No matter if youíre arriving from the north, south, east or west,†it is easy to find Lourdes Hall.† You can access Vila Street from both Broadway and Highway 61.† Once on Vila, turn west on Wabasha (7th) Street and Gould will be on your right.† Valet station will be straight ahead.†

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For those who decide to stay overnight, the Winona area offers several accommodations options, including national-chain hotels, charming B&Bs, and lodging along the Mississippi River.

Events and Attractions

While you are here, check out some of the fun things Winona has to offer such as musical performances, art shows, historical exhibits and the great outdoors.


The†Minnesota Marine Art Museum features historic marine art, artifacts and objects ranging from items such as:

  • personal letters from Lord Admiral Horatio Nelson to his wife
  • a large stained glass window displayed in the Museumís atrium
  • carved-wood folk art by local artist Leo Smith
  • Impressionism and Hudson River school works from Renoir, Monet, Pissarro, Homer, Sisley, Cole, Bierstadt, Buttersworth, Silva, and one of Vincent van Gogh's first oil paintings

The Museum will also be displaying the the following featured exhibitions:

  • 150 Years on Minnesota's Waters: Paintings from the Minnesota Historical Society's Art Collection
  • Photography by Cameron Glendenning: The Deadliest Catch
  • Valor in Marine Art††


Winona County History Center, founded in 1935, is Minnesotaís largest county historical society.


Garvin Heights : Garvin is a drive-up lookout at the top of the bluffs that offers a scenic birds-eye-view of Winona without having to hike -- a car will get you there.

Lake Park : Lake Park, located a few blocks from the WSU Main Campus, is a city park surrounding Lake Winona that encompasses a rose garden with gazebo, picnic sites, band shell, playgrounds and five miles of walk/biking trails.

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Winona, MN 55987


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