The St. James Hotel is located in the heart of the port town of Red Wing, which boasts the spectacular natural scenery of the Mississippi River and its bluffs, and offers a wealth of cultural and recreational activities to enjoy.
Resting on a bend of the Mississippi River at the head of Lake Pepin where the river splits in two, the area around Red Wing is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including more than 260 species of birds. Birdwatchers and wildlife lovers will delight in the variety of animals.
Thousands of acres of public land in and around the city offer a plethora of recreational activities, including three golf courses, the Cannon ValleyTrail and miles of trails in Memorial Park. Cross-country trails can be found in the Welch Village Ski and Snowboard Area and the scenic hiking trails near Barn Bluff. Enjoy boating, fishing, and swimming in Lake Pepin and the Mississippi River.
Cultural buffs can enjoy several art galleries such as the Red Wing Arts Association and the Anderson Center, museums like the Red Wing Pottery Museum and the Red Wings Shoes Factory Store, and the Sheldon Theater.
Activities and events in the area include Concerts in the Park every Wednesday evening during the warmer summer months, the Plein Air Art & Musical Festival, featuring music, community events, and local arts and crafts, and the Red Wing Collectors Society Annual Convention, which celebrates the history and collections of pottery.
Treasure Island Pow Wow is a celebration of Native American Culture through traditional food, art, music, and dancing while the Rolling River Music Festival offers musical enjoyment for all ages. Red Wing’s annual River City Days summer festival boasts a range of live entertainment, an art and crafts fair, sports tournaments, parades, and beer gardens while the Fall Festival of the Arts is a juried art festival that celebrates the fall colors of the Mississippi River valley through art.
The St. James Hotel, 406 Main Street, Red Wing, MN 55066, website, Phone: 800-252-1875
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