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ST. CLOUD’S HOTTEST LOCATION

We’re on the border

to everywhere!

320-259-0877 Hwy. 15 & Cty. Rd. 1 Sartell, Minnesota www.americinn.com/hotels/mn/sartell Indoor Pool & Hot Tub • Free High Speed Internet • Whirlpool Suites Meeting Room • Enhanced Continental Breakfast Including Fresh Waffles Room Service Available • Bar & Grill Next Door 1-800-264-2940 ■ 3


welcome

to granite country usa!

Jump in! This is your official Visitors Guide, the only guide authorized and distributed by the St. Cloud Area Convention and Visitors Bureau! Central Perk

For many years the Central Lakes Area has been one of the world’s leading producers of granite, and do we have granite for you! In addition to granite, St. Cloud and the Central Lakes Area offer much to residents and visitors alike. We enjoy a superb quality of life here—nearly 100 area parks; sparkling lakes; the Mississippi River; friendly, safe cities and neighborhoods; hundreds of restaurants and shops; a wide variety of recreational, cultural and educational opportunities and a business-friendly climate that is sustaining a robust regional economy.

CHECK OUT EVERYTHING OUR AREA HAS TO OFFER! 8 welcome to st. cloud 10 attractions 24 area events 30 arts & entertainment 36 accommodations 46 dining 58 shopping 71 sports & recreation 82 moving to the area

86 education 90 medical 94 business & organizations 96 visitor services 100 faith & fellowship 102 the heart of minnesota 112 day trips 114 coupons 115 map

ST. CLOUD & CENTRAL LAKES AREA VISITORS GUIDE COPYRIGHT© 2015. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. PRINTED IN THE U.S.A. Reproduction without permission from Think Tourism USA, Inc. is strictly prohibited. The publisher has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the material in the St. Cloud Visitors Guide. However, as unpredictable changes and errors do occur, the publisher can assume no responsibility or liability for errors, changes or omissions.

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We love it here and hope you do, too! Dave Kleis, Mayor of St. Cloud Julie Lunning, St. Cloud Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

ST. CLOUD AREA CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU 1411 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud, MN 56301 www.granitecountry.com 320-251-4170 • 1-800-264-2940 • Fax: 320-656-0401 Cover Photographer: Bill Jones Guide Photography: Gary Webber (Think Tourism USA), Bill Jones, Quarter Ton Productions, and Neil Anderson unless otherwise noted Cover Design: Thelen Advertising

Published by: THINK TOURISM USA, INC. Sauk Rapids Industrial Park, P.O. Box 1733, St. Cloud, MN 56302 320-281-5118 • Fax: 320-281-5119 • info@thinktourismusa.com www.thinktourismusa.com


st. cloud

welcomes you! Granite City Days

historically speaking... St. Cloud began as three separate settlements on the Mississippi River which were founded by three extremely different men.

GREAT Theatre

Clemens Gardens

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One of the town sites was begun by a former slave owner who was involved in the fur trade, bringing slave-owning Southerners to the area. A second settlement was begun by a professional town-entrepreneur who attracted Protestants opposed to slavery. The third site was intended for a sawmill which drew Catholics from Germany. In spite of the differences, the three settlements eventually merged into one city in 1856. The name “St. Cloud” was chosen to reflect the area’s long-ago French heritage, being named after a suburb of Paris, France. Soon after, granite deposits were discovered, and area granite companies began shipping granite to sites all over the world. Today, in addition to granite production, the area is a center for education and retail and is one of the state’s popular destinations for recreation and tourism. St. Cloud Skate Plaza


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A most friendly climate!

Central Minnesota is a theater of the seasons. Spring is alive with color, from crab apple trees to tulips and daffodils. The summers are warm and balmy with quickly passing thunderstorms. Our autumns are crisp and clear with abundant and colorful fall foliage. Even our winters are beautiful with hoarfrost and crystal snowfalls. But don’t be fooled – always check the thermometer before heading outside!

It’s close to everywhere! St. Cloud

Mpls/ St. Paul

City Distance (miles) Minneapolis/St. Paul............65 Duluth.................................165 Rochester...........................153 St. Cloud, France.............4205 Chicago, IL.........................489 Spalt, Germany.................4495

High

Low

Spring 70 50 Summer 78 59

City Distance (miles) Sioux Falls, SD...................220 Fargo, ND...........................172 Winnipeg, Manitoba...........358 Des Moines, IA...................335 New York, NY...................1304

Fall

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Winter 28 12

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By taking advantage of these great sites you can find out more about visiting or locating to the St. Cloud Area. Or contact the St. Cloud Convention and Visitors Bureau at 1-800-264-2940. www.granitecountry.com

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see it

attractions

Meghan Kiley

Munsinger and Clemens Gardens

Thousands of people visit the stunning Munsinger and Clemens Gardens in the summer. Others immerse themselves in area history and culture at the Stearns History Museum, while some explore other heritage centers like Art and Heritage Place on the St. Benedict campus or the enchanting Grasshopper Chapel in Cold Spring. Not-to-be-missed, the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library at St. John’s University features a remarkable display of The St. John’s Bible – and be sure to tour the spectacular St. John’s Abbey Church nearby, as well! For indoor family fun, jump to your heart’s content at AirMaxx Trampoline Park. Or if you enjoy the outdoors, take a stroll around Lake George, with

grapes and brews at Glacial Ridge Winery, Millner Heritage Winery, Whispering Oaks Winery and taps at the Third Street Brewhouse and Beaver Island Brewing.

walking paths, a magnificent granite fountain, paddleboat, paddleboard and canoe rentals, and much, much more. Then take a wild ride in one of the Summerland go-karts or play a round of miniature golf. For MORE outdoor fun, hike, bike or swim in Quarry Park, surrounded by old granite quarries, woods and wetlands. If it’s adventure you crave, rent a canoe or kayak at Clear Waters Outfitting Co. and paddle the mighty Mississippi River, one of our area’s star attractions.

Map & Page Reference Red text-map grid on St. Cloud Map: north of 7-a

Out of town, families will love the enchanting Hemker Park & Zoo, intriguing A Maze‘n Farmyard and fascinating Minnesota Pioneer Park. And last, but certainly not least, DO take time to sample our local

Blue text-Directs you to various Heart of Minnesota maps in back of guide: Map pg. 102

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Mississippi River

St. Cloud Rox


attractions

Lake Wobegon Regional Trail

Historic Walking Tours

See pg. 15 www.ci.stcloud.mn.us/Planning/Downtown.aspx Three different, self-guided walking tours of over 40 historic St. Cloud sites. Download or checkout tours at the St. Cloud Planning and Zoning office at City Hall.

Museums/Galleries Art and Heritage Place

Saint Benedict’s Monastery • For more information call 320-363-7100 www.sbm.osb.org • Ad pg. 15 • Map pg. 102 This lovely space includes a museum, gallery and gift shop featuring the history of and handmade gifts by the Sisters of the Order of Saint Benedict.

Atwood Gallery

St. Cloud State University • 320-308-2205 • www.stcloudstate.edu/upb • 9-j Contemporary with a variety of art works exhibited. Gallery hours are Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 12-5 p.m. Closed holidays and during SCSU breaks. Call for information on shows.

Benedicta Arts Center

Main Gallery, Gallery Lounge, College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph 320-363-5777 www.csbsju.edu/finearts • Map pg. 102 Benedicta Arts Gallery hours: Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. noon-9 p.m. Call for exhibition details.

Benton County Historical Society

218 First St. N., Sauk Rapids, MN 320-253-9614 www.mnbentonhistory.org • 8-f Benton County’s past is fondly preserved here. Open all year. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.4 p.m. Call for appointment.

Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site

1620 Lindbergh Dr. S., Little Falls, MN • 320-616-5421 www.mnhs.org/lindbergh • Map pg. 111 Tour the famous aviator’s home complete with original furnishings and artifacts. See exhibits in the visitor center. Shop the selection of Lindbergh and flight merchandise.

The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum

2151 S. Lindbergh Dr., Little Falls, MN 320-632-4007 www.morrisoncountyhistory.org • Map pg. 111 Self-guided tours, research services, county history, and more. Open year round.

Christie House Museum

Long Prairie, MN • 320-732-2514 Map pg. 102 (N. of Sauk Centre) A walk in the past through a country doctor’s house. Open June-August, Wed.Sun. 1:30-4:30 p.m.

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attractions

TRAVELING with your DOG? Great trails for on-leash: Lake Wobegon Trail

northwest of 1-j Enter the trail at St. Joseph, MN Paved 62-miles. The longest paved trail in the U.S., one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Railsto-Trails Conservancy. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this “rail-trail” is now a great place to walk Rover.

Beaver Island Trail • 9-l

Just south of St. Cloud State University Paved 3 miles through woods along the Mississippi River.

Quarry Park • 3-m

Unpaved trails through 643 acres at the site of 30 abandoned granite quarries.

Sand Prairie Wildlife Area

12-l Minnesota Blvd and Hwy. 10 Unpaved 1.6 miles through prairie and wetlands.

YOUR PET’S FITNESS IS OUR BUSINESS!

Off-leash dog parks:

Daylight hours only. Fee for offleash permit can be left in drop boxes at parks.

Wilson Park • 8-i

Riverside Dr. N.E. and 6th St. N.E. Fenced dog park located right on the Mississippi River. Includes dog beach, shade trees and picnic tables.

Whitney Park • 7-g

Forest Dr. & Airport Rd. Fenced dog park. There is another park that is not fenced on an island right next to this park which is surrounded by the Sauk River. Includes shade trees and picnic tables.

Jaycees Dog Park • 5-i 3700 12th Street North Fenced dog park which includes shade trees and picnic tables.

Need a pet-friendly hotel? See Accommodations Grid pg. 44.

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ST. JOSEPH 1722 Minnesota Street www.cssjpvets.com 320-363-7756 1-866-900-7756 COLD SPRING • 320-685-3237 PAYNESVILLE • 320-243-4392 320-363-4908 VOTED BEST VETERINARY CLINIC IN CENTRAL MINNESOTA! Tri-County Humane Society Events:

April 24, 2015 • 14th Annual Wine, Kibbles & Bids

Gorecki Dining & Conference Center, College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph 320-252-0896 • www.tricountyhumanesociety.org Fundraiser benefiting the Tri-County Humane Society features wine & beer tasting, gourmet dinner, silent auction, live music and brief cameo appearance by special furry friends!

September 12, 2015 • 27th Annual Woofstock Companion Walk Wilson Park, St. Cloud 320-252-0896 • www.tricountyhumanesociety.org Fundraiser for the Tri-County Humane Society’s 27th annual 5k walk. Largest pet walk around. Enjoy music, food and activities for pets and people.

November 20-22, 2015 30th Annual Santa Paws Holiday Portraits Fundraiser

Tri-County Humane Society, St. Cloud 320-252-0896 • www.tricountyhumanesociety.org Five professional holiday portraits on disc for $39 with full reproducing rights. Pets welcome, and you may choose to include Santa in a few pictures.


attractions Cokato Museum

175 W. 4th St., P.O. Box 686 Cokato, MN • 320-286-2427 www.cokato.mn.us/cmhs/ • Map pg. 108 You’ll find lots of local Scandinavian history here. Tues.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sat. 8:30a.m.-3 p.m.; Closed Sundays and Mondays and major holidays.

The HILL Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML)

31802 Cty. Rd. 159, Collegeville, MN 320-363-3514 • www.hmml.org Ad pg. 103 • Map pg. 102 HMML is sponsored by Saint John’s Abbey and University, and is home to The Saint John’s Bible, a handwritten, illuminated Bible. See ad for hours.

Kiehle Visual Arts Center

St. Cloud State University • 320-308-4283 www.stcloudstate.edu/art • 9-j National and local art work is featured. Open Sept.-May, Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Call for details.

Minnesota Baseball Hall of Fame Museum/Rivers Edge Convention Center

Stearns History Museum

10 Fourth Ave. S., 2nd floor 320-252-8227 • 320-255-7272 www.mnamateurbaseballhof.com • 8-i Where great moments in Minnesota baseball are preserved. Open Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Hours are extended and open some weekends when the Convention Center is open. Free.

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attractions

Downtown St. Cloud

Minnesota Fishing Museum

304 W. Broadway, Little Falls, MN • 320-616-2011 mnfm@mnfishingmuseum.com www.mnfishingmuseum.com • Map pg. 111 Over 10,000 sq. ft. of antique fishing artifacts.

Minnesota Military Museum

Located at Camp Ripley 15000 Hwy. 115, Little Falls, MN • 320-616-6050 www.mnmilitarymuseum.org • Map pg. 111 Minnesota military memorabilia.

Paramount Theatre

913 W. St. Germain, Downtown St. Cloud, MN 320-259-5463 • www.paramountarts.org Ad pg. 35 • 8-j A renovated historic theatre, programming theatre performances and visual arts classes and events.

Sherburne History Center

10775 27th Ave. S.E., Becker, MN 763-261-4433 • 763-262-4433 www.sherburnehistorycenter.org Map pg. 111

Stearns History Museum

235 S. 33rd Ave., St. Cloud, MN 320-253-8424 • www.stearns-museum.org Ad pg. 11; coupon pg. 114 • 5-k Find yourself immersed in history. From agriculture and the environment, to the granite industry and the Pan Car, to modern Stearns County—centuries of history are on display in an 8,000 sq. ft. gallery.

Noted Attractions AirMaxx Trampoline Park

3900 Roosevelt Rd., Ste. 120, St. Cloud, MN 320-281-5599 www.airmaxxtrampolinepark.com Ad pg. 15 • 9-p AirMaxx Trampoling Park specializes in fitness and family! 15,000 sq. ft. of trampolines where you can literally bounce off of our walls. Foam Pit, Dodgeball, Basketball and more...ON TRAMPOLINES!

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A Maze’n Farmyard

3-1/2 mi. W. of Eden Valley on Hwy. 55 320-453-6901 www.amazenfarmyard.com Ad pg. 109 • Map pg. 108 Fun for the Whole Family! Many animals, a maze, giant slide, mini golf, bounce barn and much more. Join us for an amaze’n time!

Charles A. Lindbergh State Park

Little Falls, MN (Located one and a half miles south of Highway 27 just outside Little Falls, a 25-minute drive from St. Cloud) • 320-616-2525 www.dnr.state.mn.us See Day Trips page 112 for more information Map pg. 111 Enjoy camping, fishing, hiking, picnicking, canoeing, boating, bird watching and, in winter, cross country skiing. Don’t miss the Lindbergh House Historic Site. Open year round.

Clemens/Munsinger Gardens

1515 Riverside Dr. S.E., St. Cloud, MN (off Kilian Blvd.) 1-800-264-2940 • Gift Shop 320-257-5959 www.munsingerclemens.com • See pg. 16 • 9-k Open spring-fall 7 a.m.-10 p.m. On the Mississippi River. Gift Shop.

El Rancho Mañana Campground, Riding Stable & Recreational Area 27302 Ranch Rd., Richmond, MN Call for reservations 320-597-2740 www.camperm.com Campgrounds pg. 38; grid pg. 43; Ad pg. 107 Map pg. 105

Fairview Gardens

1080 35th St. N., Sauk Rapids, MN (East of Hwy. 10 & 15 on Co. Rd. 29) 320-229-2281 www.fairviewgardensmn.com Ad pg. 63 • 9-d Huge greenhouse and nursery, home and holiday decor, seasonal displays, unique gifts, special events and workshops. For hours and special events, call or check website.

Fountain at Clemens Gardens

Michigan Ave. & Kilian Blvd. & 13th St. S., St. Cloud, MN • 9-k The “Renaissance Fountain with Cranes” was given to the city by Bill and Virginia Clemens. At 24 feet, this is the tallest outdoor fountain in a Minnesota public garden.

The Grande Depot

620 Sundial Dr., Waite Park, MN 320-654-0907 www.craftsdirect.com • 3-l Crafts Direct features a large selection in yarn and fabrics, beads, fine arts, scrapbooking, rubber stamping, gifts, floral, a great seasonal section and much more!

8318 State Hwy. 23 W., St. Cloud, MN 320-257-5500 www.thegrandedepot.com Ad pg. 4 & 5 • 1-l Our historic 1912 Depot is a “grande” find, offering 2 upscale retail choices for sophisticated consumers: accentric and cork & cask. 2 floors, over 12,000 sq. ft. of unique products for a unique shopping experience.

Downtown St. Cloud is “Always On”

Granite Country USA

Crafts Direct

www.stclouddowntown.com See pg. 68 & 69 • 8-j Music, art, dining, yoga, spas, cocktails, theatres, hotels, shopping, library. Experience the vibrant nightlife and rich cultural heritage of St. Cloud’s downtown.

1-800-264-2940 www.granitecountry.com Take home rock-solid memories by joining us for fascinating self-guided tours of beautiful Quarry Park, granite architecture, sculpture and a whole lot more-all here in Central Minnesota!


attractions

Dam Fine Beer.

First Brewery in St. Cloud Since 1939 LOCALLY-OWNED BREWERY & TAP ROOM

BEAVERISLANDBREW.COM 216 6th Avenue South, St. Cloud MN

PRESERVING st. cloud history TOURS Explore historic St. Cloud on your own schedule and at your own pace...it is an inexpensive, convenient and interesting way to discover the history and culture of St. Cloud while uncovering fascinating stories of those who were here before us. Choose from five interactive tours offering over 60+ stops. Available tours include Barden Park, Highbanks, Pantown, Downtown and Riverwalk. At each stop you will hear from property and business owners

presenting interesting facts and images about the historic and architectural elements of the historic site. Several options are available for viewing the “Preserving St. Cloud” History Tours: visitors can view them on the city’s website at www.ci.stcloud.mn.us or on YouTube. They can also be downloaded to a personal mp3 player via the internet through iTunes. Otherwise, tours are available for checkout in the St. Cloud Planning and Zoning office at St. Cloud City Hall (320-255-7218.) 1-800-264-2940 ■ 15


munsinger & clemens gardens | quarry park

QUARRY park Truly a local treasure, Quarry Park and Nature Preserve (formerly known as “Hundred Acres Quarry”) is the largest park in the Stearns County Parks System. The 643-acre park is a fascinating look at the early granite industry in the Central Lakes area, and it is a haven for those who love the outdoors. Natural features include scenic woodlands, open prairie, wetlands, and unquarried bedrock areas, with many trails winding throughout the park. Plant life includes everything from oaks and aspens to yellow ladyslippers, Indian paintbrush and prickly pear cactus. Man-made features include a fascinating Derrick Exhibit, sizeable hills composed of quarried rock remnants (grout piles) and 30 granite quarries, most of which are now filled with water and form picturesque rock-fringed ponds – which are surprisingly clear and deep. Hills afford spectacular views of the landscape

and a new observation deck provides a unique perspective. Vehicle parking permits can be purchased at the contact station or from the Stearns County Parks Department (320-255-6172). Picnic, swim, hike, fish, bike or cross-country ski — Quarry Park will provide you hours of enjoyment any time of year!

MUNSINGER & CLEMENS gardens Munsinger Gardens

Situated below the Clemens Gardens and along the Mississippi River, these distinctive gardens lie under towering hemlock and pine trees. As a result, many of the garden beds are in the shade, making them astounding in their abundance of color and incredible variety of flowers. Included in the park are a large peacock cage, lovely wedding pavilion, wooden gazebo, and of course, the fabulous Mississippi River.

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Clemens Gardens

Six gardens make up Clemens Gardens: Virginia Clemens Rose Garden, Rest Area Garden, Formal Garden, White Garden, Perennial Garden and the Treillage Garden. The six gardens draw 2,000 to 3,000 people a day during the summer, from all over the world. So, whether you’re a weekend gardener or professional horticulturist, visit soon and find the flavor of European gardens right here in Central Minnesota!


150,000 sq. ft. of space. Premiere venue for conventions, weddings, concerts and special events. Located on the Mississippi River and connected to two full service hotels. In the heart of a top-notch entertainment district.

10 4th Avenue South | St. Cloud, MN 56301 320.255.7272 Local | 800.450.7272 Toll Free | 320.255.9863 Fax www.StCloudRiversEdgeConventionCenter.com


attractions

The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library

Little Falls

606 S.E. 1st St., Little Falls, MN 320-616-4959 www.lfcvb@charter.net Map pg. 111 Where the Mississippi River pauses. Boyhood home of aviator Charles Lindbergh. Guided history tours, museums and great dining – it’s all right here!

Mississippi River

This fabled, natural wonder begins its 2,552 mile journey to the area about three hours north of St. Cloud. Ample parks and public access!

Munsinger/Clemens Gardens

Quarry Park

Grasshopper Chapel

Highway 23 west to Cold Spring (Chapel Hill Rd.) Church of St. Boniface, Cold Spring 320-685-3653 • Map pg. 105

Grasshopper Chapel represents the miracle of an 1877, April snowstorm that halted an impending grasshopper plague. Shrine, Stations of the Cross and Chapel open everyday, all day.

Gruber’s Quilt Shop

Located in Dan Tree Court at 310 4th Ave. N.E., Waite Park, MN 320-259-4360 • grubersquiltshop.com Ad pg. 61 • 5-j

“The destination quilt shop for quilters from around the world.” A must see!

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Gypsy Lea’s An Event You’ll Never Want to Miss!

115 Division St., Sauk Rapids, MN • 320-251-4019 www.GypsyLeas.com • Ad pg. 60 • 8-f Open 4 days each month, the 2nd Thursday-Sunday. A completely new, beautifully staged store each time. One-of-a-kind Antiques, Vintage and Shabby Chic.

Hemker Park & Zoo

26715 Co. Rd. 39, Freeport, MN (I-94 exit 140) 1 mi. N. of Downtown Freeport 320-836-2426 www.hemkerzoo.com Ad pg. 103 • Map pg. 102 The best kept secret of central Minnesota. Come walk on the “Wild Side” with some of the most exotic animals of Africa, Australia and North America.

1515 Riverside Dr. S.E., St. Cloud, MN (off Riverside Dr. and 13th St. S.) 1-800-264-2940 Gift Shop 320-258-0381 www.munsingerclemens.com • See pg. 16 • 9-k Situated along the Mississippi River, these distinctive gardens lie under towering hemlock and pine trees. Wedding pavilion, wooden gazebo, Gardens Gift Shop. Open 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

Quarry Park

West of St. Cloud on Co. Rd. 137 (17th St. S, Waite Park, MN) Stearns Co. Parks, 320-255-6172 www.co.stearns.mn.us See pg. 16 • 3-m

River’s Edge Convention Center

10 4th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN 320-255-7272 • 800-450-7272 StCloudRiversEdgeConventionCenter.com Ad pg. 17 • 8-i The newly expanded 150,000 sq. ft. River’s Edge Convention Center is a premiere venue for conventions, concerts, weddings and special events of any kind.


granite, granite, everywhere

Once known as the “Nitty Gritty Granite City”, St. Cloud used this headline for a 1921 advertising campaign.

When granite deposits were found along area rivers and in land nearby, the granite industry began to develop. Granite was everywhere and even today, as you drive through St. Cloud and Central Minnesota, you’ll find buildings, houses, churches, monuments and public artwork made of granite of all kinds. One of the largest granite companies in the world is in nearby Cold Spring, and the Minnesota Correctional Facility was built on the site of the first granite quarry in St. Cloud. At one time the area claimed 19 granite companies, and the granite industry provided thousands of jobs throughout the mid-1800s to present day.

Granite Country Attractions: 235 33rd Ave. S., St. Cloud • 5-g County Rd. 137, Waite Park • 1-i 725 Courthouse Square, St. Cloud • 9-e 25 8th Ave. N., St. Cloud • 9-e 1901 Cooper Ave. N., St. Cloud • 8-h 2305 Minnesota Blvd. S.E., St. Cloud west of 12-g Collegeville • Map pg. 98 Hwy. 23, Cold Spring • Map pg. 101 418 Main St., Cold Spring • Map pg. 101 205 Broadway St. E., Rockville • Map pg. 101 209 E Broadway St., Rockville • Map pg. 101

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attractions

Millner Heritage Vineyard & Winery

Saint Benedict’s Monastery

104 Chapel Lane, St. Joseph 320-363-7100 www.sbm.osb.org Ad pg. 15 • Map pg. 102 Home to Benedictine Sisters for more than 150 years. Beautiful chapel, museum, gift shop, grotto and more. Information in chapel, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

St. Cloud Public Library

1300 St. Germain W., St. Cloud, MN 320-650-2500 www.griver.org • 7-j State-of-the-art contemporary library with a variety of children’s programs and free internet. Open Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Saint John’s Benedictine Abbey Church

Saint John’s Abbey and University, Collegeville 320-363-2011 saintjohnsabbey.org • Map pg. 102 Designed by renowned architect Marcel Breuer, this gorgeous church serves as the centerpiece for the Saint John’s University campus. Open daily, 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Free.

The Saint John’s Bible in The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML)

31802 Cty. Rd. 159, Collegeville, MN 320-363-3514 or 320-363-3351 www.saintjohnsbible.org Ad pg. 103 Map pg. 102 HMML is home to The Saint John’s Bible, a handwritten, illuminated Bible. Selected pages are always on exhibit. Museum, library and gift shop. See ad for hours.

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SCHEELS

40 N. Waite Ave., Waite Park, MN (Crossroads Center) 320.252.9494 • www.scheels.com Ad pg. 3 • 4-j

Stearns County Courthouse

725 Courthouse Square, Downtown St. Cloud 320-656-3620 • www.co.stearns.mn.us • 8-j This historic landmark, with its illuminated clock, was built in 1922. The distinctive dome soars 109 feet above the street. Open Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.4:30 p.m. Free.

Summerland

2 miles east on Hwy. 23, St. Cloud, MN 320-251-0940 • www.summerlandfunpark.com Ad pg. 13; coupon pg. 114 • east of 12-h St. Cloud’s most unique theme park. Jr. & Kiddie Karts/Boats • Indy Karts • Go-Karts • Mini Golf Giant water slide and more • group rates. 18-hole Championship Mini Golf.

River Trips & Rentals

Clear Waters Outfitting Company

100 Pine St., Clearwater, MN • 320-558-8123 www.cwoutfitting.com • Ad pg. 15 • east of 12-r Central Minnesota’s premier paddling and outdoor gear supplier! Rentals, river trips, kayak fishing, and sales from a historic location on the Mississippi River.

Wineries & Breweries Beaver Island Brewing Co.

216 6th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN www.beaverislandbrew.com • Ad pg. 15 • 8-j A locally-owned and operated production brewery and tap room. On a mission to serve world-class local beer with sustainability in mind.

