2022 Winona, MN Visitor Guide

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Towering bluffs and a winding Mississippi River cradle this perfect city where you will find hundreds of attractions and events, thousands of acres of public land and millions of ways to entertain yourself.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Must See & Do. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Things To Do. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Places To Eat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Bars, Music, Craft Beer . . . . . . . . 32 Wineries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Best Local Secrets . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Shopping. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Area Map. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 City Map. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Relocate Here . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Lodging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 City Directory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Services Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Visit Winona Offices located at: Winona County History Center 160 Johnson Street | 507.452.0735


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The perfect blend of cool urbanity and old-world charm surrounded by breathtaking beauty. Yes, one city really can have it all.


Lucky us. And lucky you too. Close enough to be easy to get to and far enough away to feel like an escape…Winona is a road-tripper’s dream.

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Must See & Do Fan Favorites. Whether indoors or out, high-brow or high energy, you’re going to find things you love in Winona. Here is what people say are some of their favorites. Courtesy of Great River Shakespeare Festival

1 MINNESOTA MARINE ART MUSEUM Prepare to be blown away. Picasso, Van Gogh, Monet, Renoir, Matisse – name a master painter and chances are good they have original artwork hanging in the Minnesota Marine Art Museum. From a moody O’Keefe to a brilliant Degas to a jaw-dropping original “Washington Crossing the Delaware” painting that came to Winona from the White House – visitors are completely shocked to find this incredible museum in Winona. Bonus: Bring a picnic and settle in on the museum’s riverwalk to watch barges and eagles pass by while prairie gardens sway nearby in the breeze.



Plan to be in town between mid-June and late-July to take in a play by one of the finest Shakespearean theater companies in the country. With a national cast and an approach that aims to make Shakespeare fun for even non-theater lovers, The Great River Shakespeare Festival entertains more than 10,000 people annually who come from far and wide. Come to a show and you’ll see why.


Savour Magazine called it one of the 50 best doughnut shops in the country and WCCO fans have named it Minnesota’s best bakery more than a couple of times, and there is a reason why: Secret recipes handed down for nearly 100 years create sweet treats that taste like equal parts of love, flour and magic. The maple long john is legendary – in fact, the whole bakery is. It’s no wonder that a line forms out the door nearly every day of the week.

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AMAZING HIKE & BIKE TRAILS Trust us - Winona is a place you want to roam. Think thousands of acres of public land crisscrossed with trails that are there for the wandering, whether you’re into gentle slopes or teeth-gritting descents. Winona is designated as a bike-friendly city and serves as a hub for bike routes across Southeastern Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.




miles of paved paths around Lake Winona

ALL THINGS SUGAR LOAF That rock pinnacle sitting about 500 feet above the city is more than just a landmark visible from miles away. It is also part of Winona’s storied past and today part of its very active present. Quarrying more than a century ago shaped it to something resembling a lump of sugar, and today that sweet landmark is part of Winona’s core recreational jam. Biking and hiking routes to its base offer sweeping views of the river valley, and climbing routes to the top will leave you feeling like king of the hill in a very big way.

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WINONA FOR WATER LOVERS Hankering for a paddle? You picked the right spot. Winona has two beautiful lakes plus the Mississippi River, which meanders past Winona through a labyrinth of backwaters and islands, creating gentle waters for a leisurely paddle on one of the world’s mightiest waterways. Fun fact: The islands are public land - perfect for pulling up on for a picnic lunch. Don’t have a boat? No problem. The city rents access to canoes, kayaks and standup paddleboards (plus a whole lot of other stuff) in Lake Park, and boat rentals at Prairie Island Campground will get you out on the Mississippi River for a perfect day underneath soaring eagles.


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COOL FESTIVALS Winona knows how to entertain itself and there is a long slate of local festivals celebrating everything from the music of Beethoven to our steamboat-ladened past. Film, music, theater, even storytelling - Winona’s dance card is full of entertainment year-round that has featured world-famous performers (Yo-Yo Ma, anyone?), internationally acclaimed films, talented musicians and a whole lot of fun.

FOODIE ADVENTURES We like great food in these parts and Winona has no fewer than 40 unique local eateries that you can’t taste the fare from anywhere else. In fact, restaurants have exploded here, bringing epicurean wonder and a heap of praise from great chefs with them. Interesting takes on American and farm-to-table cuisine are getting people like Andrew Zimmern excited about Winona’s food scene, and our authentic international kitchens are pure delight as well. Believe us, you’ll get excited too, but bring a pair of stretch pants with you.


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Things To Do

By Season



June 15 - 19, 2022

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The Great River Shakespeare Festival is the darling of Midwest theater, bringing together a national cast of actors and directors to entertain more than 10,000 patrons throughout the mid-summer. The Minnesota Beethoven Festival rounds out Winona’s astonishing summer arts scene with annual performances by classical music greats from around the world. And our river, lakes and trails are a summertime mecca for outdoor recreation, drawing visitors from across the country to our unique corner of Southeastern Minnesota.


The Great River Road has been named one of the most beautiful autumn drives in the United States, and Winona is definitely delivering on that promise. Bluffs that tower 500 feet above the road are encrusted with a tapestry of gold, red and orange each October, and our temperate weather means our fall colors outlast everywhere else in Minnesota. Get passes early for Boats & Bluegrass, a legendary music festival on the banks of the Mississippi River each September. National musicians, on-site camping and family camaraderie make this a festival that sells out every year.


Once the leaves fall, Winona lights up with live music, holiday shopping events and picture-perfect snowfalls that make it look like you’re living in a Dickens snow globe. Being the warmest place in Minnesota has its perks – it’s just more fun to play outside here. By early January, Lake Lodge opens with ice skating, snowshoe rentals and more, and ice fishing houses spring up all over Lake Winona and the Mississippi backwaters. About the same time, adventure junkies take to our ice park for exhilarating climbs hundreds of feet above the city. Don’t miss the Frozen River Film Festival in February, which brings in award-winning documentaries from around the globe. While you’re here, take in a little bird watching as eagles soar across the river valley while preparing nests for their young.


Spring comes earlier to the Miami of Minnesota than the rest of the state, and late-March snow flurries quickly give way to balmy temps and April blossoms. Hiking and biking paths come to life around the city with people on two feet and two wheels, and Lake Park bursts into bloom. Birdwatchers flock to the area to see millions of bucket-list migrating birds stopping through our patch of the Upper Mississippi River Flyway. Grab tickets for the Mid West Music Fest, an annual spring event that draws bands from across the Upper Midwest for a celebration of all things music. No matter what makes your toes tap, you’ll find music to love here and a few thousand people to enjoy it with.

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By Season

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From Monet and Picasso, to Leutze’s iconic work, Washington Crossing the Delaware, there is something for everyone in this diamond in the bluffs.

G R E AT A R T I N S P I R E D B Y WAT E R WINONA, MN | MMAM.ORG Emanuel Leutze (1816-1868), Washington Crossing the Delaware, 1851, oil on canvas (detail). Private collection, Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Winona, MN, USA.

