10 things to do in Red Wing

#WeAreWaterMN  — October 1 through November 13, the Smithsonian Water/Ways exhibit will open alongside We Are Water MN at the Goodhue County Historical Society in Red Wing. Check out the exhibits and listen to stories from people from the Red Wing area and other Minnesotans reflecting on the meaning and experience of water. You can also add you own stories and images. For a full schedule, check out http://www.mnhum.org/waterways/goodhue

Red Wing Shoe Company Museum and store — You will want to get a selfie in front of the World’s Biggest Boot at Red Wing Shoes and Museum. See how they have been making shoes and boots for over 110 years. It’s open 7 days a week. http://solutions.redwingshoes.com/WorldsLargestBootA

Lake Pepin — Do you love to waterski? Visit Lake Pepin where it all started. Lake Pepin on the Mississippi River has over 21 miles of shoreline. Be sure to visit the only working lighthouse on the Mississippi at the Lake City marina. http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/areas/fisheries/lakecity/pepin.html

Pottery Museum of Red Wing is dedicated to preserving and celebrating the rich and colorful story of Red Wing’s clay industry. More than 6,000 vintage pieces of artisan-crafted stoneware, art pottery, dinnerware, and folk art bring the story of historic Red Wing to life in dozens of dynamic exhibits covering 13,000 square feet. http://www.potterymuseumredwing.org/

Rent a bike — See the sites of Red Wing on two wheels. The St. James Hotel offers hourly, daily, and weekly bike rentals. http://www.st-james-hotel.com/rental-bikes-make-return-to-red-wing/

Wine tasting and craft beer — There are a number of vineyards, wine bars and craft breweries in the area where you can try Minnesota made wine and beer right on site. Find out more on the Lake Pepin wine trail website.

T.B. Sheldon Theatre offers year-round events, ranging from theater, music, dance, films, comedy, lectures, and more. The theater features local and national performers, and is also home to the Sheldon Theatre Brass Band, the Phoenix Theatre, and the Red Wing Singers. http://www.sheldontheatre.org/

Barn Bluff —The 340-foot bluff is one of the best-known natural features along the upper Mississippi River. Hike to the top for one of the area’s most spectacular views. http://www.red-wing.org/barnbluff.html

Shopping — Browse through Red Wing’s unique shops, including antiques, pottery, clothing, shoes, housewares, and more. You’ll find many one-of-kind items. http://redwing.org/things-to-do/attractions/

Red Wing Farmers Market — Shop for pumpkins and local fall produce while you’re visiting the area. The farmers market is open through October 29. http://redwing.org/red-wing-farmers-market