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Welcome to Granite Country USA! Jump in! This is your OFFICIAL Visitors Guide, the only guide authorized and distributed by the St. Cloud Area Convention and Visitors Bureau! For many years the Central Lakes Area has been one of the world’s leading producers of granite, and do we have granite for you! In addition to granite, St. Cloud and the Central Lakes Area offer much to residents and visitors alike. We enjoy a superb quality of life here—nearly 100 area parks; sparkling lakes; the Mississippi River; friendly, safe cities and neighborhoods; hundreds of restaurants and shops; a wide variety of recreational, cultural and educational opportunities and a business-friendly climate that is sustaining a robust regional economy. We love it here and hope you do, too! Dave Kleis, Mayor of St. Cloud Julie Lunning, St. Cloud Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

ST. CLOUD AREA CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU 525 Hwy. 10 S., Ste. 1, St. Cloud, MN 56304 www.granitecountry.com   s   sFax: 320-656-0401 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR .................................... Julie Lunning DIRECTOR OF SALES & MARKETING ........Judy Okerstrom DIRECTOR OF VISITOR SERVICES ................ Jean Robbins DIRECTOR OF SPORTS & SPECIAL EVENTS .....Kelly Sayre DIRECTOR OF CONVENTION SALES .................. Lori Cates SALES & MARKETING COORDINATOR ............ Nikki Fisher ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT ................... Rachel Campion ST. CLOUD & CENTRAL LAKES AREA VISITORS GUIDE COPYRIGHTŠ 2013. 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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Welcome to St. Cloud Historically speaking... St. Cloud began as three separate settlements on the Mississippi River which were founded by three extremely different men. 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 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.

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By taking advantage of these great sites you can find out more about visiting or locating to the St. Cloud Area. Or contact the St. Cloud Convention and Visitors Bureau at 1-800-264-2940. www.granitecountry.com aroundthecloud.org facebook.com/visitstcloud twitter.com/visitstcloud YouTubeChannel: GraniteCountryUSAMN SUMMERLAND

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St. Cloud

Mpls/ St. Paul

MUNSINGER & CLEMENS GARDENS

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

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It’s close to everywhere!

City ................................... Distance Minneapolis/St. Paul ................... 65 Duluth ....................................... 165 Rochester ................................. 153 Paris, France .......................... 4904 Chicago, IL ............................... 489 Sioux Falls, SD.......................... 220 Fargo, ND ................................. 172 Winnipeg, Manitoba ................. 358 Des Moines, IA ......................... 335 New York, NY .......................... 1304

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Visitors to the St. Cloud area continue to comment on the exceptional number of attractions they discover in the St. Cloud and Central Minnesota area. Thousands of people visit the stunning Munsinger and Clemens Gardens in the summer. Others immerse themselves in area history and culture at the Stearns History Museum, while some explore other heritage centers like Art and

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Heritage Place on the St. Benedict campus, the charming Paynesville Historical Museum or the enchanting Grasshopper Chapel in Cold Spring. Not-to-be-missed, the Hill Manuscript Museum at St. John’s University, features a remarkable display of the St. John’s Bible – and be sure to tour the spectacular St. John’s Abbey Church nearby, as well! If you enjoy the outdoors, take a stroll around the recently restored Lake George, with walking paths, a magnificent granite fountain, paddleboat and canoe rentals, and much, much more. Then take a wild ride in one of the Summerland go-karts or play a round of miniature golf. For MORE outdoor

fun, hike, bike or swim in Quarry Park, surrounded by old granite quarries, woods and wetlands. If it’s adventure you crave, rent a canoe or kayak at Clear Waters Outfitting Co. and paddle the mighty Mississippi River, one of our area’s star attractions. Out of town, families will love the enchanting Hemker Park & Zoo, intriguing ! -AZE @. &ARMYARD, and fascinating Minnesota Pioneer Park. And last, but certainly not least, DO take time to sample our local grapes and brews at Glacial Ridge Winery, Millner Heritage Winery, Whispering Oaks Winery and the Third Street Brewhouse.

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

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CAMP RIPLEY MILITARY MUSEUM

Historic Walking Tours

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. See page 12. www.ci.stcloud.mn.us/Planning/Downtown.aspx

Museums/Galleries Art and Heritage Place

3AINT"ENEDICTS-ONASTERYs&ORMOREINFORMATIONCALL   www.sbm.osb.orgs!DPGsMap pg. 93 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

3T#LOUD3TATE5NIVERSITYs  www.stcloudstate.edu/upb s 9-j Contemporary with a variety of art works exhibited. Gallery hours are Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-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   swww.csbsju.edu/finearts s Map pg. 93 Benedicta Arts Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. noon-9 p.m. Call for show details.

Benton County Historical Society

&IRST3T. 3AUK2APIDSs   www.mnbentonhistory.org s 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

,INDBERGH$R3 ,ITTLE&ALLS -.   swww.mnhs.org/lindbergh s -APPG Tour the famous aviator’s home complete with original furnishings and artifacts. See exhibits in the visitor center. Shop the selection of Lindbergh and flight merchandise.

The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum

3,INDBERGH$R ,ITTLE&ALLS -.   swww.morrisoncountyhistory.org s -APPG Self-guided tours, research services, county history, and more. Open year round.

Christie House Museum

1-800-264-2940

,ONG0RAIRIE -.   sMap pg. 93 (N. of Sauk Centre) A walk in the past through a country doctor’s house. Open June-August, Wed.-Sun. 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Cokato Museum

7TH3T 0/"OX#OKATO -. s   www.cokato.mn.us/cmhs/ s Map pg. 98 You’ll find lots of local Scandinavian history here. Tues.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sat. 8:30a.m.-3 p.m.; Closed Sundays and Mondays and major holidays.

The HILL Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML)

#TY2D #OLLEGEVILLE -.s   www.hmml.org s!DPGs Map pg. 93 HMML is sponsored by Saint John’s Abbey and University, and is home to The Saint John’s Bible, a handwritten, illuminated Bible. See ad for hours.

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RENAISSANCE FOUNTAIN IN CLEMENS GARDENS

preServinG St. CloUd hiStory toUrS In August 2009, the City of St. Cloud launched a Downtown Tour, Highbanks Tour, and Barden Park Tour to a worldwide audience. 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 they can 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. These interactive tours feature property and business owners presenting interesting facts and images about the historic and architectural elements of 40+ historic sites in the City of St. Cloud.

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COMING SOON: more “Preserving St. Cloud History� Tours are being developed on the Pantown Neighborhood and Mississippi River. Don’t miss them!

Kiehle Visual Arts Center

3T#LOUD3TATE5NIVERSITYs  swww.stcloudstate.edu/art s 9-j National and local art work is featured. Open Sept.-May, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Call for details.

Minnesota Military Museum Located at Camp Ripley (WY ,ITTLE&ALLS -.   swww.mnmilitarymuseum.orgs-APPG Minnesota military memorabilia.

Minnesota Baseball Hall of Fame Museum Rivers Edge Convention Center

Paramount Theatre

&OURTH!VE3 NDmOOR   s  swww.mnamateurbaseballhof.com s 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.

73T'ERMAIN $OWNTOWN3T#LOUD   swww.paramountarts.orgs!DPGs 8-j A renovated historic theatre, programming theatre performances and visual arts classes and events.

Sherburne History Center

Minnesota Fishing Museum

7"ROADWAY ,ITTLE&ALLS -.s   mnfm@mnfishingmuseum.com s www.mnfishingmuseum.coms-APPG Over 10,000 sq. ft. of antique fishing artifacts.

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Stearns History Museum

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Noted Attractions

AirMaxx Trampoline Park

2OOSEVELT2D 3TE 3T#LOUDs  s9-p AirMaxx Trampoline Park is St. Cloud’s newest destination for fun and fitness for the whole family. We have 15,000 sq. ft. of fun and excitement for all ages.

A Maze’n Farmyard

 MI7OF%DEN6ALLEYON(WY   swww.amazenfarmyard.com s!DPGsMap pg. 98 Fun for the Whole Family! Many animals, a maze, giant slide, mini golf, “new� bounce barn and much more. Join us for an amaze’n time!

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3RD!VE 3T#LOUD -.   swww.stearns-museum.org !DPGCOUPONPGt5-k Nationally accredited museum has two floors of exhibits and an extensive research library specializing in German and Luxembourg immigration. Open Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 12-5 p.m.

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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)   swww.dnr.state.mn.us 3EE$AY4RIPSPAGEFORMOREINFORMATIONs-APPG 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

2IVERSIDE$R3% 3T#LOUDOFF+ILIAN"LVD    s'IFT3HOP  s3EEPGs9-k Open sunrise-sunset. Gift Shop.

Crafts Direct

3UNDIAL$R 7AITE0ARK -.   swww.craftsdirect.com !DINSIDEBACKCOVERCOUPONPGs3-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�

3EEPGSs8-j Music, art, dining, yoga, spas, cocktails, theatres, hotels, shopping, library. Experience the vibrant nightlife and rich cultural heritage of St. Cloud’s downtown.

Granite Countertops Vanities Furniture and more!

El Rancho MaĂąana Campground, Riding Stable & Recreational Area

2ANCH2D 2ICHMOND -. Call for reservations 320-597-2740 www.camperm.com #AMPGROUNDSPGGRIDPG!DPGsMap pg. 100

Stop in and see our showroom! LocallyOwned

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Fairview Gardens

1-800-264-2940

TH3T. 3AUK2APIDS%ASTOF(WYON#O2D   swww.fairviewgardensmn.coms!DPGs9-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

-ICHIGAN!VEAND+ILIAN"LVDANDTH3T3 3T#LOUDs9-k The “Renaissance Fountain with Cranes� was given to the city by Bill and Virginia Clemens. At 24 feet, this is the tallest outdoor fountain in a Minnesota public garden.

The Grande Depot

8318 State Hwy. 23 W., St. Cloud   swww.thegrandedepot.com s!DPGs1-l This 1912 Depot is an architectural masterpiece inside and out. The Grande Depot offers two upscale retail choices for discerning consumers; ĂĄccentric and cork & cask.

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

Grasshopper Chapel

Highway 23 west to Cold Spring Church of St. Boniface, Cold Spring    Map pg. 100 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.

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

$IVISION3T 3AUK2APIDSs   www.GypsyLeas.com s!DPGs8-f Open 4 days each month, the 2nd Thursday-Sunday. A completely new, beautifully staged store each time. One-of-a-kind Antiques, Vintage and Shabby Chic.

Hemker Park & Zoo

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#O2D &REEPORT -.) EXIT MI.OF$OWNTOWN&REEPORT    www.hemkerzoo.com !DPGsMap pg. 93 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.

Hoopers’ Yak Ranch

#HRISTMAS4REE2D #OLD3PRING -.   s#ELL   www.yak-man.com syak-man@yak-man.com !DPGsMap pg. 100 Call to schedule a Yakmobile tour of the yak ranch. Learn about these amazing creatures, view Tibetan artifacts, and purchase frozen low cholesterol yak meat.

Little Falls

3%ST3T ,ITTLE&ALLS -.    www.lfcvb@charter.net !DPGs-APPG Where the Mississippi River pauses. Boyhood home of aviator Charles Lindbergh. Guided history tours, museums and great dining – it’s all right here!

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

Munsinger/Clemens Gardens

2IVERSIDE$R3% 3T#LOUD OFF2IVERSIDE$RANDTH3T3     'IFT3HOP  s9-k Situated along the Mississippi River, these distinctive gardens lie under towering hemlock and pine trees. Wedding pavilion, wooden gazebo, Gardens Gift Shop. Open sunrise-sunset.

Quarry Park

West of St. Cloud on Co. Rd. 137 (17th St. S, Waite Park) 3TEARNS#O0ARKS    www.co.stearns.mn.uss3EEPGs3-m

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QUArry pArk Truly a local treasure, Quarry Park and Nature Preserve (formerly known as “Hundred Acres Quarry�) is the largest park in the Stearns County Parks System.

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The 643-acre park is a fascinating look at the early granite industry in the Central Lakes area, and it is a haven for those who love the outdoors. Natural features include scenic woodlands, open prairie, wetlands, and unquarried bedrock areas, with many trails winding throughout the park. Plant life includes everything from oaks and aspens to yellow ladyslippers, Indian paintbrush and prickly pear cactus. Man-made features include a fascinating Derrick Exhibit, sizeable hills composed of quarried rock remnants (grout piles) and 30 granite quarries, most of which are now filled with water and form picturesque rock-fringed ponds – which are surprisingly clear and deep. Hills afford spectacular views of the landscape and a new observation deck provides a unique perspective. Vehicle parking permits can be purchased at the contact station or from the Stearns County Parks Department (320-255-6172). Picnic, swim, hike, fish, bike or cross-country ski — Quarry Park will provide you hours of enjoyment any time of year!

mUnSinGer & ClemenS GArdenS MUNSINGER GARDENS Situated below the Clemens Gardens and along the Mississippi River, these distinctive gardens lie under towering hemlock and pine trees. As a result, many of the garden beds are in the shade, making them astounding in their abundance of color and incredible variety of flowers. Included in the park are a large peacock cage, lovely wedding pavilion, wooden gazebo, and of course, the fabulous Mississippi River. 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! | 16 |


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

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


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River’s Edge Convention Center

TH!VE3 3T#LOUD   s   3T#LOUD2IVERS%DGE#ONVENTION#ENTERCOM !DPGs8-i The newly expanded 150,000 sq. ft. River’s Edge Convention Center is a premier venue for conventions, concerts, weddings and special events of any kind.

Saint Benedict’s Monastery

#HAPEL,ANE 3T*OSEPHs   www.sbm.osb.orgs!DPGsMap pg. 93 Home to Benedictine Sisters for more than 150 years. Beautiful chapel, museum, gift shop, grotto and more. Information in chapel, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

St. Cloud Public Library

1300 St. Germain W., St. Cloud   swww.griver.org s 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

3AINT*OHNS!BBEYAND5NIVERSITY #OLLEGEVILLE   swww.sja.osb.org s Map pg. 93 Designed by renowned architect Marcel Breuer, this gorgeous church serves as the centerpiece for the Saint John’s University campus. Open daily, 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Free.

The Saint John’s Bible in The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) #TY2D #OLLEGEVILLE -.   OR  

www.saintjohnsbible.org s!DPG Map pg. 93 HMML is home to The Saint John’s Bible, a handwritten, illuminated Bible. Selected pages are always on exhibit. Museum, library and gift shop. See ad for hours.

Scheels

.7AITE!VE 7AITE0ARK (Crossroads Center) sscheels.com !DPGs4-j Minnesota’s Largest All Sports Store.

Stearns County Courthouse

#OURTHOUSE3QUARE $OWNTOWN3T#LOUD   swww.co.stearns.mn.us s 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.

