Surrounding Area in Red Wing, Minnesota.

Rigorous or relaxed, Red Wing has what you want.


Red Wing has activities ranging from rigorous to relaxed. Whether you’re looking for a laid-back solo adventure, romantic getaway for two, an active family event, or a multi-generational group outing, Red Wing has activities to suit your desires!

Up for a challenge? Cross-country and downhill ski, rock climb, mountain bike, and hike–we have trails for whatever you want to do. For a more relaxing getaway, take in bald eagle watching on the river. Scenic views can be enjoyed by car, bike, or foot.

River and Rail

While fly and bait fishermen explore creeks and river pools, riverboat enthusiasts can watch paddleboats come up from New Orleans to dock at Red Wing.

Train and architecture buffs will enjoy a visit to the historic train depot – also home to the Visitors & Convention Bureau.

Red Wing is also home to the well-known Cannon Valley Trail, a converted rail line running along the Mississippi River.

Year-round Fun

Seasonal activities abound–during autumn and winter, enjoy apple orchards, a pumpkin patch, and corn mazes. Holiday visitors can enjoy hot cocoa and hay rides. When spring and summer are in full bloom, dig into a holiday brunch and the annual River City Days festival.

Regardless of your mood or athletic ability, Red Wing has the views, vistas, and activities to create lasting memories!

Red Wing is a member of Explore Mississippi Bluffs. In one of the most scenic and historic areas of Minnesota and the Upper Midwest, three colorful cities have joined together to increase your traveling enjoyment. Rolling down the Mighty Mississippi River on the famous Great River Road (Highway 61) and moving into southeastern Minnesota’s Historic Bluff Country, you’ll be charmed by the unexpected pleasures and comforts found in Red WingWabasha, and Winona.

Parks & Sightseeing

Discovery Garden & Universal Playground

Located within Colvill Park
515 Nymphara Lane, just off East 7th Street
Discovery Garden is a wheelchair-accessible raised-bed garden created to please all the senses for people of all ages. Nine gardens make up the Discovery Garden. The four outside gardens are each planted with two colors: the Ladybug Garden (red/pink), the Moon Garden (silver/white), the Sun Garden (yellow/orange), and the Water Garden (blue/purple). The other gardens are: the Fragrance Garden, the Faerie Garden, the Butterfly & Hummingbird Garden, the Cook’s Garden, and the Rainbow Garden.

Universal Playground was designed to meet the needs of children and adults of all abilities. This inclusive play structure is Red Wing’s largest playground, conveniently located near picnic tables, the waterfront, and other attractions at Colvill Park.

Ole Miss Marina

1429 Levee Road (Bay Point Park location)
480 Nymphara Lane (Colvill Park location)
Contact: Joe Melson
Marina Office: 651-388-5839
Gas Dock: 651-388-8643
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Operated by the City of Red Wing, Ole Miss Marina is the largest marina in Red Wing. It is a two-site, 284-slip marina. Amenities: quiet protected slips, friendly staff & newest equipment, near down town Red Wing, 30 & 50 amp service, showers/bathrooms, pump out service and clear 89 octane gas, ice cream, ice, candy, pop, and clothing. Located at Bay Point and Colvill parks. Monitor Ch 16. It is conveniently located only 20 miles from the St. Croix River and 6 miles from Lake Pepin. Gas dock, restrooms, and public ramps on-site. Winter storage options also available.

Red Wing Marina

Jim and Cindy Bisek
918 Levee Road
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Dock right on the channel of the mighty Mississippi River! While known for their “caboose” which houses the showers and restrooms, the ship’s store and social dock are the hub of the marina. Enjoy the friendly people or take in the nearby Red Wing restaurants, hotels, and bike trail. Open Sunday – Thursday 9AM – 6PM and Friday and Saturday 9AM – 8PM.

Museums & Theaters

Aliveo Military Museum

317 Bush Street
Red Wing, MN 55066
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Items on display from many countries, time periods, and locations.
Open Friday and Saturday 10AM – 4PM FREE ADMISSION

All-American Ski Jumping Museum & Hall of Fame

406 Main Street
Mezzanine of the historic St. James Hotel
Call 651-380-8960 to schedule a tour.
Opened in January 2014, this museum showcases the history of Red Wing as the birthplace of ski jumping. The Hall of Fame is also headquartered here, complete with a ski jumping simulator. For hours, events, and more information, please visit our website.

