Minnesota’s Bluff Country
MN Bluff Country
Quaint river towns, bed and breakfasts, apple orchards and scenic drives make Minnesota’s bluff country a destination. Tour a cave, visit the only county in Minnesota without a lake (which means fewer mosquitos!), sail Lake Pepin or watch Shakespeare in the park.
Covered wooden bridges served a practical purpose when they came into popularity in the 19th century, but today visitors are drawn to their romantic charm. The Zumbrota Covered Bridge is MN’s last authentic covered bridge and a symbol of the state’s early history.
Southeast Minnesota is known for its dramatic landscapes, but it’s also known for a distinctive feature below the surface: caves. Near the Minnesota-Iowa border are two places where, for decades, visitors have seen Minnesota from the inside: Mystery Cave and Niagara Cave.
A weekend in Red Wing, MN is a step back in time, from streets lined with brick buildings to the rhythmic chug of the trains. Book a night at the St. James Hotel, plan a romantic weekend or an active getaway in the river town for shopping and dining, golf, hiking or relaxing spas.
Red Wing, MN’s Falconer Vineyards and Winery is one of Minnesota’s top cold hardy grape vineyards, including winning awards for its Frontenac Port. A new bistro adds wood fired pizza to the menu during the warmer months, with wine tastings available year round.
The story of Red Wing, MN is shaped by clay and by hand, in the town that was once the world’s largest stoneware producer. Today, Red Wing shops continue to offer unique handmade pottery reminiscent of their classic designs.
Red Wing’s distinctive pottery is an international collector’s item. Head to Red Wing, MN to buy Red Wing Stoneware and Red Wing Pottery straight from the source or find valuable historic pieces throughout town at the various antique dealers or learn more at the historic center.
For more than 100 years, Red Wing has been home to one of the world’s top work boot companies, Red Wing Shoes. Don’t be fooled though, they now make more than boots – find your favorite pair. While in town, visit the large store, outlet and museum, featuring the World’s Largest Boot.
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