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A tradition for over 25 years.

An institution in Central Minnesota for over a quarter century, Ciatti’s serves up a host of Italian-inspired dishes – pastas, sandwiches, soups, salads and entrees – all prepared from scratch. We invite you to share in our recipe for a good life –

Free Appetizer when you purchase 2 entrees and 2 beverages at regular price. Not valid with any other discount or coupon. No photocopies. Valid thru 12/31/14.

good friends, good food and a splash of wine. Mixed well and served with care. Enjoy!

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2635 West Division St Saint Cloud 320-257-7900 CiattisRistorante.com

RISTORANTE 2635 West Division Street • Saint Cloud • 320-257-7900 • CiattisRistorante.com


St. Cloud’s Hottest Location

We’re on the border

to everywhere!

320-259-0877

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

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Welcome to Granite Country USA!

Mayor Dave Kleis and St. Cloud CVB’s Julie Lunning at Central Perk 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.

8 Welcome to St. Cloud 10 attractions 22 area events 28 arts & entertainment 34 accommodations 44 dining 56 shopping 69 Sports & Recreation 80 moving to the area 84 education 88 medical 92 business & organizations 94 visitor services 96 Faith & Fellowship 98 the heart of minnesota 108 day trips 110 coupons 111 map

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 320-251-4170 • 1-800-264-2940 • Fax: 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 ..............................................Melissa Billig ST. CLOUD & CENTRAL LAKES AREA VISITORS GUIDE COPYRIGHT© 2014. 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.

Published by: Think Tourism usa, inc. Sauk Rapids Industrial Park, P.O. Box 1733 St. Cloud, MN 56302 320-281-5118 • Fax: 320-281-5119 info@thinktourismusa.com • www.thinktourismusa.com President........................................................ Gary Webber Editor & Publisher..........................................Pat Webber Design/Production......................................Trace Design Tracy Zwilling & Cathy Hennen Cover Design........................................ Thelen Advertising Advertising Sales....................................... Gary Webber Proof Tracking............................................. Penny Goetz Cover Photographer: Paul Middlestaedt Guide Photography: Gary Webber (Think Tourism USA), Bill Jones, and Neil Anderson unless otherwise noted

For up-to-the minute area events go to aroundthecloud.org Greater St. Cloud’s Arts & Events Click & Go Guide


Welcome To St. Cloud

Historically speaking...

Kayaking on the Mississippi River

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

Apollo High School Hurdler


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!

High Low Spring 70 50 Summer 78 59 Fall

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Winter 28 12

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

Top: Granite City Days Parade Left: Summertime by George

St. Cloud

Mpls/ St. Paul

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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Attractions

Summerland

see it 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 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 Museum &

Manuscript Library at St. John’s University features a remarkable display of The St. John’s Bible – and be sure to tour the spectacular St. John’s Abbey Church nearby, as well!

lands. If it’s adventure you crave, rent a

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 wet-

Out of town, families will love the en-

canoe or kayak at Clear Waters Outfitting Co. and paddle the mighty Mississippi River, one of our area’s star attractions.

chanting Hemker Park & Zoo, intriguing A Maze ‘N Farmyard and fascinating Minnesota Pioneer Park. And last, but certainly not least, DO take time to sample our local grapes and brews at Glacial Ridge Winery, Millner Heritage Winery, Whispering Oaks Winery and taps at the Third Street Brewhouse.

Munsinger Gardens

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. 98 10

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Historic Walking Tours

Museums/Galleries Art and Heritage Place

Saint Benedict’s Monastery • For more information call 320-363-7100 www.sbm.osb.org • Ad pg. 13 • Map pg. 98 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.

St. Cloud, Minnesota • stearns-museum.org

Atwood Gallery

Find yourself in history!

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

Benedicta Arts Center

Main Gallery, Gallery Lounge, College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph 320-363-5777 • www.csbsju.edu/finearts • Map pg. 98 Benedicta Arts Gallery hours: Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. noon-9 p.m. Call for exhibition details.

Benton County Historical Society

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

Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site

1620 Lindbergh Dr. S., Little Falls, MN 320-616-5421 • www.mnhs.org/lindbergh • Map pg. 104 Tour the famous aviator’s home complete with original furnishings and artifacts. See exhibits in the visitor center. Shop the selection of Lindbergh and flight merchandise.

The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum

2151 S. Lindbergh Dr., Little Falls, MN 320-632-4007 • www.morrisoncountyhistory.org • Map pg. 104 Self-guided tours, research services, county history, and more. Open year round.

Mississippi River

From agriculture and the environment, to the granite industry and the Pan Car, to modern Stearns County­—centuries of history are on display. Unique traveling and temporary exhibits are displayed regularly. Be entertained and informed at the Stearns History Museum.

Find yourself immersed in history... Exhibits | Museum Store | Research Center Children’s Room | Programs & Events

Open Daily! 235 S. 33rd Ave. St. Cloud, MN 320-253-8424 stearns-museum.org

Smithsonian Affiliations

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Attractions

See pg. 13 • www.ci.stcloud.mn.us/Planning/Downtown.aspx Three different, self-guided walking tours of over 40 historic St. Cloud sites. Download or checkout tours at the St. Cloud Planning and Zoning office at City Hall.


Attractions

Traveling with your dog?

Your Pet’s Fitness Is Our Business!

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

Beaver Island Trail 9-l Just south of St. Cloud State University

Off-leash dog parks:

Daylight hours only. Fee for off-leash permit can be left in drop boxes at parks. Riverside Dr. N.E. and 6th St. N.E. Fenced dog park located right on the Mississippi River. Includes dog beach, shade trees and picnic tables.

Sand Prairie Wildlife Area 12-l

Jaycees Dog Park 5-i

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

Need a pet-friendly hotel?

Cold Spring • 320-685-3237 Paynesville • 320-243-4392

www.cssjpvets.com

320-363-4908

After hours emergency call 320-258-3481 2935 2nd St. S., St. Cloud

320-252-0277

Whitney Park 7-g

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

Quarry Park 3-m

(1722 Minnesota Street)

Wilson Park 8-i

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

Paved 3 miles through woods along the Mississippi River.

St. Joseph • 320-363-7756

3700 12th Street North Fenced dog park which includes shade trees and picnic tables. See Accommodations Grid pg. 42.

www.granitecitypet.com Where Every Pet Is Special To Us!

Mon./Wed. 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Tues., Thurs. & Fri. 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 7 a.m.-1 p.m.

Vaccinations for Cats & Dogs Exotics • Pet Grooming • Boarding Skin Care • Dental • Orthopedics TPLO Procedure • Ultrasounds Routine Spays & Neuters Laser Surgery • Digital X-Ray Order Medications Online Jeffery Nelson, DVM • Randi Abelleria, DVM Deanna Quade, DVM | AAHA Affiliated

Christie House Museum

Long Prairie, MN • 320-732-2514 Map pg. 98 (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

175 W. 4th St., P.O. Box 686 Cokato, MN • 320-286-2427 www.cokato.mn.us/cmhs/ • Map pg. 106 You’ll find lots of local Scandinavian history here. Tues.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sat. 8:30a.m.3 p.m.; Closed Sundays and Mondays and major holidays.

The HILL Museum & Manuscript Library (HmmL)

31802 Cty. Rd. 159, Collegeville, MN 320-363-3514 • www.hmml.org Ad pg. 99 • Map pg. 98 HMML is sponsored by Saint John’s Abbey and University, and is home to The Saint John’s Bible, a handwritten, illuminated Bible. See ad for hours.

Kiehle Visual Arts Center

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

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Minnesota Baseball Hall of Fame Museum Rivers Edge Convention Center

Attractions

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

Minnesota Fishing Museum 304 W. Broadway, Little Falls, MN • 320-616-2011 mnfm@mnfishingmuseum.com • www.mnfishingmuseum.com • Map pg. 104 Over 10,000 sq. ft. of antique fishing artifacts.

Minnesota Military Museum Located at Camp Ripley 15000 Hwy. 115, Little Falls, MN 320-616-6050 • www.mnmilitarymuseum.org • Map pg. 104 Minnesota military memorabilia.

Norlien Fine Art 20171 Lake Maria Rd., Clearwater, MN 763-767-9276 • www.norlienfineart.com • Map pg. 104 Kim Norlien’s “The Sanctuary” Art & Gift gallery is located minutes from the I-94/ Clearwater exit. Open the first Friday, Saturday and Sunday of each month, May through December.

Paramount Theatre 913 W. St. Germain, Downtown St. Cloud, MN • 320-259-5463 www.paramountarts.org • Ad pg. 31 • 8-j A renovated historic theatre, programming theatre performances and visual arts classes and events.

Sherburne History Center 10775 27th Ave. S.E., Becker, MN 763-261-4433 • 763-262-4433 www.sherburnehistorycenter.org • Map pg. 104

Granite Countertops Vanities Furniture and more!

Stop in and see our showroom! LocallyOwned

Hwy. 23 W, St. Cloud • 320-251-4111 www.stonecraftersinc.com

Preserving St. Cloud History tours Explore historic St. Cloud on your own schedule and at your own pace...it is an inexpensive, convenient and interesting way to discover the history and culture of St. Cloud while uncovering fascinating stories of those who were here before us. Choose from five interactive tours offering over 60+ stops. Available tours include Barden Park, Highbanks, Pantown, Downtown and Riverwalk. At each stop you will hear from property and business owners presenting interesting facts and images about the historic and architectural elements of the historic site. Several options are available for viewing the “Preserving St. Cloud” History Tours: visitors can view them on the city’s website at www.ci.stcloud.mn.us or on YouTube. They can also be downloaded to a personal mp3 player via the internet through iTunes. Otherwise, tours are available for checkout in the St. Cloud Planning and Zoning office at St. Cloud City Hall (320-255-7218.) 1-800-264-2940

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Stearns History Museum

Attractions

235 S. 33rd Ave., St. Cloud, MN • 320-253-8424 www.stearns-museum.org Ad pg. 11; coupon pg. 110 • 5-k Find yourself immersed in history. From agriculture and the environment, to the granite industry and the Pan Car, to modern Stearns County—centuries of history are on display in an 8,000 sq. ft. gallery.

Noted Attractions

AirMaxx Trampoline Park

3900 Roosevelt Rd., Ste. 120, St. Cloud, MN 320-281-5599 www.airmaxxtrampolinepark.com • 9-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, including our AirZone inflatable area.

A Maze’n Farmyard

3-1/2 mi. W. of Eden Valley on Hwy. 55 320-453-6901 • www.amazenfarmyard.com Ad pg. 107 • Map pg. 106 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!

Charles A. Lindbergh State Park

Millner Heritage Winery

Little Falls, MN (Located one and a half miles south of Highway 27 just outside Little Falls, a 25-minute drive from St. Cloud) • 320-616-2525 www.dnr.state.mn.us • See Day Trips page 108 for more information • Map pg. 104 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

Stearns History Museum

1515 Riverside Dr. S.E., St. Cloud, MN (off Kilian Blvd.) • 1-800-264-2940 Gift Shop 320-258-0381 • See pg. 16 • 9-k www.munsingerclemens.com Open sunrise-sunset. On the Mississippi River. Gift Shop.

Crafts Direct

620 Sundial Dr., Waite Park, MN 320-654-0907 • www.craftsdirect.com Ad inside back cover; coupon pg. 110 • 3-l Crafts Direct features a large selection in yarn and fabrics, beads, fine arts, scrapbooking, rubber stamping, gifts, floral, a great seasonal section and much more!

Downtown St. Cloud is “Always On”

www.stclouddowntown.com • See pg. 66 & 67 • 8-j Music, art, dining, yoga, spas, cocktails, theatres, hotels, shopping, library. Experience the vibrant nightlife and rich cultural heritage of St. Cloud’s downtown.

El Rancho Mañana Campground, Riding Stable & Recreational Area

27302 Ranch Rd., Richmond, MN Call for reservations 320-597-2740 www.camperm.com • Campgrounds pg. 36; grid pg. 41; Ad pg. 103 Map pg. 101

Fairview Gardens

1080 35th St. N., Sauk Rapids, MN (East of Hwy. 10 & 15 on Co. Rd. 29) • 320-229-2281 www.fairviewgardensmn.com • Ad pg. 60 • 9-d Huge greenhouse and nursery, home and holiday decor, seasonal displays, unique gifts, special events and workshops. For hours and special events, call or check website.

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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!

quarry park

Truly a local treasure, Quarry Park and Nature Preserve (formerly known as “Hundred Acres Quarry”) is the largest park in the Stearns County Parks System. The 643-acre park is a fascinating look at the early granite industry in the Central Lakes area, and it is a haven for those who love the outdoors. Natural features include scenic woodlands, open prairie, wetlands, and unquarried bedrock areas, with many trails winding throughout the park. Plant life includes everything from

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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!