River Trips & Rentals

Clear Waters Outfitting Company

0INE3T #LEARWATERs   www.cwoutfitting.com !DPGseast of 12-r Central Minnesota’s premier paddling and outdoor gear supplier! Rentals, river trips, kayak fishing, and sales from a historic location on the Mississippi River.

Wineries

Glacial Ridge Winery

15455 Old Mill Rd., Spicer, MN   swww.glacialridgewinery.com !DPGsMap pg. 100 (SW of Paynesville) Producing award winning Minnesota wines. Gracious park like grounds, gift shop & tasting room. Open year round for tours, tastings and wine sales.

Millner Heritage Vineyard & Winery

MILESEASTON(WY 3T#LOUD -.   swww.summerlandfunpark.com !DPGCOUPONPGseast of 12-h St. Cloud’s most unique theme park. Jr. & Kiddie +ARTS"OATSs)NDY+ARTSs'O +ARTSs-INI'OLF 'IANTWATERSLIDEANDMOREsGROUPRATES HOLE Championship Mini Golf.

-.(WY +IMBALL -. ,OCATEDMILES3OF+IMBALLORMILES.OF $ASSELON-.(WY   swww.MillnerHeritage.com !DPGsMap pg. 98 European Style Winery. The best vineyard/winery tours in Minnesota. Wine tasting/sales, store, food menu. Annual events, Anniversary, Grape Stomp, Quilt/Wine Show, plus more!

Third Street Brewhouse

Whispering Oaks Winery

Summerland

.2ED2IVER!VE #OLD3PRING   s!DPGsMap pg. 100 It’s all about the beer! Take a guided tour of the brand new, state-of-the-art brewhouse, sample craft beer and check out our retail store.

33578 Co. Rd. 30, Melrose, MN   sMap pg. 93 www.whisperingoakswinerymn.com Family operated, making wines from grapes grown in its own front yard—the Black Oak Vineyard.

Historic St. Cloud Itinerary

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Stearns History Museum. 235 S. 33rd Ave. 320-253-8424. St. Cloud Map 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. www.stearns-museum.org Quarry Park. Stearns County Parks, 255-6172. St. Cloud Map 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

dAy tWo: Paramount Theatre and Arts District. 913 W. Saint Germain St. 320-259-5463. St. Cloud Map 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. www.paramountarts.org Historic Stearns County Courthouse. 725 Courthouse Square, Downtown St. Cloud. Downtown Council 320-257-8600. St. Cloud map 9-e. This historic landmark, with its illuminated clock, was built in 1922. The distinctive dome soars 109 feet above the street. One of the courtrooms was used in the movie, The Mighty Ducks. Munsinger & Clemens Gardens. Riverside Dr. SE and 13th St. South. St. Cloud map 11-f. Clemens Gardens. Michigan Avenue and Kilian Boulevard. St. Cloud map 11-f. Dating back to the 1920s, spring through fall, these gardens along the Mississippi River are a gorgeous mix of annuals and perennials, trees and shrubs. Renaissance Fountain, historic log cabin, magnificent trelliage, stone balustrades, gazebo, lily pond, and paved walking paths. Gift Shop open seasonally.

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GrAnite, GrAnite everyWhere Once known as the “Nitty Gritty Granite City�, St. Cloud used the above headline for AADVERTISINGCAMPAIGN 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.

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The Lake George restoration project was a joint effort between the St. Cloud Rotary Club, St. Cloud Technical College students and state and county agencies. Originally a swamp that drained to the Mississippi River, over the last three years, Lake George, a small lake on the fringe of Downtown, has gone from a gravel and lawn grass shoreline to a natural habitat of trees, shrubs, native grasses, and wildflowers. Following a number of years of shoreline improvements, in 2008, total renovation of the ice-skating warming house, reception area for renting paddleboats 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, and concession building. 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 put on 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! | 20 |


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December, which is capped off with the arrival of Santa to town.

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

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Summer brings Granite City Days with a grand parade, huge Lemonade Arts &AIR and symphony concert, plus an airport fly-in and a spectacular fireworks display, which is one of the largest in outstate Minnesota. There’s also a St. Joseph &OURTH OF *ULY 0ARADE and the St. *OSEPH0ARISH&ESTIVAL, true home-town expressions of patriotism and local pride. Like your parades cool and sparkling? Then you don’t want to miss the Winter Nights and Lights Parade held in early

For those who love sports and recreation, The Earth Day Half Marathon in April is a big-time event, with runners from all over the region taking part. The Sartell Duathlon in June holds its own, as runners and bikers of all competitive levels participate. A variety of sporting events are popular here, with St. Cloud Division I Hockey and St. Cloud ROX baseball topping the list for many.

Days, 7AITE 0ARK &AMILY &UN &EST, -ISSISSIPPI -USIC &ESTIVAL, special events at the Glacial Ridge and Millner Heritage Wineries, and Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music &ESTIVAL at El Rancho Mañana – all highlighting the exceptional quality of life in Central Minnesota, Be sure to check out aroundthecloud.org for our up-to-date area events!

This year will be the 100th Anniversary of the "ENTON#OUNTY&AIR, with the best a county fair has to offer – 4 H displays, food vendors, a midway and great all-American fun! Held a couple of weekends later is the St. Cloud Antique Auto Club Car Show – all you classic auto lovers take note! And then there are our festivals – Millstream Arts, Joe Town Rocks, St. Mary’s Block Party, Rapid River | 21 |

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February 10 Valentines For Veterans Concert

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0ARAMOUNT4HEATRE 3T#LOUD   swww.paramountarts.org 2 p.m. The VA Healthcare System presents the concert complimentary to veterans and their guests.

February 14-17 | Camp & Travel Expo

2IVERS%DGE#ONVENTION#ENTER 3T#LOUD 320-251-7588 Come check out everything that would help equip you to be camping this summer! Free admission.

February 15-17 | Waiting for Godot

Pioneer Place on 5th, St. Cloud www.ppfive.com This is the “most significant English language play of the 20th Century� centered around 2 men who divert themselves while waiting for someone named Godot to arrive, not sure what he looks like.

February 16 | Biloxi Blues

3TEPHEN"(UMPHREY4HEATRE St. John’s University, St. Joseph www.csbsju.edu/fine-arts A comedy set in WWII.

ST. CLOUD ANTIQUE AUTO CLUB CAR SHOW

February 21-24 | Waiting for Godot

January January 4 | Moonlight Ski

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

January 11-13 GREAT Theatre presents Annie

'ORECKI4HEATRE College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph www.csbsju.edu/fine-arts Leapin’ Lizards! The popular comic strip heroine takes centerstage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals.

January 11-13 Quilting & Scrapbooking Weekend

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2IVERSIDE)NN #OLD3PRINGs   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 13 | Wedding Expo

2IVERS%DGE#ONVENTION#ENTER 3T#LOUD www.stcloudweddingexpo.com A wonderful exhibit event to assist in planning the perfect wedding. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

January 18-20 GREAT Theatre presents Annie

January 22 6th Annual Sons of Norway Barnelopet

2IVERSIDE0ARK 3T#LOUDswww.co.stearns.mn.us This is a children’s Nordic Fun Ski Event.

January 25 | Dave Holland Quintet

'ORECKI4HEATRE College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph www.csbsju.edu/fine-arts 7:30 p.m. Check out the best jazz band around!

January 25 | Dancing with Many Voices 0ARAMOUNT4HEATRE 3T#LOUD   swww.paramountarts.org Celebration of cultural and artistic diversity.

February 22-24 | Boat Show

2IVERS%DGE#ONVENTION#ENTER 3T#LOUD 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 26-28 Central MN Farm Show

January 27 | SCSU Music Faculty

0ARAMOUNT4HEATRE 3T#LOUD   swww.paramountarts.org Performance showcases nationally recognized vocalists and performers.

2IVERS%DGE#ONVENTION#ENTER 3T#LOUD Contact Ginny at 320-251-2940 ext. 105 With more than 200 booths, you will see the latest in farm equipment. Factory personnel will be there to answer questions.

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February 1 | DESSA

March 2 Central MN Wellness Expo

%SCHER!UDITORIUM#OLLEGEOF3T"ENEDICT 3T*OSEPH www.csbsju.edu/fine-arts 7:30 p.m. Part rap show, part cabaret. A fun musical performance you don’t want to miss.

February 3 | St. Paul City Ballet

0ARAMOUNT4HEATRE 3T#LOUD   swww.paramountarts.org A beautiful ballet performance for classical repertoire.

'ORECKI4HEATRE College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph www.csbsju.edu/fine-arts Leapin’ Lizards! The popular comic strip heroine takes centerstage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals.

February 8-10 | Sportsmen’s Show

January 19 | Tour De Franse

0IONEER0LACEONTH 3T#LOUDswww.ppfive.com This is the “most significant English language play of the 20th Century� centered around 2 men who divert themselves while waiting for someone named Godot to arrive, not sure what he looks like.

0ARAMOUNT4HEATRE 3T#LOUD   swww.paramountarts.org Enjoy beautiful dancing as a tribute to dance all around Europe.

Pioneer Place on 5th, St. Cloud www.ppfive.com This is the “most significant English language play of the 20th Century� centered around 2 men who divert themselves while waiting for someone named Godot to arrive, not sure what he looks like.

2IVERS%DGE#ONVENTION#ENTER 3T#LOUD www.stcloudsportshow.com 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Whether you are into boating, camping, hunting, etc., this show is for you!

February 8-10 | Waiting for Godot

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2IVERS%DGE#ONVENTION#ENTER 3T#LOUD 320-492-3435 10 a.m.-4 p.m. You are invited to experience everything this area has to offer in health and fitness. Free admission.

March 8-10 | Home Show

2IVERS%DGE#ONVENTION#ENTER 3T#LOUD www.cmbaonline.org 10 a.m.-4 p.m. This annual home show showcases the latest in building projects with many different exhibits.

March 12 | The Celtic Tenors

0ARAMOUNT4HEATRE 3T#LOUD    www.paramountarts.org 1:30 p.m. With over one million CD’s sold, this group has classically trained voices for their Irish ballads that will melt your heart.


March 15-17 | Quilting and Scrapbooking Weekend

March 16 | Ring of Kerry

0ARAMOUNT4HEATRE 3T#LOUDs  swww.paramountarts.org 7:30 p.m. Always fresh and innovative, this St. Paddy’s concert is one you will surely enjoy! Includes the St. Paul Irish Dancers.

March 16 | Casebold & Smith

3TEPHEN"(UMPHREY4HEATRE 3T*OHNS5NIVERSITY 3T*OSEPHswww.csbsju.edu/fine-arts 8 p.m. This dance theatre company is very original. This is sure to be fast-paced, complex and hilarious!

March 22-24 | Wizard of Oz

April 12 | MN Dance Ensemble Hide & Seek 0ARAMOUNT4HEATRE 3T#LOUDs  swww.paramountarts.org Whether they are hiding from the demands of everyday life or are seeking the opportunity for a new tomorrow, they dance from one life experience to the next.

April 13 | Minnesota Center Chorale 0ARAMOUNT4HEATRE 3T#LOUDs   www.paramountarts.org 7 p.m. Celebrating 40 years of presenting choral performaces in the Central Minnesota area.

April 13 | First Steps Baby Expo 2IVERS%DGE#ONVENTION#ENTER 3T#LOUD www.firststepsbabyexpo.com

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2IVERSIDE)NN #OLD3PRINGs   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!

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.

0ARAMOUNT4HEATRE 3T#LOUDs  swww.paramountarts.org St. John’s Prep Theatre Department is back for its seventh consecutive year! Don’t miss this musical and magical production. Showtimes vary per day.

April April 3-7 | Central MN Car Show

2IVERS%DGE#ONVENTION#ENTER 3T#LOUDs   This car show is an all day event. Free admission for the public!

April 4-7 | Bigfoot

0ARAMOUNT4HEATRE 3T#LOUDs  swww.paramountarts.org From the writers of Deer Camp, this is a brand new musical comedy. The beerheads from Elmwood have discovered something. Is this thing for real? Showtimes vary per day.

April 8 | Lynn Anderson

0ARAMOUNT4HEATRE 3T#LOUDs  swww.paramountarts.org 1:30 p.m. Eight #1 Hits, 18 top ten hits and 16 gold albums!

ST. CLOUD PRIDEFEST

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April 25-28 | Forever Plaid

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0IONEER0LACEONTH 3T#LOUDs   www.ppfive.com This deliciously goofy musical revue centers on four young, eager male singers killed in a car crash in the 1950s on the way to their first big concert, and now miraculously revived for the posthumous chance to fulfill their dreams and perform the show that never was.

May May 2-5 | Forever Plaid

0IONEER0LACEONTH 3T#LOUDs   www.ppfive.com This deliciously goofy musical revue centers on four young, eager male singers killed in a car crash in the 1950s on the way to their first big concert, and now miraculously revived for the posthumous chance to fulfill their dreams and perform the show that never was.

May 3 | Ramona Quimby Family Show

3TEPHEN"(UMPHREY4HEATRE St. John’s University, St. Joseph www.csbsju.edu/fine-arts 7 p.m. This loveable 3rd grader has delighted readers for over 50 years! Now she comes to life on stage.

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May 5 | The Great American Sing

www.GreatRiverChorale.org 4:30 p.m. A celebration of American music and songs about Minnesota. Great River Chorale is joined by student singers from local elementary schools for a rousing concert of music that is as American as apple pie.

May 9-12 | Forever Plaid

0IONEER0LACEONTH 3T#LOUDs   www.ppfive.com This deliciously goofy musical revue centers on four young, eager male singers killed in a car crash in the 1950s on the way to their first big concert, and now miraculously revived for the posthumous chance to fulfill their dreams and perform the show that never was.

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June 20-23 | Granite City Days

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April 13-14 | Jose Cole Circus

3AUK2APIDS3PORTS!RENA%AST Benton County Fairgrounds, Sauk Rapids 320-492-2348 Saturday showtimes 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday showtimes 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. $12 adult tickets, $6 12 and under. Contact the chairperson of the Sauk Rapids Jaycees for more details.

April 19 | Dennis Warner and the D’s

#ONTACT!NITA(ENDRICKXAT   www.paramountarts.org 7:30 p.m. This musician lives in the St. Cloud area but tours nationally in support of his 9 cds.

April 19-21 | Artists of MN

0ARAMOUNT4HEATRE 3T#LOUDs   www.paramountarts.org This juried exhibit for members-only works in a variety of mediums such as painting, digital media, multi-media, etc. There will be guest demonstrators and a group of 100 or more artists from Minnesota gathering for the workshops/demonstrations.

April 19-20 | Earthday 1/2 Marathon www.runearthday.com This awesome event attracts over 4,500 runners at SCSU! New features and opportunities for this years’ run.

