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welcome to

GREATER st. cloud

Table of Contents

8 welcome to st. cloud 10 attractions 26 events 32 arts & entertainment 38 accommodations 48 dining 62 shopping 72 downtown map 76 sports & recreation 88 moving to the area 94 education 98 medical 102 business & organizations 104 visitor services 106 cvb staff & contact info 110 quick trips 122 coupons 123 area map

Thank you for choosing to use our publication for planning your visit. This is your official Visitors Guide, the only guide authorized and distributed by the St. Cloud Area Convention and Visitors Bureau! St. Cloud and the surrounding area offer much to residents and visitors alike. As one of the world’s leading producers of granite products, 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.

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

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Mississippi River

St. Cloud is a GREATER place to live, work and play! Each year, tens-of-thousands of people visit St. Cloud for good times, bustling nightlife, amazing arts, and the natural beauty and recreation you’d expect from a city born on the mighty Mississippi River. Paramount Visual Arts

Renaissance Fountain, Clemens Gardens

No distance is too great...visitors come from all over to visit

GREATER St. Cloud!

Benton Car Show

City Distance (miles) Minneapolis/St. Paul................65 Duluth.....................................165 Rochester...............................153 St. Cloud, France.................4205 Chicago, IL.............................489 Spalt, Germany.....................4495 Sioux Falls, SD.......................220 Fargo, ND...............................172 Winnipeg, Manitoba...............358 Des Moines, IA.......................335 New York, NY.......................1304


a little

history...

St. Cloud began as three separate settlements on the Mississippi River which were founded by three extremely different men. Clear Waters Outfitting Company

Summerland Family Fun Park

One of the town sites was begun by a former slave owner who was involved in the fur trade, bringing slaveowning 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.

a most friendly climate!

Steel Magnolias, Pioneer Place on 5th

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!

St. Cloud Area School District #742

High Low

Spring 70 50 Summer 78 59 Fall

43 25

Winter 28 12

Earth Day

Mississippi Fishing

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 Area Convention and Visitors Bureau at 1-800-264-2940. VISITSTCLOUD.COM

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attractions “Visitors continue to comment on the exceptional number of attractions they discover in St. Cloud and the GREATER St. Cloud area.”

Note: Red text-map grids refer to the St. Cloud Map (7-a) on page 123; business is located on the Lake Wobegon Trail Map on page 114.

Mississippi River attractions, and the stunning beauty of Munsinger and Clemens Gardens. The Stearns History Museum and Minnesota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame offer a fascinating glimpse of times-past. Interested in exploring Greater St. Cloud? Explore Art and Heritage Place on the St. Benedict campus or the enchanting Grasshopper Chapel in Cold Spring. 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!

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For indoor family fun, jump to your heart’s content

at Clear Waters Outfitting Company and paddle

at AirMaxx Trampoline Park. Or if you enjoy the

the mighty Mississippi River, one of our area’s star

outdoors, take a stroll around Lake George, with

attractions.

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,

St. Cloud is home to over 80 city parks,

Mississippi River

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 AirMaxx Trampoline Park

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


attractions

Historic Walking Tours See pg. 13 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 & 116 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 Benedicta Arts Gallery hours: Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.9 p.m., Thurs. & 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 See pg. 119 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.

Top: Beaver Island Brewing; Bottom: Stearns History Museum

The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum

2151 S. Lindbergh Dr., Little Falls, MN 320-632-4007 • www.morrisoncountyhistory.org See pg. 119 Self-guided tours, research services, county history, and more. Open Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. except major holidays.

Christie House Museum

15-1st St. S., Long Prairie, MN 320-732-2514 • www.christiehome.org 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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Find yourself in history... Exhibits | Museum Store | Research Center Children’s Room | Programs & Events Hemker Park & Zoo

Cokato Museum

175 W. 4th St., P.O. Box 686 , Cokato, MN • 320-286-2427 cokatomuseum.org 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.

Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML)

Saint John’s University, 2835 Abbey Plaza, Collegeville, MN 320-363-3514 • www.hmml.org Located in Saint John’s University’s Alcuim Library, HMML digitally preserves and provides access to manuscript collections worldwide. Exhibitions are available in HMML’s Reading Room. Call for hours.

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. Unique traveling and temporary exhibits are displayed regularly.

Just minutes off I-94 along MN Highway 15 in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Open Daily! 235 33rd Ave. S. | St. Cloud, MN 56301 320-253-8424 Phone | 866-253-8424 Toll-free Learn more at stearns-museum.org Memberships available Donations welcome 12 ● ● ● VISITSTCLOUD.COM

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

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.

Minnesota Fishing Museum

304 W. Broadway, Little Falls, MN • 320-616-2011 mnfm@mnfishingmuseum.com • www.mnfishingmuseum.com See pg. 119 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 • See pg. 119 Minnesota military memorabilia.


attractions

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.)

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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 pg. 119 See Quick Trips page 110 for more information 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. 24 • 9-k Open spring-fall 7 a.m.-10 p.m. On the Mississippi River. Gift Shop. Top: Third Street Brewhouse; Bottom: Minnesota Military Museum

Paramount Theatre

Noted Attractions

Sherburne History Center

3900 Roosevelt Rd., Ste. 120, St. Cloud, MN 320-281-5599 www.airmaxxtrampolinepark.com Ad pg. 13 • 9-p AirMaxx Trampoline 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!

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

Stearns History Museum

235 S. 33rd Ave., St. Cloud, MN 320-253-8424 • stearns-museum.org Ad pg. 12; coupon pg. 122 • 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.

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AirMaxx Trampoline Park

A Maze’n Farmyard

3-1/2 mi. W. of Eden Valley on Hwy. 55 320-453-6901 www.amazenfarmyard.com Ad pg. 120 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!

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!

Downtown St. Cloud is “Always On”

www.stclouddowntown.com See pg. 74-75 • 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.

El Rancho Mañana Campground, Riding Stable & Recreational Area 27302 Ranch Rd., Richmond, MN Call for reservations 320-597-2740 www.camperm.com Campgrounds pg. 39; grid pg. 45; Ad pg. 120


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Dam Fine Beer. Tours available. Bring Your own food. First Brewery in St. Cloud Since 1939 LOCALLY-OWNED BREWERY& TAP ROOM

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

EVERYTHING ARTS IN GREATER ST. CLOUD

is FUNLAND for the entire family! 18-Hole • MINI GOLF • GIANT WATERSLIDE • INDY KARTS/GO KARTS • BUMPER BOATS • BATTING CAGES • ARCADE • GROUP RATES • JR KARTS • KIDDIE BOATS • FAMILY TICKET PACKAGES

Championship Mini Golf!

www.summerlandfunpark.com • 320-251-0940

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On-leash dog parks: 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 railtrails supported by Rails-to-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.

Off-leash dog parks:

Daylight hours only. Fee for off-leash permit can be left in drop boxes at parks.

Pinecone Central Dog Park • 4-a

1105 Pinecone Central Park Blvd., Sartell • 320-253-2171 Fenced, beautiful natural landscape.

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.

Events:

April 22, 2016 15th Annual Wine, Kibbles & Bids

Gorecki Dining & Conference Center, College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph • 320-252-0896 www.tricountyhumanesociety.org Wine and dine in the company of friends of animals! This fundraiser benefitting the Tri-County Humane Society features wine and beer tasting, a gourmet dinner, a silent auction of over 200 items, live music and a brief cameo appearance by some special furry friends!

September 10, 2016 28th Annual Woofstock Companion Walk

Wilson Park, St. Cloud 320-252-0896 www.tricountyhumanesociety.org Fundraise for the Tri-County Humane Society’s 28th annual 5k walk for animals! Join 600+ people and their pets for the biggest pet walk around while enjoying music, food, and lots of games and activities for pets & people.

November 18-20, 2016 31st Annual Santa Paws Holiday Portraits Fundraiser

Tri-County Humane Society, St. Cloud • 320-252-0896 www.tricountyhumanesociety.org For only $39, get 5 professional holiday portraits on a disc with full printing rights. Pets are welcome, and you may choose to have Santa in a few pictures if you like.

Need a pet-friendly hotel?

See the Accommodations Grid pg. 46.

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Paramount Theatre and Arts District

Stearns History Museum

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, 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.

Quarry Park

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.

day one:

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

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Historic Stearns County Courthouse

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.


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. Additional parking ramp coming fall 2016!

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 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. 65 • 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.

George Fredrich Park

At the end of University Dr. S.E., St. Cloud, MN • 11-k St. Cloud’s newest park offers hiking and mountain biking trails through woods and abandoned granite quarries. Future recreational opportunities may include swimming, fishing and Nordic skiing.

The Grande Depot

Virginia Clemens Rose Garden

Bad Habit Brewing Company

Glacial Ridge Winery

Beaver Island Brewing Co.

Millner Heritage Vineyard & Winery

15 E. Minnesota St., Ste. 108, St. Joseph, MN www.badhabitbeer.com Ad pg. 117 Hand-crafted flagship brews, plus specialty and seasonal brews.

216 6th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN www.beaverislandbrew.com Ad pg. 15 & 74 • 8-j A locally-owned and operated production brewery and tap room.

15455 Old Mill Rd., Spicer, MN 320-796-9463 www.glacialridgewinery.com Ad pg. 118 Producing award winning Minnesota wines.

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. 118 European Style Winery.

Third Street Brewhouse

219 N. Red River Ave. Cold Spring, MN 320-685-3690 www.thirdstreetbrewhouse.com Ad pg. 13 It’s all about the beer!

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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.

Whispering Oaks Winery

33578 Co. Rd. 30, Melrose, MN 320-256-7118 www.whisperingoakswinerymn.com Family operated, making wines from grapes grown in its own front yard­.


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.

visit these granite attractions: Stearns History Museum 235 33rd Ave. S., St. Cloud • 5-g Quarry Park (Stearns County Parks) County Rd. 137, Waite Park • 1-i Stearns County Courthouse 725 Courthouse Square, St. Cloud • 9-e St. Mary’s Cathedral 25 8th Ave. N., St. Cloud • 9-e

coldspring Minnesota Correctional Facility

granite galore

Stearns County Courthouse

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“St. Cloud boasts the longest granite wall in the world, found at the Minnesota Correctional Facility”

North Star Cemetery 1901 Cooper Ave. N., St. Cloud • 8-h Minnesota Correctional Facility 2305 Minnesota Blvd. S.E., St. Cloud west of 12-g St. John’s Abbey, St. John’s University Collegeville Assumption Chapel (Grasshopper Chapel) Hwy. 23, Cold Spring

St. Boniface Catholic Church & Cemetery 418 Main St., Cold Spring First National Bank of Rockville 205 Broadway St. E., Rockville Rockville City Hall 209 E Broadway St., Rockville

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D.B. Searle’s

18 5th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN • 320-253-0655 www.dbsearles.com • Ad pg. 75 • 9-j Live music Tues.-Sat.; happy hour Mon.-Fri.

Jules’ Bistro

921 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud, MN (Next to Paramount Theatre) 320-252-7125 • www.julesbistrostcloud.com Ad pg. 56 & 75 • 8-j Special events and catering.

Konrad’s Wine Bar & Bistro

27 7th Ave., St. Cloud, MN • 320-774-1073 • Ad pg. 75 Premier wine bar, full bar, small plates and lunch.

Legends Bar & Grill

Located in the Holiday Inn & Suites 75 S. 37th Ave., St. Cloud, MN • 320-253-9000 Ad pg. 43 • 5-k Blues Review Wed. nights, local bands on Fri. and Sat. nights.

Green Mill Restaurant

Downtown St. Cloud, MN • 320-259-6455 Ad pg. 57 • 9-j Enjoy summertime live acoustic music on Wed. and Thurs. on the patio.

MC’s Dugout Bar and Grill

501 Mall Germain, St. Cloud, MN 320-259-9862 • www.mcsdugout.com Ad pg. 75 • 9-j The area’s best Happy Hour Mon.-Fri., 3-6 p.m.

The Red Carpet

11 5th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN • 320-251-4047 www.redcarpetnightclub.com • Ad pg. 75 • 9-j Three floors of fun, games and nightly live entertainment.

Veranda Lounge & Wine Bar

22 5th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN (Pioneer Place) 320-258-0254 • www.ppfive.com • Ad pg. 75 • 9-j Voted St. Cloud’s Best Wine List!

White Horse

809 W. St. Germain, St. Cloud, MN 320-257-7775 • www.whitehorsemn.com Ad pg. 53 & 75 • 8-j Daily happy hour featuring great chicken wings!

Konrad’s Wine Bar & Bistro

Grasshopper Chapel

Highway 23 west to Cold Spring (Chapel Hill Rd.) Church of St. Boniface, Cold Spring 320-685-3653 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. 67 • 5-j

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

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. 66 • 8-f Open the 2nd Thursday-Sunday every month and by appointment. 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. 120 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.

Minnesota Quilters, Inc.

1203 5th St. S.E., Minneapolis, MN • 612-910-7127 www.mnquilt.org/mq2016 • Ad pg. 31 • 8-j June 9-11 Quilt Extravaganza at River’s Edge! Hundreds of quilts on display from antique to thoroughly modern. Classes and lectures with national teachers and shopping at over 90 vendors.

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attractions Mississippi River

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

Munsinger/Clemens Gardens

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. 24 • 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

1802 Co. Rd. 137 (17th St. S, Waite Park, MN) Stearns Co. Parks, 320-255-6172 www.co.stearns.mn.us • See pg. 25 • 3-m

Redhead Creamery

31535 463rd Ave., Brooten, MN • 920-691-2154 www.redheadcreamery.com • Ad pg. 113 Makers of local, farmstead cheese. On-Farm store has full cheese counter, locally sourced jams, chocolates, coffee, etc. Tours Sat. at 3 p.m. or by appointment.

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 With over 150,000 sq. ft. of space, the River’s Edge Convention Center is a premiere venue for conventions, concerts, weddings and special events of any kind.

Saint Benedict’s Monastery

104 Chapel Lane, St. Joseph • 320-363-7100 www.sbm.osb.org • Ad pg. 15 & 116 Home to Benedictine Sisters for more than 150 years. Beautiful chapel, museum, gift shop, grotto and more. Information at reception, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

St. Cloud Public Library

1300 W. St. Germain, 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 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 at Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) 2835 Abbey Plaza, Collegeville, MN 320-363-3514 or 320-363-3351 www.saintjohnsbible.org A small selection of original pages are always on exhibition in Alcuin Library. Call for hours.

