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VISITOR’S GUIDE 2018

Find an

ABUNDANCE S of ACTIVITIE

all year long.

www.RedWing.org

#RedWingMN


We love Red Wing! I hear this sentiment over and over from visitors and residents alike. It’s shared with such excitement and wonder and it makes me so proud to be part of this community.

Our history, natural beauty and small town charm are what makes us special and it’s amazing to have it recognized and to share it with others. Welcome.

Whether it’s your first time here, or you are a longtime fan, we invite you to explore all that we have to offer. There is always something new to experience and fun to visit the classic attractions like the World’s Largest Boot at the flagship Red Wing Shoe Store, Red Wing Pottery and Stoneware factory and retail store, the Sheldon Theatre, St. James Hotel and all of the beautiful hiking and biking trails. Create fun memories to take with you, or even make Red Wing your home or business headquarters.

Share the love.

Red Wing is a fun place, and we want to see you share your memories with us on social media. Post your photos using #RedWingMN and follow us on social media to keep up with the fun activities and events.

Travel solo or bring the gang.

If you are looking for ideas for your next getaway, this guide can bring inspiration, or visit www.RedWing.org for itineraries for Girls Getaways, Bus Tours, Culinary experiences, Wine & Beer enthusiasts, Health & Wellness Retreats, Art & Theatre lovers, or Outdoor adventurers and more. If you want to get advice from local experts, give us a call at the Visitor Center and we can share our recommendations.

We look forward to seeing you, and wish you safe travels. Call us or visit us at: RedWing.org or on social media to plan your Red Wing adventure.

Explore the endless opportunities to make memories in our beautiful riverside town.

Table of Contents: How to Get Here .................. 4

Events ............................... 5-7 Arts & Entertainment ............ 8

Directory .............................. 8

History ............................... 11

Directory ............................ 12 Historic Walking Tour .......... 13

Outdoor Activities ................ 15

Directory ............................ 17 Biking Trails ...................... 19 Things to Do Outdoors ..... 20-21 Parks & Amenities .............. 22 Hiking Trails ........................ 23

City Map ....................... 24-25 Event Spaces ...................... 26 Event Guide ...................... 26

Lodging ............................. 28 Lodging Guide .................... 26 Directory ............................ 30 St. James Hotel ................... 31 Bed & Breakfasts .................. 32

Dining ................................ 33

Dining Guide ...................... 34 Directory ............................ 35 Wine & Beer ....................... 37

Shopping ........................... 38

Directory ............................ 41 Things to Do Indoors .............. 43

Community Services ............ 44

Arloa Bach

Executive Director Red Wing Visitor and Convention Bureau

Directory ....................... 44-45

#RedWingMN

Around the Area ................. 46 Directory ....................... 46-47

www.RedWing.org


Getting to Red Wing By land, air, or water, transportation to and in the Red Wing area has never been easier. Once you arrive, stop by the Red Wing Visitor and Convention Bureau for help planning your visit. Whether you’re here for a day or a week, we can help you explore the city and its surrounding area.

Contact the Visitor Center to Start Planning Your Trip!

Now just decide how you want to arrive!

BY CAR Being an hour away from the Twin Cities and 90 minutes from La Crosse (via the scenic Great River Road) makes Red Wing an easy driving destination.

BY BOAT Using the Mississippi River to get here is a breeze. Just 20 miles south of the Hastings, MN/Prescott, WI area, and 6 miles north of Lake Pepin, choose Red Wing to dock your boat and explore. See page 17 for marina information.

Located inside the Historic Train Depot 420 Levee Street | Red Wing, MN 55066

(651) 385-5934 | Email: VisitorsCenter@RedWing.org

From Rochester, MN (44 miles) U.S. Hwy 52 North to Zumbrota / MN Hwy 58 North

From La Crosse, WI (93 miles) U.S. Hwy 61 North to Red Wing

From Chicago, IL (364 miles)

Interstate 90 West to La Crosse, WI / U.S. Hwy 61 North

BY BIKE Pedal your way into Red Wing on two different bike trails that wind their way into town. The Cannon Valley Trail gets you here from Cannon Falls and Welch, or take the Goodhue Pioneer State Trail from Hay Creek.

From St. Paul, MN (45 miles) U.S. Hwy 52 South to Hampton, MN / MN Hwy 50 East to U.S. Hwy 61 South From Minneapolis, MN (54 miles) I-94 East to St. Paul / U.S. Hwy 52 South to Hampton, MN / MN Hwy 50 East to U.S. Hwy 61 South

BY BUS

BY PLANE Rochester International Airport (RST) is a full-service airport located less than an hour away from Red Wing. For international flights, MinneapolisSt. Paul International Airport (MSP) is located just over an hour away.

BY TRAIN

We welcome bus tours or large groups by bus to Red Wing throughout the year. We have great access to dining, shopping and attractions with great lodging options for groups and easy accessibility to parking.

Amtrak stops twice daily at the historic Depot and Visitor Center and hotels and shops are in walking distance! Looking to book tickets? Find transportation information in the directory on page 45.

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keep you coming back throughout the year because there’s always something to do!

Featured Events

Events A Wide Variety of

There are so many events going on in Red Wing throughout the year, we simply don’t have enough room to list them in this guide. To give you a taste of the events Red Wing offers, find a sampling of events on the pages ahead. Check out the multitude of other events and activities going on each month by regularly visiting the events calendar on

www.RedWing.org and follow us on social media for updates and reminders!

#RedWingMN

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On-Going Events

On-Going

Events Free Family Fun Days at the Goodhue County Historical Society 1166 Oak Street

Info: GoodhueCountyHistory.org

Enrich yourself and your whole family with history at no charge!

Big-Name Entertainment at Treasure Island

5734 Sturgeon Lake Rd, Welch | Info: TICasino.com With a 3,000-seat event center, Treasure Island Resort & Casino hosts many big-name performers from music acts (such as Gary Allen, Earth, Wind, & Fire, and Daughtry!) to comedians and more throughout the year. Check out their website for upcoming events. Plus, free music can always be heard Friday and Saturday nights at their Parlay Lounge.

(Regular admission is $5 for adults, $2 for ages 13-18, and kids 12 and under get in free.)

Red Wing Area Farmers’ Market

May-October:

First Sunday of the Month

November-April:

First Saturday of the Month

June - October: Historic Train Depot (Levee St.) | City Hall (4th & Bush) November - February: Sargent’s Nursery (3352 N Service Drive) Info: www.RedWingAreaFarmersMarket.org

Red Wing Arts Presents: Concerts in the Park Wednesday Nights June 6 - July 25 • 7pm

Central Park

Info: RedWingArts.org

The Red Wing Area Farmers’ Markets regularly include locally-grown food, fresh bakery and artisan craft vendors, live music, and activities for kids. In the summer, the Farmers’ Market sets up shop outside the historic Depot on Saturdays from 8am-1pm. During the week, you can find trucks parked outside City Hall on 4th and Bush Streets. After October, the Farmers’ Market moves indoors at Sargent’s Nursery during the winter months. (Select Saturdays November through February. Check website for dates.)

Mississippi Riverboats

Levee Park | Dates & Times Vary

Visit RedWing.org for the most accurate schedule. Get an up-close look at majestic riverboats (such as the Queen of the Mississippi, America, American Queen, and more!) that dock in Red Wing on various days between August and October. Be sure to visit www.RedWing.org for a complete list and the latest up-to-date information (as dates are subject to change frequently).

Performances at Sheldon Theatre

443 W 3rd Street | Info: SheldonTheatre.org The unforgettable Sheldon Theatre entertains, educates and enlightens year round with an eclectic mix of live music, theatre, dance, comedy, and family programs plus classic films. Find the full event schedule, with something different every week Sept – May, at sheldontheatre.org.

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for our full calendar of events!


Central Park

Info: SheldonTheatre.org

This popular event offers free entertainment from big names in music. Bring your lawn chairs!

Featured

Featured Events

10th Annual Rolling River Music Festival June 21

Events

Photo by Chap Achen

Plein Air Art Festival June 11-16 Throughout the Red Wing Area Info: www.RedWingArts.org

Music, community events, and more. Watch artists paint en plein air (French for “in the open air”) as they capture Red Wing’s scenic surroundings. After the festival, stop by the Red Wing Arts Depot Gallery between June 16-August 5 to view the paintings up close and even take home a painting of Red Wing.

Treasure Island Pow Wow July 13-15 Red Wing Collectors Society 42nd Annual Convention July 12-14

Treasure Island Outdoor Grounds 5734 Sturgeon Lake Rd. | Info: 1-800-554-5473 Celebrate Native American culture and history through traditional food, art, music, and dancing as artisans, dancers, and drummers come to town from all over the United States and Canada for Prairie Island’s Annual Pow Wow.

River City Days August 3-5

Minnesota State College Southeast 308 Pioneer Rd. | Info: www.ERWCS.org Members of the Red Wing Collectors Society (RWCS) flock to Red Wing from all across the country to celebrate the history and collections of pottery. Annual Show and Sale and Display Room open to the public on Saturday, July 14.

Throughout the City

Info: www.RiverCityDays.org

Red Wing’s annual summer festival is full of fun for all ages! All over our beautiful city, you can find a variety of events including live entertainment, the Taste of Red Wing, a large arts and crafts fair, sports tournaments, pancake breakfast, parade, beer garden and more.

52nd Annual Red Wing Arts Festival October 13-14 Bush & Third Streets Info: RedWingArts.org

Enjoy the fall colors of the Mississippi River Valley as you join us for our 52nd year of celebrating the arts in downtown Red Wing. As a juried arts festival, you can expect to find the work of almost 100 different artists on display, as well as food vendors, live music, and more.

17th Annual Holiday Stroll November 23

Are You at an Event? Share what you’re doing with us online by using

#RedWingMN

Bush & Third Streets | Info: RedWingStroll.com Join us for an old-fashioned Christmas celebration on the day after Thanksgiving. Come see Santa and Mrs. Claus, baby reindeer, and fireworks as we light up our downtown district. Get an early start on your holiday shopping, hunt for the medallion, or simply enjoy the lighted parade!

You can also check our social media sites regularly for the great ideas for things to do. @RedWingVisitor

@RedWingVCB

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Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment Directory Anderson Center at Tower View

Hobgoblin Music / Stoney End Harps

163 Tower View Drive (651) 388-2009 www.AndersonCenter.org

920 Hwy 19 Blvd | Red Wing, MN 55066 (651) 388-8400 | (877) 866-3936 www.Hobgoblin-USA.com | www.StoneyEnd.com

With its International Artist-in-Residence program, permanent art collection, exhibitions, and outdoor sculpture garden, the Anderson Center has been named one of the top Artistic Destination points by National Geographic Traveler Magazine. Visit our website for annual events. Meeting rental space available.

Falconer Vineyards & Winery 3572 Old Tyler Road | Red Wing, MN (651) 388-8849 www.FalconerVineyards.com

For some of the best live music in Red Wing, visit our scenic vineyard nestled in one of Red Wing’s picturesque valleys. Enjoy award-winning wines in our tasting room or wood fired-pizzas while enjoying fantastic entertainment on our deck bistro. Our deck bistro is open Wed-Sunday May through October. The tasting room is open weekends year-round. For current hours, directions, and music lineup schedule, visit our website.

There’s something for everyone at Hobgoblin: Peruse our antique instrument museum. Visit our workshop and watch Stoney End folk harps being made. Enjoy a live performance in our music loft or even host an event. Sales of Celtic instruments, books, accessories, and more. See the website for more information and events.

Red Wing Arts Depot Gallery & Shop 418 Levee Street (651) 388-7569 | www.RedWingArts.org

Visit Red Wing’s premier destination for fine arts and contemporary crafts from over 100 local and regional artists. Find us in the historic train depot right on the Mississippi!

Red Wing Collectors Society 240 Harrison Street (Unit 3) (651) 388-4004 | www.ERWCS.org director@RedWingCollectors.org

Sheldon Theatre 443 West 3rd Street (651) 388-8700 www.SheldonTheatre.org BuyTickets@SheldonTheatre.org

Built in 1904, this historic performing arts theatre showcases music, dance, drama, and children’s performances throughout the year. The box office is open Wednesday 1-6 p.m., and Thursday 12:30-5 p.m. Closed Sunday - Tuesday. For online ticket sales and event listings, please visit our website.

Treasure Island Resort and Casino 5734 Sturgeon Lake Road | Welch, MN 1-800-222-7077 www.TIcasino.com info@ticasino.com

Every night’s a good night when you live it up at The Island with thousands of slot machines, rows of table games, bingo, poker, live entertainment, dining, full-service salon & spa and luxury resort. Discover your paradise at TIcasino.com.

Interested in Red Wing’s pottery history? Want to learn more, check out the RWCS! Our annual convention is July 12-14 here in Red Wing. In addition to our event, we have a newsletter, social activities, and collector resources. Like us on Facebook to learn more!

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or call the Visitor Center at (651) 385-5934 to confirm event dates throughout the year.


Arts & Entertainment

Arts Entertainment Immerse yourself in the hands-on

scene that Red Wing is known for.

DISCOVER within the DIVERSE MUSIC SCENE in Red Wing.

Indulge in all there is to

Build up your itinerary with a variety events and locations to suit you and your family.