April 19-21 | Forever Plaid Pioneer Place on 5th, St. Cloud 320-203-0331 www.ppfive.com This deliciously goofy musical revue centers on four young, eager male singers killed in a car crash in the 1950s on the way to their first big concert, and now miraculously revived for the posthumous chance to fulfill their dreams and perform the show that never was.

April 20 | St. Cloud Singing Saints 0ARAMOUNT4HEATRE 3T#LOUD    www.paramountarts.org 7:30 p.m. The forefront quartet in August 2009. Three years led them to much success.

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

June 20-22 | Rapids River Days

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

June 23 | St. Cloud Graniteman Triathalon Lake George, St. Cloud www.granitemanStCloud.com

July July 4 66th Annual 4th of July Fireworks

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


July 13 Clearwater Graniteman Triathalon

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Warner Lake Park, Clearwater www.granitemantri.com

July 25-27 | 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 30-August 4 Benton County Fair

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

August August 8-11 | MN Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Festival

%L2ANCHO-A×ANA#AMPGROUNDAND2IDING Stable near Richmond www.minnesotabluegrass.org This four-day festival includes outdoor music, stage shows, dances, workshops, showcases and children’s shows. Demonstrations included along with crafts and, of course, good food!

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August 17 Mudman Extreme 5k Obstacle Course 0OWDER2IDGE3KI!REA +IMBALL www.mudmanrace.com

August 19 | St. Cloud Antique Auto Club Car Show and Swap Meet Benton County Fairgrounds, Sauk Rapids www.pantowners.org 7 a.m.-3 p.m. rain or shine!

September September 7-8 Little Falls Arts & Crafts Fair

,ITTLE&ALLSs   www.littlefallsmnchamber.com Over 600 exhibitors and crafters. Includes food vendors, artists, crafters and more.

September 14 | St. Mary’s Cathedral Outdoor Block Party

3T-ARYS#ATHEDRAL $OWNTOWN3T#LOUD 320-251-1840 This annual event includes live musical groups, games for kids, food court and raffle.

September 19-22 | St. Cloud Pridefest

September 29 | 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 | Women’s Showcase

2IVERS%DGE#ONVENTION#ENTER 3T#LOUD 320-259-7108 www.womensshowcase.com This annual event geared for women features speakers, exhibitors and more. Experience the event!

November

December

November 8-10 Quilting and Scrapbooking Weekend

December 5 St. Cloud Annual Festival of Lights

2IVERSIDE)NN #OLD3PRING    www.riversideinnofcoldspring.com Let us pamper you! Bring friends, meet new friends, and take time to enjoy a relaxing weekend with others who share your crafting passions!

November 15-16 Zonta Christmas House

www.zontastcloudmn.org 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.

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

December 7 Winter Nights and Lights Parade Begins at 5 p.m. Starts at St. Cloud Library and travels to the River’s Edge Convention Center on W. St. Germain Street. Free to the public! Bring yourself some hot chocolate!

December 14-15 Annual Christmas Concert www.GreatRiverChorale.org

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HTTPSTCLOUDPRIDEORG 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.


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Punch your ticket for Arts and Entertainment in Central Minnesota! 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 brings top-notch plays and entertainment to the area in an intimate, turn-of-thecentury space. OR...take in a delightful production during GREAT Theatre’s highly-esteemed Children’s Theatre and Broadway Musical seasons. It just doesn’t get any better than the historic, beautifully-restored Paramount Theatre, home to concerts and shows by both local and regional touring groups, as well as exciting art displays and gatherings. Music is tops here, with the renowned St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra offering

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four exceptional concerts each year, and fine performances by the St. John’s Boys Choir, Chamber Music Society, the &INE!RTS3ERIESAT#3"3*5 and a variety of offerings at St. Cloud State University add to the local mix. Our nightlife rocks, and you’ll find an active music scene in our bars and restaurants and other venues throughout the area. Savor convival spirits and rock-bottom deals every night of the week. Looking for a good movie? The 0ARKWOOD is cinema at its best, with 18 theaters under one roof. | 26 |

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Chamber Music Society of St. Cloud

  swww.chambermusicstcloud.org Six concerts are presented yearly by nationally prominent chamber groups. Concerts are offered in intimate venues. Meet the artists at informal receptions afterwards.

Downtown St. Cloud Art Crawl Stroll downtown, meet your friends, enrich your life, and buy some great art! Contact the St. Cloud Convention and Visitors Bureau at 1-800-264-2940 or www.granitecountry.com for 2013 dates.

Fine Arts Series at the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University

&ORINFORMATIONCALL   www.csbsju.edu/fine-arts s Map pg. 93 Central Minnesota’s premier performing arts presenter.

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Great River Chorale

0/"OX 3T#LOUD -. 320-515-4472 www.GreatRiverChorale.org Great River Chorale is a St. Cloud-based community choir that seeks to enrich the cultural life of central Minnesota with performances of the highest quality.

GREAT Theatre

919 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud 320-258-2787 WWW'REAT4HEATREORGs!DPGs8-j Each year GREAT Theatre builds community through exceptional theatrical programming featuring a Broadway Musical Season and Children’s Theatre Season. Affordable, familyfriendly ticket prices too!

Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center

$OWNTOWNAT73T'ERMAIN 3T#LOUD For tickets, information or rentals, CALL   www.paramountarts.orgs!DPGs8-j This 700-seat theater and fully-equipped Visual Arts Center is Central Minnesota’s Home for Arts and Entertainment. Hosting community theater and local, regional, and national performers.

Performing Arts Center

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St. Cloud Arts Commission #ONTACT#ITY(ALL  

Oversees development and execution of city’s arts and culture.

St. Cloud Municipal Band

  swww.scmunicipalband.org Celebrating its 125th anniversary, the band performs a popular summer concert series in Barden Park, as well as other concerts throughout the year.

St. John’s Boys’ Choir

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

The Paramount Visual Arts Center

913 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud, MN #ALL  FORINFORMATIONs!DPGs8-j The only comprehensive, full-service public visual arts center in Central Minnesota. The VAC offers year-round classes and hosts exhibitions of the region’s artists.

St. Cloud State University Music Department 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.

73T'ERMAIN3T 3T#LOUDs   www.unitedartscm.coms!DPGs8-j United Arts, a nonprofit organization, has been fundraising for the development, support and promotion of leading arts organizations since 1985.

Pioneer Place on Fifth

St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra

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United Arts of Central Minnesota

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320-308-3223 (Music Concerts)   4HEATER$ANCE0ERFORMANCES music@stcloudstate.edu/ theatrefilmdance@stcloudstate.edu www.stcloudstate.edu/musics9-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.


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

Biology 701 Restaurant & Lounge

73T'ERMAIN3T 3T#LOUDs  s!DPGs 8-j GLBT-friendly lounge and restaurant, serving specialty drinks and signature martinis daily. DJ and dance every Friday and Saturday.

D.B. Searle’s

TH!VE3 3T#LOUDs   www.dbsearles.com s!DPGs J Live music Tues.-Sat. Happy hour Mon.-Fri. Located near River’s Edge Convention Center.

Jule’s Bistro

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Legends Bar & Grill

,OCATEDINTHE(OLIDAY)NN3UITES 7$IVISIONATTH!VE 3T#LOUDs  s!DPGs 5-k Listen to “THE BLUES REVUE� on Wednesdays, Thursday night Karaoke and a variety of LOCAL BANDS on Friday and Saturday nights. No cover charge!

Le St-Germain Suite Hotel

$OWNTOWN3T#LOUDs  s!DPG s9-j Join us for Cool Jazz, Great Blues & more... Call for days and times.

The Red Carpet

TH!VE3 3T#LOUDs   www.redcarpetnightclub.coms!DPGs9-j The area’s most complete night club. Featuring three floors of fun, games and nightly live entertainment. Dancing. Free hors d’oeuvres during happy hour Mon.-Fri.

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MILLSTREAM ARTS FESTIVAL

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR AT PIONEER PLACE

LITTLE FALLS ART FAIR

Seven Elephants Coffee

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Veranda Lounge & Wine Bar

TH!VE3 3T#LOUD0IONEER0LACE s   www.ppfive.coms!DPGs9-j Vorted St. Cloud’s Best Wine List! Visit us before or after a terrific Pioneer Place production. Live entertainment several nights a week. Private party rooms available.

White Horse

73T'ERMAIN 3T#LOUDs   www.whitehorsemn.coms!DPGs8-j Daily happy hour featuring great chicken wings!

Traditional Tea & Tour Heritage House B&B

TH!VE3 3T#LOUDs  swww.heritagehousebbmn.com s9-k Three course tea and historic house tour, Sundays-Thursdays. $20 per person, seating up to 20. Call for more information.

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LE ST-GERMAIN HOTEL & SUITES

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The Holiday Inn and Suites, a quality award-winning hotel, has been host to countless families over the years, with its five indoor pools, fitness center and gameroom. Downtown, elegant and chic, Le St-Germain Suite Hotel is connected to the new River’s Edge Convention Center, and the Kelly Inn, located on the beautiful Mississippi

St. Cloud’s West End boasts numerous national chain hotels, so be sure to check our listings to find your favorite. Most offer complimentary breakfasts, swimming pools and/or jacuzzis, a fitness area and business center, and all are near great shopping and restaurants. If you favor a more intimate accommodation, one of our B&Bs is the logical choice. Riverside Guest Haus, overlooking the Mississippi River is just a block from the spectacular Munsinger/Clemens Gardens. Love Victorian? Then the charming Victorian Oaks B&B, across the street from the recently-renovated Lake George site and walking trail is the place for you! Best known for its scrumptious breakfasts and weekend teas, the historic Heritage House B&B is a | 32 |

perfect get-away. If you prefer a smalltown 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! HOLIDAY INN & SUITES


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AmericInn Lodge & Suites

,E3AUK$R 3ARTELL -. 320-259-0877 www.americinn.com/hotels/mn/sartell !DPGs F A quiet setting with easy access to the area’s medical facilities, athletic venues and shopping centers. Indoor pool, free continental breakfast and high speed internet.

Americas Best Value Inn & Suites

520 S. Hwy. 10, St. Cloud 320-252-8700 WWW!MERICAS"EST6ALUE)NNCOM !DPGs10-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.

Best Western Plus Kelly Inn

TH!VE3 3T#LOUD -. !DJACENTTOTHE2IVERS%DGE#ONVENTION#ENTER   s&AX   www.bestwesternstcloud.com !DPGs9-j 229 recently remodeled rooms, downtown on the Mississippi. Complimentary high-speed wireless internet and HBO. Pool, whirlpool, exercise facility. Refrigerators, microwaves, flatscreens. Green Mill Restaurant attached.

Country Inn & Suites by Carlson St. Cloud East

TH!VE3% 3T#LOUDs(WY(WY JUSTMINUTESFROM$OWNTOWN3T#LOUDAND St. Cloud State University)   s    www.countryinns.com/stcloudmn_east !DPGs10-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.

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Grandstay Residential Suites

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Holiday Inn & Suites

7$IVISION3TATTH!VE 3T#LOUD !CROSSFROM#ROSSROADS3HOPPING#ENTER 2ESERVATIONS  OR  (/,)$!9 www.holidayinn.com/stcloudmn !DPGs5-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.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

State Hwy. 23 and 118 3rd St. S. (PO Box 384), #OLD3PRING -.s   www.riversideinnofcoldspring.com !DPGsMap pg. 100 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 0ARK!VE3 3T#LOUD -. (Located at Jct. of Hwy. 23 and Hwy. 15, across from Crossroads Shopping Center)   s#OUPONPGs 5-k Complimentary SuperStartÂŽ 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

Le St-Germain Suite Hotel

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73T'ERMAIN $OWNTOWN3T#LOUD    www.lestgermainsuitehotel.com !DPG s 9-j An upscale, full service hotel in historic Downtown. Connected by skyway to River’s Edge Convention Center, with 103 rooms including 96 suites and top-notch amenities.

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

Quality Inn of St. Cloud

4040 2nd St. S., St. Cloud (Jct. Hwy. 15 and Hwy. 23) 1-800-228-5150 or 320-251-1500 www.qualityinn.com/hotel-st_cloud-minnesotaMN404 s !DPGs5-k Old Chicago restaurant attached. Newly remodeled, indoor pool, whirlpool, complimentary breakfast, exercise room. Refrigerator & microwave in every room. Meeting rooms and free internet.

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The Pillar Inn Bed & Breakfast

A relaxing escape! Three elegant guest rooms, all with private bath, TV, free wireless internet-plus a delicious breakfast. Available for getaways and much more!

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Victorian Oaks Bed and Breakfast TH!VE3 3T#LOUD -. #LOSETO,AKE'EORGE$OWNTOWN   s  6)# /!+3  www.vicoaks.com slouis@vicoaks.com 'RIDPG#OUPONPGs8-j Gaslight era, antique-filled 1891 Victorian home. Candlelight breakfast.

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ND3T3 3T#LOUD -.   swww.marriott.com/stcfi !DPGs4-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!

Riverside Inn


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Benton Beach

TH3T.7 2ICEs   www.co.benton.mn.us/parks/benton-beach.php -APPG Off Little Rock Lake. 44 campsites, shower and dump station. Operated mid-May to mid-Sept.

El Rancho MaĂąana Campground, Riding Stable & Recreational Area 2ANCH2OAD 2ICHMOND -. MI.7OF3T#LOUDVIA) !VONEXIT  mi. S. on Cty. Rd. 9. Follow signs) Call for reservations 320-597-2740 www.camperm.com 'RIDPG!DPGsMap pg. 100 120 spacious, grassy, shaded sites on Long Lake. Tents to RVs. Water, sewer, electric (30 & 50 amp), 2 modern bath houses, rec hall, store and more.

St. Cloud/Clearwater RV Park

www.granitecountry.com

2454 Cty. Rd. 143, Clearwater, MN 55320    www.time2camp.com 'RIDPG!DPGs-APPG Family oriented, large pull-thru sites, country setting, pool, 30 & 50 amp sites, 1 hour to Twin Cities. Hike, bike and swim at Warner Lake.

“TIED TO THE RIVER� PUBLIC ART MOSAIC DOWNTOWN ST. CLOUD

Map & Page Reference Red map grid-St. Cloud Map: north of 7-a Blue text-Directs you to various Heart of Minnesota maps in back of guide: Map pg. 93

Campgrounds AJ Acres

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Lake Koronis Regional Park & Campground

#3!( 0AYNESVILLE -.   sMap pg. 100 A clean, relaxing, private, and wooded campground located on Lake Koronis.

Lake Maria State Park

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Sand Dunes State Forest

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Two Rivers Campground & Tubing

Located just 18 miles north of St. Cloud on Hwy. 10   swww.tworiverscampground.net !DPG'RIDPGsnorth of 7-a Two Rivers is a family campground offering two new pools and lots of family fun! Our clean and spacious Campground has something for everyone.