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

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


Attractions

Fountain at Clemens Gardens

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

The Grande Depot

8318 State Hwy. 23 W., St. Cloud, MN 320-257-5500 • www.thegrandedepot.com Ad pg. 4 & 5 • 1-l Our historical 1912 Depot is a “Grande” find within St. Cloud offering two upscale retail choices for discerning consumers; áccentric and cork & cask.

Granite Country USA

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

Grasshopper Chapel

Highway 23 west to Cold Spring (Chapel Hill Rd.) Church of St. Boniface, Cold Spring 320-685-3653 Map pg. 101 Chapel represents the miracle of an 1877, April snowstorm that halted an impending grasshopper plague. Shrine, Stations of the Cross and Chapel open everyday, all day.

Gruber’s Quilt Shop

Located in Dan Tree Court at 310 4th Ave. N.E., Waite Park, MN 320-259-4360 • grubersquiltshop.com Ad pg. 58 • 5-j “The destination quilt shop for quilters from around the world.” A must see and experience!

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

115 Division St., Sauk Rapids, MN 320-251-4019 www.GypsyLeas.com • Ad pg. 59 • 8-f Open 4 days each month, the 2nd Thursday-Sunday. A completely new, beautifully staged store each time. One-of-a-kind Antiques, Vintage and Shabby Chic.

Hemker Park & Zoo

26715 Co. Rd. 39, Freeport, MN (I-94 exit 140) 1 mi. N. of Downtown Freeport 320-836-2426 www.hemkerzoo.com Ad pg. 99 • Map pg. 98 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.

Little Falls

606 S.E. 1st St., Little Falls, MN 320-616-4959 www.lfcvb@charter.net Ad pg. 105 • Map pg. 104 Where the Mississippi River pauses. Boyhood home of aviator Charles Lindbergh. Guided history tours, museums and great dining – it’s all right here!

Minnesota Quilters, Inc.

1203 5th St. S.E., Minneapolis, MN 612-910-7127 www.mnquilt.org/mq2014 • Ad pg. 25 June Quilt Extravaganza at River’s Edge! Hundreds of quilts on display from antique to thoroughly modern. Classes and lectures with national teachers and shopping at over 90 vendors.

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

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

Quarry Park

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

River’s Edge Convention Center

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

Saint Benedict’s Monastery

104 Chapel Lane, St. Joseph • 320-363-7100 www.sbm.osb.org • Ad pg. 13 • Map pg. 98 Home to Benedictine Sisters for more than 150 years. Beautiful chapel, museum, gift shop, grotto and more. Information in chapel, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

St. Cloud Public Library

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

Saint John’s Benedictine Abbey Church

Saint John’s Abbey and University, Collegeville 320-363-2011 • www.sja.osb.org • Map pg. 98 Designed by renowned architect Marcel Breuer, this gorgeous church serves as the centerpiece for the Saint John’s University campus. Open daily, 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Free.

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

31802 Cty. Rd. 159, Collegeville, MN 320-363-3514 or 320-363-3351 www.saintjohnsbible.org • Ad pg. 99 Map pg. 98 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

40 N. Waite Ave., Waite Park, MN (Crossroads Center) 320.252.9494 • scheels.com • Ad pg. 3 • 4-j Minnesota’s Largest All Sports Store.

Stearns County Courthouse

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

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granite, granite, everywhere Once known as the “Nitty Gritty Granite City”, St. Cloud used this headline for a 1921 advertising campaign. When granite deposits were found along area rivers and in land nearby, the granite industry began to develop. Granite was everywhere and even today, as you drive through St. Cloud and Central Minnesota, you’ll find buildings, houses, churches, monuments and public artwork made of granite of all kinds. One of the largest granite companies in the world is in nearby Cold Spring, and the Minnesota Correctional Facility was built on the site of the first granite quarry in St. Cloud. At one time the area claimed 19 granite companies, and the granite industry provided thousands of jobs throughout the mid-1800s to present day.

Granite Country Attractions: 235 33rd Ave. S., St. Cloud • 5-g

Collegeville • Map pg. 98

County Rd. 137, Waite Park • 1-i

Hwy. 23, Cold Spring • Map pg. 101

725 Courthouse Square, St. Cloud • 9-e 25 8th Ave. N., St. Cloud • 9-e

418 Main St., Cold Spring • Map pg. 101

1901 Cooper Ave. N., St. Cloud • 8-h

205 Broadway St. E., Rockville • Map pg. 101

2305 Minnesota Blvd. S.E., St. Cloud • west of 12-g

209 E Broadway St., Rockville • Map pg. 101


River Trips & Rentals

Clear Waters Outfitting Company

Attractions

100 Pine St., Clearwater, MN • 320-558-8123 www.cwoutfitting.com • Ad pg. 13 • east of 12-r Central Minnesota’s premier paddling and outdoor gear supplier! Rentals, river trips, kayak fishing, and sales from a historic location on the Mississippi River.

Wineries

Glacial Ridge Winery

15455 Old Mill Rd., Spicer, MN 320-796-9463 • www.glacialridgewinery.com Ad pg. 107 • Map pg. 101 (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

Lake Wobegon Trail

Summerland

Third Street Brewhouse

2 miles east on Hwy. 23, St. Cloud, MN 320-251-0940 • www.summerlandfunpark.com Ad pg. 15; coupon pg. 110 • east of 12-h

219 N. Red River Ave., Cold Spring, MN 320-685-3690 www.thirdstreetbrewhouse.com Ad pg. 15 • Map pg. 101

St. Cloud’s most unique theme park. Jr. & Kiddie Karts/Boats • Indy Karts • Go-Karts • Mini Golf Giant water slide and more • group rates. 18-hole Championship Mini Golf.

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

32025 MN Hwy. 15, Kimball, MN (Located 7 miles S. of Kimball or 9 miles N. of Dassel on MN Hwy. 15) 320-398-2081 • www.MillnerHeritage.com Ad pg. 107 • Map pg. 106 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!

Whispering Oaks Winery

33578 Co. Rd. 30, Melrose, MN 320-256-7118 • Map pg. 98 www.whisperingoakswinerymn.com Family operated, making wines from grapes grown in its own front yard­—the Black Oak Vineyard.

Discover Historic St. Cloud Day One: 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

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Historic Stearns County Courthouse. 725 Courthouse Square, Downtown St. Cloud. Downtown Council 320-2578600. 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.


lake george

The Lake George restoration project was a joint effort between the St. Cloud Rotary Club, St. Cloud Technical College students and state and county agencies. Originally a swamp that drained to the Mississippi River, over the last 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, paddleboards and canoes was completed. Recent additions, funded extensively by the St. Cloud Rotary Club, included 28,000 square feet of paved walkways, new seating and lighting, a delightful wooden trellis, and a showpiece Bonestroo-designed granite fountain and plaza space. Adjacent to Lake George is a small pond with swan house, a new splash pad, public restroom, playground area, 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 sponsored by the Rotary Club of St. Cloud, with Rotarians volunteering over 1500 hours over the course of 12 weeks. Whatever the season, don’t miss this spectacular St. Cloud attraction!

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Winter Nights & Lights Parade

do it All of our seasons are filled with celebration and fun for the whole family! Summer brings Granite City Days with a grand parade, huge Lemonade Arts Fair and symphony concert, plus an airport fly-in and a spectacular fireworks display, which is one of the largest in out-state Minnesota.There’s also a St. Joseph Fourth of July Parade, Joetown Rocks and the St. Joseph Parish Festival, true home-town

expressions of patriotism and local pride. Like your parades cool and sparkling? Then you don’t want to miss the Winter Nights and Lights Parade held in early December, which is capped off with the arrival of Santa to town. For those who love sports and recreation, The Earth Day Half Marathon in April is a big-time event, with runners from all over the region taking part. The Sartell Duathlon in June holds its own, as run-

ners 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. This year will be the 100th Anniversary of the Benton County Fair, with the best a county fair has to offer – 4 H displays, food vendors, a midway and great allAmerican fun! Held a couple of weekends later is the St. Cloud Antique Auto Club Car Show – all you classic auto lovers take note! And then there are our festivals – Millstream Arts, Joe Town Rocks, St. Mary’s Block Party, Rapid River Days, Waite Park Family Fun Fest, Mississippi Music Festival, special events at the Glacial Ridge and Millner Heritage Wineries, and Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Festival at El Rancho Mañana – all highlighting the exceptional quality of life in Central Minnesota. Be sure to check out aroundthecloud.org for our up-to-date area events!

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January January 3 | Moonlight Ski

Area Events

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 10-12 Quilting & Scrapbooking Weekend

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

January 10-12 & 17-19 | Great Theatre Presents “The Wizard of Oz”

Esher Auditorium College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph www.scbsju.edu/fine-arts Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion, and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy’s imagination.

January 11 Harper’s Chord with Adam Hammer & Dave Cofell

Paramount Theatre, St. Cloud 320-259-5463 • www.paramountarts.org 7:30 p.m. The progressive folk, blues and “black and blues” duo has been voted Best Original Music in the St. Cloud Times’ annual Best of Central Minnesota readers’ poll three straight years in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

January 12 | Wedding Expo

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

January 18 | St. Cloud Craft Beer Tour

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

Pridefest January 18 Dance Stages Through The Ages

Paramount Theatre, St. Cloud 320-259-5463 www.paramountarts.org This show will flashback and reminisce those oldies but goodies, and take you to your childhood and beyond.

January 19 | Cold Spring Maennerchor

Paramount Theatre, St. Cloud 320-259-5463 www.paramountarts.org The third and final concert of the 2013-2014 Local Roots Series concerts highlights a wonderful chorus unique to our area and reflective of our Central Minnesota heritage.

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

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

January 26 7th Annual Sons of Norway Barnelopet Riverside Park, St. Cloud www.co.stearns.mn.us This is a children’s Nordic Fun Ski Event.

January 31 | Split Knuckle Theatre Presents “Endurance”

Gorecki Family Theater College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph www.scbsju.edu/fine-arts Trapped in Antartica with no hope of rescue, the great British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton kept 27 men alive for two years in the most inhospitable climate on earth.

January 31-February 9 To Kill A Mockingbird

Liberty Block Party

Paramount Theatre, St. Cloud 320-259-5463 www.paramountarts.org See what real courage is. One of the most beloved and beautifully compassionate stories ever written, Harper Lee’s moving tale of life in rural Alabama during the Depression is filled with heartache and joy, conflict and conciliation.

February February 7-9 | Sportsmen’s Show

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

February 7-9 & 15-16 | Great Theatre Presents “The Cat in the Hat”

Stephen B. Humphrey Theater St. John’s University, Collegeville www.scbsju.edu/fine-arts Leave it to the Cat in the Hat! Everyone’s favorite feline in the red and white hat turns a rainy afternoon upside down with is madcap mischief and wacky adventures.

February 8 | Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio

Gorecki Family Theater College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph www.scbsju.edu/fine-arts Groove with this living legend in the intimate cabaret setting of the Gorecki Family Theater for an evening you won’t soon forget.

February 13-16 | Pleasureland Camp & Travel Expo

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

February 14 An Evening with Roz Chast

Gorecki Family Theater College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph www.scbsju.edu/fine-arts Staff cartoonist for The New Yorker, Roz Chast is a brilliant interpreter of the everyday. Her cartoons depict neuroses, hilarity, angst and domesticity. More than 1,000 of them have been printed in the magazine since 1978.

February 14 | GL Berg Big River Show Series presents “Mary Mack with Tim Harmston”

Cathedral High School Performing Arts Center, St. Cloud • www.glbergpresents.com 8 p.m. Valentine Comedy Show. Mary Mack’s endearing, slightly quirky stage presence and musical surprises make her popular with a wide range of people. With her mandolin in hand and off-kilter stories of life as a former polka band leader, music teacher, and all-around confused individual, Mary delivers a one-of-a-kind performance that is sure to make you laugh.

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February 23 | The Minnesota Orchestra

Sartell Summerfest

Area Events

Esher Auditorium College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph www.scbsju.edu/fine-arts Under the direction of Music Director Osmo Vänskä since 2003, the Minnesota Orchestra has enjoyed significant critical praise for its performances throughout the world.

February 23 | Sopranorama

Paramount Theatre, St. Cloud 320-259-5463 www.paramountarts.org Accompanied by pianist and accordionist, Dan Chouinard, three of the Twin Cities’ most outstanding sopranos-–Janis Hardy, Maria Jette and Molly Sue McDonald–present a program ranging from classical to pop to opera to Broadway. Come and see why this trio of women has sold out shows in the cities for 10 straight years.

February 25-27 Central MN Farm Show

Woofstock

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

March March 1 Central MN Wellness Expo

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

March 2 | Youth Chorale of Central Minnesota with Jearlyn Steele

Paramount Theatre, St. Cloud 320-259-5463 www.paramountarts.org Join YCCM in welcoming Jearlyn Steele back to Central Minnesota in this lively concert filled with diverse choral music. Ms. Steele will perform her own set of rousing gospel songs that have made her a legend. A wonderful Sunday afternoon for all ages!