Glacial Ridge Winery

15455 Old Mill Rd., Spicer, MN 320-796-9463 www.glacialridgewinery.com Ad pg. 109 Map pg. 108 (SW of Paynesville)

Producing award winning Minnesota wines. Gracious park like grounds, gift shop & tasting room. Open year round for tours, tastings and wine sales.

Millner Heritage Vineyard & Winery

32025 MN Hwy. 15, Kimball, MN (Located 7 miles S. of Kimball or 9 miles N. of Dassel on MN Hwy. 15) 320-398-2081 www.MillnerHeritage.com Ad pg. 110 • Map pg. 108

European Style Winery. The best vineyard/winery tours in Minnesota. Wine tasting/sales, store, food menu. Annual events, Anniversary, Grape Stomp, Quilt/Wine Show, plus more!

Third Street Brewhouse

219 N. Red River Ave., Cold Spring, MN 320-685-3690 www.thirdstreetbrewhouse.com Ad pg. 12 • Map pg. 105

It’s all about the beer! Take a guided tour of the Brewhouse, sample craft beer and check out our retail store.

Whispering Oaks Winery

33578 Co. Rd. 30, Melrose, MN 320-256-7118 www.whisperingoakswinerymn.com Map pg. 102

Family operated, making wines from grapes grown in its own front yard­—the Black Oak Vineyard.


attractions

Liberty Savings Bank Block Party

DISCOVER HISTORIC st. cloud

Paramount Theatre

Day One:

235 S. 33rd Ave 320-253-8424 www.stearns-museum.org • 5-g Two floors of exhibits, gift shop Stearns History Museum and an extensive research library. Current exhibits include: a Pantown car, the granite industry and the natural world of Stearns County. Small admission fee.

Quarry Park

Stearns County Parks, 255-6172 • 3-m The largest park in the Stearns County Parks System, Quarry Park is a fascinating look at the early granite industry in the area. 30 granite quarries, most of which are now filled with water, form picturesque rockfringed ponds; sizeable hills of quarried rock remnants; an observation deck; hiking and biking trails; lighted ski trails, rock-climbing cliffs; swimming quarry and dock; woodlands, wetlands and open prairie terrain. www.co.stearns.mn.us

Day Two:

Paramount Theatre and Arts District

913 W. Saint Germain St • 320-259-5463 www.paramountarts.org • 9-e The Paramount Theatre, originally known as the Sherman Theatre, opened on Christmas Eve in 1921. Today, after an extensive renovation,

Tim Johnson

Stearns History Museum

the Paramount Arts District is home to several arts organizations and the Paramount Art Gallery. Check out the lobby for current visual arts displays and peek in to see the beautifully renovated auditorium. For tickets and schedule information, call 320-259-5463.

Historic Stearns County Courthouse

725 Courthouse Square, Downtown St. Cloud Downtown Council 320-257-8600 • 9-e This historic landmark, with its illuminated clock, was built in 1922. The distinctive dome soars 109 feet above the street. One of the courtrooms was used in the movie, The Mighty Ducks.

Munsinger & Clemens Gardens

Munsinger Gardens: Riverside Dr. SE and 13th St. S. • 11-f Clemens Gardens: Michigan Ave. & Kilian Blvd. • 11-f Dating back to the 1920s, spring through fall, these gardens along the Mississippi River are a gorgeous mix of annuals and perennials, trees and shrubs. Renaissance Fountain, historic log cabin, magnificent trelliage, stone balustrades, gazebo, lily pond, and paved walking paths. Gift Shop open seasonally.

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City Parks:

St. Cloud: 320-255-7216 www.ci.stcloud.mn.us

Sauk Rapids: 320-258-5300 www.ci.sauk-rapids.mn.us Waite Park: 320-252-6822 ci.waitepark.mn.us Sartell: 320-253-2171 www.sartellmn.com   

St. Joseph: 320-363-7201 www.cityofstjoseph.com

Clearwater: 320-558-2428 www.clearwatercity.com

Jennifer Noble

area parks

For detailed parks information, check out the following:

Welcome to our exceptional green spaces, where you’ll find both quiet respite from urban life and plenty of year-round recreational opportunities! We boast over 200 area parks, where you’ll discover spectacular flower gardens, extensive trails, family picnic areas, top-notch ball fields, scenic rivers, accessible fishing docks and  sandy beaches -  PLUS we know you’ll enjoy our charming rural, town and city lakes! It’s easy to see why our regional parks are a popular destination for travelers and locals alike, so..... stop by, relax, and unwind! You’ll LOVE spending time in our Great Outdoors! 

St. Augusta: 320-654-0387 www.staugustamn.com

County Parks:

Stearns County Parks: 320-255-6172 www.co.stearns.mn.us Benton County Parks: 320-968-5079 www.co.benton.mn.us

State Parks:

The Department of Natural Resources Information Center can provide you with free detailed information about state parks. Call 651-296-6157 or 1-888-MINNDNR or go to www.dnr.state.mn.us/. DNR Information Center located at 500 Lafayette Rd., St. Paul, MN 55155-4040. Lake Maria: 763-878-2325 Sibley: 320-354-2055

Charles A. Lindbergh: 320-616-2525 Crow Wing: 218-825-3075

National:

Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge: 763-389-3323 www.fws.gov/refuge/sherburne

Where you can access the Mississippi River in the Metro Area  (See map inside back cover): • Wilson Park (St. Cloud) 

• River Bluffs Regional Park (St. Cloud)

• Hester Park (St. Cloud)

• Edge Water Park (St. Cloud)

• Munsinger Gardens (St. Cloud)

• Rotary Park (Sartell)

• Riverside Park (St. Cloud)

• Watab Creek Park (Sartell)

• Talahi Park (St. Cloud)

• Municipal Park  (Sauk Rapids)

• Beaver Island Park (St. Cloud)

• Lions Park (Sauk Rapids) •   Southside Park (Sauk Rapids)

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Ty Miller

lake george

The Lake George restoration project was a joint effort between the St. Cloud Rotary Club, St. Cloud Technical College students and state and county agencies. Originally a swamp that drained to the Mississippi River, over the last few years, Lake George, a small lake on the fringe of Downtown, has gone from a gravel and lawn grass shoreline to a natural habitat of trees, shrubs, native grasses, and wildflowers. Following a number of years of shoreline improvements, in 2008, total renovation of the ice-skating warming house, reception area for renting paddleboats, paddleboards and canoes was completed.

Recent additions, funded extensively by the St. Cloud Rotary Club, included 28,000 square feet of paved walkways, new seating and lighting, a delightful wooden trellis, and a showpiece Bonestroo-designed granite fountain and plaza space. Adjacent to Lake George is a small pond with swan house, a new splash pad, public restroom, playground area, concession building and a spectacular new performance pavilion. Used for a number of different events throughout the year, the highlight of the summer at Lake George is Summertime by George, a Wednesday night free concert and festival sponsored by the Rotary Club of St. Cloud, with Rotarians volunteering over 1500 hours over the course of 12 weeks. Whatever the season, don’t miss this spectacular St. Cloud attraction!

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area events

Benton County Fair

Summer brings the Liberty Block Party and Granite City Days with a grand parade, huge Lemonade Arts Fair and symphony concert, plus an airport fly-in and a spectacular fireworks display (one of the largest in out state Minnesota). There’s also a St. Joseph Fourth of July Parade, Joetown Rocks and the St. Joseph Parish Festival, true home-town expressions of patriotism and local pride. Like your parades cool and sparkling? Then you don’t want to miss the Winter Nights and Lights Parade held in early December, which is capped off with the arrival of Santa to town. For those who love sports and recreation, The Earth Day Half Marathon in April is a big-time event, with runners from all over the region taking part. The Sartell Apple Duathlon in May holds its own, as runners and bikers of all competitive levels participate. A variety of sporting events are popular

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Pioneer Place on Fifth Takin’ It To The Streets

“All of our seasons are filled with celebration and fun for the whole family!”

here, with St. Cloud State Division I Hockey and St. Cloud Rox baseball topping the list for many. The Benton County Fair boasts the best a county fair has to offer – 4 H displays, food vendors, a midway and great all-American fun! Held a couple of weekends later is the St. Cloud Antique Auto Club Car Show – all you classic auto lovers take note! And then there are our festivals – Millstream Arts, Joe Town Rocks, St. Mary’s Block Party, Rapid River Days, Waite Park Family Fun Fest, Mississippi Music Festival, special events at the Glacial Ridge and Millner Heritage Wineries, and Minnesota Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival at El Rancho Mañana – all highlighting the exceptional quality of life in Central Minnesota. Be sure to check out aroundthecloud.org for our up-to-date area events!

Annual Alzheimer’s Walk


area events

February

February 6 | Pastiche

Escher Auditorium College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph www.csbsju.edu/fine-arts CSB/SJU’s talented faculty ensemble, Pastiche, performs a wide range of instrumental and vocal music from the Baroque to the 21st century.

February 6-7 | Sportsmen’s Show

River’s Edge Convention Center, St. Cloud www.stcloudsportshow.com 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Whether you are into boating, camping, hunting, etc., this show is for you!

February 6-8, 12-15, 19-22 Same Time, Next Year

Pioneer Place on Fifth, St. Cloud www.ppfive.com Classic play of an ongoing romance over 40 years.

January 12-15 &19-21 | Proof

Pride Fest

January

January 9 | Moonlight Ski

Quarry Park Nature Preserve, Waite Park www.co.stearns.mn.us Come for the skiing, good food and other fun. Check the Stearns County website for more information as the date gets closer.

January 9-18 Great Theatre Presents “Peter Pan”

Benedicta Arts Center College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph 320-363-5779 www.greattheatre.org Let your dreams take flight on a thrilling musical journey to Neverland as J.M. Barrie’s classic tale Peter Pan is magically brought to life in this spectacular original musical.

January 10 | FruitFly: The Musical

Paramount Theatre, St. Cloud 320-259-5463 www.paramountarts.org Can a gay man and a straight woman–a fruit fly–”quit each other” to find true love? Written and performed by St. Cloud natives Max Wojtanowicz and Sheena Janson.

January 11 | Wedding Expo

River’s Edge Convention Center, St. Cloud www.stcloudweddingexpo.com 10 a.m.-3 p.m. A wonderful exhibit event to assist in planning the perfect wedding.

January 16-18 Quilting & Scrapbooking Weekend

Riverside Inn, Cold Spring 320-685-4539 www.riversideinnofcoldspring.com Let us pamper you! Bring friends, meet new friends, and take time to enjoy a relaxing weekend with others who share your crafting passions!

January 23 Rhythmic Circus

Escher Auditorium College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph www.csbsju.edu/fine-arts Minnesota’s home-grown hoofers are back with their trunk full of tap shoes, funky costumes and their big brass band! Fresh from their first Broadway run, this charismatic collection of dancers, musicians and vocalists delivers a potent mix of rapid-fire tap, sidesplitting humor and infectious grooves in Feet Don’t Fail Me Now.

January 24 St. Cloud Craft Beer Tour

River’s Edge Convention Center, St. Cloud 2-5 p.m. In the tradition of the Grand Tasting, each attendee will be given a commemorative sampling glass and have the opportunity to try unlimited samples of approximately 150 craft beers from all over Minnesota and the country.

January 24-25 Dream !t Do !t Central MN Vex Robotics Tournament

River’s Edge Convention Center, St. Cloud Fri. 6-8 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. At each tournament, the Excellence Award Winner will receive an invitation to the World Championships. In addition, the overall winner in Programming Skills out of the three tournaments will receive an invitation to the World Championships.

January 30-February 15 Great Theatre Presents “The Addams Family”

Paramount Theatre, St. Cloud 320-259-5463 www.paramountarts.org Come and meet this weird and wonderful family as they come to devilishly delightful life. Recommended for ages 13+.

Colman Black Box Theater College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph www.csbsju.edu/fine-arts Proof is the winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. One of the most acclaimed plays of the 1999-2000 season, Proof is a work that explores the unknowablility of love as much as it does the mysteries of science. It focuses on Catherine, a young woman who has spent years caring for her father, Robert, a brilliant mathematician in his youth who was later unable to function without help.

February 19-22 Pleasureland Camp & Travel Expo

Pleasureland RV Center, St. Cloud Here at Pleasureland RV Center, we specialize in quality new and used RVs of all types and sizes.

February 13-15 | Boat Show

River’s Edge Convention Center, St. Cloud 320-251-8900 Into the outdoors? Love being on the lake or the river? Check out this consumer show to get new ideas on new watercraft.

February 20-21 Night of the Stars

Paramount Theatre, St. Cloud 320-259-5463 www.paramountarts.org Come and see the outstanding talent of our local students as they perform on-stage at the historic Paramount.

February 21-22 Quarry Classic Basketball

Apollo High School, College of Saint Benedict, Kennedy Elementary, North Jr. High School, St. Cloud State University, Whitney Senior Center St. Cloud • 320-259-5463 26th annual basketball tournament hosted by St. Cloud Area Youth Basketball Association. This event brings in almost 300 basketball teams and thousands of spectators.

February 24-27 Central MN Farm Show

River’s Edge Convention Center, St. Cloud Contact Ginny at 320-251-2940 ext. 105 With more than 200 booths, you will see the latest in farm equipment. Factory personnel will be there to answer questions.

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Mudman Extreme 5K Obstacle Course

February 27-28, March 1 & 6-8 Great Theatre Presents “Babe, The Sheep Pig”

Stephen B. Humphrey Theater St. John’s University, Collegeville www.csbsju.edu/fine-arts The hilarious children’s storybook by Dick KingSmith was the basis for the Academy Award nominated movie Babe. Babe is a piglet won by Farmer Hoggett, a sheep farmer. Hoggett’s dog Fly fills in for Babe’s lost mother, and Babe surprises everyone when he displays an astounding ability to get the sheep to do as he directs.

Annual Cops & Firemen Flag Football

March 13 | Ring of Kerry

Paramount Theatre, St. Cloud 320-259-5463 www.paramountarts.org Ring of Kerry is a bursting-with-energy Irish music group that captures the hearts of listeners.

March 13-15 Quilting and Scrapbooking Weekend

March

Riverside Inn, Cold Spring 320-685-4539 www.riversideinnofcoldspring.com Let us pamper you! Bring friends, meet new friends, and take time to enjoy a relaxing weekend with others who share your crafting passions!

Paramount Theatre, St. Cloud • 320-259-5463 www.paramountarts.org Born and raised in Poland, this duo is an award-winning internationally acclaimed ensemble. www.karkowskaduo.org

Pioneer Place on Fifth, St. Cloud www.ppfive.com Quintessential story of friendship and trust set in the deep south.

March 1 | Karkowska Sisters

March 6 | The Kingston Trio

Paramount Theatre, St. Cloud 320-259-5463 • www.paramountarts.org

March 6-8 | CMBA Home Show

River’s Edge Convention Center, St. Cloud www.cmbaonline.org CMBA presents the largest Home Building Show in Central Minnesota. Thousands of ideas-build/ remodel/re-purpose. Contact the CMBA with any questions about the show 320-251-4382.

March 7-8 | Home Free (Sold Out)

Paramount Theatre, St. Cloud • 320-259-5463 www.paramountarts.org Winner’s of NBC’s the Sing-Off, Minnesota based acapella group Home Free puts its own country twist on some of today’s newest hits, along with crooning the classics in new ways with old style. From the highest of highs, and the lowest of lows from bass Tim, this group entertains with a down-home style.

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March 13-15, 19-22 & 26-29 Steel Magnolia’s

March 14 | Cherish The Ladies

Stephen B. Humphrey Theater St. John’s University, Collegeville www.csbsju.edu/fine-arts Cherish the Ladies, the most sought after group in Celtic music, celebrates St. Paddy’s Day just a wee bit early in this high-energy, entertaining concert that puts Irish culture center stage with traditional instruments, beautiful vocals, and rapid-fire step dancing.

March 18 Granite City Radio Theatre

Pioneer Place on Fifth, St. Cloud www.ppfive.com A live radio show, broadcast from Pioneer Place on KVSC 88.1FM, including radio drama Shade’s Brigade, trivia, comedy, Ole & Lena, and live music from local group Collective Unconscious and special guests.

March 19-22 & 26-28 | As You Like It

Gorecki Family Theater College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph www.csbsju.edu/fine-arts A Shakespearean classic, As You Like It follows its heroine Rosalind as she flees persecution in her uncle’s court, accompanied by her cousin Celia to find safety and, eventually love, in the Forest of Arden.

March 20 | Downtown Art Crawl www.artcrawlstcloud.com

Stroll downtown, buy great art.

March 20-22 | St. John’s Prep and St. Johns Boys Choir present “Oliver”

Paramount Theatre, St. Cloud • 320-259-5463 www.paramountarts.org

March 21 Central MN Wellness Expo

River’s Edge Convention Center, St. Cloud 320-492-3435 • centralmnwellnessexpo.com 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. You are invited to experience everything this area has to offer in health and fitness. Free admission.

March 25 | Granite City Music Review Pioneer Place on Fifth, St. Cloud www.ppfive.com A local musical artist showcase.

March 28 | C. Willie Myles

Pioneer Place on Fifth, St. Cloud • www.ppfive.com A local musical artist showcase.

March 28 | Black Violin

Stephen B. Humphrey Theater St. John’s University, Collegeville www.csbsju.edu/fine-arts With style and swagger, Black Violin smashes musical stereotypes and captivates lovers of both Bach and Beyoncé. Black Violin breaks all the rules, blending the classical with the modern to create something rare—a fresh fusion of classical, hip-hop, blues and R&B.


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April

April 2-4 4th Annual Central MN Spring New Car Show

River’s Edge Convention Center, St. Cloud 320-203-4846 See hundreds of new cars, trucks, vans and SUVs all on display for you indoors. Looking to buy? Take advantage of special, New Car Show pricing!

April 10-19 Great Theatre Presents “Tarzan”

Paramount Theatre, St. Cloud • 320-259-5463 www.paramountarts.org This high-flying family musical adaption of Edgar Rice Burrough’s classic tale and the animated Disney Film Tarzan features music and lyrics by Oscar and seventime Grammy Award winner Phil Collins. Highlighted by aerial and acrobatic effects, Tarzan tells the story of a helpless baby, orphaned by a shipwreck on the West African shore, who’s taken under the protection of a gorilla tribe and becomes part of their family.

April 11 | First Steps Baby Expo

River’s Edge Convention Center, St. Cloud www.firststepsbabyexpo.com 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The goal of this expo is to provide new or expecting parents everything from support to visiting vendor booths.

April 17-18 | Earth Day 1/2 Marathon

www.runearthday.com This awesome event attracts over 4,500 runners at SCSU! New features and opportunities for this years’ run.

April 18 Two Men Talking

Gorecki Family Theater, College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph www.csbsju.edu/fine-arts Two Men Talking is a live, unscripted performance in which two men weave their life stories into a production that captivates audiences. Their story takes place between South Africa and New York City and touches on issues of bullying, personal identity, HIV/AIDS, growing up white in South Africa, and the creation of a lifetime friendship. Two Men Talking celebrates the healing power of storytelling and of really listening to one another. It honors the affirmation of identity and self-acceptance in the face of a seemingly indifferent, sometimes hostile world.

April 24-26, 30, May 1-3, 7-10 Red, White & Tuna

Pioneer Place on Fifth, St. Cloud www.ppfive.com Another satirical ride into the hearts and minds of the polyester clad citizens of Texas’s third smallest town.

April 30-May 2 Landscape of the Body

Gorecki Family Theater, College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph www.csbsju.edu/fine-arts Dance performance featuring works by CSB/SJU students, Leigh Dillard and guest choreographer Carl Flink, Artistic Director of Black Label Movement.

May

May 5 Two on Tap

Paramount Theatre, St. Cloud 320-259-5463 www.paramountarts.org Two on Tap brings audiences back in time to an era when couples like Fred & Ginger and Mickey & Judy filled the silver screen with undeniable chemistry, tight vocal harmony, and precision tap choreography. With classic songs from the Great American Songbook, fantastic vocals, gorgeous costumes, and exciting tap-dancing.

May 9 Lake Wobegon Trail Marathon

www.lakewobegontrailmarathon.org A flat, fast and picturesque certified course put on by St. Cloud River Runners “by runners for runners”.

May 11 Saint Cloud Municipal Band

Paramount Theatre, St. Cloud 320-259-5463 www.paramountarts.org Music is in the Air! Come join the St. Cloud Municipal Band for an evening of music! This annual spring concert will feature a variety of popular band repertoire.

May 17 Peter Mayer

Pioneer Place on Fifth, St. Cloud www.ppfive.com Minnesota folk music legend.

Capital One 360 Winter Nights & Lights Parade

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area events May 20 Granite City Radio Theatre

Pioneer Place on Fifth, St. Cloud www.ppfive.com A live radio show, broadcast from Pioneer Place on KVSC 88.1FM, including radio drama Shade’s Brigade, trivia, comedy, Ole & Lena, and live music from local group Collective Unconscious and special guests.

May 28-31 | Minnesota Senior Games

St. Cloud • 320-251-4170 www.mnseniorgames.com Friendly and fun competition for athletes age 50 or better in 19 different sporting events.

June

June 7 Buffalo Graniteman Triathlon Buffalo, MN www.granitemantri.com

June 7-13 Waite Park’s 51st Annual Family Funfest www.ci.waitepark.mn.us The Family Funfest includes: fishing contests, frisbee golf, city wide garage sale, 1k & 5 k Family Run, parade and more! Visit website for details.

June 12 | Downtown Art Crawl www.artcrawlstcloud.com Stroll downtown, buy great art.

June 25-27 | Rapids River Days

320-252-8444 www.ci.sauk-rapids.mn.us Celebrate the spirit of Sauk Rapids during this three-day event of royal excitement and family fun! Includes parade, family entertainment, crafters, live bands and more.

June 25-28 | Granite City Days

www.granitecitydays.com This annual festival includes the Lemonade Art Fair! Also the Liberty Block Party and Parade are featured. Many fun events for attendees of all ages. Summertime By George

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St. Cloud Farmer’s Market

July

July 35th Annual Tour of Saints www.tourofsaints.com

Not a race. A Heavenly Little Ride! Contact Michael Doyle (Director) at 320-266-7579.

July 3-4 Joetown Rocks Festival Concert & Fireworks Church of Saint Joseph, St. Joseph 320-363-7505 www.joetownrocks.org

Joetown Rocks is Central Minnesota’s biggest and best family friendly 2-day 4th of July celebration. The festival includes a free concert and fireworks on July 3 and a parade on July 4. Fun for the entire family!

July 4 68th Annual 4th of July Fireworks

Hester Park and Wilson Park, St. Cloud 320-650-3175 10 p.m. This beautiful fireworks display is synchronized to a special music soundtrack. This is the largest fireworks display in Central Minnesota.

July 11 Clearwater Graniteman Triathlon Warner Lake Park, Clearwater www.granitemantri.com

July 23-25 | Halfway Jam

www.halfwayjam.com Central MN premier rock and roll music festival! Three days of camping and sun baking, rock and roll from the 60s to the 90s performed on two stages!


area events July 29-August 2 | Stearns County Fair Stearns Co. Fairgrounds, Sauk Centre www.stearnscountyfair.com

August

August 1 | Takin’ It To The Streets

Pioneer Place on Fifth, St. Cloud www.ppfive.com This outdoor music fest continues for a third year, showcasing the best of local talent concluding with local legends The Fabulous Armadillos, and featuring local food and craft brews on the streets of downtown St. Cloud.

August 7-9 | Land O Lakes Nationals

Pineview BMX Park www.ihigh.com/pineviewparkbmx/ This is your opportunity to watch amazing BMX riders, from amatuer to Olympic-level athletes, compete at one of the best outdoor tracks in the nation. Free to spectators!

August 8 Big Lake Graniteman Triathlon Big Lake • www.granitemantri.com

August 4-9 Benton County Fair

Benton County Fairgrounds, Sauk Rapids www.bentonfairmn.com Bring your family to this St. Cloud area tradition. Schedule of events available early summer.

August 6-9 MN Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Festival El Rancho Mañana Campground and Riding Stable near Richmond www.minnesotabluegrass.org This four-day festival includes outdoor music, stage shows, dances, workshops, showcases and children’s shows. Demonstrations included along with crafts and, of course, good food!

August 14 | Downtown Art Crawl www.artcrawlstcloud.com Stroll downtown, buy great art.

August 15 Mudman Extreme 5k Obstacle Course Powder Ridge Ski Area, Kimball www.mudmanrace.com

August 16 | St. Cloud Antique Auto Club Car Show and Swap Meet

Benton County Fairgrounds, Sauk Rapids www.pantowners.org 7 a.m.-3 p.m. rain or shine!

September

September | St. Mary’s Cathedral Outdoor Block Party

St. Mary’s Cathedral, Downtown St. Cloud 320-251-1840 This annual event includes live musical groups, games for kids, food court and raffle.

September 6 | Wedding Expo

River’s Edge Convention Center, St. Cloud www.scweddingexpo.com

September 12-13 Little Falls Arts & Crafts Fair

Little Falls • 320-632-5155 www.littlefallsmnchamber.com Over 600 exhibitors and crafters. Includes food vendors, artists, crafters and more.

Pantowners Car Show

September 18-20 St. Cloud Pridefest

http://stcloudpride.org/ An LGBTA celebration for the entire community in the St. Cloud area. Includes Pride in the Park, Drag Show, Sunday brunch, as well as other events.

September 26-October 24 | Corn Maze

A & G Produce (10448 345th St.), St. Joseph www.aandgcornmaze.com 11 a.m. until dark Sat. and Sun. Plus MEA weekend open Fri. Oct. 16th.

September 27 | Millstream Arts Festival Main Street, St. Joseph www.millstreamartsfestival.org There is a wide variety of visual arts, music, dance, enticing foods and hands-on art activities for children.

October

October | Molitors Haunted Acres

www.molitorshauntedacres.com Open every Fri. and Sat. with some Wed., Thurs., and Sun. dates­—see website for dates. Gates open at 6:30. Hayrides, haunted houses, scare zones and paintball shoot!

October | Women’s Showcase

River’s Edge Convention Center, St. Cloud 320-203-4846 • www.womensshowcase.com This annual event geared for women features speakers, exhibitors and more!

November

November 6 | Downtown Art Crawl www.artcrawlstcloud.com

Stroll downtown, buy great art.

November 6-8 Quilting and Scrapbooking Weekend Riverside Inn, Cold Spring 320-685-4539 www.riversideinnofcoldspring.com Let us pamper you! Bring friends, meet new friends, and take time to enjoy a relaxing weekend with others who share your crafting passions!