Resorts

Bug-Bee Hive Resort, Lodge & Retreat Center

1UEEN"EE,ANE 0AYNESVILLEs   FamilyFun@BugbeeHiveResort.com swww.BugbeeHiveResort.com !DPGsMap pg. 100 Contemporary vacation homes ideal for year-round fun, recreation and relaxation. New lodge, conference rooms and indoor swimming pool. Off-season and group discounts available.

Riverside Resort

3TATE(WY 2ICHMOND -.MILESWESTOF3T#LOUD   swww.riversideresort-rabbit.com!DPGsMap pg. 100 A clean and affordable FAMILY and FISHING resort on the Horseshoe Chain of Lakes. Deluxe housekeeping cottages, RV park, camping, sandy beach, playground, and MUCH more!

Stone Gate Lodge

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Whirlpool suites are available. Plus we offer a full size indoor pool and fitness center.

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GRANITE CITY FOOD & BREWERY

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When it comes to St. Cloud’s culinary landscape, almost anything is possible. You’ll have no trouble finding food to suit every taste here! Explore accessible Downtown for a variety of offerings, starting with the -EXICAN 6ILLAGE, a colorful setting for Mexican favorites. Next there’s the beloved House of Pizza, an area dining institution, which is second to none for spectacular pizza. One of the newest kids on the block is the White Horse Tavern, unpretentious and bustling in an updated historic storefront, serving up all-American soups, sandwiches, burgers and wings, PLUS creative dishes like winter squash ravioli and specialty curry dishes. Jule’s is a warm, cozy bistro, with innovative soups and sandwiches, and chef specials daily – their Date Night is a favorite with locals! You’ll find traditional Thai at Sawatdee, so if you love Asian, this is your place!

Recently opened, Biology 701 is the only vegetarian/vegen restaurant in the area – LGBTA-friendly, too! If you’re searching for Italian like Momma used to make, Ciatti’s offers mouth-watering cuisine, featuring exceptional pasta dishes.....and the Happy Hour pizzas are to die for! Anton’s, located on the Sauk River, is an old log roadhouse, known for gigantic popovers, and &UJI is the best in the area for Japanese grill, with talented chefs the main attraction. Star of India serves up authentic Indian dishes, with a terrific luncheon buffet, a must-stop for those wanting to sample a variety of flavors, and Cafe Renaissance, dramatic and appealing, offers up delicious Mediterranean dishes and wood-fired pizzas. For authentic Italian without the trip to Italy, Bello Cucina is | 42 |

your spot! Kay’s in St. Joseph is known for its homemade pies and great home cooking. And if you crave a superb walleye for dinner, &ISHERS in Avon (open May-October) is your spot. Top off your food journey at the 5th Avenue Grille in the Le St-Germain Suite Hotel, a chic, urban culinary delight, with a marvelous daily brunch and exceptional, sinfully-good lunches and dinners.

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The Ace Bar & Grill

%3T'ERMAIN 3T#LOUD 320-251-0232 !DPGs9-i Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s About Quality! An East St. Cloud tradition since 1933. Featuring our famous BBQ ribs and prime rib sandwich. Just over the bridge from the Convention Center.

Bello Cucina

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Biology 701 Restaurant & Lounge

701 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud    !DPGs8-j St. Cloudâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only vegetarian/vegan restaurant! GLBTfriendly. A warm, welcoming place serving great food, including classic American. Rated a 4 Star Restaurant.

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April-October lunch and dinner. Worth the drive out for the scenery alone. Holiday Brunch on Easter, Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day and Fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day.

Bonanza Family Restaurant 7$IVISION3T 3T#LOUD   swww.stcloudbonanza.com s5-k 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 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.

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310 3rd St. N., Waite Park (Behind Crossroads Shopping Center) 320-217-5900 www.famousdaves.com/waitepark !DPGs4-j Once you sink your teeth into our legendary ribs, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see why we are the winner of over 400 national and regional BBQ awards.

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Have you found food often tastes better in the Great Outdoors? Then youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in luck! The St. Cloud area has many eateries where dining al fresco (weather permitting) is available. See our Dining Grid, pages 52-53 for a list of restaurants offering outdoor dining in season and ENJOY!

SEVEN ELEPHANTS COFFEE

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5th Avenue Grille 73T'ERMAIN $OWNTOWN 3T#LOUD (Located in the Le St-Germain Suite Hotel) 320-258-2580 !DPGs9-j Upscale dining at a casual price, including great steaks, perfect cocktails, creative dishes and an exceptional breakfast buffet. Complimentary parking.

Fisherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club 3TRATFORD3T7 !VON    www.fishersclub.com !DPGsMap pg. 93 Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still famous for our walleye after 77 years. Seafood, steaks, and homemade desserts with a decent wine and beer list, bottle club set-ups. Open April-October.


Bello Cucina

Authentic Italian without the trip to Italy!

320-253-4092

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15 East Minnesota Avenue, Suite 101 St. Joseph, Minnesota

320-363-4534

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Fuji Sushi & Steakhouse

148 2nd St. S., Waite Park 320-252-3838 fujisushihibachi.com !DPGs4-k Traditional Japanese cuisine, Hibachi or Teppanyaki style grilling and the best sushi in town. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deliciously entertaining! Lunch specials Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

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Granite City Food & Brewery

(WYANDND3T3 3T#LOUD -. 320-203-9000 www.gcfb.com !DPGt5-k From burgers to our signature entrĂŠe items, our food is a favorite. Our micro-brewed beers are made in the Old World craft tradition.

Green Mill Restaurant

,OCATEDINTHE+ELLY)NNATTH!VE3 $OWNTOWN3T#LOUDs   !DPGs9-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.

Grizzlyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wood Fired Grill

3ND!VE 7AITE0ARK -. !CROSSFROM+OHLS 320-253-4092 !DPGs4-k A local favorite. Wood-Fired Steaks & Burgers, Wood-Roasted Chicken, Hickory Smoked Ribs, Pan Fried Walleye, Signature Salads, Sandwiches, & Pastas. Open daily at 11 a.m.

House of Pizza

TH!VE3 $OWNTOWN3T#LOUD (across from Le St-Germain Suite Hotel) 320-252-9300 (St. Cloud) 1733 Pine Cone Rd., Pine Cone Marketplace, Sartell, MN 320-258-9300 (Sartell) www.houseofpizzamn.com !DBACKCOVER PGCOUPONPG 9-j and 3-e Serving the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite pizza and Italian food since 1964. Full menu delivery including pasta, hot hoagies, salads, wings and of course, our world famous pizza.

Juleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bistro

921 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud 320-252-7125 !DPGs8-j A warm, friendly gathering place with a bit of an urban flair. Specialty pizzas & sandwiches, soups, salads, teas, coffee, beer & wine, baked goods (sweets).

Kayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kitchen

#OLLEGE!VE 3T*OSEPH -. 320-557-0030 www.kayskitchen.us !DPGsMap pg. 93 A local tradition, home cooking since 1972. Over 25 plus pie selections, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Best Breakfastâ&#x20AC;? served all day, lunch and dinner specials. We cater all events!

La Casita

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Legends Bar & Grill

,OCATEDINTHE(OLIDAY)NN3UITES 7$IVISION3TATTH!VE 3T#LOUD 320-253-9000 !DPGs 5-j Home of the famous â&#x20AC;&#x153;Blues Revueâ&#x20AC;? offers GREAT FOOD and FRIENDLY STAFF. Live entertainment Wednesday-Saturday and no cover charge! St. Cloudâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, â&#x20AC;&#x153;LETS GET TOGETHERâ&#x20AC;? Place.

Legends Cafe

,OCATEDINTHE(OLIDAY)NN3UITES 7$IVISION3TATTH!VE 3T#LOUD 320-253-9000 !DPGs5-k Enjoy dining with an American fare. Serving DAILY SPECIALS for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and one of the local favorites, SUNDAY BRUNCH!

MCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dugout Bar and Grill

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Mexican Village

509 W. St. Germain, St. Cloud, MN 320-252-7134 www.mexicanvillagestcloud.com !DPGCOUPONPGs9-j Mexican cuisine at its finest. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll love our extensive menu, reasonable prices, fun atmosphere. Premium margaritas and sizzling fajitas. Reservations accepted for groups or parties.


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Michaelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Austrian & American Restaurant

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Nelson Bros. Restaurant & Bakery

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New York Gyro

5NIVERSITY$R3 3T#LOUDs   WWW.EW9ORK'YROCOMs!DPGt9-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!

Nickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Third Floor at D.B. Searleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

&IFTH!VE3 $OWNTOWN3T#LOUDs   WWWNICKSTHIRDmOORCOMs!DPG t10-e An extraordinary dining experience in a charming historical setting! We use only the freshest ingredients, including grass-fed, free-range beef raised on a farm nearby.

Old Capital Tavern

."ENTON$R 3AUK2APIDSs   www.oldcapitaltavern.coms!DPGt8-f Our goal is simple: deliver amazing craft beer (50 on tap) and outstanding fine dining in a classic tavern setting. Lunch and dinner, Sunday brunch.

Old Chicago Pasta & Pizza

www.granitecountry.com

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Pacific Wok Teriyaki Grill

Now at 2 convenient locations! Pine Cone Marketplace in Sartell (next to Coborns) 320-258-7200 $OWNTOWN3T#LOUD #ORNEROF(WYANDTH!VE   swww.pacificwok.com !DPGCOUPONPGs E J Fast casual Japanese restaurant featuring awesome fire-grilled meats, fresh sushi rolls, and friendly service. Dine-in, take-out, and catering available. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

Pizza Ranch

110 2nd St. S., Waite Park ,OCATEDIN-ARKETPLACE-ALL s   wwwpizzaranch.coms!DPGs4-k Daily endless buffets, delivery, carryout and party room. Areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best broasted chicken, dessert bar, and large fresh salad bar. Families, large groups and teams always welcome!

Rio Grill Brazilian & American Cuisine

RD!VE3 3T#LOUD    www.riogrillstcloudmn.com Fresh food made from scratch â&#x20AC;&#x201C; friendly atmosphere!

Sammyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pizza

7$IVISION3T 7AITE0ARKs4-j 320-252-4540 www.mysammys.coms!DPG Serving the St. Cloud area since 1956. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll love our assorted pizzas, fettuccini, spaghetti and lasagna. Daily lunch buffet. Evening buffet Mon.Thurs.

Sawatdee Thai Restaurant

73T'ERMAIN 3T#LOUDs   WWWsSAWATDEEsCOMs!DPGs8-j â&#x20AC;&#x153;The exquisite blend of subtle spices and rich flavor.â&#x20AC;? Award winning food. Thai It. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll Like It. Visit us on Facebook.

Seven Elephants Coffee

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Star of India

7$IVISION3T 3T#LOUDs   www.starofindiamn.coms!DPGs8-j Tandori specialties, chicken, lamb, beef, seafood and fine Indian Breads. Flavors are varied and exotic. Skilled chefs spice each dish to your taste. Lunch buffet.

Texas Roadhouse

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T.G.I. Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

7$IVISION3T 3T#LOUDs   www.tgifridays.coms!DPGs5-j Located next to Crossroads Center with easy parking for busses and big rigs. 1/2-priced appetizers 4 p.m.-close in the bar everyday! In here itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always FRIDAY!

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White Horse

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Zeppoleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pizza & Pasta

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Seven Elephants Coffee

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

www.granitecountry.com

Crossroads Shopping Center on the west end of town is mall shopping at its best, with over 120 specialty shops and anchors like Scheels, Macy’s, JCPenney, Target and Sears. Downtown showcases Herberger’s and delightful specialty shops like bumbledee’s, Northern Brights, Accents, Marishka’s, and the Antiques Gallery, where you’ll find one-of-a-kind treasures – ownerdesigned purses, jewelry, new and vintage clothing, used furniture, antiques, garden items 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. The Electric Fetus is a fascinating store, full of old records, funky gifts and unusual finds. If it’s Fine Art you love most, the

GYPSY LEA’S

Paramount Gallery is a must-stop for those hoping to discover a distinct, rare piece. Next door is Mind, Body, Spirit, an uncommon shop dedicated to feeding your spiritual side. Gypsy Lea’s (open one weekend a month), is the ultimate in shabby chic furniture and treasures, and DJ Bitzan is your one-stop spot for breathtaking, quality jewelry. Crafts Direct is one of the largest independently-owned craft retail stores in the U.S., and Gruber’s Quilt Shop is a quilter’s dream, with miles of fabrics and quilting accessories. Fairview Gardens welcomes flower-lovers and gardeners to its greenhouses and delightful gift area. On A Lark in St. Joseph, cheery and colorful, is the place to go for the unique, or join the two-wheel-loving, get-out-in-winter crowd at Revolution Cycle and Ski. 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.! | 54 |

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ĂĄccentric

ON A LARK

Shopping

8318 State Hwy. 23 W., St. Cloud (a shoppe of The Grande Depot) 320-257-5500 www.thegrandedepot.com !DPGs1-l A destination exclusively for you, your kitchen, your home, your lifestyle...Shop our extensive selection of culinary tools, gourmet foods, home dĂŠcor, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gifts and more!

Accents

713 W. St. Germain, Ste. 103, St. Cloud 320-266-2861 !DPGs8-j Discover Accentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; historic Downtown location for unique home accessories. Featuring distinctive lamps, mirrors, clocks, vases and wall dĂŠcor to fit every style and budget.

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 EASTOF3T#LOUD s   www.premiumoutlets.com/albertville 3EEPGFORMOREINFORMATIONsMap pg. 96 100 outlets including Adidas, Calvin Klein, Nike, etc. See website for store hours.

Antiques Gallery

619 West Saint Germain St., St. Cloud 320-202-9068 antiques@cloudnet.com www.antiquesgallerysc.com !DPGs8-j 30 years of experience featuring 19th and early 20th century china, glassware, pictures, silver, jewelry, primitives, and furniture. Mon.-Sat. or by chance or appointment.

PARAMOUNT GALLERY & GIFTS

Art & Heritage Place

Located at Saint Benedictâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Monastery (104 Chapel Ln., St. Joseph) 320-363-7100 www.sbm.osb.org !DPGsMap pg. 93 Home to the Haehn Museum with annual historical exhibits highlighting the monasteryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heritage and Whitby Gift Shop featuring handcrafted gifts and periodic gallery shows.

Arts Co-op & Arts Gallery

1-800-264-2940

Radio City Music Mall 619 W. St. Germain Street, St. Cloud (Located across from Herbergerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) 320-252-3242 !DPGs8-j Hours Mon.-Sat. 10-5. A fine art and craft gallery featuring unique hand-crafted gifts and home dĂŠcor by local artisans.

