Places to See

Bluffside Park

10.0 km trackset. 10.0 km skate-ski. Mostly intermediate level trails. Located in Winona, on Lake Blvd behind Holzinger's lodge. Heavily wooded trail along bluffs overlooking Mississippi River.

Frozen River Film Festival

The Frozen River Film Festival identifies and offers programs that engage, educate and activate viewers to become involved in the world. These programs provide a unique perspective on environmental issues, sustainable communities, extreme sports, adventure travel and diverse cultures, presenting issues not often covered in the local media.

Great River Shakespeare Festival

The Great River Shakespeare Festival produces thoughtful, articulate, engaging productions of Shakespeare's plays, and contributes substantially to the cultural, social, and economic life of Winona, the Midwest, and the United States.

Minnesota Marine Art Museum

There are treasures just waiting for you to discover within the three galleries and six-acre garden located on the Mississippi River. The family-friendly museum offers four centuries of art and interactive displays among the Burrichter/Kierlin collection, one of America's largest private collections of marine art; the Leo and Marilyn Smith folk art collection, which celebrates life in the upper Mississippi River valley; and river photographs and maps from the late 1800s by Henry Peter Bosse.

Winona Steamboat Days

Winona's summer festival featuring entertainment, food, beverage garden, concerts, crafts, parades and fireworks.

WSU & Saint Mary's University Performing Arts

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Great River Folk Fest & Great River Jazz Fest (La Crosse)

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National Eagle Center (Wabasha)

The National Eagle Center is located in Wabasha Minnesota on the banks of the Mississippi River. They are an interpretive facility offering unique nose to beak experiences with three permanently disabled bald eagles and one golden eagle.

Wind Whisper West (Wabasha)

The world's largest collection of Japanese wedding kimonos is not located in Japan -- it's located in Wabasha, MN, where many garments are for sale for a fraction of their initial price.

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