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Garvin Heights City Park

Tourist attraction Park

One of the Best Places To Visits in Winona


200 Garvin Heights Rd, Winona, MN 55987


(507) 457-8258

Rating on Google Maps

4.80 (506 reviews)

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Working Hours

  • Tuesday: 8 AM to 10 PM
  • Wednesday: 8 AM to 10 PM
  • Thursday: 8 AM to 10 PM
  • Friday: 8 AM to 10 PM
  • Saturday: 8 AM to 10 PM
  • Sunday: 8 AM to 10 PM
  • Monday: 8 AM to 10 PM

Featured Reviews

Frequently mentioned in reviews: Winona (9) views (7) walk (7) overlook (6) view (6) trail (6)
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  • 5/5 Kathy S. 10 months ago on Google
    Great overlook above Winona, MN
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Gee “Gee Emm” M. 3 years ago on Google
    Super views. Parking is ample and fairly close to the overlook. A manageable walk for an aged relative. The views up and down the Mississippi River valley are amazing and Winona, the island city, spreads out below.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Thy C. 11 months ago on Google
    We found it. Very Ancient and scenic as stated.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Debbie W. 1 year ago on Google
    Gorgeous views!! I just wish my photos lucked up the colors better!
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Chad R. 1 year ago on Google
    A great panoramic view of Winona and part of the Mississippi River.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Mary G. 3 years ago on Google
    Amazing panoramic views! Relatively short and easy walk from the parking lot to overlook.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Stephanie Levasseur D. 1 year ago on Google
    Beautiful any time of year, but especially perfect for senior pictures in fall :)

  • 5/5 S S. 8 months ago on Google
    View is beautiful! The whole town if Winona is right before your eyes. Its an easy drive and Very short walk from your car to see this.

  • 5/5 Ken M. 7 months ago on Google
    Great views even with it being cloudy and cool. Nice park and a few different vantage points.

  • 4/5 Bradley M. 9 months ago on Google
    Great lookout at the top! You have to park at a gravel spot a 2 blocks from the trailhead. The new trailhead is a set of limestone stairs that come out right next to someone's driveway, but once you are on the trail expect a rigorous hike through the woods to the top.

  • 5/5 olsson 9 months ago on Google
    The view of the geography of the Mississippi River, and the City of Winona's location on it; is completely unique from the observation area here. It offers a history lesson in hundreds of millions of geological year's, and is breathtakingly pretty, day or evening. Easily accessible; you park your car and walk 300 feet.

  • 5/5 Katie 11 months ago on Google
    This place is so beautiful and very accessible! Just a short walk from the parking lot to a spectacular view!! Lots of great info available as well

  • 4/5 Beverly K. 1 year ago on Google
    Nice viewing area with access to steep dirt trail. Travel to park up the paved, winding road was part of the scenic experience.

  • 5/5 draco4444 1 year ago on Google
    My wife and I were told about this place from a waitress at a local restaurant in Winona. After dinner, we went out there and was amazed at the wonderful views and information posted about it and the surrounding area. A quick visit and lots of memories. Highly recommend checking this out if you have a few minutes.

  • 5/5 Stephanie T. 1 year ago on Google
    Very pretty view and a nice drive! There are trails to hike too that are fun with lots of stairs!

  • 5/5 Cadi P. 1 year ago on Google
    I feel very at peace there. And anytime the world feels overwhelming it's a great place to go to relax.

  • 5/5 Taylor 4 years ago on Google
    Simply stunning. If you ever get a chance to go to the park, and it's really foggy in the city of Winona, I promise you, you'll be blown away.

  • 5/5 sundar b. 2 years ago on Google
    Very beautiful place , you can see Winona from here, will return in summer

  • 5/5 Simone M. 3 years ago on Google
    This location in Maps will put you at the bottom of the trail to the overlook. There's no parking here. You can easily *walk to it from the MRT, but the trail is not bikable no matter how fat your bike is. From this spot, it starts out very narrow and uneven with roots aplenty, and soon becomes steep, aging steps. It is a wonderful hike.

  • 5/5 Rob M. 2 years ago on Google
    Fantastic overlook without a hike. Drive up and sorry path leads to the view of the entire River valley!

  • 5/5 Wyatt R. 5 years ago on Google
    You'd be hard pressed not to find at least one other group of people out here, whether on the official look out or on the trail leading out to the edge of the bluff. It's a nice little hike with good views of Winona, stretching very far up the river in both directions.

  • 5/5 Lee N. 4 years ago on Google
    A short drive up a windy, steep road and Voila! - you've got yourself a spectacular view of Winona! Park the car and walk one minute to the spacious overlook perch. Or get a little adventurous and find a nearby trail to enjoy some other scenic vistas and wooded beauty. (As the photos posted will make obvious, I visited in Fall on a gem of a weekend.)

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  • Pets
    • ✓️ Dogs allowed
  • Activities
    • ✓️ Hiking
  • Accessibility
    • ✓️ Wheelchair accessible entrance
    • ✓️ Wheelchair accessible parking lot


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