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Beautiful View

Took a drive around the lake in January and even then it was beautiful. Would like to go back in... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2013
Jessica G
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Lake of the Pearl Paddleboat

We took one of the last boat rides of the year in October 2012. Admission was reasonable for adults... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2012
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Picturesque twenty-two-mile lake in the Mississippi River Valley.
Red Wing, MN
+1 651-345-3401
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Reviewed 6 January 2013

Took a drive around the lake in January and even then it was beautiful. Would like to go back in summer or fall.

2  Thank Jessica G
Reviewed 29 October 2012

We took one of the last boat rides of the year in October 2012. Admission was reasonable for adults and children, and snacks were $1. Seating is not reserved; you can grab a table with chairs inside (heated) or on top deck. Kids enjoyed going...More

4  Thank Gina_Travels_2011
Reviewed 1 October 2012

beautiful outlook and restaurant over the lake. Nice paddlewheel boat ride - although we couldn't take it - we saw many who did and they loved it. Lake Pepin also had a nice inn right at the restaurant. Was a very relaxing atmosphere.

2  Thank gatormom33
Reviewed 27 September 2012

It was surprising to find such a huge lake in the middle of the Mississippi river. The area is really pretty-lots of bluffs and woods. The traffic on the Minnesota side is very bad even if it is a 4-lane hwy. If you want to...More

1  Thank minneapol
Reviewed 15 August 2012

Beautiful part of the River, widest part of Mississippi. Rent a sailboat or take a boat ride down the river on a paddleboat. Dinner cruises. Shop for antiques, have dinner on the river. So pretty. In the fall, there are apple orchards. Close to Treasure...More

1  Thank Minnesota40
Reviewed 20 July 2012

We enjoy a trip around the lake at least once every summer. Take Hwy 61 on the MN side and Hwy 35 on the WI side. Cross over in Wabasha or Winona. Enjoy stops along the way in Stockholm, Maiden Rock, Pepin, Nelson, Wabasha, Kellogg,...More

3  Thank rrmMinnesota
Reviewed 24 June 2012

Pickle Factory was great? Good service and tasty food. Great views of the lake.

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Reviewed 23 June 2012

We learned a lot of interesting things about the area. Beautiful day on the lake, good price.

2  Thank J C
Reviewed 8 June 2012

The scenery was beautiful, even though it was a rainy day. White Caps on the river and a lot of wind. Anyone coming into the area will be impressed with the view of the Mississippi River and Lake Pepin. I have been to this same...More

1  Thank Richard S
Reviewed 28 April 2012

If you go the drive around the Lake is interesting and there are historical markers letting you know how it came to be formed. Good places along the way to see eagles and other birds. Some nice towns to visit and there are good restaurants...More

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14 September 2018|
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Response from DBrun55 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Go their website pearl of the lake, limited boat excursions but they go into October
15 January 2018|
Response from John G |
are there paddle boats to rent in lake pepin
21 May 2015|
Response from jgirl57 |
Yes they do