City of Red Wing

Visiting Red Wing

City of Red WingCome for a visit, stay for a life time!

Recently, Red Wing was ranked the 23rd most historic place to visit in the world by National Geographic Traveler magazine. This gives you an idea of the pride residents take in our community. The Red Wing area offers a vast variety of recreational activities: biking, hiking, rock climbing, bowling, skiing, fishing, ice skating, boating, canoeing, skate boarding, hunting, golf, tennis, flying, birding, archery, shopping, arts, universal playground, wine tasting, baseball, antiquing, gambling, crafts, movies, swimming, museums, theatre, sight seeing and hockey ... just to name a few!

Red Wing has everything from Bed & Breakfast Inns to historic hotels, from fast food to award-winning fine dining, from farmers markets to food super centers, from small clinics to a major regional hospital, from studio apartments to estates, from volunteer opportunities to major service organizations, from independent businesses to national chains. If you need it, you can find it here in Red Wing. Whether you head north, south, east, or west, Red Wing is a great place to call home. You may travel by plane, train, automobile, public transportation or even by boat. Red Wing is close enough to the Twin Cities to commute for work or just to take in a pro sports game, but far enough away to retain its unique small town charm. Excellent schools, employment and a great quality of life await you in Red Wing. Thanks for giving us a chance to share this great community with you. Come for a visit, stay for a life time!


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Red Wing Visitor and Convention Bureau
420 Levee Street
651.385.5934 or 800.498.3444
The Visitor and Convention Bureau (VCB) is located in the historic depot and is available to help plan adventures in the Red Wing area and to provide information about what to do around town.

Red Wing Area Chamber of Commerace
439 Main Street
The Chamber of Commerce serves its members by providing programs and services which enhance the business climate and community. Contact the Chamber of Commerce for information about local civic organizations, volunteer opportunities, relocation, local businesses, retailers, events or to purchase Chamber Bucks.

Red Wing Downtown Main Street
207 East Ave
Our mission is to bring you, your business, your friends and relatives to beautiful downtown Red Wing, Minnesota. Our lovely historic downtown district is a popular destination not only for tourists, but for also for those of us who live, work, shop, eat and play here!

Everything Red Wing 

Museum, Galleries & Arts
Goodhue County Historical Society
1166 Oak Street
Minnesota’s first county historical society and established in 1869, The Goodhue County Historical Society is an educational and research hub that proudly showcases and promotes the county’s past.  The museum features exhibits on the county’s agricultural and archeological history, as well as special sections on the Mdewakanton Dakota tribe and Goodhue County’s earlier residents.  Kids will enjoy our one-room schoolhouse exhibit, where they can experience 19th century education firsthand.  For those working on their own projects, the Historical Society’s library and archives assists visitors with any historical research questions.

Red Wing Pottery Museum / Pottery Place
2000 Old West Main Street

Red Wing Shoe Company Museum and Store
315 Main Street
Display of world’s largest boot and corporate museum

The Sheldon Performing Arts Theatre
443 West Third Street
651.388.8700 or 800.899.5759
Red Wing's historic Sheldon Performing Arts Theatre showcases the best in arts and entertainment from Minnesota's heartland and beyond. It operates year ‘round presenting a broad range of touring events including music, theatre, dance, comedy, films, lectures and more.

Anderson Center
163 Tower View Drive 
Rich in historical significance, the Anderson Center features include a residency program, artist studios on site, rental facilities, a sculpture garden, a permanent art collection and ongoing events.

Red Wing Arts Association
418 Levee Road
The Red Wing Arts Association is committed to a focus on the visual arts and to creating strong support of and being a catalyst for an expanding and dynamic arts community in Red Wing and the surrounding area. Its offerings include gallery shows, a highly juried fine art festival each fall, a series of concerts Wednesday evenings during summer and a garden tour featuring both art and music.

112 Bush Street
ArtReach is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide opportunities to explore and acknowledge the artist inside every individual by offering classes and open studio time to kids and adults in drawing, painting, sculpture and fine craft. Classes are also offered in digital photography, modeling, animation, digital art and design in the Computer Design Clubhouse.

474 Guernsey Lane
Ph. 651.388.7151; Fax 651.388.7153 and
KCUE/KWNG/KLCH is Red Wing's local radio station.  They broadcast daily and are a source for weather and emergency information.  They provide information on their web sites about community activiites and broadcast community events daily on KCUE 1250 AM at 7:45 a.m.

Public Transportation
Toll Free - 866-623-7505
Public Transportation