November 21-22 Zonta Christmas House

www.zontastcloudmn.org/house.htm A St. Cloud area home is chosen to be the Christmas House. Location has not been selected as of the current date. When house is chosen, local businesses and designers will decorate the home for the holidays. Open to the public.

December

December Annual Christmas Concert www.GreatRiverChorale.org

December 3 St. Cloud Annual Festival of Lights

October 10-November 1 Zombie Paintball Shoot

St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud 6-8 p.m. You and your family will enjoy a lighting ceremony starting at 7 p.m. Holiday carols, reindeer and horse-drawn trolley rides. A wonderful event to help bring in the holiday spirit.

October 28-31 | Rocky Horror Show

December 12 Capital One 360 Winter Nights and Lights Parade & Santa Fun Run

A & G Produce (10448 345th St.), St. Joseph www.aandgproduce.com Opens at dark until 11 p.m. on Fri. and Sat. nights. Pioneer Place on Fifth, St. Cloud www.ppfive.com Performed by local community theatre, this cult classic gets everyone dancing in their seats and on their feet to one of the top Halloween soundtracks in history.

www.stclouddowntown.com Begins at 5 p.m. Starts at St. Cloud Library and travels to the River’s Edge Convention Center on W. St. Germain Street. Free to the public! Bring yourself some hot chocolate!

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arts & entertainment

Downtown Art Crawls and a number of art openings throughout the year are a prime time for checking out residents’ fun-loving, creative streaks. If theater is your passion, Pioneer Place on Fifth brings topnotch plays and entertainment to the area in an intimate, turn-of-the-century space. OR...take in a delightful production during GREAT Theatre’s highly-esteemed Children’s Theatre and Broadway Musical seasons. It just doesn’t get any better than

the historic, beautifully-restored Paramount Theatre, home to concerts and shows by local, regional and international touring groups, as well as exciting art displays and gatherings. Music is tops here, with the renowned St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra offering four exceptional concerts each year, and fine performances by the St. John’s Boys Choir, Chamber Music Society, the Fine Arts Series at CSB/SJU, the Great River

“Bleacher Bums” at Pioneer Place on Fifth

Chorale, the Minnesota Center Chorale and a variety of offerings at St. Cloud State University add to the local mix. Our nightlife rocks, and you’ll find an active music scene in our bars and restaurants and other venues throughout the area. Savor festive spirits and rockbottom deals every night of the week. Looking for a good movie? The Marcus Parkwood Cinema is cinema at its best, with 17 theaters under one roof.

“Punch your ticket for Arts and Entertainment in Central Minnesota!”

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Lemonade Arts Fair

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The Arts

Cathedral High School, John XXIII Middle School Holy Angels Performing Arts Center 312 Seventh Ave. N., St. Cloud Call for schedule at 320-251-3421 • 8-i

Chamber Music Society of St. Cloud

320-292-4645 • www.chambermusicstcloud.org Six concerts are presented yearly by nationally prominent chamber groups. Concerts are offered in intimate venues. Meet the artists at informal receptions afterwards.

Downtown St. Cloud Art Crawl

Stroll downtown and enjoy local artists displaying their artwork at over 40 downtown shops and eateries. 2015 dates: March 20, June 12, August 14, November 6. More information at www.artcrawlstcloud.com.

Fine Arts Series at the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University For information call 320-363-5777 www.csbsju.edu/fine-arts • Map pg. 102 Central Minnesota’s premier performing arts presenter.

Great River Chorale

P.O. Box 945, St. Cloud, MN 320-515-4472 • www.GreatRiverChorale.org Great River Chorale is a St. Cloud-based community choir that seeks to inspire, enrich, educate and connect with the community through the choral art.

GREAT Theatre

919 W. St. Germain, Ste. #3000, St. Cloud, MN 320-258-2787 • GreatTheatre.org • Ad pg. 32 • 8-j Through dynamic on-stage programming and innovative off-stage educational outreach, GREAT Theatre is creating a culturally vibrant community of tomorrow by educating and entertaining audiences today.

Minnesota Center Chorale

P.O. Box 471, St. Cloud 320-257-0603 (voicemail) www.minnesotacenterchorale.org For more than 40 years, the MCC has provided central Minnesota’s singers and audiences with creative, personal experiences of great choral music old and new.

Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center

Downtown at 913 W. St. Germain, St. Cloud, MN For tickets, information or rentals, call 320-259-5463 www.paramountarts.org • Ad pg. 35 • 8-j This 700-seat theater and fully-equipped Visual Arts Center is Central Minnesota’s Home for Arts and Entertainment. Hosting community theater and local, regional, and national performers.

Performing Arts Center

320-308-3223 (Music Concerts) • 320-308-3229 (Theater/Dance Performances) music@stcloudstate.edu/ theatrefilmdance@stcloudstate.edu www.stcloudstate.edu/music • 9-j St. Cloud State University. Year-round entertaining and exciting student and faculty performances in music, theater, dance, and poetry. Special guest performances also held in Ritsche Auditorium.

Paramount Theatre, a GREAT Theatre Production

Pioneer Place on Fifth

22 5th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN Box Office (8 a.m.-4 p.m.) • 320-203-0331 www.ppfive.com Ad pg. 33 & 69 • 9-j St. Cloud’s premier theatre and concert venue running 52 weeks a year. Located in beautiful downtown St. Cloud and also home to the Veranda Lounge.

St. Cloud Arts Commission

Contact City Hall: 320-650-3148 Oversees development and execution of the city’s arts and culture.

St. Cloud Municipal Band

320-249-5525 www.scmunicipalband.org The band performs a popular summer concert series in Barden Park, as well as other concerts throughout the year.

St. Cloud State University Music Department

320-308-3223 www.stcloudstate.edu/music • 9-j A variety of performing groups present concerts throughout the academic year: band, choir, orchestra, jazz band, percussion ensembles, opera, theater and more! Call for schedule.

St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra

P.O. Box 234, St. Cloud, MN 320-252-SCSO www.stcloudsymphony.com snadeau@stcloudsymphony.com Ad pg. 32 • 8-j St. Cloud’s quality of life is enhanced by the presence of the symphony orchestra. For a complete schedule call the SCSO office.

St. John’s Boys’ Choir

Located in Central Minnesota 320-363-2558 • www.sjbchoir.org The St. John’s Boys’ Choir offers music education with an emphasis in vocal music, for boys ages 8-14. The Choir performs nearly fifty concerts a season.

The Paramount Visual Arts Center

913 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud, MN Call 320-257-3125 for information www.paramountarts.org • Ad pg. 35 • 8-j The Visual Arts Center offers exhibitions of regional artists and classes for all ages in pottery, painting, drawing, glass, woodturning and weaving in our studios.

United Arts of Central Minnesota

913 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud, MN 320-257-3125 • www.unitedartscm.com Ad pg. 68 • 8-j United Arts, a nonprofit organization, has been fundraising for the development, support and promotion of leading arts organizations since 1985.

Visual Arts Minnesota

913 W. St. Germain, St. Cloud, MN • 320-257-3108 www.visualartsminnesota.org vam@visualartsminnesota.org • 8-j The mission of Visual Arts Minnesota is: “Creating opportunities for visual artists to exhibit and sell their work; providing resources for visual artists, students, and educators.”

Movie Theaters

Marcus Parkwood Cinema

1533 Division St., Waite Park, MN 320-253-4328 • marcustheatres.com • 2-j Movie entertainment at its best! For up-to-date showtimes, please visit our website.

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arts & entertainment

Nightlife

Check out our area night life, offering great local and regional live entertainment. Blues, swing, rock or country–we have music at its best!

D.B. Searle’s

18 5th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN 320-253-0655 www.dbsearles.com Ad pg. 69 • 9-j Live music Tues.-Sat. Happy hour Mon.-Fri. Located near River’s Edge Convention Center.

Jule’s Bistro

921 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud, MN (Next to Paramount Theatre) 320-252-7125 www.julesbistrostcloud.com Ad pg. 69 • 8-j Special events and catering.

Legends Bar & Grill

Located in the Holiday Inn & Suites 75 S. 37th Ave., St. Cloud, MN 320-253-9000 Ad pg. 40 • 5-k Listen to “THE BLUES REVUE” on Wednesdays, and a variety of LOCAL BANDS on Friday and Saturday nights. No cover charge!

Green Mill Restaurant

Downtown St. Cloud, MN 320-259-6455 Ad pg. 55 • 9-j Join us for the summer concert series on the patio. Call for days and times.

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St. Cloud Downtown Art Crawl


arts & entertainment

Above: St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra; Below: The Red Carpet

2015 Downtown St. Cloud

Art Crawl March 20 August 14

June 12 November 6

Stroll Downtown, Buy Great Art Celebrating our 10th Year!

www.artcrawlstcloud.com

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arts & entertainment The Red Carpet

11 5th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN 320-251-4047 www.redcarpetnightclub.com Ad pg. 69 • 9-j The area’s most complete night club. Featuring three floors of fun, games and nightly live entertainment. Dancing. Free hors d’oeuvres during happy hour Mon.-Fri.

Veranda Lounge & Wine Bar

22 5th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN (Pioneer Place) 320-258-0254 www.ppfive.com Ad pg. 69 • 9-j Voted St. Cloud’s Best Wine List! Visit us before or after a terrific Pioneer Place production. Live entertainment several nights a week. Private party rooms available.

White Horse

809 W. St. Germain, St. Cloud, MN 320-257-7775 www.whitehorsemn.com Ad pg. 51 & 69 • 8-j Daily happy hour featuring great chicken wings!

Traditional Tea & Tour Heritage House B&B

402 6th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN 320-656-5818 • 9-k Three course tea and historic house tour, SundaysThursdays. $22 per person (prices subject to change), seating up to 20. Call for more information.

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Art in the Park in Clemens Gardens


arts & entertainment

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reserve it

accommodations

The Holiday Inn and Suites, a quality award-

If you favor a more intimate accommodation, one

winning hotel, has been host to countless families

of our B&Bs is the logical choice. Best known for

over the years, with its five indoor pools, fitness

its scrumptious breakfasts and weekend teas,

center and gameroom. Downtown, elegant and

the historic Heritage House B&B is a perfect get-

chic, the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel is connected

away. If you prefer a small-town setting, the lovely

to the new River’s Edge Convention Center.

Pillar Inn in Cold Spring is brimming with antiques

St. Cloud’s West End boasts numerous national

Bug Bee Hive Resort

Holiday Inn & Suites

and charm.

chain hotels, so be sure to check our listings

Know too, we have simply terrific camping and

to find your favorite. Most offer complimentary

resorts! Do check out our listings in this section

breakfasts, swimming pools and/or jacuzzis, a

for more details! You’ll find you don’t need to go

fitness area and business center, and all are near

“North” or “Out West” to create amazing family

great shopping and restaurants.

memories!

“You’ll have no trouble finding accommodations to suit every need and every budget here! From national chains to B&Bs, you’re sure to find a favorite!”

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accommodations AmericInn

4385 Clearwater Rd., St. Cloud, MN (Located off I-94 and Cty. Rd. 75, next to McDonalds) • 320-253-6337 www.americinn.com/hotels/mn/stcloud Ad pg. 41 • 9-q Welcome to a warm smile, great service, newly updated rooms, an inviting pool, free home-style hot breakfast, quiet nights and easy long weekends!

AmericInn Lodge & Suites

119 LeSauk Dr., Sartell, MN • 320-259-0877 www.americinn.com/hotels/mn/sartell Ad pg. 3 • 6-f A quiet setting with easy access to the area’s medical facilities, athletic venues and shopping centers. Indoor pool, free continental breakfast and high speed internet.

Americas Best Value Inn & Suites

520 S. Hwy. 10, St. Cloud, MN • 320-252-8700 www.AmericasBestValueInn.com Ad pg. 39 • 10-j Full-service hotel and restaurant complex. Deluxe family-suites, whirlpool suites, indoor pool, sauna, whirlpool, FREE high-speed internet. Convenient to shopping, River’s Edge Convention Center, colleges and downtown.

Country Inn & Suites by Carlson St. Cloud East

120 7th Ave. S.E., St. Cloud, MN Hwy. 10 & Hwy. 23 (just minutes from Downtown St. Cloud and St. Cloud State University) 320-252-8282 • 1-800-456-4000 www.countryinns.com/stcloudmn_east Ad pg. 41 • 10-i Complimentary hot breakfast buffet, indoor pool, whirlpool, fitness center. Guestrooms feature complimentary wired and wireless high-speed internet, refrigerators and microwaves. Meeting space is available.

Country Inn & Suites by Carlson St. Cloud West

235 Park Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN (I-94, exit Hwy. 15, left on 2nd St. S., then left on Park Ave.) 320-259-8999 • 1-800-456-4000 www.countryinns.com/stcloudmn_west Ad pg. 39 • 5-k With its charming décor and comfortable amenities, the Country Inn and Suites provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Relax and enjoy our 24hour indoor pool, whirlpool and fitness room.

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott... Staying is BelievingSM

AmericInn Lodge & Suites, Sartell

Holiday Inn & Suites

50 Park Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN (Located at Jct. of Hwy. 23 and Hwy. 15, across from Crossroads Shopping Center) 320-253-5530 Coupon pg. 41 • 5-k Complimentary SuperStart® breakfast, wireless Internet, cable TV, queen or king size beds, fridge/ microwave. Special rates for groups, seniors and extended stay. Children under 18 free.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Bed & Breakfasts

4322 Clearwater Rd. Exit 171 on I-94, St. Cloud, MN 320-240-8000 or 1-800-HOLIDAY www.histcloud.com Ad pg. 39 • 9-q Newly Remodeled! HOT deluxe breakfast bar, complimentary high speed internet, business center and REFRIGERATORS in every guestroom. Indoor pools and fitness center. IHG Rewards Member perks!

4120 2nd St. S., St. Cloud, MN • 320-654-1881 www.marriott.com/stcfi • Ad pg. 41 • 4-k A newly remodeled smoke free hotel conveniently located near shopping, restaurants, medical centers and universities. Clean rooms, friendly staff and numerous amenities equals legendary Marriott Service!

Le St-Germain Suite Hotel

GrandStay Residential Suites Hotel

State Hwy. 23 and 118 3rd St. S. (PO Box 384), Cold Spring, MN 320-685-4539 www.riversideinnofcoldspring.com Ad pg. 43 • Map pg. 105 Central MN’s MOST UNIQUE HOTEL with themed guest rooms, indoor pool facilities, complimentary continental breakfast & high speed internet, numerous retreat options and MUCH more!

213 6th Ave. S., Downtown St. Cloud, MN 320-251-5400 • Reservations 1-877-388-STAY www.grandstaystcloud.com Ad pg. 38 • 8-j All suites hotel located in Downtown St. Cloud. Complimentary continental breakfast. Amenities include: pool/whirlpool, exercise facility, laundry, outdoor sport court and grill area.

Super 8

75 S. 37th Ave., St. Cloud, MN (Across from Crossroads Shopping Center) Reservations 320-253-9000 or 1-800-HOLIDAY www.histcloud.com Ad pg. 40 • 5-k Indoor recreation area, 5 POOLS, children’s activities, FREE high speed internet and refrigerator in every guestroom. Full service restaurant/bar & grill. KIDS EAT FREE PROGRAM.

404 W. St. Germain, Downtown St. Cloud, MN 320-654-1661 Ad pg. 38 • 9-j Coming soon...Courtyard by Marriott, with all its perks and a whole new look!

Riverside Inn & Conference Center, Inc.

Heritage House Bed & Breakfast 402 6th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN 320-656-5818 or 888-547-4422 www.heritagehousebbMN.com Grid pg. 43 • 9-k

The Pillar Inn Bed & Breakfast

419 Main St., Cold Spring, MN • 320-685-3828 www.thepillarinn.com Ad pg. 107 • Grid pg. 43 • Map pg. 105 A relaxing escape! Three elegant guest rooms, all with private bath, TV, free wireless internet-plus, and breakfast. Available for getaways and much more!

Campgrounds A-J Acres

1300 195th St. E., Clearwater (12 mi. from St. Cloud, 50 mi. from the Twin Cities on I-94 to Hwy. 24 (exit 178) Follow signs 1 mi.) 320-558-2847 • www.ajacrescampground.com ajacres@frontiernet.net Ad pg. 111; Grid pg. 43 • Map pg. 111 Back to nature park, all modern facilities, large wooded sites, 30/50 amp service, store, swimming beach, bait, fishing pier, boats, laundry, playgrounds.

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404 W. St. Germain St. Cloud, MN 56301 320.654.1661

Country Inn & Suites East

Benton Beach

130 105th St. N.W., Rice, MN • 320-968-5292 www.co.benton.mn.us/parks/benton-beach.php Map pg. 111 Off Little Rock Lake. 44 campsites, shower and dump station. Operated midMay to mid-Sept.

El Rancho Mañana Campground, Riding Stable & Recreational Area

27302 Ranch Road, Richmond, MN (10 mi. NW of St. Cloud via I-94: Avon exit 153, 10 mi. S. on Cty. Rd. 9. Follow signs) Call for reservations 320-597-2740 www.camperm.com Grid pg. 43; Ad pg. 107 • Map pg. 105 120 spacious, grassy, shaded sites on Long Lake. Tents to RVs. Water, sewer, electric (30 & 50 amp), 2 modern bath houses, rec hall, store and more.

St. Cloud Campground & RV Park

2491 2nd St. S.E., St. Cloud, MN 800-690-7045 • www.stcloudcampground.com Grid pg. 43 • 12-h 102 sites, clean and modern restrooms, lodge with snack bar, groceries and RV supplies.

St. Cloud/Clearwater RV Park

2454 Cty. Rd. 143, Clearwater, MN 320-558-2876 www.time2camp.com Grid pg. 43; Ad pg. 111 • Map pg. 111 Family oriented, large pull-thru sites, country setting, pool, 30 & 50 amp sites, 1 hour to Twin Cities. Hike, bike and swim at Warner Lake.

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accommodations

Newly Remodeled!

The Best Value in St. Cloud!

320-240-8000 • www.hiexpress.com/st-cloud.mn 4322 Clearwater Road, St. Cloud, MN 56301

Great Rooms & Rates Free Continental Breakfast Free Hi Speed Wireless Internet Indoor Pool, Hot Tub, Sauna 520 Highway 10 S., St. Cloud, MN 56304 • 320-252-8700

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accommodations Lake Koronis Regional Park & Campground 51625 CSAH 20, Paynesville, MN 320-276-8843 www.co.stearns.mn.us Map pg. 105

A clean, relaxing, private, and wooded campground located on Lake Koronis.

Lake Maria State Park

Above: St. Cloud Campground & RV Park; Below: El Rancho ManaĂąa MN Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Festival

11411 Clementa Ave. N.W., Monticello, MN 55362 (From St. Cloud take I-94 east to Cty. Rd. 8 exit Hasty; Cty. Rd. 8 south to Cty. Rd. 39; east on 39 to Cty. Rd. 111) 763-878-2325 www.dnr.state.mn.us Map pg. 111 Campsites are secluded backpack sites located on small lakes and ponds. Choose from a number of recreational options including backpacking, camping, horse trails, picnicking, boat and canoe rentals and boat access, groomed cross-country trails. Call for rates and season dates.

Sand Dunes State Forest

Five miles north of Big Lake on Sherburne County Road 5 or five miles west of Zimmerman on County Road 4 763-878-2325 www.dnr.state.mn.us

In this forest area, witness the final states of glaciation in Central Minnesota. Camping, swimming, hiking, horseback riding and crosscountry skiing are all activities that can be enjoyed here. Ski passes are required.

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SUPER 8 ST. CLOUD

50 Park Ave South • St. Cloud, MN 56301

320.253.5530

10% Off

Regular Room Rate

The Pillar Inn

Discount off regular room rate. Valid only at the St. Cloud Super 8 Motel (#3692). Rooms at this discount are limited and subject to availability. Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply. Not valid with other offers or discounts. Offer expires January 15, 2016.

See you along the way.®

SuperStart® Breakfast • Cable TV with HBO Wireless High Speed Internet Access • Pet Friendly

Fairfield Inn Present this coupon at the St. Cloud Fairfield Inn & Suites for...

10% OFF REGULAR ROOM RATE* • Free Wireless Internet Access • Clean & Comfortable Rooms • Free Deluxe Continental Breakfast • Indoor Pool & Hot Tub • Onsite Fitness Room • 24-Hour Market • Guest Laundry Facilities • Close to Restaurants & Shopping • Famous Marriott® Hospitality

4120 2nd St. South St. Cloud, MN 56301

320.654.1881

www.marriott.com/stcfi

*Present coupon at check-in. Based on availability and 1-4 people. Not valid during special events or with any other discount.

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accommodations

Fairfield Inn & Suites

221 Sites • Tubing Mini-Golf • Beach Arcade • Fishing

15 minutes north of St. Cloud

320-584-5125

FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY! 2,000 sq. ft. heated pool & kiddie pool!

www.tworiverscampground.net

Two Rivers Campground & Tubing Located just 18 miles north of St. Cloud on Hwy. 10 320-584-5125 www.tworiverscampground.net Ad pg. 42; Grid pg. 43 • north of 7-a

Two Rivers is a family campground offering two new pools and lots of family fun! Our clean and spacious Campground has something for everyone.

Resorts

Bug-Bee Hive Resort, Lodge & Retreat Center

29659 Queen Bee Lane, Paynesville, MN 320-243-4448 FamilyFun@BugbeeHiveResort.com www.BugbeeHiveResort.com Ad this pg., 66 & 107 • Map pg. 105

Contemporary vacation homes ideal for year-round fun, recreation and relaxation. Weddings, meetings and events. Off-season and group discounts available.

Riverside Resort

21026 State Hwy. 22, Richmond, MN (20 miles west of St. Cloud) 320-597-2473 • www.riversideresort-rabbit.com Ad pg. 43 • Map pg. 105

A clean and affordable FAMILY and FISHING resort on the Horseshoe Chain of Lakes. Deluxe housekeeping cottages, RV park, camping, sandy beach, playground, and MUCH more!

Stone Gate Lodge

14835 Old Lake Rd., Paynesville 320-243-4039 www.StoneGateLodgeResort.com FamilyFun@StoneGateLodgeResort.com • Map pg. 105 On Lake Koronis’ beautiful North Shore.

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accommodations

Up-North Room

• Each room is individually themed from “Up North” to “Back-to-the-50s!” • Indoor Pool, Whirlpool, Sauna • Deluxe Honeymoon Whirlpool Suite • Complimentary Continental Breakast • High Speed Internet Access Available • Minnesota’s Newest Conference Center

Plus..

we offer Quilting & Scrapbooking Retreats!

Swimming Pool Hwy. 23 and 118 3rd St. S. Cold Spring, MN 56320 (Conveniently located 13 mi. W. of St. Cloud)

Type of Bath

Season

Number of Sites

Price

Pets

Number of Rooms

Type of Bath: P-Private, S-Shared

Children

bed & breakfasts/campgrounds

Credit Cards

320-685-4539

BED & BREAKFASTS HERITAGE HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST | 402 6th Ave. S., St. Cloud ask yes 4 no 320-656-5818 • www.heritagehousebbmn.com • afternoon tea available

100.00- 145.00

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THE PILLAR INN BED & BREAKFAST | 419 Main St., Cold Spring yes yes 3 no 320-685-3828 • www.thepillarinn.com • must contact via website

79.00- 169.00

P

CAMPGROUNDS A-J ACRES | 1300 195th St. E., Clearwater 200 320-558-2847 • www.ajacrescampground.com

May 1- Oct. 1

EL RANCHO MAÑANA CAMPGROUND & RIDING STABLE 120 May 1- 27302 Ranch Rd., Richmond • 320-597-2740 • www.camperm.com Sept. 30 ST. CLOUD CAMPGROUND & RV PARK | 2491 2nd St. S.E., St. Cloud 102 320-251-4463 • www.stcloudcampground.com

May 1- Oct. 9

ST. CLOUD/CLEARWATER RV PARK | 2454 Co. Rd. 143, Clearwater 100 320-558-2876 • 1-888-448-2876 • www.time2camp.com

May 1- Oct. 11

TWO RIVERS CAMPGROUND & TUBING | 5116 14th St. N.W., Royalton 221 320-584-5125 • www.tworiverscampground.net

May 1- Oct. 10

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In-Room Data-Ports

Business Center

Complimentary Continental Breakfast

Fitness Center

Indoor Pool

Restaurant/Lounge

Handicapped Access

Free Parking

Small Pets Allowed

Whirlpool

Meeting Capacity

Children Free with Parents

*Rates are subject to change.

Price Range*

FHI: Free High Speed Internet

Number of Units

GrandStay Residential Suites Hotel

Cable/Premium Channel

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AMERICAS BEST VALUE INN 62 66.95- under • • small • • • • • • FHI • 320-252-8700 • 1-800-950-8701 • www.AmericasBestValueInn.com/stcloud 127.95 18 fee AMERICINN-ST. CLOUD 45 94.00- 17 and 35 • • small • • • 320-253-6337 • 1-800-634-3444 • www.americinn.com/hotels/mn/stcloud 145.00 under fee AMERICINN LODGE & SUITES-SARTELL 320-259-0877 • 1-800-634-3444 • www.americinn.com/hotels/mn/sartell

• hot

FHI

54 99.90- 17 and 20 • • • • • • • 199.90 under hot

FHI

BEST WESTERN PLUS KELLY INN 229 99.95- 17 and 750 • • • • • • • • • FHI 320-253-0606 • 1-800-528-1234 269.95 under COUNTRY INN & SUITES BY CARLSON-ST. CLOUD EAST 67 109.00- 18 and 30 • • • • • • • • FHI 320-252-8282 • 1-800-456-4000 • www.countryinns.com/stcloudmn_east 219.00 under hot COUNTRY INN & SUITES BY CARLSON–ST. CLOUD WEST 63 90.00- 18 and 20 • • small • • • • • 320-259-8999 • 1-800-456-4000 • www.countryinns.com/stcloudmn_west 155.00 under fee hot

• FHI

DAYS INN 87 59.00- under • • small • • • 320-253-4444 • 1-800-329-7466 • www.thedaysinn.com/stcloud15213 109.00 18 fee

• FHI

FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES BY MARRIOTT 54 89.00- under • • 320-654-1881 • 1-800-228-2800 • www.marriott.com/stcfi 199.00 18

FHI

small • fee

FHI

GATEWAY MOTEL 35 34.00- • 320-252-4050 • 1-800-431-4050 42.00

GRANDSTAY RESIDENTIAL SUITES HOTEL 53 83.00- under 18 • • small • • • • 320-251-5400 • 1-877-388-STAY • www.grandstaystcloud.com 179.00 18 fee

• FHI

HAMPTON INN & SUITES 77 119.00- 12 and 27 • • • • • • • • FHI 320-252-4448 159.00 under HOLIDAY INN & SUITES 257 94.95- 12 and 840 • 2 320-253-9000 • 1-800-465-4329 • www.histcloud.com 240.00 under

3

FHI •

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES 113 84.95- kids 16 • • call • 320-240-8000 • 1-800-465-4329 • www.hiexpress.com/st-cloudmn 184.95 free ahead

FHI

HOMEWOOD SUITES BY HILTON 87 124.00- under 36 • • 320-252-5900 • 1-800-CALLHOME • www.homewoodsuites.com 249.00 18

FHI

LE ST-GERMAIN SUITE HOTEL 103 89.00- under 225 • • Fee • • • • 320-654-1661 • 1-800-333-3333 • www.lestgermainsuitehotel.com 179.00 18 75.00 MOTEL 6 94 39.99- under • • 320-253-7070 • 1-800-466-8356 • www.motel6.com 57.99 17 NIGHT’S INN 320-255-1274

• FHI •

26 60.95 No • • • and up

QUALITY INN OF ST. CLOUD 63 65.00- under 45 • • small • 320-251-1500 • 1-800-4CHOICE • www.qualityinn.com 149.00 18 fee

FHI

RIVERSIDE INN & CONFERENCE CENTER, INC. 30 68.00- 300 • • small • • • 320-685-4539 • www.riversideinnofcoldspring.com 142.00 fee

• FHI

SUPER 8 MOTEL 68 59.95- under • call • • 320-253-5530 • 1-800-800-8000 • www.super8.com 99.95 17 ahead

• FHI

SUPER 8 MOTEL-ST. JOSEPH 26 60.00- under • • • • FHI 320-363-7711 • 1-800-800-8000 • www.super8.com 100.00 17 THRIFTY MOTEL 49 34.00- 5 and • • call • 320-253-6320 • 1-800-898-6320 80.00 under ahead

FHI

TRAVELODGE 28 60.00- 12 and 20 • • • • FHI 320-253-3338 • 1-800-578-7878 • www.travelodge.com 150.00 under

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We have a lot in STORE for YOU!

