Looking for a place to eat on the tour? Try one of these fine area restaurants:
in Red Wing --
Hanisch Bakery & Coffee
St. James Hotel
Wisteria Twig Tea Room and Cafe
Bierstube - Red Wing
The Smokin' Oak Rotisserie & Grill
Diamond Bluff - Hager City - Bay City
Oasis Eatery at Nesbitts
Hager Heights Drive-in
Mike's Bay Town
Flat Pennies Ice Cream
The Chef Shack
(If you stop in, tell them the Studio Ramble sent you!)
Visiting the Red Wing Area:
Red Wing is an easy drive of less than an hour from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, or the Rochester area. Here are some options for driving to Red Wing:
1. Take Highway 61 through Hastings and begin your tour at the Anderson Center on the outskirts of Red Wing. You will see the big brick wall on the left side of the road just after crossing the Cannon River. There are four artist studios in the Anderson Center.
2. As an alternative to driving through Hastings, take Highway 10 to Prescott Wisconsin. Follow scenic Hwy 35 from Prescott along the Mississippi to Hwy K just past Diamond Bluff. Take Hwy K to the right (South) to Hager City. Two studios with four artists are located just off of K. Hager City is just across the river from Red Wing.
3. Take highway 52 to Cannon Falls. Follow beautiful country road Hwy 19 to Red Wing. Hwy 19 ends at 61 - just across from the Anderson Center. Nearby is Dan Wiemer on Spring Creek Road (you can get there from Mill rd off of 19, or from Hwy 61).
4. From Southeast of Red Wing take 61, or from Rochester take Highway 63 to Lake City. There are two artists in a Lake City studio and one more studio outside of Red Wing with three artists. Follow 61into downtown Red Wing. There are three more studios within the city of Red Wing. Also in downtown Red Wing is the Red Wing Arts Association in the train depot.
Photo by Chap Achen
From any of these location you will be just minutes away from more artists and more studios. No matter how you come to Red Wing you will find it a beautiful drive through rolling hills, coulee's and river valleys. What better way to spend an early spring weekend day?