Pepin sits on the edge of a strikingly wide expanse of the Mississippi River known as Lake Pepin. A natural dam below the town created the “lake.” Pepin is famous for being the hometown of Little House in the Big Woods author Laura Ingalls Wilder who was born on a farm near here in 1867. The Wilder Museum honors the author’s legacy as well as the city’s history. A replica of the now-famous “little house” can be seen in a small wayside park north of Pepin on Cty. CC. Charter a sail boat, visit an art gallery or enjoy a meal at lakeside restaurant.
Fresh Art Tour: Spring 2015
June 05 - June 07
Join us for the Fresh Art Tour, a self guided tour of galleries & artist’s studios. Enjoy the splendor of spring in the scenic Chippewa Valley and Lake Pepin...
Annual Flyway Film Festival
October 21 - October 25
The eighth annual Flyway Film Festival is held in Pepin, Stockholm, and Maiden Rock with additional dates to be announced in Red Wing, Minnesota. Over 50...
Lake Pepin Art & Design Center
The purpose of the Lake Pepin Art & Design Center is to provide learning opportunities for students of all ages through art and design classes, workshops, and...
Laura Ingalls Wilder Wayside & Cabin
Reconstructed log cabin is a replica of the now-famous "Little House in the Big Woods"; paints a charming and historically-accurate picture of where Laura was...
Find indoor and outdoor clothing, books, gifts, local products and more. We are right on Lake Pepin near the Harbor View Café.