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Things to do in Winona

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
“A hidden gem in Winona. Affordable entry with amazing artwork, including Washington Crossing the Delaware.”
  • 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
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
Restaurant
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“Food like you would find in New York City, but at a quarter of the price. They also have a Grill for more casual dining. Located at The Bridges Golf Course. Highly recommend eating here.”
  • 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
Bar
“Craft beer bar with a great art scene. Live music Wednesday through Sunday. Open all year round”
  • 2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Beautiful views of Winona's bluffs with walking trails. In the summer you can rent canoes, paddle boars and more from Park and Rec.”
  • 4 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
Colloquial Area
“It'll be hard to miss as it's on the same end of town as Winona Nook, but don't forget to take a look at it!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Cinema
  • 1 local recommends
Library
“A beautiful building and lots of interesting information. They have wonderful rotating exhibits, educational programs and a nice gift shop.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Winona's only wine bar. Stunning interior and excellent wine choices with appetizers. ”
  • 2 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
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
Restaurant
“Food like you would find in New York City, but at a quarter of the price. They also have a Grill for more casual dining. Located at The Bridges Golf Course. Highly recommend eating here.”
  • 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
Café
“Coffee, quiche, breakfast baked goods and a favorite lunch spot too. Check the daily lunch specials.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend

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