DescriptionFounded in 1851 by steamboat captain Orin Smith, Winona profited early on from the lumber industry, and by 1900 claimed to have more millionaires per capita than any other place in the country. One surviving legacy of this era is the number of architecturally significant historic buildings and grand old homes.
Winona is within the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, an area of 200,000 acres extending for about 300 miles along the Mississippi River from Rock Island, Ill., to Wabasha; for information phone (507) 454-7351.
Visitor InfoVisit Winona 160 Johnson St. WINONA, MN 55987. Phone:(507)452-0735 or (800)657-4972
Self-guiding toursBrochures describing a walking tour of the historic district are available at the Visit Winona office or the Visit Winona Visitors Center, 924 Huff St. The visitors center is open Mon.-Sat. 9-5, Sun. 11-4, Apr.-Oct.; Fri.-Sat. 11-4, Nov. 1 to mid-Dec.
Things to SeeGarvin Heights Park