Books Revisited

607 W. St. Germain, Downtown St. Cloud   s!DPGs8-j St. Cloudâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest used book store, featuring 1000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s of rare and out of print books in all subject areas. We do book searches for â&#x20AC;&#x153;out of printâ&#x20AC;? books.

bumbledees

711 W. St. Germain, Downtown St. Cloud   s!DPGs8-j A blend of arts, antiques and the eclectic in a renovated 1880â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s building. Buzz on in for a honey of a deal.

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Clearwater Travel Plaza

Shopping

I-94 & Hwy. 24 (Exit 178) in Clearwater, MN 55320   swww.clearwatertravelplaza.com !DPGsMap pg. 96 Restaurant and bakery. Our â&#x20AC;&#x153;Minnesota Reflectionsâ&#x20AC;? gift and clothing store is a favorite for travelers.

Clear Waters Outfitting Company

0INE3T #LEARWATERs   www.cwoutfitting.com s!DPGseast of 12-r Paddling and outdoor gear supplier.

cork & cask

8318 State Hwy. 23 W., St. Cloud (a shoppe of The Grande Depot)   swww.thegrandedepot.com s!DPGs1-l Carrying a great selection of fine wines, beer and spirits, with an extensive collection of over 400 fine wines from around the world.

Crafts Direct

3UNDIAL$R 7AITE0ARK -.s   www.craftsdirect.coms!DINSIDEBACKCOVERCOUPONPGs3-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

(WYAND$IVISION3T 3T#LOUDs   www.crossroadscenter.com s 4-j Crossroads Center, the largest enclosed shopping center in outstate Minnesota.

D.J. Bitzan Jewelers

www.granitecountry.com

203 Waite Ave. N., St. Cloud !CROSSTHESTREETFROM3CHEELS#ROSSROADS#ENTER s   !DPGs4-j Where Central Minnesota Gets Engaged. Over 700 of the most beautiful hand-selected diamonds, onsite repair facility and Swiss Watch Gallery: Rolex, Raymond Weil, Tissot.

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D&L Taco Gringo

Shopping

800 Nelson Dr., Suite 101, Clearwater   swww.dltacogringo.com !DPGseast 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

73T'ERMAIN3T s   www.stclouddowntown.coms3EEPGs8-j The cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s center for professional services, specialty shops, restaurants, sidewalk cafĂŠs and theaters. A community based non-profit involved in the promotion and vitalization of Downtown St. Cloud.

Electric Fetus

3TH!VE 3T#LOUDs   !DPGs9-j Established in 1968, The Electric Fetus features a wide selection of new and used CDs, DVDs & vinyl, jewelry, posters, clothing, smoking accessories and audio accessories.

Fairview Gardens

1080 35th St. N., Sauk Rapids (East of Hwy. 10 & 15 on Co. Rd. 29)   swww.fairviewgardensmn.com !DPGs9-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.

Gruberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Quilt Shop

Located in Dan Tree Court at 310 4th Ave. N.E., Waite Park, MN   sgrubersquiltshop.com !DPGs5-j â&#x20AC;&#x153;The destination quilt shop for quilters from around the world.â&#x20AC;? A must see and experience! Chosen Top Shop 2001 in American Patchwork and Quilting magazine.

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Munsinger & Clemens Gardens Gift Shop

Shopping

1399 Kilian Blvd., St. Cloud, MN 56301 320-258-0381 www.ci.stcloud.mn.us (link: parks) !DPGs10-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.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;call for hours.

Northern Brights

REVOLUTION CYCLE & SKI

Gypsy Leaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s An Event Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll Never Want to Miss! $IVISION3T 3AUK2APIDSs   www.GypsyLeas.com s!DPGs8-f Open 4 days each month, the 2nd ThursdaySunday. A completely new, beautifully staged store each time. One-of-a-kind Antiques, Vintage and Shabby Chic.

Instyle Eye Wear 7$IVISION3T 7AITE0ARKs   www.insighteyecare.uss!DPGs4-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!

73T'ERMAIN 3T#LOUDs   www.northernbrights.com !DPGs8-j Your place for creativity, inspiration and selfexpression! A genuine boutiqueâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;artful, soulful, unique and eclectic. Featuring artisans work, handbags, accessories, fashions, art vintage and antiques!

Northwoods Candy Emporium

Marishkaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

73T'ERMAIN 3T#LOUDs   www.marishkashoppe.coms!DPGs8-j Set in a wonderfully restored building downtown, Marishkaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is fabulous and fun. Trend-setting clothing, jewelry and accessories. Great antique finds, garden and home decor.

Hwy. 15 and Division St. Crossroads Center, St. Cloud 320-202-7991 Ad pg. 64 We provide hundreds of varieties of classic candies, chocolates, caramels, salt water taffy, and sugar free products.

Mind, Body & Spirit

On A Lark

73T'ERMAIN 3T#LOUDs   www.mindbodyspirit-online.com !DPGs8-j Seekers and shoppers become pleasantly lost or creatively found amidst an eclectic mix of spiritual items and unique gifts. Classes, workshops and intuitive readings.

15 Minnesota St. E., Suite 102, $OWNTOWN3T*OSEPHs   www.giftsonalark.com !DPGsMap pg. 93 An ever-changing selection of one-of-a-kind gifts, jewelry, fashion accessories, stationary and items for the home.

1080 35th St. N.E., Sauk Rapids, MN

www.granitecountry.com

320-229-2281 Greenhouse Nursery Landscaping

Seminars | Unique Gifts Special Events & Workshops

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Best Attractions! Shop us online at www.fairviewgardensmn.com


Village Pharmacy & Gifts

Shopping

108 2nd Ave. S., Sauk Rapids (Across from Cobornâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Superstore)   s!DPGs8-g Fulfilling all your prescription needs. Offering a large gift gallery including: collectibles, religious items, Webkinz, seasonal giftware, cards, home decor, jewelry, wedding & anniversary items.

Antiques, Art Galleries & Collectibles Antiques Gallery

619 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud   santiques@cloudnet.com www.antiquesgallerysc.coms!DPGs 8-j Mon.-Sat. or by chance or appointment.

Arts Co-op & Arts Gallery

Radio City Music Mall 619 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud   s!DPGs8-j ACCENTS

Gruberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Quilt Shop

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Gypsy Leaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s An Event Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll Never Want to Miss!

$IVISION3T 3AUK2APIDSs   www.GypsyLeas.com s!DPGs8-f Something for every mood, room, and decor!

The Paper Collector

26 N. 7th Ave., St. Cloud Across from the Courthouse   spapercollector@cloudnet.com www.papercollectormn.coms!DPGs8-j M-F 9:30-6, Sat. 9:30-4. Custom framer and art gallery. 28 years downtown! Extensive collection of limited edition prints, posters, collectible paper and postcards.

Paramount Gallery

!DPGSs8-j Featuring regional Minnesota artists.

Relax After Shopping THE GRANDE DEPOT

Once Upon A Child

www.granitecountry.com

ND3T3 7AITE0ARKs  s5-j â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kids Stuff with Previous Experience.â&#x20AC;? We buy and sell new and gently used childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s items focusing on quality, safety and value. Open 7 days a week.

The Paper Collector 26 N. 7th Ave., St. Cloud !CROSSFROMTHE#OURTHOUSEs   papercollector@cloudnet.com www.papercollectormn.coms!DPGs8-j M-F 9:30-6, Sat. 9:30-4. Custom framer and art gallery. 28 years downtown! Extensive collection of limited edition prints, posters, collectible paper and postcards.

Revolution Cycle & Ski TH!VE3 3T#LOUDs   www.revolutioncycleandski.com !DPGs6-k St. Cloudâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most knowledgeable bicycle and nordic ski experts, with 25 years experience. We service all makes and models. Locally owned and operated.

Scheels

40 N. Waite Ave., Waite Park #ROSSROADS#ENTER s scheels.coms!DPGs4-j Shop Minnesotaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest selection of top-brand athletic, hunting, fishing, sports gear and apparel. Explore store-within-a-store specialty shops including our Premium Gun Run and Gift Lodge.

Stone Crafters

25940 99th Ave., St. Cloud (Hwy. 23 West)   swww.stonecraftersinc.com !DPGswest of 1-l Discover The World of Granite! Granite items for sale, including our popular granite coasters. Countertops, vanities and more. Showroom.

Village Gifts

2934 W. Division St., St. Cloud (Behind Red Lobster)   s!DPGs5-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.

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Yoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Clinic

RD!VE. 3ARTELL -.s   www.yosclinic.coms!DPGANDs5-d â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve experienced massages all over the world, and the best Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve found is right here in Sartell with Jeremy and Angela of Yoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Clinic!â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Lois B., St. Cloud, MN

Salon Treachaself

619 Radio City Music Mall, Downtown St. Cloud   s!DPGs7-n For over 30 years, the place where downtown gets their hair done. Lively conversation, a friendly atmosphere and professional care make for a delightful experience.

Winery Millner Heritage Vineyard & Winery

32025 MN Hwy. 15, Kimball, MN 55353 (Located 7 miles S. of Kimball or 9 miles N. of $ASSELON-.(WY s   www.MillnerHeritage.com !DPGsMap pg. 98 European Style Winery with the best Vineyard/ Winery Tours in Minnesota. High quality wines from regional grapes. Wine tasting, sales, gift shop, food.


Shopping

BUMBLEDEE’S

711 W. St Germain, St. Cloud

320-257-3387

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1-800-264-2940

Say “Hi” to Geno!


SHOP DOWNTOWN The Soul of St. Cloud The St. Cloud Downtown Council 1010 W. St. Germain, #250, St. Cloud

320-257-8600

www.stclouddowntown.com aroundthecloud.org

Eats like a restaurant Drinks like a bar

Luxurious suites and amenities you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find anywhere else in Central Minnesota. 404 West St. Germain, St. Cloud, MN 56301 320.654.1661 www.lestgermainsuitehotel.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 â&#x20AC;˘ whitehorsemn.com

Pioneer Place

New & Used CDs, DVDs & Vinyl #LOTHINGs*EWELRYs0OSTERS

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

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320-253-0655

320-251-2569

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

St. Cloudâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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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Downtown St. Cloud 811 W. St. Germain St.

320-217-8538

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Wraps, Sandwiches, Pizza

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Signature Salads

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

320.252.7125 www.julesbistro.com The place to eat, drink and be with friends

Thai Restaurant

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Unique Home Decor

320-266-2861

320-202-9068 619 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud (Radio City Music Mall)

Unique handcrafted items by local artists and artisans.

Featuring 20th Century Antiques!

Open Mon.-Sat or by chance or appointment

619 W Saint Germain Street St. Cloud, Minnesota www.antiquesgallerysc.com

713 W. St. Germain, Ste. 103

Downtown, St. Cloud | 63 |

711 W. St Germain, St. Cloud

320-257-3387


SporTS & reCreaTion

DEL TONE-LUTH GUN CLUB

Central Minnesotans know how to have fun all year long. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re welcome to join us on the links, the slopes, or whatever other field of play suits your style. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find a variety of recreational opportunities listed in this section. Baseball

  swwww.stcloudrox.com s 4-i The St. Cloud Rox will begin their second season in the Northwoods League in 2013 after an incredible Inaugural Season! The Rox led the North Division of the league in attendance in 2012 and look to grow on that success in the summer of 2013. The Northwoods League is 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 noteable 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

Home to Alise Post, 2012 London Olympics participant. For boys and girls ages 4 and up. Races sanctioned by the American Bicycle Association (ABA). A National caliber track. Check us out on the web.

Biking

Bowling

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. Cloudâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 Riverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Edge Conventon 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 sMap pg. 93

Revolution Cycle & Ski

160 29th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN 320-251-2453 www.revolutioncycleandski.com !DPGs6-k 0INEVIEW0ARK"-8 mpost 357 St. Cloudâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most knowledgeable bicycle and nordic ski experts, with 25 years experience. We service all makes and models. Locally owned and operated.

BMX Racing

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.

Atwood Recreation Center

3T#LOUD3TATE5NIVERSITYs   The Underground at Atwood Rec Center   s9-k

El Paso Club

200 2nd Ave. N.W. on Cty. Rd. 75, St. Joseph, MN   swww.elpasosportsbar.com Map pg. 93

Southway Bowl

1222 33rd St. S., St. Cloud, MN   swww.southwaybowl.com s 8-o 24 lanes, bumper bowl, corporate parties.

Great River Bowl

208 Second St. S., Sartell, MN 56377   swww.greatriverbowl.coms7-d

Vilo Lanes

310 Sundial Drive, Waite Park, MN   s4-l

Climbing Wall

Pineview Park BMX

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) Track phone 320-230-7820 www. pineviewparkbmx.com s2-j

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Outdoor Endeavors, St. Cloud State University   s9-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.

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The St. Cloud Rox

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 youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for.


Cross-Country Skiing

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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. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 ALSONAMED-INNESOTA"LVD s11-l Novice-expert, skating with single classical track. The trail is across from the Minnesota Correctional Facilityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main entrance. Minnesota State Pass required.

Mississippi River Park

Map pg. 96 Novice, classical. No pass required.

Quarry Park

3EEPAGEs3-m Lighted, also has a skating trail. Park pass required.

Riverside Park

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

Warner Lake

Map pg. 96 Novice-expert, classical only. No pass required.

Wildwood Trail

3T*OSEPHsMap pg. 93 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.

SCSU DIVISION I HOCKEY

geoCaChing

www.granitecountry.com

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.

pineview BMX park

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. (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. | 66 |

Home of 2012 Olympian Alise Post! Directions from East: Take Hwy. 23 to Hwy. 15 and turn right. Cross bridge and turn left at lights. Follow blue signs to track. Directions from South: From I-94, take Hwy. 15 exit N to St. Cloud. Take left (west) onto Division St. Follow onto Co. Rd. 134. Take a right. Take a right onto Old Hwy. 52 and left onto Saukview Dr. Directions from North: Take Hwy. 10 to Hwy. 15 S. and follow to Division St. Take a right (heading west). Follow to Co. Rd. 134 and take a right at Old Hwy. 52. Take a right and then a left onto Saukview Dr. Directions from West: From I-94 take St. Joseph exit (left exit) onto Co. Rd. 75. At third light (Co. Rd. 134) take a left and follow blue signs to track.


Facilities

320-251-BIKE

Bernickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pepsi Arena

National Hockey Center

Hwy. 23

Division St.

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25th Ave. S.

LoCaLLy ownEd!

29th Ave. S.

3T#LOUD3TATE5NIVERSITYs   www.stcloudstate.edu/campusrec s9-k A multi-purpose facility which offers fitness opportunities including aquatics and intramural sports. Call for more information.

33rd Ave. S.

Halenbeck Hall

XC Ski

Headquarters

www.revolutioncycleandski.com

3T#LOUD3TATE5NIVERSITY#AMPUSs&OURTH!VE3 320-308-3325 (events, tickets, etc.) www.stcloudstate.edu/campusrec s9-k Two olympic-size ice sheets with a main seating capacity of 6,000 for exciting WCHA action.

