Visitor interest in Red Wing, MN

Posted on December 17th, 2009 by

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Sixty-seven percent of Red Wing visitor guide requests come from zip code areas in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa, the three states closest to Red Wing. A few major cities, such as the Twin Cities, Rochester, Milwakee and Des Moines are easily identified by clusters of dots in this dot density map.

Red Wing is one of Minnesota’s premier tourist destinations. It is nestled in the bluffs along the Mississippi River and attracts nature enthusiasts who hike the bluffs and bike the trails, history buffs who appreciate the town’s commitment to historic preservation, and everyone in between.

The Red Wing Visitor and Convention Bureau receives requests daily for their visitor guide. But where exactly are these requests coming from? A recent study by Gustavus Geography students Drew Ingvalson, Mark Petersen, and Samantha Rother maps the locations from which Red Wing visitor information requests are received. If Red Wing better understands where visitors are coming from, more informed decisions can be made on how to market and cater to these visitors.


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