates. Or stroll the levee, counting soaring eagles and low-slung barges muscling down the river before it’s time to hit the highway once again.” – Lavender Magazine, “Queen of the River,” April 4, 2013 800.657.4972 | 5


and Visit

At the base of Garvin Heights Park, located at the intersection of Huff Street and Highway 14/61, the friendly staff at Winona’s Visitors’ Center will assist you in all things Winona. The Visitors’ Center offers guests a variety of brochures, maps, Winona and Minnesota souvenirs and more. Trained Visit Winona staff provides information and travel counseling to visitors searching for the ultimate river city experience and will impress with insider knowledge. The Winona Visitors’ Center is an affiliate travel information center of Explore Minnesota Tourism. We look forward to showcasing everything our city has to offer.

Visitors’ Center Hours:

924 Huff Street 507.452.2278 April 1-October 31: Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. November 1-mid-December: Friday & Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Mid-December-March 31 Tourist information is also available at the Visit Winona offices located at 160 Johnson Street, (in the Winona County History Center). Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday 12 p.m.-4 p.m.



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Proud to call Winona


These nationally and internationally-recognized companies were founded in Winona and continue to operate their headquarters and/or distribution and manufacturing facilities in our city. From colorful glasswork to composite canoes, these companies and their products are truly “Made in Winona.” *This is a sampling of local industries: some businesses may not be listed. Badger Foundry   



Bay State Milling Company    

Reinarts Stained Glass

Wenonah Canoe

Behrens Manufacturing

RTP Company

Willet Hauser Architectural Glass

Biesanz Stone

Thern, Inc.

WinCraft Incorporated

Cathedral Crafts Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Winona  CodaBow International, Ltd.  CPI Binani Cytec Industries  DCM Tech.  Fastenal Company  Ferrara Candy Co. Hal Leonard Hiatt Manufacturing Inc.  J.R. Watkins Knitcraft-St.Croix Knitwear  Laird Norton (ProBuild)  Miller Ingenuity Mississippi Welder Supply Co.  National Chemicals, Inc.  800.657.4972 | 7



January January 22-26 Frozen River Film Festival

May 9 Winona State University (WSU) Commencement

Winter Farmers’ Market

May 10 Saint Mary’s University (SMU) Commencement

January 26 SMU 10k Ski Race

May 17 Minnesota City Day



January 25

Through mid-September, Wednesday evenings Cruise Night at Lakeview Drive-inn

February 7-8 Winona Winter Carnival February 1, 15 Winter Farmers’ Market February 22-23 Better Living Home and Builders Show

Through mid-August, Wednesday evenings Band Concert at Lake Park Bandshell


Through October, Wed. afternoons and Sat. mornings Farmers’ Market

March 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23 Soar with the Eagles (Wabasha, MN)

April April 6 Fools Five Race (Lewiston, MN) April 25-27 Bluff Country Studio Art Tour April 24-26 Mid West Music Fest

Through October, Wed. afternoon and Sat. mornings Farmers’ Market

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Through mid-September, Wednesday evenings Cruise Night at Lakeview Drive-inn Through August 3 Great River Shakespeare Festival Through October, Wed. afternoons and Sat. mornings Farmers’ Market Through July 20 Minnesota Beethoven Festival July 9-13 Winona County Fair (St. Charles, MN) July 12 Tour of Gardens


June 14 BK 5K Race

Through August 3 Great River Shakespeare Festival

June 14 Chocolate, Shakespeare & Champagne

June 25-August 3 Great River Shakespeare Festival


Through mid-August, Wednesday evenings Band Concert at Lake Park Bandshell

June 11-15 Steamboat Days

June 20-22 SMU Reunion Weekend

April 26 Earth Day

May 2-4 100 Mile Garage Sale

June 8 Trinona


June 28 Dixieland Jazz Festival June 29-July 20 Minnesota Beethoven Festival

Every effort has been made to publish current information though it’s subject to change without notification. Visit our website for dates, times and locations:

Through mid-August, Wednesday evenings, Band Concert at Lake Park Bandshell Through mid-September, Wednesday evenings Cruise Night at Lakeview Drive-inn Through October, Wed. afternoons and Sat. mornings Farmers’ Market August 3 Rollingstone Days August 15-17 Goodview Days

August 15 Ragnar Relay



August 16 Goodview Gallop

Through October, Wed. afternoons and Sat. mornings Farmers’ Market

November 8 Tundra Swan Watch

September Through mid-September, Wednesday evenings Cruise Night at Lakeview Drive-inn Through October, Wed. afternoons and Sat. mornings Farmers’ Market September 12-14 Great Dakota Gathering September 13 Pickwick Mill Day September 25-28 Boats and Bluegrass Festival September 26-28 WSU Family Weekend

October 3-5 SMU Family Weekend October 5 Smaczne Jablka (Apple Day) October 11-12 Voices from the Past Cemetery Walk October 14-19 Big Muddy River Rendezvous October 24-26 WSU Homecoming October 25 Warrior Waddle

November 22 Winona Art Walk

December December 6-7 100 Miles of Christmas December 6 Artists Holiday Sale December 6 Christmas Lighted Parade December 7 Christmas Candlelight House Tour Christmas Holiday Train: TBA Trester Trolley Christmas Lights Tour: TBA

Annual Events

Visit our website for dates, time and locations: Art exhibits, theatre, dance and concert performances are available at Saint Mary’s University Page Theatre, Winona State University, Winona Arts Center and Theatre du Mississippi. Recurring events and educational opportunities include Downtown Art Party at various locations, Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Winona County History Center, Polish Museum and Watkins Museum. 800.657.4972 | 9

Chart your


Don’t know where to begin?

Check out our sample itineraries here, or click on to view themed itineraries, geared toward the outdoor enthusiast, arts lover, and more.

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Stop into Bloedow Bakery—”Top 50 Best Donut Shops in the United States” by Saveur Magazine, March 2013—to sample their famous maple long johns or more than a dozen other varieties of baked goods, all made from the original recipes since 1924.

Stroll through downtown Winona with more than 100 National Register historic sites, specialty and antique shops, restaurants and more.

Begin your journey with a drive to Garvin Heights Overlook where you can take in a spectacular view: the winding Mississippi River, trails, and lakes surrounding the entire city of Winona.

Next, head to the Winona County History Center located in Winona’s downtown to learn more about what put Winona on the map: from our booming lumber industry in the 1800s to our connections with Fastenal, Watkins and Wincraft. Finally, take a spin around Winona’s East Lake in a canoe or kayak, available for a minimal fee to rent through the city’s Park and Recreation Department.

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If you have an entire day to spend in the city, start at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum which boasts an impressive collection of water-inspired paintings, sculptures and more. Monet, Picasso, Renoir and Van Gogh can all be seen right here in Winona.

Stop into one of a half dozen coffeehouses in the downtown area to treat yourself to a frothy caffeinated beverage or a fresh deli sandwich. Local ingredients are celebrated here. Remember “The Watkins Man?” See history and product displays of one of the country’s oldest direct selling companies at the Watkins Heritage Museum. Free admission allows visitors to peruse a timeline of the J. R. Watkins Naturals Company and even purchase current Watkins products.

