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Red Wing, MN.
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Like many other small towns on the frontier, Red Wing rode the waves of prosperity. Unlike some of the others, however, it had the elasticity to bounce back after the crashes. In part, this was due to its charmed location. Set on bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River and an hour south of Minneapolis/St. Paul, this former wheat shipping port attracts outdoorsy types and architecture buffs alike.

Its downtown is filled with restored buildings, including the ornate Sheldon Performing Arts Theatre where you can catch plays and country bands. Rooms in the Italianate 130 year old restored St. James Hotel contain handmade quilts and are named after old river boats that once traveled the mighty Mississippi.

Spring, summer and fall, hundreds of baskets overflowing with flowers hang from lamp posts and the river comes alive with barges and excursion boats. In the winter with a dusting of snow, Red Wing looks like a painting from Currier and Ives. And there's plenty to do no matter what the season.
In spring and summer, enjoy a picnic in one of our landscaped parks or dine in one of the fine restaurants that Red Wing is noted for. Hike, bike, golf, ride on a river boat, or attend a concert in the park.
In the autumn, the leaves turn vibrant colors and apples ripen on the trees making fall a perfect time for a ride in the country or around Lake Pepin.
In the winter, both downhill and cross country skiing are popular in this area blessed by hills. Skating can be enjoyed indoors at the Bergwall Arena and outdoors on many neighborhood skating rinks. For those who prefer to stay inside, Red Wing offers casino gaming, shopping, and live performances at the Sheldon Theatre and Treasure Island.
Whatever the season, there are places to go and things to do in and around Red Wing. When traveling in Southeastern Minnesota or Northwestern Wisconsin, begin your journey through the Mississippi River Valley in Red Wing, the Gateway City.
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