Come on. You didn’t really think you could fly on the backs of flamingos or swim with alligators, did you? That would be crazy.

However, heading to Winona for a little fun – not crazy. Even if there are no alligators (or flamingos, for that matter), we wrote the book on ways to entertain ourselves and you’re invited to come play with us.

You can hike, bike, climb and paddle here to your heart’s content – alligator-free even – because we are situated in pure paradise. Towering bluffs and a Mighty blue Mississippi River cradle us in the Southeastern corner of Minnesota where eagles fly overhead and thousands of acres of public land are available for the playing.

Foodies love us for our more than 40 unique eateries serving up everything from perfect Sicilian dishes to classic American fare with a gourmet twist. And music and arts lovers flock here for festivals and events that are shockingly cool for a small river city. Plus, we’re kind of fun to be around.

Take a look at our event calendar and see for yourself, then start planning your weekend adventure to Winona. You’re going to love it.