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Garvin Heights

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Address: Winona, MN
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A scenic overlook where visitors can see from Lake Pepin to Mount...

A scenic overlook where visitors can see from Lake Pepin to Mount Trempealeau.

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Fabulous view

Short walk to lookout from parking. Panoramic view of river, Wisconsin and the city of Winona, MN. Well worth the drive.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Wanda J
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Rice Lake, Wisconsin
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Rice Lake, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Short walk to lookout from parking. Panoramic view of river, Wisconsin and the city of Winona, MN. Well worth the drive.

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Winona, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a life long resident of Winona and this is one of the key places I visit. It is a wonderful view of the Mississippi River valley and the bluffs around Winona. It is also the main site I visit when I have a major life decision to make.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is s beautiful view of Winona any time of year. We drive to the top almost every visit. Worth the trip.

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Maple Grove, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The quick drive up to Garvin allows for a panoramic view of the Mississippi, the City of Winona and neighboring Wisconsin. For some exercise, hike down to the frontage road and then back up.

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Minneapolis, MN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The bluff overlooking the huge Mississippi river valley is breathtaking in most any weather! You are looking at over 400 years of exploration country as you gaze over 50 miles of river.

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Roseville, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Find someone to tell you how to drive up here... a winding road up into the bluffs on the west side of town... worth the drive. Leave car in the small parking area, then walk up to the edge for a really beautiful view of Winona from above. Can really interpret it's development as a river town. Can see far... More 

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Thank 1111Mike1111
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

The most scenic view I have ever had the pleasure of experiencing. We hiked up the original path up the hill. A bit difficult of a hike due to the paths age. There is a nice road with a wheelchair/stroller path if you would drive up the bluff instead of hike. I will not hike again until the city updates... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

The view is worth the drive up for the view any time of year. Suggest going early morning to see the sunrise. Great place.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I went up early in the morning and was the only one there. It was amazing! I brought my family back later and we hiked around and took in the views. It truly is a must-see when in Winona.

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Eden Prairie, MN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We were here in late October a bit past peak in many areas but still real good in the Winona area. We went up there twice - once in the late afternoon and one early morning. We liked the early morning view as the east rising sun lit up the valley and enhanced the colors of the trees.

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