Winona...a small city with a big heart, nestled between the bluffs and the mighty Mississippi River, Winona is surrounded by spectacular natural beauty, wrapped in history, and steeped in cultural legacy.
Founded by a steamboat captain in 1851, Winona's location on an island in the Mississippi made it a transportation hub and one of the nation's richest cities by 1900. This legacy remains in the form of historic buildings and vintage homes, and in an ongoing harmony with the river.
Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast, history buff, architectural admirer, wildlife watcher, antique shopper, arts supporter, and/or life-long learner, you'll love all that Winona has to offer. The friendly people of Winona invite you to come visit, explore, and enjoy our scenic beauty, history, cultural arts, attractions and festivals. You'll be glad you discovered Winona and will want to return time and time again.
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