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Things To Do MUSEUMS African Safari Exhibit Winona National Bank 204 Main St. 507.454.8800 winonanationalbank.com Bunnell House Off Hwy. 61/14 507.454.2723 winonahistory.org Pickwick Mill 24813 County Rd. 7 507.457.0499 pickwickmill.org Polish Cultural Institute & Museum 102 Liberty St. 507.454.3431 polishmuseumwinona.org

Art Galleries and Museums

Elmer’s Auto & Toy Museum W903 Elmers Rd. Fountain City, WI 608.687.7221 elmersautoandtoymuseum.com Rollingstone-Luxembourg Historical Museum 98 Main Street Rollingstone, MN 507.452.8268

ART GALLERIES Lillian Davis Hogan Galleries SMU - 700 Terrace Heights 507.457.1586 smumn.edu


Minnesota Marine Art Museum 800 Riverview Dr. 507.474.6626 Watkins Museum & Store minnesotamarineart.org 150 Liberty St. Paul Watkins Gallery 507.457.6095 WSU - West 9th & watkins1868.com Winona Streets Winona County 507.457.5395 History Center winona.edu/arts 160 Johnson St. Winona Arts Center 507.454.2723 228 East 5th St. winonahistory.org 507.453.9959 Castlerock Museum winonaarts.org 402 South 2nd St., Alma, WI Winona State University 608.685.4231 Library Campus Art Tour castlerockmuseum.com 175 West Mark St. winona.edu/library

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Let Us Entertain You

Ask anyone and they’ll tell you: Winona loves to entertain itself and we are hitting way above our weight class across the board on music, theater, and arts . How many cities of 27,500 have hosted Yo-Yo Ma and dozens more international classical musicians? A national Shakespeare Festival? Documentary films shown at the Cannes, Sundance and Telluride film festivals? National touring bands? You get the idea. Bottom line is that we have been blessed by an embarrassment of riches in entertainment and we love to share. Below are just a few highlights but trust us, they are the tip of the iceberg. Check out our website to learn more about these annual festivals and events that make Winona a destination for arts lovers from across the Midwest.

Great River Shakespeare Festival Season 18 - June 18 to July 31

- Taming of the Shrew - The African Company Presents Richard III - Twelfth Night A national cast of actors perform a slate of works by the Bard as well as other complimentary productions each summer to more than 10,000 patrons.

Minnesota Beethoven Festival June 26 to July 17

Though it had not release a 2022 schedule at the time of this printing, the Minnesota Beethoven Festival brings a series of performers each year from around the world to perform for audiences at venues throughout Winona. Past performances have included Yo-Yo Ma, the Shanghai Quartet, the Russian Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna Boys Choir and so many more. Check the Visit Winona website for updated schedule information.

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Boats & Bluegrass September 22-25

This legendary event on the banks of the Mississippi River is a sell-out every year thanks to its stellar musical lineup, free camping, and family-friendly vibe.

Frozen River Film Festival February 6-13

Documentary films from around the world engage, entertain and enlighten during this hybrid in-person and virtual event.

Mid West Music Fest - April 29-30 Rock, soul, blues, indie, folk music and more will be filling the air during this annual festival that draws thousands to stages throughout the city.


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Outdoor Recreation

Crisscrossed by hundreds of miles of land and water trails, the area surrounding Winona and even the city itself offer unmatched ways to play outside. Road and mountain biking are recreation staples here on routes that range from leisurely to adrenalin-infused. Trails and roads snake up the bluffs that cradle Winona, progressing from gentle double-tracks to adventurous single-tracks to hair-raising. But five miles of paved trails around our Winona lakes make for a ride that is just as enjoyable.

For boaters and paddlers, water trails through our beautiful backwaters offer endless opportunities for exploring the Mighty Mississippi. Sandbars and islands are mostly public domain, meaning you have miles of beaches waiting for you to pull up for a spell.

If you want to wander on foot, you can hike our bluffs to your heart’s content under a canopy of swaying hardwoods. If birds are your thing, we have those too – by the millions, actually – and there isn’t a better place to see them than the brand new Flyway Trail that spans the Mississippi River between Winona and Wisconsin.


For some, the best trails are vertical, and Winona takes climbing to new heights thanks to our towering bluffs and especially our landmark pinnacle, Sugar Loaf. Professional climbers have installed routes that will excite beginners and experts alike, and local organizations offer guided climbing and free open-climb events throughout the warm months.


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In winter, Winona becomes home to the nation’s only ice park within a city limits, and adventurists are coming from across the Midwest to scale our spectacular specially created flow.

And if the weather isn’t cooperating for an outdoor climb, Winona State University has one of the largest university climbing walls in the Midwest and it’s open to the public.

Rentals available in Lake Park, from local businesses and through area campgrounds mean everyone can have fun outdoors here without loading up the car with gear. And having the warmest average annual temperature in Minnesota means our four seasons are as perfect as a Minnesota destination can be.


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Things To Do

Public Art


Stroll and be inspired. Don’t miss the nineteen poems that have been poured and stamped as part of the Winona Poetry Walk downtown on 3rd, 4th, and 5th streets. A full map and brochure is available at key downtown businesses, City Hall in the Park and Recreation Department, and online at the City of Winona website. You will spot many vibrant murals throughout our downtown as part of the #WinonaColorProject series! Additional creative landscape features also include the HBC Fence Mural and Levee Park Art Wall near the river.

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Family Fun in Winona

Things To Do

Winona is a legendary playground for grown-ups, but families with kids from 2 to 20 are finding plenty of ways to indulge in perfect summer days here too. There's an abundance of family fun no matter what tickles the family fancy.

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Bike and Paddle to Your Heart’s Content Winona and the surrounding area are crisscrossed by a couple hundred miles of biking and water trails, including everything from Lake Winona bike paths to single-track trails through the bluffs, to the Mississippi River backwaters. Load up those bikes and watercraft or travel light and rent equipment while you’re in town from Lake Park Lodge, Prairie Island Campground or Adventure Cycle & Ski.

Families of all abilities can enjoy the newlyopened inclusive playground at Lake Park: “Every Child’s Dream,” created as a joint project between all three Winona Lions Club groups. In addition to specialized play equipment for all, over 16,000 square feet of No Fault Safety Surface provides a solid and slip-resistant base, making it easy for children who use mobility devices to enjoy moving around on the playground.

Make A Splash

The Bob Welch Aquatic Center has zero-depth kiddie pools, big-kid pools with diving boards, a playground, and one wicked slide for the brave among you. For a nominal daily fee, the Aquatic Center is open daily to visitors and locals alike and has plenty of green space for a picnic you tote along or a cute grub stand if you’d rather grab a snack while you’re there.


Reach for New Heights

From new outdoor bouldering rocks at Levee Park open 24/7 year round, to the Winona State University Indoor Climbing Center open to the public, climbers of all ages can test their endurance and grit. WSU’s Outdoor and Education Recreation Center also offers free climbing sessions at Sugar Loaf and the Winona Ice Park, all equipment provided, seasonally.

Annual Events Year-round: Check out our event calendar for up-to-date listings for performances, exhibitions, activities and events from a variety of local organizations, businesses and venues.