February 14 | The Love Show

February 20-23 | Boat Show

Few storytellers can take you from the brink of tears to a belly laugh as adeptly and delightfully as Kevin Kling can.

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

February 15 | Beyond Ballroom Dance

February 21-22 | Night of the Stars

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

Paramount Theatre, St. Cloud 320-259-5463 • www.paramountarts.org If you like Dancing with the Stars, you’ll love Beyond Ballroom Dance Company!

February 16 | Minnesota Center Chorale: Let’s Go To The Movies! Paramount Theatre, St. Cloud 320-259-5463 www.paramountarts.org Hear songs from Annie, Lord of the Rings, Amistad, Singin’ in the Rain, Superman, Lion King and more. Bring your whole family for a musical adventure, and reminisce about movies dear to your heart!

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

February 22 Pat Hazell’s The Wonder Bread Years

Stephen B. Humphrey Theater St. John’s University, Collegeville www.scbsju.edu/fine-arts A celebration of the baby boomer generation, The Wonder Bread Years is a hilarious production that gracefully walks the line between standup comedy and theater.

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March 6-9 | Takin’ It To The Streets

Paramount Theatre, St. Cloud 320-259-5463 www.paramountarts.org The Fabulous Armadillos and Collective Unconscious are uniting once again to bring us the unique vocals, soul and power of the Doobie Brothers in thier debut of “Takin It To The Streets: A Doobie Brothers Tribute.”

March 7-9 | CMBA Home Show

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

March 14 | Ring of Kerry

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


March 14 | Soweto Gospel Choir

Quilt Extravaganza!

March 14-16 | Quilting and Scrapbooking Weekend

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

March 14-16 | Great Theatre Presents “The Secret Life of Girls”

Colman Black Box Theater, College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph www.scbsju.edu/fine-arts A secret can be a weapon. In this honest and unflinching dramatization of teen-girl angst, a window is opened into the tumultuos and destructive world of girls’ bullying. Based upon interviews with girls on the giving and receiving end of bullying, this show provides the opportunity to explore the secrets and address the complexities which dominate the lives of many young women.

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March 15 | H.M.S. Pinafore

Paramount Theatre, St. Cloud 320-259-5463 • www.paramountarts.org A full operatic cast of 25 and a full orchestra of 20 are coming from New York to perform this hilarious comedy–the most popular and often-performed work of Gilbert and Sullivan’s entire repertoire of light opera creations.

March 20-23 | Pool & Dart Tournament River’s Edge Convention Center, St. Cloud

March 21-23 Grease: The School Edition

Paramount Theatre, St. Cloud • 320-259-5463 • www.paramountarts.org The 8th annual Saint John’s Preparatory High School production is coming to the Paramount!

March 28 | Minnesota Dance Ensemble: Blind Ambition

Minnesota Quilters Inc. 36th Annual

Quilt Show and Conference

June 12-14, 2014 • River’s Edge Convention Center Over 60 classes & lectures with national teachers • Special Exhibits Over 700 quilts-judged & non-judged categories

www.mnquilt.org/mq2014 showdirector@mnquilt.org • 612-910-7127

Paramount Theatre, St. Cloud • 320-259-5463 • www.paramountarts.org With a variety of ideas, intentions and emotions, dancers step their best foot forward to express the parallel universe between a dancer and a pedestrian.

March 28 | The Theater of Public Policy

Stephen B. Humphrey Theater, St. John’s University, Collegeville www.scbsju.edu/fine-arts The Theater of Public Policy is a unique improv theater company out of Minneapolis that makes debate and conversation around big issues fun and engaging. The cast uses conversations with leading thinkers to bring current debates to life through improvisational comedy.

March 28-29 | GL Berg Big River Show Series presents “C. Willi Myles”

Cathedral High School Performing Arts Center, St. Cloud www.glbergpresents.com 8 p.m. Referred to as “America’s Everyday Comedian,” his hilarious down-toearth performance will convince you that Willi is truly comedy at its best!

April April 4-13 | Shrek the Musical

Paramount Theatre, St. Cloud • 320-259-5463 www.paramountarts.org Believe all ogre again! Based on the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks film is the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre brought to life on stage.

April 4-6 | 3rd Annual Central MN Spring New Car Show

April 12 | Griffin Theatre Presents “Letters Home” Stephen B. Humphrey Theater St. John’s University, Collegville www.scbsju.edu/fine-arts Letters Home puts the recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq front and center by

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

bringing to life actual letters written by soldiers serving in those countries. The

April 5 | Take 6

April 12 | First Steps Baby Expo

Stephen B. Humphrey Theater St. John’s University, Collegeville www.scbsju.edu/fine-arts There are a cappella groups and then there’s Take 6. You don’t want to miss the group heralded by Quincy Jones as the “baddest vocal cats on the planet!”

production is inspired by the New York Times Op-Ed Article “The Things They Wrote” and the subsequent HBO documentary Last Letters Home. River’s Edge Convention Center, St. Cloud www.firststepsbabyexpo.com 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The goal of this expo is to provide new or expecting parents everything from support to visiting vendor booths.

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Esher Auditorium, College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph www.scbsju.edu/fine-arts Earthy rhythms, rich harmonies, and charismatic performances combine to uplift the soul and express South Africa’s great hopes for the future.


Area Events

April 15 | Midori

Paramount Theatre, St. Cloud 320-259-5463 www.paramountarts.org Two presenters in the U.S. were chosen to receive a recital by Midori this season through her nonprofit Partners in Performance foundation, and the Chamber Music Society of St. Cloud is one of them! Don’t miss the incredible opportunity to hear this legendary musician!

April 18-19 | 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 22 | Maggie Mae and the Heartland Country Band Paramount Theatre, St. Cloud 320-259-5463 www.paramountarts.org You’ll enjoy a great afternoon of some of the best traditional Country and Yodeling music around.

April 25 | Streb–FORCES

Esher Auditorium College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph www.scbsju.edu/fine-arts Called the Evel Knievel of dance, Streb’s choreography intertwines dance, boxing, rodeo, the circus and Hollywood stunt-work to create a bristling, muscle-and-motion experience that combines daring with strict precision.

April 26 | Saint Cloud Singing Saints

Paramount Theatre, St. Cloud 320-259-5463 www.paramountarts.org The Singing Saints’ annual Spring barbershop show, featuring guest quartet, ‘Round Midnight! An award-winning a cappella quartet of music educators from New York City!

April 27 | Great River Chorale

Paramount Theatre, St. Cloud 320-259-5463 www.paramountarts.org The Great River Chorale joins forces with the East Central Minnesota Chorale to present, “Salute to Freedom”, a concert commemorating the 70th anniversary of D-Day and the men and women who fought valiantly in defense of freedom.

April 28 | Saint Cloud Municipal Band

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

April 29 | Walkin’ Shoes Tour with Kevin Kling and Dan Chouinard

Paramount Theatre, St. Cloud 320-259-5463 www.paramountarts.org Full of humor, music and surprises, Walkin’ Shoes brings one of Minnesota’s most significant storytellers, Kevin Kling, and Dan Chouinard together for tales from the roads they’ve traveled. Kevin and Dan kindly rely on the strangeness of others to inspire stories and songs.

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Minnesota Quilters at River’s Edge Convention Center May May 1-2 | Compagnia T.P.O. Blue!

Gorecki Family Theater College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph www.scbsju.edu/fine-arts Straddling the thin line between art and play, Compagnia T.P.O. weaves sound, dance, storytelling and visual spectacle into an immersive, magical and hands-on theater experience for the whole family.

May 8 | An Evening with Groucho Marx

Paramount Theatre, St. Cloud 320-259-5463 • www.paramountarts.org Frank Ferrante recreates the legendary Groucho Marx in this fast-paced comedy performance packed with songs, stories and inspired audience interaction.

May 9-10 | GL Berg Big River Show Series presents “Legacy”

Cathedral High School Performing Arts Center, St. Cloud • www.glbergpresents.com A Tribute to the King of Pop. Legacy has been described, as the epitome of what a Michael Jackson tribute show should look like.

May 10 | Paula Poundstone

Paramount Theatre, St. Cloud 320-259-5463 • www.paramountarts.org Appearing on stage with a stool, a microphone, and a can of Diet Pepsi, Paula Poundstone is famous for her razor-sharp wit and spontaneity.

May 11-12 | What a Wonderful World

Paramount Theatre, St. Cloud 320-259-5463 • www.paramountarts.org Two really funny guys on two pianos performing your favorite musical standards...Fly Me To The Moon, Sixteen Tons, What a Wonderful World...and dozens more for the Great American Songbook.

May 16 Arena Dances Presents “Main Street”

Gorecki Family Theater College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph www.scbsju.edu/fine-arts Main Street, a new work commissioned by the College of Saint Benedict, is an exploration of growing up in a small town and is partially inspired by St. Joseph, Minnesota.

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May 16-18 A Mighty Fortress is Our Basement

Paramount Theatre, St. Cloud 320-259-5463 www.paramountarts.org The Church Basement Ladies are once again required to face change head-on. Against the changing tide, these pillars of the church stand strong in their faith and in their friendships with more crazy antics, more great songs and more lessons reluctantly learned.

June June 34th Annual Tour of Saints

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

June 1 Buffalo Graniteman Triathalon Buffalo www.granitemantri.com

June 8-14 Waite Park’s 50th Annual Family Funfest www.ci.waitepark.mn.us The Family Funfest includes: fishing contests, frisbee golf, city wide garage sale, 1k & 5 k Family Run, parade and more! Visit website for details.

June 12-14 | Minnesota Quilters, Inc. 36th Annual Quilt Show and Conference

River’s Edge Convention Center 612-910-7127 www.mnquilt.org/mq2014 showdirector@mnquilt.org Over 60 classes and lectures with national teachers. Over 700 quilts—judged and non-judged categories. Special exhibits, over 90 vendors, $22,000 in prizes.

June 19-21 | Rapids River Days

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


June 21 St. Cloud Graniteman Triathalon June 26-29 | Granite City Days

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

July July 3-4 Joetown Rocks Festival Concert & Fireworks

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

August 16 Mudman Extreme 5k Obstacle Course

Powder Ridge Ski Area, Kimball www.mudmanrace.com

Church of Saint Joseph, St. Joseph 320-363-7505 • www.joetownrocks.org Joetown Rocks is central Minnesota’s biggest and best family friendly 2-day 4th of July celebrations. The festival includes a free concert and fireworks on July 3 and a parade on July 4. Fun for the entire family!

August 17 | St. Cloud Antique Auto Club Car Show and Swap Meet

July 4 67th Annual 4th of July Fireworks

September 6 | St. Mary’s Cathedral Outdoor Block Party

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

July 12 Clearwater Graniteman Triathalon Warner Lake Park, Clearwater www.granitemantri.com

July 24-26 | 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!

August June 1 Big Lake Graniteman Triathalon Big Lake • www.granitemantri.com

August 4-10 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.

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

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

September 6-7 Little Falls Arts & Crafts Fair

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

September 19-21 St. Cloud Pridefest

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

September 27-October 26 | Corn Maze

A & G Produce (10448 345th St.), St. Joseph www.aandgproduce.com 11 a.m. until dark Sat. and Sun.. Plus MEA weekend open Fri. Oct. 19th.

September 28 | Millstream Arts Festival

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. 98 October 10-November 1 Zombie Paintball Shoot

A & G Produce (10448 345th St.), St. Joseph www.aandgproduce.com Opens at dark until 11 p.m. on Fri. and Sat. nights.

October 11 | Kids & Parents Expo

River’s Edge Convention Center, St. Cloud 320-203-4846 www.kidsandparentsexpo.com Everyone is invited to enjoy a full filled day with over 70 exhibitors, hands-on activities, free stuff for parents and kids of all ages, educational resources, back to back incredible stage shows and more!

November November 7-9 Quilting and Scrapbooking Weekend Riverside Inn, Cold Spring • 320-685-4539 www.riversideinnofcoldspring.com Let us pamper you! Bring friends, meet new friends, and take time to enjoy a relaxing weekend with others who share your crafting passions!

November 21-22 Zonta Christmas House

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

December

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.

December Annual Christmas Concert

October

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

October 3-31 | Molitors Haunted Acres

www.molitorshauntedacres.com Open every Fri. and Sat. with some Wed., Thurs., and Sun. dates­—see website for dates. Gates open at 6:30. Hayrides, haunted houses and scare zones. New in 2014—paintball shoot!

October 4 | Women’s Showcase

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

Lake George Halloween Party

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December 4 St. Cloud Annual Festival of Lights

December 6 Winter Nights and Lights Parade & Santa Fun Run www.stclouddowntown.com Begins at 5 p.m. Starts at St. Cloud Library and travels to the River’s Edge Convention Center on W. St. Germain Street. Free to the public! Bring yourself some hot chocolate!