• Outdoor Patio • Take & Bake Pizza Order at 320-558-4281

320-558-2261

I-94 & Highway 24 in Clearwater, Minnesota

Only 8 Minutes from St. Cloud!


savor it

dining

Green Mill

chef specials daily – their Date Night is a favorite with locals! You’ll find traditional Thai at Sawatdee, so if you love Asian, this is your place! Nick’s Third floor features local fresh and original fare, while Dolsie’s offers up phillys, stramis, dogs, and superb walleye.

New York Gyro

Explore accessible Downtown for a variety of offerings, starting with the Mexican Village, a colorful setting for Mexican favorites. Next there’s the beloved House of Pizza, an area dining institution, which is second to none for spectacular pizza. One of the newer kids on the block is the White Horse Tavern, unpretentious and bustling in an updated historic storefront, serving up allAmerican soups, sandwiches, burgers and wings, PLUS creative dishes like winter squash ravioli and specialty curry dishes. Jule’s is a warm, cozy bistro, with innovative soups and sandwiches, and

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If you’re searching for Italian like Momma used to make, Ciatti’s offers mouth-watering cuisine, featuring exceptional pasta dishes.....and the Happy Hour pizzas are to die for! Anton’s, located on the Sauk River, is an old log roadhouse, known for gigantic popovers, and Fuji is the best in the area for Japanese grill, with talented chefs the main attraction. Star of India and Kohinoor serve

“St. Cloud’s culinary landscape offers a wide variety of delectable choices. Every palate will be satisfied!”

up authentic Indian dishes, with terrific luncheon offerings, a must-stop for those wanting to sample a variety of flavors, and Café Renaissance, dramatic and appealing, offers up delicious Mediterranean dishes and wood-fired pizzas. Kay’s in St. Joseph is known for its homemade pies and great home cooking. And if you crave authentic “New York” style dishes (made by real New Yorkers), stop by New York Gyro. Top off your food journey with a true taste of the Mediterranean at Greek Cravings.

Dolsie’s Lunch Box Grill


dining The Ace Bar & Grill

423 E. St. Germain, St. Cloud, MN 320-251-0232 www.acebarandgrill.com Ad pg. 54 • 9-i A neighborhood gathering place since 1933. Featuring our famous BBQ ribs and prime rib sandwich. Just over the bridge from the Convention Center.

Anton’s

2001 Frontage Rd. N. (West Division St.) Waite Park, MN For reservations call 320-253-3611 www.antonsrestaurant.com Ad pg. 53 • 1-j Riverside dining in an authentic log cabin. Featuring All Natural Steaks, Seafood, Pastas, Salads... Serving Lunch and Dinner. Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun. 4-9 p.m. V, M, AE, Disc.

Bonanza Family Restaurant

3440 W. Division St., St. Cloud, MN 320-253-5872 www.stcloudbonanza.com Ad pg. 54 • 5-k 30’ salad bar included with every meal. Reasonable prices. Kids and senior menu. Menu includes steaks, chicken, seafood, sandwiches and burgers. Open daily from 11 a.m.

The Boulder Tap House

3950 2nd St. S., St. Cloud, MN 320-230-0100 www.bouldertaphouse.com • 5-k Burgers, beer, wings and friends—the way it should be! Build-your-own burgers, legendary wings, and over 40 brews on tap.

Café Renaissance

2140 Frontage Rd. N., Waite Park, MN 320-253-9300 www.thecaferenaissance.com • Ad pg. 52 • 1-j Pan-Mediterranean cuisine featuring dishes from south of Italy, France, Greece, Spain, Turkey, Morocco, the Eastern and middle-Eastern Mediterranean. Gluten free and Vegetarian menus available.

Campus Kabob

1100 4th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN 320-497-0193 • Ad pg. 54 • 9-k Providing healthy and delicious food, fast and affordable! We serve a variety of diverse cuisines from around the world to satisfy our customers coming from different backgrounds.

MC’s Dugout

Ciatti’s Ristorante

27th and Division, St. Cloud, MN 320-257-7900 CiattisRistorante.com Ad inside front cover & coupons pg. 114 • 8-j A casual, comfortable atmosphere, tasty cuisine and affordable prices are Ciatti’s specialties. Fresh pastas, pizzas, soups and salads and Italian specialties are Ciatti’s standouts.

D.B. Searle’s

Dolsie’s Lunch Box Grill

810 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud, MN 320-774-1255 • www.dolsies.com Ad pg. 69 • 8-j Dolsie’s is a new dining concept for Historic Downtown, St. Cloud. Specializing in Phillys, Stramis, Dogs and Walleye. When we say “You’ll Crave It”, we mean it!

Famous Dave’s

18th S. 5th Ave., St. Cloud, MN 320-253-0655 www.dbsearles.com Ad pg. 33 & 69 • 10-e Enjoy the charm of an 1886 building! Historic bar is on the first floor; Nick’s Third Floor features exceptional dining that is local, fresh and original.

310 3rd St. N., Waite Park, MN (Behind Crossroads Shopping Center) 320-217-5900 www.famousdaves.com/waitepark Ad pg. 51 • 4-j Once you sink your teeth into our legendary ribs, you’ll see why we are the winner of over 400 national and regional BBQ awards.

D&L Taco Gringo

5th Avenue Grille

800 Nelson Dr., Suite 101, Clearwater, MN 320-558-4016 www.dltacogringo.com Ad pg. 111 • east of 12-r Taco Gringo is Fast, Fresh and Fabulous. Our Simple and Delightful menu consists of Burritos, Chimichangas, Tacos, Taco Salads and much more!

OUTDOOR dining

404 W. St. Germain, Downtown, St. Cloud, MN (Located in the Le St-Germain Suite Hotel) 320-258-2580 9-j Upscale dining at a casual price, including great steaks, perfect cocktails, creative dishes and an exceptional breakfast buffet. Complimentary parking.

Mexican Village

Have you found food often tastes better in the Great Outdoors? Then you’re in luck! The St. Cloud area has many eateries where dining al fresco (weather permitting) is available. See our Dining Grid, pages 56-57 for a list of restaurants offering outdoor dining in season and ENJOY!

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dining Fuji Sushi & Steakhouse

148 2nd St. S., Waite Park, MN 320-252-3838 fujisushihibachi.com • Ad pg. 54 • 4-k Traditional Japanese cuisine, Hibachi or Teppanyaki style grilling and the best sushi in town. It’s deliciously entertaining! Lunch specials Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Granite City Food & Brewery

Hwy. 15 and 2nd St. S., St. Cloud, MN 320-203-9000 www.gcfb.com • Ad pg. 49 • 5-k From burgers to our signature entrée items, our food is a favorite. Our micro-brewed beers are made in the Old World craft tradition.

Greek Cravings

26 5th Ave., St. Cloud, MN 320-253-5516 www.greekcravings.com Ad pg. 51 • 10-e Beyond delicious greek cuisine. Gyros & grill, including rice specialties, salads, dolmades, falafel, hummus, spanakopita, souvlaki and baklava. Daily specials.

Green Mill Restaurant

Located in the Kelly Inn at 100 4th Ave. S., Downtown St. Cloud, MN 320-259-6455 www.greenmill.com • Ad pg. 55 • 9-j Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Delivery available. Outdoor dining in the summer. Double happy hours. 7,500 sq. ft. of meeting space brought to you by Sterling Catering & Events.

Jule’s Bistro

Always Bringing You the Best in Beer and Food! • • • • •

Seasonal Outdoor Dining 50 Craft Beers On Tap 125 Varieties of Whiskey Upscale Out–Of–The–Ordinary Lunch & Dinner Award Winning 4-Star Dining

Rated #1 Craft Beer Bar in MN (by craftbeer.com)

2 N. Benton Dr. Downtown, Sauk Rapids 320-291-4541 • www.oldcapitaltavern.com 48 ■ www.granitecountry.com


dining Grizzly’s Wood Fired Grill

137 S. 2nd Ave., Waite Park, MN (Across from Kohl’s) 320-253-4092 • www.grizzlysgrill.com • Ad pg. 51 • 4-k A local favorite. Wood-Fired Steaks & Burgers, Wood-Roasted Chicken, Hickory Smoked Ribs, Pan Fried Walleye, Signature Salads, Sandwiches, & Pastas. Open daily at 11 a.m.

House of Pizza

5th Ave. S., Downtown St. Cloud, MN (across from Le St-Germain Suite Hotel) • 320-252-9300 (St. Cloud) 1733 Pine Cone Rd., Pine Cone Marketplace, Sartell, MN • 320-258-9300 (Sartell) www.houseofpizzamn.com Ad back cover, pg. 69 & 101; coupon pg. 114 • 9-j and 3-e Serving the area’s favorite pizza and Italian food since 1964. Full menu delivery including pasta, hot hoagies, salads, wings and of course, our world famous pizza.

Jule’s Bistro

921 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud, MN 320-252-7125 www.julesbistrostcloud.com • Ad pg. 55 & 69 • 8-j A warm, friendly gathering place with a bit of an urban flair. Specialty pizzas & sandwiches, soups, salads, teas, coffee, beer & wine, desserts (sweets).

Kay’s Kitchen

303 College Ave., St. Joseph, MN 320-557-0030 www.kayskitchen.us Ad pg. 53 & 103 • Map pg. 102 A local tradition, home cooking since 1972. Over 25 plus pie selections, “Best Breakfast” served all day, lunch and dinner specials. We cater all events!

320.252.7100 michaelsrestaurant@yahoo.com

510 South Highway 10 • St. Cloud, Minnesota (South of the junction of Hwy. 10 and 23) • Traditional Austrian specialties, vegetarian meals, seafood and hand-cut steaks consistently prepared to perfection. • Restaurant banquet and conference center accommodates up to 250 guests • The 1952 Club’s relaxed atmosphere is perfect for unwinding after a long day. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and special drink prices during happy hour from 4-7 p.m. weekdays.

Join us for lunch, dinner or a drink in our lounge.

Kohinoor Bar & Grill

17 7th Ave. S., Downtown St. Cloud, MN www.kohinoorbar.com • Ad pg. 55 & 69 • 8-j Experience Punjabi North Indian Food at its finest! Tandori specialties, full bar, lunch specials seven days a week, eat in or take out.

www.MichaelsAustrianandAmericanRestaurant.com

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dining La Casita

314 W. Division St., Waite Park, MN 320-230-8633 www.lacasita.biz • 4-k Mexican grill and cantina.

Legends Bar & Grill

Located in the Holiday Inn & Suites 75 S. 37th Ave., St. Cloud, MN 320-253-9000 Ad pg. 40 • 5-j Home of the famous “Blues Revue” offers GREAT FOOD and FRIENDLY STAFF. Live entertainment Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and no cover charge! St. Cloud’s, “Lets Get Together” Place.

Legends Cafe

Located in the Holiday Inn & Suites 75 S. 37th Ave., St. Cloud, MN 320-253-9000 Ad pg. 40 • 5-k Enjoy dining with an American fare. Serving DAILY SPECIALS for breakfast, and one of the local favorites for SUNDAY BRUNCH!

MC’s Dugout Bar and Grill

501 Mall Germain, St. Cloud, MN 320-259-9862 www.mcsdugout.com Ad pg. 69 • 9-j A LOCAL FAVORITE! Home of the Hairy Buffalo. Great food and fun. The area’s best Happy Hour Mon.-Fri., 3-7 p.m. Full menu and noon lunch specials. Drink and food specials daily.

Mexican Village

509 W. St. Germain, St. Cloud, MN 320-252-7134 www.mexicanvillagestcloud.com Ad pg. 7 & 69; coupon pg. 114 • 9-j Mexican cuisine at its finest. You’ll love our extensive menu, reasonable prices, fun atmosphere. Premium margaritas and sizzling fajitas. Reservations accepted for groups or parties.

Michael’s Austrian & American Restaurant

Nick’s Third Floor at D.B. Searle’s

18 Fifth Ave. S., Downtown St. Cloud, MN 320-253-0655 www.nicksthirdfloor.com Ad pg. 52 & 69 • 10-e An extraordinary dining experience in a charming historical setting! We use only the freshest ingredients, including grass-fed, free-range beef raised on a farm nearby.

Old Capital Tavern

2 N. Benton Dr., Sauk Rapids, MN 320-291-4541 www.oldcapitaltavern.com Ad pg. 48 • 8-f Rated #1 Craft Beer Bar in Minnesota! Amazing craft beer (50 on tap) and outstanding fine dining in a classic tavern setting. Lunch and dinner, Sunday brunch.

Pacific Wok Teriyaki Grill

Now at 2 convenient locations! Pine Cone Marketplace in Sartell, MN (next to Coborns) 320-258-7200 Downtown St. Cloud (Corner of Hwy. 23 and 7th Ave.) 320-257-5200 www.pacificwok.com Ad back cover 69 & 101; coupon pg. 114 • 3-e & 8-j Fast casual Japanese restaurant featuring awesome fire-grilled meats, fresh sushi rolls, and friendly service. Dine-in, take-out, and catering available. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

Pizza Ranch

110 2nd St. S., Waite Park, MN (Located in Marketplace Mall) 320-203-8646 wwwpizzaranch.com Ad pg. 54 • 4-k Daily endless buffets, delivery, carryout and party room. Area’s best broasted chicken, dessert bar, and large fresh salad bar. Families, large groups and teams always welcome!

510 S. Hwy. 10, St. Cloud, MN 320-252-7100 MichaelsAustrianandAmericanRestaurant.com Ad pg. 49 • 10-j Area’s only Austrian restaurant, featuring nightly specials, steaks, seafood, and vegetarian entrees. Meeting and banquet facilities for up to 250 people. Happy hour Mon.-Fri., 4-7 p.m.

Sawatdee Thai Restaurant

Nelson Bros. Restaurant & Bakery

Star of India

I-94 & Hwy. 24 (Exit 178) in Clearwater, MN 320-558-2261 www.ClearwaterTravelPlaza.com Ad pg. 45 • Map pg. 111 Home of “World Famous Fritter Bread,” Gourmet Sandwich Bar, Take and Bake Pizza and daily array of fresh baked goods. Clothing, gifts, gas and groceries!

New York Gyro

850 University Dr. S., St. Cloud, MN 320-281-5533 www.NewYorkGyro1.com Ad pg. 53 • 9-k Fresh food everyday, best food in the neighborhood! Greek, halal, gyros, kebabs, falafel, shrimp, chicken, burgers. Real New Yorkers making great New York food!

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800 W. St. Germain, St. Cloud, MN 320-240-1454 www•sawatdee•com Ad pg. 69 • 8-j “The exquisite blend of subtle spices and rich flavor.” Award winning food. Thai It. You’ll Like It. Visit us on Facebook. 2812 W. Division St., St. Cloud, MN 320-281-3380 www.starofindiamn.com Ad pg. 51 • 8-j Tandori specialties, chicken, lamb, beef, seafood and fine Indian Breads. Flavors are varied and exotic. Skilled chefs spice each dish to your taste. Lunch buffet.

Texas Roadhouse

345 2nd St. S., Waite Park, MN 320-253-7427 www.texasroadhouse.com Ad pg. 55 • 4-k The Legendary Texas Roadhouse Story began in 1993 in Clarksville, Indiana. A down-home place where people go for delicious food and friendly folks. Gift cards available.

Ultimate Sports Bar & Grill

1101 Division St., Waite Park, MN 320-251-5580 ultimatesportsbargrill.com • Ad pg. 52 • 3-k The real deal if you’re a sports fanatic. Outstanding menu...not-just-bar food, with the area’s best outdoor dining deck.

White Horse

809 W. St. Germain, St. Cloud, MN 320-257-7775 www.whitehorsemn.com • Ad pg. 51 & 69 • 8-j Eats like a restaurant, drinks like a bar. Freshly prepared global specialties, homemade burgers, pastas and wings. Ample choice of beers, wines and spirits.

Zeppole’s Pizza & Pasta

2152 Frontage Rd., Waite Park, MN 320-252-5000 www.zeppolespizza.com • 1-j A wide variety of original Italian pies in New York style crust for over 35 years. Pizzas are made from scratch and hand tossed.

Catering

Cutting Edge Catering by Nelson Bros.

I-94 & Hwy. 24 (Exit 178) in Clearwater, MN 320-558-2261 • 320-558-4273 www.ClearwaterTravelPlaza.com dan@ClearwaterTravelPlaza.com Ad pg. 53 • Map pg. 111 We’re committed to partnering with you to create a unique experience for you and your guests. We invite your ideas and suggestions­—menu possibilities are endless!

House of Pizza

5th Ave. S., Downtown St. Cloud, MN (across from Le St-Germain Suite Hotel) 320-252-9300 (St. Cloud) 1733 Pine Cone Rd., Pine Cone Marketplace, Sartell, MN • 320-258-9300 (Sartell) www.houseofpizzamn.com Ad back cover, pg. 69 & 101; coupon pg. 114 • 9-j and 3-e

Mexican Village

509 W. St. Germain, St. Cloud, MN 320-252-7134 www.mexicanvillagestcloud.com Ad pg. 7 & 69; coupon pg. 114 • 9-j

Michael’s Austrian & American Restaurant

510 S. Hwy. 10, St. Cloud, MN • 320-252-7100 MichaelsAustrianandAmericanRestaurant.com Ad pg. 49 • 10-j

Coffee

Central Perk

912 W. St. Germain, Downtown St. Cloud 320-202-2191 www.centralperkcoffeeshop.com Ad pg. 69 • 8-j We’d like to welcome you to Central Perk. Our main mission is to make your visit superb by offering great food, wine, and coffee along with excellent service.

Gruber’s Cafe & Espresso Bar

Located in Dan Tree Court at 310 4th Ave. N.E., Waite Park, MN • 320-259-4360 www.gruberscafe.com • Ad pg. 61 • 5-j Specialty sandwiches and coffee drinks.


dining

Beyond Delicious Greek Cuisine!

Star of India

GYROS • RICE SPECIALTIES SALADS • DESSERTS ASK ABOUT OUR DAILY SPECIALS!

Call for delivery or Take-out!

320-253-5516

26 5th Ave S., St. Cloud, MN

www.greekcravings.com Famous Dave’s

t... n ra u a st re a e k li ts Ea drinks like a bar!

Waite Park (Across From Kohl’s)

320-253-4092

www.grizzlysgrill.com

Wood-Fired Cooking Patio Seating 150 Seat Bar

809 W. Saint Germain, St. Cloud (320) 257-7775 • whitehorsemn.com Freshly prepared global specialties, homemade burgers, pastas and wings Ample choice of beer, wine and spirits

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dining

Local. Fresh. Looking for an authentic sports bar and restaurant?

Original.

We’re the Real Deal! 1101 Division St. Waite Park, MN

320-251-5580

@ D.B. Searle’s

www.nicksthirdfloor.com Reservations encouraged.

320-253-0655 18 5th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN 56301

• Best patio in the area. • Locally-owned (by a sports fanatic) since 1986. • Table speakers that bring you closer to the action! • When you get hungry, we’ve got you covered!

ultimatesportsbargrill.com

320-253-9300 • www.thecaferenaissance.com 2140 Frontage Road North, Waite Park

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dining

www.NewYorkGyro1.com

St. Cloud

If you can

imagine it create it!

850 University Drive South St. Cloud, Minnesota 320-281-5533

Now in Minneapolis

we can

4621 Central Avenue North Columbia Heights, Minnesota 763-571-7070

Real “New Yorkers” Making Great “New York” Food!

Committed to partnering with you to

CREATE A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE for you and your guests! Contact Dan Lunning: 320-558-2261 • Direct 320-558-4273 dan@clearwatertravelplaza.com

Part of Local Tradition Since Prohibition!

Greek • Halal • Gyros • Kababs • Falafel • Shrimp • Chicken • Fish • Burgers • Samosa

Home cooking since 1972!

Winner of “Best Breakfast in Central Minnesota!

Exceptional Bakery serving 25 PIE CHOICES DAILY! “BEST BREAKFAST”– SERVED ALL DAY! Lunch & dinner buffets Catering available Groups welcome Lunch | Dinner | Happy Hour

• Authentic log cabin setting on the Sauk River • Great steaks, seafood, pastas and more! • Hot, fresh popovers with every meal • Can accommodate buses and large groups

Hours: Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun. 4-9 p.m.

An Easy 5 minute drive from St. Cloud & Worth It!

303 College Ave. St. Joseph

Happy Hour: Sun.-Fri. • 4-6:30 p.m. (Featuring Half-Priced Appetizers and Great Drink Specials)

320-253-3611 | AntonsRestaurant.com 2001 Frontage Rd. N., (West Division St.) Waite Park

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dining

Authentic Japanese Hibachi Grill & Lounge

• Wednesday is $4.95 Martini and Discount Sushi Night 4:30-9:30 p.m.

fujisushihibachi.com

• Lunch Specials Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Take-out available.

Visit our website for menu. • Seniors/Military/Students receive 10% discount • Receive FREE ice cream for your birthday. Ask about Birthday Celebrations.

148 2nd St. S., Waite Park •

320-252-3838

Mon.-Thurs 11 a.m.-2:30 & 4:30-9:30, Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

$5 OFF

Any purchase of $40 or more.

One coupon per visit. Not valid with any other offers. Not valid with happy hour specials. Not valid on holidays.

Fuji Japanese Steakhouse of Waite Park

A Neighborhood Gathering Place... 320-251-0232 423 E. St. Germain St. Cloud, MN

...Since 1933!

www.acebarandgrill.com

320-253-5872 • www.stcloudbonanza.com • Steaks, chicken, seafood, hamburgers • 30 ft. salad bar included with every meal • Teams & groups welcome! • Family-friendly prices

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dining

Experience Modern North Indian Food at its Finest! Signature Dishes, Lunch Specials and Full Bar Great Happy Hour!

www.kohinoorbar.com 320-774-1988 17 7th Ave. S. St. Cloud, MN

Mon-Thurs 9 am-10 pm Fri-Sat 9 am-11 pm

BREAKFAST LUNCH DINNER Pizza, Sandwiches, Wraps SIGNATURE SALADS Homemade Soups & Chili DESSERTS & COFFEE Beer & Wine LOCAL ART 921 W. St. Germain St. Downtown St. Cloud

A warm, friendly gathering place with an urban flair.

320.252.7125 • www.julesbistrostcloud.com

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ANTON’S | 2001 Frontage Rd. N, Waite Park • 253-3611 American • Fine, casual dining in an authentic log cabin atmosphere

$$$

BONANZA FAMILY RESTAURANT | 3440 W. Division St., St. Cloud • 253-5872 $$ • • American • 30’ salad bar with every meal

call ahead

THE BOULDER TAP HOUSE | 3950 2nd St. S., St. Cloud • 320-230-0100 $$ • • Burgers & Beer • Legendary wings & friends-–the way it should be

call ahead

CAFÉ RENAISSANCE | 2140 Frontage Rd. N, Waite Park • 253-9300 $$ European/Mediterranean • Classy bistro with a relaxed atmosphere

Outdoor Dining (in season)

wknd only

Buses & Groups

Breakfast

ACE BAR | 423 E. St. Germain St., St. Cloud • 251-0232 $$ American/specialties • A dining landmark since 1933

Dinner

Price

Average cost for dinner: $=under $8 • $$=$8-$12 • $$$=$12 or more All area codes are (320).

Lunch

White Horse

dining tantalize your tastebuds

CAMPUS KABOB | 1100 4th Ave. S., St. Cloud • 497-0193 $ • • Mediterranean & Indian Fusion • Wraps, Gyros & Burgers CENTRAL PERK | 912 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud • 202-2191 Coffee, Tea, Wine Bar, Soups & Salads Downtown

$$

CIATTI’S RISTORANTE | 27th & Division, St. Cloud • 257-7900 $$$ Italian • “St. Cloud’s Taste of Italy”

CLEARWATER TRAVEL PLAZA/NELSON BROS. RESTAURANT | I-94 & Hwy. 24, Clearwater • 558-2261 $$ Family Dining • “Home of the world famous Fritter Bread”

D.B. SEARLE’S | 18 S. 5th Ave., St. Cloud • 253-0655 $$$ American • Great dining in a historic building

Sat.

D&L TACO GRINGO | 800 Nelson Dr., Ste. 101, Clearwater • 558-4016 $ • • Mexican • Fresh, fast, and fabulous!

• call ahead

DOLSIE’S LUNCH BOX GRILL | 810 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud • 774-1255 $$ • • • call When we say “You’ll Crave It” we mean it! ahead

FAMOUS DAVE’S | 310 3rd St. N., Waite Park • 217-5900 $$ BBQ • Best BBQ Ribs in Town!

