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The Great Migration Bird -Watching Package

Bird watching in WinonaBirds and bird watchers flock to Winona! Located in the heart of the Mississippi Valley Flyway, over 300 species of birds have been identified in the bluffs, valleys, and backwaters of the region. This fall, look  for songbirds and hundreds of migrating waterfowl including ducks, geese, tundra swans and white pelicans, a birdwatcher’s favorite.

Winona is an easy drive to some of the Midwest’s best birding locations including:

• Winona’s Prairie Island & Aghaming Wildlife Preserves
• Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife & Fish Refuge
• Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge
• Whitman State Wildlife Area
• Perrot State park
• Rieck’s Lake Park
• Whitewater State Park and Wildlife Management Area
• Kellogg-Weaver Dunes Wildlife Area
• Farmer’s Park
• Great River Bluffs State Park
• Beaver Creek Valley State Park

Click here for downloadable map of area birding locations

Package Includes:

  • Two complimentary passes to the National Eagle Center in Wabasha
  • $2.00 off admission at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum
  • $1.00 off admission at the Winona County History Center
  • $5.00 gift certificate to Pieces of the Past
  • $5.00 gift certificate to The Bookshelf
  • Coupon for free dessert with purchase of two entrees at Signatures Restaurant
  • Coupon for Bewski’s Pub and Grill – buy any hamburger get a 2nd hamburger ½ price.
  • Coupon for $5.00 off any $25.00 meal at Perkins

Offer valid Sept. 15 – November 15, 2011. Advance reservations required.  Not valid on special event weekends or holidays.

Hotel Weekday Rate* Weekend Rate* Phone

Holiday Inn Express (website)
One night in a standard 2 queen or king room

$139.99 $149.99 (507) 474-1700
(888) 739-5949

Village House Inn (website)
One nights lodging for two. Four distinctive guest rooms—each with a private full bath. Reserve just one room or rent the entire house for a private getaway with family and friends. Continental breakfast. Free WI-Fi. Handicap accessible. Non-smoking facility. Self-serve continental breakfast.



(507) 454-4322
(888) 450-4322

Riverport Inn and Suites (website)
1 (one) night in a standard 2 queen or king room



(507) 452-0606
(800) 595-0606

Plaza Hotel and Suites (website)
1 (one) night in a standard 2 queen or king room

$129.00 $139.99

(507) 453-0303
(888) 292-0303

Days Inn (website)
Accomodations for 2 adults in a queen size room. 5 sun award winning hotel ,100% non smoking,  flexible early morning hot waffle breakfast, extremely clean and quiet, free wifi  

$89.99 $102.99 (507) 454-6930
(888) 440-2021

All packages exclude tax. Rates subject to availability.


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