Weekend: Day 1

Begin your weekend excursion by hopping on the Trester Trolley and taking a guided tour of the city of Winona in a beautifully restored trolley car. Clarence packs his tours with Winona’s rich history, and some facts residents may not even know. Ready for an experience of a lifetime?! Contact Winona’s Outdoor Education & Recreation Center located on the Winona State University campus. Guides will lead you through the backwaters of the Mississippi in kayaks or rock climbing up Sugar Loaf in the summer, or snowshoeing through the bluff side in the winter. Garvin Heights Vineyards is the perfect place to try more than a dozen wines produced right here in Winona using Minnesota grapes. Their deck offers a 7-mile view, allowing you to unwind and relax with a bottle of wine and some cheese and crackers.

Day 2

Start your morning with a visit to Windom Park just off Huff Street. The fountain has a bronze statue of Princess Wenonah, for which the city is named, surrounded by historic, Victorian-era homes will captivate you. Stop in at Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka—one of only two basilicas in Minnesota and 70th in the United States—and see why the church is such a prominent fixture in the city’s skyline. Ornate domes are adorned with beautiful stained glass windows dedicated to various saints with inscriptions in Polish. Continue your journey of Winona’s Polish ancestry at the Polish Cultural Institute & Museum along Second Street. Visit Lake Park and walk along the paths, stroll the Rose Garden and take in the view of the historic Band Shell where concerts are still held in the summertime. Veterans’ Park also offers remembrance to those who have fought for our country. Top off your stay with a night on the town. Dine at one of our many local eateries, offering a variety of fare from fresh, gourmet burgers to decadent local duck confit. Next, take in an evening performance during the festival season or at Winona’s college campuses. A night cap can be found at an abundance of pubs or watering holes in the city. Sugar Loaf Bluff. Reaching nearly 85 feet into the sky, Sugar Loaf is a storied symbol of Winona and known by all as its most distinguishing landmark. The result of quarrying in the late 1800’s, the bluff is synonymous with an old Native American legend that paints the rock as the cap of Dakota Chief Wapasha. Hiking trails along its back side offer adventure seekers a unique vantage point to see the city. Corner of Highway 61 & 43. 800.657.4972 | 11


Signature Festivals

Whether you’re into the delicate staccato of classical music or boot-stomping bluegrass, Picasso or parades, Shakespeare or modern documentaries, Winona is the place to visit. 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. Big Muddy River Rendezvous Prairie Island Campground 1120 Prairie Island Rd.

507.458.5109 www.bigmuddyriverrendezvous. Boats and Bluegrass Festival Prairie Island Campground 900 Prairie Island Rd.

507.450.5013 Dixieland Jazz Festival Upper Mississippi Jazz Society Winona State University 507.452.8382 12 |

Frozen River Film Festival PO Box 647 Winona State University 480.522.7940 Great Dakota Gathering Unity Park, Lake Park Great River Shakespeare Festival WSU Performing Arts Center 450 Johnson Street Administrative Office: 79 East 3rd St. 507.474.7900

Mid West Music Fest 168 East 3rd St.

608.498.0268 Minnesota Beethoven Festival PO Box 1143 507.474.9055 Steamboat Days Levee Park 507.452.4000

Great River Shakespeare Festival June 25-August 3, 2014

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears This nationally recognized festival, which draws audiences from across the Midwest and acclaimed actors from across the country, fills each Winona summer with a full slate of worldclass entertainment. The Great River Shakespeare Festival offers professional theatre productions, concerts, lectures, education and community outreach programs each summer from late June to early August. Since 2004, the festival has enriched the enjoyment of Shakespeare’s plays for diverse and enthusiastic audiences from far and wide. “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” directed by Paul Barnes; “Hamlet,” directed by James Edmonson; and “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” by Tom Stoppard — are the highlights of the 2014 season. Also included is the intern and apprentice project “Troilus and Cressida.”

Minnesota Marine Art Museum 800 Riverview Drive • Winona

World-class art and unparalleled views The Museum features historic marine art, artifacts and objects ranging from Lord Admiral Horatio Nelson’s personal letters to large stained glass windows. The large permanent collection rotates with traveling works and collections on loan. One 450+ piece collection includes works of Picasso, Van Gogh, Renoir, Matisse, Monet and Homer. Built on the pastoral shore of the Mississippi River and surrounded by swaying native prairie plantings, the Minnesota Marine Art Museum boasts a collection of fine art that rivals even the most cosmopolitan cities. Local folk art and visiting internationally-acclaimed shows, as well as a sunny terrace for whiling away some time, round out this museum’s much-celebrated offerings.

Minnesota Beethoven Festival June 29-July 20, 2014

The bluffs are alive…with the sound of sonatas The Minnesota Beethoven Festival fills salons, auditoriums, and a majestic outdoor band shell with the delicate refrains of history’s most important classical works, performed by some of its most celebrated names. Legendary flute virtuoso Sir James Galway will be in Winona as part of the 2014 Minnesota Beethoven Festival. Other featured artists of the Festival’s eighth season include violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, double bassist Edgar Meyer, the Attaca String Quartet, the New York Chamber Soloists with pianist Anton Kuerti, and the Boston Brass. Baritone Thomas Hampson is returning to the Festival for a third recital appearance, and beloved choral conductor Dale Warland will once again lead the Festival Chorale in a special weekend of concerts. The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra will be making a return visit to Winona as well, with an all-Beethoven program including Beethoven’s “Emperor” Piano Concerto featuring Festival Artistic and Managing Director Ned Kirk. 800.657.4972 | 13

Soak itallin Historic. Enchanting. Beautiful. From the top of its towering bluffs to the cornices of its extravagant architecture, Winona is in a class alone when it comes to things to do and see. Home to vibrant music and film festivals as well as world-class theater and museums, Winona dominates in the world of arts and culture as the most wonderfully eclectic and urbane small town in the Midwest. With an arts scene where you can see everything from Picasso, to Yo-Yo Ma, to Tiffany Stained Glass, this is a community that radiates big-city swagger all year long.

Arts & Heritage African Safari Museum Winona National Bank 204 Main St. • 507.454.8800 Bluff Country Studio Art Tour PO Box 78 • 507.474.6879 Bunnell House Off Hwy 61/14 • 507.452.7575 Hotflash Designs 310 East Howard St. • 507.425.4506 Kari Yearous Photography 507.459.3583 Lillian Davis Hogan Galleries SMU - 700 Terrace Heights • 507.457.1586 Live at the Levee Levee Park • 507.452.3762 Mary Singer Art 125 North Baker St. • 507.454.4047 Minnesota Marine Art Museum 800 Riverview Dr. • 507.474.6626 Paul Watkins Gallery WSU - West 9th & Winona Streets 507.457.5395 14 |

Pickwick Mill 24813 County Rd. 7 • 507.457.0499 Polish Cultural Institute & Museum 102 Liberty St. • 507.454.3431 Saint Mary’s University Performance Center Page Theatre SMU 700 Terrace Heights • 507.457.1714 Theatre du Mississippi 255 Main St. Ulmus Americana: Artist Jamie Schell 1126 East 6th St. • 507.215.4598 Watkins Museum & Store 150 Liberty St. • 507.457.6095 Winona Arts Center 228 East 5th St. • 507.453.9959 Winona County History Center 160 Johnson St. • 507.454.2723

Winona State University Library Campus Art Tour • 175 West Mark St. WSU Performing Arts Center West 10th & Johnson Streets • 507.457.2913 Winona Symphony Orchestra PO Box 1197 • 507.457.2842