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Lake George, St. Cloud www.granitemanStCloud.com

August 7-11 MN Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Festival


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enjoy it 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 topnotch plays and entertainment to the area in an intimate, turn-of-the-century space. OR...take in a delightful production during GREAT Theatre’s highly-esteemed

Children’s Theatre and Broadway Musical seasons. It just doesn’t get any better than the historic, beautifully-restored Paramount Theatre, home to concerts and shows by 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 four exceptional concerts each year, and fine performances by the St. John’s Boys Choir, Chamber Music Society, the Fine Arts Series at CSB/SJU, the Great River Chorale, the Minnesota Center Chorale and a variety of offerings at St. Cloud State University add to the local mix. Our nightlife rocks, and you’ll find an active music scene in our bars and restaurants and other venues throughout the area. Savor festive spirits and rockbottom deals every night of the week. Looking for a good movie? The Marcus Parkwood Cinema is cinema at its best, with 17 theaters under one roof.

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

Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center

Downtown at 913 W. St. Germain, St. Cloud, MN For tickets, information or rentals, call 320-259-5463 www.paramountarts.org • Ad pg. 31 • 8-j This 700-seat theater and fully-equipped Visual Arts Center is Central Minnesota’s Home for Arts and Entertainment. Hosting community theater and local, regional, and national performers.

Performing Arts Center

Downtown Public Mural

The Arts

Cathedral High School, John XXIII Middle School Holy Angels Performing Arts Center

312 Seventh Ave. N., St. Cloud • Call for schedule at 320-251-3421 • 8-i

Chamber Music Society of St. Cloud

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

Downtown St. Cloud Art Crawl Stroll downtown, 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.artcrawlstcloud.com for 2014 dates.

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

For information call 320-363-5777 • www.csbsju.edu/fine-arts • Map pg. 98 Central Minnesota’s premier performing arts presenter.

Great River Chorale

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

GREAT Theatre

919 W. St. Germain, Ste. #3000, St. Cloud, MN 320-258-2787 • GreatTheatre.org • Ad pg. 31 • 8-j Through dynamic on-stage programming and innovative off-stage educational outreach, GREAT Theatre is creating a culturally vibrant community of tomorrow by educating and entertaining audiences today.

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

Pioneer Place on Fifth

22 5th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN Box Office (8 a.m.-4 p.m.) • 320-203-0331 www.ppfive.com • Ad pg. 33 & 66 • 9-j St. Cloud’s premier, theatre and concert venue running 52 weeks a year. Located in beautiful downtown St. Cloud and also home to the Veranda Lounge.

St. Cloud Arts Commission

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

St. Cloud Municipal Band

320-249-5525 • www.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. Cloud State University Music Department

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

St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra

P.O. Box 234, St. Cloud, MN 320-252-SCSO • www.stcloudsymphony.com snadeau@stcloudsymphony.com • Ad pg. 30 • 8-j St. Cloud’s quality of life is enhanced by the presence of the symphony orchestra. For a complete schedule call the SCSO office.

St. John’s Boys’ Choir

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

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Minnesota Center Chorale


The Paramount Visual Arts Center

Arts & Entertainment

913 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud, MN Call 320-257-3116 for information • www.paramountarts.org • Ad pg. 31 • 8-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.

United Arts of Central Minnesota

913 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud, MN 320-257-3116 • www.unitedartscm.com • Ad pg. 67 • 8-j United Arts, a nonprofit organization, has been fundraising for the development, support and promotion of leading arts organizations since 1985.

Visual Arts Minnesota

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

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A Local Arts Festival

Joetown Rocks

Arts & Entertainment

GREAT Theatre

Music in the Gardens

Movie Theaters

Marcus Parkwood Cinema

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

Nightlife

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

D.B. Searle’s

18 5th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN • 320-253-0655 www.dbsearles.com • Ad pg. 33 & 66 • 9-j Live music Tues.-Sat. Happy hour Mon.-Fri. Located near River’s Edge Convention Center.

Jule’s Bistro

921 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud, MN (Next to Paramount Theatre) 320-252-7125 • www.julesbistrostcloud.com Ad pg. 67 • 8-j Special events and catering.

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Legends Bar & Grill

Veranda Lounge & Wine Bar

Le St-Germain Suite Hotel

White Horse

Located in the Holiday Inn & Suites W. Division at 37th Ave., St. Cloud, MN 320-253-9000 • Ad pg. 39 • 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! Downtown St. Cloud, MN • 320-654-1661 Ad pg. 37 • 9-j Join us for Cool Jazz, Great Blues & more... Call for days and times.

The Red Carpet

11 5th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN 320-251-4047 www.redcarpetnightclub.com Ad pg. 66 • 9-j The area’s most complete night club. Featuring three floors of fun, games and nightly live entertainment. Dancing. Free hors d’oeuvres during happy hour Mon.-Fri.

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22 5th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN (Pioneer Place) 320-258-0254 • www.ppfive.com Ad pg. 33 & 66 • 9-j Voted St. Cloud’s Best Wine List! Visit us before or after a terrific Pioneer Place production. Live entertainment several nights a week. Private party rooms available. 809 W. St. Germain, St. Cloud, MN 320-257-7775 www.whitehorsemn.com Ad pg. 51 & 66 • 8-j Daily happy hour featuring great chicken wings!

Traditional Tea & Tour Heritage House B&B

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


Accommodations

Fairfield Inn & Suites

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

pools, fitness center and gameroom. Down-

St. Cloud’s West End boasts numerous

town, elegant and chic, Le St-Germain Suite

national chain hotels, so be sure to check

Hotel is connected to the new River’s Edge

our listings to find your favorite. Most of-

The Holiday Inn and Suites, a quality awardwinning hotel, has been host to countless families over the years, with its five indoor

Kelly Inn PLUS, located on the beautiful

Convention Center, and the Best Western Mississippi River, is attached to the Convention Center, as well.

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

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AmericInn

ACCOMMODATIONS

4385 Clearwater Rd., St. Cloud, MN (Located off I-94 and Cty. Rd. 75, next to McDonalds) • 320-253-6337 www.americinn.com/hotels/mn/sartell Ad pg. 40 • 9-q Welcome to a warm smile, great service, newly updated rooms, an inviting pool, free home-style hot breakfast, quiet nights and easy long weekends!

AmericInn Lodge & Suites

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

Americas Best Value Inn & Suites

520 S. Hwy. 10, St. Cloud, MN • 320-252-8700 www.AmericasBestValueInn.com Ad pg. 38 • 10-j Full-service hotel and restaurant complex. Deluxe family-suites, whirlpool suites, indoor pool, sauna, whirlpool, FREE high-speed internet. Convenient to shopping, River’s Edge Convention Center, colleges and downtown.

Best Western PLUS-Kelly Inn

100 4th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN (Adjacent to the River’s Edge Convention Center) 320-253-0606 • Fax 320-202-0505 www.bestwesternstcloud.com • Ad pg. 39 • 9-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

120 7th Ave. S.E., St. Cloud, MN Hwy. 10 & Hwy. 23 (just minutes from Downtown St. Cloud and St. Cloud State University) 320-252-8282 • 1-800-456-4000 www.countryinns.com/stcloudmn_east Ad pg. 38 • 10-i Complimentary hot breakfast buffet, indoor pool, whirlpool, fitness center. Guestrooms feature complimentary wired and wireless high-speed internet, refrigerators and microwaves. Meeting space is available.

Country Inn & Suites by Carlson

235 Park Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN (I-94, exit Hwy. 15, left on 2nd St. S., then left on Park Ave.) 320-259-8999 • 1-800-456-4000 www.countryinns.com/stcloudmn_west Ad pg. 40 • 5-k With its charming décor and comfortable amenities, the Country Inn and Suites provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Relax and enjoy our 24hour indoor pool, whirlpool and fitness room.

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

4120 2nd St. S., St. Cloud, MN 320-654-1881 • www.marriott.com/stcfi Ad pg. 40 • 4-k A newly remodeled smoke free hotel conveniently located near shopping, restaurants, medical centers and universities. Clean rooms, friendly staff and numerous amenities equals legendary Marriott Service!

Holiday Inn & Suites

Grandstay Residential Suites Hotel

213 6th Ave. S., Downtown St. Cloud, MN 320-251-5400 Reservations 1-877-388-STAY www.grandstaystcloud.com Ad pg. 39 • 8-j All suites hotel located in Downtown St. Cloud. Complimentary continental breakfast. Amenities include: pool/whirlpool, exercise facility, laundry, outdoor sport court and grill area.

Holiday Inn & Suites

W. Division St. at 37th Ave., St. Cloud, MN (Across from Crossroads Shopping Center) Reservations 320-253-9000 or 1-800-HOLIDAY www.holidayinn.com/stcloudmn Ad pg. 39 • 5-k Indoor recreation area, 5 POOLS, children’s activities, FREE high speed internet and refrigerator in every guestroom. Full service restaurant/bar & grill. KIDS EAT FREE PROGRAM.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

4322 Clearwater Rd. Exit 171 on I-94, St. Cloud, MN 320-240-8000 or 1-800-HOLIDAY www.hiexpress.com/st-cloudmn Ad pg. 37 • 9-q HOT deluxe breakfast bar every morning, complimentary high speed internet access, business center and refrigerators in every guestroom. Indoor pools and fitness center.

Le St-Germain Suite Hotel 404 W. St. Germain, Downtown St. Cloud, MN 320-654-1661 www.lestgermainsuitehotel.com Ad pg. 37 • 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.

Riverside Inn & Conference Center, Inc. State Hwy. 23 and 118 3rd St. S. (PO Box 384), Cold Spring, MN 320-685-4539 www.riversideinnofcoldspring.com Ad pg. 41 • Map pg. 101 Central MN’s MOST UNIQUE HOTEL with themed guest rooms, indoor pool facilities, complimentary continental breakfast & high speed internet, numerous retreat options and MUCH more!

Super 8 50 Park Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN (Located at Jct. of Hwy. 23 and Hwy. 15, across from Crossroads Shopping Center) 320-253-5530 Coupon pg. 40 • 5-k Complimentary SuperStart® breakfast, wireless Internet, cable TV, queen or king size beds, fridge/ microwave. Special rates for groups, seniors and extended stay. Children under 18 free.

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Bed & Breakfasts

Heritage House Bed & Breakfast

accommodations

402 6th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN 320-656-5818 or 888-547-4422 www.heritagehousebbMN.com Grid pg. 41 • 9-k

The Pillar Inn Bed & Breakfast

419 Main St., Cold Spring, MN 320-685-3828 • www.thepillarinn.com Ad pg. 103 • Grid pg. 41 • Map pg. 101 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!

Campgrounds AJ Acres

1300 195th St. E., Clearwater (12 mi. from St. Cloud, 50 mi. from the Twin Cities on I-94 to Hwy. 24 (exit 178) Follow signs 1 mi.) 320-558-2847 www.ajacrescampground.com ajacres@frontiernet.net Ad pg. 104; Grid pg. 41 Map pg. 104 Back to nature park, all modern facilities, large wooded sites, 30/50 amp service, store, swimming beach, bait, fishing pier, boats, laundry, playgrounds.

Benton Beach

130 105th St. N.W., Rice, MN 320-968-5292 www.co.benton.mn.us/parks/benton-beach. php Map pg. 104 Off Little Rock Lake. 44 campsites, shower and dump station. Operated mid-May to mid-Sept.

Kelly Inn

St. Cloud /Clearwater RV Park

El Rancho Mañana Campground, Riding Stable & Recreational Area

27302 Ranch Road, Richmond, MN (10 mi. NW of St. Cloud via I-94: Avon exit 153, 10 mi. S. on Cty. Rd. 9. Follow signs) Call for reservations 320-597-2740 www.camperm.com Grid pg. 41; Ad pg. 103 Map pg. 101 120 spacious, grassy, shaded sites on Long Lake. Tents to RVs. Water, sewer, electric (30 & 50 amp), 2 modern bath houses, rec hall, store and more.

St. Cloud Campground & RV Park

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

St. Cloud/Clearwater RV Park

2454 Cty. Rd. 143, Clearwater, MN 320-558-2876 www.time2camp.com Grid pg. 41; Ad pg. 104 Map pg. 104 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.

Lake Koronis Regional Park & Campground

51625 CSAH 20, Paynesville, MN 320-276-8843 • www.co.stearns.mn.us Map pg. 101 A clean, relaxing, private, and wooded campground located on Lake Koronis.

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Two Rivers Campground & Tubing

Map & Page Reference

Blue text-Directs you to various Heart of Minnesota maps in back of guide: Map pg. 98 Lake Maria State Park

Riverside Resort

11411 Clementa Ave. N.W., Monticello, MN 55362 (From St. Cloud take I-94 east to Cty. Rd. 8 exit Hasty; Cty. Rd. 8 south to Cty. Rd. 39; east on 39 to Cty. Rd. 111) • 763-878-2325 www.dnr.state.mn.us • Map pg. 104 Campsites are secluded backpack sites located on small lakes and ponds. Choose from a number of recreational options including backpacking, camping, horse trails, picnicking, boat and canoe rentals and boat access, groomed cross-country trails. Call for rates and season dates.