Anderson Center at Tower View

163 Tower View Drive
With its International Artist-in-Residence program, permanent art collection, exhibitions, classes, and outdoor sculpture garden, the Anderson Center has been named one of the top artistic destination points by National Geographic Traveler Magazine. Visit their website for annual events. Meeting and rental space available.

Goodhue County Historical Society

1166 Oak Street
Offers exhibits, research library, and programming detailing Goodhue County’s history.

Hobgoblin Music / Stoney End Harps

920 Hwy 19 Boulevard
There’s something for everyone at Hobgoblin–peruse our antique instrument museum, visit our workshop and watch Stoney End folk harps being made, enjoy a live performance in our music loft, or even host an event! Sales of Celtic instruments, books, accessories, and more. See our website for more information and events.

Pottery Museum of Red Wing

Now located in the Pottery Place Annex
240 Harrison Street
Red Wing, MN
Preserving the history of the clay industries in Red Wing, this museum has more than 6,000 historic pieces of stoneware, art pottery, dinnerware, and folk art to view and enjoy. Come check out our beautiful gift store and take your photo by the world’s largest jugs! Open Tuesday – Saturday 9AM – 5PM; Sunday 11AM – 4PM; closed Monday. Follow us on Facebook!

Red Wing Marine Museum

935 Levee Road
Visit one of Red Wing’s oldest buildings which has been transformed into the most unique museum on the Upper Mississippi River. The Red Wing Marine Museum is home to the largest collection of Red Wing Thorobred Marine Engines, as well as other artifacts and photographs depicting Red Wing’s rich river history. Open Saturday during the summer 12PM -5 PM, as well as during paddle boat docking dates and by appointment.

Red Wing Shoe Store & Museum

315 Main Street
Visit the flagship Red Wing Shoe Store to see the world’s largest boot, Red Wing Museum, and full-floor outlet center.

Sheldon Theatre

443 West Third Street
Historic performing arts theatre presenting music, dance, drama, and children’s programming. Group tours by appointment.

Outdoor Adventures

Barn Bluff

Access on East 5th Street
Enjoying hiking on this beautiful bluff right along the Mississippi River. We recommend hiking up the South Trail. That will take you the the West Outlook. As you’re heading back down the South Trail, you we see a trail that veers off to the left. That is called the Prairie Trail. This trail takes you to the opposite side of the bluff to the East Outlook. The East Outlook is a dead end, so you will have to head back towards the South Trail. The South Trail will take you back to the head off the trail on 5th Street. Round trip, the trail is 2.5 miles long.

Broken Paddle Guiding Company

Red Wing – Wabasha – Winona – Maiden Rock – Stockholm – Pepin – Alma825 Cannon River Avenue
213 Main Street W
Wabasha, MN 55981
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Kayak the wild and scenic waters, under soaring eagles and towering bluffs, all while relaxing the in the natural quiet and beauty of the Mississippi River’s tributaries and old growth floodplain forests. Offering daily kayak and stand up paddle board tours and rentals. All are welcome, no experience. necessary.

Cannon Valley Trail

825 Cannon River Avenue
Cannon Falls, MN 55009
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The Cannon Valley Trail runs 19.7 miles from Red Wing to Cannon Falls and attracts close to 100,000 users a year. The Trail includes natural and cultural resources, scenic view sheds, rest areas, hiking, biking, inline skating, and cross country skiing. Daily Passes are $4. Season Passes are $25.

Friends of the Bluffs

P O Box 322
Red Wing, MN 55066
Friends of the Bluffs would like to invite you to come explore and enjoy the bluffs in Red Wing. Hike, run, bike, play disc golf, and more. Don’t miss out on the annual Bluff Color Fest in the fall! For additional information, go to http://bluffcolorfest.com/.