Out-of-Town Arts & Heritage Castlerock Museum 402 2nd St. • Alma, WI 54610 608.685.4231 Elmer’s Auto and Toy Museum W903 Elmers Rd. • Fountain City, WI 54629 608.687.7221 Rollingstone-Luxembourg Historical Museum 507.689.2307

Sightseeing Garvin Heights Vineyards 2255 Garvin Heights Rd. • 507.474.9463

Out-of-Town Sightseeing Elmaro Vineyard N14756 Delaney Rd. • Trempealeau, WI 54661 608.534.6456 Lark Toys 63604 170th Ave. • Kellogg, MN 55945 507.767.3387 National Eagle Center 50 Pembroke Ave. • Wabasha, MN 55981 651.565.4989

River View Winery 32882 County Rd. 1 • La Crescent, MN 55947 Merchants Bank 608.385.1209 102 East 3rd St. • 507.457.1100 Seven Hawks Vineyards Princess Wenonah Statue 17 North St. • Fountain City, WI 54629 Windom Park 608.687.9463 Broadway & Huff Streets The Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka 625 East 4th St. • 507.452.5430 Trester Trolley (Seasonal) 507.429.9101 • Unity Monument Located behind Winona Visitors’ Center • 924 Huff St. Watkins Administration Building 150 Liberty St. • 507.457.3300 Winona County Courthouse 171 West 3rd St. Winona National Bank 204 Main St. • 507.454.4320 800.657.4972 | 15

Winona is designated a bronze level “Bicycle Friendly Community� by the League of American Bicyclists in Washington, D.C. 16 |

Soak itallin Outdoor & Recreation Big Valley Ranch Inc., Riding Academy 22076 East Burns Valley Rd. 507.454.3305 Bridges Golf Course 22852 County Rd. 17 507.452.3535

SMU The Woods Disc Golf Course 700 Terrace Heights • 507.452.4430 Sugar Loaf Highways 61 & 43 Trinona Lake Park • 952.229.7996

Bob Welch Aquatic Center 780 West 4th St. 507.457.8210 Bud King Ice Arena 670 East Front St. 507.454.7775 Cedar Valley Golf Course 25019 County Rd. 9 507.457.3129 Let’s Go Fishing 251 Main St. 507.205.7853 Michael LaCanne Park and Beach 6280 Hwy 61 Outdoor Education and Recreation Center Winona State Univiersity Sanborn Canoe 24379 Little Trout Valley Rd. 507.313.8490 SMU Ropes Course 700 Terrace Heights 507.452.4430

Upper Mississippi Wildlife Refuge District 51 East 4th St. • 507.452.4232 Westfield Golf Club 1460 West 5th St. • 507.452.6901 Westgate Bowl 1429 West Service Dr. • 507.454.1111 West Lake Disc Golf Course Huff & West Lake St. The Willows Disc Golf Course Lake Park Dr. Winona Skate Park 210 Zumbro St. • 507.453.1633

Out-of-Town Outdoor & Recreation River Run Golf Course 1210 East Montgomery St. • Sparta, WI 54656 608.269.3022 800.657.4972 | 17


Parks & Trails

City Parks and Trails

State Parks

Aghaming Park and Preserve Cross MN/WI Bridge, take a right after bridge, follow road downriver & cross Wagon Bridge

Whitewater State Park 19041 Highway 74 Altura, MN

Aghaming Canoe Trail Cross MN/WI Bridge, take a right after bridge, follow road downriver & cross Wagon Bridge

Great River Bluffs State Park 20 miles southeast of Winona off Interstate 90 43605 Kipp Dr.

Bluffside Park 800 West Lake Boulevard

John A. Latsch State Park 12 miles north of Winona on Highway 61

Garvin Heights Overlook & Park 200 East Garvin Heights Road Garvin Heights Trail Foot of Garvin Heights Road Holzinger Lodge Trail 925 West Lake Boulevard Lake Park 113 Lake Park Drive West Foot of Main St. Latsch Island Park Cross MN/WI Bridge, take a right after bridge Levee Park At the riverfront in Historic Downtown Prairie Island Deer Park Nature Trail 915 Prairie Island Road North Windom Park Between Broadway and 5th Streets and Huff and Harriet Streets Veteran’s Memorial Park 60 West Lake Park Dr. Lake Park Saint Mary’s University Hiking and Ski Trails 700 Terrace Heights Verchota Canoe Trail From Winona, take the River Road to Prairie Island Campground, travel a half mile to boat landing. 18 |

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Stay awhile Be it the grandeur of a restored river town mansion or the functionality of a jumping-off point to rest your head in, Winona has an array of lodging for every traveler’s needs. Whether visiting in a group or solo, whether you want to get close to nature at a campground or get away from it all at a cozy B&B, there is something here for every taste and every budget.

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ALEXANDER MANSION HISTORIC BED AND BREAKFAST 274 East Broadway St. Phone: 507.474.4224 Number of Units: 5 Rates: $99-$299 Web: Amenities: Fireplace 1886 Grand Victorian Tudor. Lavishly appointed spacious rooms/suites, evening wine and cheese, turn-down service, and formal candlelit gourmet breakfast. All business amenities, special pricing for entire house rental. Available for meetings and events. Children 12 and up.

BRIGGS’ FARM LODGING 27171 County Road 9 Phone: 507.450.9902 Rates: $100-$150 per night-double occupancy and 2 night stay minimum on weekends Web: Offers authentic farmhouse country living with quality, comfortably furnished accommodations. Options include up to 3 bedrooms, full bath and half bath; common areas included dining room, living room, kitchen and full deck. Fully furnished kitchen and wood-fired cooking stove. CARRIAGE HOUSE BED AND BREAKFAST 420 Main St. Phone: 507.452.8256 Fax: 507.452.0939 Number of Units: 4 Rates: $99-$159 Web: Amenities: Whirlpool and Fireplace Authentic 1870 Carriage House located in the heart of Winona. Free tandem bikes, in-season Model A rides & lovely breakfast. Children 12 & up.

AMERICINN OF WINONA 60 Riverview Dr. Phone: 507.457.0249 Number of Units: 46 Rates: $100-$160 Web:

DAYS INN 420 Cottonwood Dr. Phone: 507.454.6930 Number of Units: 58 Rates: $50-$150 Web:

Lighthouse Suite, some rooms with magnificent view of the Mississippi River, spa suites, close to downtown.

Newly remodeled, cable TV, free local phone, hair dryers, coffee makers and close to SMU and Airport Industrial Park. Microwave and refrigerators available.

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GARVIN CREST: GUESTHOUSE IN THE PINES 1735 ½ Garvin Heights Rd. Phone: 507.459.9361 Number of Units: 1 Rates: $90 per night, $500 per week, and $1500 per month Web:

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES 1128 Homer Rd. Phone: 507.474.1700 Number of Units: 96 Rates: $124-$184 Web:

Semi-private guest house located at the Crest of Winona looking West towards wooded acres. Fully outfitted kitchen, stove, refrigerator/freezer, and microwave. Self-serve breakfast items provided. Cable TV, DVD player and year round hot tub.

0’depth entry pool, guest laundry, free hot breakfast, microwave and refrigerator. $25 per day fee for pets.

