Best Western Riverport Inn
900 Bruski Dr, Winona, MN 55987
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Winona County Courthouse, Winona, MN 2006
What are the people in Winona like? Friendly?
No, they are the meanest people you can possibly imagine.
they are great, friendly and dedicated to thier families and jobs. its a real all american small city or town. it has quite a bit of ethnic diversity if you so choose. it is like many cities around the nation or world. each has its pluses and minuses. you get outta the city what you put into it. if your friendly they will be friendly and then if your not friendly they still may be friendly. winonas love to have fun and enjoy life and they all seem to enjoy the outdoors.
Travel Tips for Winona
If theres a fair going on...
If theres a fair going on while you're here, make sure to go, Minnesotans love food on a stick! There's corn on a stick, corn dogs, pork chops on a stick, ribs on a stick, cotton candy on a stick...no if they could only put Tom Thumb donuts on a stick...Tom Thumb donuts are the BEST!!! Have some!
...don't forget the beer garden!
Supposed HauintingSaint Mary's...
Saint Mary's College: Heffron HallTwo priests were once feuding over who would be the head of the local church, and one of the men ended up being killed by the other in one of the halls on campus. There have been many reports from students that moaning is heard in this hall from the deceased priest, and one side of the hall is cold while the other is hot, when there is no heating and air conditioning in the building. Another report came from a girl who claimed that while brushing her teeth, blood came out of the faucet in place of water. Yet one more story tells of footsteps being heard leading to the bathroom, and when the chaser caught up with the footsteps in the bathroom, he was shocked to see blood appear in the toilet.
Winona is a nice city, that I have been to a few times.
It is a town of about 30,000 and is not far from La Crosse, WI, and Rochester.
Although it is a small town, it still has a lot of character. It is partnered with La Crosse to restore most of the historic buildings in Winona. The Mississippi River runs adjacent to the town, and is a primary reason why the town was created.
It is a college town with a bulk of the population being college students. It has Winona State University which has around 8,500 students, Saint Mary's University which has about 5,000 students and Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical which has about 2,000 students.
I actually go to Winona State University starting in August of 2010, so I know the town a bit.
Your Know You're From Minnesota If...
You've never met any celebrities.
"Vacation" means going to Valleyfair.
You've seen all the biggest bands ten years after they were popular.
You measure distance in minutes.
You know several people who have hit a deer.
Your school classes were canceled because of cold.
Your school classes were canceled because of heat.
You've ever had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day.
You think ethanol makes your truck "run a lot better."
You know what's knee-high by the Fourth of July.
Stores don't have bags; they have sacks.
You see a car running in the parking lot at the store with no one in it no matter what time of the year.
You end your sentences with an unnecessary preposition. Example: "Where's my coat at?" or "If you go to town I wanna go with."
You carry jumper cables in your car.
You know what "cow tipping" and "snipe hunting" is.
You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.
The local paper covers national and international headlines on one page but requires 6 pages for sports.
You think that deer season is a national holiday.
You know which leaves make good toilet paper.
You find -20 degrees F "a little chilly".
You know all 4 seasons: Almost Winter, Winter, Still Winter, and Construction.
You know if another Minnesotan is from southern, middle or northern Minnesota as soon as they open their mouth.
You actually get these jokes
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