SCHEELS

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

Top: Grasshopper Chapel; Bottom: Lake Wobegon Trail

Stearns County Courthouse

Treasure City

Summerland

River Trips & Rentals

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. 2 miles east on Hwy. 23, St. Cloud, MN 320-251-0940 • www.summerlandfunpark.com Ad pg. 15; coupon pg. 122 • 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.

308 N. Hwy. 10, Royalton, MN 320-584-5140 Ad pg. 121 Largest gift and souvenir shop in Central Minnesota. Treasures from all over the world. Worth the drive from anywhere­—you’ve got to see it to believe it!

Clear Waters Outfitting Company

100 Pine St., Clearwater, MN • 320-558-8123 www.cwoutfitting.com • Ad pg. 13 • 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.

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parks

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—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! 

For detailed parks information, check out the following: City Parks:

State Parks:

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

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/.

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

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

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Where you can access the Mississippi River in the Metro Area  (See map inside back cover):

• Wilson Park (St. Cloud) • Hester Park (St. Cloud) • Munsinger Gardens (St. Cloud)

DNR Information Center located at 500 Lafayette Rd., St. Paul, MN 55155-4040.

• Riverside Park (St. Cloud)

Sibley: 320-354-2055

• River Bluffs Regional Park (St. Cloud)

Lake Maria: 763-878-2325 Charles A. Lindbergh: 320-616-2525

Crow Wing: 218-825-3075

• Talahi Park (St. Cloud) • Beaver Island Park (St. Cloud)

• Edge Water Park (St. Cloud) • Rotary Park (Sartell)

National:

• Watab Creek Park (Sartell)

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

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


attractions

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.

Home to “Summertime by George,” an ongoing summer concert and festival

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 iceskating 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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munsinger & clemens

gardens 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!

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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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.

quarry park 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!

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Millstream Arts Festival

“All of our seasons are filled with celebration and fun for the whole family!” Note: Red text-map grids refer to the

St. Cloud Map (7-a) on page 123; symbol indicates that business is located on the Lake Wobegon Trail Map on page 114.

of July Parade, Joetown Rocks and the St. Joseph

And then there are our festivals – Millstream Arts,

Parish Festival, true home-town expressions of

Joe Town Rocks, St. Mary’s Block Party, Rapid River

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

Festival, special events at the Glacial Ridge and Millner Heritage Wineries, and Minnesota Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival at El Rancho Mañana –

Earth Day Half Marathon in April is a big-time

all highlighting the exceptional quality of life in Central

event, with runners from all over the region taking

Minnesota. Be sure to check out aroundthecloud.org

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 here, with St. Cloud State Division I Hockey and St. Cloud Antique Auto Club Car Show

St. Cloud Rox baseball topping the list for many.

Summer brings the Liberty Block Party and Granite

The Benton County Fair boasts the best a county

City Days with a grand parade, huge Lemonade Arts

fair has to offer – 4 H displays, food vendors, a

Fair and symphony concert, plus an airport fly-in and

midway and great all-American fun! Held a couple of

a spectacular fireworks display (one of the largest in

weekends later is the St. Cloud Antique Auto Club

outstate Minnesota). There’s also a St. Joseph Fourth

Car Show – all you classic auto lovers take note!

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Days, Waite Park Family Fun Fest, Mississippi Music

for our up-to-date area events! St. Cloud Airport Fly In Breakfast


events February 5-7, 11-14, 18-21 The Gin Game

Pioneer Place on Fifth, St. Cloud 320-203-0331 www.ppfive.com This winner of the 1978 Pulitzer Prize uses a card game as a metaphor for life. Intimate details of the lives of a pair in a nursing home begin to be revealed over the course of a gin game.

February 12-14 | 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 18-21 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 19-20 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.

Granite City Days Parade

January

January 8 | Moonlight Ski

Quarry Park Nature Preserve, Waite Park www.co.stearns.mn.us 6-10 p.m. Come for the skiing, good food and other fun. Check the Stearns County website for more information as the date gets closer.

January 10 | 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 15-17 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 15-17 GREAT Theatre Presents Disney’s “Mary Poppins”

Escher Auditorium College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph 320-363-5777 www.csbsju.edu/fine-arts Watch Mary Poppins fly over the rooftops of London, and feel like a kid again! Remember, anything can happen if you let it.

January 16 St. Cloud Craft Beer Tour

River’s Edge Convention Center, St. Cloud www.stcloudcraftbeertour.com 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 29-30 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 29-31, February 5-7 GREAT Theatre Presents “The Diary of Anne Frank”

Paramount Theatre, St. Cloud 320-259-5463 www.paramountarts.org In this new adaption, Anne Frank emerges from history a living, lyrical, intensely gifted young girl, who confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of her time with astonishing honesty, wit, and determination.

January 30 TU Dance

Gorecki Family Theater College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph 320-363-5777 www.csbsju.edu/fine-arts TU Dance combines modern dance, classical ballet, African based and urban movements in a diverse, generous and inventive reperatory that encourages audiences to experience the connective power of dance.

February

February 5-7 | 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 23-25 Central MN Farm Show

River’s Edge Convention Center, St. Cloud 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.

February 25-27 Pop’s Greatest Duos

Pioneer Place on Fifth, St. Cloud 320-203-0331 • www.ppfive.com Behind the music is a story–the story is the making for a Rockumentary! Justin Ploof & The Throwbacks perform the music of some of history’s greats while bringing you vintage footage and brief narration to accompany it. Not only will you “rock out” to the music, but you will have a number of “I didn’t know that” moments throughout the evening.

February 26-27 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 27th annual basketball tournament hosted by St. Cloud Area Youth Basketball Association. This event brings in almost 300 basketball teams and thousands of spectators.

February 26-28, March 3-4 GREAT Theatre Presents “Mr. Popper’s Penguins”

Stephen B. Humphrey Theater St. John’s University, Collegeville • 320-363-5777 www.csbsju.edu/fine-arts This charming musical based on the classic book touches the heart with lots of laughs along the way! It’s hard enough for Mr. Popper, a simple painter, to support himself and his family. The addition of 12 penguins makes it possible to make both ends meet–until he has a splendid idea–turning the talented penguins into a traveling vaudeville act!

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events March 16 Granite City Radio Theatre

Pioneer Place on Fifth, St. Cloud 320-203-0331 • www.ppfive.com 7:30 p.m. 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 18 | Downtown Art Crawl

Downtown St. Cloud www.artcrawlstcloud.com 5-9 p.m. Art Crawl St. Cloud expands the arts by taking it to the streets and into the local shops to provide downtown visitors with an engaging artistic experience. Come stroll downtown and visit our participating venues and artists and see all that our historic downtown has to offer.

April April 1-3, 8-10, 15-17 GREAT Theatre Presents “Grease”!

Paramount Theatre, St. Cloud 320-259-5463 www.paramountarts.org Get ready to hand-jive the night away with the show that’ll make you want to stand up and shout, “A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop, A-wop-bam-boom!”

April 1-3, 8-10, 15-17 5th Annual Central MN Spring New Car Show

River’s Edge Convention Center, St. Cloud 320-203-4846 www.leightonbroadcasting.com

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 8 Lil Buck

Stephen B. Humphrey Theater Saint John’s University, Collegeville 320-363-5777 www.csbsju.edu/fine-arts

Top: Holiday Nights & Lights Parade; Bottom: Woofstock

March March 5 Central MN Wellness Expo

River’s Edge Convention Center, St. Cloud 320-492-3435 • centralmnwellnessexpo.com 9 a.m.-3 p.m. You are invited to experience everything this area has to offer in health and fitness. Free admission.

March 11-13 | CMBA Home Show

River’s Edge Convention Center, St. Cloud 320-251-4382 • 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.

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March 11-13 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!

March 11-13, 17-20, 24-27 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Pioneer Place on Fifth, St. Cloud • 320-203-0331 www.ppfive.com Winner of the 1955 Pulitzer Prize, this American classic hits the stage as a southern family celebrates the sixty-fifth birthday of it’s patriarch. As word spreads of his imminent death, the characters deal with long standing, and newly developed family issues.

Lil Buck, is an international phenomenon on who grew up jookin on the streets of Memphis. An offer to study with New Ballet Ensemble provided him with technical skills and rigor. These, synthesized with his street style, allowed him to craft his own highly refined personal style that has gained national attention. He has performed his fluid hybrid of classical and street dance alongside Yo-Yo Ma, Madonna and Janelle Monae. Expect en pointe in high-top sneakers.

April 15-16 | Earth Day 1/2 Marathon

St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud www.runearthday.com This awesome event attracts over 4,500 runners at SCSU! New features and opportunities for this year’s run.

April 16 | 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.


events April 22 | 15th Annual Wine, Kibbles & Bids

Gorecki Dining & Conference Center, College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph www.tricountyhumanesociety.org Wine and dine in the company of friends of animals! This fundraiser benefitting the Tri-County Humane Society features wine and beer tasting, a gourmet dinner, a silent auction of over 200 items, live music and a brief cameo appearance by some special furry friends!

April 22-24, April 28-March 1 & March 5-8 Boeing, Boeing

Pioneer Place on Fifth, St. Cloud • 320-203-0331 www.ppfive.com This 1960’s French farce features self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American financées, each beautiful airline hostesses with frequent “layovers”. He keeps “one up, one down, and one pending” until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris and Bernard’s apartment at the same time. An absolutely hilarious comedy!

April 23 Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass

Escher Auditorium, College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph 320-363-5777 • www.csbsju.edu/fine-arts Join Ira Glass, creator of the popular public radio show, This American Life, as he discusses how he is trying to push radio to new frontiers, what makes a compelling story and where they find the amazing stories for their show!

FREE LIVE CONCERT June 24th, 2016 Begins at 5 pm Downtown St. Cloud at Liberty Square FEATURING: “Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone”, “The Grass Roots” & “The White Sidewalls”

Plus! Fun Activities for Kids! what ’sbubblingup?

May May 6-8 Home Free

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.

May 14 Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Concert

Paramount Theatre, St. Cloud • 320-259-5463 • www.paramountarts.org Collective Unconcious, The Vees, George Maurer, The Half Steps and the Pet Sounds Ensemble present “The Beach Boys Pet Sounds” album live on stage!

aroundthecloud.org everything arts in greater st. cloud

Earth Day

May 14 Lake Wobegon Trail Marathon

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

May 18 | Granite City Radio Theatre

Pioneer Place on Fifth, St. Cloud • 320-203-0331 • www.ppfive.com 7:30 p.m. 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 19-22 | Minnesota Senior Games

St. Cloud • 320-493-5938 • www.mnseniorgames.com Friendly and fun competition for athletes age 50 or better in 19 different sporting events.

June June 3-5 Homegrown Kickoff Music Festival

El Rancho Mañana Campground & Riding Stable near Richmond www.minnesotabluegrass.org Three-day outdoor music and camping festival with twenty regional groups performing bluegrass, old-time stringband, and related forms of acoustic music. Showtimes are Fri. 7-11 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. and Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

June 5 Buffalo Graniteman Triathlon Buffalo www.granitemantri.com

Sat. 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Takin’ It To The Streets

June 6-12 Waite Park’s 52nd Annual Family Funfest

July 10 36th Annual Tour of Saints

June 10 | Downtown Art Crawl

July 10 Clearwater Graniteman Triathlon

Waite Park • 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.

Downtown St. Cloud • www.artcrawlstcloud.com 5-9 p.m. Art Crawl St. Cloud expands the arts by taking it to the streets and into the local shops to provide downtown visitors with an engaging artistic experience. Come stroll downtown and visit our participating venues and artists and see all that our historic downtown has to offer.

June 17-26 Star of the North Games

St. Cloud • 320-251-4170 • 800-264-2940 starofnorthgames.com Friendly team & individual competitions for all ages.

June 23-25 Granite City Days St. Cloud • www.granitecitydays.com

This annual festival includes the Lemonade Art Fair! Also the Liberty Block Party, parade, medallion hunt and more. Many fun events for attendees of all ages.

July

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 69th Annual 4th of July Fireworks

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

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

Warner Lake Park, Clearwater www.granitemantri.com

July 21-23 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!

July 27-31 Stearns County Fair

Stearns Co. Fairgrounds, Sauk Centre www.stearnscountyfair.com

July 30 Takin’ It To The Streets

Pioneer Place on Fifth, St. Cloud 320-203-0331 www.ppfive.com This outdoor music fest continues for a fourth 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 August 2-7 Benton County Fair

Benton County Fairgrounds, Sauk Rapids www.bentonfairmn.com Bring your family to this area tradition full of midway fun, food, entertainment, demolition derbies and more!

August 7 Big Lake Graniteman Triathlon Big Lake • www.granitemantri.com

August 11-14 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, great food!

August 12 Downtown Art Crawl Downtown St. Cloud • www.artcrawlstcloud.com 5-9 p.m. Art Crawl St. Cloud expands the arts by taking it to the streets and into the local shops to provide downtown visitors with an engaging artistic experience. Come stroll downtown and visit our participating venues and artists and see all that our historic downtown has to offer.

August 20 Mudman Extreme 5k Obstacle Course Powder Ridge Ski Area, Kimball www.mudmanrace.com

August 21 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 event!

September

September 10 | 28th Annual Woofstock Companion Walk Wilson Park, St. Cloud 320-252-0896 www.tricountyhumanesociety.org Fundraise for the Tri-County Humane Society’s 28th annual 5k walk for animals! Join 600+ people and their pets for the biggest pet walk around while enjoying music, food, and lots of games and activities for pets and people.

September 10 Mississippi River Run

Municipal Park, Sauk Rapids • 320-252-0896 www.granitemanhalfmarathon.com 1/2, 10k, 5k, 1k.


events

Quilt Extravaganza! $22,000E IN PRIZY! MONE

OVER VENDOR9S0 ! Minnesota Quilters Inc. 38th Annual

Quilt Show and Conference

June 9-11, 2016 • River’s Edge Convention Center

St. Cloud Pridefest

Over 60 classes & lectures with national teachers • Special Exhibits Over 700 quilts-judged & non-judged categories

www.mnquilt.org/mq2016

September 10-11 | 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.

