Experience the authentic American midwest when you fly to a jet charter airport in Red Wing, Minnesota. Located in southeastern Minnesota along the banks of the Mississippi River, Red Wing is the culmination of midwest history, small-town charm and natural beauty only a short drive from the sprawling hub of Minneapolis.
Known locally as the crown jewel of southern Minnesota, Red Wing is growing in recognition as a national hub for tourism. Here, you’re free to explore beautiful vistas, rich history and, in the autumn, take in the beautiful oranges and reds as the leaves change color.
With roots in the 1850s as a small settlement, wheat production flourished in the region, bringing more settlers and driving out the Mdewakanton Sioux people. By 1873, local farmers led the country in wheat production. However, when Red Wing became connected to Minneapolis by way of railroad, wheat production began to falter.
Today, Red Wing is known for its historic buildings and unparalleled natural surroundings that earned Red Wing recognition on the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s distinctive destinations list. As you stroll through Red Wing, be sure to keep an eye open for plaques on the historic buildings that explain the building’s history and architecture.
For many, the real draw of Red Wing is in its natural setting. Take in beautiful views of the Mississippi River, hike the Frontenac State Park full of wildlife and home to more than 260 bird species, and try your hand angling on Lake Pepin.