Tours in Red Wing, Minnesota

City offers rich range of arts, entertainment

Arts  entertainment in Red Wing, MN

Fun around town of Red WingRed Wing delivers a diverse blend of arts, entertainment and activities for your pleasure.

Perhaps most recognized among the city’s offerings is the T.B. Sheldon Theatre, founded in 1904. This “glittering jewel box,” as it was called after its 1986 refurbishing, was the first city-owned theater in America. Today, the Sheldon offers year-round events ranging from theatre, music, dance, films, comedy, lectures and more. The theater features local and national performers, and also is home to The Sheldon Theatre Brass Band, The Phoenix Theatre and The Red Wing Singers.

Train Depot in Red Wing, MN

The city’s range of galleries offer the opportunity to view and purchase original art in a variety of media, including water colors, oils, pastels and charcoal; glass works; wood crafted items; clay and ceramic pieces; and much more. Galleries feature art from local, regional and national artists. In addition, citywide festivals, crafts and arts shows and expositions occur year round!

Red Wing also is known for the Anderson Center, a unique facility set on 330 acres of blufflands dedicated to providing artists, writers and scholars time and space to focus on their work.

Fun Fact

Red Wing is home to a railroad depot built during 1904 that is still in use today by Amtrak and the Red Wing Visitors and Convention Bureau. The style of the depot was based upon some of the architecture on display at the 1893 Chicago Colombian Exposition.

Aliveo Military Museum

321 Bush St.
Red Wing, MN 55066
(651) 327-1569

Honor those who have served by stepping back in time and exploring international military memorabilia and history from all over the world and throughout many different time periods. Flags, propaganda, uniforms, weapons, and much, much more.
Open Fridays & Saturdays 10AM – 4PM
Free admission

American Ski Jumping Museum & Hall of Fame

406 Main St.
Mezzanine of the Historic St. James Hotel
Call (651) 380-8960 to schedule a tour.

Recently opened in January 2014, this museum showcases the history of how Red Wing became the birthplace of ski jumping.  The Hall of Fame is also headquartered here, complete with a ski jumping simulator.  For hours, events and more information, please visit our website.

Anderson Center at Tower View

163 Tower View Drive
(651) 388-2009

With its International Artist-in-Residence program, permanent art collection, exhibitions, classes, and outdoor sculpture garden, the Anderson Center has been named one of the top artistic destination points by National Geographic Traveler Magazine. Visit their website for annual events. Meeting and rental space available.

Goodhue County Historical Society

1166 Oak St.
(651) 388-6024

Established in 1869, Goodhue County Historical Society is the first county historical society in Minnesota. Visitors can find exhibits and a full-service research library, and enjoy programs detailing Goodhue Coutney’s rich and vibrant history. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 9AM-5PM, and Sundays 1PM-5PM. Closed Mondays and holidays, as well as Sundays from December through March.

Hobgoblin Music / Stoney End Harps

920 Hwy 19 Blvd.
(651) 388-8400
(877) 866-3936

There’s something for everyone at Hobgoblin: Peruse our antique instrument museum; Visit our workshop and watch Stoney End folk harps being made; Enjoy a live performance in our music loft; or even host an event! Sales of Celtic instruments, books, accessories, and more. See the website for more information and events.

Pottery Museum of Red Wing *New Location*

Now located in the Pottery Place Annex
240 Harrison Street
Red Wing, MN
(651) 327-2220

Preserving the history of the clay industries in Red Wing, this museum has more than 6,000 historic pieces of stoneware, art pottery, dinnerware, and folk art to view and enjoy. Come check out our beautiful gift store and take your photo by the world’s largest jugs! Open 9AM-5PM Tuesdays – Saturdays; 11AM-4PM Sundays; closed Mondays. Follow us on Facebook!

Red Wing Arts Association

418 Levee St.
(651) 388-7569

Red Wing’s non-profit arts organization offers events and festivals throughout the year. Come enjoy our art, exhibits, and gift shop in Red Wing’s historic depot.

Red Wing Collectors Society

Inside the Pottery Place Mall
240 Harrison Street; Suite 3
(651) 388-4004
(800) 977-7927

Do you like stoneware, dinnerware, or pottery that was made in Red Wing? Then the RWCS is for you! Our annual convention is in Red Wing every July. In addition to our event we have a bi-monthly newsletter, networking opportunities, and collector resources. Come join us!

Red Wing Marine Museum

935 Levee Road
(651) 442-7661

Visit one of Red Wing’s oldest buildings which was transformed into the most unique museum on the Upper Mississippi River. The Red Wing Marine Museum is home to the largest collection of Red Wing Thorobred Marine Engines, as well as other artifacts and photographs depicting Red Wing’s rich river history. Open summer Saturdays Noon to 5PM, as well as during American Queen docking dates and by appointment.

Sheldon Theatre

443 West Third St.
(651) 388-8700
(800) 899-5759

Built in 1904, this historic performing arts theatre showcases music, dance, drama, and children’s performances throughout the year. Box office hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10AM-4PM. Closed Sundays and Mondays. For event listings, please visit our website.

Treasure Island Resort & Casino

Treasure Island Logo5734 Sturgeon Lake Rd
Welch, MN
(800) 222-7077

Multiply the excitement at Treasure Island Resort & Casino! Thousands of slots, live poker, bingo, blackjack, a luxury hotel, golf, river cruises, bowling, delightful dining options, and more, 24-hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year!