September 16 | 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 16-18 St. Cloud Pridefest

St. Cloud • 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 24-October 29 | Corn Maze

A & G Produce (10448 345th St.), St. Joseph www.aandgcornmaze.com 11 a.m.-dark. Open Sat. & Sun., plus MEA weekend Fri. Corn maze, rides, treats, Zombie Paintball Shoots.

September 25 | 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 5-8 | Floydian Slip

Paramount Theatre, St. Cloud • 320-259-5463 • www.paramountarts.org The Fabulous Armadillos and special guests present an immersive night of tribute to Pink Floyd.

October 16 | Molitors Haunted Acres

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

October 28-31 | Rocky Horror Picture Show

Pioneer Place on Fifth, St. Cloud • 320-203-0331 • 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.

showdirector@mnquilt.org • 612-910-7127

November November 4 | Downtown Art Crawl Downtown St. Cloud www.artcrawlstcloud.com

5-9 p.m. Art Crawl St. Cloud expands the arts by taking it to the streets and into the local shops to provide downtown visitors with an engaging artistic experience. Come stroll downtown and visit our participating venues and artists and see all that our historic downtown has to offer.

November 18-19 | 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.

November 18-20 31st Annual Santa Paws Holiday Portrait Fundraiser

Tri-County Humane Society, St. Cloud • 320-252-0896 www.tricountyhumanesociety.org For only $39, get 5 professional holiday portraits on a disc with full printing rights. Pets are welcome, and you may choose to have Santa in a few pictures if you like!

December December 6 Capital One 360 Winter Nights and Lights Parade & Santa Fun Run

Downtown St. Cloud • www.stclouddowntown.com 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

The Wizard Of Oz, A GREAT Theatre Production

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

Note: Red text-map grids refer to the St. Cloud Map (7-a) on page 123; business is located on the Lake Wobegon Trail Map on page 114. St. John’s Boys Choir, Chamber Music Society,

Looking for a good movie? The Marcus Parkwood

the Fine Arts Series at CSB/SJU, the Great River

Cinema is cinema at its best, with 17 theaters

Chorale, the Minnesota Center Chorale and a

under one roof.

variety of offerings at St. Cloud State University 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

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

Fifth brings top-notch plays and entertainment to

and rock-bottom deals every night of the week.

the area in an intimate, turn-of-the-century space.

Lemonade Art Fair

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

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The Arts 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

See ad pg. 34 & map pg. 72 Stroll downtown and enjoy local artists displaying their artwork at over 40 downtown shops and eateries. 2016 dates: March 18, June 10, August 12, November 4. 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 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. 34 • 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 800-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. Top: Paramount Visual Arts; Bottom: St. Cloud Symphony

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2016 Downtown St. Cloud

Art Crawl March 18 August 12

June 10 November 4

Stroll Downtown, Buy Great Art Celebrating our 11th Year!

www.artcrawlstcloud.com

Summertime by George

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. 37 & 74 • 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.

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arts & entertainment 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 Lmagney@stcloudsymphony.com Ad pg. 34 • 8-j 40th Anniversary Season! St. Cloud’s quality of life is enhanced by the presence of the symphony orchestra. For a complete schedule visit our website or 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 Mill Art Project

7 Riverside Ave. N., Sartell, MN • 5-c Public functional art using cast-off mill machinery memorializing the recently-closed Sartell paper mill. This mill virtually operated for more than 100 years.

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. 74 • 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.

Top: Pioneer Place on 5th; Middle: Arts In The Park; Bottom: Watab Park Sartell Mill Project

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Central Minnesota’s Premiere Professional Theatre

www.ppfive.com

THEATRE, music, DANCE & art

22-5th Avenue S., St. Cloud 56301 • Box Office: 320-203-0331

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Homewood Suites

“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!” Note: Red text-map grids refer to the

St. Cloud Map (7-a) on page 123; symbol indicates that business is located on the Lake Wobegon Trail Map on page 114.

Country Inn & Suites

The Holiday Inn and Suites, a quality award-

St. Cloud’s West End boasts numerous national

winning hotel, has been host to countless families

chain hotels, so be sure to check our listings

over the years, with its five indoor pools, fitness

to find your favorite. Most offer complimentary

center and gameroom. Downtown, elegant and

breakfasts, swimming pools and/or jacuzzis, a

chic, the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel is connected

fitness area and business center, and all are near

to the new River’s Edge Convention Center.

great shopping and restaurants.

The Pillar Inn

If you favor a more intimate accommodation, one of our B&Bs is the logical choice. Best known for its scrumptious breakfasts and weekend teas, the historic Heritage House B&B is a perfect getaway. If you prefer a small-town setting, the lovely Pillar Inn in Cold Spring is brimming with antiques and charm. Know too, we have simply terrific camping and resorts! Do check out our listings in this section for more details! You’ll find you don’t need to go “North” or “Out West” to create amazing family memories!

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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. 3 • 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 home-style hot breakfast and high speed internet.

AmericInn Lodge & Suites

1230 Timberlane Dr., Sauk Centre MN 320-352-2800 or 877-352-1199 www.americinnsaukcentre.com • Ad pg. 113 Your home away from home! Refrigerators and microwaves in all guest rooms with free home-style breakfast and hotel-wide WiFi. Inviting indoor pool, hot tub and sauna plus fitness room.

Americas Best Value Inn & Suites

520 S. Hwy. 10, St. Cloud, MN • 320-252-8700 www.AmericasBestValueInn.com Ad pg. 40 • 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. 40 • 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. 42 • 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.

Courtyard by Marriott

404 W. St. Germain, Downtown St. Cloud, MN 320-654-1661 www.courtyardstcloudmn.com Ad pg. 41 • 9-j Courtyard by Marriott—It’s a New Stay. 103 guest rooms/suites, 5 meeting/banquet rooms for 2-250, full on-site catering. Licensed caterer to River’s Edge Convention Center. The Market (food, snacks, beverages) open 24/7.

Top: El Rancho Mañana; Bottom: GrandStay Residential Suites Hotel

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

Hampton Inn & Suites

GrandStay Residential Suites Hotel

Holiday Inn & Suites

4120 2nd St. S., St. Cloud, MN • 320-654-1881 www.marriott.com/stcfi • Ad pg. 44 • 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! 213 6th Ave. S., Downtown St. Cloud, MN 320-251-5400 • Reservations 1-877-388-STAY www.grandstaystcloud.com Ad pg. 43 • 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.

145 37th Ave. N., St. Cloud, MN 320-252-4448 www.stcloudsuites.hamptoninn.com Ad pg. 41 • 4-j The Hampton Inn & Suites is part of the nation’s leading chain of quality, value-priced hotels. When you stay with us you will find clean, fresh, comfortable rooms. 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. 43 • 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.

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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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404 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud, MN 56301 Conveniently Located Downtown

www.courtyardstcloudmn.com

320.654.1661

Dine with us at The Bistro. Proudly Serving Starbucks® Coffee

JOINING FORCES TO SERVE YOU BETTER. ©2016 Hilton Worldwide.

©2016 Hilton Worldwide.

115 37th Avenue N., St. Cloud, MN 56303

145 37th Avenue N. • St. Cloud, MN 56303

Call 320-252-4448 www.stcloudsuites.hamptoninn.com • Complimentary wired/ wireless internet

Call 320-252-5900 • 1-800-CALL-HOME www.stcloud.homewoodsuites.com • Fully furnished kitchens

• 24-hour Suite Shop

• Indoor pool, whirlpool and fitness center

• Complimentary full hot breakfast

• Complimentary full hot breakfast daily

• Indoor pool and whirlpool

• Complimentary evening social† available Monday-Thursday

• Fitness & Business Centers •

Located off highway 15 and Division Street, just minutes from downtown St. Cloud

• Earn points and miles with Hilton Honors

• Business Center • 24-hour Suite Shop Subject to state and local laws.

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accommodations Holiday Inn Express & Suites

4322 Clearwater Rd. Exit 171 on I-94, St. Cloud, MN 320-240-8000 or 1-800-HOLIDAY www.holidayinnexpress.com/st-cloudmn Ad pg. 40 • 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!

Homewood Suites by Hilton

115 37th Ave. N., St. Cloud, MN • 320-252-5900 www.stcloud.homewoodsuites.com • Ad pg. 41 • 4-j The Homewood Suites by Hilton is a place to stay for business or leisure travel. It’s like being home but better!

Riverside Inn & Conference Center, Inc.

State Hwy. 23 and 118 3rd St. S. (PO Box 384), Cold Spring, MN • 320-685-4539 www.riversideinnofcoldspring.com • Ad pg. 45 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!

Super 8

50 Park Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN (Located at Jct. of Hwy. 23 and Hwy. 15, across from Crossroads Shopping Center) • 320-253-5530 www.super8.com Coupon pg. 44 • 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.

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Bed & Breakfasts

Heritage House Bed & Breakfast

402 6th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN • 320-656-5818 www.heritagehousebbMN.com • Grid pg. 45 • 9-k

The Pillar Inn Bed & Breakfast

419 Main St., Cold Spring, MN • 320-685-3828 www.thepillarinn.com • Ad pg. 120 • Grid pg. 45 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. 121; Grid pg. 45 Back to nature park, all modern facilities, large wooded sites, 30/50 amp service, store, swimming beach, bait, fishing pier, boats, laundry, playgrounds.

Benton Beach

130 105th St. N.W., Rice, MN • 320-968-5292 www.co.benton.mn.us/parks/Benton_Beach.php 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. 45; Ad pg. 120 120 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.

Everything you need under one roof. • 5 Pools

• Conference & Meeting Facilities • FREE High Speed Internet • Legends Bar & Grill with Live Entertainment

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accommodations Lake Koronis Regional Park & Campground

14076 Bluefield Rd., Paynesville, MN 320-276-8843 • www.co.stearns.mn.us A clean, relaxing, private, and wooded campground located on Lake Koronis.

50 Park Avenue South St. Cloud, MN 56301

Lake Maria State Park

320-253-5530 www.super8.com

10% OFF Regular Room Rate

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, 2017.

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

10% OFF REGULAR ROOM RATE* 4120 2nd St. South St. Cloud, MN 56301

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

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 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.

St. Cloud Campground & RV Park

2491 2nd St. S.E., St. Cloud, MN 800-690-7045 • www.stcloudcampground.com • Grid pg. 45 • 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 (from St.Cloud, I-94 east to exit 173, left on Cty. Rd. 75; from Minneapolis, I-94 west to exit 178, right on Hwy 24) 320-558-2876 • www.time2camp.com • Ad pg. 121; Grid pg. 45 Family oriented country setting, clean restrooms, pool, mini-golf, playground, tenting, 30 & 50 amp pull through sites, 1 hour to Twin Cities.

Sand Dunes State Forest

320.654.1881 www.marriott.com/stcfi • 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

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 cross-country skiing are all activities that can be enjoyed here. Ski passes are required.

Two Rivers Campground & Tubing 221 Sites • Tubing Mini-Golf • Beach Arcade • Fishing

15 minutes north of St. Cloud

320-584-5125

Located just 18 miles north of St. Cloud on Hwy. 10 320-584-5125 • www.tworiverscampground.net Ad this pg.; Grid pg. 45 • 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 Riverside Resort

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

www.tworiverscampground.net

Holiday Inn & Suites

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21026 State Hwy. 22, Richmond, MN (20 miles west of St. Cloud) 320-597-2473 • www.riversideresort-rabbit.com • Ad pg. 45 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!


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The Area’s Most Unique Hotel!

Plus.. • Each room is individually themed from we offer Quilting “Up North” to “Back-to-the-50s!” & Scrapbooking • Indoor Pool, Whirlpool, Sauna Retreats! • Deluxe Honeymoon Whirlpool Suite • Complimentary Continental Breakfast • High Speed Internet Access Available • Minnesota’s Newest Conference Center www.riversideinnofcoldspring.com

Hwy. 23 & 118 3rd St. S. Cold Spring, MN 56320 (Conveniently located 13 mi. W. NOW Offering a Hawaiian flair! of St. Cloud) www.riversidedealohakauai.com

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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

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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 27302 Ranch Rd., Richmond • 320-597-2740 • www.camperm.com

May 1- Sept. 30

RIVERSIDE RESORT | 21026 State Hwy. 22, Richmond 51 320-597-2473 • www.riversideresort-rabbit.com

May 1- Oct. 18

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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AMERICAS BEST VALUE INN 62 66.95- under • • small • • • • • •  • 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

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AMERICINN LODGE & SUITES-SARTELL 320-259-0877 • 1-800-634-3444 • www.americinn.com/hotels/mn/sartell

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

BEST WESTERN PLUS KELLY INN 229 99.95- 17 and 750 • • • • • • • • •  320-253-0606 • 1-800-528-1234 269.95 under COUNTRY INN & SUITES BY CARLSON-ST. CLOUD EAST 67 109.00- 18 and 30 • • • • • • 320-252-8282 • 1-800-456-4000 • www.countryinns.com/stcloudmn_east 219.00 under

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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

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COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT 103 89.00- under 225 • • Fee • • • • • •  320-654-1661 • www.marriott.com 179.00 18 75.00 DAYS INN 87 59.00- under • • small • • • • •  320-253-4444 • 1-800-329-7466 • www.thedaysinn.com/stcloud15213 109.00 18 fee FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES BY MARRIOTT 54 89.00- under • • • • • • • • 320-654-1881 • 1-800-228-2800 • www.marriott.com/stcfi 199.00 18 GATEWAY MOTEL 35 34.00- • 320-252-4050 • 1-800-431-4050 42.00

small • fee

GRANDSTAY RESIDENTIAL SUITES HOTEL 53 83.00- under 18 • • small • • • • • •  320-251-5400 • 1-877-388-STAY • www.grandstaystcloud.com 179.00 18 fee HAMPTON INN & SUITES 77 119.00- 12 and 27 • • • • • • • •  320-252-4448 159.00 under HOLIDAY INN & SUITES 257 94.95- 12 and 840 • 2 • • • • 3 • • •  320-253-9000 • 1-800-465-4329 • www.histcloud.com 240.00 under HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES 113 89.99- kids 20 • • small • • • • • •  320-240-8000 • 1-800-465-4329 • www.hiexpress.com/st-cloudmn 199.99 free fee HOMEWOOD SUITES BY HILTON 87 124.00- under 36 • • • • • • • •  320-252-5900 • 1-800-CALLHOME • www.homewoodsuites.com 249.00 18 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

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White Horse Tavern, unpretentious and bustling

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Café Renaissance (dramatic and appealing) offer

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fired pizzas. Kay’s in St. Joseph is known for its

specialty curry dishes. Jule’s is a warm, cozy bistro,

homemade pies and great home cooking. And if

with innovative soups and sandwiches, and chef

you crave authentic “New York” style dishes (made

specials daily – their Date Night is a favorite with

by real New Yorkers), stop by New York Gyro.

locals! You’ll find traditional Thai at Sawatdee, so if you love Asian, this is your place! The Third Floor at D.B. Searles features local fresh and original fare, while Dolsie’s offers up phillys, stramis, dogs, and superb walleye. If you’re searching for Italian like Momma used to make, Ciatti’s offers mouth-watering cuisine, Kohinoor Bar & Grill

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

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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

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dining 7 West Taphouse

28 5th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN 320-774-2936 • www.7westtaphouse.com Ad pg. 74 • 10-e Impressive collection of craft bottles and 50 different American tap beers. Beer infused and specialty burgers, salads and tacos.