5TH AVENUE GRILLE | 404 W. Division St., St. Cloud • 258-2580 $$ American • Great dining in the heart of downtown

FUJI SUSHI AND STEAKHOUSE | 148 2nd St. S., Waite Park • 252-3838 $$$ • • Japanese • Hibachi cooking, sushi bar, traditional Japanese dining

GRANITE CITY FOOD & BREWERY | Hwy. 15 & 2nd St. S., St. Cloud • 203-9000 $$ Brew Pub • A celebration of great food and great beer

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GREEN MILL RESTAURANT | 100 4th Ave. S., St. Cloud • 259-6455 $$ American/Casual • Most awarded pizza in Minnesota

Sun. • • Brunch

GRIZZLY’S WOOD FIRED GRILL | 137 S. 2nd Ave., Waite Park • 253-4092 $$ American: Steak, Sandwiches & Pasta • Unique atmosphere with awesome spit-roasted chicken

Outdoor Dining (in season)

Buses & Groups

Dinner

Lunch

Breakfast

Price

GREEK CRAVINGS | 26 5th Ave., St. Cloud • 253-5516 Beyond delicious Greek cuisine! $ • •

6 or more

GRUBER’S CAFÉ & ESPRESSO BAR | 310 4th Ave. N.E., St. Cloud (Dan Tree Court) • 259-4360 $ • Specialty Sandwiches/Coffee Drinks HOUSE OF PIZZA | 5th Ave., Downtown, St. Cloud • 252-9300 $$ Italian/Pizza • Serving the areas’ favorite pizza since 1964

HOUSE OF PIZZA | Pine Cone Marketplace, Sartell • 258-9300 $$ Italian/Pizza • Areas’ favorite pizza

call ahead

JULE’S BISTRO | 921 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud • 252-7125 $ • • • American Bistro • Outstanding pizzas, sandwiches, soups & salads KAY’S KITCHEN | 303 College Ave., St. Joseph • 557-0030 $$ American Style • Fabulous home cooking and pies, daily lunch buffet

KOHINOOR BAR & GRILL | 17 7th Ave. S., Downtown St. Cloud $$ • • • Experience Punjabi North Indian food at its finest! LA CASITA | 314 W. Division St., Waite Park • 230-8633 $$ Mexican • Warm, friendly service in lively, festive surroundings

LEGENDS BAR & GRILL | 75 S. 37th Ave., St. Cloud • 253-9000 $$ American/specialties • Live entertainment Wednesday, Friday and Saturday with great food

LEGENDS CAFE | 75 S. 37th Ave., St. Cloud • 253-9000 $$ American & Baskets • Perfect place for breakfast or Sunday brunch

MC’S DUGOUT BAR & GRILL | 501 Mall Germain, Downtown, St. Cloud • 259-9862 $ Burgers/Sandwiches • Sports Bar – “Home of the Hairy Buffalo”

MEXICAN VILLAGE | 509 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud • 252-7134 Mexican • Voted #1 Mexican restaurant in Central Minnesota

$$

MICHAEL’S AUSTRIAN & AMERICAN RESTAURANT | 510 S. Hwy. 10, St. Cloud • 257-7100 $$ German/American • Only German restaurant in St. Cloud

NEW YORK GYRO | 850 University Dr., St. Cloud • 281-5533 $ Greek & Halal • Best food in the neighborhood

NICK’S THIRD FLOOR AT D.B. SEARLE’S | 18 5th Ave. S., St. Cloud • 253-0655 $$ • American • Using only the finest local ingredients for our innovative dishes

call ahead

OLD CAPITAL TAVERN | 2 N. Benton Dr., Sauk Rapids • 291-4541 $$$ American • Amazing craft beer and outstanding fine dining

PACIFIC WOK TERIYAKI GRILL | Pine Cone Marketplace, Sartell • 258-7200 $ Japanese • Healthy never tasted so good!

PACIFIC WOK TERIYAKI GRILL | 616 2nd St. S., St. Cloud • 257-5200 $ Japanese • Healthy never tasted so good!

PIZZA RANCH | 110 2nd St. S., Waite Park • 203-8646 $$ American/Pizza/Chicken • We love families and groups!

SAWATDEE THAI RESTAURANT | 800 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud • 240-1454 $$ Thai • Family friendly restaurant

STAR OF INDIA | 2812 W. Division St., St. Cloud • 281-3388 $$ • • Indian • Unbelievable flavors and great service

call ahead

TEXAS ROADHOUSE | 345 2nd St. S., Waite Park • 253-7427 $$ American Steakhouse • Legendary food, legendary service

Fri.- • Sun.

call ahead

ULTIMATE SPORTS BAR & GRILL | 1101 Division St., Waite Park • 251-5580 $$ • • American • Area’s best outdoor deck!

call ahead

WHITE HORSE | 809 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud • 257-7775 $$ American/Casual • Hand-crafted soups, sandwiches and Asian specialties

ZEPPOLE’S PIZZA & PASTA | 2140 Frontage Rd. N, Waite Park • 252-5000 Italian/Pasta • Best original Italian pizza for over 33 years

$

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find it

shopping

Crossroads Shopping Center on the west end of town is mall shopping at its best, with over 120 specialty shops and anchors like Scheels, Macy’s, JCPenney, Target and Sears. Downtown showcases Herberger’s and delightful specialty shops like bumbledee’s, Lillians, Accents, Marishka’s, and the Antiques Gallery, where you’ll find one-of-a-kind treasures – owner-designed purses, jewelry, new and vintage clothing, used furniture, antiques, garden items and eclectic

Gruber’s Quilt Shop

gifts. Literary types should venture down the block to spend an afternoon browsing the hundreds of used and rare books at Books Revisited, or stop at The Paper Collector for posters, original art and framing. If it’s Fine Art you love most, the Paramount Gallery is a must-stop for those hoping to discover a distinct, rare piece. Gypsy Lea’s (open one weekend a month), is the ultimate in shabby chic furniture and treasures, and DJ Bitzan is your one-stop spot for breathtaking,

quality jewelry. Craving sweets? Then don’t miss Northwoods Candy Emporium. Gruber’s Quilt Shop is a quilter’s dream, with miles of fabrics and quilting accessories. Fairview Gardens welcomes flower-lovers and gardeners to its greenhouses and delightful gift area. Wedding shopping? Stop by St. Cloud Floral to discuss stunning floral displays. Finally, soothe your inner-gardener by stopping in at the Gardens Gift Shop in the center of one of the most beautiful gardens in the U.S.!

“All the big retail names are here, as well as small, unique stores that are fun to browse.”

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Northwoods Candy Emporium

Fairview Gardens


shopping áccentric of the Grande Depot

8318 State Hwy. 23 W., St. Cloud, MN 320-257-5500 www.shopaccentric.com • Ad pg. 4 & 5 • 1-l A destination exclusively for your life: the best in culinary, gourmet food, home, seasonal, children’s, bath & body...specializing in custom gift baskets. The perfect place for your discerning taste.

Accents

713 W. St. Germain, Ste. 103, St. Cloud 320-266-2861 www.accentshomeaccessories.com Ad pg. 61 & 68 • 8-j Discover Accents, your home décor store in the heart of historic downtown. Dazzling home décor and gifts that just look expensive!

Albertville Premium Outlets

6415 Labeaux Ave. N.E., Albertville, MN I-94 at Cty. Rd. 19, Eastbound Exit 201/ Westbound Exit 202 (Approximately 30 minutes east of St. Cloud) 763-497-1911 www.premiumoutlets.com/albertville See pg. 112 for more information • Map pg. 111 100 outlets including Adidas, Calvin Klein, Nike, etc. See website for store hours.

Antiques Gallery

619 West Saint Germain St., St. Cloud, MN 320-202-9068 • antiques@cloudnet.com www.antiquesgallerysc.com • Ad pg. 68 • 8-j 40 years of experience featuring 19th and early 20th century china, glassware, pictures, silver, jewelry, primitives, and furniture. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Art & Heritage Place

Located at Saint Benedict’s Monastery (104 Chapel Ln., St. Joseph) • 320-363-7100 www.sbm.osb.org • Ad pg. 15 • Map pg. 102 Home to the Haehn Museum with annual historical exhibits highlighting the monastery’s heritage and Whitby Gift Shop featuring handcrafted gifts and periodic gallery shows.

Books Revisited

607 W. St. Germain, Downtown St. Cloud, MN 320-259-7959 • www.booksrevisited.com Ad pg. 68 • 8-j St. Cloud’s largest used book store, featuring 1000’s of rare and out of print books in all subject areas. We do book searches for “out of print” books.

bumbledees

711 W. St. Germain, Downtown St. Cloud, MN 320-493-7608 • www.bumbledees.com Ad pg. 63 & 68 • 8-j A blend of antiques, the eclectic and art in a renovated 1880’s building. Buzz on in for a honey of a deal.

Clearwater Travel Plaza

I-94 & Hwy. 24 (Exit 178) in Clearwater, MN 320-558-2261 • www.ClearwaterTravelPlaza.com Ad pg. 45 • Map pg. 111 Restaurant and bakery. Our “Minnesota Reflections” gift and clothing store is a favorite for travelers.

Clear Waters Outfitting Company

100 Pine St., Clearwater, MN • 320-558-8123 www.cwoutfitting.com Ad pg. 15 • east of 12-r Paddling and outdoor gear supplier.

Marishka’s

cork & cask at the Grande Depot

8318 State Hwy. 23 W., St. Cloud, MN 320-257-5484 • www.corkandcask.com Ad pg. 4 & 5 • 1-l A wine cellar like no other. Offering over 400 global wines, over 200 ales/lagers, unique spirits and accessories. Special orders and daily wine sampling available.

Crafts Direct

620 Sundial Dr., Waite Park, MN • 320-654-0907 www.craftsdirect.com • 3-l Crafts Direct features a large selection in yarn and fabrics, beads, fine arts, scrapbooking, rubber stamping, gifts, floral, a great seasonal section and much more!

Crossroads Center

Hwy. 15 and Division St., St. Cloud, MN 320-252-2856 • www.crossroadscenter.com Ad inside back cover; coupon pg. 114 • 4-j Crossroads Center, the largest enclosed shopping center in outstate Minnesota.

D.J. Bitzan Jewelers

203 Waite Ave. N., St. Cloud, MN (Across the street from Scheels & Crossroads Center) • 320-251-4812 www.djbitzan.com • Ad pg. 67 • 4-j M-F: 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat. 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Closed Sundays. Where Central Minnesota Gets Engaged. Area’s Largest Selection of Diamonds; 700 Beautiful, Hand-chosen. Onsite Repair Facility, 300+ Swiss Watches. Since 1966.

D&L Taco Gringo

800 Nelson Dr., Suite 101, Clearwater, MN 320-558-4016 www.dltacogringo.com Ad pg. 111 • east of 12-r Taco Gringo Southwest Sauce is good on anything Mexican, Burgers, French Fries, Salads, Sandwiches and More! Find it in your local grocery store!

Downtown St. Cloud

1010 W. St. Germain St., #250, St. Cloud, MN 320-257-8600 www.stclouddowntown.com See pg. 68 & 69 • 8-j The city’s center for professional services, specialty shops, restaurants, sidewalk cafés and theaters. A community based non-profit involved in the promotion and vitalization of Downtown St. Cloud.

Fairview Gardens

1080 35th St. N., Sauk Rapids, MN (East of Hwy. 10 & 15 on Co. Rd. 29) 320-229-2281 www.fairviewgardensmn.com Ad pg. 63 • 9-d Huge greenhouse and nursery, home and holiday decor, seasonal displays, unique gifts, special events and workshops. For hours and special events, call or check website.

Gruber’s Quilt Shop

Located in Dan Tree Court at 310 4th Ave. N.E., Waite Park, MN 320-259-4360 grubersquiltshop.com Ad pg. 61 • 5-j “The destination quilt shop for quilters from around the world.” A must see and experience! Chosen Top Shop 2001 in American Patchwork and Quilting magazine.

Gypsy Lea’s An Event You’ll Never Want to Miss!

115 Division St., Sauk Rapids, MN 320-251-4019 www.GypsyLeas.com Ad this pg. • 8-f Open 4 days each month, the 2nd Thursday-Sunday. A completely new, beautifully staged store each time. One-of-a-kind Antiques, Vintage and Shabby Chic.

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Lillian’s

824 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud, MN • 320-257-0199 www.lilliansshoppe.com/stcloud • Ad pg. 68 • 8-j Trendy, affordable fashion, handbags, jewelry, scarves and accessories. Check out the fun! Open Wed.-Sat. every week.

Marishka’s

811 W. St. Germain, St. Cloud, MN • 320-217-8538 www.marishkashoppe.com • Ad pg. 68 • 8-j Set in a wonderfully restored building downtown, Marishka’s is fabulous and fun. Trend-setting clothing, jewelry and accessories. Great antique finds, garden and home decor.

Munsinger & Clemens Gardens Gift Shop

Antique, Unique, Vintage and Shabby Chic...Recycled, Repurposed, Repainted, or Revamped...Everything is Custom and/or One-of-a-Kind! Something for Every Mood, Room, and Decor!

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1399 Kilian Blvd., St. Cloud, MN 320-258-0381 www.ci.stcloud.mn.us (link: parks) Ad pg. 63 • 10-k Open May-October. Garden statues, Webkinz, birdhouses, wind chimes, sun catchers, MN souvenirs, T-shirts, postcards, coffee, ice cream and snacks. Open Mon.-Sun.–call for hours.

Northwoods Candy Emporium

Hwy. 15 and Division St., Crossroads Center, St. Cloud, MN 320-202-7991 www.northwoodscandy.com Ad pg. 65 • 4-j We provide hundreds of varieties of classic candies, chocolates, caramels, salt water taffy, and sugar free products.


shopping Serving the St. Cloud Area since 1990 30 years combined experience Trained in the United States & China

Chinese Massage/Acupressure Swedish Oil Massage Reflexology/Raindrop Therapy Ear Candling Gift Certificates

Angela & Jeremy Olson

311 3rd Avenue North, Sartell, Minnesota

320.252.2442 • www.yosclinic.com

Unique Home Decor & Gifts

320-266-2861 • www.accentshomeaccessories.com 713 W. St. Germain, Ste. 103 Downtown, St. Cloud

Exclusive to the Area— Anna Banana Art Clocks

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shopping Once Upon A Child

110 2nd St. S., Waite Park, MN 320-253-7193 www.onceuponachildstcloud.com Coupon pg. 114 • 5-j “Kids Stuff with Previous Experience.” We buy and sell new and gently used children’s items focusing on quality, safety and value. Open 7 days a week.

The Paper Collector

26 N. 7th Ave., St. Cloud, MN (Across from the Courthouse) 320-251-2171 • papercollector@cloudnet.com www.papercollectormn.com • Ad pg. 68 • 8-j M-F 9:30-6, Sat. 9:30-4. Extensive collection of limited edition prints, posters, collectible paper and postcards. Custom framers and art gallery for over 29 years downtown!

SCHEELS

40 N. Waite Ave., Waite Park, MN (Crossroads Center) 320.252.9494 www.scheels.com • Ad pg. 3 • 4-j Shop our extensive selection of top-brand athletic, hunting, fishing, fashion and apparel. SCHEELS is staffed with experts who are always ready to help.

Village Gifts

3720 3rd St. N., St. Cloud, MN (by Hancock Fabrics) • 320-251-2733 Ad pg. 63 • 5-k Unique array of gift items suitable for every occasion including: collectibles, wildlife, religious items, MN souvenirs, candles, cards, jewelry, wedding & anniversary items, home decor, and Webkinz.

Village Pharmacy & Gifts

108 2nd Ave. S., Sauk Rapids, MN (Across from Coborn’s Superstore) 320-252-1303 • Ad pg. 63 • 8-g Fulfilling all your prescription needs. Offering a large gift gallery including: collectibles, religious items, Webkinz, seasonal giftware, cards, home decor, jewelry, wedding & anniversary items.

Antiques, Art Galleries & Collectibles Antiques Gallery

619 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud, MN 320-202-9068 • antiques@cloudnet.com www.antiquesgallerysc.com • Ad pg. 68 • 8-j Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Gruber’s Quilt Shop

304 4th Ave. NE, Waite Park, MN 320-259-4360 grubersquiltshop.com • Ad pg. 61 • 5-j

Gypsy Lea’s An Event You’ll Never Want to Miss!

115 Division St., Sauk Rapids, MN • 320-251-4019 www.GypsyLeas.com • Ad pg. 60 • 8-f Something for every mood, room, and decor!

The Paper Collector

Top: Accents; Middle: Lillian’s; Bottom: Gypsy Lea’s

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26 N. 7th Ave., St. Cloud, MN (Across from the Courthouse) • 320-251-2171 papercollector@cloudnet.com www.papercollectormn.com • Ad pg. 68 • 8-j M-F 9:30-6, Sat. 9:30-4. Extensive collection of limited edition prints, posters, collectible paper and postcards. Custom framers and art gallery for over 29 years downtown!


shopping It’s time to make the stop at bumbledee’s!

antiques, arts & the eclectic Over 30 vendors on two floors

Located in the 1889 Historic JC Penney Building

Stop in and meet Dee and Geno! 711 W. St. Germain, St. Cloud, MN 320.257.3387 | www.bumbledees.com Mon.-Fri. 10-6 & Sat .10-4

One of St. Cloud’s

Best Attractions!

Minnesota & St. Cloud MEMORABILIA & SOUVENIRS

Shop us online at www.fairviewgardensmn.com

GREENHOUSE | NURSERY | LANDSCAPING Seminars | Unique Gifts | Seasonal Displays Special Events & Workshops | Home Holiday Decor

• Coffee, pop, and ice cream • Postcards, garden items • FUN STUFF!

Village Pharmacy & Gifts 320-251-2733 108 2nd Ave. S., Sauk Rapids

(Across from Coborns Superstore)

Village Gifts • 320-251-2733 3720 3rd St. N., St. Cloud (by Hancock Fabrics)

1080 35th St. N.E., Sauk Rapids, MN • 320-229-2281

There’s more to shop for at Village Gifts’ other locations!

Munsinger & Clemens Gardens Gift Shop

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shopping Paramount Gallery

www.paramountarts.org Ad pg. 35 & 68 • 8-j Featuring regional Minnesota artists.

E-Cigarettes MegaVapes

822 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud, MN 320-253-3532 • Ad pg. 68 • 8-j St. Cloud’s first E-cigarette store! E-cigs, E-juice, mods, accessories and more! Located in historic downtown St. Cloud.

Florist

St. Cloud Floral

308 4th St. N.E., Waite Park, MN • 320-251-3093 www.stcloudfloral.com • Ad pg. 63 & 66 • 9-j The area’s premier, most-requested florist! Awardwinning designers, bouquets and accent pieces. Free wedding consultations, evening/weekend appointments, wedding centerpiece seminars.

Liquor

Beaver Island Brewing Co.

216 6th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN www.beaverislandbrew.com Ad pg. 15 • 8-j A locally-owned and operated production brewery and tap room. On a mission to serve world-class local beer with sustainability in mind.

Relax After Shopping Yo’s Clinic

311 3rd Ave. N., Sartell, MN 320-252-2442 www.yosclinic.com • Ad pg. 61 and 101 • 5-d “I’ve experienced massages all over the world, and the best I’ve found is right here in Sartell with Jeremy and Angela of Yo’s Clinic!” —Lois B., St. Cloud, MN

Salon Top: Paramount Gallery; Bottom: Crossroads Center

Treachaself

619 Radio City Music Mall Downtown St. Cloud, MN 320-290-6576 • Ad pg. 68 • 7-n For over 30 years, the place where downtown gets their hair done. Lively conversation, a friendly atmosphere and professional care make for a delightful experience.

Winery

Glacial Ridge Winery

15455 Old Mill Rd., Spicer, MN 320-796-9463 www.glacialridgewinery.com Ad pg. 109 Map pg. 108 (SW of Paynesville)

Producing award winning Minnesota wines.

Millner Heritage Vineyard & Winery

32025 MN Hwy. 15, Kimball, MN (Located 7 miles S. of Kimball or 9 miles N. of Dassel on MN Hwy. 15) 320-398-2081 www.MillnerHeritage.com Ad pg. 110 • Map pg. 108 European Style Winery with the best Vineyard/ Winery Tours in Minnesota. High quality wines from regional grapes. Wine tasting, sales, gift shop, food.

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Why? For starters, marriage here is now open to all adults including, same-sex partners.

We offer the best in services too! From flower shops to catering to wedding wear and transportation—we’ve got you covered!

Then there’s the fact that the area is loaded with wonderful spots for weddings and receptions—spectacular flower gardens, historic churches, rural wineries, lovely parks, charming resorts, quaint campgrounds, rolling golf courses, gorgeous lakes, full service hotels, and, of course, the winding banks of the Mighty Mississippi River—the list is endless!

This guide will give you a start on checking out venues and services. Or...for further information, contact the St. Cloud Area Convention and Visitors Bureau at www.granitecountry.com or 320-251-4170 or 800-264-2940. We do!

Mississippi Meadow

Committed to partnering with you to CREATE A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE for you and your guests!

The Area’s Best Kept Wedding Secret! 1100 Main St. Clearwater, MN 320-558-4653 www.eagletracegolf.com

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Outdoor venue on the banks of the Mississippi River Poolside and indoor banquet seating available

If you can

imagine it create it! we can

Contact Dan Lunning 320-558-2261 Direct 320-558-4273 • dan@clearwatertravelplaza.com


DOWNTOWN st. cloud 320-257-8600

St. Cloud Downtown Council 1010 W. St. Germain, #250 St. Cloud, Minnesota

DOWNTOWN St. Cloud

www.stclouddowntown.com St. Cloud’s 1st E-Cigarette Store!

Fun • Whimsical Elegant

We offer top notch customer service!

CLOTHING, JEWELRY ANTIQUES, HOME DECOR FURNITURE, GARDEN Monday-Friday10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday10 a.m.-4 p.m.

E-Cigs• E-Juice• Mods Accessories & More!

Downtown St. Cloud 811 W. St. Germain St.

www.bumbledees.com

Unique Home Decor

320-217-8538

711 W. St Germain, St. Cloud

320-257-3387

713 W. St. Germain, Ste. 103

320-266-2861

Downtown, St. Cloud

822 W. St. Germain St. (Across from Waldo’s Pizza)

320-253-3532 FRIENDLIEST COFFEE IN TOWN!

320-202-9068

Mon.-Fri. Featuring 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 20th Century Sat. 10 a.m.Antiques! 3 p.m. 619 W Saint Germain Street St. Cloud, Minnesota www.antiquesgallerysc.com

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St. Cloud’s largest used bookstore! M-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

607 W. St. Germain 320-259-7959 www.booksrevisited.com

Coffee • Tea • Espresso • Beer Craft Beer • Wine • Soups • Salads Sandwiches • Ice Cream • Smoothies Chocolate • Candies

TAKE-OUT AVAILABLE!

320-202-2191

www.centralperkcoffeeshop.com 912 W. St. Germain Across from the Paramount Theatre


DINE IN CARRYOUT

Thai Restaurant

Catering

800 W. St. Germain • Downtown St. Cloud

Thai It. You’ll Like It.

Mon-Thurs 9 am-10 pm Fri-Sat 9 am-11 pm

breakfast • lunch • dinner Reservations Accepted

BEER & WINE

Wraps, Sandwiches, Pizza

HOME MADE SOUPS & CHILI

Signature Salads

“The exquisite blend of subtle spices and rich flavor.”

921 W. St. Germain St. Downtown St. Cloud

(320) 240-1454

320.252.7125

WWW•SAWATDEE•COM

www.julesbistrostcloud.com

Open 20 years!

The place to eat, drink and be with friends

Home of the Hairy Buffalo!

Experience Modern North Indian Food At Its Finest!

A Local Favorite

Eats like a restaurant... drinks like a bar!

St. Cloud’s Newest Dining Concept!

When we say

“You’ll Crave it”

we MEAN IT!

Specializing in Philly’s, Stramis, Dogs & Walleye

Happy hour, full menu and evening drink specials! 320-259-9862 www.mcsdugout.com 501 Mall Germain, St. Cloud

Martini Lounge Outdoor Party Deck Game Room • Live Bands

Red Carpet Nightclub 320-251-4047

11 5th Ave. S., St. Cloud www.RedCarpetNightClub.com

Lunch Specials & Full Bar Great Happy Hour www.kohinoorbar.com 17 7th Ave. S., St. Cloud

320-774-1988

Freshly prepared global specialties, homemade burgers, pastas and wings Ample choice of beer, wine and spirits!

809 W. Saint Germain, St. Cloud (320) 257-7775 • whitehorsemn.com

810 West Saint Germain Street, Historic Downtown

320-774-1255 www.dolsies.com

Dam Fine Beer.

Upscale dining featuring steak & seafood, burgers & more, cocktails & live music!

320-253-0655

18 S. 5th Ave., St. Cloud www.dbsearles.com

First Brewery in St. Cloud Since 1939 LOCALLY-OWNED BREWERY & TAP ROOM

BEAVERISLANDBREW.COM 216 6th Ave. S., St. Cloud MN

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Clear Waters Outfitting Company

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sports & recreation

“Central Minnesotans know how to have fun all year long.” You’re welcome to join us on the links, the slopes, or whatever other field of play suits your style. You’ll find a variety of recreational opportunities listed in this section. To find out more go to www.stcloudsports.com. Get all the best St. Cloud area sports information by following us on Facebook at facebook.com/StCloudMNSports. A proud member of Minnesota Sports.

Baseball

The St. Cloud Rox

320-240-9798 • wwww.stcloudrox.com • 4-i The St. Cloud Rox will begin their fourth season in the Northwoods League. The best summer collegiate wooden bat league in the country and includes some of the best college baseball players from around the country. Over 90 NWL players have played Major League Baseball, including notable names like Curtis Granderson, Ben Zobrist, Andre Ethier, Juan Pierre, Allen Craig and many more. Central Minnesota is lucky to be host to one of these incredible teams. With goofy promotions and fun giveaways between innings, the Rox are sure to be a hit no matter what kind of entertainment you’re looking for.

Exciting Local Races

Biking

City bike trails are marked along Clearwater Road and also throughout Whitney Park. Take in the scenery of our country roads west of St. Cloud. The Beaver Islands Trail is St. Cloud’s first designated off-road biking and walking trail. A little over 3 miles long, this trail follows along the west side of the Mississippi River from the River’s Edge Convention Center, downtown St. Cloud to 33rd St. S. Call 320-255-7216 for information. Also, during June, biking enthusiasts participate in the Tour of Saints bike tour.

