A stay in Fountain City will get you away from the hectic day-to-day and slow you down with small town charm. When you’re ready to venture away from the Inn you will find plenty to keep you as relaxed or busy as you’d like to be. Stroll along the sidewalks with your camera and discover some great photo ops. Or get some exercise and climb our hilly streets. View local art at the Red Horse Gallery. Locally crafted works at The Cat Tail. Espresso, hand-dipped cones, latte’s, waffles and crepes’ at World Cup Coffee. Loads of classic cars and antique toys at Elmer’s Auto & Toy Museum. View one of Wisconsin’s largest arrowhead collection at the Fountain City Historical Society. Walk among the stones at Kinstone Megalithic Garden. Enjoy the Great River Road Wine Tour. Take a class on how to make Artisan breads at Barefoot Landing Breads. Drive up to Wabasha and visit the Eagle Center. The little ones can enjoy some playtime down at the community park down by the boat landing. There are several state parks in our area to go hiking or pack a picnic. One of our favorite activities is just taking a drive on the country roads enjoying the scenery of this beautiful driftless area. Also, we do have a Kwik Trip in town, don’t fret!
Boating! Fountain City also has two boat landings for direct access to the Mississippi River ( one located on the south end of town by the park and the other is located right downtown Fountain City). As you drive to Winona, You will also see other boat landing area’s. Winona, Mn which is 6 miles south of Fountain City also has several marina’s and boat landings along with a historic downtown where many shops and eateries are located. If you drive up the river on highway 35, you will also find many boat landings and marina’s in the small towns as you drive towards Alma,Wi. Continue north to Nelson ( Nelson’s Cheese Factory) , Wabasha ( famous Slipperies in Grumpy Old Men movie) , Pepin ( Laura Ingalls Wilder birthplace). Stockholm and Maiden Rock, Wi also have many unique boutique shops, art galleries and eateries. Great drive up the scenic Highway 35!
Whew! And there’s more, google Great River Road, local attractions for our area or any of our local towns websites can direct you to many other activities and places to go visit. You will be amazed at the local activities ! Not to mention, our little river town is located conveniently on the Great River Road and makes a great “base camp” if you’re a day tripper.