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City Pages: Best of 2019 | Big Turn Music Festival Wins

We’ve come to think of summer as festival season, but this weekend of building “community through music” in Red Wing avoids the competition by fearlessly staking its claim to the month its website dubs “Feburrrary.” In its second year, a very reasonable $55 two-day pass allowed you to experience 164 mostly Minnesotan artists, ranging from…

Explore Minnesota: Minnesota’s Most Memorable Murals

Minnesota’s most iconic murals can be found in big cities and small towns all across the state. Some are decades old, while others are new additions. Red Wing: A life-size postcard of this charming Mississippi River town was painted to celebrate the city’s history. Find it at Third and Plum streets downtown.

StarTribune: 5 Hottest Small Town Destinations in MN

Red Wing makes another Top Destination List. City slickers can feel right at home with what’s hip and happening in these five Minnesota towns.  5 Hottest Small Town Destinations

Top 25 things to do in Red Wing, MN

There is plenty for residents and visitors alike to do in the historic town of Red Wing, Minnesota. From parks to theater to restaurants, there’s something for everyone in the city. There are also a couple vineyards, a brewery, pubs, and a wine bar for adults to enjoy. Lake Pepin and Barn Bluff offer excitement for…

8 Best Bike Rides in MN

In bikes and in life, it’s about the journey, not the destination. There are lots of opportunities to take out your bike and enjoy the scenery around Red Wing. This list of 8 bike trails should give you plenty of adventure. 8 Best Bike Rides in MN

Minnesota’s 3 best scenic byways

From prairie to river valleys to pine forests, Minnesota covers a range of landscapes, and the state’s 21 scenic byways traverse them all. But the best parts of these three drives is what you can do outside the car. Minnesota’s 3 best scenic byways

A Day Trip to Red Wing

From Minneapolis, Red Wing is just 55 miles southeast—a reasonable distance to travel for a quaint town with enough history, shops, eateries, and trails to keep you busy all day long, no matter what day of the week you visit. A Day Trip to Red Wing

River town treasures in Hastings, Red Wing and Prescott

Looking for a day-trip destination? Head south of the Twin Cities to the river towns of Red Wing, Hastings or nearby Prescott, Wis., for a fulfilling day of shopping and dining. Home, apparel and gift shops abound, not to mention plenty of places to grab a bite. River town treasures in Hastings, Red Wing and…

Things to do in Red Wing, MN

Red Wing is an old river town that has so much history and hometown pride. With amazing stores, home baked goods and so much more. Even with an incoming snow storm we still found plenty to do. Things to do in Red Wing, MN

Best little food towns in MN

Minnesota is no stranger to great food! As home of the Juicy Lucy, we sure know what makes a burger great – and we’re no stranger to tacos, pizza, or BBQ either! Best little food towns in MN

Red Wing Shoe Wall of Honor exhibit

Red Wing Shoe Company has unveiled its Wall of Honor exhibit in its flagship store. Those at the company are calling it a permanent monument to workers who make our world go. Red Wing Shoe Wall of Honor exhibit

The most famous hotel in every state

The thriving wheat market in Red Wing during the early 1870s created a need for a comfortable place for tourists and businesses passing through, resulting in this 62-room hotel. The most famous hotel in every state

An afternoon in Red Wing

Red Wing is best known as the home of Red Wing Shoes (many of which are still manufactured locally), and it has a pedestrian-friendly historic downtown with shops, restaurants, and the World’s Largest Boot. An afternoon in Red Wing

Most charming Main Streets. in MN

Let the delightful feeling of nostalgia take over as you escape to an older time on Main Street in Red Wing. Stay or dine at the 19th century St. James Hotel, a historic landmark on this quaint street. Most charming Main Streets. in MN

Big Turn Music Fest

What could I tell you about Red Wing before this weekend? They do make pretty great shoes, and those bluffs near town are neat. Big Turn Music Fest

Winging It

Red Wing’s historic downtown—all neat brick and sandstone edifices reaching back to the 1800s—speaks to the Southern Minnesota river city’s heyday as a port and, soon after, a railroad hub. Winging It

10 Best Pubs in MN

As soon as you walk into Jimmy’s Pub, you’ll forgive that it’s located inside a hotel (the fact the it’s the historic St. James Hotel on the Red Wing riverfront helps a lot, too). 10 Best Pubs in MN

10 Mouthwatering Steakhouses in MN

Red Wing’s delicious steakhouse has beautifully cooked meats, and great beer. It’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy an unbeatable meal. 10 Mouthwatering Steakhouses in MN

10 MN restaurants that have stood the test of time

As the oldest restaurant in Red Wing, Bev’s Cafe is an obvious addition to this list. This charming little cafe is as adorable as it is delicious. 10 MN restaurants that have stood the test of time

14 best Holiday shopping destinations in MN

The historic, Mississippi River city of Red Wing is known best for the boots that its largest business manufactures. 14 best Holiday shopping destinations in MN