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Address: Winona, MN
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Viewing foliage, Driving
Description: A scenic overlook where visitors can see from Lake Pepin to Mount...
A scenic overlook where visitors can see from Lake Pepin to Mount Trempealeau.
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Fabulous view

Do not go to Winona without stopping here! Great vista view and lovely hiking opportunities. Went first when my daughter lived there and went back over and over. Depending on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Rhonda W
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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, USA
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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, USA
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67 reviews 67 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Do not go to Winona without stopping here! Great vista view and lovely hiking opportunities. Went first when my daughter lived there and went back over and over. Depending on the time of day, the season and the weather, you can get some fabulous photo ops.

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Winona, Minnesota
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Taking the stairs to the lookout is a great hike or quick workout. I live in Winona, so I use the stairs to the lookout as a great outdoor workout. You can take your time and enjoy the scenery or run them to get a good leg workout. It's a beautiful trail spring-fall. Definitely worth the time.

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Winona, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Other reviews kind of say it all. I always send or take new visitors to the overlook. The Mississippi river flows west to east here and seeing it from above helps orient people. The hike is wonderful and it's also a challenging bike ride to the top via the road. Of course you can drive up and park near the... More 

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Sturtevant
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I visited Winona, MN in October 2014. One of the attractions I wanted to got was Garvin Heights due to the photos. I saw. I was not disappointed. It's easy to get to from US HWY 61 when entering the city of Winona. Take a left at Huff Street then a left on W lake Blvd. to Garvin Heights Road.... More 

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Winona, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The view from here is great and it's a fabulous hike. You can park at the top and just enjoy the view, or you can hike down to the base if you like. The view is expansive, overlooking the charming town of Winona and down the Mississippi, often you'll see large birds. There are a couple of little side trails... More 

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Brainerd, Minnesota, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We were in Winona for a sibling get-together and took the drive up to Garvin Heights. It was a cool, bright and clear autumn day. So enjoyed the view overlooking Winona and looking up and down "Ol' Man River"!

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Wilkeson, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

Having never visited the area or the Mississippi River, family took us up to this park to take in the view. It was breathtaking and beautiful! You have an unobstructed view of the Winona, Minnesota City, and Goodview area plus the Mississippi heading through it. Loved it!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

An easy trip up from Hwy 61 to view 30 miles on a clear day. The Fall colors were beautiful today. For those who are concerned about a long walk, not an issue. The winding drive up is easy and puts you a short distance from the viewing point. Good information is posted there. You will NOT be sorry that... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Nice view of Winona. Lots of people coming and going but spectacular at sunset! You could see such a long way!

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Staples, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

and an easy walk after driving up a winding road. Well marked and easy to find. Gives a great overview of all of Winona, the river, lake and surrounding area.

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