Red Wing Travel Guide

  • Things to Do
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  • Entry into this quaint town
    Entry into this quaint town
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  • A trail that led to heaven!
    A trail that led to heaven!
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Red Wing Things to Do

  • Barn Bluffs

    The trails in this place are truly amazing for the scenery surrounding you as you walk 400 feet above ground level. We recommend the North trail which overlooks the Mississippi river and also gets you upclose with the eagles, hawks and vultures- all hovering by you in search of food in the river. We also spotted a set of cranes that seemed to be...

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  • Spot the bald eagles

    As you trek on the Barn Bluffs be sure to look overhead for the great Bald Eagles that are perennial residents in this part of the city! We caught some beautiful pics of this majestic creatures as they peacefully glided overhead. We were 400 ft up in the air and they seemed to be another 400 feet above us, but there was something totally serene and...

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  • Free Wireless with your Java!

    Cute coffeehouse/gift shop/book store in the town centre - a real community place. Bring your laptop and plug in!

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  • Theme restaurants shouldn't be this...

    In a terrific, newly restored building in downtown Red Wing. The theme is nautical (the "Oar" in Oar d'oeuvre) but it's hip, not scary. On the night we went, they played Sinatra and I had a great blue martini. The menu is half appetizers--you can order a few and make the meal. But there were some great sounding entree specials as well. We had a...

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Red Wing Transportation

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    by bluecamper Written Nov 17, 2004

    We drove across the river into Wisconsin because I wanted to see Laura Ingalls Wilder's house from Little House in the Big Woods. It was only a replica but the drive was gorgeous. That part of Wisconsin and Minnesota surrounding Lake Pepin is so beautiful. Small farms and towns with populations of less than 100.

    And the house was a thrill. I grew up with those books. Sigh.

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Red Wing Shopping

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    by yooperprof Written Jun 13, 2007

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    Maybe you'd like to buy some real Red Wings while you're in Red Wing? If so, a good place to do so would be in their outlet in the Riverfront Centre Mall, which itself is owned by the shoe company. It's in a renovated string of historic buildings on Main Street, in the central business district.

    made by talented Minnesota workers!

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Red Wing Local Customs

  • 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!

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  • Minnesotans favorite subject...

    Minnesotans favorite subject is the weather...Everybody talks about the weather....If you feel like talking to anybody, mention the cold or the wind and we will most definitely have an opinion=)

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Red Wing Off The Beaten Path

  • I guess this would be the beaten...

    Barn Bluff is a real Minnesota mountain. If you actually live among mountains--it's not. But if you actually live in the midwest, it's the closest thing we've got.The bluff was preserved by the town of Red Wing in 1910 or so and is an official park. It overlooks the mighty Mississippi River from two directions at a particularily beautiful and...

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  • look for Minnesota wildflowers

    walk streets being developed in The Richard J Dorer Memorial Hardwood State Forest. Explore natural sand/clay and rock remnants of the Iron Hill Member of the Cretaceous Period Windrow Formation. Learn distinctions about dolostone, dolomite, and limestone as you collect local bluff specimen material. Collect and preserve wildflower specimens.

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  • Read a Book

    I came across this unique little sculpture the other day. It is located right across the street from the St. James Hotel. Not sure what prompted this tribute to the written word, but I like it a lot.

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Red Wing Favorites

  • A.B. Hawley House (Moondance Inn)

    The Hawley House dates from 1874 and features a dramatic and pleasant front porch that extends the entire width of the house. (Hawley was a prominent local physician; maybe he liked his patients to get plenty of air.)Presently the Hawley House is home to the Moondance Inn, a nice bed and breakfast.http://www.moondanceinn.com/

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  • John Rich House

    The John Rich House was built in 1905. Rich was a mayor of Red Wing who also served as head of the Red Wing Civic League and was instrumental in moving along the development of the Civic Mall. His fondness for classical design is evident here, in this house which vaguely reminds me of the White House in Washington.

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  • 1010 Fourth Street

    Beautiful "stick" style Queen Anne on Red Wing's model of historic home preservation, Fourth Street.

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