On the Stage

The Local Scene

• Treasure Island

Find local and regional musicians performing live throughout the year at venues like: • Falconer Vineyards & Winery • Jimmy’s Pub inside the St. James • Oliver’s Wine Bar • Marie’s Underground Grill & Tap House • Staghead • Parlay Lounge at Treasure Island • Welch Village And many more!

They have a schedule full of celebrity performances.

• Band Shell at Central Park

Bring your own lawn chairs and enjoy a variety of concerts in the park – like Summer Concerts in the Park presented by Red Wing Arts.

• Sheldon Theatre

From comedians to live vocal performances, this historical music hall is sure to impress.

• The Music Loft at Hobgoblin Music Bluegrass groups, theatre troupes, and other musicians perform at The Music Loft.

Get Involved Looking for interactive events for the whole family? Try out these local options:

• “Make Your Own” Classes

(Flower baskets, wreaths, centerpieces, etc.) Location: Sargent’s Nursery

• Open Mic Nights

Locations: Fair Trade Books and Marie’s Underground Grill & Tap House

• Painting Classes

Locations: Falconer Vineyards, Flower Valley Vineyards, Sargent’s Nursery, and Staghead

• Glass-Blowing Classes Location: Anderson Center

• Farmer’s Markets

Summer location: Historic Depot on Saturdays and in front of City Hall throughout the week Winter location: Greenhouse at Sargent’s Nursery

• Game Nights

Location: Fair Trade Books

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Red Wing’s Jewel Box:

The Sheldon Theatre

Arts & Entertainment

Since 1904, this breathtaking theatre has stood proudly at the center of downtown and at the heart of Red Wing community life. Today, the Sheldon’s state of the art modern technology blends with stunning turn of the century architecture to welcome audiences and world-class artists into its uniquely warm embrace. Music, theatre, dance, comedy, and most of all wonderful new memories await you all year long. Make sure a visit to the Sheldon Theatre is on your itinerary. To find performances scheduled for when you’re in town – and to purchase tickets – visit SheldonTheatre.org

Where Celtic Meets Roots.

Home of Stoney End Harps | Music Loft Event Venue

www.StoneyEnd.com

920 Hwy 19 • Red Wing, MN • (651) 388-8400

Live Entertainment All Year-Round at

Treasure Island Resort & Casino Treasure Island Resort & Casino continues to expand their resort into an all-around, one-stop experience that is sure to impress you and your family. Aside from their expansive casino floor and new Lagoon Water Park experience, The Island also provides an array of restaurant choices, a luxurious Wave Spa, a bowling alley, arcade, and one of their greatest amenities—live entertainment! Up and coming stars, as well as living legends, have made their way to The Island to provide exhilarating performances you will never forget. If you are looking for a weekend getaway packed full of fun for hours on end. Visit www.ticasino.com/live-entertainment for more information on upcoming shows that you can plan to attend – It’s Island time!

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Relive & Remember Red Wing’s Rich

History History

Visiting Red Wing means finding a slice of history in Minnesota.

Best known for Red Wing Pottery and Red Wing Shoes, Red Wing offers visitors ample opportunities to relive its 19th century history with everything from pottery classes to hands-on museum exhibits.

Historic Architecture

Train Depot

c. 1905

Grab a friend and prepare for a history lesson as you walk through Red Wing’s historical downtown district. A historic walking tour is available to aid in your exploration of the downtown area of notable buildings and some of the oldest architecture in Minnesota. Visit page 13 for more information and a map of the self-guided tour.

Museums

What better way to absorb history than to peruse exhibits of relics from the past? See page 12 for contact information for our museums in town.

Red Wing Shoe Museum – Just steps and continues to shape the community — making Red

today Wing a

TOP HISTORICAL travel DESTINATION.

Sheldon Auditorium c. 1904

away from world’s largest boot, above the Red Wing Shoe Store, this museum allows visitors to explore the history and legacy of Red Wing Shoes through historical artifacts, advertisements, and photos; as well as informative videos, and other exhibits.

Pottery Museum of Red Wing – Home to historical treasures dating as far back in 1877, the Pottery Museum displays one of the world’s most extensive collections of Red Wing clay products. View everything from vintage stoneware and dinnerware to fine art pottery, or partake in hands-on pottery classes to learn more about how these vintage pieces were made. You can even join the Red Wing Collectors Society if you want to share your passion for pottery and stoneware with others.

Goodhue County Historical Society – Showcasing a collection

of more than 150,000 artifacts and archives, the Goodhue County Historical Society is the oldest county historical society in the state of Minnesota. Visit the History Center and learn about the cultural and natural history of Red Wing and its surrounding area. Visit the History Center for events and to learn about the cultural and natural history of Red Wing.

American Ski Jumping Museum & Hall of Fame – Did you know Red Wing is the birthplace of American Ski Jumping? Take a trip over to the Museum and Hall of Fame and “jump” into the world of ski jumping through photos, memorabilia, and more! This is an excellent museum to have on your list to visit; you can find it on the mezzanine level of the St. James Hotel.

St. James Hotel c. 1875

Aliveo Military Museum – This educational museum invites visitors to take a step back to a time of war and change. View a large collection of military propaganda, flags, weapons, uniforms, insignia, badges, and many other international military finds that have shaped our history. You can also find biographies of local veterans.

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History Directory Aliveo Military Museum 321 Bush Street (651) 327-1569 www.AliveoMuseum.org

Honor those who have served by stepping back in time and exploring international military memorabilia and history from all over the world and throughout many different time periods. Flags, propaganda, uniforms, weapons, and much, much more. Open Fridays and Saturdays 10-4pm. Free admission.

HISTORY comes ALIVE Walk Through History

with our self-guided walking tour around Red Wing’s historic downtown district. Stand before some of our historical treasures, such as:

American Ski Jumping Museum & Hall of Fame 406 Main Street | Mezzanine of the Historic St. James Hotel Call for Tours: (651) 245-8369 www.AmericanSkiJumping.com

History

Opened January 2014, this museum showcases the story of how Red Wing became the birthplace of ski jumping! The Ski Jumping Hall of Fame is also headquartered here. If museum is closed, a key can be checked out from the hotel desk. Visit our website for hours, events, and more information!

Goodhue County Historical Society

1166 Oak Street (651) 388-6024 www.GoodhueCountyHistory.org

Established in 1869, Goodhue County Historical Society is the first county historical society in Minnesota. Visitors can find exhibits, a full-service research library, and enjoy programs detailing Goodhue County’s rich and vibrant history. Open Tuesday through Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 12-4pm from May through October. Winter hours are Tuesday through Friday 9am-5pm and Saturdays 9am-3pm from November through April. Closed Mondays and holidays throughout the year.

Pottery Museum of Red Wing

via Podcasts at Red-Wing.org/historicpodcasts Summer(May-Oct) Hours:

TUES – SATURDAY 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. SUNDAY 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Winter Hours:

(Nov- April)

TUES - FRIDAY 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. SATURDAY 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

240 Harrison Street Inside the Pottery Place Annex (651) 327-2220 www.PotteryMuseumRedWing.org

Preserving the history of the clay industries in Red Wing, this museum has more than 6,000 historic pieces of stoneware, art pottery, dinnerware, and folk art to view and enjoy. Come check out our beautiful gift store and take your photo by the world’s largest jugs! Open 9am-5pm Tues-Sat, 11am-4pm Sun, closed Mon. Follow us on Facebook!

Red Wing Shoe Museum

Minnesota’s First County Historical Society

1166 Oak Street | Red Wing , MN www.GoodhueCountyHistory.org

(651) 388-6024

Aliveo Military Museum

315 Main Street (651) 388-6233 www.RedWing.RedWingShoeStore.com

Come explore the history of Red Wing Shoes at our museum located above our flagship Red Wing Shoe Store and full-floor outlet center. Just climb the stairs behind the world’s largest boot to step back in time.

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FREE ADMISSION

Open Fridays & Saturdays 10 a.m. - 4 p.m

Collections of International Military Memorabilia & History on Display

(651) 327-1569 | 321 Bush Street | Red Wing, MN 55066 | www.AliveoMuseum.org


1. Historic Train Depot 1905 | Levee Park

2. Iron Works

1866 | Bush & Levee Streets

4. Armory

1901 | Plum & Bush Streets

8. Red Wing City Hall

1905-1906 | Fourth, Plum, & Bush Streets

12. Busch Block (Josephson’s moved to this location in 1903) 1883 | Third & Bush Streets

15. St. James Hotel

1875 | Main & Bush Streets

20. Sheldon Auditorium

1904 | Third Street & East Avenue

21. Christ Episcopal Church

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1871 | Third Street, East, & West Avenues

And much more!

Find all the historical video podcasts online at

History

Shopping for Red Wing Shoes: Then & Now.

www.Red-Wing.org/historicpodcasts.html Or scan this QR code with your smart phone!

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What’s new,

RED WING? While we love our history, we don’t shy away from growth in the present. Below you can find a sampling of recent excitement for Red Wing, and exciting things to come in 2018:

FAQs

What do we get asked about most often at the Visitor Center? Q: Is the town named after the shoes or are the shoes named after the town?

What’s New/FAQs

A: The town was named after Native American Chief Red Wing in 1823, long before shoes started being produced by Charles Beckman (in 1905). In fall of 2017, Duluth Trading Co. opened up their new outlet store right on Main Street next to the Red Wing Shoe Store. Stop in and do some shopping! See their ad on page 38.

Q: Can we tour the shoe factory?

A: Unfortunately no, but there’s a video at the Red Wing Shoe Museum that you can watch to give you a glimpse inside the factory.

Q: Do they still make pottery here? Welch Village is now offering something else to do when there isn’t snow on the ground – mountain biking! Find out more about their new mountain bike trails on page 19.

A: Yes they do! Visit Red Wing Pottery & Stoneware to take a tour and see pottery still being made just as it was years ago.

Q: Where do you suggest we stay during our visit?

A: Everyone has different needs of course. Check out the lodging chart on page 26 to choose the accommodations right for you!

Q: Where is a good place to eat?

A: We have great choices! Check out the dining guide on page 34 to see which restaurants offer breakfast, lunch, dinner, kids menus, and more.

Q: How do we get to Barn Bluff?

A: From Plum St. (Hwy 58), travel east on W 5th St. The trail head will be on the left after driving under the Hwy 61 overpass. Check out the map on page 23 to help find your way!

Q: Where can we see the bald eagles?

A: Colvill Park is a great spot to search for eagles that come back and nest every year. They’re easier to see when the trees are bare in the colder months – spy them perched on tree branches. You can also watch our social media for updates on eagle counts.

Q: Can we walk or bike along the river? Where can we find trails in town?

A: The Riverfront Trail connects Levee Park to Bay Point Park and offers a nice stroll or ride right along the river. You can find other trails for walking, hiking or biking on pages 19 and 23 in this guide. We should also mention the historic walking tour, with information offered on page 13.

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We’re always excited about good trail and park news. Check out the recently completed Riverfront Trail which connects Bay Point Park with Levee Park and provides a spectacular ride, run, or stroll along the river. We’re looking forward to more dock space for river boats and recreational boats at Levee Park. The North Trail at Barn Bluff will reopen in the spring of 2018 after years of being closed! Check out pages 19, 22-25 for more park and trail information and locations.

Q: Do you have sample itineraries for my length of stay?

A: Absolutely we do. Call or email us at the Visitor Center and we’ll be happy to provide an itinerary specific to your visit, or you can go to RedWing.org to find our most popular itineraries.

We want to see what you’re up to!

Have your own questions? Contact us! (651) 385-5934

#RedWingMN

Email: VisitorsCenter@RedWing.org

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Outdoor Activities Countless

Learn, Discover, and Uncover

Our natural beauty is reason enough for you to come and play.

With an abundance of outdoor activities to help you stay active in this river town, there is never a dull moment. Traverse the mighty Mississippi and conquer the hills as you venture through the scenic discoveries that await you.

BY WATER

BY WHEELS Gear up your bike for the long trails ahead at the bike station in Levee Park or get a tune up from Red Wing Bicycle Co. & Outfitter – where you can find anything from a brand-new bike to bicycle gear and more for all your trail-riding enjoyment. If you are not looking to buy a new bike just yet, you can rent one from the St. James Hotel or Red Wing Bicycle Co. & Outfitter for the day. As the Cannon Valley Trail, Riverfront Trail and more are paved, you can lace up the rollerblades or stand atop your skateboard or longboard and put on some miles. For more adventurous wheelin’, hit the skate park by Pottery Pond to show off your skills, or the new chairlift-served mountain biking trails at Welch Village for a bigger thrill.

Our variety of trail routes makes Red Wing a sought-after hiking destination. Take in the picturesque sights from trails atop Barn Bluff and Memorial Park (find maps on pg. 23). Venture along the river via the Riverfront Trail that connects Levee Park to Bay Point Park. You can also walk through the historic downtown district of the city through a historic walking tour (see page 13 for more information). Red Wing is well-equipped for exploration by foot.

Outdoor Activities

The Mississippi River offers individual and group activities galore for all ages and abilities. Recreational boating is a must – you can launch your own boat at Ole Miss Marina or even rent a boat from Red Wing Marina (and you can rent a slip at both to keep your boat at the ready). Explore the backwaters via paddle board and kayak with the help of Broken Paddle Guiding. Try your hand at fishing the river with the help of Hahn’s Fishing Guide Service. There are even waves of fun to be had for the entire family at Red Wing Water Park in Colvill Park.

