It may be true that people from the coasts often look at the Midwest as flyover country. But those in the know realize that this region of the United States has some of the best scenery – not to mention the best people – of anywhere in the country. Many towns in Minnesota show the Midwestern character that is so familiar to those who live here, but one – Winona – may do that better than any others.

Keep reading to find out why Winona, Minnesota, is the perfect Midwestern town.

Have you been to Winona? Or do you have another favorite Midwestern town? If you love small towns, check out this list of 11 picturesque small towns in Minnesota.

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