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Address: Winona, MN
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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Beautiful day, beautiful view

This is a "must do" whenever we visit Winona. The day was a beautiful spring day. We could see that the river was pretty high.

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a "must do" whenever we visit Winona. The day was a beautiful spring day. We could see that the river was pretty high.

Thank Mary Lou I
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have a student at WSU and have visited twice, great views and fun hiking trails. Easy to access parking and trails are pretty navigable.

Thank Julie L
Rice Lake, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

Short walk to lookout from parking. Panoramic view of river, Wisconsin and the city of Winona, MN. Well worth the drive.

Thank Wanda J
Winona, Minnesota
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35 reviews
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Reviewed March 1, 2017

I am a life long resident of Winona and this is one of the key places I visit. It is a wonderful view of the Mississippi River valley and the bluffs around Winona. It is also the main site I visit when I have a major life decision to make.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
Reviewed February 27, 2017 via mobile

There is s beautiful view of Winona any time of year. We drive to the top almost every visit. Worth the trip.

Thank Z2240MSkarend
Maple Grove, United States
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48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2017

The quick drive up to Garvin allows for a panoramic view of the Mississippi, the City of Winona and neighboring Wisconsin. For some exercise, hike down to the frontage road and then back up.

Thank 123LeAMP
Minneapolis, MN
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53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2017

The bluff overlooking the huge Mississippi river valley is breathtaking in most any weather! You are looking at over 400 years of exploration country as you gaze over 50 miles of river.

Thank MinnesotaSailor58
Roseville, Minnesota
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed January 14, 2017

Find someone to tell you how to drive up here... a winding road up into the bluffs on the west side of town... worth the drive. Leave car in the small parking area, then walk up to the edge for a really beautiful view of Winona from above. Can really interpret it's development as a river town. Can see far... More 

Thank 1111Mike1111
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Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

The most scenic view I have ever had the pleasure of experiencing. We hiked up the original path up the hill. A bit difficult of a hike due to the paths age. There is a nice road with a wheelchair/stroller path if you would drive up the bluff instead of hike. I will not hike again until the city updates... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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Reviewed November 28, 2016

The view is worth the drive up for the view any time of year. Suggest going early morning to see the sunrise. Great place.

Thank Jeffrey A

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