Ice Park opens Lake Park Lodge skating rink/ equipment rental opens


Frozen River Film Festival


Bald Eagle Field Trips


Bluff Country Studio Art Tour Mid West Music Fest


100 Mile Garage Sale Minnesota City Day Tour de Water


Band Concerts at Lake Park Bandshell Trinona Riverboat dockings in Levee Park Steamboat Days BK5K Road Race Great River Shakespeare Festival SMU Reunion Weekend Minnesota Beethoven Festival Winona Craft Beer Tour


Minnesota Beethoven Festival Great River Shakespeare Festival Riverboat dockings in Levee Park Band Concerts at Lake Park Bandshell Winona County Fair (St. Charles, MN) Dixieland Jazz Festival


The Art of Fine Furniture Band Concerts at Lake Park Bandshell Riverboat dockings in Levee Park Rollingstone Days Goodview Days / Goodview Gallop


The Art of Fine Furniture Big Muddy Brew ‘N Que Riverboat dockings in Levee Park Family Art Day Great Dakota Gathering Pickwick Mill Day Ride the Ridges WSU Family Weekend Boats and Bluegrass Festival SMU Family Weekend


Smaczne Jablka (Apple Day) Sandbar Storytelling Festival Riverboat dockings in Levee Park Voices from the Past Cemetery Walk WSU Homecoming


Holiday Window Walk, Downtown Winona Tundra Swan Watch Winona Art Walk and Tour


Holiday Window Walk, Downtown Winona Christmas Lighted Parade Christmas House Tour 100 Miles of Christmas Canadian Pacific Holiday Train


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In The Area

In The Area

Winona is the hub of a beautiful region of Southeastern Minnesota and Western Wisconsin and anchoring here gives you the perfect jumping off point for exploring. This area is called the Driftless Region – a tiny sliver of land that was spared being flattened by the last glaciers 10,000 years ago – and the scenery this blessed us with is like nowhere else in the upper Midwest. Towering limestone bluffs, rolling backcountry roads, tiny towns and the stunning Mississippi River are all here for wandering, boasting spectacular birding, fun main streets, charming apple orchards, unique wineries and breathtaking views. To the north on the Great River Road, Wabasha, Minn., and Nelson, Wisc., offer a sweet, small-town vibe with some cute shops and, of course, the majestic National Eagle Center. To the west, our neighbor Rochester has all of the big-city amenities you could need during your stay. To the south, La Crosse also has some interesting shopping and dining if you find your way too far from home base at dinner time. And from any of these places, it’s just a short jaunt along Highway 61 or a quick trip on Interstate 90 before you’re back in the comforts of Winona.

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Winona is not a

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Places to Eat

There are more than 40

one-of-a-kind eateries

in town and within a short drive that will delight your taste buds with their own take on classic favorites and cutting-edge fare. Here are a few spotlights to get your mouth watering.

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farm to table 102 WALNUT ST. WINONA 507.474.7040 noshrestaurant.com UPDATED DAILY MENUS ON FACEBOOK

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Mediterranean-influenced American cuisine so good that famed chef Andrew Zimmern calls it one of his favorite farm-to-table spots in Minnesota. Yeah, it’s that good.

SAPORI DI SICILIA Authentic Italian fare from the region of Sicily includes house-made pastas and gelatos, daily baked goods and Italian to die for at this impeccable replica of an Italian cafe.


Foodie Destination Restaurants

The seasonally-inspired and locally-driven menu is so fresh that it changes almost daily.

THE BOAT HOUSE Elegant and casual American fare takes on interesting twists in this riverfront restaurant. Fish tacos are a local favorite, as is the sophisticated craft beer and cocktail list.

SIGNATURES RESTAURANT A legendary staple in Winona’s fine dining scene, this elegant restaurant is nestled in a beautiful valley and serves gourmet dishes accompanied by an astonishingly good wine list.

BLUE HERON COFFEEHOUSE This breakfast and lunch spot has critics raving about its farm-to-table freshness, its sophisticate vegan and vegetarian fare, and its all-around great vibe for grabbing a cup of joe and watching the world go by.

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FOOD 66 Center St. Downtown 507-474-6333 slicedwinona.com

Serving organically grown, fair trade coffee and food made from scratch since 1998 162 W. 2nd St., Winona, MN  507-452-7020 Check our website for updated hours: blueheroncoffeehouse.com

Wings, pizza, oven-baked sandwiches, salads, sports, and great times!

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New Kids on the Block

CURIOSI-TEA HOUSE This vegan-friendly menu delights even the most ardent meat eater. Enjoy wraps, sandwiches and to-go favorites alongside a huge selection of hot and cold-brew teas.

MIYA JAPANESE BISTRO If the presentation isn’t enough to blow your socks off, the flavors definitely will. Sushi and hibachi dishes delight all palettes.

SLICED Newly opened in a renovated, historic building, Sliced offers up classic and unique takes on pizza, calzones, wings and more. Specialty cocktails and craft beers are also available.

Coming in 2022 BACKWATER BBQ

Traditional barbeque favorites take the lead at Backwater BBQ with a menu pared down to five meats, five sides and all the flavor you could ask for. With a drive-thru window, this place is perfect for a picnic by the river.


This new bistro and bar will feature brick oven Neapolitan Style pizza, appetizers, salads, decadent desserts and more alongside the modern, cosmopolitan decor. Make sure to sample one of their crafted cocktails specializing in Watkins extracts, bitters, and bourbons, or a glass of craft beer or wine. 507.452.0735 | 27


Grab & Go! Salads, Sandwiches & Soups, Plus Fresh Baked Goods

FOOD Delicious burgers, buffalo & elk, Open Daily chicken, shrimp, premium ice cream, March thru floats, malts & shakes! September Carhop Service & Home Brewed Frosted Mug Root Beer! Located on the shore of Lake Winona.

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Authentic Mexican Cuisine

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Freshest ingredients and dishes prepared from scratch daily.


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Happy Hour Specials!


This small-town, quintessential cafe serves up all of your greasy-spoon favorites--for breakfast and lunch--dine in and take out.


Dine in or carry out fresh sandwiches, soups, smoothies and more from the lunch counter tucked into this downtown grocery store.

BONNIE RAE’S CAFE (Rollingstone)

Open seven days a week in the heart of nearby Rollingstone, Bonnie Rae’s offers hearty helpings of comfort food at its best.


Homemade root beer and car hop service make this historic drive-up diner a local legend.


Homegrown ice cream shop with east and west locations serving up burgers, shakes, and all manner of ice cream treats.


Two locations offer delicious pizzas with fresh-made crusts and handmade sauces that are a local legend.

Perfect Patios SIGNATURES

The only thing more beautiful than the food you’re eating is the enchanting landscaping and the view of the historic golf course.


Sunsets are a specialty on this west-facing patio that boasts high-tops and standard tables, all rimmed with flower baskets and a sunny charm.


A casual patio atmosphere where you can find light bites and live music to go with your hometown brews.


Bask in the fresh air of this covered patio while sampling authentic Mexican fare and killer margaritas.


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Gourmet Coffee & Best Lunch in Winona

Apps, Beer & Wine Available

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Coffee Shops & Sweet Treats

Cozy coffeehouse with a laid-back vibe and homemade soups and sandwiches using bread made fresh daily. A selection of beer and wine plus weekly live music make this a fun spot well into the evening hours.


Saveur Magazine listed Bloedow’s as one of the top 50 bakeries in the entire country. Need we say more? Oh yeah--Maple Long John. Now we’re done.


A cornerstone in the downtown coffee shop experience, Blooming Grounds is prized as much for its evening menu of gourmet pizzas and small plates as it is for its daily staples of fresh soups, wraps and paninis. A bakery case filled with to-die-for sweet treats plus live music events and a deep menu of wine and beer make this place a local favorite. Check out its Blooming Grounds Express location at the corner of Huff and Third streets as well.


A by-the-weight Ice cream and frozen yogurt shop downtown with a fun collection of toppings for sweet creations that are all your own.


Baked goods and sweet treats from some of the areas best bakeries make this grab-and-go spot a great choice for some freshness when on the run.

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Looking for live music? Craft beer? A great glass of wine? A hole-in-the-wall dive bar? Here are some of our favorite spots...

Bars, Music & Craft Beer

CRAFT BEER Winona has a long list of drinkeries that take their craft beer selection very seriously. Here is just a sampling of where you will find a slew of interesting beers on tap or in bottles and cans. • Island City Brewing Company • No Name Bar • Boat House Restaurant • Peter’s Biergarten • Acoustic Cafe

LOCAL WATERING HOLES Once one of Prohibition’s last holdouts, Winona has a long and storied history with local bars and there is no shortage of ways today to rub elbows with locals at one of the area’s beloved taverns. • Mankato Bar • Hei & Low • Handy Corner • EB’s Corner • Gabby’s

A GREAT GLASS OF WINE A number of restaurants in town take their wine lists pretty seriously, serving up everything from award-winning favorites to handpicked rarities from around the world. • Signatures • Nosh Scratch Kitchen • Blooming Grounds Coffee House • Muddled Thyme (coming in 2022) • River City Grill

LIVE MUSIC Mellow coffeehouse vocalists, sultry jazz, elegant classical music, cover bands or indie rock-and-roll – whatever your pleasure, Winona has got a live music scene that will keep you coming out for more. • No Name Bar • Black Horse Bar & Grill • Signatures • Blooming Grounds Coffee House • Acoustic Café

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Wineries The Great River Road has been called one of the country’s most beautiful byways, and the Great River Road Wine Trail might be one of the best reasons ever to take a cruise down it. Along the way, enjoy rolling bluffs, soaring eagles and sapphire views of the Mississippi River. Winona is the perfect homebase for sampling the wares of the 10 wineries that comprise the trail, with several of those wineries just minutes from downtown. You’ll find that each has its own scenic ambiance and its own bespoke take on how to take grapes from near and far and turn them into something delicious. Scan QR code to learn more about the wine trail here. #signatures

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Best Local Secrets

Every city has a few spots that are prized by locals but that, while not exactly hidden, might be easy to miss if you are a visitor. As a 167-year-old river town on a million-year-old island in the Mississippi River, Winona has this in spades, and you could explore endlessly to discover the special places that make us unique. But since you might only have a few days instead of a few decades (for now), we wanted to share with you a handful of favorite local treasures. Want more? Stop by our Winona Visitor Center to talk with a Winona expert about all the wonders waiting here for you to discover.


GARVIN HEIGHTS PARK Some 540 feet above the city is a

park with a sweeping view of the Mississippi River Valley like you won’t find anywhere else. Flanked by hardwood forests, an old oak savanna and a restored goat prairie, the park can be reached via a winding road or a hike up a maintained trail from the bottom of the bluff.

HISTORIC WAGON BRIDGE Built in 1917, this hidden concrete bridge spans a backwater channel of the Mississippi River between Latsch Island and Aghaming Park and it is a local favorite for strolling, birdwatching, and taking stunning photos. While you’re there, check out Winona’s picturesque boathouse community that rims Latsch Island and cool off with a swim on the Latsch Island beach. PRINCESS WENONAH STATUE In the Dakota Indian language, Wenonah means “first born daughter,” and in our gorgeous Windom Park is a statue immortalizing “Princess Wenonah,” daughter of Dakota Chief Wapasha and the namesake of our fare city. The statue stands in the center of an exquisite fountain with spraying pelicans and turtles and it is rimmed by bright flowerbeds and a pretty gazebo. LAKE WINONA BANDSHELL Lake Park, which rings East

and West Lake Winona, has been the darling of outdoor places to play in Winona for more than a century, but the park’s allure isn’t merely its grassy expanses, playgrounds and bike trails. In the center of the park stands a 100-year-old bandshell that still today hosts concerts and events. Fun fact: East and West Lake Winona used to be the main channel of the Mississippi River, making Winona literally an island in the river.

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN WALKING TOUR Milling and lumber trade made Winona a wealthy port city 150 years ago, and evidence of that grandeur can be appreciated throughout our beautifully preserved Victorian downtown. Grab a historic walking tour map from the Visitor Center or the Winona County History Center and stroll the magnificent architecture our forefathers blessed the city with.

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If you want to take home some-thing that is uniquely Winona, our fine city has a wonderful array of shops and merchants selling things that will forever remind you of a lovely stay here.

Here are just a few of our favorites.




1 BLACK PEPPER Watkins Museum & Gift Store


2 ST. CROIX COLLECTIONS MERCH St. Croix Knits & Winona Kints


7 3 JOVY ROCKEY JEWELRY Orno Home & Gifts



MINNESOTA MITTENS Winona County History Center



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Artisan jewelry, indulgent shoes, unique gifts, resale galore – Winona is a shopper’s dream if you are looking for something unusual. Here is just a sampling of the delights that await when you are browsing Winona’s wares:

BELOVED BOUTIQUES Urban Shoetique The Loft on Third Green Thumb Artistry Heart’s Desire La Boutique The Refinery Vintage & Glam

ARTISAN WONDERS Orno Gift + Home Art & Sol Pillbox Bat Co. Sanborn Canoe Company


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Sugar Loaf Lane Resale & Boutique A-Z Collectables Rusty Bucket Grace Place Chapter 2 Books The Clothes Shop at Winona Volunteer Services Restored Blessings Treasures Under Sugar Loaf Paperbacks & Pieces Habitat for Humanity Restore Goodwill


Yarnology baby bean Curiosi-Tea House Lark Toys Hardt’s Music Jimmy Jam’s Comics, Cards & Games Anthem Skatepark & Board Shop


Watkins Museum Winona County History Center Minnesota Marine Art Museum Winona Visitor Center Nola’s Flowers

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Most adult items only $3 and most children’s clothing only $0.50.