HEAVEN’S VALLEY LODGE 300 Wildwood Dr. Phone: 507.454.4020 Number of Units: One Lodge has: 2 bedrooms, one with a queen and the other a full. A queen sofa sleeper is in the living room. Sleeps six total. Rates: Mon—Thurs. $135 /night for first four, $10/person thereafter; Fri.-Sun., $165/night for first four, $10/person thereafter Web: Nestled in the back 40 of a beautiful valley the Lodge is fully furnished, and includes a kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath/laundry area, and an “L” shaped living room/dining room. The standalone Franklin wood burning stove will keep you cozy on a wintry day. There is a BBQ grill and a bonfire pit for star gazing. The Valley is teaming with wildlife and an abundance of fairly rare birds. Fresh fruit & coffee are provided, & you can pick fresh eggs for your breakfasts from our accommodating laying hens.

THE PLAZA HOTEL AND SUITES 1025 Hwy 61 East Phone: 507.453.0303 Number of Units: 135 Rates: $99-$220 Web: Large indoor water recreation area, kids under 10 eat one meal free per stay, microwave and refrigerator, 2 HD screen TV’s in each room, 3 TV’s in 2-room suites. $25 daily pet fee in select room types.

RIVERPORT INN EXPRESS SUITES 900 Bruski Dr. Phone: 507.452.0606 Toll Free: 800.595.0606 Fax: 507.452.6489 Number of Units: 106 Rates: $89.99-$169.99 Web: Indoor Pool and hot tub, 100% smoke free, Jacuzzi Suites, Fantasy Suites. Newly upgraded. FREE deluxe breakfast. Flat screen TVs, cable TV. Microwave and refrigerator provided, coffee makers and guest laundry. Brewski’s Pub and Grill in hotel. Close to shopping, restaurants and Lake Park. $25 pet fee per day.

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Stay awhile STERLING MOTEL 1450 Gilmore Ave. Phone: 507.454.1120, Toll Free: 800.452.1235 Number of Units: 32 Rates: $39-$80 Modern units, air conditioned, refrigerators, microwaves. $10 per day fee for pets.

SUGARLOAF MOTEL 1066 Homer Rd. Hwy 14/61/43 Junction Phone: 507.452.1491 Fax: 507.452.5334 Number of Units: 20 Rates: $36-$70 Central air, microwave, coffee, refrigerator, cable TV and free HBO, close to shopping and restaurants, Truck parking. Pet with permission: $5 to $10 per day.

SUPER 8 1025 Sugarloaf Rd. Phone: 507.454.6066 Fax: 507.452.4235 Number of Units: 60 Rates: $60-$90 Web: Completely renovated, 27� TV, free local calls, coffee maker and hair dryer in all rooms. VILLAGE HOUSE INN 72 College Rd. Phone: 507.454.4322, Toll Free 888.450.4322 Number of Units: 4 Rates: $99-$129 Individual guest room based on double occupancy. Web: Charming turn of the century brick farmhouse with a touch of elegance. Thoughtfully renovated to blend modern comfort with historic style. Four distinctive guest rooms, each with a full private bath. Special rates for whole house rentals. Continental breakfast. Free WiFi. Handicap accessibility.

WINDOM PARK BED AND BREAKFAST 369 West Broadway St. Phone: 507.457.9515, Toll Free: 866.737.1719 Number of Units: 6 Rates: $120-$195 Web: Classic 1900 Colonial Revival with Prairie Schoolstyle Great Room and fireplace. 2 rooms with in-room Jacuzzi and fireplace. Evening wine and cheese. Celebrated 5-course breakfast served in formal dining room. Children 12 and up.

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Stay awhile Out-of-Town Lodging FOUNTAIN CITY MOTEL 810 S. Main St., Fountain City, WI Phone: 608.687.3111 Number of Units: 13 Web: Tastefully themed rooms. Children under 5 stay free. Cable TV, telephone, 4-cup coffeemaker and coffee, microwave, refrigerator, alarm clock.

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HAWKS VIEW COTTAGES, LODGES & SUITES 17 North St., Fountain City, WI Phone: 866.293.0803 Number of Units: 9 Rates: $155-$210 Web: Crafted high up onto the steep wooded bluff are five distinct cottages and two lodges with hawk’s eye views of the Mississippi River and our Seven Hawks Vineyards. Cottage amenities: Full kitchen, two fireplace stoves, whirlpool, sauna, DVD players, complimentary bottle of wine, one cottage is wheelchair accessible. Lodge amenities: Full kitchen, fireplace stoves, whirlpool, DVD player, complimentary bottle of wine, 2-4 bedrooms.

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Stay awhile Campgrounds GREAT RIVER BLUFFS STATE PARK 43605 Kipp Dr., 12 miles South on Hwy 61, turn on Cty. Rd. 3, 4 miles to park entrance or take exit #267 off Interstate 90 Phone: 507.643.6849 Fax: 507.634.1125 Number of Units: 31 Rates: $12-$18: No electrical hook-ups, no dump station. Web: river_bluffs Amenities: Showers, flush toilets, fire pits and firewood MN State Park permit required on all vehicles. Park open all year (campground open April 15Oct. 20). Groomed cross country ski trails in winter, snowshoeing, snowshoe rental, sledding hill. PLA-MOR CAMPGROUND 22718 Little Smokies Lane Phone: 507.454.2851 Number of Units: 80 Rates: $20-$40 Web: Amenities: Showers, flush toilets, fire pits and firewood, scheduled activities, swimming, fishing Shady, grassy sites located along Highway 61 with the Mississippi River across the highway. Cabins, daily and seasonal sites, swimming pool, sewer sites, rec. room.

PRAIRIE ISLAND CAMPGROUND 1120 Prairie Island Rd. Phone: 507.452.4501 Number of Units: 195 Rates: $20-$24 (Apr-Nov) Web: Amenities: Electric and non-electric sites, water hook-ups, fire pits, showers, flush toilets, free WiFi, canoe rentals, fishing docks, boat ramp, sand beaches with swimming, convenience store with firewood sales, scheduled activities, playground, deer park. On the banks of the Mississippi River, 108 sites with electricity and water hook-ups, 90 non-electric sites, weekly rates available. WHITEWATER STATE PARK 19041 Hwy 74 Phone: 507.932.3007 Number of Units: 110 Rates: $22-$28 Web: Amenities: Showers, flush toilets, fire pits and firewood, scheduled activities, swimming, fishing No mosquitoes, year-round naturalist programs, electric campsites, interpretive center, cabins, open all year, modern group center. MN State Park Permit required.

