Winona is full of fun things to see and do! Winona State University and all of our housing is within walking distance or just a short drive away. From the beautiful bluffs to the Mississippi River and everywhere in between, this place really has it all. Check out what’s available in our neighborhood:
Check out the Winona Visitor’s Bureau website for all of the latest happenings and events in the Winona area. The Event Calendar will tell you all you need to know about local events, live music, theater shows, festivals, and much more!
The Visitor’s Bureau website can also show you hiking/biking trails in the area, plus give you information on fishing, birding, and countless other outdoor activities in this sportsman’s paradise. Click here to learn more!
Museums & Sightseeing
Minnesota Marine Art Museum: Home to major works by Picasso, Van Gogh, Monet, and many more. Right here in Winona!
Winona County History Center: Three museums available in the Winona area. “Step into Winona County’s Storied Past”
Polish Cultural Institute & Museum: Celebrate the rich Polish history of the Winona area.
Annual Festivals & Events
Great River Shakespeare Festival: Professional Shakespeare performances every summer in Winona.
Minnesota Beethoven Festival: Classical music festival held every summer in Winona, featuring nationally and internationally recognized artists.
Frozen River Film Festival: Documentaries and programming designed to engage and educate the local community each winter.
Midwest Music Fest: Multiple-genre live music festival held each spring.
Winona Steamboat Days: Winona’s summer community-wide celebration. Carnival, live entertainment, parade, fireworks, and more!
Local Coffee Shops