Sand Dunes State Forest

Five miles north of Big Lake on Sherburne County Road 5 or five miles west of Zimmerman on County Road 4 • 763-878-2325 www.dnr.state.mn.us In this forest area, witness the final states of glaciation in Central Minnesota. Camping, swimming, hiking, horseback riding and crosscountry skiing are all activities that can be enjoyed here. Ski passes are required.

Resorts

Bug-Bee Hive Resort, Lodge & Retreat Center

29659 Queen Bee Lane, Paynesville, MN 320-243-4448 FamilyFun@BugbeeHiveResort.com www.BugbeeHiveResort.com Ad pg. 103 • Map pg. 101 Contemporary vacation homes ideal for yearround fun, recreation and relaxation. New lodge, conference rooms and indoor swimming pool. Off-season and group discounts available.

Riverside Resort

21026 State Hwy. 22, Richmond, MN (20 miles west of St. Cloud) 320-597-2473 www.riversideresort-rabbit.com Ad pg. 41 • Map pg. 101 A clean and affordable FAMILY and FISHING resort on the Horseshoe Chain of Lakes. Deluxe housekeeping cottages, RV park, camping, sandy beach, playground, and MUCH more!

Stone Gate Lodge

14835 Old Lake Rd., Paynesville • 320-243-4039 www.StoneGateLodgeResort.com FamilyFun@StoneGateLodgeResort.com Map pg. 101 On Lake Koronis’ beautiful North Shore.

Luxurious suites and amenities you won’t find anywhere in Central Minnesota.

Complimentary High-Speed Wireless Internet Business Center Complimentary Deluxe Breakfast Fitness Center Indoor Pools 113 Guest Rooms

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ACCOMMODATIONS

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Located just 18 miles north of St. Cloud on Hwy. 10 320-584-5125 • www.tworiverscampground.net Ad pg. 40; Grid pg. 41 • north of 7-a Two Rivers is a family campground offering two new pools and lots of family fun! Our clean and spacious Campground has something for everyone.


accommodations 320.252.7100

510 South Highway 10 • St. Cloud, Minnesota Located south of the junction of Highways 10 and 23

Michael’s Restaurant features traditional Austrian specialties, vegetarian meals, seafood and hand-cut steaks consistently prepared to perfection. Restaurant banquet and conference center accommodates up to 250 guests. Join us for lunch, dinner or a drink in our lounge.

www.MichaelsAustrianandAmericanRestaurant.com michaelsrestaurant@yahoo.com

320.252.8700

America’s Best Value Inn & Suites is a full service hotel offering spacious rooms and suites, complimentary continental breakfast, FREE high-speed internet, indoor pool, exercise room, whirlpool and sauna. Microwave/ refrigerator available in rooms. All provide a wonderful backdrop for a relaxing comfortable stay. www.AmericasBestValueInn.com

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320-253-0606 www.bestwesternstcloud.com 100 4th Avenue South • St. Cloud, MN 56301

320-259-6455 100 4th Avenue South Downtown www.greenmill.com

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Bed & Breakfasts Heritage House Bed & Breakfast | 402 6th Ave., S., St. Cloud ask yes 4 no 320-656-5818 • www.heritagehousebbmn.com • afternoon tea available

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Campgrounds AJ Acres | 1300 195th St. E., Clearwater 200 320-558-2847

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El Rancho Mañana Campground & Riding Stable 120 May 1- 27302 Ranch Rd., Richmond • 320-597-2740 • www.camperm.com Sept. 30 St. Cloud Campground | 2491 2nd St. S.E., St. Cloud 102 320-251-4463

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St. Cloud/Clearwater RV Park | 2454 Co. Rd. 143, Clearwater 100 320-558-2876 • 1-888-448-2876 • www.time2camp.com

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Two Rivers Campground & Tubing | 5116 14th St. N.W., Royalton 221 320-584-5125 • www.tworiverscampground.net

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Shuttle Service

In-Room Data-Ports

Business Center

FHI •

AmericInn-St. Cloud 45 84.99- 17 and 35 • • small • • • • 320-253-6337 • 1-800-634-3444 • www.americinn.com 139.00 under fee hot

FHI

Americinn lodge & Suites-Sartell 320-259-0877 • 1-800-497-0971 • www.americinn.com/hotel/mn/sartell

FHI

FHI

Country inn & Suites by Carlson-St. Cloud East 67 99.00- 18 and 40 • • • • • • • 320-252-8282 • 1-800-456-4000 • www.countryinns.com/stcloudmn_east 209.00 under hot

FHI

Country inn & suites by carlsoN–St. Cloud West 63 90.00- 18 and 20 • • small • • • • • 320-259-8999 • 1-800-456-4000 • www.countryinns.com/stcloudmn_west 155.00 under fee hot

FHI

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

FHI

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott 54 89.00- under • • 320-654-1881 • 1-800-228-2800 199.00 18

FHI

Gateway Motel 35 34.00- • small • 320-252-4050 • 1-800-431-4050 42.00 fee

FHI

Grandstay Residential Suites Hotel 53 77.00- under 30 • • small • 320-251-5400 • 1-877-388-STAY • www.grandstaystcloud.com 179.90 18 fee

FHI

Hampton Inn & Suites 77 114.00- 12 and 27 • • 320-252-4448 149.00 under

FHI

HOliday inn & suites 257 94.95- 12 and 840 • • 320-253-9000 • 1-800-465-4329 • www.holiday-inn.com/stcloudmn 240.00 under

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Holiday Inn EXpress & Suites 113 84.95- kids 16 • • call • 320-240-8000 • 1-800-465-4329 • www.hiexpress.com/st-cloudmn 184.95 free ahead

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Homewood Suites by Hilton 87 124.00- under 36 • • 320-252-5900 • 1-800-CALLHOME • www.homewoodsuites.com 249.00 18

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Le St-Germain Suite Hotel 103 89.00- under 225 • • Fee 320-654-1661 • 1-800-333-3333 • www.lestgermainsuitehotel.com 179.00 18 75.00

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Motel 6 94 39.99- under • • 320-253-7070 • 1-800-466-8356 • www.motel6.com 57.99 17

Night’s Inn 320-255-1274

54 95.00- 17 and 20 • • 199.90 under

Best Western plus Kelly Inn 229 89.95- 17 and 750 • • 320-253-0606 • 1-800-937-8376 269.95 under

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Americas Best Value Inn 64 66.95- under • • small • 320-252-8700 • 1-800-950-8701 • www.AmericasBestValueInn.com 127.95 18 fee

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Quality Inn of St. cloud 63 65.00- under 45 • • small • 320-251-1500 • 1-800-4CHOICE • www.qualityinn.com 149.00 18 fee

Riverside Inn & Conference Center, Inc. 22 65.00- • • small • 320-685-4539 • www.riversideinnofcoldspring.com 138.00 fee

Super 8 Motel 68 59.95- under • • 320-253-5530 • 1-800-800-8000 • www.super8.com 99.95 17

Super 8 Motel-st. Joseph 26 50.00- under • 320-363-7711 • 1-800-800-8000 • www.super8.com 90.00 17

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Thrifty Motel 49 34.00- 5 and • • small • 320-253-6320 • 1-800-898-6320 80.00 under fee

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Travelodge 28 60.00- 12 and 30 • small • 320-253-3338 • 1-800-578-7878 • www.travelodge.com 150.00 under fee

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Dining

White Horse

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

the Sauk River, is an old log roadhouse,

Explore accessible Downtown for a variety of offerings, starting with the Mexican Village, a colorful setting for Mexican favorites. Next there’s the beloved House of Pizza, an area dining institution, which is second to none for spectacular pizza. One of the 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! Nick’s Third floor features local fresh and original fare, while Dolsie’s offers up phillys, stramis, dogs, and suberb walleye.

with talented chefs the main attraction.

If you’re searching for Italian like Momma used to make, Ciatti’s offers mouthwatering cuisine, featuring exceptional pasta dishes.....and the Happy Hour pizzas are to die for! Anton’s, located on

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known for gigantic popovers, and Fuji is the best in the area for Japanese grill, 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 Café Renaissance, dramatic and appealing, offers up delicious Mediterranean dishes and woodfired pizzas. For authentic Italian without the trip to Italy, Bello Cucina is your spot! Kay’s in St. Joseph is known for its homemade pies and great home cooking. And if you crave authentic “New York” style dishes (made by real New Yorkers), stop by New York Gyro. Top off your food journey 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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Sawatdee Thai Restaurant


Anton’s

Dining

2001 Frontage Rd. N. (West Division St.) Waite Park, MN For reservations call 320-253-3611 www.antonsrestaurant.com • Ad pg. 49 • 1-j Riverside dining in an authentic log cabin. Featuring All Natural Steaks, Seafood, Pastas, Salads... Serving Lunch and Dinner. Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun. 4-9 p.m. V, M, AE, Disc.

The Ace Bar & Grill

423 E. St. Germain, St. Cloud, MN 320-251-0232 • www.acebarandgrill.com Ad pg. 53 • 9-i It’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

15 E. Minnesota Ave., Suite 101, St. Joseph, MN 320-363-5434 • www.bellocucina.com Map pg. 98 Authentic Italian without the trip to Italy! Fresh, local, innovative dishes—this is fast becoming THE place to go for a remarkable dining experience.

Blackberry Ridge Golf Club

3125 Clubhouse Rd., Sartell, MN • 320-257-4653 www.blackberryridgegolf.com Ad pg. 64 & 77 • north of 4-a April-October lunch and dinner. Worth the drive out for the scenery alone. Holiday Brunch on Easter, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.

Bonanza Family Restaurant

3440 W. Division St., St. Cloud, MN • 320-253-5872 www.stcloudbonanza.com • Ad pg. 53 • 5-k 30’ salad bar included with every meal. Reasonable prices. Kids and senior menu. Menu includes steaks, chicken, seafood, sandwiches and burgers. Open daily from 11 a.m.

Texas Roadhouse

Campus Kabob

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

1100 4th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN 320-497-0193 • Ad pg. 52 • 9-k Providing healthy and delicious food, fast and affordable! We serve a variety of diverse cuisines from around the world to satisfy our customers coming from different backgrounds.

Café Renaissance

Ciatti’s Ristorante

The Boulder Tap House

2140 Frontage Rd. N., Waite Park, MN 320-253-9300 • www.thecaferenaissance.com Ad pg. 46 • 1-j Pan-Mediterranean cuisine featuring dishes from south of Italy, France, Greece, Spain, Turkey, Morocco, the Eastern and middle-Eastern Mediterranean. Gluten free and Vegetarian menus available.

27th and Division, St. Cloud, MN • 320-257-7900 CiattisRistorante.com Ad inside front cover & coupons pg. 110 • 8-j A casual, comfortable atmosphere, tasty cuisine and affordable prices are Ciatti’s specialties. Fresh pastas, pizzas, soups and salads and Italian specialties are Ciatti’s standouts.

D.B. Searle’s

18th S. 5th Ave., St. Cloud, MN 320-253-0655 www.dbsearles.com Ad pg. 33 & 66 • 10-e Enjoy the charm of an 1886 building! Historic bar is on the first floor; Nick’s Third Floor features exceptional dining that is local, fresh and original.

D&L Taco Gringo

800 Nelson Dr., Suite 101, Clearwater, MN 320-558-4016 • www.dltacogringo.com Ad pg. 104 • east of 12-r Taco Gringo is Fast, Fresh and Fabulous. Our Simple and Delightful menu consists of Burritos, Chimichangas, Tacos, Taco Salads and much more!

Outdoor Dining Have you found food often tastes better in the Great Outdoors? Then you’re in luck! The St. Cloud area has many eateries where dining al fresco (weather permitting) is available. See our Dining Grid, pages 54-55 for a list of restaurants offering outdoor dining in season and enjoy!

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Pizza Ranch

Dining

5th Avenue Grille

404 W. St. Germain, Downtown, St. Cloud, MN (Located in the Le St-Germain Suite Hotel) 320-258-2580 • Ad pg. 37 • 9-j Upscale dining at a casual price, including great steaks, perfect cocktails, creative dishes and an exceptional breakfast buffet. Complimentary parking.

Fuji Sushi & Steakhouse

148 2nd St. S., Waite Park, MN • 320-252-3838 fujisushihibachi.com • Ad pg. 53 • 4-k Traditional Japanese cuisine, Hibachi or Teppanyaki style grilling and the best sushi in town. It’s deliciously entertaining! Lunch specials Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Granite City Food & Brewery

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

Dolsie’s Lunch Box Grill

810 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud, MN 320-774-1255 www.dolsies.com • Ad pg. 52 • 8-j Dolsie’s is a new dining concept for Historic Downtown, St. Cloud. Specializing in Phillys, Stramis, Dogs and Walleye. When we say “You’ll Crave It”, we mean it!