Ace Bar & Grill

423 E. St. Germain, St. Cloud, MN 320-251-0232 • www.acebarandgrill.com Ad pg. 56 • 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.

Axle Grill

Located in Crossroads Center 4101 W. Division St., St. Cloud, MN Mall 320-249-1582 Mobile Kitchen 320-492-8669 www.axlegrill.com • Ad pg. 50 4-j The premier catering company, restaurant & food truck serving the greater St. Cloud area. We cater weddings, corporate events, family gatherings, etc. We make everything fresh.

Bello Cucina

15 E. Minnesota Ave., Ste. 101, St. Joseph, MN 320-363-5434 • www.bellocucina.com Ad pg. 117 Authentic Italian without the trip to Italy! Fresh, local, innovative dishes—this is fast becoming THE place to go for a remarkable dining experience.

Bonanza Family Restaurant

3440 W. Division St., St. Cloud, MN 320-253-5872 www.stcloudbonanza.com Ad pg. 58 • 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.

Jule’s Bistro

The Boulder Tap House

3950 2nd St. S., St. Cloud, MN 320-230-0100 www.bouldertaphouse.com • Ad pg. 55 • 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. 54 • 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

Charlie’s Cafe

115 Main St. E., Freeport, MN 320-836-2105 • charliescafe.com Ad pg. 114 Garrison Keillor’s Inspiration for “Chatterbox Cafe”. Home of the “40 Acre” Caramel Roll, plus daily specials, homemade pies and breakfast all day. Over 50 years in business.

Ciatti’s Ristorante

27th and Division, St. Cloud, MN 320-257-7900 CiattisRistorante.com Ad inside front cover & coupons pg. 122 • 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.

1100 4th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN 320-497-0193 www.campuskabobmn.com • Ad pg. 55 • 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.

D.B. Searle’s

Central Perk

800 Nelson Dr., Suite 101, Clearwater, MN 320-558-4016 • www.dltacogringo.com Ad pg. 118 • 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!

912 W. St. Germain, Downtown St. Cloud 320-202-2191 www.centralperkcoffeeshop.com Ad pg. 74 • 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.

outdoor dining

18th S. 5th Ave., St. Cloud, MN • 320-253-0655 www.dbsearles.com • Ad pg. 53 & 75 • 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.

D&L Taco Gringo

Grizzly’s Wood Fired Grill

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 60-61 for a list of restaurants offering outdoor dining in season and ENJOY! 1-800-264-2940 ● ● ● 49


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www.NewYorkGyro1.com

Now offering 2 locations for your convenience! Real “New Yorkers” Making Great “New York” Food!

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• Large groups to intimate parties • Custom food & beverages • Private food & spirits parties

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dining Duck’s Sports Bar & Grill

3606 W. Division St., St. Cloud, MN 320-229-0909 • www.ducksbar.com • Ad pg. 82

Yummy munchies, including burgers, wings and pizzas.

ElmerZ Restaurant, Bar & Event Centre 1225 Timberlane Dr., Sauk Centre, MN 320-352-4243 www.elmerz.biz Ad pg. 113

We offer something for everyone—casual family dining, fun bar service, high energy entertainment, and full-service banquet facilities. Conveniently located just one stoplight from I-94.

Famous Dave’s

310 3rd St. N., Waite Park, MN (Behind Crossroads Shopping Center) 320-217-5900 www.famousdaves.com/waitepark Ad pg. 53 • 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. Axle Grill

Dolsie’s Lunch Box Grill

810 W. St. Germain St., Downtown St. Cloud, MN 320-774-1255 • www.dolsies.com Ad pg. 75 • 8-j When we say “You’ll Crave It”, we mean it!

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Fuji Sushi & Steakhouse

148 2nd St. S., Waite Park, MN 320-252-3838 fujisushihibachi.com Ad pg. 57 • 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. 56 • 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. 57 • 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. 57 • 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.

Grizzly’s Wood Fired Grill

137 S. 2nd Ave., Waite Park, MN (Across from Kohl’s) • 320-253-4092 www.grizzlysgrill.com • Ad pg. 55 • 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.


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

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

Happy Hour: Sun.-Fri. • 4-6:30 p.m.

Freshly prepared global specialties, homemade burgers, pastas and wings

(Featuring Half-Priced Appetizers and Great Drink Specials)

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

Ample choice of beer, wine and spirits

FARM TO TABLE local • fresh • original

320-253-0655 • www.dbsearles.com 18 5th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN 56301

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dining Gyro Express

3413 3rd St. N., St. Cloud, MN 320-253-5955 • 5-j Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Somali cuisine. Authentic gyros, kabobs and rice dishes.

House of Pizza

5th Ave. S., Downtown St. Cloud, MN (across from Courtyard by Marriott) 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. 75 & 109; coupon pg. 122 • 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.

Jordie’s Trailside Cafe

105 1st Ave. S, Bowlus, MN 320-584-8193 • www.jordiestrailside.com Ad pg. 114 Charming historic building on the Soo Line Trail. Innovative home cooking, catering, coffee and WiFi. Patio in beautiful garden setting. Seasonal decor and gifts. Limited winter hours.

Jules’ Bistro

921 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud, MN 320-252-7125 www.julesbistrostcloud.com Ad pg. 56 & 75 • 8-j A warm, friendly gathering place with a bit of an urban flair. Specialty pizzas & sandwiches, soups, chili, salads, wine & beer, coffee, teas and desserts.

Kay’s Kitchen

303 College Ave., St. Joseph, MN 320-557-0030 www.kayskitchen.us • Ad pg. 58 & 116 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!

Kohinoor Bar & Grill

17 7th Ave. S., Downtown St. Cloud, MN www.kohinoorbar.com • Ad pg. 55 & 75 • 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.

Konrad’s Wine Bar & Bistro

27 7th Ave., St. Cloud, MN • 320-774-1073 Ad pg. 75 Swirl, sniff, savor, repeat! Premier wine bar located in an historic downtown setting. Selective wine list, full bar, small plates and lunch.

Lake Wobegon Trailside Cafe

541 Main St., Holdingford, MN • 320-746-2155 lwtrailsidecafe.com • Ad pg. 114 Best homemade food you will find for miles and miles and miles! We promise! Jason and Ria, owners. Best burgers and freshest baked goods around.

Legends Bar & Grill

Located in the Holiday Inn & Suites 75 S. 37th Ave., St. Cloud, MN 320-253-9000 • Ad pg. 43 • 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, “Let’s Get Together” Place.

Legends Cafe

Located in the Holiday Inn & Suites 75 S. 37th Ave., St. Cloud, MN 320-253-9000 Ad pg. 43 • 5-k Enjoy dining with an American fare. Serving DAILY SPECIALS for breakfast, and one of the local favorites for SUNDAY BRUNCH!

Lily’s Wings, Burgers & Things

1501 Northway Dr., St. Cloud, MN 320-229-3811 • www.LilysWings.com Ad pg. 55 • 7-h Made to order “fast & fresh” all natural locally raised prime angus beef, bison, pork & chicken. Family owned with dine-in, take-out and delivery!

MC’s Dugout Bar and Grill

501 Mall Germain, St. Cloud, MN 320-259-9862 www.mcsdugout.com Ad pg. 75 • 9-j A Local Favorite! Home of the Hairy Buffalo. Great food and fun. The area’s best Happy Hour Mon.Fri., 3-6 p.m. Full menu and noon lunch specials. Featuring multiple craft beers and daily specials.

Mexican Village

509 W. St. Germain, St. Cloud, MN 320-252-7134 www.mexicanvillagestcloud.com Ad pg. 7 & 75; coupon pg. 122 • 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.

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

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Experience Indian Food At Its Finest!

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

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320.252.7100 michaelsrestaurant@yahoo.com

510 South Highway 10 • St. Cloud, Minnesota (South of the junction of Hwy. 10 and 23)

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

BREAKFAST LUNCH DINNER Pizza, Sandwiches, Wraps

SIGNATURE SALADS

Homemade Soups & Chili

• Traditional Austrian specialties, vegetarian meals, seafood and hand-cut steaks consistently prepared to perfection.

DESSERTS & COFFEE

• Restaurant banquet and conference center accommodates up to 250 guests

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

• 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.

320.252.7125 • www.julesbistrostcloud.com

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

Beer & Wine

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A warm, friendly gathering place with an urban flair.

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

...Since 1933! www.MichaelsAustrianandAmericanRestaurant.com

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Authentic Japanese Hibachi Grill & Lounge

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

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• 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.

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Beyond Delicious Greek Cuisine! ASK ABOUT OUR DAILY SPECIALS!

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dining Michael’s Austrian & American Restaurant

510 S. Hwy. 10, St. Cloud, MN • 320-252-7100 MichaelsAustrianandAmericanRestaurant.com Ad pg. 56 • 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.

Nelson Bros. Restaurant, Pub & Bakery

I-94 & Hwy. 24 (Exit 178) in Clearwater, MN • 320-558-2261 www.ClearwaterTravelPlaza.com • Ad pg. 47 Home of “World Famous Fritter Bread,” Daily Drink Specials, 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 3316 3rd St., St. Cloud, MN • 320-774-2577 www.NewYorkGyro1.com • Ad pg. 50 • 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!

Old Capital Tavern

2 N. Benton Dr., Sauk Rapids, MN • 320-291-4541 www.oldcapitaltavern.com • Ad pg. 51 • 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, 75 & 109; coupon pg. 122 • 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.

Greek Cravings

Pizza Ranch

110 2nd St. S., Waite Park, MN (Located in Marketplace Mall) 320-203-8646 • wwwpizzaranch.com • Ad pg. 57 • 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!

Sawatdee Thai Restaurant

800 W. St. Germain, St. Cloud, MN • 320-240-1454 www•sawatdee•com • Ad pg. 75 • 8-j “The exquisite blend of subtle spices and rich flavor.” Award winning food. Thai It. You’ll Like It. Visit us on Facebook.

320-253-5872 • www.stcloudbonanza.com • Steaks, chicken, seafood, hamburgers

2812 W. Division St., St. Cloud, MN • 320-281-3380 www.starofindiamn.com • Ad pg. 53 • 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.

• Teams & groups welcome! • Family-friendly prices

Texas Roadhouse

3440 W. Division St., St. Cloud, MN

345 2nd St. S., Waite Park, MN • 320-253-7427 www.texasroadhouse.com • Ad pg. 52 • 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.

HOME COOKIN’ SINCE 1972! • Lunch & Dinner Buffets • Catering • Groups An Easy Welcome

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14 College Ave. N., St. Joseph, MN • 320-557-0500 www.slicedoncollegeavenue.com • Ad pg. 116 Pizza-by-the-slice, plus full menu delivery.

Star of India

• 30 ft. salad bar included with every meal

“The talk of the town”

Sliced on College Avenue

5 minute drive from St. Cloud & Worth It! 303 College Ave. St. Joseph, MN

320-557-0030 www.kayskitchen.us

The Bistro

404 W. St. Germain, Downtown, St. Cloud, MN (Located in the Courtyard by Marriott) 320-258-2580 • 9-j Eat, drink and connect. Offering a variety of healthy selections for breakfast, lunch and dinner, we proudly serve Starbucks® Coffee.

The Pickled Loon

715 W. St. Germain, Downtown, St. Cloud, MN 320-281-3581 www.thepickledloon.com • Ad pg. 75 Fresh local food with Latin, Indian, and American flair. Locally owned and operated, entertainment nightly. Historic downtown location.


dining The Third Floor at D.B. Searle’s

18 Fifth Ave. S., Downtown St. Cloud, MN 320-253-0655 • www.dbsearles.com Ad pg. 53 & 75 • 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.

Ultimate Sports Bar & Grill

1101 Division St., Waite Park, MN 320-251-5580 ultimatesportsbargrill.com • 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.

Central Perk

Gruber’s Cafe & Espresso Bar

Courtyard by Marriott

Local Blend

912 W. St. Germain, Downtown St. Cloud 320-202-2191 www.centralperkcoffeeshop.com Ad pg. 74 • 8-j Great food, wine, and coffee. 404 W. St. Germain, Downtown St. Cloud 320-654-1661 • Ad pg. 41 • 9-j Proudly serving Starbucks® coffee.

Located in Dan Tree Court 310 4th Ave. N.E., Waite Park • 320-259-4360 www.gruberscafe.com • Ad pg. 67 • 5-j Specialty sandwiches and coffee drinks.

19 W. Minnesota St., St. Joseph 320-363-1011 www.thelocalblend.net Voted BEST area coffee shop for 2015, with great food, apps, beer and wine.

White Horse

809 W. St. Germain, St. Cloud, MN 320-257-7775 www.whitehorsemn.com • Ad pg. 53 & 75 • 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. 50 & 70 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 Courtyard by Marriott) 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. 75 & 109; coupon pg. 122 • 9-j and 3-e

Ace Bar & Grill

423 E. St. Germain St. Cloud, MN 320-251-0232 www.acebarandgrill.com Ad pg. 56 • 9-i A neighborhood gathering place since 1933.

Charlie’s Cafe

115 Main St. E., Freeport, MN 320-836-2105 charliescafe.com Ad pg. 114

Mexican Village

Home of the “40 Acre” Caramel Roll.

