About the Area: Winona is situated alongside the Mississippi River, with bluffs overlooking the mighty waterway. More than 100 miles of biking and hiking trails snake through the area, making it a great spot for anyone looking to embrace Minnesota’s natural beauty. Over the summer, two river cruise companies stop in Winona, so if you’re looking for a longer trip, you could hop on a Mississippi River cruise.

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