Bikes for Everyone!

St. Cloud State University Sports Facilities/Campus Recreation

St. Cloud State University 720 4th Ave. S., Halenbeck Hall Office 102 St. Cloud, MN 56301s   www.stcloudstate.edu/campusrec s9-k St. Cloud State University offers some of the finest sports and recreation facilities in the upper midwest. Public rental of the sports facilities is available.

SporTS & reCreaTion

(2453) 160 29th Ave. S., St. Cloud Located on 29th Ave. S., Behind Tenvoorde Ford

ST3T3 3ARTELL -.s  s3-k Open skating, skate rental. Call for hours.

Sports Arena East

  s9-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 6ETERANS0UBLIC'OLF#OURSE  swww.stcloudmac.com s3-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

.ORTHWAY$R 3T#LOUD -.s  s7-g Three indoor regulation basketball courts, five volleyball courts and ninth-of-amile suspended walking track with adjunct fitness room.

Fall colors

Central Minnesotaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s University, the Great River Road and a float on the beautiful Mississippi River.

Fall Sporting Events

Cheer on the NCAA Division I St. Cloud State University Huskies at Husky Stadium (320-308-2137) or the NCAA Division III powerhouse St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s University Johnnies at Clemens Stadium (320-363-2595). Fall also is the season for exciting womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s volleyball action at St. Cloud State University (320-3083102) and the College of Saint Benedict (320-363-5301). Call for schedules and game times.

1-800-264-2940 KAYAKING AT CLEAR WATERS OUTFITTING

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RIVERSIDE RESORT

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www.granitecountry.com

RUGBY TOURNAMENT

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Frisbee Disc Golf Becker City Park

"ECKER -.sHOLECHAMPIONSHIPCOURSE Map pg. 96

Benton Beach

3T#LOUD -.sHOLESsMap pg. 96

Calvary Hill

Cooper Ave. and Traverse Rd., St. Cloud, MN HOLEGOLDCOURSEs7-l

Hidden Lake

3T!UGUSTA -.sHOLESs9-r

Mayhew Creek Park

2974 Mayhew Lk. Rd. N.E., Sauk Rapids, MN HOLESs11-d

North Park

!LBANY -.sHOLESsMap pg. 93

Northside Park

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Millstream Park

3T*OSEPH -.sHOLESsMap pg. 93

Mississippi River Park

3T3TEPHEN -.sHOLESsMap pg. 96

Morning Star Park

%DEN6ALLEY -.sHOLESsMap pg. 98

Pine Ridge Disc Golf

Royalton, MN (Located at fields adjacent to Royalton High School baseball fields) HOLESsMap pg. 96

Pleasantview/Clearwater Regional Park !NNANDALE -.sHOLESsMap pg. 98

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Riverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Edge Park

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Riverside Park

1725 SE Kilian Blvd., St. Cloud, MN HOLESs10-k

The Clearwater Course

#LEARWATER -.sHOLESsMap pg. 96

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. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a list of just some of the area links:

Albany Golf Club

500 Church Ave., P.O. Box 338 !LBANY -.s   www.albanygc.com s Map pg. 93

Angushire Golf Course

224 Waite Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN 56301 320-251-9619 www.angushiregolf.com s 4-k

Blackberry Ridge Golf Club

3125 Clubhouse Rd., Sartell, MN 56377 320-257-4653 www.blackberryridgegolf.com !DPGs4-a

Boulder Ridge Golf Club

Located on Co. Rd. 74 in St. Cloud, MN 56301   s4-n Close to area hotels.

City View Golf Course

15055 Hummingbird Ln., Cold Spring, MN 56320   sMap pg. 100


Eagle Trace Golf & Event Center

GreyStone Golf Club

5 miles north of I-94 on Hwy. 71 in Sauk Centre, MN   swww.greystonegc.net Map pg. 93

Kimball Golf Club

15 min. S. of St. Cloud on Hwy. 15 www.kimballgolfclub.comsMap pg. 98 One of the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most beautiful courses.

Koronis Hills Golf Club

3TATE(WYs0/"OX Paynesville, MN 56362   s    www.koronishillsgolf.com #OUPONPGsMap pg. 100 Beautiful 18 hole course. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worth the trip to see the 17th hole.

Lynx National Golf Course

40204 Primrose Ln., Sauk Centre, MN 56378 320-352-0242 www.lynxnationalgolf.com sMap pg. 93 18-hole golf course.

Oak Hill Golf Course

Nine miles north of junction East Hwy. 23 and (WYs   www.oakhillgolfclub.com snorth of 7-a

Pebble Creek Golf Course

14000 Club House Drive, Becker, MN MI%OF3T#LOUDON(WY s   www.pebblecreekgolf.comsMap pg. 96

Pine Ridge Golf Club

Located on Pinecone Rd. in Sartell, MN   swww.theridgesgolf.com !DPGs3-b Scenic 9-hole course.

Rich Spring Golf Club

17467 Fairway Circle, Cold Spring, MN 56320 320-685-8810 www.richspringgolf.com s Map pg. 100

River Oaks Golf Course

Wapicada Golf Club

MILES%OF3T#LOUDON(WYs   www.wapicada.com east of 12-h

Whispering Pines 18-hole Golf Course

Annandale, MN (1/4 mile N. of Hwy. 55 on Cty. Rd. 6 or 2 miles S. of Hwy. 24 on Cty. Rd. 6) 320-274-8721 www.whisperingpinesgolf.com Map pg. 98 18 hole championship course. 23 mi. S. of St. Cloud.

Golf: Indoor Golf Source

500 Sundial Dr., Waite Park, MN 56387   swww.golfsource.us s 4-k

Hiking

El Rancho MaĂąana Campground, Riding Stable & Recreational Area

27302 Ranch Rd., Richmond, MN 56368 Call for reservations 320-597-2740 www.camperm.com #AMPGROUNDSPGGRIDPG!DPG Map pg. 100

Horseback Riding

El Rancho MaĂąana Campground, Riding Stable & Recreational Area

27302 Ranch Rd., Richmond, MN 56368 Call for reservations 320-597-2740 www.camperm.com #AMPGROUNDSPG'RIDPG!DPG Map pg. 100 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, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s true, Minnesotans actually do enjoy ice fishing. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll know this is the case the next time youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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

Southbrook Golf Club

Clearwater Travel Plaza Trail Run

St. Cloud Country Club

0/"OXs-ORRISON!VE3 !NNANDALE -.s   www.southbrookgolf.comsMap pg. 98 18-hole championship course.

Territory Golf Club

480 55th Ave. S.E., St. Cloud, MN 56304   swww.territorygc.coms11-a

Veterans Golf Course

5001 Eighth St. N., St. Cloud, MN   swww.stcloudmac.coms3-i Par 3, nine holes, open to the public.

Warner Lake County Park 320-252-7291 Map pg. 96

Collegeville & Saint Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s University Nature Trail

Park near the church at Saint Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s University, Collegeville, MN Information/tours 320-363-3163 www.csbsju.edu/arboretum sMap pg. 93 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.

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Beebe Lake Regional Park

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Big Birch Lake Campground Beach

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Clearwater/Pleasant Regional Park

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1-800-264-2940

P.O. Box 1064, St. Cloud, MN, -ONTROSEAND'REENOCK2OADs   www.stcloudcountryclub.com ssouth of 9-o

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.

23742 County Road 2, Cold Spring, MN 320-685-4138 www.riveroaksgc.net sMap pg. 100 Eighteen holes.

SwiMMing BeaCheS

SporTS & reCreaTion

1100 Main St., Clearwater, MN 55320   swww.eagletracegolf.com !DPGsMap pg. 96 Scenic 18-hole course with driving range, 3 practice greens, 2 heated swimming pools, pool-side bar and grill. Groups welcome.


Lake WobegonÂŽ Regional Trail

FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES

SporTS & reCreaTion

320-293-9364 www.lakewobegontrails.comsMap pg. 93 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.uss3EEPGs3-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

%OF#TY2DOFFRD3Ts9-p Connected to Fire Station #5. Public restroom within the fire station.

Riverside Park

2IVERSIDE$R3% 3T#LOUD -.s10-k Cross-country skiing and ice skating in the winter. Spring and summer recreational opportunities: splash park, tennis courts, playground, disc golf course.

Saint Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Abbey & University Nature Trail

Lake Wobegon Trail 320-293-9364 www.lakewobegontrails.com sMap pg. 93 62 miles long through the heart of Central Minnesota.

St. Cloudâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Historic District Walking Tour Downtown St. Cloud St. Cloud Convention and 6ISITORS"UREAUs   3T#LOUD$OWNTOWN#OUNCILs   3EEPGs8-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.granitecountry.com

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 56301 320-251-0940 www.summerlandfunpark.com !DPGCOUPONPGseast of 12-i St. Cloudâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most unique theme park. New 18-hole Championship Adventure Mini Golf.

Organizations

Mississippi River Partners www.MississippiPartners.org Ad pg. 67 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

0INE3T #LEARWATER -.s   www.cwoutfitting.com s!DPAGEsMap pg. 96 Central Minnesotaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premier paddling and outdoor gear supplier! Rentals, river trips, kayak fishing, and sales from a historic location on the Mississippi River.

Parks & Trails

For information see Parks Grid on page 72.

Beaver Islands Trail

See Jogging & Walking section for more information Three miles along the Mississippi River.

Bend in the River Regional Park

Located 1.4 mi. S. of Rice on River Rd. #O2D sMap pg. 96 289 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 56345   sMap pg. 96 A scenic 3.7 mi. hiking/cross-country skiing trail that follows along the Platte River to Rice Lake through tall grass prairies. Great wildlife observation and photography!

Heritage Park

  s5-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

TH3T3 3T#LOUD -.s   3EEPGs8-j Newly renovated scenic urban lake setting. Paved walking paths, fishing piers, canoe & paddle boat rental. Spectacular granite fountain.

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Call Saint Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Arboretum at 320-363-3163 www.csbsju.edu/arboretum sMap pg. 93 12 miles of trail through prairie, forests, and wetlands. Trails east side of Lake Sagatagan. Prairie and wetlands boardwalk. Visitor parking near Abbey church. No pets.

Sand Prairie Wildlife Management & Environmental Education Area

Off Hwy. 10 and Minnesota Blvd., St. Cloud, MN   s12-l 700 acres of prairies, wetlands and woodlands. Hiking, birding, and cross-country skiing. Observation deck.

Seberger Park

ND3T. 3T#LOUD -.s  s7-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 TOHEADQUARTERSs   www.fws.gov/midwest/sherburne sMap pg. 96 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 www.stcloudskatepark.coms5-k

Pools

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

Autumn Ridge Splash Pad Water Park

0ARK6IEW,N.% 3AUK2APIDS -.s11-e 1-8 p.m. Free.

Bob Cross Park Wading Pool

ST3T3ANDTH!VE3 3AUK2APIDS -.s9-f 1-8 p.m. Free. Lifeguard on duty.

Celebration Park

#ELEBRATION#IR 3ARTELL -.s2-b Wading pool. Noon-7 p.m. Free. Lifeguard on duty.


Centennial

1725 Centennial Dr., St. Cloud, MN Wading pool s7-i

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Lake George Municipal Complex at Eastman Park

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Pantown

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Rivers Edge Park

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Riverside

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Rotary

1507 Goettens Way, St. Cloud, MN Wading pools6-l

St. Cloud Park

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Seberger

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Southside

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Spalt Park

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Watab Creek South Park

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Westwood

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Seasonal Farms

A variety of area farms offer berry picking, apple orchards, pumpkins and squash for visitors to â&#x20AC;&#x153;harvestâ&#x20AC;? 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   swww.aandgproduce.com Map pg. 93

A Mazeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;n Farmyard

3-1/2 mi. W. of Eden Valley, MN, on Hwy. 55   swww.amazenfarmyard.com !DPGsMap pg. 98 Children can see and touch about 50 different farm animals. There is also a 19,000 sq. ft. maze, giant slide and gift shop. Fun for all! 15517 Fruit Farm Rd., St. Joseph, MN 320-356-7609 www.collegevilleorchardsmn.com sMap pg. 93

Earthberry Farm

+IMBALL -.s  sMap pg. 98

Earthway Farms

15832 Co. Rd. 7, South Haven, MN   sMap pg. 98 Tours by appointment only.

FairHaven Farm

313835 51st Ave., South Haven, MN 320-236-7685 www.fairhaven-farm.com sMap pg. 98

#LEAR,AKE -.s   www.graysonsberryland.com sMap pg. 96

Hidden Cove Orchard

27524 Hidden Cove Rd., Cold Spring, MN   sMap pg. 100

J.Q Fruit Farm

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K-Line Pumpkin Ranch

15545 35th Ave., South Haven, MN   sMap pg. 98

Nelson Farm

,ITCHlELD -.s   www.nelsonfarm.com ssouth of Map pg. 98

Produce Acres

25704 Co. Rd. 50, Cold Spring, MN 56320 320-685-3257 www.produceacres.com sMap pg. 100

Rum River Orchard

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Sleepy Hollow Farms

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Tallaksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tree & Trout Farm

Saint City Skate Park

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Skiing/Snowtubing Eagle Mountain Snow Tubing & Cross Country Skiing

33861 Breezy Dr., Burtrum, MN 56318 (13 mi. N of Freeport), 40 miles NW of St. Cloud 320-573-2222 www.eaglemountainge.com sMap pg. 93 Looking for winter fun? Tubing down the slopes of 1,462 ft. Eagle Mountain or cross-country skiing through the surrounding hills and dales invigorates body and soul.

Powder Ridge Winter Recreation Area

15015 93rd Ave., Kimball, MN 55353 .ORTHOF+IMBALLON(WY s   www.powderridge.com sMap pg. 98 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.

Revolution Cycle & Ski

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TH!VE3 3T#LOUD -.s   www.revolutioncycleandski.coms!DPGs6-k St. Cloudâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most knowledgeable bicycle and nordic ski experts, with 25 years experience. We service all makes and models. Locally owned and operated.

Windmill Orchard

Snowmobiling

"ECKER -.s  sMap pg. 96

Whitcomb Home Floral Greenhouse & Nursery

22286 Cty. Rd. 40, Albany, MN   sMap pg. 93

Skating Skatinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Place

3OUTHWAY$RIVE 3T#LOUD -.s   www.saintcloudskatinplace.com s8-o Hit the roller rink for fun all year long.

