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Garvin Heights

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Beautiful view of Winona

Found by chance. Definitely a good find. Great panoramic view of Winona. Nice hiking trails... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lynn M
Beautiful View

A lovely drive up to the viewpoint, and then a fantastic view of the area. Only a little walking... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mary B
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A scenic overlook where visitors can see from Lake Pepin to Mount Trempealeau.
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Found by chance. Definitely a good find. Great panoramic view of Winona. Nice hiking trails. Peaceful and serene.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Lynn M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a short drive to Garvin Heights and a short walk to the overlook. I am sure it would be especially colorful in the fall. Don't miss the boat tour of the Mississippi - only $15 per adult. It was excellent. Also, there is...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank ecaep
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely drive up to the viewpoint, and then a fantastic view of the area. Only a little walking, great for all ages.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Mary B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The most amazing view of Winona and the river. We were there just after rains and the town was a piece of art with the vibrant greens.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Linda S
Reviewed May 7, 2019

From Garvin Heights, you have a panoramic view of the River City of Winona, Lake Winona, and the Mighty Mississippi Valley. From 600 ft above the "Island City" and all her wonders. Beautiful in all seasons, with many activities, Winona comes to life in the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jbschutz
Reviewed April 23, 2019

I take family and friends here whenever they visit and the weather allows. It is a gorgeous lookout over Winona

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank msteresapfo
Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

So beautiful! The only way to truly appreciate that winona is an island city! Great hike up to the top too!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 153briannaf
Reviewed March 25, 2019

You can get up here quickly, parking is good, the view is always spectacular. It helps you appreciate the "island city" and where "Island City Brewery" got its name!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GKY0ung
Reviewed February 19, 2019

If you travel to Winona, this is a must visit. There is a nice paved road that you drive on to the entrance of the trails and beautiful viewing areas. You won't believe how beautiful this view is! Overlooking Winona, twin lakes, and the Mississippi....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank AngieP1988
Reviewed January 19, 2019

It only took about 10 minutes to drive from the base to the top/overlook area of Garvin Heights. The signage to get to the top is not great, so make sure you pay attention while driving so you know where to turn. The overlook gave...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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