The Clothes Shop AT WINONA VOLUNTEER SERVICES 416 East 2nd St. • 507.452.5591

Shopping & Donation Hours: M-T-W 10am-2pm, Th-F 1-5pm, Sat 10am-1pm

Thurs & Fri: 10am-4pm Sat: 10am-3pm Sun: 12pm-3pm www.bluffviewquiltshop.com


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Buy-Sell-Trade Books, Records, Comics, CDs

Down the stairs, 152 Main St. 507-454-0366 Monday thru Friday - 10:30am-5pm Sunday - 12:30pm-5pm

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Bob Welch Aquatic Center Borresons Fishing Bridges Golf Course Bud King Ice Arena Bunnell House Castlerock Museum (Alma, WI) Garvin Heights Overlook Garvin Heights Vineyard Holzinger Lodge Kinstone (Fountain City, WI) Lake Park Lodge Minnesota Marine Art Museum Municipal Boat Harbor/ Dick's Marine National Eagle Center (Wabasha, MN) Pickwick Mill Ride the Ridges Rose Garden Sugar Loaf Bluff Trinona Unity Monument Memorial Veterans Memorial Park and Lake Park Bandshell

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22 Backwater BBQ 23 Brewski's Pub & Grill 24 Ecker's Apple Farm (Trempealeau, WI) 25 El Patron 26 Lakeview Drive Inn 27 Mango's Mexican & American Grill 28 Ocean Sushi 29 River City Grill 30 Seven Hawks Vineyards (Fountain City, WI) 31 Signatures Restaurant 32 Sullivan's Supper Club (Trempealeau, WI) 33 The Historic Trempealeau Hotel (Trempealeau, WI) 34 Wellington's Pub & Grill 35 Winona Family Restaurant 36 ZaZa's Pub & Pizzeria


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FOOD & DINING 13 Acoustic Cafe 14 Bloedow Bakery 15 Blooming Grounds (2 locations) 16 Blue Heron Coffeehouse 17 Bluff Country Co-op 18 Boat House 19 Bub’s Brewing Co. 20 Erbert & Gerbert's Sandwich Shop 21 Heirloom Seasonal Bistro 22 Island City Brewing Co. 23 Miya Japanese Bistro 24 Nate & Ally's Frozen Treat Creations 25 Nosh Scratch Kitchen

ATTRACTIONS 1 African Safari Exhibit WNB Financial 2 Cal Fremling Boat: WSU 3 Levee Park 4 Merchants Bank 5 Polish Cultural Institute & Museum 6 Steamboat Days 7 Watkins Heritage Museum 8 Windom Park with Princess Wenonah 9 Winona Arts Center 10 Winona County History Center 11 Winona Craft Beer Tour 12 Winona Tour Boat

Peter’s Biergarten Sammy’s Pizza Sapori di Sicilia Sliced

SERVICES 43 City of Winona Offices 44 Coldwell Banker River Valley 45 Law Enforcement Center 46 Main Square Winona 47 Post Office 48 Visit Winona Offices 49 Winona County Courthouse 50 Winona Public Library 51 Winona Friendship Center

ARTS 42 GRSF Office/Box Office

LODGING 40 7th Street Retreat 41 Alexander Mansion B&B

SHOPPING 30 A-Z Collectables 31 Baker Shoes 32 Chapter Two Books 33 Grace Place Thrift Store 34 Green Thumb Artistry 35 Heart’s Desire 36 ORNO Gift + Home 37 Winona Volunteer Services: The Clothes Shop 39 Yarnology

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EXPLORE Downtown Winona


The Winona Main Street Program is committed to Historic Downtown Winona being the heart of our community and region, a vibrant hub of commerce, arts & culture, recreation and residential life to create a downtown where people want to be. For information on downtown events and businesses, visit

Main Street Program

WINONA'S LEVEE PARK: Where Main Street meets the Mississippi River

Old building. New attitude. Tour our Historic Downtown Office and African Safari Exhibit Monday-Friday, 8:30-5:00


HOME with


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Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each office is independently owned and operated.

WNB FINANCIAL MORE THAN A BANK WNBFinancial.com 204 Main Street • 507-454-8800

Committed to the community since 1875. We’re here to help you work towards your hopes and dreams. Business | Mortgage | Personal | Wealth Management

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Come enjoy our Prairie School masterpiece.


...where everything good about the Midwest is at our fingertips. Many people say they live here because Winona offers people the best of all worlds: Winona is a beautiful, vibrant small city with interesting local retailers and restaurants, astounding art and entertainment offerings, and effortless access to all the outdoor recreation a person can handle. Particularly for people weary of the big-city grind, it is a paradise without traffic jams and where work and play are separated by minutes, not hours or days. Dozens of large international companies are headquartered in Winona and we are a leader in manufacturing, composites engineering, higher education and health care. We have a fiercely entrepreneurial spirit, with businesses that have been here for more than 150 years and businesses that are starting up every day. If you want to work, there is a place for you here. New people are moving here every day, and beyond the reasons extolled above, we know it is because of something more: Ultimately, Winona is a town that offers an authentic community experience – a place where anyone can volunteer meaningfully, a place where people smile at each other on the sidewalk and make small talk with strangers, a place where there is ample opportunity to find a unique way to fit in and belong to something that feels like it matters. There is a community heartbeat in Winona, and when people spend a few days here, they can feel it. Want to join us? We thought you would. Reach out to a local to find out how to become one yourself: 507-452-0735 or visitwinona.com.

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Call today for rent specials

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Where to Stay Where do you like to sleep? Grand old mansions, modern hotels, economical motels, cabins, Airbnbs and comfortable campgrounds are all part of the landscape here and it is easy to create the perfect stay for you and your crew.

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

Stay well; stay safe.

Business clients welcome: We accommodate breakfast times; Free Wi-Fi

Junction of Hwy 14 & Hwy 61 N.

• Newly renovated guest rooms • Free secure wireless internet • Extended breakfast • 1-bedroom apartment w/full kitchen

and living room, seats for 20 & a patio

• Pet friendly hotel w/extra charge

(2 pets per room), Specify at booking.

• Meeting space available - up to 24 ppl • 100% non- smoking hotel • Fitness room: open 6am-11pm • Public guest computer: 24 hours a day • Wyndham reward point on eligible stays

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7th street retreat 153 West 7th (Wabasha) Street / (507) 458-5499

13 clean and comfortable rooms offering unique accommodations and themed decor.

Just 5 minutes from Winona.

Partial or Full House Rental / Sleeps up to 8 Close to downtown and WSU / Lots of extras 7thStRetreat@gmail.com /



We do all we can to make you feel at home. Friendly service, comfortable rooms, 40” flat screen TVs—and all the amenities you really want, at the best overall value you can find Free hot, breakfast Indoor heated pool and hot tub Free hotel-wide, high-speed internet Comfortable, quieter rooms Earn and Redeem Wyndham Rewards

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AmericInn by Wyndham 303 Pelzer St | Winona, MN 507.474.7700

A UNIQUE MID-CENTURY MODERN VACATION RENTAL Perfect for family or friend gatherings, quilting and scrapbooking retreats, and more! • Spacious Great Room with replace and oor-to-ceiling windows • Wooded outdoor reception area with pergola, gas grill, and wood replace • Completely furnished kitchen and dining room

Sleeps 15+. All on one level.

