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Red WingUnited States of America

This tourist-friendly riverside city in southeast Minnesota is famous for pottery, shoes, scenic lookouts and the Mississippi River.

Red Wing is a beautiful, laid-back city that offers a great mix of arts and crafts, river town history and theater. The southern Minnesota city sits on a sharp bend of the Mississippi River, nestled between forested hills and valleys. This picturesque setting provides a perfect platform for outdoor recreation.

Red Wing’s districts are enjoyable places to explore on foot. Wander around the Downtown Historic District to spot 19th-century architectural landmarks. Admire the brick storefronts and rows of Victorian houses. Browse independent antique and craft stores. Learn about the city’s shoe-making heritage at the Red Wing Shoe Museum. See local art exhibits at the Red Wing Arts Association.

Check out the grand civic buildings located in the Historic Mall District. Attend a ballet, opera, musical or concert at the century-old Sheldon Theater. Examine archaeological, geological, natural and social history artifacts at the Goodhue County Historical Society. Shop for one-of-a-kind pottery items at the Pottery Place Historic Center. Discover rare stoneware, ceramics and dinnerware at the Red Wing Pottery Museum.

Take time to enjoy Red Wing’s riverside parks. Watch yachts, longboats and fishing trawlers cruise along the gently flowing Mississippi River. Relax on the benches and amid tall trees in Levee Park. Step onboard a traditional riverboat at the park’s jetty for an alternative view of the city. Enjoy a picnic at Bay Point Park and then check out the colorful boathouse village. Colvill Park has a children’s playground, picnic facilities and tennis and volleyball courts.

For some outdoor exercise, hike to the summit of the 340-foot-high (104-meter) Barn Bluff. Pass through thick woodland to lookout decks and sweeping city and river views. An easier walk or short drive will bring you to Sorin’s Bluff, famed for being one of the city’s best sunset viewpoints.

Red Wing is about a 1-hour drive southeast of Minneapolis. Intercity trains stop at the city on the route between Chicago and Portland. Walk between the major attractions or join a guided streetcar tour. Get out of the city and explore the 20-mile (32-kilometer) Cannon Valley Trail.

Top Hotels in Red Wing

St James Hotel
St James Hotel
3.5 out of 5
406 Main St., Red Wing, MN
The price is $134 per night from Jan 18 to Jan 19

Situated in Red Wing, this spa hotel is steps from Aliveo Military Museum, Red Wing Shoe Store & Museum, and Sheldon Theatre of Performing Arts. Barn Bluff Park ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (598 reviews)

"Very unique hotel - historical, but modern in conveniences."…"

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2020

St James Hotel
Super 8 by Wyndham Red Wing
Super 8 by Wyndham Red Wing
2 out of 5
232 Withers Harbor Dr, Red Wing, MN
The price is $56 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29

Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Aliveo Military Museum, Red Wing Shoe Store & Museum, and Mayo Clinic Health System. Sheldon ...

3.2/5 (720 reviews)
Family wedding weekend

"Check-in was wonderful. Hotel staff worked with me to get a room that was more accessible for me. Room was very clean and comfortable. I loved having the pool area available and spent some time soaking in the whirlpool."…"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

Super 8 by Wyndham Red Wing
Quality Inn & Suites Red Wing
Quality Inn & Suites Red Wing
2.5 out of 5
752 Withers Harbor Dr, Red Wing, MN
The price is $82 per night from Jan 17 to Jan 18

Situated in Red Wing, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Mayo Clinic Health System, Sheldon Theatre of Performing Arts, and Aliveo Military Museum. Red Wing ...

4/5Very Good! (381 reviews)

"Very helpful front desk person and owner. I would like to see a check box on pet friendly hotel reservations (online) that allows you to 'check' that you have a dog. There isn't much instruction on how or when to alert the hotel you have a pet."…"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2020

Quality Inn & Suites Red Wing
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Red Wing

Cozy Cabin in the Heart of Downtown Wabasha
Cozy Cabin in the Heart of Downtown Wabasha
Wabasha, MN

Located in the heart of Wabasha, this historic cabin is within 1 mi (2 km) of National Eagle Center and St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. Coffee Mill Ski Area ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (16 reviews)
Cozy cabin in a great location

"As advertised. The cozy cabin is a great place to stay in Wabasha. Walking distance to restaurants and attractions."…"

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

Cozy Cabin in the Heart of Downtown Wabasha
Rivers Edge Escape in Historic Wabasha
Rivers Edge Escape in Historic Wabasha
Wabasha, MN

Situated in Wabasha, this vacation home is within a 15-minute walk of National Eagle Center and St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. Coffee Mill Ski Area is 1.9 mi ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (13 reviews)
Very nice place to stay

"We had a great time here, the huge island was fantastic for all of us cooking and hanging out. The house was very clean and tastefully decorated. Check in was very easy and the owner responded back quickly with the few questions we had. Overall we would highly stay here again. Thanks for the ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2020

Rivers Edge Escape in Historic Wabasha
Willows on the River
Willows on the River
3.5 out of 5
100 Central Point Rd, Lake City, MN

Located in Lake City, this beachfront aparthotel is in a shopping district, 0.6 mi (1 km) from Mayo Clinic Health System, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Lake Pepin ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (95 reviews)
River of Dreams

"With the Covid thing going on. Had a little trouble with Check in otherwise the Resort was fabulous great accommodation's. Room was Great true Luxury great views of the river Sunset was amazing. Would highly recommend this facility i will be back"…"

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2020

Willows on the River
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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