Michael’s Austrian & American Restaurant

810 W. St. Germain St., Downtown St. Cloud, MN 320-774-1255 www.dolsies.com Ad pg. 75 • 8-j When we say “You’ll Crave It”, we mean it!

509 W. St. Germain, St. Cloud, MN 320-252-7134 www.mexicanvillagestcloud.com Ad pg. 7 & 75; coupon pg. 122 • 9-j

510 S. Hwy. 10, St. Cloud, MN • 320-252-7100 MichaelsAustrianandAmericanRestaurant.com Ad pg. 56 • 10-j

Old Capital Tavern

2 N. Benton Dr., Sauk Rapids, MN 320-333-8928 www.oldcapitaltavern.com Ad pg. 50 • 8-f Custom food and beverages for large groups to intimate parties.

Dolsie’s Lunch Box Grill

Jordie’s Trailside Cafe

105 1st Ave. S, Bowlus, MN 320-584-8193 www.jordiestrailside.com Ad pg. 114 Innovative home cooking, catering, coffee and Wi-Fi.

Kay’s Kitchen

303 College Ave., St. Joseph, MN 320-557-0030 www.kayskitchen.us Ad pg. 58 & 116 A local tradition.

Lake Wobegon Trailside Cafe

541 Main St., Holdingford, MN 320-746-2155 lwtrailsidecafe.com Ad pg. 114 Best homemade food for miles!

Shooters Saloon & Eatery 2223 Roosevelt Rd., St. Cloud 320-259-0365• 8-l Home cookin’ with kick_ _ _ burgers!

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Outdoor Dining (in season)

ACE BAR & GRILL | 423 E. St. Germain St., St. Cloud • 251-0232 $$ American/specialties • A dining landmark since 1933 ANTON’S | 2001 Frontage Rd. N, Waite Park • 253-3611 American • Fine, casual dining in an authentic log cabin atmosphere

wknd only

$$$

AXLE GRILL | Crossroads Center | 4101 W. Division St., St. Cloud • 249-1582 $ American • Hand crafted burgers and specialty tacos

Lunch

call ahead

Breakfast

7 WEST TAPHOUSE | 28 5th Ave. S., St., St. Cloud • 774-2936 $$ • • American • Impressive collection of beers and specialty burgers

Price

Dinner

dining tantalize your tastebuds

BELLO CUCINA | 15 E. Minnesota Ave., Ste. 101, St. Joseph • 363-5434 $$$ • • Italian • Authentic Italian without the trip to Italy

call ahead

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 • 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

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

call ahead

CHARLIE’S CAFE | 115 Main St. E., Freeport • 836-2105 $$ • • • Classic American Cafe • Home Cooking

call ahead

CIATTI’S RISTORANTE | 27th & Division, St. Cloud • 257-7900 $$$ Italian • “St. Cloud’s Taste of Italy” D.B. SEARLE’S | 18 S. 5th Ave., St. Cloud • 253-0655 $$$ 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 $$ • • • When we say “You’ll Crave It” we mean it!

call ahead

DUCK’S SPORTS BAR & GRILL | 3606 W. Division St., St. Cloud • 229-0909 $$ • • • American • Everything you get at the ballpark and more!

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ELMERZ RESTAURANT, BAR & EVENT CENTRE | 1225 Timberlane Dr., Sauk Centre • 352-4243 $$ • • • American • Where good times await you! FAMOUS DAVE’S | 310 3rd St. N., Waite Park • 217-5900 $$ BBQ • Best BBQ Ribs in Town!

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

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

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

6 or more

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

GRUBER’S CAFÉ & ESPRESSO BAR | 310 4th Ave. N.E., St. Cloud (Dan Tree Court) • 259-4360 $ • American • Specialty Sandwiches/Coffee Drinks GYRO EXPRESS | 3413 3rd St. N., St. Cloud • 253-5933 $ • • Mediterranean, Middle Eastern & Somali • Authentic gyros, kabobs & rice dishes

call ahead

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

JORDIE’S TRAILSIDE CAFE | 105 1st Ave. S., Bowlus • 584-8193 $$ • • • American • Lake Wobegon Trail Cafe

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KAY’S KITCHEN | 303 College Ave., St. Joseph • 557-0030 $$ American Style • Fabulous home cooking and pies, daily lunch buffet

Lunch

call ahead

Breakfast

JULES’ BISTRO | 921 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud • 252-7125 $ • • • American Bistro • Outstanding pizzas, sandwiches, soups, chili & salads

Price

Dinner

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

KOHINOOR BAR & GRILL | 17 7th Ave. S., Downtown St. Cloud $$ • • • Indian • Experience Punjabi North Indian food at its finest! LAKE WOBEGON TRAILSIDE CAFE | 541 Main St., Holdingford • 746-2155 $ • • • American • Classic Home Cooking LEGENDS BAR & GRILL | 75 S. 37th Ave., St. Cloud • 253-9000 $$ 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

LILY’S WINGS, BURGERS & THINGS | 1501 Northway Dr., St. Cloud • 229-3811 $ American • Fresh made to order

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

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

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

NEW YORK GYRO | 3316 3rd St., St. Cloud • 774-2577 $ Greek & Halal • Best food in the neighborhood

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

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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!

$$

call ahead

SAWATDEE THAI RESTAURANT | 800 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud • 240-1454 $ • • • Thai • Family friendly restaurant SHOOTERS SALOON & EATERY | 2223 Roosevelt Rd., St. Cloud • 259-0365 $ • • Casual American • “Good Ole Home Cooking”

SLICED ON COLLEGE AVENUE | 14 College Ave., St. Joseph • 557-0500 $$ • • American • Pizzeria and Deli

call ahead

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

call ahead

THE BISTRO | 404 W. Division St., St. Cloud • 258-2580 $$ American • Great dining in the heart of downtown

Fri.- Sun. • •

THE 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

THE PICKLED LOON | 715 W. St. Germian, St. Cloud • 281-3581 $$ • • American/Latin/Indian • Fresh local food, great service

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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shopping bumbledees/The Rusty Pick

“All the big retail names are here, as well as small, unique stores that are fun to browse.” Crossroads Shopping Center on the west end of

Downtown showcases Herberger’s and delightful

town is mall shopping at its best, with over 120

specialty shops like bumbledee’s, The Rusty Pick,

specialty shops and anchors like Scheels, Macy’s,

Lillians, Marishka’s, and the Antiques Gallery,

JCPenney, Target and Sears.

where you’ll find one-of-a-kind treasures – owner-

Treasure City

designed purses, jewelry, new and vintage clothing, used furniture, antiques, garden items SCHEELS

Note: Red text-map grids refer to the

St. Cloud Map (7-a) on page 123; symbol indicates that business is located on the Lake Wobegon Trail Map on page 114.

and eclectic 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. 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 flowerlovers 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.!

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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.

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 100 outlets including Adidas, Calvin Klein, Nike, etc. See website for store hours.

Apricot Lane Boutique

4101 W. Division St., St. Cloud, MN (Crossroads Center) • 320-774-1533 www.apricotlaneboutique.com/store/stcloud Ad pg. 69 Apricot Lane has a diverse selection of fashionable apparel and stylish accessories for trendsetters or those who love classic all-American style. A unique shopping experience for women of all ages.

Art & Heritage Place

Located at Saint Benedict’s Monastery (104 Chapel Ln., St. Joseph) • 320-363-7100 www.sbm.osb.org • Ad pg. 15 & 116 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. 74 • 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. 65 & 74 • 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. 47 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. 13 • east of 12-r Paddling and outdoor gear supplier.

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.

Top: Apricot Lane; Middle: On A Lark; Bottom: Northwoods Candy Emporium

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shopping 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 Coupon pg. 122 • 4-j Crossroads Center, the largest enclosed shopping center in outstate Minnesota.

D&L Taco Gringo

800 Nelson Dr., Suite 101, Clearwater, MN 320-558-4016 • www.dltacogringo.com Ad pg. 118 • 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

501 W., St. Germain St., 1st floor, St. Cloud, MN 320-257-8600 www.stclouddowntown.com See pg. 72, 74 & 75 • 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. 65 • 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. 67 • 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 pg. 66 • 8-f Open the 2nd Thursday-Sunday every month and by appointment. A completely new, beautifully staged store each time. One-of-a-kind Antiques, Vintage and Shabby Chic.

Instyle Eye Wear

Top: Gypsy Lea’s; Bottom: Lillians

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206 W. Division St., Waite Park, MN 320-253-9090 www.insighteyecare.us • Ad pg. 101 • 4-k Side by side with Insight Eye Care, featuring the largest selection of unique frames in Central Minnesota. When you want the best, shop Instyle!


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Minnesota & St. Cloud

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

Village Pharmacy & Gifts 320-252-1303 108 2nd Ave. S., Sauk Rapids

(Across from Coborns Superstore)

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

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

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Lillians

824 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud, MN • 320-257-0199 www.lilliansshoppe.com/stcloud • Ad pg. 74 • 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. 74 • 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

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1399 Kilian Blvd., St. Cloud, MN • 320-258-0381 www.ci.stcloud.mn.us (link: parks) • Ad pg. 65 • 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. 73 • 4-j We provide hundreds of varieties of classic candies, chocolates, caramels, salt water taffy, and sugar free products.

On A Lark

15 Minnesota St. E., Ste. 102,Downtown St. Joseph, MN 320-363-4735 • www.giftsonalark.com • Ad pg. 116 An ever-changing selection of one-of-a-kind gifts, jewelry, fashion accessories, stationary and items for the home.

Once Upon A Child

110 2nd St. S., Waite Park, MN • 320-253-7193 www.onceuponachildstcloud.com • Coupon pg. 122 • 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.


shopping 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. 74 • 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 30 years downtown!

The Rusty Pick

707 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud, MN 320-257-3387 • www.therustypick.com therustypickstcloud@gmail.com Ad pg. 65 & 74 The Rusty Pick is a shopping destination for vintage decor, antiques, reclaimed and vintage furniture, mantiques, gifts, jewelry, clothing, garden, architectural salvage, toys, books and comics. Multiple dealers!

Salvage Sisters

115 28th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN 320-251-4757 • www.salvagesisters4.com salvagesisters4@gmail.com • Ad pg. 71 Central Minnesota’s largest repurposed furniture and upscale home décor store. Rustic, vintage, retro and shabby chic. Our 7,000 sq. ft. showroom offers a treasure for every taste and budget.

SCHEELS

40 N. Waite Ave., Waite Park, MN (Crossroads Center) 320.252.9494 • www.scheels.com Ad inside back cover • 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.

Treasure City

308 N. Hwy. 10, Royalton, MN 320-584-5140 • www.treasurecity.com • Ad pg. 121 Largest gift and souvenir shop in Central Minnesota. Gifts, souvenirs, toys, shells, jewelry, moccasins and snacks. Free coffee, ice water and a gift for kids.

Village Gifts

3720 3rd St. N., St. Cloud, MN (by Hancock Fabrics) 320-251-2733 • Ad pg. 65 • 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. 65 • 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 Gruber’s Quilt Shop

304 4th Ave. NE, Waite Park, MN • 320-259-4360 grubersquiltshop.com • Ad pg. 67 • 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. 66 • 8-f Something for every mood, room, and decor!

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. 74 • 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 30 years downtown!

Paramount Gallery

www.paramountarts.org • Ad pg. 35 & 74 • 8-j Featuring regional Minnesota artists.

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shopping Glacial Ridge Winery

15455 Old Mill Rd., Spicer, MN 320-796-9463 www.glacialridgewinery.com Ad pg. 118 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. 118 European Style Winery with the best Vineyard/ Winery Tours in Minnesota. High quality wines from regional grapes. Wine tasting, sales, gift shop, food.

Third Street Brewhouse St. Cloud Floral

Florist

St. Cloud Floral

308 4th St. N.E., Waite Park, MN 320-251-3093 • www.stcloudfloral.com Ad pg. 69 & 70 • 9-j The area’s premier, most-requested florist! Awardwinning designers, bouquets and accent pieces. Free wedding consultations, evening/weekend appointments, wedding centerpiece seminars.

GB & Co. Hair-Skin-Spa

80 37th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN 320-253-4832 www.gbcosalonspa.com A Redken Elite Salon, recognized as areas “Best” Full Service Salon & Spa.

Wineries & Breweries Beaver Island Brewing Co.

216 6th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN www.beaverislandbrew.com Ad pg. 15 & 74 • 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.

Mantra Salon & Spa

Inside the Regency Plaza at 912 East St. Germain Downtown St. Cloud, MN 320-281-5769 • Ad pg. 69 and 74 Specializing in the art of beauty from the inside and out, we are your premier event headquarters for styles that highlight you!

219 N. Red River Ave., Cold Spring, MN 320-685-3690 www.thirdstreetbrewhouse.com Ad pg. 13 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 Family operated, making wines from grapes grown in its own front yard­—the Black Oak Vineyard.

Treachaself

619 Radio City Music Mall, Downtown St. Cloud, MN 320-290-6576 • Ad pg. 74 • 7-n Where downtown patrons have had their hair done for over 30 years.

Yo’s Clinic

311 3rd Ave. N., Sartell, MN • 320-252-2442 www.yosclinic.com • Ad pg. 69 and 109 • 5-d The ultimate in health services and relaxation.

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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 Salvage Sisters

Around The Cloud

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The St. Cloud area is a terrific place to tie the knot!

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! We offer the best in services too! From flower shops to catering to wedding wear and transportation—we’ve got you covered! 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 VISIT.STCLOUD.COM or 320-251-4170 or 800-264-2940. We do!

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

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

If you can

imagine it create it! we can

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

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


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

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

320-217-8538

FREE LIVE CONCERT June 24th, 2016 Begins at 5 pm

• 50 different American tap beers • Huge collection of craft bottles • Beer-infused & specialty burgers • Salads & tacos

Downtown St. Cloud at Liberty Square

28 5th Avenue South 320-774-2936 www.7westtaphouse.com

Plus! Activities for Kids!

Dam Fine Beer. Tours available. Bring Your own food.

www.bumbledees.com 711 W. St Germain, St. Cloud

320-257-3387

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

BEAVERISLANDBREW.COM

216 6th Avenue South, St. Cloud MN FRIENDLIEST COFFEE IN TOWN!

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

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

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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


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MEET THE BOSS.

Experience Indian Food At Its Finest!