BY FOOT

BY CHAIR

BY SKIS

If you are not feeling adventurous enough to ride the trails or conquer the paddle board, feel free to simply enjoy nature’s scenery and relax by grabbing a picnic table in one of our parks, finding yourself a park bench or swing and enjoying the river views, or enjoying one of our restaurants’ outdoor dining options and soaking up the fresh air. You can even venture with your lawn chairs to Central Park and enjoy the variety of concerts and other entertainment held in the bandshell.

Once the ground is fully covered in a blanket of snow, many other fun activities begin to surface. Take to the slopes on skis or snowboards at Welch Village, featuring over 60 slope trails on five different ridges that overlook the Belle Creek and Cannon River Valleys. You can also give cross country skiing – and snowshoeing – a try on the Cannon Valley Trail, at Mississippi National Golf Links, and throughout the trails in Memorial Park.

EXPLORE the ELEMENTS of Red Wing.

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Multiple Golf Courses to Play

Pack Your Clubs

Golfers of any age or experience level can appreciate a beautiful course. The scenic Mississippi River Valley makes the golf courses in and around Red Wing some of the most beautiful in the Midwest with rolling hills and birds-eye water views. However, beauty isn’t the only thing that matters, as our bluffs also provide challenges that are sure to test your golfing skills. Just nine miles south of Red Wing off Highway 61 is where you’ll find Mount Frontenac. Located high up in the bluffs, this course offers some of the most spectacular views of the Mississippi while making the rounds on their 18-hole course. They also have a putting green, chipping area, practice bunker, and driving range. Mississippi National Golf Links – a public course offering 36-holes of golf – is located on the south side of town. With two unique 18-hole courses offering rolling fairways and spacious greens, golfers of all skill-levels can shoot for par here.

2018 Mount Frontenac Special:

18-Holes of Golf

with Cart & Lunch Offer valid Sunday–Friday with this coupon. Exp. 12/31/18.

The Red Wing area is also home to the River Valley Golf Trail – a family of three golf courses offering more than 72 holes of golf to enjoy on several different 9- and 18-hole courses. Test your skills with tree-lined fairways, elevation changes, and plenty of risk/reward opportunities.

Outdoor Activities

Make a vacation out of your affinity for golf with Stay and Play packages. Simply call your golf course of choice or visit RedWing.org for details.

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Only here can you enjoy an 18-hole round of golf on a breathtaking course overlooking the beautiful Mississippi River bluffs and Lake Pepin.

The Mount Frontenac Club House Perfect for Your Next Event or Corporate Meeting!

For Tee Times: 651.388.5826

9 miles south of Red Wing on Hwy 61 | www.MountFrontenac.com


Outdoor Activities Directory Broken Paddle Guiding Company 213 Main St. W. | Wabasha, MN

(651) 955-5222 www.BrokenPaddleGuiding.com Michael@BrokenPaddleGuiding.com

Kayak the wild and scenic waters, under soaring eagles and towering bluffs, all while relaxing in the natural quiet and beauty of the Mississippi River’s tributaries and old growth floodplain forests. Offering daily kayak and stand up paddle board tours and rentals. All are welcome, no experience necessary.

Cannon Valley Trail 825 Cannon River Ave. | Cannon Falls, MN (507) 263-0508 www.CannonValleyTrail.com info@CannonValleyTrail.com

The Cannon Valley Trail runs 19.7 miles from Red Wing to Cannon Falls and attracts close to 100,000 visitors annually. The trail includes natural and cultural resources, scenic view sheds, rest areas, hiking, biking, inline skating, and cross-country skiing. Wheel Pass required.

Friends of the Bluffs PO Box 322 | Red Wing, MN (612) 380-4296 BluffColorFest.com | RedWingBluffs.org

Friends of the Bluffs would like to invite you to come explore and enjoy the bluffs in Red Wing. Hike, run, bike, play disc golf and more. Don’t miss out on the annual Bluff Color Fest in the fall! For additional information, go to BluffColorFest.com

Ole Miss Marina at Bay Point Park 1429 Levee Road | River Mile 791.5

Gas Dock: (651) 388-8643 Office: (651) 388-5839 www.Red-Wing.org/Ole-Miss-Marina joe.melson@ci.red-wing.mn.us

One of the two locations offered by Ole Miss Marina, Bay Point is located near downtown Red Wing and Old West Main adjacent to the historic Boat House Village. Offering 128 seasonal and transient slips, winter storage, gas dock, restrooms, picnic shelters, and public ramps on site.

Ole Miss Marina at Colvill Park 480 Nymphara Lane | River Mile 788.5

Gas Dock: (651) 388-8643 Office: (651) 388-5839 www.Red-Wing.org/Ole-Miss-Marina joe.melson@ci.red-wing.mn.us

River Valley Golf Trail (651) 388-9524 www.RiverValleyGolfTrail.com

Three golf courses located in the heart of the River Valley – Gopher Hills Golf Course, Clifton Highlands Golf Course, and Red Wing Golf Course – that are sure to exceed your expectations. Offering enjoyable and exciting experiences for all levels of play. Book online and come explore the River Valley Golf Trail.

Red Wing Marina

918 Levee Road | (651) 388-8995 www.RedWingMarina.com | rwmarina@hotmail.com

Dock right on the channel of the mighty Mississippi River! While known for their “caboose” which houses their showers and restrooms, the ships store and social dock are the hub of marina. Now offering pontoon rentals! Open Sun. through Thur. 9am-6pm; Fri & Sat. 9am-8pm.

Red Wing Water Park

The second and larger of the two locations offered by Ole Miss Marina, Colvill is located east of Barn Bluff, adjacent to the Red Wing Water Park. Offering 156 seasonal and transient slips, Universal Playground, Discovery Garden, picnic shelters, shower/restrooms, boat launch and more.

Red Wing Bicycle Co. & Outfitters 319 Main Street (651) 327-2515

At Red Wing Bicycle Co. & Outfitters, we offer bicycle, kayak, snowshoe, ski wax, climbing, and outdoor gear sales. We also offer full bicycle service and bicycle rentals. Stop in today for personal service and a diverse product selection.

Hahn’s Fishing Guide Service

480 Nymphara Lane | (651) 388-9234 www.RedWingWaterPark.com

Red Wing Water Park is the largest water park in the region! Located within the expansive Colvill Park, on the banks of the scenic Mississippi River, Red Wing Water Park is the best way to cool off this summer. Follow us on Facebook!

Welch Village 26685 County Rd 7 Boulevard | Welch, MN (651) 258-4567 www.WelchVillage.com | info@WelchVillage.com

One of the largest ski and snowboard destinations in the Midwest, Welch Village has two chalets, 10 chairlifts, Skilink Performance and Learning Center, and 60 trails overlooking the Cannon River Valley.

Specializing in Walleye, Sauger, and Crappie fishing on the Mississippi River and Lake Pepin, Hahn’s Fishing Guide Service provides guided trips from an experienced and versatile fisherman offering vast knowledge on a variety of techniques!

Mississippi National Golf Links 409 Golf Links Drive (651) 388-1874 www.GolfRedWing.com

Handling all your golf needs from casual games to tournaments, we offer a driving range and two 18-hole golf courses: the Lowlands, a traditional course, and the Highlands, with breathtaking views of the Mississippi River Valley. You’ll also find beautiful banquet facilities, gourmet chef, full bar, patio and gazebo for any events from weddings to parties and corporate meetings – or just come for a meal!

Mount Frontenac Golf Course 9 miles south of Red Wing on Hwy 61 32420 Ski Road, Frontenac, MN (800) 488-5826 | (651) 388-5826 www.MountFrontenac.com

Mount Frontenac is a breathtaking 18-hole golf course that overlooks the beautiful Mississippi River bluffs and Lake Pepin. Don’t forget about our beautiful club house for hosting your next event or corporate meeting! Gourmet chef and full bar available.

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MAKE RED WING YOUR MISSISSIPPI DOCKING DESTINATION!

1310 History Ct. | New Prague, MN (612) 875-8848 www.mississippiriverwalleyes.com

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The LARGEST Marina in Red Wing!

1429 Levee Road | River Mile 791.5 Choose for convenience - Close to restaurants and shopping!

• 284 Seasonal and • 20 mi. from St. Croix Transient Slips Available • 6 mi. from Lake Pepin • Gas Dock and Ramps On-Site • Winter Storage Options

Visit www.Red-Wing.org/Ole-Miss-Marina or contact the marina manager for more information: joe.melson@ci.red-wing.mn.us | 651.388.5839

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Vibrant and Blooming

Open June 2

Flowers, Parks, Gardens Stroll through the town and you’ll be surprised at all the wonders that await you. For years, Red Wing has maintained not only their historic sites, but their flora as well.

Hanging Flower Baskets

You can’t miss our beautiful flower baskets as you stroll the streets during spring and summer! For over 26 years, Red Wing has been able to showcase these beautiful baskets on many light poles lining the downtown streets and other areas throughout town thanks to fundraising from the Noontime Kiwanis Club in partnership with the City of Red Wing and the nurseries. Each basket is created locally by Sargent’s Nursery and Hallstrom’s Florist & Greenhouse. Crafted with careful attention to detail, these flower baskets went from only a few the first few years to over a hundred on display today. Contact either Sargent’s Nursery or Hallstrom’s Florist & Greenhouse to find out how you can design your own unique arrangement or duplicate a current flower basket design.

Pollinator Park

Outdoor Activities

Seated at the intersection of Main and Broad Streets you will find the exquisite Pollinator Park. Highlighted by a beautiful butterfly sculpture, the park is dedicated to the preservation and protection of pollinators. Home to many butterflies, honeybees and other pollinators, this park is open to the public providing paved walkways, a tribute sculpture and various benches. This park is a must-see when visiting Red Wing during the peak-bloom months.

Universal Playground

2 Large Water Slides . Tot Water Feature & Playground Zero-Depth Pool . Water Mushroom . Full Concession Stand Pool Phone 651-388-9234 | Weather Hotline 651-385-4569

www.RedWingWaterPark.com Celebrating 16 years

NO MEMBERSHIP OR MONTHLY FEES

boats to rent Half & Full Day Rates

- South Bay Pontoon - 230 Sea Ray Weekender - 288 Adventurer Cruiser - Lund Pro V SE

A hidden gem you don’t want to miss if you have children is the Universal Park located near the Discovery Garden in Colvill Park. With seven different playgrounds throughout the city (find the others using the guide on page 22), this playground is by far the largest of them all and is handicap accessible.

Discovery Garden

With a mission to be “an inspiring space for children of all ages and abilities to explore and learn in a natural setting,” this garden is a unique stop for kids and adults alike.

Call Cindy Bisek at 651-388-8995 or 763-772-6260 (cell) to book your next adventure! www.redwingmarina.com

The garden encompasses nine themed, raisedbed gardens where a variety of flowers, herbs, and more grow. It is located next to the Red Wing Universal Playground in Colvill Park and is also wheelchair accessible.

Where Great Gardens are Grown Everyday! Quality Plants • Expert Advice • Giftware & Garden Art

Honored to grow Red Wing’s renowned city baskets!

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Public swimming opens at 12 noon daily.

3352 N. Service Drive Near Target • Open Year-Round

651.388.3847

www.SargentsNursery.com


Bring Your Bicycles!

Red Wing offers many ways to ride for all ages and skill levels. Whether you are an avid bicyclist or just have a thirst for adventure, there is a trail calling your name. In 2017, Minnesota ranked 2nd on the list of top bicycle friendly states. To live up to the hype, Red Wing offers miles of paved trails for cyclists of all ages, as well as a mountain bike park – new at Welch Village – for cyclists seeking more of an off-road adventure.

Pedal Along the Cannon Valley Trail

Take On the New Mountain Biking Trails

Stretching a vast 19.7 miles from Red Wing through Welch to Cannon Falls, the Cannon Valley Trail is a scenic treat just waiting to be devoured. Great for all skill levels, you can check out their interactive map and more at CannonValleyTrail.org

Welch Village is now offering more ways for you to enjoy their hills throughout the year. They offer multiple downhill mountain bike trails for all ability levels that are chairlift-served – making it easy to get in as many rides as you’d like when snow doesn’t cover their hills. They also offer full-service food and beverage during trail hours.

Before enjoying all there is to discover on the Cannon Valley Trail, make sure you have a valid Wheel Pass – a requirement to ride the trail – for cycling April 1st to November 1st. Stop in at the Red Wing Visitor Center in the historic Depot, Red Wing Bicycle Co. & Outfitter, or go to the Cannon Valley Trail website to get yours.

You can even bike there from Red Wing via the Cannon Valley Trail, which travels directly in front of Welch Village. To view trail maps and find more information on safety regulations and prerequisites for the trails, visit welchvillage.com

Explore the Goodhue Pioneer State Trail

Outdoor Activities

With two stretches of trail currently in Goodhue County, the Goodhue Pioneer State Trail has plans to connect Red Wing, Goodhue, Zumbrota, Mazeppa, Bellechester, and Pine Island for a distance totaling 47 miles once completed (and will connect the Cannon Valley Trail to the Douglas State Trail in Pine Island). Currently, there are 4 miles of the Goodhue Pioneer State Trail paving the way between the Cannon Valley Trail to the trails within Red Wing. This trail does not require any passes or fees from cyclists. You can find trail maps and more information online at dnr.state.mn.us 316

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For further information contact the Red Wing Visitor and Convention Bureau 420 Levee Street, Red Wing, MN 55066 (800) 498-3444 or (651) 385-5934 • www.redwing.org • visitorcenter@redwing.org


Outdoor Activities Checklist Here’s a checklist to get you started on things to do outdoors – for more ideas, visit RedWing.org or any of our social media sites.