GEM Sailing MN

201 S Franklin Street
Slip 964
Lake City, MN 55041
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Cruise with us and enjoy the beauty of the Mississippi Bluffs. Actively participate in sailing the boat or enjoy the ride. Cruises, certified sailing instruction, corporate entertainment, team building, and bareboat charters available all day, every day. May to October.

Hahn’s Fishing Guide Service

1310 History Ct
New Prague, MN 56071
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Specializing in walleye, sauger, and crappie fishing on the Mississippi River and Lake Pepin, Hahn’s Fishing Guide Service provides guided trips from an experienced and versatile fisherman offering vast knowledge on a variety of techniques!

Memorial Park

Access on East 7th Street
Drive up on top of Sorin’s Bluff to Memorial Park. Not only does it offer spectacular views of the Mississippi River, but there are also picnic tables, walking trails, biking trails, and a disc golf course!

 Red Wing Water Park

480 Nymphara Lane
Red Wing, MN 55066
651-388-9234 – Pool
651-385-4569 – Weather hotline
651-385-4565 – Community Recreation
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Red Wing Water Park is the largest water park in the region! Located within beautiful Colvill Park on the banks of the scenic Mississippi River (1.5 miles south of downtown Red Wing). We have hundreds of feet of water slides, a zero-depth pool, a sand beach area, diving board, kiddie pool, and a full concession stand. Red Wing Water Park is the best way to cool off this summer. We are open daily, 12PM – 7PM, June 11 through August 21.

Sail Pepin

400 First Street
Pepin, WI 54759
715-442-4424 (office)
612-619-7447 (cell)
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Daily departures for afternoon, sunset and starlit sailboat rides, plus: sailing instruction; corporate/youth team-building programs; and weddings, family and business events on beautiful Lake Pepin. Located on Pepin’s charming waterfront.

 Welch Village

26685 County Road 7 Boulevard
Welch, MN 55089
One of the largest ski and snowboard destinations in the Midwest, Welch Village has two chalets, 10 chairlifts, SkiLink Performance and Learning Center, and 60 trails overlooking the Cannon River Valley.


Mississippi National Golf Links

409 Golf Links Drive (south side of Red Wing off Hwy 61)
Mississippi National has two 18-hole golf courses with breathtaking views of the Mississippi River Valley and can handle your golfing needs from a casual game to tournaments. We have beautiful banquet facilities, gourmet chef, full bar, patio, and gazebo for any event from weddings to parties and corporate meetings or just come for a meal. Looking forward to seeing you!

Mount Frontenac

9 miles south of Red Wing
Mount Frontenac is a breathtaking 18-hole golf course that overlooks the beautiful Mississippi River bluffs and Lake Pepin. Don’t forget about our beautiful club house for hosting your next event or corporate meeting! Gourmet chef and full bar available. 

Red Wing Golf Course

1311 W Sixth Street
Open to the public! Our course provides an enjoyable and challenging experience for all levels of play. Enjoy a meal at the Brassie Spoon open 8AM – 10PM during regular golf season. Check out our newly renovated banquet hall.


Annadee’s Closet

321 Potter Street
When you shop at Annadee’s Closet, you support local Red Wing seniors. Offering quality consignment, home decor, collectibles, and furniture. All proceeds go to Red Wing Area Seniors, Inc. Open Monday – Friday 10AM – 5PM and Saturday 9AM – 2PM. 

Backwoods Framing & Engraving

405 W. Third Street
Offering the very best in personalized gifts, Red Wing souvenirs, and artwork/custom framing. We also stock professional quality art supplies, essential oils, diffusers and diffuser jewelry. Many items are one-of-a-kind, designed, produced, and personalized in-store. Inventory is ever-changing. Stop in for a FREE gift!

Boxrud’s Resale and Gifts

417 Main St Street
Immerse yourself in 6,000 square feet of consignment heaven. Offering gently used furniture and home decor PLUS one of a kind giftables from local artists and upcycled furniture.

Buchanan Grocery

512 Buchanan Street
Family owned since 1955, Buchanan is known for their top-quality meats and fish, full line of groceries, deli, fresh produce, and great service! Specialty and organic foods also available. Delivery available. For more information, find us on Facebook. 

