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Garvin Heights

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Address: Winona, MN
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10:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
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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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The view is worth the drive up for the view any time of year. Suggest going early morning to see the sunrise. Great place.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jeffrey A
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank Jeffrey A
Overland Park, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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Thank Dantandkinemom
Eden Prairie, MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
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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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The winding road on the way up is a treat all in itself. The overlook is often crowded, but the view is worth it.

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Thank Kerry M
Moline, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

The view from Garvin Heights is a must-see. The scenery is absolutely beautiful! We especially enjoyed the fall colors.

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Thank _dssimmons
Chaska, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

My daughter, dog and I drove up to this wonderful view of the Mississippi. Great picture taking! A super place to take in the grandeur of Minnesota's River Bluff country!

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Jackie77
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

You can literally see for miles from the top of this bluff. It's an amazing view and photo opportunity.

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Rehovot, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We didn't plan to go up Garvin Heights, we just saw a sign and followed it spontaneously. The view we discovered was amazing, with a bonus - a thunderstorm was coming so we had 1st row seats on the lighting coming from the northwest. This was fun (until the rain started)

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Thank Benkitato
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Just a quick trip off of Hwy 61 and Huff. You can do this stop in 15 minutes or spend time soaking in the best views of Winona!

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Long Prairie, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We drove up to he top of the hill. Fun drive up. Short walk to observation deck. You can see for a very long way. I wish they wouldnt require a person to use at least 100 characters when posting a review.

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