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Meander to Maiden Rock, WI - one hour from downtown St. Paul, MN


Spend a day exploring Maiden Rock, WI located one hour from downtown St Paul. The majestic Mississippi River bluffs and scenic Lake Pepin provide the backdrop for this inspired sojourn to women owned businesses. Come and see for yourself why Maiden Rock is experiencing a quiet renaissance along the river.

Cultural Cloth features artisan made home decor and personal accessories crafted primarily by women throughout the developing world. Colorful vignettes displayed throughout the store make it fun to shop and easy to envision the pieces in your home —and also easy to understand why Cultural Cloth has become a “destination." Their new rug showroom offers a stunning collection of hand woven area rugs. Peruse a selection online.

Open: Thursday-Sunday 10 - 5 p.m. and by appointment.

The Smiling Pelican Bakeshophas offered an ever-changing array of sinfully good cookies, pies, cakes, muffins and scones since 2001. Daily features are often photographed right as they come out of the oven and are uploaded onto their Facebook page. Those 'in the know' sign up for these enticing alerts—and then they make a bee-line for the bakery: facebook/Smiling-Pelican-Bakeshop

Open: Friday-Sunday 8 - 3 p.m

Swan Vision Gallery  - presents exhibitions curated by Cynde Randall at Santosha Center for Yoga, Art & Wellness in downtown Maiden Rock. Swan Vision’s premiere exhibition is titled "The Reverie of Celeste Nelms” and runs May 5 - June 9. Celeste, an award-winning photographer, is also a resident of Maiden Rock. 

Open: Friday-Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.  www.swanvision.net

Above: Turkeys by Celeste Nelms

Secret Heart Gallery Artist/owner B.J. Christofferson of Secret Heart Gallery has created a shimmery space full of her original artwork inspired by Spanish Colonial art and Joseph Cornell. Her one-of-a-kind wall pieces are dioramas assembled from collage and 3-dimensional ephemera. Her porch is full of unique gifts and jewelry.

Open Saturday & Sunday 10-4 p.m.   www.secretheartgallery.com

The Green Queen is a unique lawn ornament and garden art store that "celebrates the nobility of nature" and offers everything from plants to essential oils and garden themed jewelry to locally made birdhouses and

Open: Friday through Sunday 10 - 5 p.m.

Grab a bite in Maiden Rock:

Ole’s facebook/Oles-Bar-Grill

The Six String Saloon (check out their schedule of live music)  facebook/6stringsaloon

Spend the Night in Maiden Rock (or nearby):






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