Red Wing Area Attractions
Minneapolis/St. Paul Attractions
- Cathedral of Saint Paul
The Cathedral of Saint Paul is a landmark, the Mother Church of the Archdiocese and a vibrant parish that serves as the soul of the Upper Midwest, calling us to live as children of God with the mission of building a civilization of love. The Cathedral reminds us of the sacrifices made by the immigrants who settled the area and how Minnesota's capital city got its name. It is a spiritual home for all, open seven days a week, almost 12 hours a day.
- Grand Avenue
Saint Paul, Minnesota, has a stretch of street that holds discoveries for visitors and residents alike. Rich in local character and tree-lined charm, Grand Avenue invites you to meander down its sidewalks and take in the historic and the hip, the small-town and the urbane, the engaging contradictions that are Grand Avenue.
- Historic Fort Snelling
Discover an 1820s military outpost once the focus of a small settlement but now at the center of Minnesota's Twin Cities metropolitan area. This restored stone fortress opens its gates to welcome you to frontier life. Imagine that the year is 1827, and as costumed guides greet you, that you've just arrived via steamboat up the Mississippi River.
- James J Hill House
Rugged stone, massive scale, fine detail and ingenious mechanical systems recall the powerful presence of James J. Hill, builder of the Great Northern Railway. Guides lead tours that help you imagine family and servant life in the Gilded Age mansion. Completed in 1891, the red sandstone residence was the setting of the public and private lives of the Hill family.
- Lowertown Saint Paul
The sweep of the Mississippi. Broad riverfront plazas, boat landings and byways. Shops and offices. Galleries, theaters and studios. Restaurants of every ethnic stripe.
- Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
- Minnesota Childrenís Museum
Play to learn! Learn to play! Minnesota Children's Museum creates experiences that spark children's learning. The Museum is at the heart of where fun meets learning. It's where kids can touch, climb, splash, crawl, push, pull, and press it all! Children ages 6 months through 10 years and their adult guests can explore seven galleries packed with extraordinary hands-on adventures.
- Minnesota History Center Museum
- Minnesota Museum of American Art
- Minnesota State Capitol
There are few buildings in the state as beautiful as the Minnesota State Capitol! See the soaring domes, the awe-inspiring rotunda, the historic chambers where state government is conducted, and enjoy the history and art of the capitol.
- Minnesota Transportation Museum
The Minnesota Transportation Museum is probably unique among its kind. How many museums do you know with five operating sites spread over a 75 mile area? MTM has an operating streetcar line, an interstate tourist railroad, a depot museum, a former roundhouse that serves as a maintenance base, and a 70-foot wood steamboat in operation, which connects with a second trolley line.
- Mississippi National or Red Wing Country Club
Mississippi National Golf Links in Red Wing, MN features two championship 18 hole public golf courses. Established in 1986, the Lowlands 18 is more of a traditional style course with rolling fairways and spacious greens. Surrounded by the beauty of the Hiawatha Valley, the Lowlands 18 has played host to the U.S. Senior Open qualifying, U.S. Amateur qualifying, and has held the Minnesota Section PGA Championship.
- Saint Paul Public Library
- Science Museum of Minnesota and William L. McKnight/3M Omnitheater
- Twin City Model Railroad Museum