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Things to do in Buffalo County

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.
Entertainment
“The Eagle's have made Lake Pepin their home. The National Eagle Center is an experience the whole family can enjoy!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Museum
“A hidden gem in Winona. Affordable entry with amazing artwork, including Washington Crossing the Delaware.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Food
“If you're visiting Wisconsin, you best try our cheese. Fun experience for the whole family.”
  • 9 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.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
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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
Bar
“Right on the river with great views. Affordable variety of dishes. Fun bar menu too. On weekend they have breakfast.”
  • 4 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
Park
“Get an AMAZING view of Winona from up above at Garvin Heights. Free and just a quick drive up the hill. Make sure to bring your camera. Going and sunset is always a good choice.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
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“Fresh, local salads, soups and sandwiches. Lots of great vegan and gluten free options. Check their Facebook page for Thursday dinner menu. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Voted best donuts in MN. Maple long johns and chocolate cake are our favorites. Lots of other goodies.”
  • 6 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
Brewery
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“Our local craft beer joint. Tons of locally made beers on tap. Look for a growler and flight coupon on Groupon.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Local grocery store with tons of great products and produce. They also have a takeout section with sandwiches, salads and rotating hot food bar.”
  • 3 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
Café
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“Coffee, quiche, breakfast baked goods and a favorite lunch spot too. Check the daily lunch specials.”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Café
“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
Bar
“Right on the river with great views. Affordable variety of dishes. Fun bar menu too. On weekend they have breakfast.”
  • 4 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
Café
“Fresh, local salads, soups and sandwiches. Lots of great vegan and gluten free options. Check their Facebook page for Thursday dinner menu. ”
  • 5 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
Grocery or Supermarket
“Local grocery store with tons of great products and produce. They also have a takeout section with sandwiches, salads and rotating hot food bar.”
  • 3 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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