Summer ¨ Cannonball into

Spring ¨ Hike the Hills Outdoor Activities

Pick up some hiking shoes at the famous Red Wing Shoe Store and hike Barn Bluff to bask in the beauty of the fresh spring views.

¨ Fish the Opener

Experience the guidance of Hahn’s Fishing Guide Service for fishing or go on your own adventure at Upper Harbor, west of Bay Point Park.

¨ Enjoy River Views

Via park bench and watch the boats, barges, and birds.

¨ Search for Flowers

Explore the hiking trails for wildflowers or peruse city sidewalks to see what’s blooming.

¨ Gear Up Your Boat

And take it out for a cruise before docking into your slip for the season at Ole Miss Marina, Red Wing Marina, or Treasure Island’s Marina.

¨ Step Up to the Plate

During a game of softball or baseball at any of the athletic fields or at A. P. Anderson Park.

¨ Paddle the River

With Broken Paddle Guiding to explore the river’s backwaters.

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¨ Cook Up a Grill Out

At any of the on-site grills available at several city parks using fresh food purchased from Buchanan Grocery and Kiki’s Simple Abundance.

¨ Get Your Bike in Gear

At Red Wing Bicycle Co. & Outfitter and purchase your wheel pass for April-Nov. access to the Cannon Valley Trail.

¨ Plant a Garden

You can get all the plants and accessories you need from Sargent’s Nursery or Hallstrom’s Florist & Greenhouse.

¨ Grab a Tennis Ball

And a racket and start up a game of tennis on the courts at A. P. Anderson Park or Colvill Park.

¨ Head to the Park

Enjoy the nicer weather at the Universal Playground in Colvill Park or any other playground in town (park guide on pg. 22).

¨ Shoot for Par

Grab your clubs and hit the fairways of the Mississippi National Golf Links courses, Mount Frontenac Golf Course, and River Valley Golf Trail courses.

¨ Set Up Camp

Get your RV out of storage and try camping at the RV Park at Treasure Island.

the Water

¨ Try Mountain Biking

At the new multi-level mountain biking trails at Welch Village.

When you visit the Red Wing Water Park.

¨ Walk Along the River

Broken Paddle Guiding will help you learn how to paddle board on the river.

¨ Race Your Friends

During a game of volleyball at Bay Point Park or A. P. Anderson Park.

¨ Float on a Pontoon

¨ Find Your Balance ¨ Bump, Set, Spike! ¨ Pick a Patio

Explore the outdoor dining areas at restaurants like Smokin’ Oak, The Veranda, Kelly’s Tap House, Falconer Vineyards, and more.

¨ Blade the Trails

Strap on your rollerblades and glide along our paved trails.

Via the Riverfront trail from Levee Park to Bay Point Park.

In the Spartan Race at Welch Village or the Red Wing Family YMCA’s River City Ramble 5K. Don’t have your own? You can rent one from Red Wing Marina.

¨ Search for Sculptures

Find large installations in the large sculpture garden at the Anderson Center, a new interactive pair of glasses in Colvill Park, the Butterfly in Pollinator Park, and many more throughout town.

¨ Light Up the Night

¨ Geocaching

¨ Paint Outdoors

¨ Pick Up Some Produce

With fabulous fireworks from Island Fireworks in Hager City. Or watch area artists do so during the Red Wing Arts Plein Air Art Festival.

¨ Attend River City Days A city-wide event you don’t want to miss during the first weekend in August!

¨ Set Sail

on Lake Pepin with GEM Sailing or Sail Pepin (Lake City).

¨ Photograph the Flowers

Blooming in the Discovery Garden, Pollinator Park, and hanging baskets throughout town.

Travel throughout the parks and bluffs to find geocaches. At the Red Wing Area Farmers’ Market, found Saturdays at the historic Depot, and throughout the week outside City Hall.

¨ Traverse the Trees

By exploring the scenic hiking trails in Memorial Park.

¨ Take in the Music

At one of many outdoor concerts happening in Central Park – like Red Wing Arts Summer Concerts and the Rolling River Music Festival – and big name concerts at the outdoor amphitheater at Treasure Island Resort & Casino.


Winter ¨ Strap on Your Skates

¨ Get a Birds-Eye View

From atop Barn Bluff, A. P. Anderson Park, Memorial Park, and at the Goodhue County History Center.

¨ Build a Bonfire

At any of the fire rings available off Skyline Drive in Memorial Park and in other city parks.

¨ Cruise Through Bluffs

Partake in 52nd Annual Red Wing Arts Festival in Downtown Red Wing.

¨ Carve a Pumpkin

That you’ve purchased from the Red Wing Area Farmer’s Market.

¨ Cruise the River

On Treasure Island’s large cruise liner, Spirit of the Water.

¨ Attempt an Ollie

And learn the history of Red Wing on a Historic Walking Tour (find map on pg. 13).

¨ Troll for Treats

¨ Run Through the Colors

during Friends of the Bluff’s fall Color Fest – which includes four different trail races ranging from 5 to 20 miles.

¨ Help Harvest Grapes

At Flower Valley Vineyards or Falconer Vineyards & Winery.

¨ Try Disc Golfing

On the Disc Golf course atop Skyline Drive at Memorial Park.

¨ Shoot Some Hoops

At any of our city parks featuring basketball courts, including Bay Point Park.

Be sure to avoid the yellow snow at all times!

¨ Hit the Slopes

With your skis or snowboard at Welch Village for an incredible winter, recreational experience.

¨ Check Out the Fall Fest ¨ Snowmobile the Trail

Mount your motorcycle and take in the fall colors along the scenic Great River Road (Hwy 61).

¨ Walk into the Past

¨ Start a Snowball Fight

On your skateboard at the skateboard park by Pottery Pond. Don’t forget your helmet! At our annual Trunk or Treat event for Halloween.

¨ Sip Outside

Grab your friends on a nice fall day and enjoy some specialty drinks outdoors. Try a martini on the rooftop of Bayside Tap & Steakhouse, a cappuccino in Mandy’s Coffee outdoor seating area, or one of the 14 craft beers on tap on the patio at Marie’s Underground Grill & Tap House.

The Goodhue Pioneer State Trail converts to a snowmobile trail during the winter months.

¨ Learn to Ski/Snowboard Welch Village has instructors for all skill levels, as well as Snowboard and Ski equipment rentals available.

¨ Find the Eagles

Go to Colvill Park to spot the eagles roosting in the trees along the river during their migration season.

¨ Go to the Holiday Stroll

One of the biggest downtown events of the year (held the day after Thanksgiving) featuring live animals, live music, a parade of lights, and a variety of other holiday activities!

¨ Cross-Country Ski On the Cannon Valley Trail and the trails at Mississippi National Golf Links.

¨ Go Sledding

We have hills galore here in bluff country!

¨ Try Snowshoeing

Conquer the trails on snowshoe at Memorial Park.

¨ Sculpt a Snowman

During the winter, there is plenty of snow to go around.

Outdoor Activities

Autumn

And ice skate at the outdoor rinks at A. P. Anderson Park or the Athletic Fields.

¨ Drop a Line

Try ice fishing at Pottery Pond. Be sure to stay safe on the ice.

This list is just a sampling of all of the things to do throughout the year. For more ideas, follow us on social media or visit www.RedWing.org For rainy day alternatives, check out our Indoor Activities on page 41.

We want to see you outdoors!

Share your photos with us on social media using

#RedWingMN

¨ Rent a Boat

From Red Wing Marina to take in the fall colors of the scenic Mississippi River Valley from a front-row river seat.

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From Plum St. (Hwy 58), travel east on W 5th St. The park access will be on the left after driving under the Hwy 61 overpass.

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Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway, or a vacation for a whole week, there are plenty of options to accommodate your stay. From relaxing

RedForWing your next...

Wedding • Spring Break • Family Reunion • Seminar • Holiday Party Board Meeting • Birthday Party • Girls Getaway • Guys Weekend Anniversary • Golf Outing • Group Adventure • Retreat • Workshop Fundraiser • Bus Tour • Class Reunion • Conference • Wine Tour

Find everything you need:

RedWing.org

with a few nights at any of the local hotels to renting out an entire Bed & Breakfast for a group getaway, the Red Wing Visitor & Convention Bureau can help plan your stay and help guide you to the perfectly-tailored getaway.

• Events Calendar • Book Your Hotel • Hot Deals And Much More!

Customize Your Stay:

Event Spaces

Accommodations:

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Golden Lantern Inn

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Moondance Inn

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Event Facilities:

Other properties with meeting/event spaces for groups of more than 30 include (but are not limited to) the following: • Anderson Center at Tower View • Mississippi National Golf Links • Falconer Vineyards & Winery • Mount Frontenac Golf Course • Flower Valley Vineyards • Pottery Museum of Red Wing • Hobgoblin Music • Red Wing Golf Course • Minnesota State College Southeast • And More...

Contact the Visitor Center for help in planning your trip.

(651) 385-5934 VisitorsCenter@RedWing.org


Event Spaces

Bring your group Red Wing for business or pleasure.

Many meeting spaces include free wifi, audio/ visual systems, dining options, free parking, and more, with a wide range of rates to fit any budget.

From large formal weddings to small intimate gatherings, there are plenty of event spaces to meet the specific needs of your party. Red Wing may be known as one of the top ten travel destinations in Minnesota, but did you know we also provide a variety of event spaces for banquets, team-meetings and private events within walking distance of your hotel? You can expect big city amenities while enjoying our small-town charm when you book with any of our 40 meeting spaces in the city.

Meeting/Event Spaces

Traditional Yet Technological spaces for your event include several hotels that have a variety of meeting rooms, as well as the Pottery Museum of Red Wing and Minnesota State College Southeast, which offer both meeting rooms and classrooms for hands-on activities.

For Team Building Ideas, Red Wing offers: • • • • •

Yoga Retreats Glass Blowing Cooking Classes History Tours Frisbee Golf

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Wine Tasting Art Crawls Pottery Classes Hiking Biking

Whatever your needs may be, you’ll be able to conduct captivating conferences and memorable meetings here in Red Wing. When you’re not

working, you’ve got immediate access to outdoor activities via the river and bluffs, golf courses, boat and bike rentals, trails, parks, and more. Or you can explore the indoors at our museums, art galleries, quaint shopping experiences, theatre performances, and other live entertainment. There’s enough to keep you and your team busy for days.

If you’re all play and no business, we welcome you, too! Let us help you plan your group visit or bus tour to give everyone in your party a getaway to remember.

Popular Activities for Groups include: • Live musical, theatrical, and dance performances at the Sheldon Theatre • Group tours at our various museums, including the Pottery Museum of Red Wing, Goodhue County History Center, Aliveo Military Museum, American Ski-Jumping Museum, Red Wing Shoe Museum and the Marine Museum. • Winery Tours at Falconer Vineyards and Flower Valley Vineyards • Skiing/snowboarding at mountain biking at Welch Village • Factory group tour at Red Wing Stoneware & Pottery • Biking tours along the Cannon Valley Trail, Riverfront Trail, and Goodhue Pioneer State Trail. Interested in something not on the list? We’re happy to accommodate whatever it is that brings you to town. We’ll even help schedule your tours, classes, or events and help find dining, shopping, and lodging options to fit your group.

From informal gatherings to corporate retreats, we’re happy to help you find the event space, lodging, dining, entertainment, and more to make your visit to Red Wing a visit to remember.

Call the Visitor Center at (651) 385-5934 to start planning today.

Event Spaces

Make your meetings successful with Red Wing’s convenient location (we’re a quick drive from the Twin Cities, Rochester, and La Crosse!), great dining options, and access to unique team building and after-hour activities.

Our One-of-a-Kind Venues include charming properties that help mix business with pleasure and recreation, such as: • Sheldon Theatre, built in 1904 • St. James Hotel, with everything you need under one roof • Hobgoblin Music, a rustic barn loft space • Welch Village, use the large chalet for work then hit the slopes • Golf Courses, with large clubhouses and beautiful 18-hole courses • Anderson Center, with art exhibits on site • Two wineries, with vineyard views • Goodhue County History Center, where you’re surrounded with relics from the past. • Treasure Island Resort & Casino, with endless activity and entertainment options.

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Enhanced Breakfast • Suites with Kitchen Facilities • Free Wireless Internet • Adjacent to Pottery Shopping District •

• Free Wireless Internet • Indoor Pool • Enhanced Breakfast • Adjacent to Historical Pottery District

651-385-9060

651-388-6633 1750 Hwy 61 N | Red Wing, MN

1819 Old W Main St | Red Wing, MN

www.NicholsInn.com

www.AmericInn.com

Rivertown

Heated Indoor Pool . Hot Tub . Free Breakfast & WiFi Next to Historic Pottery Mall Minutes from Historic Downtown Red Wing

(651)388-1502 235 Withers Harbor Drive | Red Wing, MN 55066 www.ChoiceHotels.com

Deluxe Leisure Rooms & Whirlpool Rooms

Indoor/Outdoor Heated Pool • Fitness Room

Parkway

Free Wifi • Cable TV • Convenient Location & Free Enhanced Continental Breakfast!