Lake Wobegon Trail

Contact Cliff Borgerding: 320-293-9364 www.lakewobegontrails.com • Map pg. 102

Excellent Area Golf

BMX Racing

Pineview Park BMX

6540 Saukview Dr Pineview Park BMX is a bicycle race track located in Industrial West (Take Veterans Dr. (8th St. N) west from Hwy. 15 and turn left onto Ridgewood Rd. Follow blue signs to track) Event Times 320-230-7820 Non-Event Times 320-260-6702 www. pineviewparkbmx.com • 2-j

Home to Alise Post, 2012 London Olympics participant. For boys and girls ages 4 and up. Races sanctioned by the USA BMX. A National caliber track. Check us out on the web.

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Climbing Wall

Outdoor Endeavors, St. Cloud State University

320-308-3325 Ad pg. 81 • 9-k Outdoor Endeavors is located in the SCSU Student Recreation Center in the south end of Halenbeck Hall, directly across from the Mountain Dew Xtreme Climbing Wall. Opened in 2005. Is a combination of integrated granite replica panels, overhang, and corner climb.

Cross-Country Skiing

Discover the serene silence of the woods in the wintertime. And what better way to enjoy this quiet winterscape than silently slicing through the snow on a pair of cross-country skis. You’ll find a number of trails to choose from throughout the area.

Gray Stone Trail (Reformatory Trail)

1/2 mile W. of U.S. Hwy. 10 on Co. Rd. 30 (also named Minnesota Blvd.) • 11-l Novice-expert, skating with single classical track. The trail is across from the Minnesota Correctional Facility’s main entrance. Minnesota State Pass required.

Mississippi River Park

Map pg. 111 Novice, classical. No pass required.

Quarry Park

See page 16 • 3-m Lighted, also has a skate ski trail. Park pass required.

Riverside Park

10-k Novice-expert, classical and skate ski trails. No pass required.

Warner Lake

Map pg. 111 Novice-expert, classical only. No pass required.

Wildwood Trail

St. Joseph • Map pg. 102 Novice-expert, classical only (MN state pass required). Nordic Ski Club races at Gray Stone: Check your local ski retailers for a Central Minnesota Nordic Trail Guide.

Facilities

Bernick’s Pepsi Arena

1109 1st St. S., Sartell, MN 320-240-9233 • 3-k Open skating, skate rental. Call for hours.

Halenbeck Hall Top: AirMaxx Trampoline Park; Bottom: Annual Color Vibe

Bowling

Bowling can be enjoyed all year, of course, but the lanes really heat up with league action in the fall and winter. Area bowlers can choose from a number of alleys.

El Paso Club

200 2nd Ave. N.W. on Cty. Rd. 75, St. Joseph, MN 320-363-4345 • www.elpasosportsbar.com Map pg. 102

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Southway Bowl

1222 33rd St. S., St. Cloud, MN 320-253-7414 www.southwaybowl.com • 8-o

24 lanes, bumper bowl, corporate parties.

Great River Bowl

208 Second St. S., Sartell, MN 320-253-2910 www.greatriverbowl.com • 7-d

St. Cloud State University 320-308-3325 www.stcloudstate.edu/campusrec • 9-k A multi-purpose facility which offers fitness opportunities including aquatics and intramural sports. Call for more information.

Herb Brooks National Hockey Center

St. Cloud State University Campus 1204 Fourth Ave. S. 320-308-3325 (events, tickets, etc.) www.stcloudstate.edu/campusrec • 9-k Two olympic-size ice sheets with a main seating capacity of 6,000 for exciting new conference action.


sports & recreation

Foot Golf at Angushire Golf Course

St. Cloud State University Campus Recreation

St. Cloud State University 720 4th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN 56301 320-308-3772 • Ad pg. 81 scsu.mn/SCSUOutdoor • Ad pg. 81 • 9-k Explore St. Cloud with SCSU Campus Recreation’s Outdoor Rental Center. Canoe the Mississippi, rock climb on our indoor wall, paddle board Lake George, and more.

Sports Arena East

1410 3rd Ave. S., Sauk Rapids, MN 320-252-0508 • 9-h Multi-use arena with open hockey and skating hours.

The Municipal Athletic Complex (MAC)

This multi-purpose facility is located on the north side of St. Cloud on 8th St. at 5001 Eighth St. N. (Veterans Drive) 320-255-7223 Veterans Public Golf Course 320-255-7273 www.stcloudmac.com • 3-h Existing facilities include: Dick Putz Field, Dave Torrey Arena, Ritsche Arena, Joe Faber Field, sports deck and 100 seats above each dugout. Executive Veterans Public Golf Course.

Whitney Recreation Center

1529 Northway Dr., St. Cloud, MN 320-255-7277 • 7-g Three indoor regulation basketball courts, five volleyball courts and ninth-of-a-mile suspended walking track with adjunct fitness room.

Fall colors

Central Minnesota’s lush green woods turn into a breathtaking mix of colors every autumn. Check out a number of different vantage points for fall color viewing, including the Central Lakes area, the woods surrounding St. John’s University, the Great River Road and a float on the beautiful Mississippi River.

Fall Sporting Events

Cheer on the NCAA Division II St. Cloud State University Huskies at Husky Stadium (320-3082137) or the NCAA Division III powerhouse St. John’s University Johnnies at Clemens Stadium (320-363-2595). Fall also is the season for exciting women’s volleyball action at St. Cloud State University (320-308-3102) and the College of Saint Benedict (320-363-5301). Call for schedules and game times.

Foot Golf

Angushire Golf Course

224 Waite Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN 320-251-9619 www.angushiregolf.com Ad pg. 79 • 4-k Minnesota’s only 18-hole foot golf course.

Frisbee Disc Golf Becker City Park

Becker, MN • 18 hole championship course Map pg. 111

Benton Beach

St. Cloud, MN • 18 holes • Map pg. 111

Calvary Hill

Cooper Ave. and Traverse Rd., St. Cloud, MN 18 hole golf course • 7-l

Hidden Lake

St. Augusta, MN • 18 holes • 9-r

Mayhew Creek Park

2974 Mayhew Lk. Rd. N.E., Sauk Rapids, MN 18 holes • 11-d

North Park

Albany, MN • 18 holes • Map pg. 102

Northside Park

Sartell, MN • 12 holes • 3-i

Millstream Park

St. Joseph, MN • 18 holes • Map pg. 102

Mississippi River Park

St. Stephen, MN • 18 holes • Map pg. 111

Pine Ridge Disc Golf

Royalton, MN (Located at fields adjacent to Royalton High School baseball fields) 9 holes • Map pg. 111

Pleasantview/Clearwater Regional Park Annandale, MN • 18 holes • Map pg. 108

River’s Edge Park

Waite Park, MN • 9 holes • 2-j

Riverside Park

1725 SE Kilian Blvd., St. Cloud, MN 18 holes • 10-k

Royalton High School Royalton, MN • 9 holes

The Clearwater Course

Clearwater, MN • 18 holes • Map pg. 111

Golf

A favorite pastime of many, the Central Lakes area has a number of courses that are on par with many courses in larger cities. Here’s a list of just some of the area links:

Albany Golf Club

500 Church Ave., P.O. Box 338 Albany, MN 56307 • 320-845-2505 www.albanygc.com • Map pg. 102

Angushire Golf Course

224 Waite Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN 320-251-9619 www.angushiregolf.com • Ad pg. 79 • 4-k St. Cloud’s best golf value! Within walking distance of hotels and restaurants. Challenging yet friendly 9-hole layout.

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Calvary Hill Disc Golf

Blackberry Ridge Golf Club

3125 Clubhouse Rd., Sartell, MN 320-257-4653 www.blackberryridgegolf.com • 4-a

Boulder Ridge Golf Club

Boy Scouts Ice Fishing

Lynx National Golf Course

40204 Primrose Ln., Sauk Centre, MN 320-352-0242 www.lynxnationalgolf.com • Map pg. 102 18-hole golf course.

Located on Co. Rd. 74 in St. Cloud, MN 320-259-7944 www.boulderpinegc.com Ad pg. 79 • 4-n Close to area hotels.

Oak Hill Golf Course

City View Golf Course

14000 Club House Drive, Becker, MN (20 mi. E. of St. Cloud on Hwy. 10) 763-263-4653 www.pebblecreekgolf.com • Map pg. 111

15055 Hummingbird Ln., Cold Spring, MN 320-685-7000 • Map pg. 105

Eagle Trace Golf & Event Center

1100 Main St., Clearwater, MN 320-558-4653 www.eagletracegolf.com Ad pg. 66 & 79; Coupon pg. 114 Map pg. 111 Scenic 18-hole course with driving range, 3 practice greens, 2 heated swimming pools, pool-side bar and grill. Groups welcome.

GreyStone Golf Club

5 miles north of I-94 on Hwy. 71 in Sauk Centre, MN 320-351-4653 • www.greystonegc.net Map pg. 102

Kimball Golf Club

15 min. S. of St. Cloud on Hwy. 15 320-398-2285 www.kimballgolfclub.com • Map pg. 108 One of the area’s most beautiful courses.

Koronis Hills Golf Club

29757 State Hwy. 23 • P.O. Box 55 Paynesville, MN 320-243-4111 • 1-877-399-2558 www.koronishillsgolf.com Coupon pg. 79 • Map pg. 105 Beautiful 18 hole course. It’s worth the trip to see the 17th hole.

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Nine miles north of junction East Hwy. 23 and Hwy. 10 • 320-259-8969 www.oakhillgolfclub.com • north of 7-a

Pebble Creek Golf Course

Pine Ridge Golf Club

Located on Pinecone Rd. in Sartell, MN 320-259-0551 • www.boulderpinegc.com Ad pg. 79 • 3-b Scenic 9-hole course with lighted driving range.

Rich Spring Golf Club

17647 Fairway Circle, Cold Spring, MN 320-685-8810 www.richspringgolf.com • Map pg. 105

River Oaks Golf Course

23742 County Road 2, Cold Spring, MN 320-685-4138 www.riveroaksgc.net • Map pg. 105 Eighteen holes.

St. Cloud Country Club

P.O. Box 1064, St. Cloud, MN 301 Montrose Rd. • 320-253-1331 www.stcloudcountryclub.com • south of 9-o

Southbrook Golf Club

P.O. Box 156 • 511 Morrison Ave. S. Annandale, MN 320-274-2341 www.southbrookgolf.com • Map pg. 108 18-hole championship course.

Territory Golf Club

480 55th Ave. S.E., St. Cloud, MN 320-258-4653 • www.territorygc.com • 11-a

Veterans Golf Course

5001 Eighth St. N., St. Cloud, MN 320-255-7273 • www.stcloudmac.com • 3-i Par 3, nine holes, open to the public.

Wapicada Golf Club

4 miles E. of St. Cloud on Hwy. 23 320-251-7804 www.wapicada.com • east of 12-h

Whispering Pines 18-hole Golf Course

Annandale, MN (1/4 mile N. of Hwy. 55 on Cty. Rd. 6 or 2 miles S. of Hwy. 24 on Cty. Rd. 6) 320-274-8721 www.whisperingpinesgolf.com • Map pg. 108 18 hole championship course. 23 mi. S. of St. Cloud.

Hiking

El Rancho Mañana Campground, Riding Stable & Recreational Area

27302 Ranch Rd., Richmond, MN Call for reservations 320-597-2740 www.camperm.com Campgrounds pg. 38; grid pg. 43; Ad pg. 107 Map pg. 105

Horseback Riding

El Rancho Mañana Campground, Riding Stable & Recreational Area

27302 Ranch Rd., Richmond, MN Call for reservations 320-597-2740 www.camperm.com Campgrounds pg. 38; Grid pg. 43; Ad pg. 107 Map pg. 105 Saddle up! Find 1,208 acres on Long Lake for horseback riding, hayrides, camping, and 25 miles of scenic walking and mountain bike trails.


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PINEVIEW BMX park

2-j

Home of 2012 Olympian Alise Post!

Directions from East: Take Hwy. 23 to Hwy. 15 and turn right. Cross bridge and turn left at lights. Follow blue signs to track.

Directions from South: From I-94, take Hwy. 15 exit N to St. Cloud. Take left (west) onto Division St. Follow onto Co. Rd. 134. Take a right. Take a right onto Old Hwy. 52 and left onto Saukview Dr. Directions from North: Take Hwy. 10 to Hwy. 15 S. and follow to Division St. Take a right (heading west). Follow to Co. Rd. 134 and take a right at Old Hwy. 52. Take a right and then a left onto Saukview Dr. Directions from West: From I-94 take St. Joseph exit (left exit) onto Co. Rd. 75. At third light (Co. Rd. 134) take a left and follow blue signs to track.

geocaching A popular activity for the whole family, geocaching is an entertaining adventure game for gps users. Participants check the internet for location coordinates to find rewarding caches that have been hidden by organizations and individuals. There are basically only three rules: 1. Take something from the cache 2. Leave something in the cache 3. Write about it in the logbook To find out more about geocaching and gps devices, visit www.geocaching.com. Local zip codes to enter for a list of hundreds of local caches are: St. Cloud 56301, 56303 & 56304; Sauk Rapids 56379; Sartell 56377; Waite Park 56387

ST. CLOUD skate plaza 5-k

225 33rd Avenue South (Next to Stearns History Museum)

This state-of-the-art skateboard plaza is one of the best in the Midwest, with endless features and solid concrete for the smoothest ride around. Plenty of room for boarders of all skill levels and lots of space for watching.

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AREA lakes & bait

Bait Den, a Striker Brands LLC Outlet 320-257-0162 3267 Roosevelt Rd., St. Cloud, MN Central Lakes Gas & Bait 320-685-3583 216 Red River Ave., Cold Spring, MN Channel Marine & Sports 320-597-5975 101 4th St. S.W., Richmond, MN Mike’s Bait & Tackle 320-453-2248 169 Meeker Ave. E, Eden Valley, MN Rockville Gas & Bait 320-253-1999 108 Broadway St. E., Rockville, MN St. Joseph Bait Shop 320-363-7272 27 W. Birch St., St. Joseph, MN JM Speedstop-Sauk Rapids (Bait) 320-251-3399 502 Benton Dr. N, Sauk Rapids, MN Southside Truck Stop 320-597-2173 30 4th St. S.W., Richmond, MN Stop Light Bait 320-255-9689 45 8th Ave. SE, St. Cloud, MN No boat? That’s no problem...there are a few shore fishing opportunities available in the St. Cloud area at the following lakes and rivers: Horseshoe Chain

Richmond & Cold Spring–20 lakes and streams.

Middle Spunk Lake

Avon–fishing pier at the southern end of the lake.

Kings Lake

Freeport–public access route towards the southern end.

Carnelian Lake

Maine Prairie–dock on lake road off Cty. Rd. 55.

Sauk River

Rockville–fishing platform in Rockville.

Mississippi River

St. Cloud–below the Dam near the 10th St. bridge.

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Biking along the Mississippi River

Ice Fishing

Yes, it’s true, Minnesotans actually do enjoy ice fishing. You’ll know this is the case the next time you’re driving by a frozen lake and see tiny (some not so tiny) shacks dotting the landscape. Care to try it yourself? Central Minnesota has a wide variety of lakes that are perfect for wintertime angling. For information, call the DNR at 1-800-766-6000, or stop by any area bait shop. Stay warm!

Jogging & Walking

St. Cloud has a variety of settings for runners and walkers, including Riverside Drive in east St. Cloud, Whitney Park, Heritage Park, Lake George, an array of country roads and the Beaver Islands Trail system. A new scenic leg of the Beaver Islands Trail expands the trail along the Mississippi River from St. Cloud State University to Downtown St. Cloud. Like the current trail, the new paved portion will be open to walkers, bikers, rollerbladers and cross country skiers.

Beaver Islands Trail

St.Cloud, MN Three miles along the Mississippi River.

Clearwater Travel Plaza Trail Run Warner Lake County Park 320-252-7291 Map pg. 111

Collegeville & Saint John’s University Nature Trail

Park near the church at Saint John’s University, Collegeville, MN Information/tours 320-363-3163 www.csbsju.edu/arboretum Map pg. 102 Woodsy nature trails in the forest on the east side of Lake Sagatagan. Prairie and wetlands boardwalk trail available off entrance road. An abundance of wildlife.

Lake Wobegon Regional Trail

320-293-9364 www.lakewobegontrails.com Map pg. 102 62 miles long through the heart of Central Minnesota.

St. Cloud’s Historic District Walking Tour

Downtown St. Cloud, MN St. Cloud Convention and Visitors Bureau • 320-251-4170 St. Cloud Downtown Council • 320-257-8600 www.ci.stcloud.mn.us or www.stclouddowntown.com See pg. 15 • 8-j 21 historic buildings located in the Downtown area. Copies of walking guide available at the St. Cloud Convention and Visitors Bureau and the St. Cloud Downtown Council.


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SWIMMING beaches

Beebe Lake Regional Park 7250 10th St. N.E, St. Michael 763-682-3900 • www.co.wright.mn.us Swimming Beach • Shelter • Picnic Area Hiking Trails • Sand Volleyball Court Horseshoes • Restrooms Group Camping & Fishing

Big Birch Lake Campground Beach 2015 Hwy. 623, Babbitt (Near Freeport) • 218-827-2342 www.birchlakervpark.com Swimming Beach • Shelter • Picnic Area Barbeque Pits • Boat Launch Changing Area/Restrooms

Clearwater/Pleasant Regional Park 10909 90th St. N.W., Annandale 763-682-3900 • www.co.wright.mn.us Swimming Beach • Shelter • Hiking Trails Picnic Area • Fishing Pier Sand Volleyball Court • Disc Golf Horseshoes • Restrooms

Area Ski Race

St. Cloud River Runners

www.scrr.org Looking for someone to run with? The St. Cloud River Runners Club invites you to join us on our group runs. Check out our website for the running schedule and contact information.

Mini Golf

Summerland

2 miles east on Hwy. 23, St. Cloud, MN 320-251-0940 www.summerlandfunpark.com Ad pg. 13; coupon pg. 114 • east of 12-i St. Cloud’s most unique theme park. New 18-hole Championship Adventure Mini Golf.

Organizations

Mississippi River Partners

www.MississippiPartners.org Experience our National Treasure. St. Cloud, Sartell, and Sauk Rapids are working together to promote tourism, recreation, urban development and protection of ecosystems on the Mississippi River.

Paddling & Outdoor Gear Clear Waters Outfitting Company

100 Pine St., Clearwater, MN • 320-558-8123 www.cwoutfitting.com Ad pg. 15 • Map pg. 111 Central Minnesota’s premier paddling and outdoor gear supplier! Rentals, river trips, kayak fishing, and sales from a historic location on the Mississippi River.

Outdoor Endeavors, St. Cloud State University

320-308-3325 • 9-k Outdoor Endeavors is located in the SCSU Student Recreation Center in the south end of Halenbeck Hall, directly across from the Mountain Dew Xtreme Climbing Wall.

Parks & Trails

For information see Parks on page 22.

Beaver Islands Trail

St. Cloud, MN Three miles along the Mississippi River.

Bend in the River Regional Park

Located 1.4 mi. S. of Rice on River Rd. (Co. Rd. 55) Map pg. 111 289 acre park. Hiking trail runs S. from historic farmhouse along the top of the Mississippi River.

Crane Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

Located 6 mi. S.E. of Little Falls, MN 320-632-1575 • Map pg. 111 A scenic 3.7 mi. hiking/cross-country skiing trail that follows along the Platte River to Rice Lake through tall grass prairies. Great wildlife observation and photography!

Heritage Park

320-255-7255 • 5-k Visit the nature center that offers children hands-on learning opportunities while the 3.4 miles of trail provides environmental points of interest.

Lake George Municipal Complex

1101 7th St. S.,St. Cloud, MN 320-257-5952 See pg. 23 • 8-j Newly renovated scenic urban lake setting. Paved walking paths, fishing piers, canoe & paddle boat rental. Spectacular granite fountain.

Lake Koronis Regional Park Beach 14076 Bluefield Rd., Paynesville 320-276-8843 • www.co.stearns.mn.us Swimming Beach • Picnic Shelters Observation Tower • Boat Launch Nature Trail Playground • Campground

Quarry Park & Nature Preserve 1802 Cty. Rd. 137, Waite Park 320-255-6172 • www.co.stearns.mn.us Hiking/Mountain Biking Trails • Swimming Fishing Ponds • Scuba Diving

Middle Spunk Lake Beach 17626 Cty. Rd. 9, Avon 320-356-7922 • www.co.stearns.mn.us

Swimming Beach • Changing House Restroom • Picnic Area at Lake Wobegon Trail

Veterans Memorial Beach Park 15612 Cedar Point Rd., Paynesville www.paynesvillemn.com Swimming Beach • Fishing Picnic Shelters • Picnic Tables Barbeque Sites • Boat Launch

Warner Lake Park 1485 Cty. Rd. 143, Clearwater 320-255-6172 • www.co.stearns.mn.us Swimming Beach • Fishing Pier Picnic Tables • Hiking Trails • Shelter Nature Center • Group Camping Boat Launch • Prairie Restoration Site Playground

Lake Wobegon Regional Trail

320-293-9364 www.lakewobegontrails.com • Map pg. 102 Hiking, biking, roller blading and snowmobiling. Unique 62 mile trail is the longest paved bike trail in the U.S. Beautiful scenery, quaint towns.

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sports & recreation Riverside

725 Kilian Blvd., St. Cloud, MN Splash pad • 9-i

Rotary

1507 Goettens Way, St. Cloud, MN Wading pool • 6-l

St. Cloud Park

415 3rd Ave. N.E., St. Cloud, MN • 9-i Wading pool. 1-4 p.m. & 5-8 p.m. Free. Lifeguard on duty.

Seberger

2001 2nd St. N., St. Cloud, MN Wading pool • 6-j

Southside

815 13th St. S., St. Cloud, MN Wading pool • 8-k

Spalt Park

415 3rd Ave. N.E., St. Cloud, MN Wading pool • 8-h

Watab Creek South Park Riverside Ave. N., Sartell, MN Wading pool • 5-c

Westwood

720 Driftwood Dr., St. Cloud, MN Splash pad • 3-i

St. Cloud Area Roller Derby-SCAR Dolls

Quarry Park And Nature Preserve

320-255-6172 www.co.stearns.mn.us • See pg. 16 • 3-m 643 acres, developed at the site of 30 abandoned granite quarries. Swimming, hiking, observation deck, mountain biking, rock climbing, groomed, lighted cross-country ski trails, trout and bass fishing.

River Bluffs Regional Park

E. of Cty. Rd. 75 off 33rd St. • 9-p Connected to Fire Station #5. Public restroom within the fire station.

Riverside Park

1515 Riverside Dr. S.E., St. Cloud, MN 320-255-7216 • 10-k Cross-country skiing and ice skating in the winter. Spring and summer recreational opportunities: splash park, tennis courts, playground, disc golf course.

Saint John’s Abbey & University Nature Trail

Call Saint John’s Arboretum at 320-363-3163 www.csbsju.edu/arboretum • Map pg. 102 12 miles of trail through prairie, forests, and wetlands. Trails east side of Lake Sagatagan. Prairie and wetlands boardwalk. Visitor parking near Abbey church. No pets.

Sand Prairie Wildlife Management & Environmental Education Area

Off Hwy. 10 and Minnesota Blvd., St. Cloud, MN 320-255-4279 • 12-l 700 acres of prairies, wetlands and woodlands. Hiking, birding, and cross-country skiing. Observation deck.

Seberger Park

2001 2nd St. N., St. Cloud, MN • 320-255-7216 • 7-j Interactive water facility. Play area with water slide, tumble buckets and water geysers. Zero-depth entry, large fun umbrellas, plenty of deck space, lifeguards are on duty.

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Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge

Hwy. 95 east to Mille Lacs. County Road 7 south (Sherburne County 5) to County 9 east two miles to headquarters • 763-389-3323 www.fws.gov/midwest/sherburne • Map pg. 111 A mixture of oak savanna and wetland habitats. Hiking trails, auto tour route, wildlife observation, fishing, hunting, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

St. Cloud Skate Plaza

225 33rd Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN • 5-k

Pools

For season hours go to www.ci.stcloud.mn.us.

Autumn Ridge Splash Pad Water Park

2270 Park View Ln. N.E., Sauk Rapids, MN • 11-e 1-8 p.m. Free.

Seasonal Farms

A variety of area farms offer berry picking, apple orchards, pumpkins and squash for visitors to “harvest” for a small fee. These farms are great for a family outing, and many add to the visit by providing petting zoos and other activities. Here is a partial list:

A & G Produce

10448 345th St., St. Joseph, MN 320-290-0907 www.aandgproduce.com • Map pg. 102

A Maze’n Farmyard

3-1/2 mi. W. of Eden Valley, MN, on Hwy. 55 320-453-6901 • www.amazenfarmyard.com Ad pg. 109 • Map pg. 108 Children can see and touch many different farm animals. There is also a 19,000 sq. ft. maze, giant slide, parakeet house and gift shop. Fun for all!

Bob Cross Park Wading Pool

Collegeville Orchards

Celebration Park

FairHaven Farm

1st St. S. and 10th Ave. S., Sauk Rapids, MN • 9-f 1-8 p.m. Free. Lifeguard on duty. 930 Celebration Cir., Sartell, MN • 2-b Wading pool. Noon-7 p.m. Free. Lifeguard on duty.

Centennial

1725 Centennial Dr., St. Cloud, MN Wading pool • 7-i

Hester

1020 6th Ave. N., St. Cloud, MN Wading pool • 8-h

Lake George Municipal Complex at Eastman Park

7th St. S., St. Cloud, MN • Splash pad • 8-j

Pantown

2815 9th St. N., St. Cloud, MN Wading pool • 6-i

Rivers Edge Park

Off of 3rd St. N. & Co. Hwy. 138, Waite Park, MN • 2-j Splash pad.

15517 Fruit Farm Rd., St. Joseph, MN 320-356-7609 www.collegevilleorchardsmn.com • Map pg. 102 13835 51st Ave., South Haven, MN 320-236-7685 www.fairhaven-farm.com • Map pg. 108

Grayson’s Berryland

6705 Cty. Rd. 8, Clear Lake, MN 320-743-3384 www.graysonsberryland.com • Map pg. 111

Hidden Cove Orchard

27524 Hidden Cove Rd., Cold Spring, MN 320-685-3965 (Jan.-Aug.) 320-685-3186 (Sept.-Dec.) • Map pg. 105

J.Q Fruit Farm

8082 33rd St., Princeton, MN • 763-389-2567 www.jqfruitfarm.com • east of 12-h

Nelson Farm

23618 CSAH 1, Litchfield, MN • 320-693-7750 www.nelsonfarm.com • south of Map pg. 108 Corn maze.


area

sports & recreation

golf courses GOLF AT THE RIDGES!

