The website Expedia.com has named Winona in its list of the top 16 tourist-friendly cities in the United States. It’s listed alongside bigger, better-known destinations like Chicago, Memphis and New Orleans.

Expedia judged cities in six areas — everything from tourism boards, to attractions and activities, to hotel options.
Winona’s weakest category was the one there’s no way to improve – the weather. Expedia gave Winona two stars out of five in that area.

Pat Mutter, executive director of Visit Winona says, we embrace the seasons with activities like ice climbing, ice fishing, ice skating, snowshoeing.”

The Mississippi River is a big part of what brings people to Winona. But Mutter says tourists stay to enjoy Winona because of the people here.

A   A   A