To increase overnight stays and to nurture a visitor-friendly atmosphere.
To encourage business and leisure travelers to choose Red Wing as a year-round cultural, recreational and meeting destination.
We Support our community while enhancing communication regarding the benefits of visiting Red Wing (the best town to visit, live, work and ultimately relax). We encourage you to explore your interests while embracing the dining, shopping and outdoor adventure opportunities. Our lodging facilities will offer a warm welcome while fulfilling your need for a safe/clean environment that all travelers are seeking during these unprecedented times. Visit Red Wing to experience it for yourself and make memories of a life time.
Board of Directors
President: Scott Kolby, Red Wing Brewery
Vice President: Vacant
Treasurer: Ozzie Encinosa, St. James Hotel
Secretary: Chelsea Lockrem
Board Member: Neelam Shah -Super 8
Board Member: Marlys Bruley – AmericInn
Board Member: Stephanie Rogers – The Anderson Center
Liaison: Laurel Stinson – Red Wing City Council
Liaison: Shari Chorney – Red Wing Port Authority
Paige Anderson, Executive Director
Jennifer Olson, Office Manager/Visitor Consultant
Q: Is the town named after the shoes or are the shoes named after the town?
A: The town was named after Native American Chief Red Wing in 1823, long before shoes started being produced by Charles Beckman (in 1905).
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?
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 Par 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.
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.
Red Wing Visitors & Convention Bureau
120 Broad Street, Red Wing, MN 55066
Summer Hours (Memorial Day-October 31)
Closed to the public due to COVID-19 until further notice
Winter Hours (November 1-Memorial Day)
Looking for Cannon Valley Trail Passes?
Contact us via phone or visit https://cannonvalleytrail.com/trail-fees-and-passes/