320-251-9619

224 Waite Ave. S., St. Cloud • St. Cloud’s best golf value! • Within walking distance of hotels and restaurants • Challenging yet friendly 9-hole layout • St. Cloud’s only 18-hole Footgolf course

www.angushiregolf.com

Signature Golf Hole #11!

320-259-7944

320-558-4653

We are located on Co. Rd. 74 in St. Cloud, MN

1100 Main St., Clearwater, MN 55320

Close to area Hotels!

320-259-0551

Fantastic 18-hole public championship course located along the Mississippi River. Practice facility, 2 heated swimming pools, meeting rooms, bar & grille. Groups welcome. Make your Tee-Time at: www.eagletracegolf.com. See coupon pg. 114.

Located on Pinecone Rd. in Sartell, MN

www.boulderpinegc.com Lighted Driving Range! SCENIC 9-HOLE COURSES WITH DRIVING RANGES AND BEAUTIFUL INDOOR TAVERNS.

7 MILES SOUTH OF ST. CLOUD!

It’s Worth the Trip to Play the 17th Hole! Koronis Hills Golf Club....

2200

$

9 HOLES

...was established in 1929

...is tucked into the woods with elevated T-boxes ...offers a 2-tier driving range A short 25-minute drive from St. Cloud on Hwy. 23 in Paynesville, MN!

WITH 1/2 CART

3000

$

18 HOLES

WITH 1/2 CART Coupon may be used Mon.-Fri. and weekends after 3 p.m. Offer good through 2015 season.

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sports & recreation Produce Acres

25704 Co. Rd. 50, Cold Spring, MN • 320-685-3257 www.produceacres.com • Map pg. 105

Rum River Barn & Vineyard

16892 220th St., Milaca, MN • 612-801-0546 rumriverbarn.com • east of 12-h

Sleepy Hollow Farms

22084-22472 Cty. Rd. 7, St. Augusta, MN • 320-251-5112 • Map pg. 108

Whitcomb Home Floral Greenhouse & Nursery

3947 Baptist Church Rd., Princeton, MN • 763-389-1739 www.whitcombnursery.com • east of 12-h

Skating

Skatin’ Place

3302 Southway Drive, St. Cloud, MN • 320-252-8123 www.saintcloudskatinplace.com • 8-o Hit the roller rink for fun all year long.

Winter Sports

Stay warm each winter with exciting intercollegiate sports at area colleges and universities. There are plenty of teams to cheer on: men’s and women’s basketball teams at St. Cloud State University, St. John’s University and the College of Saint Benedict, as well as fast-paced hockey action at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center at SCSU with the nationally-ranked NCAA Division I Huskies. Call for schedules: SCSU: 320-308-2137; SJU: 320-363-2595; CSB: 320-363-5301.

YMCA

St. Cloud Area Family YMCA

1530 Northway Drive, St. Cloud, MN 320-253-2664 www.scymca.org • 7-h Daily passes offered. Fitness center, pool, gymnasium activities, racquetball, New Kids’ Gym Play Center and much more. Check us out! Hours: Mon.-Fri. 5:15 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat. 6 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Saint City Skate Park

1996 247th St., St. Cloud, MN • 320-345-2299 www.saintcityskatepark.com • 6-p Skateboarding, BMX, arcade, scooters, concessions, birthday parties. Open Sat.-Sun.

Skiing/Snowtubing

Eagle Mountain Snow Tubing & Cross Country Skiing

33861 Breezy Dr., Burtrum, MN (13 mi. N of Freeport), 40 miles NW of St. Cloud 320-573-2222 • www.eaglemountainge.com • Map pg. 102 Looking for winter fun? Tubing down the slopes of 1,462 ft. Eagle Mountain or cross-country skiing through the surrounding hills and dales invigorates body and soul.

Powder Ridge Winter Recreation Area

15015 93rd Ave., Kimball, MN (North of Kimball on Hwy. 15) • 320-398-7200 www.powderridge.com • Map pg. 108 Skiing, snowboarding, snowtubing. 15 runs, day and night skiing. Wild Chutes snow tubing park is a great family activity. No special skill involved, hands free tow.

Snowmobiling

Snowmobiles have forever changed the winter landscape—they’ve made winter fun! With marked trails or roads that are designated by the Department of Natural Resources as open to snowmobiles, the sport can also be enjoyed safely. For state park, forest and snowmobile trail maps, along with snow-cover reports, call the DNR at 1-800-766-6000. www.dnr.state.mn.us

Sporting Equipment & Clothing Clear Waters Outfitting Company

100 Pine St., Clearwater, MN • 320-558-8123 www.cwoutfitting.com • Ad page 15 • Map pg. 111 Central Minnesota’s premier paddling and outdoor gear supplier! Rentals, river trips, kayak fishing, and sales from a historic location on the Mississippi River.

Tennis

St. Cloud enjoys a national reputation for being a city that nurtures tennis. You’ll find outdoor courts throughout the city, or tennis enthusiasts can play all year-round indoors at Fitness Evolution, 850 Pine Cone Rd., Sartell. www.fitnessevolution.com. Open daily 4 a.m.-12 a.m. Call the St. Cloud Parks and Recreation Department for information on outdoor tennis courts in St. Cloud. 320-255-7216.

Tubing

Two Rivers Campground & Tubing

Located just 18 miles north of St. Cloud on Hwy. 10 • 320-584-5125 www.tworiverscampground.net • Ad pg. 42 • north of 7-a Featuring one of Minnesota’s finest inner tube float trips!

Water Trails

Central Minnesota is fortunate to have two designated water trails, the Mississippi River and the Sauk River.

BIKE TUNE-UP stations Give your bicycle a quick fix at one of our Bike Tune-Up Stations!

Two new self-contained bicycle tune-up stations have recently been installed in St. Cloud: Lake George: Junction of Division St. & 9th Ave., Downtown St. Cloud. 8-k

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moving to the area

Planning a move to our area? St. Cloud is a growing city with much to offer its residents and guests! The stage is set along the Mississippi River where our Downtown provides rich history, locally-owned shoppes, restaurants, theatres and more! And there’s always something to do! Enjoy Wednesday evenings at Lake George for Summertime by George featuring live music, food, shopping and kids activities! Walk the gardens

at Munsinger/Clemens flower and rose gardens along the Mississippi River, bring your whole family for a picnic or enjoy one of our outdoor concerts! Take in a production at one of our local theatres or hike the trails at Quarry Park, Beaver Islands or the Lake Wobegon Trail—our area is filled with familyfriendly neighborhoods, parks and biking/hiking trails. Central Minnesota is a great place to live, work, raise a family and find adventure!

“Welcome to Central Minnesota!”

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For more information about moving here or relocating your business to this area, contact the St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce, 320-2512940; the City of St. Cloud Economic Development Authority (EDA), 320-255-7218 or the Greater St. Cloud Development Corp., 320-259-0300 (1010 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud).


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A Safe Community

You’ll find safe neighborhoods, easy access to recreation, excellent health care and abundant cultural and educational opportunities in the region. Rolling farmlands, sparkling lakes, peaceful woodlands and many nearby state parks make the area an ideal place in which to reside. And, don’t forget, a river runs through it. The mighty Mississippi River is a constant, scenic presence in the region.

Central Minnesota

Located one hour northwest of the Twin Cities, and one hour south of the northern lakes and forests of the state, St. Cloud is central to both tourism and commerce. The area comprises several communities: St. Cloud, Waite Park, Sartell, St. Joseph and Sauk Rapids, and three counties: Stearns, Sherburne and Benton. The region has experienced extraordinary growth in the past decade and, in fact, remains the most rapidly growing metropolitan area in the state. Manufacturing, retail and service industries are the commercial backbone of the region, equally supported by the extensive, highly productive farming and dairy endeavors.

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Childcare

St. Cloud residents place a prime emphasis on family. Combined with a strong work ethic in the community, area residents have placed a high value on quality childcare. As a result, a variety of options exist to meet the diverse needs of the area’s expanding population. For information contact: Child Care Choices: 320-251-5081. Kidstop: 320-252-7616.

Boys & Girls Club Kidstop

345 30th Ave. N., St. Cloud, MN 320-252-7616 www.bgcmn.org Ad this pg. • 6-j The KIDSTOP school-age child care program inspires young people to reach their full potential with homework help, arts, sports, leadership and prevention programs.

Locals Bank Here. In every community there’s that special shop...restaurant...or bank where locals do business. In St. Cloud that bank is Liberty Savings Bank. Liberty is St. Cloud’s oldest name in banking and a community legend.

Welcome to the Land of Liberty!

NMLS I.D. #411232

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TOP 10 THINGS to do in central minnesota!

1. Kayak, canoe, fish or walk the banks of the scenic Mississippi River. 2. Stroll through Clemens and Munsinger Gardens. 3. Check out the “gadgets” at the Stearns History Museum. 4.

“Par” for the course. You can play a round of golf at a different golf course each day of the week for two weeks straight and still not play them all!

5. Watch the St. Cloud Rox play great baseball. 6. Shop Crossroads Center, mid-Minnesota’s largest enclosed shopping center. 7. Ski the lighted trails at Quarry Park. 8. Play a round of frisbee golf at Riverside Park or one of our other area frisbee golf courses. 9.

Plan to play at Summerland’s Giant Waterslide Park. Drive a go-kart, play mini golf or ride the bumper boats. Great on a Minnesota hot summer day.

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Top: Big Lake Spud Fest; Bottom: Boy Scout Soap Box Derby

Financial

Real Estate

5801 Ridgewood Rd., St. Cloud, MN • 3-i 320-252-1500 818 2nd St. S., Waite Park, MN • 3-k 320-258-3256 111 7th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN • 8-j 320-252-2841 3299 Roosevelt Rd., St. Cloud, MN • 9-n 320-258-5444 www.libertysavings.com • Ad pg. 27, 68 & 83.

3950 3rd St. N., St. Cloud, MN 320-258-5801 • 800-807-0022 stcloudareacommercial.com • Ad pg. 94 • 5-j Since 1987, Allen Bright has been a proven leader in commercial real estate. Sales, leasing, site selection, valuations, business brokerage, consulting & investment opportunities.

Liberty Savings Bank, FSB

Enjoying continuous local ownership for over 70 years, Liberty is a leading provider of retail banking products in the St. Cloud area and is Central Minnesota’s Home Loan Lender.

Moving & Storage

Red’s Transfer and Storage

619 Lincoln Ave. N.E., St. Cloud, MN 320-251-2833 • 1-800-825-2833 www.redstransfer.com • 9-i

Our staff, with Allied Van Lines, provides the best possible services locally and across the country. Now available, Go Minis®, portable moving and storage solutions.

Re/Max Commercial

Re/Max Results Craig Hiltner

3950 3rd St. N., St. Cloud, MN 320-258-5777 www.craighiltner.com • Ad pg. 83 • 5-j Craig brings over 20 years of real estate and construction experience in the Central Minnesota area. Specializing in representing buyers, sellers and new construction.

Welcoming Service Newcomer Service

320-257-0679 • www.newcomerservice.net Welcome to the community! Contact us for your FREE Business & Community Guide loaded with everything you need to settle into your new home and community.


our senior community

The experience of maturing is rapidly evolving, forcing us to rethink what it means to “grow old.” We are ignoring the stigma attached to “senior citizen” and making active decisions regarding the way we spend our retirement years. Many of us are going back to school, starting businesses, even training for triathlons. We are redefining our place in society by taking control of how we live, work and play. Here are some opportunities available for adults age 55+ in the St. Cloud community.

Whitney Senior Center (WSC) is committed to helping

expand minds through lifelong learning because education begins at birth and continues long after retirement. Interested in learning more about our innovative and mind enriching programs? Join us at WSC for our orientation offered weekly on Mondays starting at 10:30 a.m. We will give you a glimpse of our facility, programs and services. Check out our website (ci.stcloud.mn.us and click on Departments) for more information on how WSC can serve you.

St. Cloud Area Greeters

is a volunteer organization devoted to welcome convention attendees and greet at various tourism related events.

RSVP, the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program

places hundreds of volunteers, 55 and over, in public and non-profit agencies in Central Minnesota. Help make your community a better place!

Central Minnesota Council on Aging and the Senior LinkAge Line® are the places to call for information about senior housing, Medicare, transportation, home health care and other seniorrelated questions.

Whitney Senior Center 320-255-7245 • RSVP 320-255-7295 Central Minnesota Council on Aging 320-253-9349 Senior LinkAge Line® 1-800-333-2433 St. Cloud Area Greeters 320-202-6729

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education

St. John’s Preparatory School

“A prime decision point, when considering a move to the area, is the quality of the region’s schools.” In Central Minnesota, you’ll find an impressive variety of excellent public and private elementary and secondary schools, as well as four colleges and universities: St. Cloud State University, St. John’s University, College of St. Benedict and St. Cloud Technical & Community College.

Sauk Rapids-Rice Public Schools

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Elementary/High Schools Cathedral High School

312 7th Ave. N., St. Cloud, MN 320-257-2143 • www.chsj23.org • 8-j

Catholic Schools

Catholic Education Ministries • 320-251-0111 www.stcdio.org/schools

Holdingford Public Schools District #738

Holdingford, MN • 320-746-2221 www.edline.net/pages/Holdingford_Public_Schools Map pg. 102

Rocori School District #750

534 N. 5th Ave., Cold Spring, MN 320-685-4901 • www.rocori.k12.mn.us Ad this pg. • Map pg. 105 ROCORI’s highly regarded public school system features strong academic and activity opportunities. Rockville, Cold Spring, and Richmond Elementary sites support a 6-12 Secondary program.

St. Cloud State University

St. Cloud Area School District #742

320-253-9333 www.isd742.org • info@isd742.org Ad this pg. Creating a safe, caring climate and culture in which we prepare, engage, educate, empower, and inspire all learners to be successful in today’s and tomorrow’s society.

St. Cloud Christian School

430 3rd Ave. N.E., St. Cloud, MN 320-252-8182 www.stcloudchristian.org • 8-h An independent, non-denominational Christian day school. Offering collegepreparatory instruction for kindergarten through grade 12. Limited class sizes incorporating prayer and biblical principles throughout the day.

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Rocori Schools

Universities

College of Saint Benedict

10 minutes west of St. Cloud, MN (just off Hwy. 75, St. Joseph, MN) • 320-363-5407 Ad pg. 89 • Map pg. 102 College of Saint Benedict is a private, nationally recognized Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts college for women, joined in a unique partnership with Saint John’s University.

Minnesota School of Business

Above: State Champions Apollo Boys Soccer; Below: Technical High School Girl’s Lacrosse

Saint John’s Preparatory School

2280 Watertower Road, Collegeville, MN (Sharing the campus with St. John’s University) 320-363-3315 • 1-800-525-7737 www.sjprep.net Ad pg. 89 • Map pg. 102

Saint John’s Prep is a Catholic/Benedictine, co-educational, day and boarding, International Baccalaureate, college preparatory school offering grades 6-12, with boarding beginning in 9th grade.

Sartell-St. Stephen School District #748 320-253-2440 www.sartell.k12.mn.us

The Sartell-St. Stephen School District is widely known for its excellence in academics, athletics and achievements in theater, speech, band, drumline, and much more.

Sauk Rapids-Rice Public School District #47

1833 N.E. Osauka Rd., Sauk Rapids, MN 320-253-4703 www.isd47.org

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1201 2nd St. S., Waite Park, MN 320-257-2000 • 1-866-403-3333 • 3-k Minnesota School of Business prepares students for rewarding careers in business, health science, technology, legal science and creative media.

St. Cloud State University

720 4th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN • 320-308-2244 www.stcloudstate.edu/scsu4u • Ad pg. 89 • 9-k St. Cloud State University offers more than 16,500 undergraduate and graduate students nearly 200 degree programs, many of them accredited by national and international organizations.

St. Cloud Technical & Community College

1540 Northway Dr., St. Cloud, MN 320-308-5000 1-800-222-1009 www.sctcc.edu • 7-h Offering 46 majors with over 90 certificate, diploma, or degree options that can be completed in two years or less with excellent job placement rates.

Saint John’s University

Fifteen minutes west of St. Cloud off I-94, Collegeville, MN 320-363-2011 • Ad pg. 89 • Map pg. 102 Saint John’s University is a private, nationally recognized Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts college for men, joined in a unique partnership with nearby College of Saint Benedict.


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Insight Eye Care

“St. Cloud has emerged as a major regional health care center.” More than 340 physicians at the St. Cloud Hospital provide state-of-the-art services in specialty areas such as cardiac surgery, neonatal intensive care and oncology. HMO’s and several associated clinics also offer high quality, extensive care to area residents. For more information, call: St. Cloud Hospital 320-251-2700 Veterans Affairs Medical Center 320-252-1670 Physician Referral Service 320-252-8550 (non-profit).

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medical CentraCare Clinic

River Campus: 1200 6th Ave. N., St. Cloud, MN 320-240-2203 • centracare.com • 8-h Northway: 1555 Northway Dr., St. Cloud, MN 320-251-1775 Health Plaza: 1900 CentraCare Circle, St. Cloud, MN • 5-g Family Medicine 320-229-4917 Internal Medicine 320-229-4928 OB/GYN 320-654-3630 Pediatrics 320-654-3610 Ad pg. 93

Insight Eye Care

206 W. Division St., Waite Park, MN 320-253-0365 www.insighteyecare.us • Ad this pg. • 4-k With 3 locations in Central Minnesota, fostering long term, caring relationships with its patients by providing exceptional care and using state-of-theart technology.

Midsota Plastic Surgeons

3701 12th St. N., Ste. 100, St. Cloud, MN 320-253-7257 www.midsota.com • Ad pg. 92 • 5-h Setting a standard of excellence in the cosmetic and reconstructive industry.

St. Cloud Hospital

1406 6th Ave. N., St. Cloud, MN 320-251-2700 centracare.com • Ad pg. 93 • 8-h St. Cloud Hospital, part of CentraCare Health, provides a complete continuum of health care services to nearly 700,000 people throughout a 12-county area of Central Minnesota.

St. Cloud Medical Group-Express Care

Northwest Campus: 251 Cty. Rd. 120, St. Cloud, MN 320-529-4741 • 5-g South Campus: 1301 33rd St. S., St. Cloud, MN 320-240-2170 • 8-o www.stcloudmedical.com • Ad this pg. Express Care is here when you need us most! Staffed by Board Certified Physicians and Physician’s Assistants with lab and x-ray services available. Walk-in’s are welcome! See ad for hours.

St. Cloud Surgical Center

1526 Northway Drive, St. Cloud, MN 320-251-8385 • 1-800-349-7272 www.stcsurgicalcenter.com • Ad pg. 92 • 7-h Specializing in quality outpatient surgery, 23-hour extended care. Our vision is to exceed customer and community expectations by promoting our culture of surgical excellence.

St. Cloud VA Health Care System

4801 Veterans Dr., St. Cloud, MN General information: 320-252-1670 or 800-247-1739 Apply for enrollment: 320-255-6340 www.stcloud.va.gov Ad pg. 93 • 4-i St. Cloud VA Health Care System delivers excellence in health care and compassionate service to Central Minnesota Veterans. Locations in St. Cloud, Brainerd, Montevideo, and Alexandria.

Yo’s Clinic

311 3rd Ave. N., Sartell, MN • 320-252-2442 www.yosclinic.com • Ad pg. 61 and 101 • 5-d The ultimate in health services and relaxation.

CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center

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St. Cloud VA Health Care System • Serving Veterans since 1924 • Primary care, surgical care, specialty care, extended care and mental health • High patient satisfaction • Compassionate hometown service • Serving Central Minnesota and the Upper Midwest • Competitive salaries, excellent benefits, great patients! • Four locations: St. Cloud, Alexandria, Brainerd and Montevideo

We strive to hire only the BEST! For employment opportunities, call Human Resources at (320) 255-6301, or log on to vacareers.va.gov

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business & organizations

Economic Development/Businesses Bernick’s Beverages & Vending 801 Sundial Dr., Waite Park, MN 320-252-6441 www.bernicks.com • 3-k

Coldspring

17482 Granite West Rd., Cold Spring, MN 320-685-3621• www.coldspringusa.com Ad pg. 19 • Map pg. 105 Founded in 1898 and one of the largest producers of natural stone and bronze product solutions for the commercial, memorialization, landscaping and residential markets.

St. Cloud Economic Development

400 2nd St. S., St. Cloud, MN 320-650-3111 www.ci.stcloud.mn.us Ad pg. 95 • 9-j Your one-stop-shop for business locations, financing resources, and development opportunities.

St. Cloud VA Health Care System

4801 Veterans Dr., St. Cloud, MN General information: 320-252-1670 or 800-247-1739 Human Resources: 320-255-6301 www.stcloud.va.gov • Ad page 93 • 4-i Our employees are rewarded with meaningful work, competitive salaries, generous benefits (including leave accrual, mobility, and educational assistance), and opportunities for advancement.

Financial Planning

Beste, Ward & Associates

A private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. 525 Hwy 10 S., Ste. 2, St. Cloud, MN 320-230-1710 www.jbeste.com Ad this pg. • 10-j Life is a series of transitions. Whether you’re celebrating or adjusting to your most recent transition, we can help you identify your financial options and plan for you financial future.

Organizations

Alexandria Hotel & Hospitality, Convention & Visitors Bureau

P.O. Box 1207, 610 Fillmore St., Suite 2, Alexandria, MN 320-763-0102 • 800-245-ALEX (2539) Ad pg.104 • Map pg. 102 With hundreds of lakes, the Central Lakes Bike Trail, golf courses, winery and specialty shopping...Alexandria offers a comfortable place to relax all year round.

LGBT Resource Center

St. Cloud State University www.stcloudstate.edu/lgbt/resources Serving the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Allied (GLBTA) community.

PFLAG

www.pflag.org pflagstcloud@gmail.com Parents, families and friends of Lesbians and Gays.

St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce

1411 W. St. Germain, St. Cloud, MN 320-251-2940, ext 100 www.StCloudAreaChamber.com • 8-j The St. Cloud Area Chamber strives to create, protect and enhance a healthy business environment for our members. Area map and referrals to area businesses.

The St. Cloud Downtown Council

1010 W. St. Germain, #250, St. Cloud, MN 320-257-8600 www.stclouddowntown.com See pgs. 68 & 69 • 8-j A non-profit organization supported by its members for the improvement and advancement of Downtown. Check us out on our website or stop by our office!

Proven Results in Commercial Real Estate Since 1987! Sales | Leasing | Site Selection Valuations | Business Brokerage Consulting Investment Opportunities

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320-258-5801 800-807-0022

3950 3rd Street North St. Cloud, MN 56303

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St. Cloud Out

www.stcloudout.com Serving the needs of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Allied (GLBTA) community. Check out website and facebook for weekly/monthly events.

St. Cloud Pride

www.stcloudpride.org Annual Pride Festival.

Sauk Centre Convention & Visitors Bureau

1220 Main St. S., Sauk Centre, MN 320-352-5201 • 855-444-SAUK www.visitsaukcentre.com Ad pg. 104 • Map pg. 102 Boyhood home tours of Nobel Prize Winner Sinclair Lewis. Visit his Original “Main Street” to shop and eat. Sauk Centre features Lake Wobegon Trail, Fishing/ Canoeing on Sauk Lake and unique tours.


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visitor services

St. Cloud Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Staff

“St. Cloud and the surrounding area attract visitors from all over the region, state, nation and world.”

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If you’re planning a visit to the area for a meeting in St. Cloud any time soon, the folks at the St. Cloud Area Convention and Visitors Bureau can answer your questions. Contact them at 320-251-4170 or 1-800-264-2940 or by logging on at www.granitecountry.com.

St. Cloud State Welcome Center

ST. CLOUD AREA CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU STAFF

Information ranging from accommodations to attractions. Watch for the painted silo. Refreshments, picnic, walking areas, restrooms, map, tourism and road information. 355 5th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN • 320-308-6100 • 9-j The Welcome Center at Coborn Plaza is a wonderful example of a public/private partnership.

320-240-9000 • 1-800-736-8222 www.enterprise.com • 10-c

Explore Minnesota Tourism

Enterprise-St. Cloud Hertz Rent A Car

DIRECTOR OF VISITOR SERVICES......................................Jean Robbins

Convention Services & Facilities

SALES MANAGER............................Nikki Fisher SALES & MARKETING COORDINATOR ..............................Dana Randt ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT .....Carrie Zwack

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River’s Edge Convention Center

Car Rental

320-229-0409 • www.hertz.com • 10-c

DIRECTOR OF CONVENTION SALES..................................................Lori Cates

1100 Main St., Clearwater, MN 320-558-4653 • www.eagletracegolf.com Ad pg. 66 & 79; Coupon pg. 114 • Map pg. 111 Weddings, Anniversaries, Special Events, Birthday & Holiday Parties, and Business Meetings. Three private meeting rooms for 200 plus. 10 4th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN 320-255-7272 • 800-450-7272 StCloudRiversEdgeConventionCenter.com Ad pg. 17 • 8-i

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR................Julie Lunning

DIRECTOR OF SPORTS & SPECIAL EVENTS.......................... Kelly Sayre

Eagle Trace Golf & Event Center

Tourism

100 Metro Square • 121 7th Place E., St. Paul, MN 1-800-TOURISM (868-7476) www.exploreminnesota.com

St. Cloud Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

A&N Convention Services

1411 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud, MN 320-251-4170 • 1-800-264-2940 www.granitecountry.com • 8-j

D.B. Searle’s

Transportation

3028 37th Ave. S.E., St. Cloud, MN (P.O. Box 6215) • 320-253-4050 18th S. 5th Ave., St. Cloud, MN • 320-253-0655 www.dbsearles.com • Ad pg. 33 & 69 • 10-e Unique charm of 1886 construction. Located near River’s Edge Convention Center. For groups of 10-100 people.

No visitors guide would be complete without the declaration: “All roads lead to St. Cloud.” In this case, all roads, railroad tracks and flight patterns lead to St. Cloud. Here‘s a list of transportation services provided in the area.


visitor services

Amtrak

555 E. St. Germain St., St. Cloud, MN 1-800-872-7245 www.amtrak.com • 9-i Call for arrival and departure times.

Care Cab

2600 7th St. N., St. Cloud, MN 320-251-6261 • 800-535-7190 www.caretransportation.com • 6-j Provides non-emergency wheelchair and stretcher transportation. Our riders are physically or mentally challenged people who do not need life support systems or medical attention while being transported.

