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Address: Winona, MN
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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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Wonderful View

My daughter, dog and I drove up to this wonderful view of the Mississippi. Great picture taking! A super place to take in the grandeur of Minnesota's River Bluff country!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Chaska, Minnesota
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Chaska, Minnesota
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My daughter, dog and I drove up to this wonderful view of the Mississippi. Great picture taking! A super place to take in the grandeur of Minnesota's River Bluff country!

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Jackie77
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can literally see for miles from the top of this bluff. It's an amazing view and photo opportunity.

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Rehovot, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't plan to go up Garvin Heights, we just saw a sign and followed it spontaneously. The view we discovered was amazing, with a bonus - a thunderstorm was coming so we had 1st row seats on the lighting coming from the northwest. This was fun (until the rain started)

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Thank Benkitato
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just a quick trip off of Hwy 61 and Huff. You can do this stop in 15 minutes or spend time soaking in the best views of Winona!

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Long Prairie, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We drove up to he top of the hill. Fun drive up. Short walk to observation deck. You can see for a very long way. I wish they wouldnt require a person to use at least 100 characters when posting a review.

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Thank cindyMidMN
Winona, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

The drive up to Garvin Heights is clearly marked from US 61, and is well worth the stop. The view East, West, and North is breathtaking. Looking down at Winona, MN shows the large park at the highway edge, and the lakes within. These lakes connect with the Mississippi River, so Winona is an island of sorts. There is a... More 

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Hastings, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

My granddaughter and I stayed at a cottage near Garvi Heights Park. We accidentally came across the scenic overview. It was one of the highlights of our trip. Also, it has lots of trails for hiking, etc. for anyone who can accomplish that--I'm a bit beyond that.

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Thank Mary K
Cape Coral
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

We grew up in Minnesota so were totally blown away by the hills and bluffs in Winona. We had no idea how beautiful an area this was..........

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Cashel Township, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

Definitely worth the short drive up the bluff. Long range views of lakes and the Mississippi River. Lush green vistas for the eyes to enjoy. Easy short walk from the parking lot. Trails offer more challenging hike.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

Great bird-eyes view of Winona. Well worth the trip up the hill. Puts things in great perspective and highly recommended.

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