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One of the best views in the country!

I grew up in Winona and used to hike up to the top of Garvin Heights for the view. Each time I go... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Judith H
Dallas, Texas
Awesome view

Easy path.. spectacular view. There is a foot path to the lower Garvin heights park from the top if... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Schaumburg, Illinois
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A scenic overlook where visitors can see from Lake Pepin to Mount Trempealeau.
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I grew up in Winona and used to hike up to the top of Garvin Heights for the view. Each time I go back, it's the first place I go, to look over the town and the river. If this is new to you, take...More

Thank Judith H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy path.. spectacular view. There is a foot path to the lower Garvin heights park from the top if you want to hike down. Wheel chair and stroller friendly.

Thank sethutty
Reviewed 1 week ago

Garvin Heights is a spectacular overlook on the bluff south of Winona. You get a panoramic vista like few others on the Mississippi. I go here every time I return to Winona. Bring your best camera and put it in panorama mode!

Thank TheDavinator
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely breathtaking view of Winona after an overnight snowfall. To see Lake Winona and the besutif3 churches steeples, a picture of beauty.

Thank brendae744
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easy quick walk up to a nice view of Winona. Even did some Geocaching while there.Park is closed 10pm-4am.

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful panoramic view of the city from above. It was chilly so grab a jacket. 1 picnic table at the first lookout spot at the bottom of the stairs. No tables at the large lookout. Goats grazing in a controlled section. Very cool for the...More

Thank dl1station
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Garvin Heights is a great overlook for the City of Winona. I've been there all seasons, and the view is always interesting. Unfortunate amount of litter and graffiti by hooligans takes away from the grandeur, but well worth the visit if driving by on Hwy....More

Thank TazEchi
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The view is incredible, especially on a clear day. You can see for miles, and I bet it would be very pretty in the fall with the trees changing colors. We didn't walk on any of the paths, but I would say that from the...More

Thank Katherine K
Reviewed 30 May 2017

The overlook at Garvin Heights provides a breathtaking panorama of Winona and the blufflands of the Upper Mississippi. Made a visit on a beautiful, clear day; naturally, weather conditions may affect viewing experience.

Thank LT_Minn
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Don't miss seeing the beautiful views from Garvin Heights. There's a short walking trail and you can see for miles!

Thank cherylbE6142DH
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