Famous Dave’s

Green Mill Restaurant

310 3rd St. N., Waite Park, MN (Behind Crossroads Shopping Center) • 320-217-5900 www.famousdaves.com/waitepark Ad pg. 52 • 4-j Once you sink your teeth into our legendary ribs, you’ll see why we are the winner of over 400 national and regional BBQ awards.

Located in the Kelly Inn at 100 4th Ave. S., Downtown St. Cloud, MN 320-259-6455 • Ad pg. 39 www.greenmill.com • 9-j Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Delivery available. Outdoor dining in the summer. Double happy hours. 7,500 sq. ft. of meeting space brought to you by Sterling Catering & Events.

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

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Grizzly’s Wood Fired Grill

Ciatti’s Ristorante

Dining

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

House of Pizza

5th Ave. S., Downtown St. Cloud, MN (across from Le St-Germain Suite Hotel) 320-252-9300 (St. Cloud) 1733 Pine Cone Rd., Pine Cone Marketplace, Sartell, MN 320-258-9300 (Sartell) • www.houseofpizzamn.com Ad back cover, pg. 66 & 97; coupon pg. 110 9-j and 3-e Serving the area’s favorite pizza and Italian food since 1964. Full menu delivery including pasta, hot hoagies, salads, wings and of course, our world famous pizza.

Jule’s Bistro

921 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud, MN 320-252-7125 • www.julesbistrostcloud.com Ad pg. 67 • 8-j A warm, friendly gathering place with a bit of an urban flair. Specialty pizzas & sandwiches, soups, salads, teas, coffee, beer & wine, desserts (sweets).

Kay’s Kitchen

303 College Ave., St. Joseph, MN 320-557-0030 • www.kayskitchen.us Ad pg. 49 & 99 • Map pg. 98 A local tradition, home cooking since 1972. Over 25 plus pie selections, “Best Breakfast” served all day, lunch and dinner specials. We cater all events!

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Kohinoor Bar & Grill

Dining

17 7th Ave. S., Downtown St. Cloud, MN www.kohinoorbar.com Ad pg. 66 • 8-j Experience Punjabi North Indian Food at its finest! Tandori specialties, full bar, lunch specials seven days a week, eat in or take out.

La Casita

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

Legends Bar & Grill

Located in the Holiday Inn & Suites W. Division St. at 37th Ave., St. Cloud, MN 320-253-9000 • Ad pg. 39 • 5-j Home of the famous “Blues Revue” offers GREAT FOOD and FRIENDLY STAFF. Live entertainment Wednesday-Saturday and no cover charge! St. Cloud’s, “Lets Get Together” Place.

Old Capital Tavern

Legends Cafe

New York Gyro

Located in the Holiday Inn & Suites W. Division St. at 37th Ave., St. Cloud, MN 320-253-9000 • Ad pg. 39 • 5-k Enjoy dining with an American fare. Serving DAILY SPECIALS for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and one of the local favorites, SUNDAY BRUNCH!

MC’s Dugout Bar and Grill

501 Mall Germain, St. Cloud, MN 320-259-9862 • www.mcsdugout.com Ad pg. 67 • 9-j A Local Favorite! Home of the Hairy Buffalo. Great food and fun. The area’s best Happy Hour Mon.-Fri. 3-7 p.m. Noon lunches. Drink and food specials daily.

Mexican Village

509 W. St. Germain, St. Cloud, MN 320-252-7134 www.mexicanvillagestcloud.com Ad pg. 7 & 67; coupon pg. 110 • 9-j Mexican cuisine at its finest. You’ll love our extensive menu, reasonable prices, fun atmosphere. Premium margaritas and sizzling fajitas. Reservations accepted for groups or parties.

Michael’s Austrian & American Restaurant

Café Renaissance

510 S. Hwy. 10, St. Cloud, MN • 320-252-7100 MichaelsAustrianandAmericanRestaurant.com Ad pg. 38 • 10-j Area’s only Austrian restaurant, featuring nightly specials, steaks, seafood, and vegetarian entrees. Meeting and banquet facilities for up to 250 people. Happy hour Mon.-Fri., 4-7 p.m.

Nelson Bros. Restaurant & Bakery

I-94 & Hwy. 24 (Exit 178) in Clearwater, MN 320-558-2261 • www.ClearwaterTravelPlaza.com Ad pg. 43 • Map pg. 104 Home of “World Famous Fritter Bread,” Gourmet Sandwich Bar, Take and Bake Pizza and daily array of fresh baked goods. Clothing, gifts, gas and groceries!

New York Gyro

850 University Dr. S., St. Cloud, MN 320-281-5533 • www.NewYorkGyro1.com Ad pg. 51 • 9-k Fresh food everyday, best food in the neighborhood! Greek, halal, gyros, kebabs, falafel, shrimp, chicken, burgers. Real New Yorkers making great New York food!

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Great Food!

Part of Local Tradition Since Prohibition!

Dining

The Sign of

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• Authentic log cabin setting on the Sauk River • Great steaks, seafood, pastas and more! • Hot, fresh popovers with every meal • Can accommodate buses and large groups An Easy 5 minute Drive from St. Cloud and Worth It!

Exceptional Bakery & 25 Pie Choices served Daily

“Best Breakfast”–served all day!

Lunch and dinner buffets • Catering • Large groups welcome

Home cooking since 1972

303 College Ave., St. Joseph, MN

320-557-0030 • www.kayskitchen.us

• Lunch, Happy Hour, or Dinner

Happy Hour: Sun.-Fri. • 4-6:30 p.m.

(Featuring Half-Priced Appetizers and Great Drink Specials)

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

Off Division | On the River 320-253-3611 | AntonsRestaurant.com

2001 Frontage Rd. N., (West Division St.) Waite Park

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Dining

Star of India

Nick’s Third Floor at D.B. Searle’s

18 Fifth Ave. S., Downtown St. Cloud, MN 320-253-0655 • www.nicksthirdfloor.com Ad pg. 33, 53 & 66 • 10-e An extraordinary dining experience in a charming historical setting! We use only the freshest ingredients, including grass-fed, free-range beef raised on a farm nearby.

Old Capital Tavern

2 N. Benton Dr., Sauk Rapids, MN • 320-291-4541 www.oldcapitaltavern.com • Ad pg. 52 • 8-f Rated #1 Craft Beer Bar in Minnesota! Amazing craft beer (50 on tap) and outstanding fine dining in a classic tavern setting. Lunch and dinner, Sunday brunch.

Old Chicago Pasta & Pizza

Attached to the Quality Inn Hotel in St. Cloud, MN Old Chicago Pasta & Pizza located one block west of the junction of Hwy. 15 & 23 at 4040 2nd St. S. 320-259-1103 • www.oldchicago.com/stcloud Ad pg. 51 • 5-k St. Cloud’s best pizza and pasta restaurant. Daily specials and happy hour serving over 110 beers (36 on tap) and FREE wireless internet. Meeting/party room available.

Pacific Wok Teriyaki Grill

Now at 2 convenient locations! Pine Cone Marketplace in Sartell, MN (next to Coborns) 320-258-7200 Downtown St. Cloud (Corner of Hwy. 23 and 7th Ave.) 320-257-5200 • www.pacificwok.com Ad back cover 66 & 97; coupon pg. 110 • 3-e & 8-j Fast casual Japanese restaurant featuring awesome fire-grilled meats, fresh sushi rolls, and friendly service. Dine-in, take-out, and catering available. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

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Pizza Ranch 110 2nd St. S., Waite Park, MN (Located in Marketplace Mall) 320-203-8646 wwwpizzaranch.com Ad pg. 52 • 4-k Daily endless buffets, delivery, carryout and party room. Area’s best broasted chicken, dessert bar, and large fresh salad bar. Families, large groups and teams always welcome!

Sawatdee Thai Restaurant 800 W. St. Germain, St. Cloud, MN 320-240-1454 www•sawatdee•com Ad pg. 66 • 8-j “The exquisite blend of subtle spices and rich flavor.” Award winning food. Thai It. You’ll Like It. Visit us on Facebook.

Star of India 2812 W. Division St., St. Cloud, MN 320-281-3380 www.starofindiamn.com Ad pg. 51 • 8-j Tandori specialties, chicken, lamb, beef, seafood and fine Indian Breads. Flavors are varied and exotic. Skilled chefs spice each dish to your taste. Lunch buffet.

Texas Roadhouse 345 2nd St. S., Waite Park, MN 320-253-7427 • www.texasroadhouse.com Ad pg. 47 • 4-k The Legendary Texas Roadhouse Story began in 1993 in Clarksville, Indiana. A down-home place where people go for delicious food and friendly folks. Gift cards available.

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T.G.I. Friday’s

3945 W. Division St., St. Cloud, MN 320-251-2400 www.tgifridays.com • Ad pg. 51 • 5-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 it’s always FRIDAY!

White Horse

809 W. St. Germain, St. Cloud, MN 320-257-7775 • www.whitehorsemn.com Ad pg. 51 & 66 • 8-j Eats like a restaurant, drinks like a bar. Freshly prepared global specialties, homemade burgers, pastas and wings. Ample choice of beers, wines and spirits.

Zeppole’s Pizza & Pasta

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

Coffee Central Perk

912 W. St. Germain, Downtown St. Cloud 320-202-2191 • www.centralperkcoffeeshop.com Ad pg. 67 • 8-j We’d like to welcome you to Central Perk. Our main mission is to make your visit superb by offering great food, wine, and coffee along with excellent service.

Gruber’s Cafe & Espresso Bar

Located in Dan Tree Court at 310 4th Ave. N.E., Waite Park, MN • 320-259-4360 www.gruberscafe.com • Ad pg. 58 • 5-j Specialty sandwiches and coffee drinks.


Dining

Eats like a restaurant Drinks like a bar

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

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

www.NewYorkGyro1.com St. Cloud

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

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

Now in Minneapolis

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

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

Fun Times, Fun People!

Waite Park (Across From Kohl’s)

4040 2nd St. S. St. Cloud, MN 56301 320-259-1103

320-253-4092

www.grizzlysgrill.com

Wood-Fired Cooking Patio Seating 150 Seat Bar

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Dining

Always Bringing You the Best in Beer and Food! Rated #1 Craft Beer Bar in MN

(by craftbeer.com)

• Seasonal Outdoor Dining • 50 Craft Beers On Tap • 75 Varieties of Whiskey • 4-Star Dining • Upscale Out–Of– The–Ordinary Lunch & Dinner

When we say

“ You’ll Crave it”

we mean it!

Specializing in Philly’s, Stramis, Dogs & Walleye

2 N. Benton Dr. Downtown Sauk Rapids 320-291-4541 www.oldcapitaltavern.com

810 West Saint Germain Street, Historic Downtown

320-774-1255 • www.dolsies.com

Bonanza Family Restaurant

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St. Cloud’s Newest Dining Concept!

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• Steaks, chicken, seafood, hamburgers

Local.

Dining

320-253-5872 • www.stcloudbonanza.com

Fresh.

• 30 ft. salad bar included with every meal • Teams & groups welcome! • Family-friendly prices

Original.

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

An East St. Cloud Tradition Since 1933!

@ D.B. Searle’s

www.nicksthirdfloor.com

423 E. St. Germain, St. Cloud, MN 320-251-0232

Reservations encouraged. www.acebarandgrill.com

Authentic Japanese Hibachi Grill & Lounge

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

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

Granite City Food & Brewery

fujisushihibachi.com

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

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

148 2nd St. S. Waite Park •

320-252-3838

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

purchase $5 OFF Any of $35 or more.

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

Fuji Japanese Steakhouse of Waite Park

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dining tantalize your tastebuds wknd only

Bello Cucina | 15 E. Minnesota Ave., Suite 101, St. Joseph • 363-5434 $$$ • • Italian • Authentic Italian without the trip to Italy

call ahead

Bonanza Family Restaurant | 3440 W. Division St., St. Cloud • 253-5872 $$ • • American • 30’ salad bar with every meal

call ahead

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

call ahead

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

Outdoor Dining (in season)

Buses & Groups

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

Dinner

Breakfast

$$$

Lunch

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

Price

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

Anton’s

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

$$

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

Clearwater Travel Plaza/Nelson Bros. Restaurant | I-94 & Hwy. 24, Clearwater • 558-2261 $$ Family Dining • “Home of the world famous Fritter Bread”

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

Sat.

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

call ahead

Dolsie’s Lunch Box Grill | 810 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud • 774-1255 $$ • • • When we say “You’ll Crave It” we mean it!

call ahead

Famous Dave’s | 310 3rd St. N., Waite Park • 217-5900 $$ BBQ • Best BBQ Ribs in Town!