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Choice cuisine Taste buds delight in the variety of fare found here, from home-cooked goodness to whitelinen sophistication. Brew pubs and bistros, epicurean adventures, and local legends make this a delicious place to have a dining experience you’ll go home talking about. Awakening Coffee House 901 West 5th St. 507.474.7227

Bub’s Brewing Co. 65 East 4th St. 507.457.3121 Find us on Facebook

Jefferson Pub & Grill 58 Center St. 507.452.2718

Black Horse Bar and Grill 34648 Old Homer Rd. 507.474.9600

Cha Chi’s Mexican Grill 155 East 3rd St. 507.452.1160

Kensington Café & Catering 157 West 3rd St. 507.474.4750

Erbert and Gerbert’s Sandwich Shop 105 West 3rd St. 507.474.ERBS

Lakeview Drive Inn 610 East Sarnia St. 507.454.3723

Bloedow Bakery 451 East Broadway St. 507.452.3682 Blooming Grounds Coffee House 50 East 3rd St. 507.474.6551 1213 Gilmore Ave. (Winona Mall) 507.474.9996 Blue Heron Coffeehouse 162 West 2nd St. 507.452.7020 Bluff Country Co-op 121 West 2nd St. 507.452.1815 Boat House 2 Johnson St. 507.474.6550 Brewski’s Pub & Grill 900 Bruski Dr. 507.452.0606

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Godfather’s Pizza 30 Walnut St. 507.454.4274 Golden China 411 Cottonwood Dr. 507.454.4261 The Grill at Signatures 22852 County Road 17 507.454.3767 Green Mill Restaurant & Bar 1025 Hwy 61 East 507.452.5400 Ground Round Grill and Bar 405 Hwy 14 507.452.3390 Hy-Vee 1475 Service Dr. 507.452.5411

Little Thailand 578 East 4th St. 507.961.0203 Mango’s Mexican & American Grill 408 Hwy 14 West 507.454.4484

Mon Petit Cupcake 121 West 2nd St. (Bluff Country Co-op) 507.358.8504

The Legendary Tavern 129 West 3rd St. 507.452.2627

Mugby Junction Coffee 718 Mankato Ave. 507.474.6425 451 Huff St. 507.454.4140

Timber’s Restaurant 270 West 3rd St. 507.454.3266

Rubio’s Family Mexican Restaurant Winona Mall 1213 Gilmore Ave. 507.474.4971 www.rubiosfamilymexican Rocco’s Pub and Pizza 773 East 5th St. 507.454.5911 5242 West 6th St. 507.454.3360 Sammy’s Pizza & Restaurant 126 West 2nd St. 507.474.7400 Signatures Restaurant 22852 County Road 17 507.454.3767

Wellington’s Pub & Grill 1429 West Service Dr. 507.452.2103 Winona Bread & Bagel 350 West 3rd St. 507.454.6787 Winona Farmers’ Market North of 2nd and Main St. 507.261.7106 Zaza’s Pub & Pizzeria 529 Huff St. 507.452.9292

Out-of-Town Dining Sullivan’s Supper Club W25709 Sullivan Rd. Trempealeau, WI 608.534.7775 The Historic Trempealeau Hotel & Restaurant 11332 Main St. Trempealeau, WI 608.534.6898


Get a taste for the late-night crowd in Winona and enjoy a drink and live Ed’s (No Name) Bar tunes at Ed’s (No Name) Bar, 252 East 3rd St., or visit for a schedule of weekly performers. Check out for a full list of local taverns, Irish pubs and hip music venues in Winona.

Steak Shop Catering* 301 East Mark St. 507.452.3150 *Catering Services Only

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Shop instyle Stroll amid century-old charm in Winona’s historic downtown shopping district, where local shop keepers and service providers are waiting to show you their wares and river town hospitality. Adventure Cycle & Ski 178 Center St. 507.452.4228 A-Z Collectables 152 Main St. 507.454.0366 baby bean 57 West 4th St. 507.474.6050 Find us on Facebook Baker Shoes 123 East 3rd St. 507.452.7078 Bluffview Quilt Shop 1671 1/2 West 5th St. 507.450.3154 The Book Shelf 162 West 2nd St. 507.474.1880 Chapter Two Books 121 West 3rd St. 507.313.9693 Costumes International 128 West 2nd St. 507.452.1724

Grace Place 66 East 2nd St. 507.452.2283

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Harley-Davidson Shop of Winona 1845 Mobile Dr. 507.454.4578 Heart’s Desire 51 East 3rd St. 507.452.5621 Find us on Facebook Home Gallery 227 East 3rd St. 507.454.1892 Inside the Vault 109 East 3rd St. 507.450.8025

JimmyJam’s Comics and Video Games 113 East 3rd St. 507.453.0271 La Boutique 178 Johnson St. 507.452.6531 L and L Hip Hop Fashions and More Winona Mall 1213 Gilmore Ave. 507.313.6973 Find us on Facebook Mister Groovys 79 West 3rd St. 507.429.5401

Pieces of the Past 79 East 2nd St. 507.452.3722

Pipe Dream Toys 62 East 3rd St. 507.474.9700 Pretty Things on Third 52 East 3rd St. 507.474.4545 Restored Blessings Christian Resale Store 350 West 2nd St. 507.474.9480 Sole Sport 55 East 3rd St. 507.474.7653 SSI Gift and Alterations 760 East 11th St. 507.452.7416

Vapor Vibes 253 East 3rd St. 507.312.9772

Winona Mall 1213 Gilmore Ave. 507.454.7295

West End Bait Shop 950 West 5th St. 507.452.6241

Yarnology 65 East 3rd St. 507-474-9444

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ATTRACTIONS 2. Bob Welch Aquatic Center 3. Bridges Golf Club 4. Bud King Ice Arena 5. Bunnell House 6. Castlerock Museum (Alma, WI) 7. Elmer Auto & Toy Museum (Fountain City, WI) 8. Garvin Heights Overlook 9. Garvin Heights Vineyard 10. Holzinger Lodge 11. Lake Park Lodge 14. Minnesota Marine Art Museum 15. Municipal Boat Harbor/ Dick’s Marine 16. National Eagle Center (Wabasha, MN) 17. Outdoor Education & Recreation Center 18. Pickwick Mill 19. River Run Golf Course (Sparta, WI) 20. Rose Garden 21. Sugar Loaf Bluff 22. Unity Monument Memorial 23. Veterans Memorial Park & Lake Park Bandshell

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FOOD & DINING 24. Blooming Grounds 25. Green Mill 26. Ground Round 27. Lakeview Drive Inn 28. Mango’s Mexican & American Grill 29. Rocco’s Pub & Pizza 30. Rubio’s Family Mexican Restaurant 31. Signatures Restaurant 32. Steak Shop Catering 33. Sullivan’s Supper Club 34. The Grill at Signatures 35. The Historic Trempealeau Hotel & Restaurant 36. Wellington’s Pub & Grill 37. Zaza’s Pub & Pizzeria



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38. LARK Toys (Kellogg, MN) 39. SSI Gift 40. West End Bait Shop 41. Winona Mall

55. MN State CollegeSoutheast Technical 56. Saint Mary’s University 57. Winona State University 58. WSU Residential College



42. Carriage House B & B 43. Days Inn 44. Riverport Inn Express Suites 45. Fountain City Motel (Fountain City, WI) 46. Garvin Crest Guest House 47. Great River Bluffs State Park 48. Holiday Inn Express & Suites 49. Prairie Island Campground 50. Sterling Motel 51. Sugar Loaf Motel 52. The Plaza Hotel & Suites 53. Village House Inn 54. Whitewater State Park

59. Boats and Bluegrass Festival 60. Frozen River Film Festival 61. MN Beethoven Festival 62. SMU Page Theatre 63. WSU Arts


SERVICES 64. Airport 65. Amtrak 66. Chamber of Commerce 67. CST Tea House 68. Hoff Celebration of Life Center 69. KQAL 89.5 FM 70. Visitors’ Center 71. Winona Health - Hospital 72. Winona Health Urgent Care




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Newly paved bike paths around East Lake (3.7 miles) and West Lake (1.8 miles) Winona offer more than five miles of scenic biking and hiking routes right in town, with plenty of bench swings and playgrounds along the way. Lake Winona trail is a great place to begin exploring the city and the area.