3655 West 6th Street Winona, Minnesota

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# of Free Exercise Handicap Meeting Pet Restaurant Units Breakfast Room Accessible Lounge Rooms Friendly Pool On Site

7th Street Retreat


153 W. Wabasha St. | 507.458.5499

Alexander Mansion Historic Bed & Breakfast







274 East Broadway | 507.474.4224

AmericInn by Wyndham 303 Pelzer St. | 507.474.7700

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Whole House

27171 County Rd. 9 | 507.450.9902

Carriage House Bed & Breakfast



420 Cottonwood Dr. | 507.454.6930



Express Suites Riverport Conference & Event Center





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420 Main St. | 507.452.8256

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900 Bruski Dr. | 507.452.0606 | 800.595.0606

925 Bruski Dr. | 507.474.2500

Goodview Haven


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3655 West 6th St. | 507.459.0526

Holiday Inn Express & Suites 1128 Homer Rd. | 507.474.1700 | 888.HOLIDAY

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Whole House

27763 Stone Roller Rd. | 507.450.8324

Super 8


1025 Sugarloaf Rd. | 507.454.6066

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72 College Rd. | Phone: 507.458.0292


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AREA LODGING Fountain Motel

810 S. Main St., Fountain City, WI | 608.687.3111

Hawks View Cottages

17 North St., Fountain City, WI | 866.293.0803

Little Bluff Inn

11451 Main St, Trempealeau, WI | 608.534.6615







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CAMPGROUNDS Great River Bluffs State Park 43605 Kipp Dr. | 507.643.6849

Prairie Island Campground 1120 Prairie Island Rd. | 507.452.4501

Pla-Mor Campground 22718 Little Smokies Ln. | 507.454.2851

Whitewater State Park 19041 Hwy. 74, Altura, MN | 507.312.2300 507.452.0735 | 51


cedarcreekbarn.com (507) 312-4462 cedarcreekbarn@gmail.com


READY. Over 90 degree, diploma and certificate options that go right to work or transfer to a four-year college or university.


1250 Homer Road, Winona | 877.853.8324

Cedar Creek Barn

Located in beautiful Cedar Valley. Cedar Creek Barn offers extraordinary views and a classic red barn for your next event!

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African Safari Exhibit WNB Financial 204 Main St. | 507.454.8800 The Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka 625 East 4th St. | 507.452.5430

Rusty Bucket | 175 East 3rd St.

Winona County History Center 160 Johnson St. | 507.454.2723

Sanborn Canoe 4110 West 5th St. | 507.313.6967

Winona State University Landscape Arboretum 175 West Mark St. | 507.457.5000

Savings Surplus of Winona 1213 Gilmore Ave. | 507.259.1050

Winona State University Performing Arts Center WSU - West 10th and Johnson St. | 507.457.2913 Winona Symphony Orchestra www.winonasymphony.org | 507.452.2712 Winona Tour Boat Company 1 Walnut St. | 507.458.2842

Bunnell House Off Hwy. 61/14 | 507.454.2723 Cal Fremling Interpretive Center and Classroom Mississippi River: End of Johnson St. Dock 507.457.2628 Castlerock Museum 402 2nd St., Alma, WI | 608.685.4231 Ecker's Apple Farm W27062 State Rd. 54-35, Trempealeau, WI 608.539.2652 Elmer's Auto & Toy Museum W903 Elmers Rd., Fountain City, WI | 608.687.7221 Kinstone S3439 Cole Bluff Ln., Fountain City, WI | 608.687.3332 Lark Toys 63604 170th Ave., Kellogg, MN | 507.767.3387 Merchants Bank 102 East 3rd St. | 507.457.1100

Sugar Loaf Lane Resale & Boutique 56 East 2nd St. | 612.998.9460 The Refinery 203 East 3rd St. | 612.251.3651 Treasures Under Sugar Loaf 1023 Sugar Loaf Rd. | 507.474.7030 Urban Shoetique 118 East 2nd St. | 608.881.1852 Vintage & Glam 100 West Main St., Stockton, MN | 507.312.0803 Watkins Museum & Store 150 Liberty St. | 507.457.6095 Winona County History Center Gift Shop | 160 Johnson St. | 507.454.2723

LOCAL SHOPPING Adventure Cycle & Ski 178 Center St. | 507.452.4228 A-Z Collectables 152 Main St. | 507.454.0366 Art & Sol | 66 West 4th St. | 507.961.0168

Winona Visitor Center 924 Huff St. | 507.452.2278 Winona Volunteer Services: The Clothes Shop 402 East 2nd St. | 507.452.5591 Yarnology | 65 East 3rd St. | 507.474.9444

baby bean | 1213 Gilmore Ave. | 507.474.6050 Baker Shoes | 123 East 3rd St. | 507.452.7078 Bluffview Quilt Shop 1671 1/2 West 5th St. | 507.458.8539

Chapter Two Books 121 West 3rd St. | 507.313.9693 Metz’s Hart-­Land Dairy, Curiosi-Tea House Creamery & Honey 25909 County Rd. 102, Rushford, MN | 507.864.2627 901 W. 5th St. | 507.474.2210

LOCAL ARTISTS & GALLERIES Associated Crafts & Willet Hauser 1685 Wilke Dr. | 800.533.3960

National Eagle Center 50 Pembroke Ave., Wabasha, MN | 651.565.4989

DJ’s Clothing Warehouse 207 East 3rd St. | 507.858.4444

Pez on the River Annual Pez Convention in Winona September 8-10, 2022

Grace Place | 66 East 2nd St. | 507.452.2283

Cathedral Crafts 730 54th Ave., Goodview, MN | 507.454.4079

Green Thumb Artistry 55 E. 3rd St. | 507.615.0373

Lillian Davis Hogan Galleries SMU - 700 Terrace Heights | 507.457.1586

Pickwick Mill 24813 County Rd. 7 | 507.457.0499

Habitat for Humanity ReStore 900 West 3rd St. | 507.474.6075

Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest January 1-June 1, 2022

Polish Cultural Institute & Museum 102 Liberty St. | 507.454.3431

Heart’s Desire | 51 E. 3rd St. | 507.452.5621

Minnesota Marine Art Museum 800 Riverview Dr. | 507.474.6626

Princess Wenonah Statue Windom Park - Broadway & Huff St.

Loft on Third | 79 East 3rd St. | 507.474.7441

Remlinger Muscle Cars 3560 Service Dr. | 507.254.0227 Rollingstone­ Luxembourg Historical Museum 98 Main St., Rollingstone, MN 507.689.2330 | 507.452.8268

La Boutique | 178 Johnson St. | 507.452.6531 Merrimack Canoe Company 4110 West 5th St. | 507.474.7525 Minnesota Marine Art Museum Gift Shop | 800 Riverview Dr. | 507.474.6626 Nice Minnesota | Find us on Etsy

ORNO Gift + Home 78 East 3rd St. | 507.474.1010 Paul Watkins Gallery - WSU West 9th and Winona Streets | 507.457.5395 River Arts Alliance PO Box 992

Nola’s Flowers | 159 Main St. | 507.454.3500

suzimages.com Winona Area Photography | 507.313.4486

Theatre du Mississippi PO Box 184 | 507.858.7543

ORNO Gift + Home 78 East 3rd St. | 507.474.1010

Winona Arts Center 228 East 5th St. | 507.453.9959

Unity Monument Located behind Winona Visitor Center 924 Huff St.