➤ Fresh local food with Latin, Indian & American flair ➤ Locally owned & operated ➤ Historic downtown location

ST. CLOUD’S BEST

Mexican Food & Drinks for over 34 years!

Martini Lounge Outdoor Party Deck Game Room • Live Bands

509 W. St. Germain, St. Cloud

Red Carpet Nightclub

320-252-7134

320-251-4047 11 5th Ave. S., St. Cloud

www.mexicanvillagestcloud.com www.RedCarpetNightClub.com

FARM TO TABLE local • fresh • original

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

DINE IN CARRYOUT

Catering

Live Nightly Entertainment

Lunch Specials & Full Bar Great Happy Hour

715 W. St. Germain 320-281-3581 www.thepickledloon.com

27 7th ave., st. cloud 320-774-1073

www.kohinoorbar.com 17 7th Ave. S., St. Cloud

320-774-1988

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

320-253-0655

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

Thai Restaurant

St. Cloud’s Newest Dining Concept!

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

800 W. St. Germain • Downtown St. Cloud

Thai It. You’ll Like It.

A Locally owned Area Favorite!

HAPPY HOUR • FULL MENU EVENING DRINK SPECIALS

When we say

“You’ll Crave it”

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

we MEAN IT!

breakfast • lunch • dinner Reservations Accepted

Specializing in Philly’s, Stramis, Dogs & Walleye

BEER & WINE

Wraps, Sandwiches, Pizza

HOME MADE SOUPS & CHILI

Signature Salads

320-259-9862 www.mcsdugout.com

501 Mall Germain, St. Cloud

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

320.252.7125

www.julesbistrostcloud.com The place to eat, drink and be with friends

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

(320) 240-1454

WWW•SAWATDEE•COM

Open over 20 years!

810 West Saint Germain Street, Historic Downtown

320-774-1255 www.dolsies.com

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

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recreation Clear Waters Outfitting Company

“Central Minnesotans know how to have fun all year long.” Note: Red text-map grids refer to the

You’re welcome to join us on the links, the slopes, or

St. Cloud Map (7-a) on page 123; symbol indicates that business is located on the Lake Wobegon Trail Map on page 114.

whatever other field of play suits your style.

BMX Racing

www.stcloudsports.com. Get all the best St. Cloud

You’ll find a variety of recreational opportunities listed in this section. To find out more go to area sports information by following us on Facebook at facebook.com/StCloudMNSports. A proud member of Minnesota Sports. Insane Inflatable 5K

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Baseball

The St. Cloud Rox

320-240-9798 • wwww.stcloudrox.com • 4-i The St. Cloud Rox will begin their fifth 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.

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 • See pg. 114 • 115

Revolution Cycle & Ski

160 29th Ave. S., St. Cloud 320-251-2453 www.revolutioncycleandski.com • Ad pg. 114 Revolution Cycle and Ski is your one-stop-shop for all your cycling and Nordic skiing needs and wants!

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 See pg. 79 • 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.

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.

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

Top: Mudman; Bottom: Scouts Ice Fishing

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Climbing Wall

Outdoor Endeavors, St. Cloud State University

320-308-3325 Ad pg. 82 • 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. It’s 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

Novice, classical. No pass required.

Quarry Park

See page 25 • 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

Novice-expert, classical only. No pass required.

Wildwood Trail

St. Joseph 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

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.

Mountain Biking

• Championships for all ages • Friendly team & individual competitions • Over 4,000 athletes

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• Over 20 events • No experience necessary! • 50 & better athletic games

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June 17-26, 2016

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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 Home of Olympian Alise Post!

geocaching

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.

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 225 33rd Ave. S. • 5-k (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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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

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

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Nordic Skiing/Biathlon

St. Cloud State University Campus Recreation

St. Cloud State University 720 4th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN 56301 320-308-3772 • Ad pg. 82 scsu.mn/SCSUOutdoor Ad pg. 82 • 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.

Frisbee Disc Golf Becker City Park

Becker, MN • 18 hole championship course

Benton Beach

St. Cloud, MN • 18 holes

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


sports & recreation North Park

Albany, MN • 18 holes

Northside Park

Sartell, MN • 12 holes • 3-i

Millstream Park

St. Joseph, MN • 18 holes

Albany Golf Club

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

Mississippi River Park

224 Waite Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN 320-251-9619 www.angushiregolf.com • 4-k

Pine Ridge Disc Golf

Blackberry Ridge Golf Club

St. Stephen, MN • 18 holes Royalton, MN (Located at fields adjacent to Royalton High School baseball fields) 9 holes

Pleasantview/Clearwater Regional Park

area lakes

Angushire Golf Course

& bait

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

Boulder Ridge Golf Club

Riverside Park

Located on Co. Rd. 74 in St. Cloud, MN 320-259-7944 www.boulderpinegc.com Ad pg. 85 • 4-n Close to area hotels.

Royalton High School

15055 Hummingbird Ln., Cold Spring, MN 320-685-7000

Annandale, MN • 18 holes

River’s Edge Park

Waite Park, MN • 9 holes • 2-j 1725 SE Kilian Blvd., St. Cloud, MN 18 holes • 10-k Royalton, MN • 9 holes

The Clearwater Course Clearwater, MN • 18 holes

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:

City View Golf Course

Eagle Trace Golf & Event Center

1100 Main St., Clearwater, MN 320-558-4653 www.eagletracegolf.com Ad pg. 70 & 85; Coupon pg. 122 Scenic 18-hole course with driving range, 3 practice greens, 2 heated swimming pools, pool-side bar and grill. Groups welcome.

Color Vibe

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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GreyStone Golf Club

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

Kimball Golf Club

15 min. S. of St. Cloud on Hwy. 15 • 320-398-2285 www.kimballgolfclub.com

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. 85 Beautiful 18 hole course. It’s worth the trip to see the 17th hole.

Lynx National Golf Course

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

Oak Hill Golf Course

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

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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Pebble Creek Golf Course

14000 Club House Drive, Becker, MN (20 mi. E. of St. Cloud on Hwy. 10) 763-200-4268 • www.pebblecreekgolf.com

Pine Ridge Golf Club

Located on Pinecone Rd. in Sartell, MN 320-259-0551 • www.boulderpinegc.com/pine • Ad pg. 85 • 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

River Oaks Golf Course

23742 County Road 2, Cold Spring, MN • 320-685-4138 • www.riveroaksgc.net 18-hole golf course.

St. Cloud Country Club

P.O. Box 1064• 301 Montrose Rd., St. Cloud, MN • 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 18-hole championship course.

Territory Golf Club

480 55th Ave. S.E., St. Cloud, MN • 320-258-4653 www.territorygc.com • Ad pg. 85 • 11-a Central Minnesota’s true destination course which all skill levels can enjoy; with breathtaking water features, wetlands, sweeping topography and Green that averages 7,000 square feet.

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.


sports & recreation 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 18 hole championship course. 23 mi. S. of St. Cloud.

Golf Simulator/Billards Duck’s Sports Bar & Grill/ Granite City Golf

3606 W. Division St., St. Cloud, MN • 320-229-0909 www.ducksbar.com • Ad pg. 82 Three state-of-the-art golf simulators. Billiards, sand volleyball, boot hockey rink, ping pong, and shuffle board. Groups and teams welcome (please call ahead).

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. 39; grid pg. 45; Ad pg. 120

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. 39; Grid pg. 45; Ad pg. 120 Saddle up! Find 1,208 acres on Long Lake for horseback riding, hayrides, camping, and 25 miles of scenic walking and mountain bike trails.

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

Roller Dollz

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 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 • See pg. 114 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. 13 • 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.

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. 15; coupon pg. 122 • 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 • See map pg. 87 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. 13 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 • Ad pg. 82 • 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) 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 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!

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The St. Cloud Rox

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 Wobegon Regional Trail

320-293-9364 www.lakewobegontrails.com • See pg. 114 Hiking, biking, roller blading and snowmobiling. Unique 62 mile trail is the longest paved bike trail in the U.S. Beautiful scenery, quaint towns.

Quarry Park And Nature Preserve

320-255-6172 www.co.stearns.mn.us • See pg. 25 • 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 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.

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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.

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 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 • See pg. 79 • 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.

Bob Cross Park Wading Pool

1st St. S. and 10th Ave. S., Sauk Rapids, MN • 9-f 1-8 p.m. Free. Lifeguard on duty.

Celebration Park

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 Splash pad • 2-j

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

Sartell Ln. & Riverside Ave. N., Sartell, MN Wading pool • 5-c

Westwood

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

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

A Maze’n Farmyard

3-1/2 mi. W. of Eden Valley, MN, on Hwy. 55 320-453-6901• www.amazenfarmyard.com Ad pg. 120 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!


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golf courses GOLF AT THE RIDGES!

320-259-7944

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

Close to area Hotels!

320-259-0551

Located on Pinecone Rd. in Sartell, MN

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

Signature Golf Hole #11!

320-558-4653

1100 Main St., Clearwater, MN 55320 18-hole public championship course located along the scenic Mississippi River. 3 practice greens, 2 heated swimming pools, meeting rooms, bar & grille. Groups welcome. Make your Tee-Time at: www.eagletracegolf.com. See coupon pg. 122.

7 MILES EAST OF ST. CLOUD!

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

2200

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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

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18 HOLES

WITH 1/2 CART Coupon may be used Mon.-Fri. and weekends after 3 p.m. Offer good through 2016 season.

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sports & recreation Collegeville Orchards

15517 Fruit Farm Rd., St. Joseph, MN 320-356-7609 www.collegevilleorchardmn.com

walking trails

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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FairHaven Farm

13835 51st Ave., South Haven, MN 320-236-7685 www.fairhaven-farm.com

Grayson’s Berryland

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

Hidden Cove Orchard

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

J.Q Fruit Farm

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

Powder Ridge Winter Recreation Area

15015 93rd Ave., Kimball, MN (North of Kimball on Hwy. 15) 320-398-7200 • www.powderridge.com 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

23618 CSAH 1, Litchfield, MN 320-693-7750 www.nelsonfarm.com Corn maze.

100 Pine St., Clearwater, MN • 320-558-8123 www.cwoutfitting.com • Ad page 13 Central Minnesota’s premier paddling and outdoor gear supplier! Rentals, river trips, kayak fishing, and sales from a historic location on the Mississippi River.

Produce Acres

Tennis

Nelson Farm

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

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

Whitcomb Home Floral Greenhouse & Nursery 3947 Baptist Church Rd., Princeton, MN 763-389-1739 www.whitcombsnursery.com • east of 12-h

Skating

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. 44 • north of 7-a Featuring one of Minnesota’s finest inner tube float trips!

Skatin’ Place

Water Trails

Saint City Skate Park

Winter Sports

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

Central Minnesota is fortunate to have two designated water trails, the Mississippi River and the Sauk River. 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: 320-3632595; 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.


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moving to the area Local trick-or-treaters

“Welcome to Central Minnesota”

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Planning a move to our area? St. Cloud is a

at Munsinger/Clemens flower and rose gardens

For more information about moving here or

growing city with much to offer its residents and

along the Mississippi River, bring your whole family

relocating your business to this area, contact the

guests! The stage is set along the Mississippi

for a picnic or enjoy one of our outdoor concerts!

St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce, 320-251-

River where our Downtown provides rich history,

Take in a production at one of our local theatres or

2940; the City of St. Cloud Economic Development

locally-owned shoppes, restaurants, theatres

hike the trails at Quarry Park, Beaver Islands or the

Authority (EDA), 320-255-7218 or the Greater

and more! And there’s always something to do!

Lake Wobegon Trail—our area is filled with family-

St. Cloud Development Corp., 320-259-0300

Enjoy Wednesday evenings at Lake George for

friendly neighborhoods, parks and biking/hiking

(1010 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud).

Summertime by George featuring live music, food,

trails. Central Minnesota is a great place to live,

shopping and kids activities! Walk the gardens

work, raise a family and find adventure!

Alzheimer’s Walk at Lake George

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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.

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 pg. 90 • 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.

Financial

Liberty Savings Bank, FSB

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 libertybankmn.com • Ad pg. 29, 74 & 90. 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.

Top: Multicultural Family Event; Bottom: Neighborhood Lemonade Stand

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Real Estate RE/MAX Results

3950 3rd St. N., St. Cloud, MN 320-251-2200 www.results.net • Ad pg. 91 • 5-j RE/MAX Results leads the way with some of the highest producing sales executives in the country. Let us help you Find Your Place.

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.

Great futures start here. The Boys & Girls Club’s KIDSTOP school-age child care program inspires young people to reach their full potential with homework help, arts, sports, leadership and prevention programs. Register online today!

www.bgcmn.org • 320-252-7616

Freedom Flight

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 Bank Minnesota. 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. Fish, kayak, canoe 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.

10. Walk, hike or bike the Lake Wobegon Regional Trail. Top: St. Cloud Boys & Girls Club; Bottom: Relay for Life

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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 (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program) places hundreds of volunteers, 55 and over, in public and nonprofit 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 senior-related 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

College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University

“A prime decision point, when considering a move to the area, is the quality of the region’s schools.”

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symbol indicates that

St. Cloud Tech High School Lacrosse

Apollo High School Spirit Day

In Central Minnesota, you’ll find an impressive variety of excellent public and private elementary

and

secondary

schools, as well as five colleges and universities: St. Cloud State University, St. John’s University, College of St. Benedict and St. Cloud Technical & Community College.

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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

St. Cloud Area School District #742

320-253-9333 • www.isd742.org info@isd742.org • Ad pg. 97 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.

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

Universities

College of Saint Benedict

Ten minutes west of St. Cloud, MN (just off Hwy. 75, St. Joseph, MN) • 320-363-5011 Ad this pg. 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.

St. Cloud Area School District #742

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education Minnesota School of Business

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. 97 • 9-k St. Cloud State University offers more than 15,500 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, MN (Just off I-94, Collegeville, MN) • 320-363-2011 Ad pg. 95 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.

Cathedral High School State Baseball

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education

St. Cloud State University is committed to legal affirmative action, equal opportunity, access and diversity of its campus community. (http://scsu.mn/scsuoea)

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medical St. Cloud Hospital

“St. Cloud has emerged as a major regional health care center.” Note: Red text-map grids refer to the

St. Cloud Map (7-a) on page 123; symbol indicates that business is located on the Lake Wobegon Trail Map on page 114.

