From almost any direction enjoy the beautiful drive to Winona along the most gorgeous stretch of the Mississippi, flanked by 500 foot bluffs rising high above the river basin.
Winona's heritage of significant architecture is everywhere -- from the stately neighborhood homes to blocks of historic commercial buildings; and styles from 1850's Gothic and Italiante to 20th century Prairie School and Art Deco.
In the 1850's Winona was a gateway to the west, as riverboats by the hundreds brought settlers hoping to stake their claims. Entrepreneurs, such, as J.R. Watkins, began building their fortunes in Winona. Today many structures and artifacts from this rich early history are here to observe and enjoy. Visits to the several museums should prove fascinating.
With colleges and concerts Winona offers a wide choice of cultural events. Winona offers three golf courses, cross county skiing, hiking and biking trails, canoeing, antique shopping, riverboat excursions and more.
There is something for everyone. Including just sitting on the porch or a walk in the park.