5th Avenue Grille | 404 W. Division St., St. Cloud • 258-2580 $$ American • Great dining in the heart of downtown

Fuji Sushi and Steakhouse | 148 2nd St. S., Waite Park • 252-3838 $$$ • • Japanese • Hibachi cooking, sushi bar, traditional Japanese dining

Granite City Food & Brewery | Hwy. 15 & 2nd St. S., St. Cloud • 203-9000 $$ Brew Pub • A celebration of great food and great beer

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Green Mill Restaurant | 100 4th Ave. S., St. Cloud • 259-6455 $$ American/Casual • Most awarded pizza in Minnesota

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Outdoor Dining (in season)

Dinner

Buses & Groups

Lunch

Breakfast

Apr.- Oct.

Apr.- Oct.

Grizzly’s Wood Fired Grill | 137 S. 2nd Ave., Waite Park • 253-4092 $$ American: Steak, Sandwiches & Pasta • Unique atmosphere with awesome spit-roasted chicken

Price

Grill 19 | 3125 Clubhouse Rd., Sartell • 257-4653 $$ American/Variety • Great dining in a wooded setting at Blackberry Ridge Golf Club

Gruber’s Café & Espresso Bar | 310 4th Ave. N.E., St. Cloud (Dan Tree Court) • 259-4360 $ • Specialty Sandwiches/Coffee Drinks House of Pizza | 5th Ave., Downtown, St. Cloud • 252-9300 $$ Italian/Pizza • Serving the areas’ favorite pizza since 1964

House of Pizza | Pine Cone Marketplace, Sartell • 258-9300 $$ Italian/Pizza • Areas’ favorite pizza

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

call ahead

Kohinoor Bar & Grill | 17 7th Ave. S., Downtown St. Cloud $$ • • • Experience Punjabi North Indian food at its finest! La Casita | 314 W. Division St., Waite Park • 230-8633 $$ Mexican • Warm, friendly service in lively, festive surroundings

Legends Bar & Grill | W. Division St. at 37th Ave., St. Cloud • 253-9000 $$ American/specialties • Live entertainment Wednesday-Saturday with great food

Legends Cafe | W. Division St. at 37th Ave., St. Cloud • 253-9000 $$ American & Baskets • Perfect place for breakfast, lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch

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

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

$$

Michael’s Austrian & American Restaurant | 510 S. Hwy. 10, St. Cloud • 257-7100 $$ German/American • Only German restaurant in St. Cloud

New York Gyro | 850 University Dr., St. Cloud • 281-5533 $ Greek & Halal • Best food in the neighborhood

Nick’s Third Floor at D.B. Searle’s | 18 5th Ave. S., St. Cloud • 253-0655 $$ • American • Using only the finest local ingredients for our innovative dishes

call ahead

Old Capital Tavern | 2 N. Benton Dr., Sauk Rapids • 291-4541 $$$ American • Amazing craft beer and outstanding fine dining

Old Chicago Pasta & Pizza | 4040 2nd St. S., St. Cloud • 259-1103 $$ Pizza/Pasta • Serving over 110 beers

Pacific Wok Teriyaki Grill | Pine Cone Marketplace, Sartell • 258-7200 $ Japanese • Healthy never tasted so good!

Pacific Wok Teriyaki Grill | 616 2nd St. S., St. Cloud • 257-5200 $ Japanese • Healthy never tasted so good!

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

Sawatdee Thai Restaurant | 800 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud • 240-1454 $$ Thai • Family friendly restaurant

Star of India | 2812 W. Division St., St. Cloud • 281-3388 $$ • • Indian • Unbelievable flavors and great service

call ahead

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

Fri.- • Sun.

call ahead

T.G.I. Friday’s | 3945 W. Division St., St. Cloud • 251-2400 $$ • • American/Variety • It’s ALWAYS Friday!

call ahead

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

Zeppole’s Pizza & Pasta | 2140 Frontage Rd. N, Waite Park • 252-5000 Italian/Pasta • Best original Italian pizza for over 33 years

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Shopping

Marishka’s

find it All the big retail names are here, as well as small, unique stores that are fun to browse. Crossroads Shopping Center on the west end of town is mall shopping at its best, with over 120 specialty shops and anchors like Scheels, Macy’s, JCPenney, Target and Sears. Downtown showcases Herberger’s and delightful specialty shops like bumbledee’s, Lillians, Accents, Marishka’s, and the Antiques Gallery, where you’ll

find one-of-a-kind treasures – owner-designed purses, jewelry, new and vintage clothing, used furniture, antiques, garden items and eclectic 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 Paramount Gallery is a must-stop for those hoping to

discover a distinct, rare piece. Nearby is the Arts Co-op, an uncommon shop dedicated to local crafts people and artists. 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. Good Patina and J. Whitty, cheery and colorful, are the places to go for the unique, or join the two-wheel-loving, getout-in-winter crowd at Fitzharris Ski & Sport. Finally, soothe your inner-gardener by stopping in at the Gardens Gift Shop in the center of one of the most beautiful gardens in the U.S.!

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D.J. Bitzan Jewelers

shopping

8318 State Hwy. 23 W., St. Cloud, MN 320-257-5500 • www.shopaccentric.com Ad pg. 4 & 5 • 1-l A destination exclusively for your life; the best in culinary, gourmet food, home, seasonal...the perfect place for your discerning taste.

Accents

713 W. St. Germain, Ste. 103, St. Cloud 320-266-2861 www.accentshomeaccessories.com Ad pg. 61 & 67 • 8-j Discover Accents, your home décor store in the heart of historic downtown. Featuring distinctive home accessories, occasional furniture pieces and unique gift items.

Albertville Premium Outlets

6415 Labeaux Ave. N.E., Albertville, MN I-94 at Cty. Rd. 19, Eastbound Exit 201/ Westbound Exit 202 (Approximately 30 minutes east of St. Cloud) • 763-497-1911 www.premiumoutlets.com/albertville See pg. 108 for more information • Map pg. 104 100 outlets including Adidas, Calvin Klein, Nike, etc. See website for store hours.

Accents

Antiques Gallery

619 West Saint Germain St., St. Cloud, MN 320-202-9068 antiques@cloudnet.com www.antiquesgallerysc.com • Ad pg. 67 • 8-j 40 years of experience featuring 19th and early 20th century china, glassware, pictures, silver, jewelry, primitives, and furniture. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Art & Heritage Place

Located at Saint Benedict’s Monastery (104 Chapel Ln., St. Joseph) • 320-363-7100 www.sbm.osb.org • Ad pg. 13 • Map pg. 98 Home to the Haehn Museum with annual historical exhibits highlighting the monastery’s heritage and Whitby Gift Shop featuring handcrafted gifts and periodic gallery shows.

Arts Co-op & Arts Gallery

Radio City Music Mall 619 W. St. Germain Street, St. Cloud, MN (Located across from Herberger’s) 320-252-3242 • Ad pg. 67 • 8-j Hours Mon.-Sat. 10-5. A fine art and craft gallery featuring unique hand-crafted gifts and home décor by local artisans.

Books Revisited

607 W. St. Germain, Downtown St. Cloud, MN 320-259-7959 • www.booksrevisited.com Ad pg. 67 • 8-j St. Cloud’s largest used book store, featuring 1000’s of rare and out of print books in all subject areas. We do book searches for “out of print” books.

Clear Waters Outfitting Company 100 Pine St., Clearwater, MN 320-558-8123 www.cwoutfitting.com Ad pg. 13 • east of 12-r Paddling and outdoor gear supplier.

cork & cask at the Grande Depot

8318 State Hwy. 23 W., St. Cloud, MN 320-257-5484 • www.corkandcask.com Ad pg. 4 & 5 • 1-l A wine cellar like no other: Over 450 global wines, ales, spirits and accessories showcased in style. Special orders and daily wine sampling.

Crafts Direct

711 W. St. Germain, Downtown St. Cloud, MN 320-493-7608 • www.bumbledees.com Ad pg. 61 & 67 • 8-j A blend of antiques, the eclectic and art in a renovated 1880’s building. Buzz on in for a honey of a deal.

620 Sundial Dr., Waite Park, MN 320-654-0907 • www.craftsdirect.com Ad inside back cover; coupon pg. 110 • 3-l Crafts Direct features a large selection in yarn and fabrics, beads, fine arts, scrapbooking, rubber stamping, gifts, floral, a great seasonal section and much more!

Clearwater Travel Plaza

Crossroads Center

bumbledees

I-94 & Hwy. 24 (Exit 178) in Clearwater, MN 320-558-2261 • www.ClearwaterTravelPlaza.com Ad pg. 43 • Map pg. 104 Restaurant and bakery. Our “Minnesota Reflections” gift and clothing store is a favorite for travelers.

Hwy. 15 and Division St., St. Cloud, MN 320-252-2856 • www.crossroadscenter.com Ad pg. 61; coupon pg. 110 • 4-j Crossroads Center, the largest enclosed shopping center in outstate Minnesota.

D.J. Bitzan Jewelers 203 Waite Ave. N., St. Cloud, MN (Across the street from Scheels & Crossroads Center) • 320-251-4812 • www.djbitzan.com Ad pg. 65 • 4-j M-F: 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat. 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Closed Sundays. Where Central Minnesota Gets Engaged. Area’s Largest Selection of Diamonds; 700 Beautiful, Hand-chosen. Onsite Repair Facility, 300+ Swiss Watches. Since 1966.

D&L Taco Gringo 800 Nelson Dr., Suite 101, Clearwater, MN 320-558-4016 www.dltacogringo.com Ad pg. 104 • east of 12-r Taco Gringo Southwest Sauce is good on anything Mexican, Burgers, French Fries, Salads, Sandwiches and More! Find it in your local grocery store!

Downtown St. Cloud 1010 W. St. Germain St., #250, St. Cloud, MN 320-257-8600 www.stclouddowntown.com See pg. 66 & 67 • 8-j The city’s center for professional services, specialty shops, restaurants, sidewalk cafés and theaters. A community based non-profit involved in the promotion and vitalization of Downtown St. Cloud.

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Gypsy Lea’s Electric Fetus

28 S. 5th Ave., St. Cloud, MN • 320-251-2569 • Ad pg. 67 www.efetus.com • 9-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.

Endurunce Shop

117 5th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN • 320-252-5262 www.endurunceshop.com • Ad page 67 & 79 • 8-j Central Minnesota’s premier running and walking store!

Fairview Gardens

1080 35th St. N., Sauk Rapids, MN (East of Hwy. 10 & 15 on Co. Rd. 29) 320-229-2281 • www.fairviewgardensmn.com • Ad pg. 60 • 9-d Huge greenhouse and nursery, home and holiday decor, seasonal displays, unique gifts, special events and workshops. For hours and special events, call or check website.

Fitzharris Ski & Sport

105 7th Ave. S, St. Cloud, MN • 320-251-2844 www.fitzharrismn.com • Ad pg. 79 Located Downtown St. Cloud, Fitzharris offers the largest selection of downhill skis, Nordic skis, snowboards, winter clothing and bicycles. Full service shop. Daily rentals available.

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Good Patina

“An Event You’ll Never Want To Miss”

Gruber’s Quilt Shop

Located in Dan Tree Court at 310 4th Ave. N.E., Waite Park, MN 320-259-4360 • grubersquiltshop.com • Ad pg. 58. • 5-j “The destination quilt shop for quilters from around the world.” A must see and experience! Chosen Top Shop 2001 in American Patchwork and Quilting magazine.

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

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

Instyle Eye Wear

206 W. Division St., Waite Park, MN • 320-253-9090 www.insighteyecare.us • Ad pg. 89 • 4-k Side by side with Insight Eye Care, featuring the largest selection of unique frames in Central Minnesota. When you want the best, shop Instyle!

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J.Whitty Creations & Boutique

912 W. St. Germain, #105, St. Cloud, MN • Ad pg. 60 & 67 • 8-j J.Whitty Creations and Boutique features unique clothing, dazzling jewelry, trendy accessories and handmade gifts, including owner Joy Shea’s hand-stamped sterling silver jewelry.

Lillian’s

824 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud, MN • 320-257-0199 www.lilliansshoppe.com/stcloud • Ad pg. 67 • 8-j Trendy, affordable fashion, handbags, jewelry, scarves and accessories. Check out the fun! Open Wed.-Sat. every week.

Marishka’s

811 W. St. Germain, St. Cloud, MN • 320-217-8538 www.marishkashoppe.com • Ad pg. 67 • 8-j Set in a wonderfully restored building downtown, Marishka’s is fabulous and fun. Trend-setting clothing, jewelry and accessories. Great antique finds, garden and home decor.

A completely new store every month, beautifully staged.

Munsinger & Clemens Gardens Gift Shop

1399 Kilian Blvd., St. Cloud, MN • 320-258-0381 www.ci.stcloud.mn.us (link: parks) • Ad pg. 60 • 10-k Open May-October. Garden statues, Webkinz, birdhouses, wind chimes, sun catchers, MN souvenirs, T-shirts, postcards, coffee, ice cream and snacks. Open Mon.-Sun.–call for hours.