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. Several clinics and the St. Cloud VA Health Care System also offer high quality, extensive care to area residents. For more information, call: St. Cloud Hospital 320-251-2700, Veterans Affairs

Medical

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Center Service

320-252-1670, 320-252-8550

(non-profit).

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Above left: Yo’s Clinic; Above right: Insight Eye Care; Below Midsota Plastic Surgeons BRA Day Art Exhibit


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 this pg.

Insight Eye Care

206 W. Division St., Waite Park, MN 320-253-0365 www.insighteyecare.us • Ad pg. 101 • 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 1-888-MIDSOTA www.midsota.com • Ad pg. 101 • 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 this pg. • 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.

CentraCare

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medical St. Cloud Surgical Center

1526 Northway Drive, St. Cloud, MN 320-251-8385 • 1-800-349-7272 www.stcsurgicalcenter.com Ad this pg. • 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. 101 • 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. 69 and 109 • 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

Top: St. Cloud VA Health Care System; Bottom: Coborn Cancer Center

The Outpatient Surgery Specialists

Celebrating

“Including Overnight Recovery Care”

44 YEARS of Excellence in Caring for

YOU!

Accredited by

1526 Northway Drive, St. Cloud 251-8385 | 800-349-7272 | www.stcsurgicalcenter.com

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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 1-800-264-2940 ● ● ● 101


business & organizations

business & organizations

Liberty Square, Downtown St. Cloud

“St. Cloud is Minnesota’s third largest metropolitan area and it keeps growing.” Note: Red text-map grids refer to the

St. Cloud Map (7-a) on page 123; symbol indicates that business is located on the Lake Wobegon Trail Map on page 114.

The region hosts a talented and productive workforce at the peak of their working careers, making the St. Cloud area the perfect place for a variety of industries. You’ll find a mix of global companies and locally owned businesses that have been a steadfast in the area for years, along with unique and diverse businesses that have recently established themselves in our community.

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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 Founded in 1898 and one of the largest producers of natural stone and bronze product solutions for the commercial, memorialization, landscaping and residential markets.

GREATER St. Cloud

400 2nd St. S., St. Cloud, MN 320-650-3111 • www.ci.stcloud.mn.us Ad pg. 103 • 9-j Your first stop 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 101 • 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. 30 25th Ave. S., Ste. 101, St. Cloud, MN 320-230-1710 www.jbeste.com Ad pg. 103 • 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 your financial future.

Organizations LGBT Resource Center

St. Cloud State University www.stcloudstate.edu/lgbt 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.


business & organizations The St. Cloud Downtown Council

501 W. St. Germain St., 1st floor, St. Cloud, MN 320-257-8600 www.stclouddowntown.com See pgs. 74 & 75 • 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!

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. 113 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. Beste & Associates

BESTE & ASSOCIATES A private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. JAMES J. BESTE, CRPC® Private Wealth Advisor james.2.beste@ampf.com JACQUELYN M. ALDERMAN, CPA, M. Acc Financial Advisor jacquelyn.x.alderman@ampf.com 30 25th Avenue South, Suite 101 St. Cloud, MN 56301 320.230.1710 www.jbeste.com Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA and SIPC.

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visitor services “St. Cloud and the surrounding area attract visitors from all over the region, state, nation and the world.” Note: Red text-map grids refer to the

St. Cloud Map (7-a) on page 123; symbol indicates that business is located on the Lake Wobegon Trail Map on page 114.

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 VISITSTCLOUD.COM.

River’s Edge Convention Center

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Friendly Bicycle Officers

Hertz Rent A Car

320-229-0409 • www.hertz.com • 10-c

Convention Services & Facilities St. Cloud Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

320-202-6728 • visitstcloud.com For Convention Services and facilities, contact our friendly, knowledgeable sales team. We’ll be happy to assist you in planning your convention or special event.

St. Cloud Rest Area and Travel Information Center Highway 10 • 12-l

Information ranging from accommodations to attractions. Watch for the painted silo. Refreshments, picnic, walking areas, restrooms, map, tourism and road information.

St. Cloud State Welcome Center

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.

Car Rental

Enterprise-St. Cloud

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

Tourism

Explore Minnesota 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

1411 W. St. Germain St., Suite 104, St. Cloud, MN 320-251-4170 • 1-800-264-2940 visitstcloud.com • 8-j

Transportation 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.

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 320-253-7729 • 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 pg. 107 • 8-o Providing daily shuttle service up to 16 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.

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st. cloud visitors guide

contact & publishing information ST. CLOUD AREA CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU 1411 W. St. Germain St., Suite 104 St. Cloud, MN 56301 VISITSTCLOUD.COM 320-251-4170 • 1-800-264-2940 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Julie Lunning DIRECTOR OF VISITOR SERVICES: Jean Robbins SPORTS & SPECIAL EVENTS SALES MANAGER: Dana Randt DIRECTOR OF CONVENTION SALES: Lori Cates CONVENTION & MEETINGS SALES MANAGER: Nikki Fisher SALES & MARKETING COORDINATOR : Rachel Granzow ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT & SPORTS SERVICES: Carrie Zwack

Published by: THINK TOURISM USA, INC. 2233 Roosevelt Rd., Suite 11 St. Cloud, MN 56301 www.thinktourismusa.com 320-281-5118 • Fax: 320-281-5119 PRESIDENT: Gary Webber EDITOR & PUBLISHER: Pat Webber DESIGN/PRODUCTION: Cathy Hennen ADVERTISING SALES: Gary Webber PROOF TRACKING: Penny Goetz ST. CLOUD & CENTRAL LAKES AREA VISITORS GUIDE COPYRIGHT© 2016. 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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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. 107 • 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. 37 • 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.

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 • 10-c Allegiant Airlines now offers direct air service to Phoenix/Mesa. Contact the airline or your local travel agent for details. Café, free parking, Free WiFi, and rental car pickup.

Yellow Cab

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

St. Cloud Regional Airport Air Show


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Leave the driving to us! Many attractions are located on a bus route

Serves St. Cloud, Sartell, Sauk Rapids & Waite Park 7 days a week.

 Air Maxx Trampoline Park  Art as You Like It  Crossroads Center  Downtown St. Cloud  Great River Bowling  Great River Public Library  Lake George  MN Baseball Hall of Fame  Munsinger & Clemen’s Gardens  Paramount Theatre & Arts District  Parkwood Movie Theater  Pineview Park BMX  Quarry Park  River’s Edge Conv. Center  St. Cloud State University  St. Cloud Tech. & Community College  Skate Park  Skatin’Place  Southway Bowl  Splash Pads & City Parks  Stearns History Museum  YMCA  & MORE! Cash Fare: $1.25 1- Day Pass (unlimited rides) $4.25 Route maps & schedules: at Transit Center, on buses & online.

320.251.RIDE(7433) ridemetrobus.com

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g n i r p s d l o c Third Street Brewhouse

219 North Red River Ave., Cold Spring • 320-685-8686 It’s all about the beer! Take a guided tour of the state-of-theart 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.

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 • 320-685-3653 Watch for the sign that marks a left-hand turn Operated by the Church of St. Boniface 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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faith & fellowship

service days & times

BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN CHURCH | 4310 Cty. Rd. 137, St. Cloud, MN 56301 • 1-j Please visit website for service days and times • LUTHERAN • 320-251-8356 • www.bethlehemlutheran.org/visitors CHURCH OF CHRIST ST. CLOUD | 2950 C. Rd. 136, St. Cloud, MN 56301 • 5-n NONDENOMINATIONAL • 320-251-4094 • www.stcloudchurchofchrist.org

Sunday 10 a.m. & 5 p.m. (No 5 p.m. worship 2nd Sunday)

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF THE ST. CLOUD REGION Sunday 9:30 a.m. 1107 Pine Cone Rd. S., Sartell, MN 56377 Wednesday 6:30 p.m. • METHODIST • 320-251-0804 • www.fumcscr.org HOPE COVENANT CHURCH | 336 4th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN 56301 • 9-j COVENANT • 320-257-4673 • hopecovenant.org

Sunday 10 a.m. Memorial Weekend-Labor Day Weekend 9:30 a.m.

RIVERSIDE RESORT OUTDOOR SERVICE Sundays 10 a.m. 21026 Hwy. 22, Richmond, MN 56368 (20 mi. W. of St. Cloud) (From late June to middle of August) • INTERDENOMINATIONAL • 320-597-2473 • www.riversideresort-rabbit.com

SAINT BENEDICT’S MONASTERY SACRED HEART CHAPEL Monday-Thursday 5 p.m.; Saturday 11:30 a.m. 104 Chapel Ln., St. Joseph Sunday 10:30 a.m. • CATHOLIC • 320-363-7100 • www.sbm.org

STS. PETER & PAUL CHURCH April-September Saturday 5 p.m. & Sunday 10:30 a.m. 110 Central Ave. N., Richmond, MN 56368 October-March Saturday 5 p.m. & Sunday 9 a.m. • CATHOLIC • 320-597-2575 • www.ssppr.com TEMPLE OF FAITH | 529 16th Ave. N., St. Cloud, MN 56303 • 7-j NONDENOMINATIONAL • 320-230-7729 • www.templeoffaith.org

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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.

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.

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Sunday 10:30 a.m. Tuesday Bible Study 6 pm

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

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.

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/


Total Population............................16,523 Median Resident Age.......................34.2 Median Household Income........$67,974 Median Housing Value ........... $179,300

Sartell City Hall

320-253-2171 • www.sartellmn.com

District #748

The City of Sartell is nestled along the Mississippi River in central Minnesota. Sartell offers visitors the charm of a small town and a stimulating environment.

320-656-3701 • www.sartell.k12.mn.us

Bernicks Pepsi Arena 320-240-9233

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 Ave. N., Sartell, MN

320.252.2442 www.yosclinic.com

Total Population............................13,307 Median Resident Age.......................31.7 Median Household Income........$57,031 Median Housing Value............ $146,074

Sauk Rapids City Hall 320-258-5300 www.ci.sauk-rapids.mn.us

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Glacial Ridge Winery Tasting Room

AmericInn Lodge & Suites

“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.”

1230 Timberlane Dr., Sauk Centre MN 320-352-2800 or 877-352-1199 www.americinnsaukcentre.com Ad pg. 113 Your home away from home!

St. Cloud/Clearwater RV Park

2454 Cty. Rd. 143, Clearwater, MN (from St.Cloud, I-94 to exit 173, left on Cty. Rd. 75; from Minneapolis, I-94 to exit 178, right on Hwy 24) • 320-558-2876 www.time2camp.com Grid pg. 45; Ad pg. 121 Family oriented country setting.

The Pillar Inn Bed & Breakfast

Note: Red text-map grids refer to the

St. Cloud Map (7-a) on page 123; symbol indicates that business is located on the Lake Wobegon Trail Map on page 114.

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. VISITSTCLOUD.COM. This section highlights some of these options. Also see Attractions on page 10.

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Art & Heritage Place

Places to Stay 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. 121; Grid pg. 45 Back to nature park with all modern facilities.

419 Main St., Cold Spring, MN 320-685-3828 www.thepillarinn.com Ad pg. 121 • Grid pg. 45 A relaxing escape!

Places to Dine Bello Cucina

15 E. Minnesota Ave., Ste. 101, St. Joseph, MN 320-363-5434 www.bellocucina.com Ad pg. 117 Authentic Italian without the trip to Italy!


quick trips Charlie’s Cafe

115 Main St. E., Freeport, MN 320-836-2105 charliescafe.com Ad pg. 114 Home of the “40 Acre” Caramel Roll, plus daily specials, homemade pies and breakfast all day.

ElmerZ Restaurant, Bar & Event Centre 1225 Timberlane Dr., Sauk Centre, MN 320-352-4243 www.elmerz.biz Ad pg. 113

We offer something for everyone—casual family dining, fun bar service, high energy entertainment, and full-service banquet facilities.

Jordie’s Trailside Cafe

105 1st Ave. S, Bowlus, MN 320-584-8193 www.jordiestrailside.com Ad pg. 114 Innovative home cooking, catering, coffee and Wi-Fi.

Kay’s Kitchen

303 College Ave., St. Joseph, MN 320-557-0030 • www.kayskitchen.us Ad pg. 58 & 116 A local tradition, home cooking since 1972.

Lake Wobegon Trailside Cafe

541 Main St., Holdingford, MN • 320-746-2155 lwtrailsidecafe.com • Ad pg. 114 Best homemade food you will find for miles and miles and miles!

Sliced on College Avenue

14 College Ave. N., St. Joseph, MN 320-557-0500 www.slicedoncollegeavenue.com Ad pg. 116 Pizza-by-the-slice, plus full menu delivery.

Things to See & Do 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 Approximately 30 minutes east of St. Cloud. Over 100 upscale outlets. Everyday savings of 25% to 65%.

A Maze’n Farmyard

3-1/2 mi. W. of Eden Valley on Hwy. 55 320-453-6901 • www.amazenfarmyard.com Ad pg. 120 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!

Top: Jordie’s Trailside Cafe; Bottom: Redhead Creamery

Art and Heritage Place

Saint Benedict’s Monastery For more information, call 320-363-7100 www.sbm.osb.org • Ad pg. 15 & 116 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.

Bad Habit Brewing Company

15 E. Minnesota St., Ste. 108, St. Joseph, MN www.badhabitbeer.com Ad pg. 117 Hand-crafted flagship brews, plus specialty and seasonal brews.

Charles A. Lindbergh State Park, Charles A. Lindbergh House State Historic Site & Visitor Center

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 See pg. 119 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 MaySeptember. Call for more details.

Clear Waters Outfitting Company

100 Pine St., Clearwater, MN 320-558-8123 www.cwoutfitting.com Ad pg. 13 • 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 cokatomuseum.org You’ll find lots of local Scandinavian history here.

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quick trips 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 With over 2,000 beautiful acres of prairie, pines and hardwoods, the park also includes the historic townsite of Old Crow Wing.

D&L Taco Gringo

800 Nelson Dr., Suite 101, Clearwater, MN 320-558-4016 • www.dltacogringo.com Ad pg. 118 • east of 12-r Taco Gringo Southwest Sauce is good on anything Mexican, Burgers, French Fries, Salads, Sandwiches and More!

El Rancho Mañana Campground, Riding Stable & Recreational Area 27302 Ranch Rd., Richmond, MN Call for reservations 320-597-2740 www.camperm.com Campgrounds pg. 39; grid pg. 45; Ad pg. 120 Drive out for a picnic, hiking or horseback riding.

