We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Lovely lobby

Beautiful bank lobby. And a lady working there came over and greeted us and gave us more... read more

Reviewed October 26, 2018
Madison, Wi
Bank Historical Site in Winona

The Bank's downtown office includes the original 1912 structure, which is on the National Register... read more

Reviewed July 17, 2018
John K
Moline, Illinois
Read all 24 reviews
All photos (5)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good20%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“stained glass”(6 reviews)
“river valley”(2 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
102 E 3rd St, Winona, MN 55987-3416
+1 507-457-1100
Improve This Listing
Reviews (24)
Filter reviews
24 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews prairie school stained glass river valley murals downtown
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 24 reviews
Reviewed October 26, 2018

Beautiful bank lobby. And a lady working there came over and greeted us and gave us more information. Midwestern hospitality. Coincidentally, my husband learned about this building last week in a course on Prairie architecture.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lovethebayarea
Reviewed July 17, 2018

The Bank's downtown office includes the original 1912 structure, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. The beautiful main lobby features two huge walls of opalescent glass, a stained glass skylight illuminated by artificial lighting and an original mural of the West Burns...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank John K
Reviewed June 22, 2018

I and my family have been associated with Merchants Bank since my youth (approx age 8) and by my father before that.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank mherzberg
Reviewed July 19, 2017

Banks aren't normally on my list of places to see when I'm traveling, but the Merchant's Bank in downtown Winona is an exception. It's a wonderful example of Prairie School architecture. I grew up in Winona, and this is where my mother banked, so I...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Judith H
Reviewed November 10, 2016

Brings to mind The Fountainhead. I had no idea this was in the center of Winona. Must see it in person to get the full effect of the light on the colors of the building.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Alex3981
Reviewed August 10, 2016

Enjoyed learning a bit more about the history of the Merchants bank from a manager who spontaneously showed up to give us a tour. Who would have thought a bank could be this interesting?

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Barbara H
Reviewed June 30, 2016

For tourists, it might be worth walking in to the lobby of this bank for 10-15 minutes to view the Tiffany-style stained glass windows.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank tgrier
Reviewed June 30, 2016

This is true gem. Outside, textbook. Inside, the windows are truly spectacular. The remodeling and additions are spot on.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank LittleManitou
Reviewed June 5, 2015

Merchant's Bank in downtown Winona was designed by a Minneapolis firm in 1911-1912 and it shows off its beautiful Prairie School influences both inside and out. Even if you don't bank here, take a walk inside to view exquisite stained glass, marble and a wonderful,...More

Date of experience: June 2015
3  Thank MNDoodles
Reviewed March 29, 2015

See Arlene for a mortgage, she will make it happen. New town, new job, no problem. Arlene and the rest of the staff has been wonderful.

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank 33CB
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 7 nearby hotels
Express Suites Riverport- Conference and Event Center
138 reviews
1.61 miles away
Super 8 by Wyndham Winona MN
366 reviews
1.72 miles away
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Winona
229 reviews
1.90 miles away
The Plaza Hotel & Suites
188 reviews
1.91 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 95 nearby restaurants
Blue Heron Coffee House
157 reviews
.26 miles away
Acoustic Cafe
189 reviews
.04 miles away
Bub's Brewing Company
144 reviews
.14 miles away
Blooming Grounds Coffee House
66 reviews
.08 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 47 nearby attractions
Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka
55 reviews
.74 miles away
Watkins Museum and Store
89 reviews
.38 miles away
Winona County Historical Society
52 reviews
.23 miles away
Polish Museum
35 reviews
.34 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Merchants Bank staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines