Winona, MN

Winona is a vibrant college town of about 28,000 in southeastern Minnesota. It’s one of the most beautiful places in the country, nestled between wooded bluffs and the stunning mighty Mississippi River. The city boasts a deceptive wealth of culture, arts, history, outdoor recreation and festivals. Winona is 2 hours from the Twin Cities, 45 minutes from Rochester, 25 minutes from La Crosse, 2.5 hours from Madison, 3.5 hours from Milwaukee and 4.5 hours from Chicago. Check out the links below for more information.

Winona has a continental climate and enjoys four distinct seasons. Fall is generally pleasant, light jacket weather. Winter is snowy, with temperatures ranging from 30 F down to below 0 F. Spring brings melting snow and new life to the woods and water. Summer is warm, sometimes hot, but inviting for outdoor activities.

Summer
June – August
Minnesotans enjoy: boating on lakes, swimming, hiking, outdoor sports
Average temp: 24C/75F
Clothing: Shorts, t-shirts, sandals, hiking shoes, swimsuit

Fall
September – October
Minnesotans enjoy: harvest, picking apples, seeing trees change color, hunting
Average temp: 13C/55F
Clothing: Warm jacket, boots, scarf

Winter
November – March
Minnesotans enjoy: ice fishing, skiing, skating, sledding, hockey, drinking hot chocolate
Average temp: -5C/23F
Clothing: Heavy coat, hat, scarf, mittens, snow boots, long underwear, thick socks, sweaters

Spring
April – May
Minnesotans enjoy: seeing snow melt and trees/flowers bloom, planting gardens
Average temp: 13C/55F
Clothing: Rain jacket/umbrella, rain boots

American

Black Horse Bar & Grill
Betty Jo Byoloski’s
Bub’s Brewing Co
Family Restaurant
Green Mill
Ground Round
Jefferson’s
Signature’s
The Boat House
Wellington’s Pub & Grill

Chinese & Thai

China King Buffet
Golden China
Great Hunan
Little Thailand
Winona Garden Chinese and Thai

Coffee

Acoustic Cafe
Blooming Grounds Coffee House
Blue Heron Coffeehouse
Mugby Junction
Starbucks

Fast Food

A&W
Culver’s
Dairy Queen
Erbert & Gerbert’s
Hardee’s
KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken)
McDonald’s
Pizza Hut
Taco Bell
Taco John’s
Subway

Mexican

Cha Chis
El Patron
Mango’s
Rubio’s
Taco Bell
Taco John’s

Pizza

Domino’s
Godfather’s Pizza
Pizza Hut
Rocco’s Pizza
Sammy’s Pizza
Timber’s
ZaZa’s Pub & Pizzeria

Sandwiches

Beno’s Cheese & Deli
Erbert’s & Gerbert’s
Subway

Days Inn Winona
420 Cottonwood Dr, Winona, MN 55987
507-454-6930
daysinn.com
1.2 miles from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

The Plaza Hotel & Suites
1025 U.S. 61, Winona, MN 55987
888-292-0303
plazawinona.com
5.2 miles from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Riverport Inn and Express Suites
900 Bruski Dr, Winona, MN 55987
507-452-0606
riverportinn.com
5.2 miles from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Super 8
1025 Sugar Loaf Rd, Winona, MN 55987
507-454-6066
super8.com
5.2 miles from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Sugar Loaf Motel
1066 Homer Rd, Winona, MN 55987
507-452-1491
5.3 miles from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
507-474-1700
ihg.com
1128 Homer Rd, Winona, MN 55987
5.4 miles from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Supermarkets
Walmart
Target
Shopko

Groceries
Hyvee
Midtown Foods
Walmart

Clothing
Fleet Farm (winter clothing)
JCPenny
Maurice’s
Shopko
Target
Walmart

Gifts
Heart’s Desire
Magnolias
Pendleton’s Boutique
Pieces of the Past
Pretty Things on Third
SSI Gift Shoppe

Thrift Shops
Grace Place
Inside the Vault
Peace Out Clothing Co
Restore
Restored Blessings
Salvation Army

Entertainment
Page Theatre, Saint Mary’s
Westgate Bowl
Winona 7 Cinema
Winona Bowl

Museums
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
Pickwick Mill Inc
Polish Cultural Institute
Watkins Museum & Store
Winona County Historical Society

Outdoors
LaCanne Beach in Goodview
Prairie Island Deer Park and Campground
Hike Sugarloaf
Lake Winona – fishing, biking, walking, disc golf, skating, snowshoeing, canoeing, kayaking, and more!
Levee Park
Saint Mary’s bluffs – hiking, cross-country skiing, ropes course, volleyball, disc golf
Westfield Golf Course

Near Winona
Castlerock Museum (Alma, WI)
National Eagle Center (Wabasha)
Skiing (Coffee Mill or Mount La Crosse)

Explore Winona

The Visit Winona website, Facebook and Twitter shares things to do, places to stay, food, dining and shopping.

Check out this list of local attractions compiled by Village House Inn.

Local Media:
Winona Daily News
Winona Post
Winona Radio

 

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