651.388.1577

752 Withers Harbor Dr. • Tour Buses Welcome

www.BestWestern.com

Friendly Service with Clean Comforts of Home

3425 Hwy 61 N | Red Wing, MN | 651.388.8231

Indoor Pool & Hot Tub Free Continental Breakfast Hwy 61 & Withers Harbor Dr. 651-388-0491 • 800-800-8000

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Lodging Experiences

Lodging

Find a Wide Selection of

for Everyone.

We all have different needs when it comes to comfort. Luckily for you, we offer lodging options as diverse as our activities. Our lodging menu includes everything from casual options to more high-end details. You can enjoy waking up to river views or staying just steps away from restaurants and shops through town. You can even find a pool or a water park to dive into during your stay. Don’t plan on spending much time in your room? We have more low-key, casual options for you, too. Something that makes Red Wing’s lodging options special is that you can literally lodge yourself into a piece of history. The St. James Hotel offers an unmatched historical tenure for a hotel in our area, and all of our Bed & Breakfasts were built in the 1800s and/or inhabited by famous residents of Red Wing at some point. Relive history by booking your stay with any (or all!) of our local historic lodging options. All of our hotel/motel, B&B, and vacation rental properties offer something unique. Regardless of your budget and taste, we have the lodging experience to meet your needs and keep you coming back again and again. Even if you have a larger group to accommodate, special accessibility needs, or even pets coming with you, we have a room for you to make your stay comfortable and accommodating.

For more information on availability, special deals, and to book your stay, visit RedWing.org

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Lodging

Lodging Directory Hotels/Motels

Bed & Breakfasts

AmericInn

St. James Hotel

Candlelight Inn

1819 Old W Main Street | (651) 385-9060 www.AmericInn.com/hotels/MN/RedWing

406 Main Street (651) 388-2846 | (800) 252-1875 www.St-James-Hotel.com

818 W Third St. (651) 388-8034 www.CandlelightInn-RedWing.com candlerw@charter.net

The AmericInn is conveniently located in the beautiful, historic river town of Red Wing. Restaurants and shops are within walking distance, including Pottery Museum of Red Wing and the Pottery Place. The Cannon Valley Bike Trail is just a few short blocks from the hotel. Enjoy daily continental breakfast!

BW Rivertown 752 Withers Harbor Drive (651) 388-1577 www.BestWestern.com

Conveniently located near many local businesses, area attractions and trails, BW Rivertown offers deluxe leisure and whirlpool rooms, swim-through indoor/outdoor pool, fitness center, free wifi and cable. Free enhanced continental breakfast with every stay. Tour buses welcome!

Country Inn & Suites 4275 Highway 61 West (651) 388-9000 www.CountryInns.com/RedWingMN

Located off of Highway 61, the Country Inn & Suites offers guest rooms and suites with flat screen TVs, microwaves, and refrigerators. We also offer an indoor pool, whirlpool, fitness center, complimentary wireless internet access, and complimentary hot breakfast daily.

Days Inn Hwys 61 & 63 South 955 East 7th Street (651) 388-3568 www.DaysInn.com

Indoor pool, whirlpool, free continental breakfast, high-speed wireless internet, family suites available.

Nichols Inn & Suites 1750 Hwy 61 N (651) 388-6633 www.NicholsInn.com

The Nichols Inn in Red Wing is within walking distance of the Pottery Shopping District specialty shops and restaurants. The Cannon Valley Bike Trail is easily accessed with a quick ride down the street. Fresh waffles are a favorite in our continental breakfast. High speed fiber optic internet is complimentary.

Located in downtown Red Wing with 67 guest rooms, 11 meeting rooms, a coffee shop, 3 restaurants, several shops, and spa on-site, your stay will be an escape you won’t soon forget. As a member of the Historic Hotels of America, the St. James was built in 1875 and still proudly maintains its 19th century character today.

Super 8 232 Withers Harbor Drive (651) 388-0491 | 1-800-800-8000

High-speed wireless internet, cable, and microwave/refrigerator in every room. Indoor pool & whirlpool, whirlpool suites, and free continental breakfast. Restaurants within walking distance.

Treasure Island Resort & Casino 5734 Sturgeon Lake Road | Welch, MN 1-800-222-7077 www.TIcasino.com info@ticasino.com

A delightful Caribbean getaway is closer than you think when you escape to Treasure Island Resort & Casino with our luxurious new hotel towers, full service salon & spa, actionpacked gaming floor and fun-filled water park. Discover your paradise at TIcasino.com.

Vacation Rentals Windbeam House 6 miles from Red Wing Just across the river in Hager City, WI Book or message us online! www.vrbo.com/345700

Offering a retreat for 2-12 people, this charming vacation rental is located just across the river from Red Wing. Spectacular views of the water and the bluffs, 4 bedrooms, 1 full bath, 2 half baths, family room, full kitchen and dining. Pet friendly and fully furnished. Check availability and book your stay online today!

Originally built in 1877 by the manager of the Red Wing Stoneware Company, this Inn continues the tradition of elegant Victorian décor. Step back in time in one of our five large bedrooms, all with fireplaces and private baths. Relax in a whirlpool, enjoy the large screened-in porch, and delight in a lavish breakfast.

The Golden Lantern Inn 721 East Ave. (651) 388-3315 | 1-888-288-3315 www.GoldenLantern.com info@GoldenLantern.com

As the original home of three generations of the Sweasy family, owners of the Red Wing Shoe Company, this Bed & Breakfast is filled with history and lavish décor. Guest suites feature private baths, double whirlpools, and fireplaces. Guests enjoy the exquisite gardens, outdoor fireplace, and daily gourmet breakfast. Rates: $139-$224. Open year round.

Moondance Inn 1105 West 4th Street (866) 388-8145 www.MoondanceInn.com info@MoondanceInn.com

A historic and comfortable B&B in the heart of Red Wing, MN. All guest rooms feature private baths with two-person whirlpools. A delicious, fresh-made breakfast is served each day. A great wedding venue.

Pratt-Taber Inn 706 W. 4th Street (651) 388-7392 www.PrattTaber.com | info@PrattTaber.com

Experience romantic, old-fashioned creative décor with a casual attitude at our recently restored Bed & Breakfast. Built in the 1860s, our guests appreciate our historic old-world charm and enjoy our convenient location just steps away from Red Wing’s historic downtown district.

Parkway Motel 3425 Hwy 61 N (651) 388-8231

Family-owned motel located in a peaceful pine setting. Major credit cards accepted. Free local calls, cable TV, HBO, wireless internet, and microwave/refrigerator in every room. Large family unit available.

Rodeway Inn 235 Withers Harbor Drive (651) 388-1502 www.ChoiceHotels.com

Enjoy the beauty of Southeast Minnesota, stay at the Rodeway Inn in Red Wing. Just minutes from Historic Downtown and the Cannon Valley Trail. After a full day of travel, relax with amenities like a heated indoor pool, hot tub, free breakfast, and WiFi.

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4275 HIGHWAY 61 WEST

WWW.COUNTRYINNS.COM/REDWINGMN


The St. James Hotel With strong attention to detail, the St. James Hotel is sure to impress you during your stay.

Enjoy a view during breakfast while dining in style at The Veranda, providing panoramic views of the Mississippi River with both indoor and outdoor seating. You can find decadent lunch and dinner options here as well.

Since opening in 1875, the St. James Hotel has secured its reputation in providing upkeep of modern features, on-site amenities, a unique culinary experience, and first-class service. Its classy design and historic context make it a must-see, charming fixture in Red Wing.

For a more intimate setting, head down to the cellar for dinner to indulge in the intriguing wine selection from The Port, their restaurant specializing in cuisine from around the Midwest cooked with a global influence.

Hotel Accommodations

The St. James Hotel boasts a Victorian-style décor inside and outside its walls. The hotel provides 67 guest rooms, luxury suites, free wifi, cable, and whirlpool tubs found in select guest rooms. From intricate design and detailing, there is nothing short of extraordinary at the St. James Hotel—including wood pieces from Hamline University’s first campus, located in Red Wing. Take a trip back in time and accompany it with a taste of the modern era and you are met with this comfortable hotel ready to accommodate a variety of needs for you and your family or team.

First-Class Service & Culinary Delights

When deciding on where to stay during your visit, consider the St. James Hotel for their first-class service and array of culinary choices within their coffee shop and three restaurants on site. Rise and shine with a morning cup of coffee at Clara’s Gifts & Coffee adjacent to the lobby.

Lodging

A Historic Treasure

For a more relaxed dinner, check out Jimmy’s Pub, their authentic British lounge. Found on the top floor, Jimmy’s Pub offers a menu of delicious pub-food dinner options and drinks to pair. Consider a night-cap and dessert here.

On-Site Shopping

The street level of the St. James Hotel also offers a variety of shops and services. Enjoy spa, salon, and skin services at River Blu Salon DaySpa and Refined Skin MediSpa. Stores like The Levee and Vestiges, Ltd. offer unique and creative clothing while Clementine Flowers is where you can find fresh flowers and gifts. You don’t have to be a guest at the St. James Hotel to shop – all are welcome!

Experience simple, elegant, old world charm at the St. James Hotel.

Reserve your room today for a historic lodging experience you won’t forget.

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Lodging

Victorian Bed & Breakfast

Enchanting Bedrooms with Fireplaces & Private Baths Magnificent Victorian Décor Lavish Breakfasts

818 W 3rd St

651.388.8034

www.CandlelightInn-RedWing.com

Historic and Quaint

Bed & Breakfasts Red Wing has some of the most unique and historic (and beautifully restored) B&Bs around. Each of them boast their own special ambiance and décor, and most come listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Prat t -taber Inn Recently Restored

1860's Bed & Breakfast Fireplaces | Fine Linens | Private Baths Candlelit Evenings | Sumptuous Breakfasts

Golden Lantern Inn A charming

Bed & Breakfast located in

Red Wing’s historic district. As the original home of three generations of Red Wing Shoes owners, we invite you to come experience

A piece of Red Wing history.

www.PrattTaber.com 706 West Fourth Street | (651) 388-7392

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www.GoldenLantern.com

721 East Ave., Red Wing | (651) 388-3315

The Candlelight Inn is a Victorian B&B both in architecture and décor and was originally built by the manager of the Red Wing Stoneware Company in 1877. The Moondance Inn is a 6,000 sq. ft. stone B&B with antique furnishings and large rooms. The three-floor house was originally built in 1874 by Dr. A. B. Hawley, a well-known Red Wing doctor. The Golden Lantern Inn was constructed in 1932-34 by J. R. Sweasy, president of the Red Wing Shoe Company. With carved wood, exquisite tile, and marble throughout the house, this B&B has a distinct Art Deco feel. The Pratt-Taber Inn comes with an elegant Italianate design. Built in 1876, this B&B received the Red Wing Heritage Preservation Award in 2008 for its “new energy” restoration. Use the directory on page 30 to make your bed and breakfast reservation.


Dining

Tasty and enjoyable

Dining experiences for all.

Indulge in Red Wing’s extensive dining choices – offering a variety of options for every palate! Stylish

Whether you are looking for something striking for a date or just need to treat yourself, there are plenty of options for a memorable dining experience in stylish surroundings. Relax in the ambiance of Oliver’s Wine Bar for tapas, comfort food, and desserts or enjoy the decadent tastings and fine dining of Tado Steakhouse at Treasure Island. Try Staghead or The Port for more intimate settings and creative, locallysourced menus. You can also sip some local wines at the tasting rooms at Flower Valley Vineyards and Falconer Vineyards (where they also serve wood-fired pizza on their deck bistro). For unique-but-casual food options to pair well with specialty drinks and craft beers, check out the Red Wing Brewery and Jimmy’s Pub, where you will find a plethora of pairings to keep you both full and satisfied.

Something For Everyone

If you are traveling to Red Wing with your family, a larger group, or simply a picky eater, you are going to want a dining experience with some of the widest menu options in town. To find something for everyone, explore the menus of Marie’s Underground Grill & Tap House, the Smokin’ Oak Rotisserie & Grill, Liberty’s Restaurant and Lounge, Kelly’s Tap House Bar

& Grill, Bayside Tap & Steakhouse, and Perkins. For a variety of pizza options –because who doesn’t like pizza?! – try Red Savoy’s Pizza. To try a little bit of everything, grab a plate (or two!) at Tradewinds Buffet inside Treasure Island Resort & Casino. Even the pickiest of eaters are sure to find something to devour.

Perfectly Quaint

Looking for a quiet place to de-stress and enjoy a bite to eat? Stroll on over to Mandy’s Coffee & Café for delicious food and a coffee or tea to give you that extra boost. Enjoy a delicious breakfast at Bev’s Cafe, one of the oldest still-operating establishments we have downtown. You can also enjoy some homemade baked goods at the Red Wing Area Farmer’s Market or pick up groceries for your own cooking delights at the local and quaint Buchanan Grocery.

Outdoor Eateries

Who doesn’t love dining outdoors? When the weather cooperates, try patio or deck dining at any of these establishments. For view of the Mississippi River, try The Veranda at the St. James Hotel, Kelly’s Tap House, and Bayside Tap and Steakhouse. For patio and deck seating, visit Smokin’ Oak Rotisserie & Grill and Falconer Vineyards. Marie’s Underground Grill and Tap House and Mandy’s Coffee & Café also offer outdoor seating during the warmer months.