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Snowmobiles have forever changed the winter landscapeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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

1-800-264-2940

Collegeville Orchards

Graysonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Berryland


enjoy the outdoors

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parks City Parks EASTMAN 425 E. Lk Blvd., St. Cloud

HERITAGE 225-33rd Ave. S, St. Cloud RIVERSIDE 1725 SE Kilian Blvd., St. Cloud WHITNEY MEMORIAL 1525 Northway Dr., St. Cloud WILSON 625 NE Riverside Dr., St. Cloud LIONS (North) 1st St. S., Sauk Rapids MAYHEW CREEK PARK Mayhew Lake Rd., Sauk Rapids SAUK RAPIDS MUNICIPAL River Ave. N, Sauk Rapids SAUK RAPIDS ATHLETIC COMPLEX 40 10th Ave. S, Sauk Rapids COMMUNITY PARK 13th Ave. N, Waite Park RIVERS EDGE PARK 10th Ave. N, Waite Park LIONS PARK Co. Rd. 137 & Dublin Dr., Waite Park

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SHERBURNE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE 763-389-3323 www.fws.gov/midwest/sherburne 17076 293rd Avenue, Zimmerman, MN 55398

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Signature Golf Hole #11!

320-558-4653

1100 Main St., Clearwater, MN 55320 Fantastic 18-hole championship course located along the Mississippi River. Practice facility, 2 heated swimming pools, meeting rooms, bar & grill. Groups welcome. Make your Tee-Time at: www.eagletracegolf.com

7 MILES SOUTH OF ST. CLOUD! EXCEPTIONAL NORDIC SKI TRAILS

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Newly Remodeled!

Located 30 miles west of St. Cloud on Hwy. 23.

Located on Pinecone Rd. in Sartell, MN

SCENIC 9-HOLE COURSES WITH DRIVING RANGES AND BEAUTIFUL INDOOR TAVERNS.

Tubing Located just 18 miles north of 3T#LOUDON(WYs   www.tworiverscampground.net !DPGsnorth of 7-a Featuring one of Minnesotaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finest inner tube float trips!

Water Trails

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

Winter Sports

Stay warm each winter with exciting intercollegiate sports at area colleges and universities. There are plenty of teams to cheer on: menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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basketball teams at St. Cloud State University, St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s University and the College of Saint Benedict, as well as fast-paced hockey action at the National Hockey Center at SCSU with the nationally-ranked NCAA Division I Huskies. Call for schedules: SCSU: 320-308-2137; SJU: 320-363-2595; CSB: 320-3635301.

YMCA St. Cloud Area Family YMCA 1530 Northway Drive, St. Cloud, MN 56303   swww.scymca.orgs 7-h Daily passes offered. Fitness center, pool, gymnasium activities, racquetball, New Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Gym Play Center and much more. Check us out! Hours: Mon.-Fri. 5:15 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat. 6 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

1-800-264-2940

Two Rivers Campground & Tubing

Red map grid-St. Cloud Map: north of 7-a Blue text-Directs you to various Heart of Minnesota maps in back of guide: Map pg. 93

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

Coupon may be used Mon.-Fri. and weekends after 3 p.m. Offer good through 2013 season.

Del-Tone/Luth Gun Club

Map & Page Reference

Sartellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spectacular, newest 18-hole facility. Pro shop, bar & grill, driving range, lessons, banquet facility. PGA professional on staff. Weddings, parties, meetings and receptions. Memberships available. Come experience the beauty and challenge of Blackberry Ridge!

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Trap Range 3322 12th St. SE, St. Cloud (near airport) 320-251-9873 www.del-tone-luth.com s12-g Open all year. Largest in upper Midwest. Offers trap, skeet, sporting clays, rifle and pistol ranges, archery range. Campgrounds available.

320-257-GOLF

3125 Clubhouse Rd., Sartell, MN 56377

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SporTS & reCreaTion

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Moving To The area

TRICK OR TREAT?

MUNSINGER & CLEMENS GARDENS

Welcome to Central Minnesota!

www.granitecountry.com

The area offers many family-friendly neighborhoods, low crime, a businessfriendly region high-quality health care offerings, and, just simply a superb place to live, work and raise a family. For more information about moving here or relocating your business to this area, contact the St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce, 320-251-2940 or St. Cloud Economic Development, 320-650-3111.

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Moving To The area PROUD OF OUR SAFE CITY

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.

Central Minnesota’s Home Loan Source

A Safe Community

St. Cloud’s Oldest Name In Banking

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.

Downtown:

Childcare

Financial Liberty Savings Bank, FSB

Westwood Area:

111 7th Ave. S., St. Cloud

5801 Ridgewood Rd., St. Cloud

252-2841 Waite Park:

252-1500 Southside:

818 2nd St. S., Waite Park

3299 Roosevelt Rd., St. Cloud

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258-5444

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5801 Ridgewood Rd., St. Cloud, MN s3-is320-252-1500 818 2nd St. S., Waite Park s3-ks320-258-3256 111 7th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN s8-js320-252-2841 3299 Roosevelt Rd., St. Cloud, MN s9-ns320-258-5444 www.libertysavings.comsAd this pg. 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.

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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: 320251-5081. Kidstop: 320-252-7616.


Moving & Storage

FAMILIES WELCOME!

Red’s Transfer and Storage

Moving To The area

619 Lincoln Ave. N.E., St. Cloud 320-251-2833 1-800-825-2833 www.redstransfer.coms9-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.

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.

Map & Page Reference Red map grid-St. Cloud Map: north of 7-a Blue text-Directs you to various Heart of Minnesota maps in back of guide: Map pg. 93

Top 10 Things To Do

www.granitecountry.com

Top 10 ThingS To Do in CenTral MinneSoTa

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Enjoy a walk along the scenic Mississippi River.

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Stroll through Clemens Gardens and

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Shop Crossroads, mid-Minnesota’s largest enclosed shopping center.

Munsinger Gardens.

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Ski the lighted trails at Quarry Park.

Check out the “gadgets” at the Stearns

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Play a round of frisbee golf at Riverside Park or one of our other area frisbee golf courses.

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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.

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!

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10. Walk, hike or bike the Lake Wobegon Regional Trail.

Watch the St. Cloud Rox play great baseball.

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our Senior CoMMuniTy The experience of maturing is rapidly evolving, forcing us to rethink what it means to “grow old.” We are ignoring the stigma attached to “senior citizen” and making active decisions regarding the way we spend our retirement years. Many of us are going back to school, starting businesses, even training for triathlons. We are redefining our place in society by taking control of how we live, work and play. Here are some opportunities available for adults age 55+ in the St. Cloud community. UÊ 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. UÊ St. Cloud Area Greeters a volunteer organization devoted to welcome convention attendees and greet at various tourism related events. UÊ RSVP, the Retired and 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! UÊÊ 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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ST. CLOUD TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL DANCE LINE

www.granitecountry.com

ST. JOHN’S PREP

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

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Elementary/High Schools

COLLEGE OF ST. BENEDICT

Cathedral High School

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Catholic Community Schools

Catholic Community Schools Administration 320-257-2139 catholiccommunityschools.org

Holdingford Public Schools District #738

(OLDINGFORD -.s   www.edline.net/pages/Holdingford_Public_Schools sMap pg. 93

Rocori School District #750

534 N. 5th Ave., Cold Spring   swww.rocori.k12.mn.uss!DTHISPGsMap pg. 100 ROCORIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s highly regarded public school system features strong academic and activity opportunities. Rockville, Cold Spring, and Richmond Elementary sites support a 6-12 Secondary program.

St. Cloud Area School District #742

  swww.isd742.orgsinfo@isd742.orgs!DPG Our mission is to prepare all learners, in partnership with their families and the community, to live and contribute within a changing and diverse world.

St. Cloud Christian School

RD!VE.%s  swww.stcloudchristian.org s8-h An independent, non-denominational Christian day school. Offering collegepreparatory instruction for kindergarten through grade 12. Limited class sizes incorporating prayer and biblical principles throughout the day.

Saint Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Prep School

2280 Watertower Road, Collegeville (Sharing the campus with St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 5NIVERSITY s  s    www.sjprep.nets!DPGsMap pg. 93 Saint Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Prep is a Catholic/Benedictine, co-educational, day and boarding, International Baccalaureate, college preparatory school offering grades 6-12, with boarding beginning in 9th grade.

CSB/SJU

1-800-264-2940

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ST. CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY

Minnesota School of Business

ST. CLOUD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

1201 2nd St. S., Waite Park   s   s3-k Minnesota School of Business prepares students for rewarding careers in business, health science, technology, legal science and creative media.

St. Cloud State University

www.granitecountry.com

720 4th Ave. S., St. Cloud 320-308-2244 www.stcloudstate.edu/scsu4u !DPGs9-k St. Cloud State University offers more than 16,500 undergraduate and graduate students nearly 200 degree programs, many of them accredited by national and international organizations.

St. Cloud Technical & Community College 1540 Northway Dr., St. Cloud    s  s7-h

Sartell-St. Stephen School District #748

Universities

Offering over 100 education options. Short-term certificates, one or two-year diplomas, two-year Associate of Applied Science degrees, and certificates of advanced specialization are available.

  swww.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.

College of Saint Benedict 10 minutes west of St. Cloud (just off Hwy. 75, St. Joseph) 320-363-5407 !DPGsMap pg. 93

Saint Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s University

Sauk Rapids-Rice Public School District #47

College of Saint Benedict is a private, nationally recognized Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts college for women, joined in a unique partnership with Saint Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s University.

Saint Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.

1833 N.E. Osauka Rd., Sauk Rapids   swww.isd47.org

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ST. CLOUD HOSPITAL

MeDiCal CentraCare Clinic River Campus: 1200 6th Ave. N., St. Cloud 320-252-5131 Heartland: 1520 Whitney Court, St. Cloud 320-251-1775 Women & Children: 1900 CentraCare Circle, St. Cloud OB/GYN 320-654-3630 Pediatrics 320-654-3610

www.granitecountry.com

St. Cloud has emerged as a major regional health care center.

Health Plaza: 1900 CentraCare Circle, St. Cloud   s8-h

Insight Eye Care

7$IVISION3T 7AITE0ARKs   www.insighteyecare.uss!DPGs4-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

TH3T. 3TE 3T#LOUDs   www.midsota.coms!DPGs5-h Setting a standard of excellence in the cosmetic and reconstructive industry. Our physicians are all board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

More than 340 physicians at the St. Cloud Hospital provide state-ofthe-art services in specialty areas such as cardiac surgery, neonatal intensive care and oncology. HMOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and several associated clinics also offer high quality, extensive care to area residents. For more information, call: St. Cloud Hospital 320-251-2700; Veterans Affairs Medical Center 320-252-1670; Physician Referral Service 320-2528550 (non-profit).

ST. CLOUD HOSPITAL BIRTHING CENTER

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St. Cloud Hospital

MeDiCal

1406 6th Ave. N., St. Cloud, MN 56303 320-251-2700 www.centracare.coms!DTHISPGs8-h St. Cloud Hospital, part of CentraCare Health System, provides a complete continuum of health care services to nearly 700,000 people throughout a 12-county area of Central Minnesota.

St. Cloud Orthopedic Associates, LTD

1901 Connecticut Ave. S., Sartell 320-259-4100 www.stcloudorthopedics.com !DPGs7-h Specializing in the treatment of bone and joint injuries or diseases since 1955. Providing general and specialized orthopedic care for both children and adults.

St. Cloud Surgical Center

STILLPOINTE NATURAL HEALTH

1526 Northway Drive, St. Cloud   s    www.stcsurgicalcenter.com !DPGs7-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.

excellence in health care and compassionate service to Central Minnesota Veterans. Locations in St. Cloud, Brainerd, Montevideo, and Alexandria.

St. Cloud VA Health Care System

StillPointe Natural Health Center

4801 Veterans Dr., St. Cloud, MN 56303 General information: 320-252-1670 or 800-247-1739 Apply for enrollment: 320-255-6340 www.stcloud.va.gov !DPGs4-i St. Cloud VA Health Care System delivers

1090 2nd St. S., Ste. D, Sartell, MN 56377 320-203-8266 www.StillPointe.nets!DPGs3-f Offering chiropractic, massage, acupuncture, nutrition and weight management. With locations downtown St. Cloud and Sartell, we will help YOU find natural strategies for YOUR total wellness.

The Good Shepherd Community

TH!VE. 3AUK2APIDSs   TH!VE3% "ECKERs   www.GoodShepherdCampus.org !DPGs7-f Personal Care With the Comforts of Home! Senior apartments, assisted living, ACE rehab, nursing home, memory care, home care.

Yoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Clinic

RD!VE. 3ARTELL -.s   www.yosclinic.coms!DPGANDs5-d The ultimate in health services and relaxation.

1-800-264-2940

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FREEDOM FLIGHT

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CROSSROADS SHOPPING CENTER FOOD COURT

BuSineSS & organizaTionS Stone Crafters

25940 99th Ave., St. Cloud (Hwy. 23 West)   swww.stonecraftersinc.com !DPGswest of 1-l Discover The World of Granite! Showroom.

Economic Development St. Cloud Economic Development

Area Employers Bernickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Beverages & Vending s3-k

3UNDIAL$R 7AITE0ARKs   www.bernicks.com A fourth-generation family-owned business established in 1916 that provides full service beverage, vending and food service solutions. Please visit our website for more information.

www.granitecountry.com

Cold Spring Granite

17482 Granite West Rd., Cold Spring, MN 56320   swww.coldspringgranite.com !DPGsMap pg. 100 Founded in 1898 and one of the largest producers of natural stone and bronze product solutions for the commercial, memorialization, landscaping and residential markets.

GNP Company

0/"OX 3T#LOUDs   www.gnpcompany.coms!DPGs4-k GNP Company is a family-owned provider of premium chicken products to retail, deli and foodservice customers throughout the Midwest and other parts of the country.

St. Cloud VA Health Care System

4801 Veterans Dr., St. Cloud, MN 56303 General information: 320-252-1670 or 800-247-1739 Human Resources: 320-255-6301 www.stcloud.va.govs!DPAGEs4-i Our employees are rewarded with meaningful work, competitive salaries, generous benefits (including leave accrual, mobility, and educational assistance), and opportunities for advancement.

400 2nd St. S., St. Cloud, MN 56301   swww.ci.stcloud.mn.us !DPGs9-j Creating opportunities for business success by providing resources for existing and new businesses, including site location assistance, area demographics, workforce development, and business expansion financing programs.

Organizations Alexandria Hotel & Hospitality, Convention & Visitors Bureau

P.O. Box 1207, 610 Fillmore St., Suite 2 Alexandria, MN 56308   s  !,%8 Map pg. 93 With hundreds of lakes, the Central Lakes Bike Trail, golf courses, winery and specialty shopping... Alexandria offers a comfortable place to relax all year round.

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

Paynesville Area Chamber of Commerce

115 Augusta Ave., Paynesville, MN 56362 (Located 90 miles N.W. of Mpls. on Hwy. 55 or 30 miles west of St. Cloud on Hwy. 23)   s   www.paynesvillearea.com !DPGsMap pg. 100 A favorite for fishing, boating, swimming, golf, unique local trails, hiking, biking, snowmobiling and cross-

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country skiing. Excellent business climate, schools, churches and civic organizations.