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1. African Safari Museum/ Winona National Bank 2. Levee Park 3. Merchants Bank 4. Mid West Music Fest/Some Sum Studio 5. Polish Cultural Institute & Museum 6. Watkins Heritage Museum 7. Windom Park w/ Princess Wenonah 8. Winona County History Center

9. Bloedow Bakery 10. Blooming Grounds 11. Blue Heron Coffee House 12. Bluff Country Co-Op 13. Boat House 14. Bub’s Brewing Co. 15. Jefferson Pub & Grill 16. Mon Petit Cupcake 17. Sammy’s Pizza & Restaurant 18. Timbers Restaurant 19. Winona Bread & Bagel

20. Baker Shoes 21. Chapter Two Books 22. Costumes International 23. Goltz Pharmacy 24. Heart’s Desire 25. Home Gallery 26. La Boutique 27. Pieces of the Past 28. Pipe Dream Toys 29. Pretty Things on Third 30. Sole Sport 31. The Book Shelf 32. Yarnology

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37. City of Winona Offices 38. Infinity Chiropractic Wellness Center 39. Law Enforcement Center 40. Manitou Martial Arts & Wellness Center 41. Post Office 42. Visit Winona Offices 43. Winona County Courthouse 44. Winona Public Library 45. Winona Senior Friendship Center

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Downtown Winona hosts the largest collection of Victorian commercial architecture in Minnesota outside St. Paul, and also boasts grand examples of Richardsonian Romanesque, Prairie School and Egyptian Revival architecture. Not only are the buildings picturesque but the stores hold unique treasures that can only be found here. Winona’s store owners are proud of the community and will delight in filling guests in on the next stop of their journey. Take a swing through downtown Winona and soak up our history, as well as our current local charm. 800.657.4972 | 33

placesof Worship[ St. Matthew’s Ev. Lutheran All Are One Roman Catholic Church 451 Huff St. 507-429-3616 Apostolic Faith Family 862 W. 5th St. 507-474-6234 Baha’i Faith 1122 West 11th St. 507-454-8347 Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic 625 East 4th St. 507-452-5430 Bethany Christian Fellowship 750 54th Ave. Goodview 507-643-6996 Brookside Church of Christ 109 Debi Lei Dr. Calvary Baptist 676 West Sarnia St. 507-452-6850 Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Catholic 360 Main St. 507-452-4770

First Baptist 368 West 6th St. 507-452-9133 First Congregational UCC 161 West 6th St. 507-452-4829 Goodview Trinity Ev. Lutheran 507-452-5629 Grace Presbyterian 222 East 6th St. 507-452-4608 Immanuel United Methodist 455 South Baker St. 507-452-4545 Island City Baptist 4520 West 6th St. 507-450-0197 Living Light Full Gospel 850 Hwy 14 507-454-2732 New Beginnings 165 East 3rd St 507-452-4023 New Life Christian Center, AFCM 653 East 6th St. 507-454-3042

Central Lutheran (ELCA) 259 West 7th St. 507-452-5156

Pleasant Valley Evangelical Free 1363 Homer Rd. 507-452-5518

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 120 Pleasant Hill Dr. 507-454-2746

Redeemer Lutheran 1664 Kramer Dr. 507-452-3828

Church of the Nazarene 469 Orrin St. 507-452-4040 Community Bible 69 East 3rd St. 507-312-9070 Cornerstone Community SBC 1201 Service Dr. 507-452-2667 Faith Lutheran 1717 West Service Dr. 507-452-4242

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Religious Society of Friends, Quakers Lourdes Hall, 457 Gould St. 507-452-0490 Renewing Grace Fellowship (Sovereign Grace) 801 West 6th St. 507-961-0800 Seventh Day Adventist 627 West 7th St. 507-454-4827 St. Casimir’s Catholic 626 West 6th St. 507-452-5535

St. John’s Catholic 558 East 6th St. 507-452-5430 St. Martin’s Lutheran 328 East Broadway 507-452-6928 St. Mary’s Catholic 1303 West 6th St. 507-452-5656 St. Matthew’s Ev. Lutheran 766 West 7th St. 507-452-2085 St. Paul’s Episcopal 265 Lafayette St. 507-452-5355 St. Thomas Aquinas Society of Pius X, Seminary Chapel 21077 Quarry Hill Rd. 507-454-8000 The Edge, Assemblies of God 402 Main St. 507-474-7075 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Winona Lourdes Hall, 457 Gould St. 507-452-6444 Wesley United Methodist 114 West 6th St. 507-452-6783 Winona Faith Church 1717 West 6th St. 507-454-1885 Winona Pentecostal 507-452-0522 Planning an event? Located on the Great River Road Scenic Byway (Highway 61) and with easy access from Interstate 90, Winona should be your destination of choice for Group Tours and Meetings. Winona offers attractions tailored specifically to Group Tours: individualized local museum tours, recreational team-building activites, stained glass studio tours, and more. Contact Visit Winona for assistance with tours, meetings, family reunions, weddings and other events. Visit Winona’s Group Tour Planner and Meeting Facilities Guide are downloadable on our website:

Tour at your Leisure Self-guided: Winona has a variety of tours that will inform and delight visitors: • Winona County Historical Society Downtown Walking Tour • Winona County Historical Society “Stories in Structure” Mobile Tour: • Winona State University Campus Art Tour • Winona State University Garden and Monument Tour

See the beauty of our stained glass Known as the “Stained Glass Capital of the United States,” Winona is home to several prominent stained glass studios, and also boasts a large collection of pieces available for public view. • Merchants Bank 102 East Third St. • Minnesota Marine Art Museum 800 Riverside Drive • Watkins Admistration Building 150 Liberty St. • Winona City Hall 207 Lafayette St. • Winona County Courthouse 171 West Third St. • Winona County History Center 160 Johnson St.

• Winona State University Tree Tour

• Winona National Bank 204 Main St.

• Stained Glass Tour: Self-guided and downloadable on

• Visitors’ Center 924 Huff St.

All Aboard! Winona’s Trester Trolley The Trester Trolley offers regularly scheduled tours of Winona, as well as transportation services with historic charm and character. Now with two trolleys available! Please call 507-429-9101 to discuss details, scheduling and pricing. Email or visit 800.657.4972 | 35

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education Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota 507.452.4430 For more than a century, Saint Mary’s University has awakened, nurtured and empowered learners to ethical lives of service and leadership. Saint Mary’s is a private, Lasallian Catholic institution offering 4-year liberal arts as well as graduate programs. About 1,300 undergraduates enroll in the residential program at the scenic Winona campus. Another 4,300 adult learners take degree completion and graduate programs in Winona, the Twin Cities, satellite centers in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Kenya and Jamaica, and online. Saint Mary’s is committed to relevant, transformational, studentcentered education. All programs share a values- and ethicsbased approach to advancing the educational and career goals of today’s students. The 400acre Winona campus is tucked into the bluffs and valleys on the edge of town. Outdoor recreation opportunities include an outstanding 14km trail system, 18-hole disc golf course, and a high- and low-ropes course. To arrange a visit contact the Admission Office at (507) 457-1700 or go to

Winona State University 507.457.5000 Founded in 1858, Winona State University is a comprehensive, regional public university with more than 8,700 students. The oldest member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, WSU offers more than 80 undergraduate, preprofessional, licensure, graduate and doctorate programs on its three campuses in Winona and Rochester. Winona State ranks as the second public institution in Minnesota in the 2014 edition of U.S.News & World Report’s “Best Colleges,” has been named among the “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review for a decade, and has been featured as one of America’s 100 Best College Buys for quality and value for 18 consecutive years. The university’s mission is to enhance the intellectual, social, cultural and economic vitality of the people and communities we serve: a community of learners improving our world. For more information, visit:

Minnesota State CollegeSoutheast Technical 507.453.2700 With more than 90 certificate and degree programs Minnesota State College – Southeast Technical provides students with a strong foundation of general, technical and online education opportunities for acquiring knowledge, skills, and attitudes for a lifetime of learning. In addition Southeast Technical’s Corporate Training and Meeting Center offers a variety of accommodations to meet all your needs.