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Liberty’s Restaurant

Mandy’s Coffee & Café

Marie’s Underground Grill & Tap House

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Red’s Savoy Pizza

Red Wing Brewery

Smokin’ Oak Rotisserie & Grill

Staghead

Beer & Wine Tapas

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Treasure Island Dining

651.388.8743 . 227 Bush Street . OliversWineBar.com

The Port

Perkins

Oliver’s Wine Bar

Flower Valley Vineyards Jimmy’s Pub

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NOTE: Restaurants “Open Later” means past 10pm on at least two nights per week for drinks (most kitchens close before 10pm except for Perkins and Treasure Island). Those listed with “Live Entertainment” must have offerings weekly, but not daily. Offerings and hours are subject to change. Contacting establishment ahead of time to get most up-to-date information is advised. Making Incredible Pizza

SINCE 1965

ORDER ONLINE and have it delivered! www.SavoysPizza.com

Specializing in

212 Bush Street • 651-800-2255 DAILY SPECIALS • CASUAL DINING

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Enjoy our Lunch Buffet Monday - Friday!

Homestyle Cooking Breakfast Served All Day!

221 Bush Street | Red Wing | 651-388-5227

www.BevsCafe.com

CUISINE . COMMUNITY CRAFT BREW 651-212-6494 219 BUSH ST | WWW.THESTAGHEAD.COM


Dining Directory Bayside Tap & Steakhouse 1516 Old West Main Street | (651) 388-1616 www.BaysideTapAndSteakhouse.com

Full service restaurant and bar, known for steaks and American grill fare. Hamburgers, seafood, salads, appetizers and more. Best flavored martini list in town. River view with roof top deck. Casual dining, open 7 days a week. Fun atmosphere with great staff! “Meat and Drink” at Bayside.

Bev’s Cafe As the oldest restaurant in Red Wing, Bev’s Cafe is a small-town, full-service cafe known for their home-style cooking. Open 7 days a week: bright and early for breakfast (served all day!) and staying open through the lunch hour. Additionally, Bev’s is open for dinner on Fridays for their fish fry!

Jimmy’s Pub 406 Main Street | In the St. James Hotel (651) 385-7503 | (800) 252-1875 www.St-James-Hotel.com

Experience an authentic British lounge with a night at Jimmy’s Pub. Ales, wines, and spirits await you behind a handsome mahogany bar, accompanied by a fresh menu of dinner essentials. For a lavish evening escape with an “across-the-pond” feel, visit Jimmy’s Pub on the top floor of the hotel.

Kelly’s Tap House Bar & Grill 1530 Old West Main St. | (651) 388-9913 www.KellysTapHouseAndGrill.com If you’re looking for craft brews on tap and award-winning American comfort food, all while enjoying spectacular views of the Mississippi River, then Kelly’s Tap House Bar & Grill is the place for you! Enjoy friendly service, daily specials, and the widest selection of taps in town. Like us on Facebook for specials and upcoming events.

Liberty’s Restaurant & Lounge 303 W. Third Street | (651) 388-8877 www.LibertysRestaurant.com

Open daily at 8am, Liberty’s offers an extensive food selection complete with kids menu and our famous pizza! Plus, Wednesday night pasta buffet, Friday fish fry, and Sunday brunch. Fullmenu delivery service and free shuttles available to all Red Wing hotels and marinas. Catering available. Visit our website for more information.

419 W. 3rd Street | (651) 800-2026 www.MandysCafe.com | mandy.cardinal@gmail.com

Mandy’s is an eclectic and comfortable community meeting space featuring local artists and serving all things: coffee, organic teas, smoothies, and daily artisan paninis and soups. Hours are Monday Saturday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Marie’s Underground Grill & Tap House 217 Plum Street | Located in the historic Armory Center in downtown Red Wing, MN (651) 388-1896 | www.MariesUnderground.com With over 14 craft beers on tap and a full menu of homemade gourmet cuisine – appetizers, specialty pizzas, gourmet burgers, steaks, seafood, salad bar, and much more – Marie’s Underground is “Where the locals go for good food and good fun!” Lunch buffet Tues – Fri. Fish fry every Friday evening. Dine in or take-out. Seasonal outdoor seating available. Check Facebook for hours and live music details.

Oliver’s Wine Bar

Staghead 219 Bush St. | (651) 212-6494 www.TheStaghead.com | Eat@TheStaghead.com

Staghead Gastropub, a full-service restaurant in the heart of historic Red Wing, offers a chef-driven menu with an outstanding selection of craft beers, cocktails and wines. Lunch and dinner are available Monday through Saturday. Sunday brunch is the last Sunday of the month from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm. Enjoy live music every weekend!

The Port 406 Main Street | In the St. James Hotel (651) 385-7513 | (800) 252-1875 www.St-James-Hotel.com

Elevate your dining experience with cuisine rooted on the seasons of the Midwest. Inspired by global influences, skillfully prepared dishes reflect the bounty of local producers, as well as some of the finest produce found throughout the US. Taste your way through this cultured atmosphere with our scotch collection or a bottle of wine.

Dining

221 Bush Street | (651) 388-5227 www.BevsCafe.com | BevsCafe@gmail.com

Mandy’s Coffee & Café

227 Bush Street | (651) 388-8743 www.oliverswinebar.com

The Veranda

Perkins

Dine in style for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (in season) at the Veranda. Panoramic views of the Mississippi River set the scene for a truly unique dining experience with both indoor and outdoor seating. A globe-hopping menu includes recreated breakfast favorites, coastal Californian cuisine, Mediterranean-fusion appetizers, and indulgent desserts and cocktails.

If you’re looking for casual comfort in the heart of downtown Red Wing, Oliver’s Wine Bar is the place for you! Offering a variety of wines, beer, nibbles, comfort food, and luscious desserts, you’re sure to find something to tantalize your tastebuds.

812 Withers Harbor Drive | (651) 385-0783 www.PerkinsRedWing.com

Conveniently located on Highway 61 across from the Pottery District, we offer an excellent selection of breakfast entrées, lunch and dinner entrées, as well as a variety of fresh-baked cookies, muffins and pies from our own in-store bakery. Open 7 days a week; 24hrs on Fridays and Saturdays.

Red’s Savoy Pizza 212 Bush St. | (651) 800-2255 www.SavoyPizza.com

Great pizza, salads, appetizers, and pastas served in a casual setting with daily specials. Order online and have it delivered! Want to know more about Red’s Savoy Pizza? Get the full story at SavoyPizza.com

Smokin’ Oak Rotisserie & Grill 4243 Highway 61 (651) 388-YUMM (9866) www.TheSmokinOak.com

Take a ride on the River Road to the Smokin’ Oak! Enjoy the unique flavor of wood-fired meats and a full bar at this roadside rotisserie and grill! Offsite catering and banquet rooms available. Like us on Facebook!

Famous For Steaks & Martinis Plus Burgers, Seafood, Appetizers, & More

ROOF TOP DECK WITH RIVER VIEW CASUAL DINING, BOATERS WELCOME!

OPEN DAILY

Located on Old West Main St.

www.baysidetapandsteakhouse.com | (651) 388-1616

406 Main Street | In the St. James Hotel (651) 385-7520 | (800) 252-1875 www.St-James-Hotel.com

Treasure Island Resort & Casino 5734 Sturgeon Lake Road, Welch, MN 55089 1-800-222-7077 www.TIcasino.com | info@ticasino.com

From home-style favorites at Currents Restaurant and our famous all-you-can-eat Tradewinds Buffet to the upscale Tado Steakhouse, you can satisfy all your cravings at Treasure Island Resort & Casino. Discover more at TIcasino.com.

Wineries & Brewery Falconer Vineyards & Winery 3572 Old Tyler Road | Red Wing, MN (651) 388-8849 www.FalconerVineyards.com

Visit our scenic vineyard nestled in one of Red Wing’s picturesque valleys and enjoy award-winning wine in our tasting room or wood-fired pizzas and live music on our deck bistro. Our deck bistro is open Wed-Sunday May through October. The tasting room is open weekends year-round. Great for weddings and events. For current hours, directions, and entertainment schedule, visit our website.

Flower Valley Vineyard 6 miles south of Red Wing off Hwy 61 29212 Orchard Road | (651) 388-0388 www.FlowerValleyVineyard.com

Located in the Upper Mississippi Valley wine growing region, our family vineyard and winery can be found just south of Red Wing off Hwy 61. Come and enjoy the beauty of the river bluffs as you walk through our vineyard and taste our award-winning wines.

Red Wing Brewery 1411 Old West Main St. (651) 327-2200 | RedWingBrewing.com The Red Wing Brewery is proud to carry on the tradition of small-batch brewing in our city. We feature our own beer, root beer and a menu of handmade pizzas, calzones and appetizers.

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OPEN DAILY AT 11 AM

For Hours and Daily Specials,

Call (651) 388-9913

Continuing the

brewing tradition

in beautiful Red Wing, Minnesota

WOOD FIRE COOKING . BBQ . Steaks . Burgers . . Sandwiches . Salads . Full Bar .

(651) 388-YUMM (9866) |

AND

Historical Beers Past

from Red Wing’s

Our Own Craft Ales & Root Beer Guest Beers & Wines

& Handmade Pizza Eat In or Carry Out

www.RedWingBrewery.com

Located one block from Hwy. 61, the marina, and Bay Point Park.

1411 Old West Main St. • 651-327-2200

61 Taps On

Come enjoy the beauty of the river bluffs as you walk through our vineyard and taste our wines! Top Quality Meats & Fish • Fresh Produce Specialty & Organic Foods Full Line of Groceries • Deli • Great Service

Including 30+ Minnesota Beers

Est. 1923

www.KellysTapHouseAndGrill.com

Aw a

Dining

Award-Winning Menu Spectacular Views

www.TheSmokinOak.com

Featuring:

ning Wine Win s rd-

Family Owned Since 1955

512 Buchanan Street • 651-388-5215

303 W. Third St.

SERVING BREAKFAST, LUNCH, & DINNER SINCE 1975 Family Dining w/ Kid’s Menu

American, Italian, & Mexican Menus

FAMOUS PIZZA! Open Daily at 8am

Prime Rib, Steaks, Seafood, & Ribs

Have Food Delivered to Your Hotel or Marina! Call 651-388-8877 For Menu, Brunch, & Buffet Information: www.LibertysRestaurant.com

Your go-to for

All Things

Coffee

419 W 3rd Street Red Wing, MN 55066

(651)800-2026

www.mandyscafe.com

Hours

Monday - Saturday 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Just 6 miles south of Red Wing off Hwy 61 29212 Orchard Rd, Red Wing | 651-388-0388

www.FlowerValleyVineyard.com


Dining

Savor the Flavors of

Local Wine

Beer

Walk through the grape vines and sip the local wines of Red Wing at our two distinguished and delightful vineyards: Flower Valley Vineyards and Falconer Vineyards & Winery.

Established by Dave, Mary, and Tom Mohn in 2002, Flower Valley Vineyards is located in the Flower Valley region at the base of the bluffs south of Red Wing. From sampling selections in the tasting room, to formal celebrations in the historic timber frame barn, there is always something happening at Flower Valley Vineyards. Located on 7.5 acres, Falconer Vineyards & Winery is located on the west end of Red Wing. Established in 2003, this winery and vineyard specifically uses cold climate grapes that are designed to withstand the frigid temperatures of Minnesota. They provide event hosting, live entertainment, scenic views from their tasting room, a seasonal deck bistro—serving wood-fired pizzas—and also hard cider.

If you’re a fan of craft beer, you have to check

out the locally-crafted brews from Red Wing Brewery, who produce 6-7 barrels of ale per week! Try a flight or take home a growler of their numerous beers on tap. They also offer hand-made pizzas, calzones, and their very own root beer.

Award-Winning Wines

Wood-Fired Pizzas Picturesque Views

Our deck Bistro is open Wednesday-Sunday from May through October Our Tasting Room is open Saturdays & Sundays Year-Round

For other establishments with great wine and beer selections, see the dining guide on page 34.

CHEERS!

For hours, directions, and events, visit

www.FalconerVineyards.com 3572 Old Tyler Rd., Red Wing, MN 651.388.8849

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Shopping

Locally-Grown Food . Fresh Bakery

Music . Artisan Crafts . Kid’s Activities . and More! SUMMER MARKET

WINTER MARKET

June–October 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

November–February 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Saturdays at the Train Depot

Saturdays at Sargent’s Nursery

Sun-Fri at City Hall

3352 N. Service Dr.

on Levee St. between Broad St. & Bush St.

www.RedWingAreaFarmersMarket.org

Your Local Health Food Store! • Organic • Dry Goods • Local Meats • Supplements • • Bulk • Health & Beauty • Essential Oils •

EBT 651•388•0333 • 318 Bush St., Red Wing • Open Mon-Sat.

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www.SimpleAbundanceRedWing.com


Shopping Local

for everyone’s enjoyment.

From musical instruments and home décor to clothing and gifts, shop the local, small business scene throughout Red Wing.

HOME DÉCOR Shopping

CLOTHING

Make your house feel like a home with unique décor from shops like Cut Above Home for both a classic and modern look and Uffda Shop if you prefer Scandinavian appeal. If you are in the market for a vintage, shabby-chic aesthetic, visit Larry’s Jugs, our local specialty pottery and antique store, or Boxrud’s Resale and Gifts for re-purposed treasures. Backwoods Framing & Engraving is also a must-stop shop for framing that piece of art you just bought from the Red Wing Arts Depot Gallery & Shop.