Executive Express

320-253-2226 • 888-522-9899 www.executiveexpress.biz Ad this pg. 99 • 8-o Providing daily shuttle service up to 14 times a day from Central Minnesota to/from the St. Cloud Airport and the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.

Jefferson Bus Lines

Located at the Metro Bus Transit Center (510 1st St. S., St. Cloud, MN) • 320-251-5411 Schedule & fare info: www.jeffersonlines.com • 9-e Intercity bus service to and from St. Cloud.

Metro Bus Information

Transit Center located on the corner of 1st St. and 5th Ave. S. in downtown St. Cloud 320-251-RIDE (251-7433) www.ridemetrobus.com • Ad pg. 99 • 9-j Public transportation in St. Cloud, Sartell, Sauk Rapids and Waite Park, seven days a week. All buses are wheelchair accessible. Transit Center serves as hub for Jefferson Lines.

Northstar Link

1919 Lincoln Ave. S.E., St. Cloud, MN (East side of St. Cloud at Hwy. 10 and Lincoln Ave.) 877-LINK-010 (877-546-5010) www.CatchTheLink.com Ad pg. 34 • 9-h Providing fast, reliable, and safe workday and weekend commuter bus service between St. Cloud, Becker and Big Lake. Connects with Northstar commuter rail in Big Lake.

Top: Metro Bus; Bottom: St. Cloud Regional Airport Special Events

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Top: River’s Edge Convention Center; Bottom: Safe, family-friendly events; Right: Paramount Theatre

St. Cloud Regional Airport

1550 45th Ave. S.E., St. Cloud, MN (4 miles east of Downtown St. Cloud on Del Tone Road) Airport Administration at 320-255-7292 www.stcloudairport.com Ad pg. 99 • 10-c United and Allegiant Airlines now offer direct air service to Phoenix/Mesa, Chicago, and beyond for Leisure and Business travelers. Contact the airline or your local travel agent for details. Café, free parking, Free WiFi, and convenient travel.

Yellow Cab

2600 7th St. N., St. Cloud, MN 320-251-5050 Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Veterinary Services Cold Spring Veterinary Clinic

1722 Minnesota St. E., St. Joseph, MN Cold Spring 320-685-3237 St. Joseph 320-363-7756 • 866-900-7756 Paynesville 320-243-4329 After Hours Emergency 320-258-3481 www.cssjpvets.com • Ad pg. 12

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ABBEY ROAD & sister act St. John’s Benedictine Abbey.

St. John’s University, Collegeville. 320-363-2573. View the largest stained glass window in the world! Designed by renowned architect Marcel Breuer, the Abbey is a contemporary, poured-concrete structure. A 112–ft-high, 100-ft.-wide bell tower greets guests as they enter the church. Directions: From St. Cloud: Take I-94 West, exit 156, left one mile to St. John’s University. Map pg. 102

Hill Museum and Manuscript Library.

St. John’s University, Collegeville. 320-363-3514. Newly renovated and home to the contemporary hand-written and illuminated St. John’s Bible. The largest collection of microfilmed medieval manuscripts in the world! Educational videos and various manuscripts on display. The library gift shop offers the opportunity to purchase cards, books, tapes and St. John’s pottery, too! www.hmml.org

Stella Maris Chapel on Lake Sagatagun.

St. John’s University, Collegeville. Hike the wooded, rustic trail out to the enchanting stone chapel, which can be seen across the lake from the Abbey.

Art and Heritage Place.

St. Benedict’s Monastery, St. Joseph. 320-363-7100. Includes The Whitby Gift Shop and Gallery and the Haehn Museum. Features the history and extensive talents of the Sisters of the Order of Saint Benedict, which date back to the 1850s. Home to nearly 4,000 artifacts that are selectively featured throughout the year. www.sbm.osb.org

FAITH & fellowship Bethlehem Lutheran Church

4310 Cty. Rd. 137, St. Cloud, MN 56301 320-251-8356 • www.bethlehemlutheran.org/visitors • 4-l Please call or visit website for worship times.

Church of Christ of St. Cloud

2950 C. Rd. 136, St. Cloud, MN 56301 320-251-4094 • www.stcloudchurchofchrist.org • 5-n Sunday School: 9 a.m. Worship: Sun. 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. (No 5 p.m. worship 2nd Sun.) Wednesday Bible Study: 7 p.m.

Hope Covenant Church

336 4th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN 56301 320-257-HOPE (4673) • www.hopecovenant.org • 9-j Worship: Sun. 10 a.m. Christian Ed.: Sun. 9 a.m. Youth Groups: Sun 6 p.m. Kids Club: Wed. 6:30 p.m. Visit website for more programs and events

St. Benedict’s Monastery. St. Joseph. 320-363-7100. The Monastery is marked by the Italian baroque chapel dome. Stop at the Gathering Place and tour the Sacred Heart Chapel, then stroll through the charming College of St. Benedict campus. Directions: From St. Cloud: Take Hwy. 75 west to 4-way stoplight in St. Joseph. Left at light, three blocks to College of Saint Benedict. Map pg. 102

Benedicta Arts Center. College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph. 320-363-5777. Main Gallery, Gallery Lounge. National, regional and local art exhibits. Call for day and evening hours, Performing Arts tickets and schedule. www.csbsju.edu/finearts/

St. Joseph Catholic Church

106 N. 7th Ave., Waite Park, MN 56387 320-251-5231 • www.stjosephswaitepark.org • 3-j Masses: Thurs. & Fri. 8 a.m., Sun. 7:30 & 9 a.m., Domingo 11 a.m., Misa en Español Jueves 6:30 p.m.

St. Michael’s Catholic Church

1036 Cty. Rd. 4, St. Cloud, MN 56303 320-251-6923 • www.churchofstmichael.net • 3-h Masses: Tues.-Wed. 8 a.m., Sat. 4:30 p.m., Sun. 10:30 a.m.

Sts. Peter & Paul Church

110 Central Ave. N., Richmond, MN 56368 320-597-2575 • www.ssppr.com • Map pg. 105 Masses: April-Sept. Sat. 5 p.m. & Sun. 10:30 a.m.; Oct.-March Sat 5 p.m. & Sun. 9 a.m.

Temple of Faith Church

529 16th Ave. N., St. Cloud, MN 56303 320-230-7729 • www.templeoffaith.org • 7-j Masses: Sun. 10:30 a.m.

Riverside Resort Interdenominational Outdoor Service 21026 Hwy. 22, Richmond, MN 56368 (20 mi. W. of St. Cloud) 320-597-2473 • www.riversideresort-rabbit.com • Map pg. 105 Worship: Sun. 10 a.m. (June 22-mid August)

Saint Benedict’s Monastery Sacred Heart Chapel 104 Chapel Ln., St. Joseph, MN 56374 320-363-7100 • www.sbm.osb.org • Map pg. 102 Masses: Mon.-Thurs. 5 p.m., Sat. 11:30 a.m., Sun. 10:30 a.m.

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St. Mary’s Cathedral


Sartell City Hall 320-253-2171 www.sartellmn.com

District #748 320-656-3701 www.sartell.k12.mn.us

Bernicks Pepsi Arena 320-240-9233

Total Population...........................................................................................................16,080 Median Resident Age......................................................................................................30.9 Median Household Income.......................................................................................$58,069 Median Housing Value ...........................................................................................$178,708 Serving the St. Cloud Area since 1990

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311 3rd Ave. N., Sartell, MN

320.252.2442 www.yosclinic.com

Sauk Rapids City Hall 320-258-5300 www.ci.sauk-rapids.mn.us

Total Population...........................................................................................................13,133 Median Resident Age......................................................................................................32.3 Median Household Income.......................................................................................$55,821 Median Housing Value............................................................................................$163,999


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wobegon trail

Welcome to the Lake Wobegon Trail, the longest paved bike trail in America! The trail, a 62-mile-long, 10-foot-wide, bituminous-surfaced hiking and biking pathway, passes through the picturesque towns and lush countryside of Central Minnesota. Named for the imaginary town created by storyteller Garrison Keillor, the former rail corridor passes by friendly cafes, antique shops, an amazing zoo, the worldfamous St. John’s Abbey, two top-notch colleges and even a welcoming coffee shop or two. Bring your bike or walking shoes, and join us for fun on the Trail!

Albany

320-845-7777 www.albanymnchamber.com Heritage Days • August 1, 2015 Albany Church Bazaar August 2, 2015 Antique Car Show • August 7, 2015 Pioneer Days • Sept 18-19, 2015

Avon

320-217-4792 www.avonmnchamber.com Avon Angels • January 25, 2015 City-wide Garage Sale May 2, 2015 Spunktacular Days • June 20, 2015 Boo Bash • October 31, 2015 Magic of Christmas December 4, 2015

Freeport

320-836-2112 www.freeportmn.org Sacred Heart Parish Festival July 19, 2015 Freeport Fall Fest • October 3, 2015

Trail Mileage: Art Installation, St. John’s University

Trail Questions: LWTInfolakewobegontrails.com Stearns County Park Department: 320-255-6172

St. Joseph to Avon............... 9.0 mi Avon to Albany..................... 6.3 mi Albany to Freeport................ 5.3 mi Freeport to Melrose.............. 6.0 mi Melrose to Sauk Centre........ 9.5 mi Albany to Holdingford........... 9.4 mi

Holdingford

320-746-2966 • 320-746-2637 www.holdingfordmn.us Holdingford Fun Days July 10, 2015 | Car Show July 11, 2015 | Parade & Events

Lake Wobegon Trail

www.lakewobegontrail.com Lake Wobegon Trail Marathon May 9, 2015

Caramel Roll Ride • June 13, 2015 Lady Slipper Nature Ride June 20, 2015

Melrose

320-256-7174 • www.melrosemn.org Murder Mystery Dinner Theater February 13-14, 2015 Melrose Expo • March 28, 2015 Riverfest • June 26-27, 2015 Holiday Kick-Off November 27, 2015

New Munich 320-837-5274 www.cityofnewmunich.com

St. Joseph

320-363-7201 www.stjosephchamber.com 35th Annual Tour of Saints Bicycle Ride • July, 2015 St. Joseph Parish Celebration July 3, 2015 | Music & Fireworks July 4, 2015 | Parade

Millstream Arts Festival September 27, 2015

Sauk Centre

320-352-5201 www.SaukCentreChamber.com Farm/Toy Show • February 14, 2015 Ladies Night Out • April, 23, 2015 Big Rig Show • May 9, 2015 Sinclair Lewis Days • July 15-19, 2015 Grillin’ & Chillin’ BBQ Cookoff September 5, 2015

Caramel Apple Ride September 12, 2015

Christmas in the Park December 5, 2015

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Hemker Park & Zoo

“BEST BREAKFAST”– SERVED ALL DAY! Winner of “Best Breakfast in Central Minnesota!

Home cooking since 1972!

• Lunch & dinner buffets • Catering available • Groups welcome Exceptional Bakery serving An Easy 5 minute drive from St. Cloud & Worth It!

303 College Ave. St. Joseph

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Walk on the “WILD SIDE” with some of the most exotic animals of Africa, Australia and North America! 26715 Co. Rd. 39, Freeport, MN

320-836-2426 www.hemkerzoo.com

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Lake Wobegon Trail

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St. Joseph 4th of July Parade


the

chain of lakes

Plan to stay a while when visiting the Chain of Lakes. You’ll love our fantastic resorts, scenic campgrounds, unique shops and enough outdoor activities to satisfy kids of all ages. And there’s history here, too – charming B&B’s, a well-known bakery, a famous brewery, and loads of antique shops. Plus, don’t forget to take in a colorful festival or two.

Cold Spring

320-685-3653 www.coldspringmn.com

Day at the Park featuring The Fabulous Armadillos June 27, 2015 Hometown Pride Festival July 24-25, 2015 Firefest • July 25, 2015

St. Boniface Parish Festival Aug 15-16, 2015 Riverside Inn Quilting & Scrapbooking Weekends January 16-18, 2015 March 13-15, 2015 November 6-8, 2015

Paynesville

320-243-3233 1-800-507-9034 www.paynesvillemn.com Town & Country Days June 8-13, 2015 Airport Fly-In • TBD Riverside Resort

Relay for Life • June 19, 2015

Richmond

320-597-2075 www.ci.richmond.mn.us River Lake Days • July 17-19, 2015 MN Bluegrass & Old Time Music Festival (El Rancho Mañana) August 6-9, 2015

Rockville

320-251-5836 www.rockvillecity.org Polar Plunge • February 14, 2015 Firefighters Relief Fish Fry March 20, 2015 1-800-264-2940 ■ 105


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Bugbee Hive Resort

SOMETHING IS BREWING in cold spring

Third Street Brewhouse at Third Street Brewery

219 North Red River Ave., Cold Spring 320-685-8686 It’s all about the beer! Take a guided tour of the state-of-the-art brewhouse, sample craft beer and check out the retail store! Cold Spring Brewery is the largest brewery in the state of Minnesota. It is also the #1 energy drink and specialty drink producer in the country. Founded in 1857, Cold Spring Brewery survived the prohibition years by producing “near beer” and soda.

The Pillar Inn

419 Main St., Cold Spring • 320-685-3828 Drive by this grand old Cold Spring home which is now a B & B. Tours available by appointment. Minimal fee.

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Coldspring

Coldspring is one of the largest granite quarrying and fabrication operations in the world. In operation since 1886, the company has produced granite for buildings all over the world, including the Air Force Academy and the columns at the Minnesota State Capitol.

Cold Spring Bakery

308 Main St., Cold Spring • 320-685-8681 Cold Spring Bakery has been delighting customers with fresh baked goods for over 55 years. The bakers start early, preparing yeast dough for a variety of breads, 30 kinds of cookies, and 12 different kinds of bars, including their popular turtle bars. Equally famous are their specialty cakes. Stop in for one of their famous rolls or cookies and a good cup of coffee.

Grasshopper Chapel

Highway 23 West to Cold Spring. Church of St. Boniface Watch for the sign that marks a left-hand turn • 320-685-3653 Built to honor the power of prayer, the Chapel pays homage to the miracle of an April 26, 1877 snowstorm, which halted a devastating grasshopper plague. Often a pilgrimage, there is also a shrine, including the stunning Stations of the Cross.


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Koronis Hills Golf

A Relaxing Escape! Experience elegant accommodations and a beautiful setting. Available for Small Weddings, Bridal and Baby Showers, Girl Getaways and Much More!

419 Main Street, Cold Spring, MN | 320.685.3828 | thepillarinn.com 1-800-264-2940 â– 107


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pioneer trail

This is what Central Minnesota is all about. Gather your family for a warm summer’s day at a parade, or visit us in winter and head for the ski slopes. Arts and Crafts fairs reflect our creative side; our local Pioneer Village and a turn-of-the-century hotel celebrate our fascinating area history; and recreational attractions draw folks from all over the state. All that, and we also have nearby lakes and beaches to lure us to the Great Outdoors.

Annandale

A Maze’n Farmyard

320-274-8489 • www.pioneerpark.org Maple Syrup Pancake Breakfast • April 19, 2015 Studebaker Day • May 16, 2015 Country Church Service • July 5, 2015 Pickers Fest • July 17-19, 2015 Fiddler’s Festival • Aug 17, 2015 Nobel Shadduck Festival • September 26, 2015 Fall Pancake Breakfast • October 18, 2015 Halloween Spectacular • Oct 31, 2015 Pioneer Christmas • December 5, 2015

320-274-3055 • www.annandale.mn.us Business Expo • April 11, 2015 All City Garage Sale • May 2, 2015 Fourth of July Celebration • July 2-5, 2015

Pioneer Park Events:

Eden Valley 320-453-5251

Kimball

320-398-2725 Kimball Days • Aug 7-9, 2015

Watkins

320-764-6400 • www.cityofwatkins.com Annual Fishing Contest • January 31, 2015 Kraut & Wurst Day • July 31-August 1, 2015 St. Anthony Parish Festival • Call Rectory for date 320-764-2755 Sportmens Club Annual Picnic • September 2015

Preserving Minnesota History...

Minnesota Pioneer Park Historical Museum • Open Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend • Winter Hours Vary-Call or Email • Gate Admission Charge • Special Events • Pioneer Day Camps & School Group Tours (Call for info) 725 Pioneer Park Trail (Hwy. 55 E.) Annandale, Minnesota pioneerp@lakedalelink.net

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• Giant Slide • Maze • Train Rides • Mini Golf • Corn Pit • Animal Petting • Pony Rides Farm • Playground

320.453.6901

320-796-9463 • www.glacialridgewinery.com

15455 Old Mill Road & Highway 23 in Spicer, Minnesota

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Just 40 miles south of St. Cloud on Glacial Ridge Trail

• Picnic Area • Bounce Barn • Life-Size Birdhouse

57649 MN Hwy. 55, Eden Valley

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OPEN MEMORIAL DAY TO LABOR DAY Ice Cream Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. • Sun. Noon-6 p.m. Cones Weekends in September & October

www.amazenfarmyard.com

Minnesota Pioneer Park

• Producing “Award Winning” hand-crafted Minnesota Wines Since 2007 • Orchard Vineyard • Barrel Room Lounge • Tasting Room & Gift Shop • Open Year-Round for Tours, Tastings & Wine Sales • We put the Special in Your Event. The Wine Pavilion Event Center is Available for Weddings, Parties & Corporate Events.

16 Flavors to choose from!

2015 Events

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West Central Minnesota’s Premiere Winery!

Annual Grape Stomp • 2nd Sat. in September Summer Concert Series • Mid May-Mid September

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Family owned/operated, since 2006

Take an indoor winery tour.

32025 Hwy. 15 • Kimball, MN 55353 Welcome to Millner Heritage Winery, a celebration of our Austrian & Hungarian Heritage. We grow 9 acres of cold hearty grapes with a very heavy emphasis on education and entertainment. We offer riding vineyard tours, winery tours, and of course wine tasting with descriptions of each wine. 2015 Major Events: Truly: The best Vineyard and winery tours in Minnesota!

Enjoy our hospitality.

June 27-Quilt & Wine Show July 18 & 19-Anniversary/Ethnic Festival Fall Oktoberfest & Grape Stomp Watch our website for the latest event updates.

In 2014 7 Wines/

7 Medals @ICCWC

A Medley of Flavor!

millnerheritage.com • 320-398-2081 (winery) • 320-237-1958 (cell) Glacial Ridge Tasting Room

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Relax on a riding tour of our vineyard.

Don’t miss the “Lucy” Grape Stomp


great

river road

If it’s variety you seek, you’ll find it along the Great River Road. Not only do we boast the mighty Mississippi River and its breathtaking scenery, we have terrific lakes, great museums, the historic Charles A. Lindbergh childhood site, big-name outlet stores, quaint shops, delightful art fairs and inviting eateries. Without a doubt, we’ve got it all!

Albertville 763-497-3384

Clearwater

763-261-4302 www.ci.becker.mn.us Freedom Day • June 20, 2015 Octoberfest • Oct 3, 2015

320-558-2428 www.clearwatercity.com Earth Day • April 22, 2015 Heritage Days July 31-Aug 1, 2015 National Night Out August 4, 2015

Big Lake

Little Falls

Becker

763-263-2107 www.biglakemn.org

Clear Lake

320-743-3111 www.clearlakemn.govoffice2.com Firefighters Dance July 25, 2015 Lions Chicken & Corn Feed August 9, 2015

1-800-325-5916 www.LittleFallsMN.com Art Fair • Sept 12-13, 2015

Monticello

763-295-2700 www.monticellochamber.com Frostbite Challenge January 5-11, 2015 Walk ‘n Roll • June 13, 2015 Riverfest • July 9-12, 2015 Fall Harvest Expo October 4, 2015

320-558-4016 800 Nelson Drive Suite 101 Clearwater, MN www.dltacogringo.com

Family Oriented Quiet Campground • Large Pull-Thru Sites Tenting, 30 Amp Electric, 30 & 50 Amp Full Hookup Cabins • Pool • Mini Golf 1 Hour to Twin Cities Attractions Hike, Bike and Swim at Nearby Warner Lake Play Frisbee Golf or Bike into Clearwater from Sportsmans Park

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explore it

day trips

In a day from St. Cloud, you can enjoy scenic parks and pristine lakes to the north, or head south to a major urban center. Contact the St. Cloud Area Convention & Visitors Bureau to assist with the planning of your Day Trip to our area! We have access to seasonal events, shows, antique shops and more! 320-251-4170. This section highlights some of these options. Also see Attractions on page 10.

Albertville Premium Outlets

I-94 at Cty. Rd. 19, Eastbound Exit 201/ Westbound Exit 202 For more information call 763-497-1911 www.premiumoutlets.com • Map pg. 111 Approximately 30 minutes east of St. Cloud. Over 100 upscale outlets. Everyday savings of 25% to 65%.

Art and Heritage Place

Saint Benedict’s Monastery For more information, call 320-363-7100 www.sbm.osb.org Ad pg. 15 • Map pg. 102 This lovely space includes a museum, gallery and gift shop featuring the history of and handmade gifts by the Sisters of the Order of Saint Benedict.

Charles A. Lindbergh State Park, Charles A. Lindbergh House State Historic Site & Visitor Center

Sinclair Lewis Boyhood Home

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Near Little Falls (about 25 minutes north of St. Cloud) State Park 320-616-2525 or House 320-616-5421 www.dnr.state.mn.us • Map pg. 111 Scenic state park along the Mississippi River and the site of the boyhood home (1906) of aviator and inventor Charles A. Lindbergh, which includes the Lindbergh House and Visitor Center. Open MayOctober. Call for more details.

County Fairs

Clear Waters Outfitting Company

100 Pine St., Clearwater, MN • 320-558-8123 www.cwoutfitting.com Ad pg. 15 • east of 12-r Spend a day out on the “wild and scenic” Mississippi River. Short and long trips available.

Cokato Museum

175 W. 4th St., P.O. Box 686, Cokato, MN 320-286-2427 www.cokato.mn.us/cmhs/ south of Map pg. 108 You’ll find lots of local Scandinavian history here.

Crow Wing State Park

Just 19 miles northwest of Little Falls, Crow Wing State Park is located at the junction of the Mississippi and Crow Wing Rivers 218-825-3075 Map pg. 111 With over 2,000 beautiful acres of prairie, pines and hardwoods, the park also includes the historic townsite of Old Crow Wing.

El Rancho Mañana Campground, Riding Stable & Recreational Area 27302 Ranch Rd., Richmond, MN Call for reservations 320-597-2740 www.camperm.com Campgrounds pg. 38; grid pg. 43 Ad pg. 107 • Map pg. 105 Drive out for a picnic, hiking or horseback riding.


day trips Lake Maria State Park

763-878-2325 • Map pg. 111 Visitors center, picnic shelter, volleyball court, hiking trails, horse trails, fishing, boat/canoe access, boat/ canoe rental, group camp center, cross-country ski, skate ski and warming house.

Lake Wobegon® Regional Trail

Stearns County Parks Dept.• 320-255-6172 www.lakewobegontrails.com See pg. 102 • Map pg. 102 This unique trail as well as its name, Lake Wobegon®, is a part of Central Minnesota’s goodnatured, fun-loving history. Hiking, biking, roller blading & snowmobiling.

Minnesota Historical Society/ Minnesota History Center

345 Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 651-259-3000 • 800-657-3773 • www.mnhs.org

Minnesota Military Museum

15000 Hwy 115, Little Falls, MN Located just inside Camp Ripley ( 7 miles north of Little Falls or 40 minutes north of St. Cloud on State Hwy. 371 and 115.) • 320-616-6050 www.mnmilitarymuseum.org • Map pg. 111 Hear the stories and view the artifacts of Minnesotans who served and sacrificed, from our nation’s earliest years to the present.

Minnesota Pioneer Park Historical Museum

725 Pioneer Park Trail (Hwy. 55 E.) Annandale, MN • 320-274-8489 www.pioneerpark.org pioneerp@lakedalelink.net Ad pg. 108 • Map pg. 108 Step back into daily pioneer life of the 1800s! Open Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend. Winter office hours vary, call or email. Gate admission. Camp Ripley Military Museum

Minnesota Zoo

13000 Zoo Blvd, Apple Valley, MN 800-366-7811 www.mnzoo.com Connecting people, animals and the natural world. Dolphin show, shark feeding, monorail and so much more.

WALKING trails

Sinclair Lewis Boyhood Home

Call the Sauk Centre Chamber of Commerce (320-352-5201) for directions, prices, and other information Map pg. 102 Home of America’s first winner of the Nobel Prize for literature and restored to the turn-of-the-century period when Lewis lived here.

Sinclair Lewis Interpretive Center & Museum/ Sinclair Lewis Boyhood Home

Sauk Centre, MN • 320-352-5201 www.saukcentrechamber.com • Map pg. 102 This center offers exhibits and slide presentations on novelist Lewis, author of such books as Main Street, and Nobel Prize winner for literature. Admission is free.

The Spirituality Center

Saint Benedict’s Monastery For more information, call 320-363-7112 www.sbm.osb.org Map pg. 102 Nurture your spirit at the Spirituality Center. Private or group retreats and hermitage cabin in beautiful central Minnesota. Spiritual direction and other programs.

Third Street Brewhouse

219 N. Red River Ave., Cold Spring, MN 320-685-3690 www.thirdstreetbrewhouse.com Ad pg. 12 • Map pg. 105

Walking the trails and paths of parks and nature spots in and around St. Cloud and the Central Lakes is a popular activity for people of all ages. The St. Cloud area has a wealth of walking, in-line skating and biking trails. Among the more popular are the Lake Wobegon Regional Trail, Eastman (around Lake George), Heritage, Whitney Memorial, Wetlands Trail and the Beaver Islands Trail.

Beaver Islands Trail (St. Cloud) 5.5 miles paved Bend In The River Regional Park (Benton Co.) 1.8 miles unpaved Eastman Park (Lake George) 1.2 miles paved Heritage Park (St. Cloud) 1 mile & 2.5 miles paved & mixed Lake Koronis Recreational Trail (Paynesville) 20 miles paved Lake Wobegon (St. Joseph to Osakis) 62 miles paved North Prairie Trail St. Benedict’s Monastery (St. Joseph) 2 miles unpaved Quarry Park (Waite Park) 4 miles unpaved Sand Prairie Wildlife Area (St. Cloud) 1.6 miles unpaved St. John’s University Trails (Collegeville) varied lengths • unpaved Warner Lake (Clearwater) 2.5 miles unpaved/mile loop Whitney Memorial Park (St. Cloud) 1 mile & 1.5 miles paved

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2015 digital st cloud visitor guide  

2015 St. Cloud MN Visitor Guide, Digital version.

2015 digital st cloud visitor guide  

2015 St. Cloud MN Visitor Guide, Digital version.