Paperbacks & Pieces 429 Mankato Ave. | 507.452.5580

Winona County History Center Slaggie Family Lobby Art Gallery 160 Johnson St. | 507.454.2723

Watkins Administration Building 507.457.3300 Watkins Museum and Store 150 Liberty St. | 507.457.6095



Winona County Courthouse | 171 W. 3rd St.

Pillbox Bat Company 460 West 3rd St. | 507.313.0255 Restored Blessings Christian Resale Store 1213 Gilmore Ave. | 507.474.9480

Winona State University Library Campus Art Tour | 175 West Mark St. 507.452.0735 | 53

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Miya Japanese Bistro 62 East 3rd St. | 507.961.0200 Monarch Public House 19 N Main St., Fountain City, WI | 608.687.4231 Muddled Thyme Crafted Cocktails/Brickoven Pizza | 75 West 3rd St.

FOOD & DINING 929 Beer House & Grill 929 East 8th St. | 507.454.6362 Acoustic Café 77 Lafayette St. | 507.453.0394 Anacabe’s Little Kitchen 4065 West 6th St., Goodview, MN | 507.615.0303 Backwater BBQ 1213 Gilmore Ave., + Drive Thru | 507.474.2220 Beedle's Bar & Restaurant W4966 State Rd. 54-93, Centerville, WI 608.539.2251 Beno’s Deli | 78 East 4th St. | 507.452.2761 Black Horse Bar & Grill 34648 Old Homer Rd. | 507.474.9600 Bloedow Bakery 451 East Broadway | 507.452.3682 Blooming Grounds Coffee House (2 locations) 50 East 3rd St. | 507.474.6551 BG Express: 3rd & Huff St. | 507.474.6770 Blue Heron Coffeehouse 162 West 2nd St. | 507.452.7020 Bluff Country Co-op 121 West 2nd St. | 507.452.1815 Boat House | 2 Johnson St. | 507.474.6550 Bonnie Rae’s Cafe 108 Main St., Rollingstone, MN | 507.689.2140 Brewski’s Pub & Grill 900 Bruski Dr. | 507.474.2930 Bub’s Brewing Co. 65 East 4th St. | 507.457.3121 Curiosi-Tea House 901 West 5th St. | 507.474.2210 El Patron Mexican Grill & Cantina 1415 West Service Dr. | 507.961.0241 Erbert & Gerbert’s Sandwich Shop 101 West 3rd St. | 507.474.ERBS Golden China 411 Cottonwood Dr. | 507.454.4261 Heirloom Seasonal Bistro 155 East 3rd St. | 507.615.0124 Hillside Fish House W126 WI-35, Fountain City, WI | 608.687.6141

Nate & Ally’s Frozen Treat Creations 109 East 3rd St. | 507.474.6151 Nosh Scratch Kitchen 102 Walnut St., Suite 105 | 507.474.7040

Elmaro Vineyard N14756 Delaney Rd., Trempealeau, WI 608.534.6456

Ocean Sushi 1213 Gilmore Ave. | 507.961.1266

Garvin Heights Vineyards 2255 Garvin Heights Rd. | 507.474.9463

River City Grill 1025 Hwy. 61 East | 507.452.5400

Hei n Low Tap 529 East Wabasha St. | 507.474.4564

Rocco’s Pub & Pizza (2 locations) 5242 West 6th St. | 507.454.5911 477 West 5th St. | 507.454.3360

Island City Brewing Company 65 East Front St. | 507.961.5015

Sammy’s Pizza & Restaurant 126 West 2nd St. | 507.474.7400 Sapori di Sicilia 211 Main St. | 507.474.6155 Signatures Restaurant 22852 County Rd. 17 | 507.454.3767 Sliced | 66 Center St. | 507.474.6333

The Golden Frog 112 N Shore Dr., Fountain City, WI | 608.687.3335 The Historic Trempealeau Hotel and Restaurant 11332 Main St., Trempealeau, WI | 608.534.6898 Wellington’s Pub & Grill 1429 West Service Dr. | 507.452.2103 Whalen’s at Westfield 1460 West 5th St. | 507.452.8700 Wing Dam Saloon & Grill 1 N Shore Dr., Fountain City, WI | 608.687.4144 Winona Farmers’ Market North of 2nd and Main St. Winona Sandwich Company 619 Huff St. | 507.452.1170 ZaZa’s Pub & Pizzeria 529 Huff St. | 507.452.9292

HIGHER EDUCATION Minnesota State College Southeast 1250 Homer Rd. | 507.453.2700

Lakeview Drive Inn 610 East Sarnia St. | 507.454.3723

Winona State University 175 W Mark S. | 507.457.5000

Midtown Foods 126 E. 5th St. | 507.452.4335

No Name Bar | 252 East 3rd St. River View Winery 32882 County Rd. 1, La Crescent, MN 55947 608.385.1209 Seven Hawks Vineyards 17 North St., Fountain City, WI | 608.687.9463

Sullivan’s Supper Club W25709 Sullivan Rd., Trempealeau, WI 608.534.7775

Saint Mary's University 700 Terrace Heights | 507.452.4430

Mango’s Mexican & American Grill 408 Hwy 14 West | 507.454.4484

Mulligan’s Irish Pub 219 East 3rd St. | 507.474.7434

Steak Shop Catering & Rentals 301 East Mark St. | 507.452.3150

Hy-Vee | 1475 W. Service Dr. | 507.452.5411

Los Dos Amigos Mexican Groceries and Taqueria | 60 East 2nd St.


RECREATION Anthem Skatepark and Board Shop 800 West 5th St. | 507.858.5210 Big River Climbing Guides Rock and Ice Climbing Year-Round 208.478.1005 Big Valley Ranch Inc., Riding Academy 22076 East Burns Valley Rd. | 507.454.3305 Bob Welch Aquatic Center 780 West 4th St. | 507.453.1646 Bridges Golf Course 22852 County Rd. 17 | 507.452.3535 Broken Paddle Guiding Company 213 Main St. West, Wabasha, MN | 651.955.5222 Bud King Ice Arena 670 East Front St. | 507.454.7775 Cedar Valley Golf Course 25019 County Rd. 9 | 507.457.3129 Driftless Trading Post 318 Mill St., Peterson, MN | 507.875.7733 Great River Guide Service Mississippi River Fishing Trips | 608.797.2997 Happy Dancing Turtle 67 West 5th St. | 218.587.2303 Holzinger Lodge 925 West Lake Blvd. | 507.457.8258 Lake Lodge Recreation Center 113 Lake Park Dr. | 507.453.1955 507.452.0735 | 55



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Prairie Island Dog Park | Prairie Island Rd. across the street from the park near the spillway

COMMUNICATIONS/MULTI-MEDIA HBC | 58 Johnson St. | 888.474.9995

Minnesota Equestrian Center 24621 Gilmore Valley Dr. | 507.452.5600

Saint Mary’s University Hiking and Ski Trails | 700 Terrace Heights

Leighton Broadcasting 752 Bluffview Circle | 507.452.4000

Outdoor Education and Recreation Center | 507.457.2940

Sugar Loaf Trail Behind Edina Realty off of East Lake Blvd.