Clementine Flowers

Inside the St. James Shopping Court
406 Main Street
Locally-sourced fresh flowers and artisan crafted gifts.

Cut Above Home

320 W. Third Street
Exceptional style … Excellent prices… Quality home décor, kitchenware, and accessories. Home décor – a step above ordinary. Home accessories and much more.

Duluth Trading Company

307 Main Street
Get the job done with innovative and problem-solving men’s and women’s workwear from Duluth Trading company. Not only do we have the tough, capable clothing you need but we also stock ingenious tools, gadgets, organizers, apothecary, and useful specialty gear. Even better, check out the outlet center for year-round savings! Stop in today!

Fair Trade Books

320 Bush Street
Enjoy a visit to this beautiful, historic downtown buidling with its great selection of new and used books. You’ll have a memorable experience–everyone’s first book is a gift from us! e host frequent events, offer other gift items and are open every day.

Featherstone Pottery

31998 – 210th Avenue
The skilled hands of two borthers bring you an unending stream of functional stoneware. With emphasis on color, texture, and shape, each unique piece is sure to be a welcome, eye-catching addition to your table. Join us for our Annual Fall Sale in early November. Visit our Facebook page for a peek at merchandise, updates on our annual kiln firing, to stay connected, and more!

Island Fireworks

1597 County Road V V
Hager City, WI 54014
Take a small trek across the river and make a big bang with fireworks at factory direct prices! A knowledgeable and friendly staff, large selection, and unique gift items make Island Fireworks more than just fireworks! Like us on Facebook for hours and seasonal specials.

Josephson’s Clothing

215 Bush Street
A unique men’s specialty store including big and tall menswear, old fashion service, and ambiance. We believe in customer service and fair prices. Our hours are Monday – Saturday 9AM – 5PM, Thursday 9AM – 8PM.

Kiki’s Simple Abundance

318 Bush Street
“Your local health food store” supplying local buffalo, organic, free-range chickens and eggs, organic produce, supplements, beauty products, and bulk items. Customers become friends! Open Monday – Saturday.

Lake Pepin Pearl Button Co.

226 S Washington Street
Lake City, MN 55041
The Lake Pepin Pearl Button Company has what you need–antiques, apparel, a coffee shop, and a pearl button museum. Stop by and check it out!

Larry’s Jugs Antiques

1811 Old West Main Street
Red Wing, MN 55066
Stop by this specialty pottery store to find crocks, jugs, bowls, antiques, and more! Open Thursday – Sunday 10AM – 5PM June and July. Follow us on Facebook to see our ever-changing inventory. Visit to browse our huge selection of antique pottery pieces. 

Pottery Museum of Red Wing

Now located in the Pottery Place Annex
240 Harrison Street
Red Wing, MN
Preserving the history of the clay industries in Red Wing, this museum has more than 6,000 historic pieces of stoneware, art pottery, dinnerware, and folk art to view and enjoy. Come check out our beautiful gift store and take your photo by the world’s largest jugs! Open Tuesday-Saturday 9AM-5PM; Sunday 11AM-4PM; closed Monday. Follow us on Facebook!

Red Wing Area Farmers Market

Summer Location:
Sunday – Friday at Fourth Street and Bush Street
Saturday 8AM – 1PM at the historic Depot at 420 Levee Street
Winter Location:
Saturday 9AM – 12PM at Sargent’s Greenhouse 3352 N Service Drive
Find locally-grown food, fresh bakery, and artisan crafts in Red Wing throughout the year! June – October 8AM – 1PM, our large outdoor Saturday market at eh depot is bustling with vendors, music, food trucks, and kids’ activities, as well as offering EBT/SNAP; Sunday – Firday we are set up outside City Hall. Our market moves inside the greenhouses at Sargent’s Nursery November – February, operating Saturday 9AM – 12PM.

Red Wing Arts Gallery & Shop

418 Levee Street
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Visit Red Wing’s premier destination for fine arts and contemporary crafts from over 100 loacl and regaional artists. Come find us in the historic train depot!