Find something special in the fashionable women’s selections offered at Whimsy’s Closet, Vestiges, Ltd., and The Levee. You can also get thrifty at Annadee’s Closet. Men can select a stylish new look from Josephson’s – voted WCCO TV’s Best Men’s Shop in Minnesota. Outfit your outdoorsy side with selections from Duluth Trading Co. and our flagship Red Wing Shoe Store. (And if you’re just looking for upkeep on your hiking boots, take them to Walt’s Shoe Service.)

OTHER TREASURES The incredible treasures within the small shops of Red Wing don’t stop at home décor and clothing. Find organic food and dry goods at Kiki’s Simple Abundance and a full-range of groceries at locally-owned Buchanan Grocery. Prepare for special occasions with flowers and gifts from Sargent’s Nursery and Hallstrom’s Florist & Greenhouse. There are even fine chocolates and ice cream available at Hallstrom’s downtown location. Other finds include literary treasures from Fair Trade Books, a variety of fretted instruments at Tree Strings, pyrotechnics from Island Fireworks, and, of course, all your pottery needs from Red Wing Pottery & Stoneware and Featherstone Pottery.

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Fine Scandinavian Gifts

Jewelry • Crystal • Sweaters • Scarves • Hats • Mittens • Socks Home Decor • Linens • Candles • Kitchen Items • Porcelain and much more! OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK!

Main & Bush St. Downtown Red Wing

1-800-488-3332

www.uffdashoponline.com St. James Shopping Court

Shopping

406 Main St. • In The St. James Hotel

Unique Jackets & Sportswear Special Occasion Clothing Blue Willi’s 651.388.8792 Creative Fashion with a Traditional Flare!

We Sell ‘Em & Repair ‘Em

Footwear & So Much More!

Your Source for Offering Red Wing Factory Seconds & Old-Fashioned Customer Service

Since the 1940s

312 West 4th Street | 651.388.5510

651.385.0548

www.VestigesOnline.com

Massage • Liposuction • Skin Care Botox • Laser Procedures

651.388.9855

www.RefinedSkinMediSpa.com

Fresh Flowers and Gifts

651.800.2060

River Blu Salon DaySpa Hair care, facials, massages, pedicures, manicures, and waxing. Walk-ins welcome!

651.327.2777

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RiverBluSalon@gmail.com

BASKETS & GIFTS

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We’re more than just fireworks!

Large Selection Factory Direct Prices Unique Gifts

Like us on Facebook for seasonal hours and specials!

www.island-fireworks.com

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Get in touch today! N1597 County Road VV, Hager City, WI 715-792-5513


Shopping Directory Annadee’s Closet

Hallstrom’s Florist & Greenhouse

321 Potter Street (651) 388-7031 www.RedWingAreaSeniors.org

317 Bush St. (Gift Shop) 785 Hallstrom Dr. (Greenhouse) (651) 388-7178 www.HallstromFlowers.com

Annadee’s Closet offers quality consignment, home decor, collectibles, and furniture. All proceeds go to Red Wing Area Seniors, Inc. Open Monday through Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturdays 9:00 to 2:00 pm.

Backwoods Framing & Engraving 405 West 3rd St. (651) 388-1059 www.BackwoodsFE.com

Offering the very best in personalized gifts, Red Wing souvenirs, and artwork/custom framing. We also stock professional quality art supplies, essential oils, diffusers and diffuser jewelry. Many items are one of a kind, designed, produced, and personalized in store. Inventory is ever-changing! Stop in for a FREE gift!

Boxrud’s Resale and Gifts 417 Main Street (651) 212-6221 www.Boxruds.com info@boxruds.com

Island Fireworks N1597 County Road VV, Hager City, WI (715) 792-5513 www.island-fireworks.com

Take a small trek across the river and make a big bang with fireworks at factory direct prices! A knowledgeable and friendly staff, large selection, and unique gift items makes Island Fireworks more than just fireworks! Like us on Facebook for hours and seasonal specials!

Josephson’s 215 Bush Street | (651) 388-4261

Unique men’s specialty store including big & tall men’s clothing, old fashion service and ambiance. Hours are Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Thurs 9am-8pm.

Buchanan Grocery

Kiki’s Simple Abundance

512 Buchanan Street (651) 388-5215

318 Bush Street | (651) 388-0333 www.SimpleAbundanceRedWing.com

Family-owned since 1955, Buchanan Grocery is known for their top quality meats & fish, full line of groceries, deli, & fresh produce. Specialty & organic foods also available. Come in for great service! Delivery available. For more information, find us on Facebook.

Cut Above Home 320 W. Third Street (651) 388-2307 www.CutAboveHome.com

Exceptional Style... Excellent Prices... Quality Home Décor, Kitchenware and Accessories.

Duluth Trading Company 307 Main Street | (651) 212-2261 www.DuluthTrading.com

Get the job done with innovative and problem-solving men’s and women’s workwear from Duluth Trading Company. Not only do we have the tough, capable clothing you need but we also stock ingenious tools, gadgets, organizers, apothecary, and useful specialty gear. Even better, check out the outlet center for year-round savings! Stop in today!

Fair Trade Books 320 Bush Street | (651) 800-2030

www.FairTradeBooksRedWing.com Enjoy a visit to this beautiful, historic downtown building with its great selection of new and used books. You’ll have a memorable experience everyone’s first book is a gift from us! We host frequent events, offer other gift items and are open every day. New styles of unique socks now available!

Featherstone Pottery 31998 210th Ave. (651) 388-5517 | (651) 332-4883 larkin3@Q.com | www.FeatherstonePottery.com The skilled hands of two brothers bring you an unending stream of functional stoneware. With emphasis on color, texture, and shape, each unique piece is sure to be a welcome, eye-catching addition to your table. Join us for our Annual Fall Sale in early November. Visit our Facebook page for a peek at merchandise, updates on our annual kiln firing, to stay connected, and more!

“Your local health food store” supplying local buffalo, organic, free-range chickens and eggs, organic produce, supplements, organic essential oils, beauty products and bulk items. Customers become friends! Open Monday-Saturday.

Larry’s Jugs Antiques 1811 Old West Main Street (651) 388-3331 www.LarrysJugs.com

Stop by this specialty pottery store to find crocks, jugs, pottery, signs, antiques, and more! Open Thursday through Sunday from 10am to 5pm April through December and Wednesday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm July and August. Follow us on Facebook to see our ever-changing inventory!

Red Wing Area Farmers Market Train Depot (on Levee Street between Broad Street and Bush Street) City Hall (4th & Bush) Sargent’s Nursery (3352 N. Service Dr.) www.RedWingAreaFarmersMarket.org

Find locally-grown food, fresh bakery, and artisan crafts in Red Wing throughout the year! JuneOctober, 8am-1pm, our large outdoor Saturday market at the Depot is bustling with vendors, music, food trucks and kid’s activities as well as offering EBT/SNAP; Sunday-Friday we are set up outside City Hall. Our market moves inside the greenhouses at Sargent’s Nursery on Saturdays November-February operating from 9am-12pm.

Red Wing Arts Depot Gallery & Shop 418 Levee Street | (651) 388-7569 www.RedWingArts.org

Visit Red Wing’s premier destination for fine arts and contemporary crafts from over 100 local and regional artists. Find us in the historic train depot right on the Mississippi!

4909 Moundview Drive | (651) 388-4610 www.RedWingPottery.com www.RedWingStoneware.com

Red Wing pottery has been an American tradition for over a century. Today, we carry on the iconic legacy producing a variety of traditional as well as contemporary pieces. Retail store open daily.

Red Wing Shoe Store 315 Main Street | (651) 388-6233 www.RedWing.RedWingShoeStore.com

Visit the flagship Red Wing Shoe Store to see the world’s largest boot, Red Wing Shoe Museum, and full-floor outlet center.

Sargent’s Nursery 3352 North Service Drive | (651) 388-3847 www.SargentsNursery.com Beautiful plants and incredible landscapes; that’s what we do. Full service garden center, greenhouse, and landscape business. Shop for giftware, garden art, planting supplies and more! Check out our website for seminar dates and inspiration.

St. James Shopping Court

406 Main St | In the St. James Hotel

Shopping

Immerse yourself in 6,000 square feet of consignment heaven. Offering gently used furniture and home decor PLUS one of a kind giftables from local artists and upcycled furniture.

Celebrating 131 years in business, you can expect quality-grown plants, stunning flowers, unique gifts, and more from Hallstrom’s! Stop by the downtown location for gourmet ice cream, fine chocolates, candy, gifts, fresh-cut flowers and arrangements.

Red Wing Pottery & Red Wing Stoneware

The Levee | (651) 388-8792

Unique jackets, sportswear, special occasion clothing, and Blue Willi’s.

Refined Skin Medi-Spa | (651) 388-9855 www.RefinedSkinMediSpa.com Skin care, massage, botox, liposuction, and laser procedures.

Vestiges | (651) 385-0548 www.VestigesOnline.com

Creative fashion with a traditional flare!

Clementine Flowers | (651) 800-2060 Fresh flowers and gifts.

River Blu Salon DaySpa | (651) 327-2777 riverblusalon@gmail.com

Hair care, facials, massages, pedicures, manicures, and waxing. Walk-ins welcome!

Tree Strings, LLC 1508 Old West Main St | (651) 388-6530 brian@treestrings.com | www.TreeStrings.com

New and used guitars and other fretted instruments. Full line of musical accessories. Custom guitars and other fretted instruments built right here in our shop! We also build tube amplifiers and service all manner of musical electronics.

Uffda Shop 202 Bush Street (651) 388-8436 | 1-800-488-3332 www.UffdaShopOnline.com

Fine Scandinavian gifts. Open seven days a week. Shop 24/7 on our website, or call to request a free catalog!

Walt’s Shoe Service 312 West 4th Street | (651) 388-5510

We sell ‘em and repair ‘em! Your source for authentic Red Wing Shoes, work boots and old-fashioned customer service since the 1940s. Need a repair? We can take care of your footwear and so much more! Check out our selection of factory seconds. Open Monday through Saturday.

Whimsy’s Closet 207 Bush Street | (651) 385-8275

Find wearable, wonderful, and whimsical women’s clothing, accessories, and more at Whimsy’s Closet in historic downtown Red Wing.

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Since 1886... Flowers, Souvenirs, Unique Gifts, and More! Fine Chocolates Ice Cream • Malts • Shakes

Shopping

317 Bush St • 651.388.7178 • HallstromFlowers.com

6,000 SQUARE FEET OF CONSIGNMENT HEAVEN • Consignment: Furniture, Home Decor

• Local Made Furniture, Art & Gifts

Jump the Broom Wedding Consignment “NO ONE KNOWS YOUR CANDLES ARE USED ONCE THEY’RE LIT.” • Formal Wear • Anything & Everything (including the only Henkaa you could need to decorate for your wedding Convertible Dress Retailer in MN)

417 Main St. • 651.212.6221

Annadee’s Closet

Red Wing Area’s Senior Thrift Shop MONDAY-FRIDAY 10:00 am to 5:00 pm SATURDAY 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

STOP IN & SHOP TODAY!

321 Potter Street, Red Wing

CONSIGNMENT . HOME DECOR COLLECTIBLES . FURNITURE

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All proceeds go to Red Wing Area Seniors, Inc.


Our Indoor Activities You Can’t Say There’s Nothing To Do...

¨ Take a Tour of History

Meander through the Red Wing museums (find the list of museums on page 12).

¨ Uncover Local Art

When you visit the Red Wing Arts Depot Gallery & Shop, Backwoods Framing & Engraving, Featherstone Pottery and more.

This list should prove our point. No matter which month of the year that you visit our bustling rivertown, we encourage you to check off the list as you go and just see where your stay takes you. Explore all there is to offer and, if you find yourself looking for more, visit RedWing.org or any of our social media sites.

¨ Bowl for a Strike

As if this list wasn’t enough...

¨ Uncover a New Skill

We didn’t even include all the things you can do outdoors – you can find that list on pages 20-21.

At the bowling alley at Treasure Island.

¨ Peruse the Shopping Court At the St. James Hotel and discover luxurious spas and unique shops.

¨ Play with Clay

Learn how to mold clay into pottery at the Pottery Museum of Red Wing. By taking one of the many classes offered at the Anderson Center at Tower View, Sargent’s Nursery, Pottery Museum of Red Wing, and many more.

¨ See Harps Being Made

Share your photos with us on social media using

¨ Make a Splash

We want to see what you’re up to during your visit!

#RedWingMN

As well as a variety of Celtic instruments on display by visiting Hobgoblin Music. When you jump in at the Red Wing Family YMCA’s indoor aquatic center, your hotel pool, or The Lagoon at Treasure Island.

At the historic Sheldon Theatre.

¨ Try a Couple Flights

Of wine at Oliver’s Wine Bar, Falconer Vineyards, and Flower Valley Vineyards. You can try a flight of beer at Red Wing Brewery.

¨ Shop for Something Special

At Cut Above Home, the Uffda Shop, and Whimsy’s Closet, then search for unique consignment items at Annadee’s Closet and Boxrud’s Resale and Gifts.

¨ Read a Book

That you find amongst the shelves of Fair Trade Books.

¨ Worship at a Historic Church You will find Concordia Lutheran Church, First Lutheran Church and many other denominations in the area.

¨ Peruse the Best Men’s Shop in Minnesota

Named “WCCO TV’s Best” in 2015, visit Josephson’s Clothing, one of Red Wing’s oldest stores downtown.