Prairie Island Rentals | 507.452.4501

Winona Daily News | 507.453.3500 Winona Post | 507.452.1262

Unity Park | 860 Parks Ave.

Ride the Ridges Hosted by Winona Rotary | 507.457.9808

Verchota Canoe Trail From Winona, take River Rd to Prairie Island Campground, travel a half mile to boat landing

EMERGENCY SERVICES Winona Police Dept. 507.457.6302 | Non emergency

SMU Ropes Course 700 Terrace Heights | 507.452.4430 SMU The Woods Disc Golf Course 700 Terrace Heights | 507.452.4430

Veteran’s Memorial Park 60 West Lake Park Dr. | Lake Park

Sugar Loaf Bluff | Highways 61 & 43

Whitewater State Park 24 miles west of Winona

Trinona Lake Park | 608.320.3346

Windom Park | 250 West Broadway St.

West Lake Disc Golf Course Huff & West Lake St. Westfield Golf Club 1460 West 5th St. | 507.452.6901 Westgate Bowl 1429 West Service Dr. | 507.454.1111 The Willows Disc Golf Course Lake Park Dr.

SERVICES AIRPORT Winona Municipal Airport Max Conrad Field | 507.452.2220

PARKS & TRAILS Aghaming Park: A John Latsch Preserve Cross MN/WI Bridge, take a right after bridge, follow road downriver & cross Wagon Bridge Aghaming Canoe Trail Cross MN/WI Bridge, take a right after bridge, follow road downriver & cross Wagon Bridge Bluffside Park | 800 West Lake Blvd. Garvin Heights Overlook and Park 200 East Garvin Heights Rd.

AREA AFFILIATES Explore La Crosse 123 7th St. S., La Crosse, WI | 608.782.2366 Trempealeau Chamber of Commerce 24455 3rd St., Trempealeau, WI | 608.769.2872 Trempealeau County Tourism 36245 Main St., Whitehall, WI 715.538.2311, Ext. 251 BANKS Merchants Bank 102 East 3rd St. | 507.457.1100 WNB Financial 204 Main St. | 507.454.8800

BUS LINES Jefferson Bus Lines 496 Huff St. | 858.800.8898 Winona Transit Service | 507.454.6666 Great River Bluffs State Park Cab Services 17 miles southeast of Winona off of Economy Specialty Services | 507.454.7433 Interstate 90 Holzinger Lodge Trails 925 West Lake Blvd. Lyft This service is available in Winona. John A. Latsch State Park Download the app on your smartphone. 12 miles north of Winona on Hwy 61 CITY SERVICES Lake Park and Lake Winona Trail 113 Lake Park Dr. West City of Winona 207 Lafayette St. | 507.457.8200 Lake Lodge Recreation Center Park & Rec Dept. City Hall Watercraft, bike & gear rentals 207 Lafayette St. | 507.457.8258 Latsch Island Park Winona Area Chamber of Commerce Cross MN/WI Bridge, take a right after bridge and the Winona Main Street Program Levee Park | 1 Main St. 902 East 2nd St., Suite 120 | 507.452.2272 Prairie Island Nature Trail Winona Public Library 915 Prairie Island Rd. North 151 W. 5th St. Garvin Heights Trail Foot of Garvin Heights Rd.


Michael LaCanne Park and Beach 6280 Hwy. 61

EVENT FACILITIES & RENTALS Cedar Creek Barn 23858 County Rd. 9, Winona | 507.312.4462 Main Square Winona 225 Main St. | 507.474.1830

HEALTH & WELLNESS Bluff View Estates 825 Menard Rd. | 507.452.1277 Gundersen Health - Winona Campus 1122 US 61 | 507.615.0600 Infinity Chiropractic Wellness Center and Yoga Studio 117 West 3rd St. | 507.453.7941 Iron Bluff Fitness 1213 Gilmore Ave. | 507.454.7500 Muddy Waters Yoga Studio 270 West 3rd St., Suite 3 | 507.556.1865 Suola Spa | 170 East 3rd St. | 507.479.2715 Winona Community Acupuncture 902 East 2nd St., Suite 331 | 406.422.2906 Winona Family YMCA 902 Parks Ave. | 507.454.1520 Winona Health and Urgent Care 855 Mankato Ave. | 507.454.3650 Urgent Care 507.474.7830: Mon–Fri: 7am–8pm, Sat–Sun/holidays: 8am–5 pm MARINAS Dick’s Marine | 50 Latsch Island | 507.452.3809 Winona Marina | 16 Laird St. | 507.454.5590 MARKETING & PRINTING Insty Prints of Winona 101 West 2nd St. | 507.452.6080 La Crosse Graphics 3025 East Ave. South, La Crosse, WI | 608.788.2500 MOVIES Winona 7 Theatres | 507.452.4172 REALTORS Coldwell Banker River Valley, REALTORS 111 West 4th St. | 507.454.6750 Edina Realty Winona 825 East Lake Blvd. | 507.452.1995 ROAD CONDITIONS Minnesota Statewide | 800.542.0220 TRANSPORTATION Amtrak Depot | 65 East 11th St. Enterprise Rent-a-car | 507.454.4462 Groome Transportation | 507.280.9270 Hertz Rent-A-Car | 507.454.2888 Winona Leasing & Sales | 507.454.3671 507.452.0735 | 57

• FREE Express Breakfast • River City Grill On Site • Pet Friendly

• American/Italian Cuisine • Farm To Table Selections • On Site of The Plaza

Largest Water Recreation Area with Kiddie Pool

Across parking lot from Holiday Inn Express

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507-452-5400 www.rivercitybargrill.com


Completely • FREE Express Breakfast Bar Renovated • Indoor Pool/Hot Tub/Kiddie Pool in 2021 • Whirlpool Rooms/Sauna Across parking lot • Pet Friendly from River City Grill

507-474-1700 www.hiexpress.com HWYS 61 & 43 WINONA, MN


• FREE Hot Deluxe Breakfast! • Indoor Pool/Hot Tub! • Poolside Rooms & Suites! • University Parents Rates • Pet Friendly

507-452-0606 www.riverportinn.com HWYS 61 & 43 WINONA, MN

• All Items from Fresh Ingredients • Pizza • Wings • Specialty Burgers • Salads Specialty Beers & Drink Specials Located in Express Suites & next to Fairfield Inn • Indoor Pool/Hot Tub • Fitness Center • Pet Friendly • Meeting Room Available

FREE HOT Breakfast!

507-474-2500 www.marriott.com

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• WINONA TOUR BOAT on the Mississippi River • 507-458-2842 • Daily River Cruises • Private Parties WinonaTourBoat.com - or inquire at hotels