More details will be announced in 2014 by WSU and the WSU Foundation for the Cal Fremling, a community and regional resource.

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Guide toservices Airport Winona Municipal Airport Max Conrad Field 507.452.2220

Bus Lines Jefferson Bus Lines 507.452.3718 Winona Transit Service 507.454.6666

Cab Services Economy Specialty Services 507.454.7433

Winona Public Library 151 West 5th St. 507.452.4582

Chamber of Commerce Winona Area Chamber of Commerce 902 East 2nd St., Suite 120 507.452.2272

Communications/ Multimedia

Emergency Services FIRE, POLICE, AMBULANCE 911 Winona Police Department 507.457.6302

Health & Wellness Infinity Chiropractic Wellness Center 51 West 4th St. 507.453.7941

HBC 888.474.9995

Live Well Winona 619 Huff St. 507.474.9825

Enterprise Rent-a-car 507.454.4462

KQAL 89.5 FM Winona State University 507.453.2222

Manitou Martial Arts and Wellness Center 164 East 3rd St. • 507.410.2174

Hertz Rent-a-car 507.454.2888

Winona Daily News 507.453.3500

Winona Leasing & Sales 507.454.3671

Winona Post 507.452.1262

Winona Family YMCA 207 Winona St. • 507.454.1520

City Services

Winona Radio 507.452.4000

City of Winona 207 Lafayette St. 507.457.8258

Computer Services

Yellow Cab of Winona 507.452.3331

Car Rentals

Park & Rec Dept. City Hall 207 Lafayette St. 507.457.8243

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Computer Dock 77 West 3rd St. 507.474.7272

Winona Health 855 Mankato Ave. 507.454.3650 Winona Health Urgent Care Monday – Friday: 7am– 8pm Saturday – Sunday: 8am– 5pm Holidays: 8am– 5pm 420 East Sarnia St. 507.474.7830

Marinas Dick’s Marine 110 Latsch Island 507.452.3809

Winona Real Estate Michelle Alexander 63 West 3rd St. 507.474.2541


Rental Facilities

Insty-Prints of Winona 101 West 2nd St. 507.452.6080

CST Tea House 357 Gould St. 507.454.2930

InTech Integrated Marketing Services 163 East 2nd St. 507.452.2658

Hoff Celebration of Life Center 3480 Service Dr. 507.452.4241

Vendi Advertising LLC 125 4th St. N. La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601 608.788.5020

Road Conditions


Minnesota Statewide 800.542.0220

Shuttle Services


Go Carefree Shuttle PO Box 5845 Rochester, MN 55903 608.781.5781

Goltz Pharmacy 274 East 3rd St. 507.452.2547

Specialty Tours 976 14th Ave. SW Rochester, MN 55902 507.282.8673

Winona 7 Theatres 507.452.4172

Realtors Coldwell Banker Skeels/ Moore & Assoc. Jonelle Moore 104 East 4th St. 507.454.6750

r Weathetio n Informa re emperatu Time & T 292 507.452.8

Forecast Weather 230 507.454.1

Spas & Salons Bodywork Health Spa & Salon 111 Market St., Suite 1A 507.457.3639 Nostallja Studio 229 East 3rd St. 507.452.0248

Train Amtrak Depot 65 East 11th St. 507.452.8612

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Mean daily max

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Lat./long 44-04-37.96N 091-42-29.941W *2010 census

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Enjoy the quiet charm of our classic turn-ofthe-century Colonial Revival home

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Sterling Motel Free Wireless • Senior Discounts Family Rates • 70 Plus Channels with Movies, ESPN, Etc. • Non-Smoking Rooms Refrigerators • Microwaves


507-454-1120 800-452-1235

2 Blocks to Golf, Shopping & Bowling Walking Distance to 10 Restaurants

Jct. Gilmore Ave. & Hwys 14/61


Alexander Mansion Historic Bed & Breakfast

A “Top Bed & Breakfast Inn” by Midwest Living Magazine

Business clients welcome: We accommodate breakfast times; “5-Star Breakfasts” Free Wi-Fi

“The Best!” “A very special place”

Special pricing for entire house rentals Available for corporate meetings and events, weddings, clubs and reunions

274 East Broadway Winona, MN - 507.474.4224

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51 East 3rd St., Historic Downtown Winona, MN • 507-452-5621

Shopping& & Services Lodging/Shopping Services Your full-service catering and rental company

China, linen and equipment rental for:

Weddings, business occasions, funerals, reunions, graduations, anniversaries, company picnics and outdoor grilling 507-452-3150

Dancing at the Polish Museum

Winona Health

Urgent Care

—We’re here if you need us! Open 7 days a week. No appointment needed. 420 E. Sarnia St. • Winona, MN • 507.474.7830

Monday–Thursday 8 a.m.–8 p.m. • Friday–Sunday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

• Earaches • Sore throats • Sinus infections • Bites & rashes • Minor injuries

Find us online:


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Shopping & Services 164 E. 3rd. St. Downtown Winona


West End Bait Our bait is guaranteed fish... Shop toOrcatch die trying. 507-410-2174

Winona’s original and only bait shop for 60+ years!

Come visit brad and len

950 West 5th Street Winona, MN

Tour our Historic Downtown Office and African Safari Museum Monday – Friday, 8:30 – 5:00

Passion. Purpose. Focus. More than 90 diverse programs in six major career fields. On campus or online. Follow your passion - with focus.

1491 West Broadway • 204 Main Street • 840 Mankato Avenue 507-454-8800 •

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New Furniture With An Old Soul

Engraving, Gifts, Florals & More

Walk through our door & experience the colors, aromas, tastes & textures of each season.

Country Primitives Furniture Home & Garden Decor Gifts & More


Open Mon-Fri 10-5 Sat 10-2

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La Boutique LLC

Custom Engraving

Corner of 2nd & Lafayette Sts Historic Downtown Winona (507) 452-3722

178 Johnson St. Downtown Winona 507-452-6531

Shipping & Packaging Available

Downtown: 55 East 3rd, Winona

Mid West Music Fest

A leader in the community since 1875. Stop in and enjoy our Prairie School masterpiece.

