WorldAtlas Shouts Out Winona In 9 Most Beautiful Historic Towns In Minnesota

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WorldAtlas highlighted Winona in a recent article about Minnesota, among the oldest states in the US, boasting a rich history evident in its towns and villages. Preserving its glorious past, the state is adorned with monuments, museums, forts, and 19th-century architecture. These towns, characterized by a tranquil ambiance and smaller populations, warmly welcome visitors. For instance, Morton, with just over 400 residents, is steeped in Civil War history, offering numerous landmarks and museums to explore. Such historic towns are scattered across Minnesota, making it an ideal destination for those seeking a glimpse into the past.

“Winona is renowned for the Sugar Loaf landmark, which is a bluff on the Mississippi River, but it also has a fascinating history with lots of attractions to show for it,” and visitors can explore the Basilica of Saint Stanislaus Kosta, a Romanesque-style church established in 1895 reflecting the town’s religious roots. Additionally, the 150-year-old Kashubian Cultural Institute and Polish Museum offer insights into Winona’s Polish and Kashubian heritage. To fully experience the historical architecture, one should head to the Commercial Historic District, featuring six blocks and 65 contributing properties dating back to the 19th century.

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