Red Wing Shoe Store & Museum

315 Main Street
Visit the flagship Red Wing Shoe Store to see the world’s largest boot, Red Wing Museum, and full-floor outlet center. The outlet store and museum is the largest Red Wing Shoe Store in America – featuring 3 exciting levels, and over 30,000 pairs of shoes and boots. See the World’s Largest Boot – and tour the museum showcasing Red Wing Shoes throughout history. Monday – Friday 9AM – 8PM; Saturday 9AM – 6PM; Sunday 11AM – 5PM. 

Red Wing Stoneware & Pottery

4009 Moundview Drive
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Red Wing pottery has been an American tradition for over a century. Today we carry on the iconic legacy with a variety of traditional as well as contemporary pieces. Retail store open daily.

Refined Skin Medi-Spa

Inside the St. James Shopping Court
406 Main Street

Skin care, massage, botox, liposuction, and laser procedures.

River Blu Salon Dayspa

Inside the St. James Shopping Court
406 Main Street

Hair care, facials, pedicures, manicures, and waxing. Walk-ins welcome!

Sargent’s Nursery

3352 North Service Drive
Beautiful plants and incredible landscapes; that’s what we do. Full service garden center, greenhouse, and landscape business. Shop for giftware, garden art, planting supplies, and more! Check out our website for seminar dates and inspiration.

The Levee

Inside the St. James Shopping Court
406 Main Street
Unique jackets, sportwear, special occasion clothing, and Blue Willi’s. Hours: Monday – Saturday 10AM – 5PM; Sunday 11AM – 4PM.

Uffda Shop

Main and Bush Streets
Find Scandinavian gifts. Open seven days a week. Shop 24/7 on our website, or call to request a free catalog!

Vestiges, Ltd.

Inside the St. James Shopping Court
406 Main Street
Creative fashion with a traditional flare. Monday – Friday 10AM – 6PM; Saturday 9:30AM – 6PM; Sunday 11AM – 5PM.

Walt’s Shoe Service

312 W 4th Street
We sell ’em and repair ’em! Your source for authentic Red Wing Shoes, work boots, and old-fashioned customer service since the 1940s. Need a repair? Zippers, handbags, coats, footwear, and so much more! We sell ‘em and repair ‘em! Check out our selection of factory seconds. Open Monday – Saturday.

Whimsy’s Closet

207 Bush Street
Find wearable, wonderful, and whimsical women’s clothing, accessories, and more at Whimsy’s Closet in historic downtown Red Wing.

And the Rest

Amtrak Station

420 Levee Street

The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Amtrak, is a corporation striving to deliver quality, safe, on-time rail passenger service that exceeds customer expectations.

*Note: Amtrak does not staff this location, so train-related inquiries should be directed to the toll-free number listed above.


Rochester International Airport

7600 Helgerson Drive SW
Rochester, MN 55902

With daily nonstop service from Atlanta, Minneapolis, and Chicago, Rochester International Airport (RST) makes your travel convenient and easy. Less than an hour from Red Wing!


Concordia Lutheran LCMS

1805 Bush St
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Join us for worship on Sunday at 9:30AM. We also offer Sunday School and adult Bible study on Sunday at 8:15AM, Bible study on Wednesday at 9:45AM, and confirmation and women’s Bioble study on Wednesday at 6:00PM.

First Lutheran Church

615 W 5th Street
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Senior Pastor Arthur Sharot, ELCA, offers Wednesday services beginning with supper at 5:00PM, followed by workshop at 5:30PM, and education and music at 6:00PM. Weekend services are Saturday at 5:30PM, and Sunday at 9:30PM. Sunday school is offered at 10:45PM on Sunday and 6:00PM on Wednesday.


Red Wing Family YMCA

434 Main Street
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Offering our community and guests preschool and daycare services, indoor aquatic center with 3 pools, a 10,000 sq. ft. wellness center with brand-new cardio equipment, indoor track, rock climbing wall, 5 locker rooms, and 80 free classes per week. Strengthening community. Changing lives. Guests welcome!

 Minnesota State College Southeast

308 Pioneer Road
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Offering more than 90 diverse programs in 6 different career fields. Here you’ll find a welcoming environment with small class sizes. 95% of our graduates find work in their chosen field.