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About winona

Winona, Minn.

A wonderful place to live and learn

Winona is a vibrant college town of about 28,000 in southeastern Minnesota. It's one of the most beautiful places in the country, nestled between 500-foot wooded bluffs and the stunning mighty Mississippi River. The city boasts a deceptive wealth of culture, arts, history, outdoor recreation and festivals. Winona is 2 hours from the Twin Cities, 45 min. from Rochester, 25 min. from La Crosse, 2.5 hours from Madison, 3.5 hours from Milwaukee and 4.5 hours from Chicago. Check out the links below for more information.


Exploring Winona

Visit Winona website (Facebook & Twitter )
Things to do, places to stay, food, dining, shopping

Local attractions
List compiled by Village House Inn

Chamber of Commerce  |  City of Winona
 

Local Media

Winona Daily News  |  Winona Post  |  Winona Radio


Articles of Interest

Why everybody loves Winona
A local travel blog

A day in the life of Winona
Minnesota Public Radio

Top 10 places for fall color
As ranked by WCCO.com

In tune with Winona
StarTribune story about the city's summer activities

Winona offers a quality of life rare in other cities its size
Winona Daily News editorial about cultural activities - June 13, 2007

Afloat in Winona: Beneath the surface, a Minnesota river town moves fast
Midwest Weekends story about Winona
 

Coming to Campus

Directions to Campus  |  Campus Map - PDF

Lodging

AmericInn of Winona
60 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN 55987
(877) 946-6622
Approx. 3 miles from SMU
Days Inn
420 Cottonwood Drive
Winona, MN 55987
(800) DAY-SINN (329-7466)
Approx. 1 mile from SMU
   
Express Suites Riverport Inn
900 Bruski Drive
Winona, MN 55987
(800) 595-0606
Approx. 5 miles from SMU
Holiday Inn Express and Suites
1128 Homer Road
Winona, MN 55987
(507) 474-1700
Approx. 5 miles from SMU
   

The Plaza Hotel & Suites
1025 Highway 61 East
Winona, MN 55987
(507) 453-0303
Approx. 5 miles from SMU

Village House Inn
72 College Rd.
Wiinona, MN 55987
(888) 450-4322
Across Hwy. 14 from SMU

   
Nichols Inn
1025 Sugar Loaf Rd.
Winona, MN 55987
(507) 452-6066
Approx. 5 miles from SMU