¨ View the art of Picasso,

Dali, de Kooning and More When you visit the exhibits at the Anderson Center at Tower View.

¨ Scream for Ice Cream

Or maybe just ask nicely at Hallstrom’s Florist & Greenhouse downtown.

¨ Look for Antique Crocks

Find many at Larry’s Jugs along with other antiques and vintage pottery.

¨ Purchase a SotaPitcher™

¨ See Pottery Being Made

¨ Learn the Art of Glass-Blowing

¨ Strum a Guitar

From Red Wing Stoneware & Pottery.

By taking one of the classes offered at the Anderson Center at Tower View.

¨ Take a Selfie with the Largest

Boot in the World Sitting just inside the Red Wing Shoe Store on Main Street.

Shopping

Share Your Photos

¨ Watch a Performance

At Red Wing Stoneware & Pottery.

You can find new or used guitars (and other fretted instruments) at Tree Strings.

¨ Win Big at Bingo

At Treasure Island or try your hand at poker or slots throughout their large casino floor.

¨ Personalize Your Purchase With the engraving services offered at Backwoods Framing and Engraving.

¨ Take a Short Drive WOMEN’S CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES

Wearable. Wonderful. Whimsical.

207 Bush St. | Downtown Red Wing | 651.385.8275

South on Hwy 61 to Lake City for lunch at Big Bear Pizzeria & Deli and dinner at Nosh. Stop by Lake Pepin Pearl Button Co. for unique shopping before heading to Proud’s Bridgeside Antiques and the National Eagle Center in Wabasha.

¨ Expand Your Horizons

By participating in one of 90 programs at Minnesota State College Southeast.

¨ Visit the Farmers’ Market

The Red Wing Area Farmers’ Market operates indoors at Sargent’s Nursery on select days November - February.

¨ Gear Up for Adventure Unique Men’s Specialty Store Including Big & Tall Men’s Clothing Old Fashioned Service & Ambiance

At Duluth Trading Co., Red Wing Shoes, and Red Wing Bicycle Co. & Outfitters.

215 Bush Street • 651-388-4261 Mon-Sat 9am-5pm • Thurs 9am-8pm

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Red Wing City Information: Population: 16,459 (2010 census)

Zip Code: 55066 Area Code: 651 Coordinates: 44.5667ºN, 92.5333ºW County: Goodhue Elevation: 750 ft. above sea-level Land Area: 34.60 sq. mi. (2010 census)

Services Directory Places of Worship Concordia Lutheran LCMS 1805 Bush Street | (651) 388-5447 ConcordiaRW@Q.com

Join us for Worship on Sundays at 9:30am. We also offer Sunday School & adult Bible study on Sundays at 8:15am, Bible study on Wednesday mornings at 9:45am, and confirmation & women’s Bible study on Wednesday evenings at 6:00pm.

First Lutheran Church 615 W. 5th Street | (651) 388-9311 www.FirstLutheranRW.com Office@FirstLutheranRW.com

Senior Pastor Arthur Sharot, ELCA, offers Wednesday services beginning with supper at 5:00 p.m., followed by worship at 5:30 p.m., and education and music at 6 p.m., Weekend services are Saturday at 5:30 p.m., and Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Sunday school is offered at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, and 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Education

Persons per Square Mile: 475.7

Minnesota State College Southeast

(2010 census)

308 Pioneer Road | (651) 385-6300 www.southeastmn.edu enrollmentservices@southeastmn.edu

(2010 census)

No. of Businesses: 1,695 (2012)

MSC Southeast offers many diverse programs in 8 major career fields. You will find a welcoming environment with small class sizes. Get hired – 90% of our graduates find work in their chosen field.

In Case of Emergency, Dial 911 Services

Red Wing Police Department 430 West Sixth Street (651) 267-2600 (non-emergency) Hours: 8am–4:30pm Monday through Friday

STRENGTHENING COMMUNITY. CHANGING LIVES.

Red Wing Fire Department

420 Plum Street (651) 388-7141 (non-emergency) Hours: 8am–5pm Monday through Friday

City of Red Wing

City Hall | 315 West Fourth Street (651) 385-3600 www.Red-Wing.org

Red Wing Port Authority

419 Bush Street | (651) 385-3620 www.RedWingPortAuthority.org

Red Wing Area Chamber of Commerce

439 Main Street | (651) 388-4719 www.RedWingChamber.com

Downtown Main Street

207 East Ave | (651) 385-7850 www.DowntownRedWing.org

Local Radio

KWNG 105.9FM | KCUE 1250AM

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434 Main Street • Red Wing • 651.388.4724 www.RedWingYMCA.org • Guests Welcome!

A Non-Profit Wellness Community for ALL Ages.

No. of Households: 7,017


Community Red Wing Family YMCA 434 Main Street | (651) 388-4724 www.RedWingYMCA.org Membership@RedWingYMCA.org

Offering our community and guests preschool and daycare services, indoor aquatic center with 3 pools, a 10,000 sq. ft. Wellness Center with brand new cardio equipment, indoor track, rock climbing wall, 5 locker rooms, and 80 free classes per week. Strengthening community. Changing lives. Guests welcome!

Transportation Amtrak 420 Levee St. | Red Wing, MN 1(800) USA-RAIL www.Amtrak.com The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Amtrak, is a corporation striving to deliver a quality, safe, on-time rail passenger service that exceeds customer expectations. With 21,000 route miles in 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian provinces, Amtrak operates more than 300 trains each day to more than 500 destinations.

Rochester International Airport 7600 Helgerson Drive SW | Rochester, MN (507) 282-2328 www.FlyRST.com With daily nonstop service from Atlanta, Minneapolis, and Chicago, Rochester International Airport (RST) makes your travel convenient and easy. Less than an hour from Red Wing! (For directions and more information on how to get to Red Wing, see page 4.)

We welcome you to utilize all

Services

offered throughout town... as if you were a local!

a day, or be enjoying a longer stay, but either way, we want you to feel like a local.

within the St. James Hotel. Find a variety of the worship centers and churches within the Red Wing area. Explore program and education options offered by Minnesota State College Southeast. Buy your own groceries at Buchanan Grocery or Kiki’s Simple Abundance. You can also get your Red Wing Shoes repaired at Walt’s Shoe Service.

Consider our community “full-service.” Find fitness and activities at the Red Wing YMCA (where visitors are encouraged!). Get pampered at River Blu Salon DaySpa

Whatever your needs may be, Red Wing can provide the right service for you. And who knows, maybe you will actually become a local one day.

Services

While Red Wing is full of activities for exploration and entertainment, we’re also community-oriented and offer all the amenities for comfort and convenience. You could just be with us for

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Around the Area Directory Sunny afternoons • Elegant evenings Dreamy starlit nights

Cruises Instruction Teambuilding

651-345-5611

Lake City • Pepin

www.SailPepin.com • 715.442.2250

Pizzeria & Deli

• Free Breakfast • Free WiFi • • Indoor Pool & Whirlpool • • Beautiful View of Lake Pepin •

Dine In – Take Out Delivery

402 S. Lakeshore Dr., Lake City 651.345.2102 bigbearpizzeria.com

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1615 N Lakeshore Dr | Lake City, MN

www.AmericInn.com

Sunday 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday - Tuesday: 6 a.m. - 9 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.

AmericInn (Lake City) 1615 N Lakeshore Drive | Lake City, MN 55041 (651) 345-5611 www.AmericInn.com/hotels/MN/LakeCity Great location with beautiful view of Lake Pepin! Be sure to request a lakeview room when calling— they go fast! Many room types to choose from and breakfast every morning! On Hwy 61 on the north edge of town. Enjoy free wifi.

Big Bear Pizzeria & Deli 402 S. Lakeshore Dr. | Lake City MN 55041 (651) 345-2102 www.BigBearPizzeria.com BigBearPizzeria@gmail.com We offer breakfast, home-style lunches (MondayFriday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.), sandwiches, ice cream, and the best made to order pizzas in town! Dine-in, pick up, or delivery available.

GEM Sailing MN 201 South Franklin Street, Slip 964 Lake City, MN 55041 (507) 261-7473 | (612) 237-4112 www.GEMSailingMN.com GemSailingMN@gmail.com

Cruise with us and enjoy the beauty of the Mississippi Bluffs. Actively participate in sailing the boat or enjoy the ride. Cruises, certified sailing instruction, corporate entertainment, team building, and bareboat charters available all day, every day, May to October.

Cruise with us and enjoy the beauty of the Mississippi Bluffs. Actively participate in sailing the boat or enjoy the ride. • Cruises • Certified Sailing Instruction • Corporate Entertainment • Team Building • Bareboat Charters

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Overlooking Beautiful Lake Pepin 1515 North Lakeshore Drive Lake City, MN 55041

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LAKE PEPIN PEARL BUTTON CO. • Nautical • Repurposed • Apparel & Accessories • Breweriana • Art • Antiques Mon-Saturday 10 to 5 Sunday 11 to 4

651-345-2100

www.pearlbuttonco.com

226 S. Washington St. Lake City, MN

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Around the Area Absorb the Wonders

Lake Pepin Pearl Button Co. 226 S. Washington | Lake City MN, 55041 (651) 345-2100 | www.PearlButtonCo.com

The cornerstone of Lake City shopping experience in a 150-year-old building that features nautical, apparel, art, antiques, breweriana, and eclectic merchandise. Visit the Gallery on the Lake, a new boutique art gallery, the Historical Society Clamming Display as well as the original and still working wooden hand pulley elevator.

National Eagle Center 50 Pembroke Avenue | Wabasha, MN 55981 (651) 565-4989 | info@NationalEagleCenter.org www.NationalEagleCenter.org Located on the banks of the Mississippi River, the National Eagle Center offers live eagle programs daily, interactive exhibits, and wild bald eagle viewing. Open year round. Check out our website for special events!

Nosh 310 S. Washington St. | Lake City, MN (651) 345-2425 | www.NoshRestaurant.com

Situated on the shores of Lake Pepin, Nosh offers two levels of lakeview dining. Serving up Western Mediterranean-influenced American cuisine, our menu is determined by the seasonal availability of produce and meats from local farmers. Extensive craft beer and wine selection. Open Wed-Sat 4-9pm and Sun 3-8pm. Call for reservations.

Proud’s Bridgeside Antiques 234 Main Street NW | Wabasha, MN 55981 (651) 560-4925

Though Red Wing provides countless ways for you to make a lasting getaway, the surrounding area boasts offerings that you just might want to take a small day trip to expand your visit.

Proud’s Bridgeside Antiques is the only large antique store in Wabasha, MN, offering antique household items such as furniture, glass, jewelry, music, toys, and more! Open seven days a week for your convenience: Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Friday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Find us on Facebook!

Red Wing’s location is an ideal “home base” for all visitors of the historic area. With the “Great River Road” offering destinations in Minnesota and Wisconsin on both sides of the Mississippi, you are given ample opportunity to explore further into the surrounding area. Enter Wisconsin by crossing the bridge (Hwy 63) from Red Wing to Hager City – making a quick stop at Island Fireworks. For Minnesota trips, venture south on Hwy 61, also known as the “Great River Road.”

Sail Pepin

Lake City – Resting on the banks of Lake Pepin, you can enjoy casual dining at Big Bear

400 First Street | Pepin, WI 54759 (715) 442-2250 www.SailPepin.com | info@SailPepin.com

Daily departures from Pepin and Lake City for afternoon, sunset, and starlit sailboat rides, plus sailing instruction, corporate/youth team programs, weddings and bachelor/ bachelorette parties. Located close to exceptional dining, galleries and lodging. Our Breakwater Wine Bar features live music and waterfront seating.

Sunset Motel 1515 North Lakeshore Drive | Lake City, MN (651) 345-5331 www.SunsetLC.com | g.marn@yahoo.com All are welcome at the Sunset Motel! Overlooking beautiful Lake Pepin, our motel offers an outdoor heated pool for guests, wireless internet, and breathtaking views. Select units available with kitchens. Non-smoking rooms available. Call for reservations!

Pizzeria & Deli or fine dining at Nosh, peruse unique shops like Lake Pepin Pearl Button Co., or even explore the lake with GEM Sailing or Sail Pepin — both offer sailing excursions for leisure, romance, group outings, and more.

VISIT WABASHA’S

L A RGE ST A NT I QU E S TO R E ! Unusual household antiques including furniture, glass, jewelry, music, toys & more!

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Sun. - Thurs. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fri. - Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

234 Main Street NW, Wabasha, MN

(651) 560-4925

Wabasha – Another charming river

town, Wabasha is home to the National Eagle Center – which offers education and exhibits all centered around our national bird with live programs daily – as well as unique shopping at stores like Proud’s Bridgeside Antiques.

For help planning your day trip or for

Great River Road route planning, contact the Red Wing Visitor Center at (651) 385-5934 or by visiting www.RedWing.org

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Making History Happen

There are few places as gratifying as the historic St. James Hotel in Red Wing. From eagle watching to skiing, there’s plenty to do outside. Or, if you prefer, there’s no need to leave the building once you arrive! Guestrooms, banquet space, restaurants, shops and a spa – all within the hotel.

Experience Simple, Elegant, Old World Charm

406 Main Street | Red Wing, MN 55066 1.800.252.1875 | St-James-Hotel.com

Red Wing Visitor's Guide 2018  
Red Wing Visitor's Guide 2018