Glacial Ridge Winery

15455 Old Mill Rd., Spicer, MN • 320-796-9463 www.glacialridgewinery.com • Ad pg. 118 Producing award winning Minnesota wines.

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. 120 Come walk on the “Wild Side” with some of the most exotic animals of Africa, Australia and North America.

Lake Maria State Park

763-878-2325 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. 114 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.

One of our fantastic regional trails.

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 • See pg. 119 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

Minnesota Zoo

The Spirituality Center

Millner Heritage Vineyard & Winery

15 Minnesota St. E., Ste. 102, Downtown St. Joseph, MN • 320-363-4735 www.giftsonalark.com • Ad pg. 116 An ever-changing selection of one-of-a-kind gifts, jewelry, fashion accessories, stationary and items for the home.

Minnesota Historical Society/ Minnesota History Center 345 Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 651-259-3000 • 800-657-3773 www.mnhs.org

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Sinclair Lewis Interpretive Center & Museum/ Sinclair Lewis Boyhood Home

Sauk Centre, MN • 320-352-5201 www.saukcentrechamber.com • Ad pg. 113 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.

Little Falls

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. 118 European Style Winery.

Call the Sauk Centre Chamber of Commerce (320-352-5201) for directions, prices, and other information • Ad pg. 113 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.

725 Pioneer Park Trail (Hwy. 55 E.) Annandale, MN • 320-274-8489 www.pioneerpark.org pioneerp@lakedalelink.net • Ad pg. 118 Step back into daily pioneer life of the 1800s! 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.

606 S.E. 1st St., Little Falls, MN • 320-616-4959 www.littlefallsmn.com • lfcvb1@lfcvb.com Ad pg. 119 Where the Mississippi River pauses. Boyhood home of aviator Charles Lindbergh. Guided history tours, museums and great dining – it’s all right here!

Sinclair Lewis Boyhood Home

On A Lark

Redhead Creamery

31535 463rd Ave., Brooten, MN • 920-691-2154 www.redheadcreamery.com • Ad pg. 113 Makers of local, farmstead cheese.

Sauk Centre Convention & Visitors Bureau

1220 Main St. S., Sauk Centre, MN 320-352-5201 • 855-444-SAUK www.visitsaukcentre.com • Ad pg. 113 Sauk Centre features great attractions, including: the Lake Wobegon Trail, Fishing/Canoeing on Sauk Lake and unique tours.

Saint Benedict’s Monastery For more information, call 320-363-7112 www.sbm.osb.org 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. 13 • It’s all about the beer! Take a guided tour of the Brewhouse, sample craft beer and check out our retail store.

Treasure City

308 N. Hwy. 10, Royalton, MN 320-584-5140 • www.treasurecity.com Ad pg. 121 Largest gift and souvenir shop in Central Minnesota.


July 13-17, 2016 Sinclair Lewis Days

July 27-31, 2016 Stearns County Fair

September 10, 2016 Grillin & Chillin BBQ

September 10 2016 Caramel Apple Bike Ride

September 17 2016 Run Your Sauks Off

October 8, 2016

Sinclair Lewis Writers Conference

www.visitsaukcentre.com

November 5, 2016

REDHEAD CREAMERY Makers of Local, Farmstead Cheese

Holiday Joy Ride

Enjoy Sauk Centre’s Original “Main Street.” Home of America’s First Nobel Prize Winner for Literature—Sinclair Lewis. Visit his boyhood home then hike/bike or snowmobile the famous Lake Wobegon Trail—visit quaint shops and restaurants, plus ghost tours too! Centered on Sauk Lake with fishing, boating, Whiskey and Winery tours, Redhead Creamery and the Glacial Lakes Trail. Kick off your shoes and STAY awhile at the AmericInn, Palmer House Hotel, America’s Best Value, Gopher Prairie Inn and The Enchanted Inn. Free Visitors Guide at 855-444-SAUK (7285) or info@visitsaukcentre.com

Redhead Creamery 31535 463rd Ave Brooten, MN 56416

920-691-2154

ON-FARM STORE

Full cheese counter, locally sourced jams, chocolates, coffee, etc.

TOURS

Available Saturdays at 3 p.m. or by appointment

PRIVATE EVENTS - Now booking!

www.redheadcreamery.com • info@redheadcreamery.com

Where good times await you! • Great Food & Entertainment • Full Bar with Happy Hour • Banquet Hall 1225 Timberlane Dr. • Meeting Room Sauk Centre, MN 56378

www.elmerz.biz | 320.352.4243

AmericInn Lodge & Suites • Free, Hot, Home-Style Breakfast • Free High-Speed Internet • Indoor Pool, Whirlpool, Sauna

www.americinnsaukcentre.com

(Intersection I-94 & Hwy. 71 • Sauk Centre, MN)

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Lake Wobegon Trail

Long Prairie

Nelson Alexandria

A LAKE WOBEGON LANDMARK!

~ Best Food on the Trail! ~ • World Class Caramel Rolls • Daily Specials • Breakfast All Day

Garrison Keillor’s Inspiration for the “Chatterbox Cafe” 115 Main Street East, Freeport MN

320-836-2105 • charliescafe.com

• Innovative Home Cooking & Catering • Cozy Atmosphere & Friendly Service • Coffee & WI-FI • Patio in Beautiful Garden Setting • Seasonal Decor & Gifts • Limited Winter Hours

Nestled alongside the Soo Line Trail!

Your One-StopShop for all your cycling needs!

105 1st Ave. S., Bowlus, MN 56314

320-584-8193 • www.jordiestrailside.com

Best homemade food on the trail!

• 100% Fruit Smoothies • Locally Roasted Coffee • Latte & Cappuccino | Beer • 100% Angus Burgers • Fresh Baked Goods

BIKE PARKING & PICNIC AREA!

541 Main St., Holdingford

320-746-2155

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Central est B Minnesotao’sp! h S Bike

320-251-BIKE (2453) www.revolutioncycleandski.com

160 29th Avenue South, St. Cloud (Behind Tenvoorde Ford)


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About the trail... The trail consists of a 62-mile long, 10-foot wide, bituminous surfaced hike-and-bike pathway. It runs on the MN/DOT rail corridor formerly owned by Burlington Northern Railroad Company. Known for its scenic views, the trail is used by bicyclists, snowmobilers, roller-skiers, roller bladers and walkers.

Little Falls

Trail mileage... Royalton

Bowlus

LEGEND

St. Joseph to Avon................................ 9.0 miles Avon to Albany...................................... 6.3 miles Albany to Freeport............................... 5.3 miles Freeport to Melrose............................. 6.0 miles Melrose to Sauk Centre....................... 9.5 miles Sauk Centre to West Union................ 8.0 miles West Union to Osakis........................... 5.0 miles Albany to Holdingford........................ 9.4 miles

U.S. Route County Route State Park Municipal Boundry Lake Wobegon Trail Soo Line Trail

Waite Park St. Cloud

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Winner of “Best Breakfast in Central Minnesota”SERVED ALL DAY!

Exceptional bakery serving 25 pie choices daily

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An Easy 5 minute drive from St. Cloud & Worth It! 303 College Ave. St. Joseph, MN

320-557-0030 www.kayskitchen.us

Pizzeria, Deli, Pizza-ByThe- Slice and Hand-Dipped Ice Cream

Dine-in: Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Pizza By the Slice: Mon.-Sat. 11a.m.-2 p.m., 5-8 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Full Menu Delivery: Mon.-Sat. 11a.m.-2 p.m. & 4-10 p.m.

14 College Ave. N. • 320-557-0500

www.slicedoncollegeavenue.com


Home to the s k c o R n w o t e o J l! a v i t s e F h s Pari July 16, 2016 36th Annual Tour of Saints Bicycle Ride

Local Blend

July 3-4, 2016 St. Joseph “Joetown Rocks” Parish Festival September 25, 2016 Millstream Arts Festival

Places to see & things to do: Art and Heritage Place

Saint Benedict’s Monastery For more information call 320-363-7100 www.sbm.osb.org • Ad pg. 15 & 114

Bad Habit Brewing Company

15 E. Minnesota St., Ste. 108, St. Joseph, MN www.badhabitbeer.com • Ad this pg. Hand-crafted flagship brews, plus specialty and seasonal brews.

Bello Cucina

15 E. Minnesota Ave., Ste. 101, St. Joseph, MN 320-363-5434 • www.bellocucina.com • Ad this pg.

Benedicta Arts Center

College of Saint Benedict

Ten minutes west of St. Cloud, MN (just off Hwy. 75, St. Joseph, MN) 320-363-5011 • Ad pg. 95

Kay’s Kitchen

www.bellocucina.com

303 College Ave., St. Joseph, MN • 320-557-0030 www.kayskitchen.us • Ad pg. 58 & 114

Local Blend

19 W. Minnesota St., St. Joseph • 320-363-1011 www.thelocalblend.net

On A Lark

15 Minnesota St. E., Ste. 102, Downtown St. Joseph, MN 320-363-4735 • www.giftsonalark.com • Ad pg. 114

Saint Benedict’s Monastery

104 Chapel Lane, St. Joseph • 320-363-7100 www.sbm.osb.org • Ad pg. 15 & 114

Sliced on College Avenue

14 College Ave. N., St. Joseph, MN • 320-557-0500 www.slicedoncollegeavenue.com • Ad pg. 114 Pizza-by-the-slice, plus full menu delivery.

The Spirituality Center

Saint Benedict’s Monastery For more information, call 320-363-7112 www.sbm.osb.org • Ad pg. 15 & 114

Recognized as...

Best Wine List | Best Ita lian | Most Romantic St. Joseph

5 locations to choose fro m:

15 East Minnesota, St. #10 1 St. Joseph, MN 56374 320-363-4534

Spicer

194 Progress Way Spicer, MN 56288 320-796-0203

Morris

506 Atlantic Morris, MN 56267 320-585-7000

Marshall

100 College Drive Marshall, MN 56258 507-337-6600

Fergus Falls

106 West Lincoln Ave. Fergus Falls, MN 56537 218-998-2221

www.stjosephchamber.com

Experience the taste of old world Italy...

Main Gallery, Gallery Lounge, College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph 320-363-5777 • www.csbsju.edu/finearts

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Preserving Pioneer History...

West Central Minnesota’s Premiere Winery!

Minnesota Pioneer Park Historical Museum

Just 40 miles south of St. Cloud on Glacial Ridge Trail

320-796-9463 • www.glacialridgewinery.com

15455 Old Mill Road & Highway 23 in Spicer, Minnesota

• Open Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend • Winter Hours Vary-Call or Email • Gate Admission (Charges Vary) • Special Events • Pioneer Day Camps School Group Tours (Call for info) 725 Pioneer Park Trail (Hwy. 55 E.) Annandale, Minnesota pioneerp@lakedalelink.net

320-274-8489 • www.pioneerpark.org

• Producing “Award Winning” hand-crafted Minnesota Wines Since 2007 • Orchard • Barrel Room Lounge

Events

2015-16

• 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.

Winter Concert Series: Oct.-Mar. • Rib Fest: June Annual Grape Stomp: 2nd Sat. in Sept. Summer Concert Series: Mid May-Mid Sept.

320-558-4016 800 Nelson Drive Suite 101 Clearwater, MN www.dltacogringo.com

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. 2016 Major Events: Truly: The best Vineyard and winery tours in Minnesota!

Enjoy our hospitality.

July 16 & 17 Summer Festival Sept. 10 Hungarian Harvest Fest & Grape Stomp Oct. 1 & 2 Rockin’ Stompin’ Grape Stomp Watch our website for the latest event updates.

In 2015 “Müllner Nice” wins Best of Show, Specialty Wine at ICCWC!

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Relax on a riding tour of our vineyard.

Don’t miss the Rockin’ Stompin’ Grape Stomp!


MANSIONS & MUSEUMS on the Mississippi

Lindbergh Historic Site

Visitors Center-Free Tours

Maple Island Park

Minnesota Military Museum

EXPLORE LITTLE FALLS AND DISCOVER UNIQUE ART! You’ll find interesting pieces of art when you visit the Great River Art Center in the Historic Downtown District or just walking down the streets. Overwhelm your senses at the Arts & Crafts Fair held September 10th and 11th.

Unique Toys www.gumdroptreetoys.com

Don’t miss the Pine Grove Zoo, historic home tours, museums, shopping and so much more!

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Fun for the

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Whole Family!

Located in Eden Valley, Minnesota!

NEW This year!

Fish & Duck Pond

• Giant Slide • Maze • Wagon Rides • Mini Golf • Corn Pit • Animal Petting • Pony Rides Farm • Playground

320.453.6901

• Picnic Area • Bounce Barn • Life-Size Birdhouse

57649 MN Hwy. 55, Eden Valley

Hand-dipped

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

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16 Flavors to choose from!

COME CHECK-OUT THE NEW EXHIBITS!

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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“Something for everyone...even Dad!”

Fireworks all year round!

a Icon! A Minneso. t Cloud o Just 15 minutes from St

40,000 sq. ft. of treasures from all over the world!

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Gifts • Souvenirs • Toys Shells • Jewelry • Moccasins Snacks • FREE Coffee & Ice

FREE GIFT FOR KIDS! 308 N. HWY. 10, ROYALTON, MN 320-584-5140 www.treasurecity.com

“It’s a pity to miss Treasure City”

Don’t forget to say hello to Bob the owner!

Family Oriented Quiet Campground • Large Pull-Thru Sites Tenting, 30 Amp Electric, 30 & 50 Amp Full Hookup • Cabins • RV Rental Heated Salt Water Pool • Mini Golf • Themed Weekends One Hour to Twin Cities Attractions Hike, Bike and Swim at Nearby Warner Lake Play Frisbee Golf or Bike into Clearwater from Sportsmans Park

A maze’ n Farmyard

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great offers!

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Find yourself in history ...

TWO 18-HOLE ROUNDS OF GOLF for $49 +tax Includes cart!

Offer only available with this coupon. Offer expires 10-31-16.

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1100 Main St., Clearwater, MN 55320

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Purchase of $25 or more. 110 2nd St. S., Waite Park, MN 56387

320-253-7193

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2016 St. Cloud Area Visitors Guide  

A guide to St. Cloud, MN and the surround area including lodging, attractions, activities calendar and more!