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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“Incredible collection of artwork by big name artists, in the small town of Winona.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Entertainment
“The Eagle's have made Lake Pepin their home. The National Eagle Center is an experience the whole family can enjoy!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Food
“If you're visiting Wisconsin, you best try our cheese. Fun experience for the whole family.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Cafe
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“A wonderful little restaurant offering gluten free options in addition to other delicious, yet healthy choices. They also have a wonderful ice cream selection. It is a great place to get coffee or see some live music. Check out their website for the schedule. www.acousticcafewinona.com”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
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“When people move out of Winona, I hear all the time that the one thing they miss the most is Bloedow's. You won't be disappointed. They are closed on Sundays. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Museum
“Lark toys! The perfect place to bring your family or go on a date night. Lark toys has a beautiful hand carved wood carousel, fresh homemade candies, a HUGE kids toy store and an amazing outdoor mini golf course perfect for all ages.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“Fun hiking and incredible lookout vista. Beautiful place to bring visitors to the Winona area!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cafe
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“The driving force behind the Blue Heron Coffeehouse has always been our passion for providing good food and service to our community. With our large repertoire of recipes, culinary adventurism and commitment to quality we are able to offer a diversity of menu items that promote food that is local, seasonal and organically grown. We also advocate for sustainability and bio-diversity and cultivate a sense of community and a gathering space to support local growers, artists and musicians.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Eat tasty food with a view of the Mississippi River on Levee Park in downtown Winona.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Brewery
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“I like the location, beautiful drive from Lake City. It gives us a feeling of "going out" but we don't get home at midnight from a dinner date. I like the atmosphere, lots of things to look at. Sometimes when you've been married for a while you need inspiration for conversation. The food is good, the service is consistently great. They craft their own beer, me I like crafty things. They are right on the river, it is beautiful. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Our favorite place to grocery shop for fresh, local and organic food, and catch a cup of homemade soup.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Brewery
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“A great place to get a locally brewed beer with the whole family on Levee Park. Check their calendar of events because there is almost always something fun happening.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Another great location for coffee, breakfast, lunch and treats in the heart of downtown.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“There's a great path around either or both lakes in Winona. It is about 15 minutes walking from Winona Nook.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
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“If you have seen Grumpy Old Men then Slippery's is the place to go. Right on the Mississippi River it is a great location to eat outdoors in the summer or snuggle inside surrounded by the nostalgia of a town proud to be know for "the home of Grumpy Old Men". ”
  • 2 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“If you are hungry for someone else to make you breakfast this is the place to go! It has wonderful breakfast options, big portions, and literally across the street! Hours are typically 7am-2pm and closed on Tuesdays. Make sure you bring cash as they do not accept cards!”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Cafe
“A wonderful little restaurant offering gluten free options in addition to other delicious, yet healthy choices. They also have a wonderful ice cream selection. It is a great place to get coffee or see some live music. Check out their website for the schedule. www.acousticcafewinona.com”
  • 3 locals recommend
Cafe
“The driving force behind the Blue Heron Coffeehouse has always been our passion for providing good food and service to our community. With our large repertoire of recipes, culinary adventurism and commitment to quality we are able to offer a diversity of menu items that promote food that is local, seasonal and organically grown. We also advocate for sustainability and bio-diversity and cultivate a sense of community and a gathering space to support local growers, artists and musicians.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Eat tasty food with a view of the Mississippi River on Levee Park in downtown Winona.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Brewery
“I like the location, beautiful drive from Lake City. It gives us a feeling of "going out" but we don't get home at midnight from a dinner date. I like the atmosphere, lots of things to look at. Sometimes when you've been married for a while you need inspiration for conversation. The food is good, the service is consistently great. They craft their own beer, me I like crafty things. They are right on the river, it is beautiful. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Our favorite place to grocery shop for fresh, local and organic food, and catch a cup of homemade soup.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Cafe
“Another great location for coffee, breakfast, lunch and treats in the heart of downtown.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“If you have seen Grumpy Old Men then Slippery's is the place to go. Right on the Mississippi River it is a great location to eat outdoors in the summer or snuggle inside surrounded by the nostalgia of a town proud to be know for "the home of Grumpy Old Men". ”
  • 2 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“If you are hungry for someone else to make you breakfast this is the place to go! It has wonderful breakfast options, big portions, and literally across the street! Hours are typically 7am-2pm and closed on Tuesdays. Make sure you bring cash as they do not accept cards!”
  • 3 locals recommend

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