The riverside city of Red Wing has so much to offer to visitors. From outdoor recreation to delectable dining options, you’re guaranteed never to be bored. While the town has become synonymous with Red Wing Shoes, Red Wing Pottery is another company that dates back to the 19th century. Today in Red Wing, there are museums and stores dedicated to preserving the city’s flourishing clay industry. The town’s arts-centric culture doesn’t end there. Red Wing is also home to world-class theaters, art galleries, and shops. Are you ready to explore our city? Access your free copy of our Visitor’s Guide and start planning your vacation today.
The Top 3 Places to See Red Wing Pottery
1. Red Wing Stoneware
Founded in 1877, Red Wing Stoneware and Pottery has become a staple in the Red Wing arts community. Today, the works of arts feature intricate designs, vibrant paint colors, and unique styles. The brick and mortar store in downtown Red Wing sells kitchenware, ornaments, vases and more. All pieces are handcrafted and one-of-a-kind. With over one hundred years of pottery-making history, Red Wing Stoneware remains a leader in the clay industry.
2. Pottery Place
Red Wing Pottery is steeped in history, and Pottery Place celebrates this essential piece of the town’s culture. This pottery mall in Red Wing features antiques, specialty shops, and eateries for visitors to enjoy. Pottery Place is a great place to see the arts of Red Wing up close. You’ll also find coffee shops and restaurants in the mall for a quick bite during your day of shopping. Browse handcrafted collectibles, chat with the artists, and pick up a souvenir of your trip. It’s the perfect spot for treasure hunting!
3. Pottery Museum of Red Wing
The Pottery Museum of Red Wing is home to the largest and most extensive collection of Red Wing clay products in the world. The museum features over 6,000 pieces of artisan-made pottery, folk art, and stoneware as well as pottery history lessons and community outreach programs. Do you want to know the best part? General admission is free and open to the public! A visit to the Pottery Museum is one of our favorite things to do in Red Wing.
Stay at the St. James Hotel
After you’ve selected your Red Wing pottery souvenir, it’s time to recharge at your room at the St. James Hotel. A hallmark of Red Wing, Minnesota, the St. James proudly offers 67 exquisite Victorian rooms for our guests. When you reserve a stay in one of our Whirlpool Rooms, you’ll enjoy a plush bed, picturesque views of the Mississippi River or downtown, and a private whirlpool tub perfect for soaking.
Want to add something special to your Red Wing getaway? Our Stay & Shop package includes a $50 gift certificate to small downtown businesses, complimentary Wine & Cheese at Jimmy’s Pub, and breakfast for two at the Veranda. Don’t miss your chance to make your trip truly unforgettable! Browse our rooms and suites, and get ready to plan your visit to Red Wing.