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  • Dave W
    Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States27 contributions
    Kudos to the volunteers and City employees & electeds who have honored the Native American heritage. The trails marked as more difficult justify bringing along your Keens or favorite hiking shoes.
    Written September 23, 2022
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  • buttereyes
    Red Wing, MN111 contributions
    Crowning the towering Sorin’s Bluff in Red Wing, Memorial park overlooks the city and provides breathtaking panoramic views of the Mississippi River and the surrounding bluff country. Treat yourself to a blufftop sunrise or sunset!!

    Memorial Park is must-see attraction for tourists in Red Wing and provides 268 acres of outdoor recreation. The park can be reached either by stairs or a quick drive up a narrow, serpentine road. Look for the WW2 M8 75 mm pack Howitzer at the entrance!

    UPPER QUARRY-Take a right just before you reach the top of the bluff to access the UQ. Here you will find stone picnic tables, a picnic shelter, and hiking trails.

    TOP OF THE BLUFF—You can park directly adjacent to the main overlook, so it’s not a taxing experience for those with limited mobility, seniors, or small kids in their party. The looping road encircles a disc golf course, picnic tables, and an old water tower that looks like a castle. There is a cave below the main overlook, but exercise caution in the descent.

    LOWER QUARRY - At the end of the loop take a right to the Lower Quarry. Explore the endless hiking, biking, snowshoe and ski trails, along with old limestone quarries, cliffs and ravines.

    Whether you’re looking for a quick view of the city or a hike around the bluff, Memorial will cover all your parks and rec needs. Just remember, “When life gives you lemons, you sell some of your grandma's jewelry, and go clubbing."(Parks and Rec) Or if grandma stiffed you, then visit the bluff instead—it’s free!
    Written November 8, 2022
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  • N8 H
    Iowa13 contributions
    Very quaint store with a lot of variety! It was interesting to be able to see the history of the shoes and take a look at the largest shoe in the world!
    Written September 1, 2021
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  • buttereyes
    Red Wing, MN111 contributions
    …but you’ll find the best performances at the TB Sheldon. Set your phones to silent, grab some popcorn, and peek with me behind the red velvet curtains of this historic theater.

    Affectionately known by locals as “The Jewel Box” of Red Wing, the Sheldon’s impressively ornate interior would upstage that of many other theaters. The lobby makes a dramatic entrance, and the auditorium steals the show with gorgeous murals, and gold and ivory plaster sculptures adorning the walls.

    The Sheldon’s history is as dramatic as its decor, the building having survived two fires and an explosion that blew off the roof. Opening its doors in 1904, it hosted Vaudeville shows travelling through from Chicago to Minneapolis in its early years, and later converted to a movie house. Now it showcases live performances and lectures, as well as playing classic movies like Gone with the Wind.

    I fondly remember performing here in my teens, electricity in the air as we waited for our cue, hoping not to break a leg en pointe. Most recently I watched the amazing musical Glensheen here, and it brought down the house! A Sheldon experience is always magical for the audience and the performers alike.

    This theater is a destination unto itself, and is certainly a tough act to follow. I give it 5 rounds of applause!
    Written November 8, 2022
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  • Derek S
    Roslyn, NY794 contributions
    The park is a great place along the river to watch the eagles. We were able to see them hunting in the river.
    Written January 18, 2022
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  • 196LindaC
    Mukwonago, WI624 contributions
    I wasn't sure that we would enjoy this but we did!! The history behind the pottery is very interesting and for those that are a bit older, it's fun seeing items that are reminiscent of our childhood. The gentleman staffing the museum was very chatty, filling us in on some more of the history .
    Written October 17, 2022
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  • Joe K
    Chicago, IL26 contributions
    Just off of the center of town, this little park is on a qyuiet bend of the Mississippi River. Easy place to drive in and visit. Provides a lovely view of both the town and the river.
    Written November 14, 2022
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  • Verstedt
    10 contributions
    Mem. Park is bar none the most magical Exp. you can have. Barns? No competition. Caves, Trails,Magic
    Written October 26, 2021
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  • Edward W
    Lincoln, NE32 contributions
    The main display was mosaics, but there is a wonderful variety of paintings, photos as well as other pieces.
    Written October 16, 2020
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  • Jon E
    Bloomington, MN103 contributions
    A very well organized and educational museum. Much larger than I expected . A place you should go in Red Wing.
    Written November 4, 2018
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  • Dave W
    Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States27 contributions
    We simply walked the grounds as there was not an event that day. Definitely worth driving by even if you don't have time to walk.
    Written September 23, 2022
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  • Richard Johnson
    2 contributions
    Stopped in this weekend after stopping at The Barrel House. Lots of cool stuff to see. I must for history buffs
    Written August 16, 2020
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  • rrmMinnesota
    Red Wing, MN79 contributions
    This summer of 2021, the City started updates to the fountain. Can’t wait to see what changes they make.
    Written August 22, 2021
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  • Lisa B
    Red Wing, MN209 contributions
    Something for all ages! A nice sized zero depth pool. It has one inner tube slide and one body slide. Many lifeguards to help keep watch! There is a nice in-water play area for kids under 48 inches (including a small slide).
    The downsides, chairs and loungers are limited as are the oversized shade umbrellas also, their "twilight pass" is still $4.00 no matter what time you get there after 4pm, they close at 7pm.
    Written July 5, 2016
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  • David Miller
    Beaumont, CA5,472 contributions
    The Red Wing Marine Museum is in one of the city’s historical venues along the river and depicts one of the oldest manufacturing industries-the boat and motor business. The museum displays restored Red Wing Thorobred marine engines, outboard motors and a display of fishing tackle, photographs, documents and other river-related items. This Museum sits very near the site of the original factory where Red Wing-made boats and motors were made and launched. More than 30 fully restored Thorobred's are on permanent display along with photos and other items.
    Written August 24, 2018
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