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Best Winter Activities While Staying in Red Wing

Don’t let the winter cold stop you from exploring the historic Red Wing area. There are still a lot of activities to do that can be a blast while you are visiting Red Wing in the winter. Whether it is inside or outside you can still enjoy the wonders of our historic town!

Welch Village Skiing

Located in Welch, this downhill ski resort is very popular and will provide you with the perfect snow to get your skiing or snowboarding in. Welch Village has 140 acres of slopes for you to ski!


Put away your hiking boots and trade them in for a nice pair of snowshoes. You can enjoy the same parks and hiking trails as you did in the summertime. Try out Frontenac State Park, Memorial Park, Baypoint Park or Colvill Park for some beautiful nature views!

Ice Castles in WI

You can drive right across the bridge into Maiden Rock, WI to see some cool ice sculptures. Nelson’s on Rush River offers dozens of ice sculptures that form up from an artesian well. They are like frozen fountains rising up like an icicle. Definitely a winter must see!


If you are trying to escape the cold and need an indoor activity, enjoy some of our history! You can choose from The Marine Museum, the Pottery Museum, The Aliveo Military Mueseum or The Goodhue Country Historical Society! We have a lot of choices for you and a lot of places to take you back in time!

Big Turn Music Festival

If you are coming into town in February, be on the lookout for this music festival. This two day city wide event builds community through music in downtown Red Wing, MN. Come enjoy some of the top musicians from around the region!

Attend a show at The Sheldon Theatre

Red Wing is know for the historic Sheldon Theatre. Built in 1908, it is one of the few left from it’s era to still be in use for live performances. This theatre in the downtown is stunning! Find a show while you are in town and visit. Definitely a must see while in town!

Ice Fishing on the Mississippi

 Red Wing is right on The Mississippi River and Lake Pepin. Bring your poles and enjoy some time ice fishing! Nothing is better than a little outdoor time in the Winter.

Try Our Local Brews

There is nothing better than trying some local beer. Visit Red Wing Brewery and try all of their brews and AMAZING pizza! You will not be disappointed.

Go Bowling

Throw in a little fun and hit the lanes! Go to The Bierstube or Treasure Island to enjoy some bowling!

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