Getting here and therePublic transportation in Red Wing can be all business, all fun - or both.
Public transportation in Red Wing can be all business, all fun - or both.
Go by bus
Hiawathaland Transit provides public transportation that includes two fixed routes and curb-to-curb service within the city limits of Red Wing and several nearby outlying communities.
For curb-to-curb service, which is known as DIAL-A-RIDE, call Hiawathaland Transit two hours in advance for service that day. People also should call one day in advance for standing reservations, rides requiring the bus lift, or specific time appointments.
Service hours are 6 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. Dial-A-Ride also operates from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.
For more information call 866-623-7505.
Go by trolley
The trolley runs from Memorial Day weekend through Mid-October with tours leaving from the historic Depot at 420 Levee St.
Narrators tell stories, provide some historical context and talk about Red Wing.
The trolley company has a ticket booth and ticket sales staff at the Depot. Customers purchase all-day tickets, which means they can get off and on at any of the designated stops throughout the day.
The trolley's route takes up to a maximum 28 passengers from the Depot at Levee Park to the Boathouse Village and Bay Point Park, then to the Red Wing Potteries on Old West Main Street. After swinging through a residential area, it heads for the historic Sheldon Theatre, then proceeds to Barn Bluff, off East Fifth Street.
Returning through town, the trolley takes passengers up the hill to the Goodhue County History Center, then back to the St. James Hotel by way of another historic neighborhood.
The tour takes about 50 minutes.
The trolley is half open-air, half enclosed.
The latest information about the trolley can be found by calling the trolley office, 651-388-9215, or going on the Web site www.redwingtrolley.com.