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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 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 minutes from Rochester, 25 minutes 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

Things to do in Winona
A sampling of great places to explore and enjoy recommended by our students

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

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


Express Suites Riverport Inn
900 Bruski Drive
Winona, MN 55987
Approximately 5 miles from campus
Days Inn
420 Cottonwood Drive
Winona, MN 55987
Approximately 1 mile from campus
The Plaza Hotel & Suites
1025 Highway 61 East
Winona, MN 55987
Approximately 5 miles from campus
Holiday Inn Express and Suites
1128 Homer Road
Winona, MN 55987
Approximately  5 miles from campus
Super 8
1025 Sugar Loaf Rd.
Winona, MN 55987
Approximately 5 miles from campus
 Village House Inn
72 College Rd.
Winona, MN 55987
Across Hwy. 14 from campus