PFLAG

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

St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce

110 S. 6th Ave., St. Cloud, MN 320-251-2940, ext 100 www.StCloudAreaChamber.coms9-j The St. Cloud Area Chamber strives to create, protect and enhance a healthy business environment for our members. Area map and referrals to area businesses.

The St. Cloud Downtown Council

1010 W. St. Germain, #250, St. Cloud   swww.stclouddowntown.com 3EEPGSs8-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 56378   s  3!5+ Map pg. 93 Boyhood home tours of Nobel Prize Winner Sinclair Lewis, then visit his Original â&#x20AC;&#x153;Main Street.â&#x20AC;? Sauk Centre features Lake Wobegon Trail, Fishing/ Canoing on Sauk Lake and Ghost tours. Unique shopping, dining and lodging.


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ST. CLOUD AIRPORT

viSiTor ServiCeS

Riverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Edge Convention Center

St. Cloud and the surrounding area attract visitors from all over the region, state, nation and world. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 320-2514170 or 1-800-264-2940 or by logging on at www.granitecountry.com

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St. Cloud Rest Area and Travel Information Center Highway 10

10 4th Ave. S., St. Cloud   s   StCloudRiversEdgeConventionCenter.com !DPGs8-i

Transportation

Car Rental

No visitors guide would be complete without the declaration: â&#x20AC;&#x153;All roads lead to St. Cloud.â&#x20AC;? In this case, all roads, railroad tracks and flight patterns lead to St. Cloud. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;s a list of transportation services provided in the area.

Enterprise-St. Cloud

Amtrak

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Hertz Rent A Car

555 E. St. Germain St., St. Cloud, MN 56304 1-800-872-7245 www.amtrak.coms9-i

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

320-229-0409 www.hertz.coms10-c

Call for arrival and departure times.

Convention Services & Facilities

2600 7th St. N., St. Cloud   s   www.caretransportation.coms6-j

St. Cloud State Welcome Center

P.O. Box 6215, St. Cloud, MN 56302 320-253-4050

TH!VE3 3T#LOUDs  s9-j The Welcome Center at Coborn Plaza is a wonderful example of a public/private partnership.

A&N Convention Services

D.B. Searleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s TH3TH!VE 3T#LOUDs   www.dbsearles.com !DPGs10-e

Map & Page Reference

Unique charm of 1886 construction. Located near Riverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Edge Convention Center. For groups of 10100 people.

Red map grid-St. Cloud Map: north of 7-a

Eagle Trace Golf & Event Center

Blue text-Directs you to various Heart of Minnesota maps in back of guide: Map pg. 93

1100 Main St., Clearwater, MN 55320 320-558-4653 www.eagletracegolf.com !DPGsMap pg. 96 Weddings, Anniversaries, Special Events, Birthday & Holiday Parties, and Business Meetings. Three private meeting rooms for 200 plus.

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Care Cab

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   s   www.executiveexpress.bizs8-o Providing daily shuttle service up to 10 times a day in the St. Cloud area and to the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.

Jefferson Bus Lines Located at the Metro Bus Transit Center 510 1st St. S., St. Cloud   s3CHEDULEFAREINFO www.jeffersonlines.coms9-e Intercity bus service to and from St. Cloud.


Metro Bus Information

viSiTor ServiCeS

Transit Center located on the corner of 1st St. and 5th Ave. S. in downtown St. Cloud   2)$%  swww.ridemetrobus.coms!DTHISPGs9-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 %ASTSIDEOF3T#LOUDAT(WYAND,INCOLN!VE s ,).+    www.CatchTheLink.com s!DPGs9-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 (4 miles east of Downtown St. Cloud on Del Tone Road) !IRPORT!DMINISTRATIONAT  swww.stcloudairport.com Ad this pg.s10-c Allegiant Airlines now offers direct air service for both business and leisure travelers, with additional carriers planned for the future. Recently upgraded terminal, free parking, convenient.

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Tourism Explore Minnesota Tourism

100 Metro Square, 121 7th Place E., St. Paul, MN 55101   4/52)3-  swww.exploreminnesota.com

St. Cloud Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

525 Hwy. 10 S., Ste. 1, St. Cloud, MN 56304   s   swww.granitecountry.coms10-j

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Faith & Fellowship Historic St. Cloud Itinerary

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Riverside Resort Interdenominational Outdoor Service

21026 Hwy. 22, Richmond, MN 56368 (20 mi. W. of St. Cloud) 320-597-2473 www.riversideresort-rabbit.com Worship: Sun. 10 a.m. (June 23-mid August)

BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN CHURCH

Saint Benedictâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Monastery Sacred Heart Chapel

104 Chapel Ln., St. Joseph, MN 56374 320-363-7100 www.sbm.osb.orgs-APPG Masses: Mon.-Thurs. 5 p.m., Sat. 11:30 a.m., Sun. 10:30 a.m.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church

Hope Covenant Church

4310 Cty. Rd. 137, St. Cloud, MN 56301 320-251-8356 www.bethlehemlutheran.org/visitorss4-l Please call or visit website for worship times.

336 4th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN 56301 320-257-HOPE (4673) www.hopecovenant.orgs 9-j Worship Celebration: Sun. 10:00 a.m. Sunday School for all: 9:00 a.m. Child and Youth Programs: Wednesday evenings.

Church of Christ of St. Cloud 2950 Co. Rd. 136, St. Cloud, MN 56301 320-251-4094/291-PRAY www.stcloudchurchofchrist.orgs5-n Sunday School: 9 a.m. Worship: Sun. 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. (No 5 p.m. worship 2nd Sun.) Wednesday Bible Study: 7 p.m.

Messiah Lutheran Church 320 4th Ave. N., Sartell, MN 56377 320-252-5883 www.imperfectpeopleonly.coms4-b Worship: 9 a.m. Educational Hour: 10:20 a.m.

Abbey Road/Sister Act Itinerary

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St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Benedictine Abbey. St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 112â&#x20AC;&#x201C;ft-high, 100-ft.wide bell tower greets guests as they enter the church. Hill Museum and Manuscript Library. St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s University, Collegeville. 320-363-3514. Home to the contemporary handwritten and illuminated St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pottery, too! www.hmml.org Stella Maris Chapel on Lake Sagatagun. St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s University, Collegeville. Hike the wooded, rustic trail out to the enchanting stone chapel, which can be seen across the lake from the Abbey. Art and Heritage Place. St. Benedictâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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

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St. Benedictâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. Benedicta Arts Center. St. Joseph. 320-363-5777. National, regional and local evening hours, Performing www.csbsju.edu/finearts/

College of St. Benedict, Main Gallery, Gallery Lounge art exhibits. Call for day and Arts tickets and schedule.

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Sartell City Hall District #748 320-253-2171 320-656-3701 www.sartellmn.com www.sartell.k12.mn.us

Bernicks Pepsi Arena 320-240-9233

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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. Third Street Brewhouse at Cold Spring Brewery. 219 North Red River Ave. 320-685-8686. It’s all about the beer! Take a guided tour of the state-of-the-art brewhouse, sample craft beer and check out the retail store! Cold Spring Brewery is the largest brewery in the state of Minnesota. It is also the #1 energy drink and specialty drink producer in the country. Founded in 1857, Cold Spring Brewery survived the prohibition years by producing “near beer” and soda. Grasshopper Chapel. Highway 23 West to Cold Spring. Church of St. Boniface. Watch for the sign that marks a left-hand turn. 320-685-3280. 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. Hooper’s Yak Ranch. 15813 Christmas Tree Road. 320-6854489. Appointments only. Tour the largest yak ranch in the Eastern half of North America. For more information: www.yak-man.com | 102 |

The Pillar Inn. 419 Main St. 320-685-3828. Drive by this grand old Cold Spring home which is now a B & B. Tours available by appointment. Minimal fee. The Cold Spring Granite Company. The Cold Spring Granite Company 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.


Day TripS

SINCLAIR LEWIS BOYHOOD HOME, SAUK CENTRE

In a day from St. Cloud, you can enjoy scenic forests and pristine lakes to the north, or head south to a major urban center. This section highlights some of these options. Also see Attractions on page 10.

Albertville Premium Outlets

I-94 at Cty. Rd. 19, Eastbound Exit 201/ Westbound Exit 202 For more information call 763-497-1911 www.premiumoutlets.com sMap pg. 96 Approximately 30 minutes east of St. Cloud. Over 100 upscale outlets. Everyday savings of 25% to 65%.

Antique Shops

Contact Convention and Visitors Bureau,   s3EEPG Central Minnesota is dotted with quaint, unusual antique shops. Happy hunting!

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Art and Heritage Place

Saint Benedictâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Monastery For more information, call 320-363-7100 www.sbm.osb.org !DPGsMap pg. 93 This lovely space includes a museum, gallery and gift shop featuring the history of and handmade gifts by the Sisters of the Order of Saint Benedict.

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

Near Little Falls (about 25 minutes north of 3T#LOUD s3TATE0ARK  OR House 320-616-5421 www.dnr.state.mn.ussMap pg. 96 Scenic state park along the Mississippi River and the site of the boyhood home (1906) of aviator and inventor Charles A. Lindbergh, which includes the Lindbergh House and Visitor Center. Open MayOctober. Call for more details. CHARLES A. LINDBERGH BOYHOOD HOME, LITTLE FALLS

Clear Waters Outfitting Company

0INE3T #LEARWATERs   www.cwoutfitting.com !DPGseast of 12-r

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Spend a day out on the â&#x20AC;&#x153;wild and scenicâ&#x20AC;? Mississippi River. Short and long trips available.

Cokato Museum

175 W. 4th St., P.O. Box 686 #OKATO -. s   www.cokato.mn.us/cmhs/ south of Map pg. 98 Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find lots of local Scandinavian history here.

Third Street Brewhouse

219 N. Red River Ave., Cold Spring, MN 56320   s&AX   www.thirdstreetbrewhouse.com Ad pg. 15sMap pg. 100

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   sMap pg. 96 With over 2,000 beautiful acres of prairie, pines and hardwoods, the park also includes the historic townsite of Old Crow Wing.

El Rancho MaĂąana Campground, Riding Stable & Recreational Area 27302 Ranch Rd., Richmond, MN 56368 Call for reservations 320-597-2740 www.camperm.com #AMPGROUNDSPGGRIDPG !DPGsMap pg. 100 Drive out for a picnic, hiking or horseback riding.


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.

Day TripS

walking TrailS

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Hoopersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Yak Ranch

15813 Christmas Tree Rd., Cold Spring, MN 56320   s#ELL   www.yak-man.com s yak-man@yak-man.com !DPGsMap pg. 100 Call to schedule a Yakmobile tour of the yak ranch. Learn about these amazing creatures, view Tibetan artifacts, and purchase frozen low cholesterol yak meat.

Minnesota Pioneer Park

725 Pioneer Park Trail (Hwy. 55 E.) !NNANDALE -.s   www.pioneerpark.org pioneerp@lakedalelink.net !DPGsMap pg. 98 Step back into daily pioneer life of the 1800s! Memorial weekend-early October. Winter office hours vary, call or email. Gate admission.

Minnesota Zoo

  sMap pg. 96 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.

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.

Lake WobegonÂŽ Regional Trail

Sinclair Lewis Boyhood Home

Lake Maria State Park

3TEARNS#OUNTY0ARKS$EPTs   www.lakewobegontrails.com !DPGs Map pg. 93 This unique trail as well as its name, Lake WobegonÂŽ, is a part of Central Minnesotaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goodnatured, fun-loving history. Hiking, biking, roller blading & snowmobiling.

345 Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN   s   www.mnhs.org

Minnesota Military Museum

15000 Hwy 115, Little Falls, MN 56345 Located just inside Camp Ripley ( 7 miles north of Little Falls or 40 minutes north of St. Cloud on State Hwy. 371 and 115.) 320-616-6050 www.mnmilitarymuseum.org Map pg. 96 Hear the stories and view the artifacts of Minnesotans who served and sacrificed, from our nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s earliest years to the present.

Sinclair Lewis Interpretive Center & Museum/ Sinclair Lewis Boyhood Home

3AUK#ENTRE -.s   www.saukcentrechamber.com sMap pg. 93 This center offers exhibits and slide presentations on novelist Lewis, author of such books as Main Street, and Nobel Prize winner for literature. Admission is free.

The Spirituality Center

Saint Benedictâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Monastery For more information, call 320-363-7112 www.sbm.osb.orgsMap pg. 93 Nurture your spirit at the Spirituality Center. Private or group retreats and hermitage cabin in beautiful central Minnesota. Spiritual direction and other programs.

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BEND IN THE RIVER REGIONAL PARK 3 miles unpaved EASTMAN PARK 1.2 miles paved HERITAGE PARK ÂŁĂ&#x160;Â&#x201C;Â&#x2C6;Â?iĂ&#x160;EĂ&#x160;Ă&#x201C;°xĂ&#x160;Â&#x201C;Â&#x2C6;Â?iĂ&#x192;Ă&#x160;ÂŤ>Ă&#x203A;i`Ă&#x160;EĂ&#x160;Â&#x201C;Â&#x2C6;Ă?i` LAKE KORONIS RECREATIONAL TRAIL *>Ă&#x17E;Â&#x2DC;iĂ&#x192;Ă&#x203A;Â&#x2C6;Â?Â?iĂ&#x160;UĂ&#x160;{Ă&#x160;Â&#x201C;Â&#x2C6;Â?iĂ&#x192;Ă&#x160;ÂŤ>Ă&#x203A;i` LAKE WOBEGON 62 miles paved PRAIRIE AND WOODS TRAIL ST. BENEDICTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S MONASTERY 2 miles unpaved QUARRY PARK 4 miles unpaved SAND PRAIRIE WILDLIFE AREA 1.6 miles unpaved ST. JOHNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S UNIVERSITY TRAILS Varied lengths WARNER LAKE 2.5 miles unpaved WETLANDS TRAIL ST. JOHNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S UNIVERSITY 1.5 miles unpaved WHITNEY MEMORIAL PARK ÂŁĂ&#x160;Â&#x201C;Â&#x2C6;Â?iĂ&#x160;EĂ&#x160;£°xĂ&#x160;Â&#x201C;Â&#x2C6;Â?iĂ&#x192;Ă&#x160;ÂŤ>Ă&#x203A;i`

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Minnesota Historical Society/ Minnesota History Center

Call the Sauk Centre Chamber of Commerce (320-352-5201) for directions, prices, ANDOTHERINFORMATIONsMap pg. 93 Home of Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first winner of the Nobel Prize for literature and restored to the turn-of-the-century period when Lewis lived here.

BEAVER ISLANDS TRAIL 2.5 miles paved


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