102 East Third Street • Winona, MN 55987 (507) 457-1100 • Follow us on:

Member FDIC

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Discover an outstanding liberal arts education on a beautiful 400-acre campus. e academics are intensely personal and opportunities abound to grow mind, body and spirit at one of the state’s few top-tier national universities as listed by U.S. News & World Report. You’ll also find bluffs, valleys, a trout stream, disc golf and 14k of skiing and hiking trails. Come for a visit — or stay for four years. Learn more at:

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Services Include: Chiropractic Acupuncture Massage ART Nutrition Far-Infrared Sauna

Mindfulness-based stress reduction

Wellness Coaching

and more!

Full schedules on website Clinic: 51 West 4th St.

Studio: 78 East 3rd St.

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Shopping & Services QUALITY FOOTWEAR FOR MEN & WOMEN Redwing Shoes

Propet Florsheim




Ros Hommerson

507.474.1880 162 West 2nd St. Downtown Winona


Meet me at the Mall More than 20 businesses in the mall and annex featuring: 1213 Gilmore Avenue 507-454-7295

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Retail Food Services and More!

Refurbished pieces, collectibles and more 507-454-1892

Tuesday-Friday 10am-4:30pm Saturday 10am-2pm

227 E. 3rd St. Historic Downtown Winona

Shopping & Services/Food & Dining Your Radio Alternative Download our free app and listen on the go!

Mississippi Sippin’ at the MN Marine Art Museum

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Food & Dining


$5 off any $30 purchase $4 off any $25 purchase $3 off any $15 purchase Expires: 12.31.14

Jefferson’s offers a unique setting and full menu. Open Daily at 11 a.m. Center Street at the Levee 58 Center Street • Winona • 507-452-2718

Great Food. Great View.



on Levee Park (507) 474 6550

Blue Heron CoffeeHouse Serving organic, fair trade coffee and great food made from scratch since 1998 162 W. 2nd st. Winona, Mn 507-452-7020 50 |

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Food & Dining

BLOEDOW BAKERY Winona’s Hometown Bakery Since 1924 Featuring original recipes for Donuts, Buns, Rolls, & Breads Voted Best of MN: Best Donut Shop, WCCO-TV 50 Finest Donut Shops in America: Saveur Magazine

451 East Broadway Winona, MN 507-452-3682

Monday – Friday, 6:00 AM – 5:30 PM Saturday, 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM


11am to 9pm

Closed Sundays


Coming Soon: Early 2014 652 Washington St. Craving Rubio’s downtown? find our taco trucks!

(507) 474-4971

1213 Gilmore Avenue Winona

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Food & Dining Fun Times Great Food & Drinks


Lakeview Drive Inn was established in 1938 and is proudly Winona’s Oldest Restaurant. Lakeview still offers Carhop Service and makes it’s own Home Brewed Frosted Mug Root Beer in regular and diet. Great burgers, buffalo & elk, chicken, shrimp, fish, premium ice cream, floats, malts and shakes are just a few menu items that make them famous. Every Wednesday night each summer is “Cruise Night” filled with Poodle Skirts & Classic Cars. With a view of Sugarloaf, Lakeview Drive Inn is located on the shore of Lake Winona & is a taste of days gone by. 610 East Sarnia Street • Winona, MN 55987

Open Daily – March thru Septmeber Only 4 blocks from hotels.

Beautiful Scenery, Great Food & Good Times Make Every Day a Special Occasion

Trempealeau, WI • 608.534.7775 • a Full Menu at Only 20 minutes from Winona, MN.

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Hwy 14 & 61 Winona 452-3390

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06.08 Winona, MN International Course .93-mile swim | 24.85-mile bike | 6.2-mile run Sprint Course .25-mile swim | 11-mile bike | 3.1-mile run

Blue Heron Coffee House and The Book Shelf


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Winona County Historical Society Cemetery Walk

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Steamboat Days JUNE 11-15, 2014

For more information about ALL events visit


Minnesota’s Most Senic Winery

Grape Wine

Upper Mississippi River Valley

OPEN Tues-Sun

fr 10am to om 6pm

Tasting & Sales 507-474-WINE (9463)

Marvin & Linda Seppanen 2255 Garvin Hts. Rd. • Winona, MN “Part of the Great River Road Wine Trail”

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18 Holes - Full driving range Putting green Golf lessons available: Call the proshop for an appointment. 1210 E. Montgomery St. Sparta, WI 54656

(608) 269-3022


Winona County Historical Society 160 Johnson Street Open Historic Downtown Winona Weekdays 9-5 507.454.2723 Three floors of Exhibits, great Programs, Weekends fun Events, engaging Classes, large Gift Laird Norton Addition, Designed by Joan Soranno, HGA, Photo by Paul Crosby, 2010

Shop, beautiful Rental Facilities, expansive Open: ArchivesWeekdays and Library! 9 - 5 Saturday 10 - 4; Sunday 12 - 4

12 - 4

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“Where music and community meet”

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Things To Do & See Arms, Armor and Art

Visit and see arms and armor used by: Grecians,

Romans,Vikings, Crusaders and the Renaissance “Knights in Shining Armor.”

402 South 2nd Street Alma, WI 54610 Fridays and Saturdays 1 to 4 pm - Group days by appointment


A Series of Free Festivals Live Music, Food, & Family Fun


@ Levee Park where Main Street meets The Mississippi


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Award Winning

Watkins Natural Spices & Extracts

Free n Admissio


• Gourmet Spices & Extracts • Natural Apothecary Personal Care • Other Fine Products Monday - Friday: 10a.m.-4p.m. • Saturday 10a.m.-2p.m.

East 3rd Street • Winona, MN • (507) 457-6095


Programming that engages, educates, and activates

The best in performing arts from the region, the nation & the world! LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO

January 22 – 26, 2014 February 18 – 22, 2015 Winona State University Winona, MN 55987

Contact the box office today for current performances (507) 457-1715, Mon. – Fri.





Great Food



Casual Atmosphere



Business or Leisure

Weddings | Receptions | Meetings | Special Occcasions

Fine Dining

World Class Golf


Business Meetings


Scenic Views




Special Occasions

Professional Services

County Road 17 in Pleasant Valley

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Breakfast • lunch • dinner Serving Italian/American cuisine, sandwiches, pasta dishes, seafood, steaks, wonderful desserts and award-winning pizza. Open 7 Days A Week 6:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. Green Mill Coupon • Green Mill Coupon • Green Mill Coupon

2Any00entree, OFF


lunch or pizzA

Winona site only

Not good in conjunction with any other discount or coupon. Expires 4/30/15

Happy Hour Game Day Specials

KIDS Stay & Eat FREE! Each Room Includes: Refrigerator, Microwave, and a Flat screen T.V.!

• Whirlpool Rooms • Large Kiddie Pool • Meeting Rooms • Fitness Center • 2-Room Suites • Room Service


(507) 453-0303


Intersection of Hwys 43 & 61

• FREE Deluxe Breakfast • Indoor Pool • Whirlpool Spa

• Brewski’s Pub & Grill • Whirlpool Rooms • 106 Rooms & Suites • Refrigerator & Microwave In All Rooms

(507) 452-0606 Next to Target

Winona’s Newest Lodging! Express “Free” Hot Breakfast

2-Room Suites Whirlpool Rooms • Refrigerators & Microwaves in all rooms • 37” Flat Screen TV • Meeting Facilities • Indoor Pool • Sauna • Kiddie Pool

For Reservations Call (507) 474-1700


2014 Winona Visitors Guide  
2014 Winona Visitors Guide  

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