There are many fun things to do in Winona, Minnesota. The Trester Trolley is a wonderful and relaxing way to take in the rich history and natural beauty of this interesting city.
Polish Museum of Winona
Connect with Winona's (and maybe your own!) Polish heritage at the Polish Museum. They have several exhibits and sponsor festivals--like the Smaczne Jablka or "Happy Apple Festival" and holiday celebrations of Polish culture throughout the year.
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
You might expect a small Midwestern town like Winona to have little in the way of fine art, but don't underestimate the Minnesota Marine Art Museum. They have some of the best collections of Impressionist and Modern art in the U.S. as well as masterpieces by American painters of the Hudson River School.
Mugby Junction Coffee Roasters
If you want a change of scene, but don't want to stray too far from campus, check out Mugby Junction. Right on the corner of Huff and King streets, Mugby is a great place to get a quick cup of coffee before class or settle in for a study session with friends.
Winona Park and Rec, Winona Park Rec, Winona Parks and Rec
Like canoeing and kayaking? Want to try snowshoeing or ice skating? Get a year-long membership for only $5 and enjoy the many summer and winter activities Lake Lodge has to offer!
Winona Public Library, Winona MN Public Library, Library Hours
Looking for that new best-selling novel that everyone is talking about or some movies for a marathon night? Try the Winona Public Library, where you can check out books, movies, music and magazines for free!
Lake Park | Visit Winona
The Winona Lakes are popular destinations for year-round outdoor activities. In the warmer months, take advantage of the paved biking and running paths and disc golf courses. In the winter, head out onto the frozen surface for a little ice-skating or ice-fishing.
Sugar Loaf Bluff | Visit Winona
Now if you want a panoramic view of Winona and a bit of an adventure, try climbing up Sugar Loaf Bluff! While you don't need any special equipment to get to the base of Sugar Loaf, you can safely make it to all the way to the top of the rocky outcrop during rock-climbing events sponsored by WSU's Outdoor Education & Recreation Center.
Acoustic Cafe, Sandwich Shop, Coffee Shop - Eau Claire WI
Get serenaded while you study! In addition to great coffee, delicious hoagies and free wi-fi, Acoustic Cafe has live music every Friday and Saturday night.
Blue Heron Coffeehouse
Blue Heron Coffeehouse is another spot to grab a cup of coffee and artisan sandwhiches. On Thursday nights, they offer a special dinner menu made with local and organic ingredients. While you're there, check out the Bookshelf, an indepedent bookstore, for a new novel or non-fiction book to read while you sip your coffee.