Norlien Fine Art

20171 Lake Maria Rd., Clearwater, MN 763-767-9276 • www.norlienfineart.com See quick reference pg. 13 • Map pg. 104

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912 W. St. Germain, #105, St. Cloud, MN • www.goodpatina.com Ad pg. 60 & 67 • 8-j Good Patina is a home decor and gift boutique featuring new, vintage and handmade items. Located across from the Paramount Theatre in Downtown St. Cloud.


shopping

One of St. Cloud’s

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

Northwoods Candy Emporium

Greenhouse | Nursery | Landscaping Seminars | Unique Gifts | Seasonal Displays Special Events & Workshops | Home Holiday Decor

Hwy. 15 and Division St., Crossroads Center, St. Cloud, MN 320-202-7991 • www.northwoodscandy.com • Ad pg. 63 • 4-j We provide hundreds of varieties of classic candies, chocolates, caramels, salt water taffy, and sugar free products.

Once Upon A Child

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

The Paper Collector

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

Minnesota & St. Cloud Memorabilia & Souvenirs • Coffee, pop, and ice cream • Postcards, garden items • Fun stuff!

26 N. 7th Ave., St. Cloud, MN (Across from the Courthouse) 320-251-2171 • papercollector@cloudnet.com www.papercollectormn.com Ad pg. 66 • 8-j M-F 9:30-6, Sat. 9:30-4. Custom framer and art gallery. 29 years downtown! Extensive collection of limited edition prints, posters, collectible paper and postcards.

Scheels

40 N. Waite Ave., Waite Park, MN (Crossroads Center) • 320.252.9494 scheels.com • Ad pg. 3 • 4-j Shop Minnesota’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, MN (Hwy. 23 West) • 320-251-4111 www.stonecraftersinc.com • Ad pg. 13 • west of 1-l Discover The World of Granite! Granite items for sale, including our popular granite coasters. Countertops, vanities and more. Showroom.

Scheels

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

(Across from Coborns Superstore)

Village Gifts • 320-251-2733 Opening Spring 2014 245 37th Ave. N., St. Cloud (by Hancock Fabrics)

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

Munsinger & Clemens Gardens Gift Shop

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Unique

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

Say “Hi” to Geno!

shopping

Home Decor & Gifts

Exclusive to the Area— Anna Banana Art Clocks

711 W. St Germain, St. Cloud

320-257-3387

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Paramount Gallery Ad pg. 30, 31 & 66 • 8-j Featuring regional Minnesota artists.

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Florist Blooming Creations 308 4th St. N.E., Waite Park, MN 320-257-ROSE (7673) www.bloomingcreationsmn.com Ad pg. 64 The area’s premier, most-requested florist! Awardwinning designers, bouquets and accent pieces. Free wedding consultations, evening/weekend appointments, wedding centerpiece seminars.

Relax After Shopping bumbledee’s

Yo’s Clinic 311 3rd Ave. N., Sartell, MN 320-252-2442 www.yosclinic.com • Ad pg. 59 and 97 • 5-d “I’ve experienced massages all over the world, and the best I’ve found is right here in Sartell with Jeremy and Angela of Yo’s Clinic!” —Lois B., St. Cloud, MN

Salon Treachaself 619 Radio City Music Mall Downtown St. Cloud, MN 320-290-6576 • Ad pg. 66 • 7-n For over 30 years, the place where downtown gets their hair done. Lively conversation, a friendly atmosphere and professional care make for a delightful experience.

Winery Millner Heritage Vineyard & Winery

Northwoods Candy Emporium Village Gifts

Arts Co-op & Arts Gallery

Opening Spring 2014! 245 37th Ave. N., St. Cloud, MN (by Hancock Fabrics) 320-251-2733 • Ad pg. 60 • 5-k

Radio City Music Mall 619 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud, MN (Located across from Herberger’s) 320-252-3242 • Ad pg. 67 • 8-j

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.

Gruber’s Quilt Shop

Village Pharmacy & Gifts 108 2nd Ave. S., Sauk Rapids, MN (Across from Coborn’s Superstore) 320-252-1303 • Ad pg. 60 • 8-g Fulfilling all your prescription needs. Offering a large gift gallery including: collectibles, religious items, Webkinz, seasonal giftware, cards, home decor, jewelry, wedding & anniversary items.

Antiques, Art Galleries & Collectibles Antiques Gallery 619 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud, MN 320-202-9068 • antiques@cloudnet.com www.antiquesgallerysc.com • Ad pg. 67 • 8-j Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

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304 4th Ave. NE, Waite Park, MN • 320-259-4360 grubersquiltshop.com • Ad pg. 58 • 5-j

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

115 Division St., Sauk Rapids, MN 320-251-4019 www.GypsyLeas.com • Ad pg. 59 • 8-f Something for every mood, room, and decor!

The Paper Collector

26 N. 7th Ave., St. Cloud, MN (Across from the Courthouse) • 320-251-2171 papercollector@cloudnet.com www.papercollectormn.com • Ad pg. 66 • 8-j M-F 9:30-6, Sat. 9:30-4. Custom framer and art gallery. 29 years downtown! Extensive collection of limited edition prints, posters, collectible paper and postcards.

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Crossroads Center

32025 MN Hwy. 15, Kimball, MN (Located 7 miles S. of Kimball or 9 miles N. of Dassel on MN Hwy. 15) • 320-398-2081 www.MillnerHeritage.com Ad pg. 107 • Map pg. 106 European Style Winery with the best Vineyard/ Winery Tours in Minnesota. High quality wines from regional grapes. Wine tasting, sales, gift shop, food.


Why? For starters, marriage here is open to all adults including, as of last year, same-sex partners.

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

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

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

• Bouquets • Accent Pieces • Free Wedding Consultations • Award-Winning Designers • Evening/Weekend Appointments

The Area’s Premier Most-Requested

Florist...

Hundreds of wedding photos on: Facebook.com/bloomingcreations

308 4th St. N.E., Waite Park, MN 56387 320-257-ROSE (7673) • www.bloomingcreationsmn.com

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

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


www.stclouddowntown.com

320-257-8600

1010 W. St. Germain, #250, St. Cloud

Downtown St. Cloud

Experience Punjabi North Indian Food at its Finest!

Sophistication...

Eats like a restaurant Drinks like a bar

combined with

Tradition

Lunch Specials and Full Bar Seven-Days-A-Week! www.kohinoorbar.com

17 7th Avenue South St. Cloud, MN

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

NMLS I.D. #411232

(320) 252-2841 www.libertysavings.com

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

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

320-253-0655

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

Thai Restaurant

800 W. St. Germain • Downtown St. Cloud

Thai It. You’ll Like It.

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

(320) 240-1454

WWW•SAWATDEE•COM

Open 19 years!

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Dine In Carryout

Catering

Fun • Whimsical Elegant Clothing, Jewelry Antiques, Home Decor Furniture, Garden Monday-Friday10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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

320-217-8538

Central Minnsota’s Destination for

Friendliest Coffee in Town!

Runners & Walkers!

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

breakfast ( 9-11 am daily) lunch • dinner Reservations Accepted

Beer & Wine

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

Wraps, Sandwiches, Pizza

Home Made Soups & Chili

Signature Salads

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

320.252.7125

Take-Out Available! 117 5th Ave. S., St. Cloud

www.julesbistrostcloud.com

320•252•5262

Unique Home Decor

www.bumbledees.com

713 W. St. Germain, Ste. 103

711 W. St Germain, St. Cloud

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

320-202-2191

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

New & Used CDs, DVDs & Vinyl Clothing • Jewelry • Posters

Gifts for all ages! Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 28 South 5th Avenue St. Cloud, MN 56301

www.efetus.com 320-251-2569

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

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

Art’s Coop

Antiques

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!

Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.3 p.m.

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

320-266-2861

Downtown, St. Cloud

320-257-3387

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Sports & recreation Color Vibe

experience it Central Minnesotans know how to have fun all year long.

Baseball

The St. Cloud Rox 320-240-9798 • wwww.stcloudrox.com • 4-i

You’re welcome to join us on the links, the slopes, or whatever other field of play suits your style. You’ll find a variety of recreational opportunities listed in this section. To find out more go to www.st.cloudsports.com. Get all the best St. Cloud area sports information by followng us on Facebook at facebook. com/St CloudMNSports. A proud member of Minnesota Sports.

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

Clear Waters Outfitting

Biking

City bike trails are marked along Clearwater Road and also throughout Whitney Park. Take in the scenery of our country roads west of St. Cloud. The Beaver Islands Trail is St. Cloud’s first designated off-road biking and walking trail. A little over 3 miles long, this trail follows along the west side of the Mississippi River from the River’s Edge Conventon Center, downtown St. Cloud to 33rd St. S. Call 320255-7216 for information. Also, during June, biking enthusiasts participate in the Tour of Saints bike tour.

Lake Wobegon Trail

Contact Cliff Borgerding: 320-293-9364 www.lakewobegontrails.com • Map pg. 98

BMX Racing

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 • 2-j 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.

Bowling

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

Atwood Recreation Center

St. Cloud State University • 320-308-4636 The Underground at Atwood Rec Center 320-308-3956 • 9-k

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El Paso Club

Sports & Recreation

200 2nd Ave. N.W. on Cty. Rd. 75, St. Joseph, MN 320-363-4345 www.elpasosportsbar.com Map pg. 98

Southway Bowl

1222 33rd St. S., St. Cloud, MN 320-253-7414 www.southwaybowl.com • 8-o 24 lanes, bumper bowl, corporate parties.

Great River Bowl

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

Climbing Wall

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

Cross-Country Skiing

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

Camp Ripley Biathlon

Gray Stone Trail (Reformatory Trail)

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

Mississippi River Park

Map pg. 104 Novice, classical. No pass required.

Quarry Park

See page 16 • 3-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. 104 Novice-expert, classical only. No pass required.

Wildwood Trail

St. Joseph • Map pg. 98 Novice-expert, classical only (MN state pass required). Nordic Ski Club races at Gray Stone: Check your local ski retailers for a Central Minnesota Nordic Trail Guide.

Facilities

Bernick’s Pepsi Arena

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

Halenbeck Hall

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

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

St. Cloud State University Campus Recreation St. Cloud State University 720 4th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN 56301 320-308-3772 • Ad pg. 79 scsu.mn/SCSUOutdoor Ad pg. 79 • 9-k

Whitney Recreation Center

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

Fall colors

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

Fall Sporting Events

Multi-use arena with open hockey and skating hours.

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

The Municipal Athletic Complex (MAC)

Frisbee Disc Golf

This multi-purpose facility is located on the north side of St. Cloud on 8th St. at 5001 Eighth St. N. (Veterans Drive) 320-255-7223 Veterans Public Golf Course 320-255-7273 www.stcloudmac.com • 3-h

Becker City Park

Explore St. Cloud with SCSU Campus Recreation’s Outdoor Rental Center. Canoe the Mississippi, rock climb on our indoor wall, paddle board Lake George, and more.

Sports Arena East 320-252-0508 • 9-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.

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Becker, MN • 18 hole championship course Map pg. 104

Benton Beach

St. Cloud, MN • 18 holes • Map pg. 104

Calvary Hill

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


Kimball Golf Club

15 min. S. of St. Cloud on Hwy. 15 www.kimballgolfclub.com • Map pg. 106 One of the area’s most beautiful courses. 29757 State Hwy. 23 • P.O. Box 55 Paynesville, MN 320-243-4111 • 1-877-399-2558 www.koronishillsgolf.com Coupon pg. 77 • Map pg. 101 Beautiful 18 hole course. It’s worth the trip to see the 17th hole.

Lynx National Golf Course

40204 Primrose Ln., Sauk Centre, MN 320-352-0242 www.lynxnationalgolf.com • Map pg. 98 18-hole golf course.

Oak Hill Golf Course

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

Pebble Creek Golf Course

14000 Club House Drive, Becker, MN (20 mi. E. of St. Cloud on Hwy. 10) 763-200-4268 www.pebblecreekgolf.com • Map pg. 104

Pine Ridge Golf Club

St. Cloud State Division I Hockey

Located on Pinecone Rd. in Sartell, MN 320-259-0551 • www.boulderpinegc.com Ad pg. 77 • 3-b Scenic 9-hole course.

Rich Spring Golf Club Hidden Lake

St. Augusta, MN • 18 holes • 9-r

Mayhew Creek Park

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

North Park

Albany, MN • 18 holes • Map pg. 98

Northside Park

Sartell, MN • 12 holes • 3-i

Millstream Park

St. Joseph, MN • 18 holes • Map pg. 98

Mississippi River Park

St. Stephen, MN • 12 holes • Map pg. 104

Albany Golf Club

500 Church Ave., P.O. Box 338 Albany, MN 56307 • 320-845-2505 www.albanygc.com • Map pg. 98

Angushire Golf Course

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

Blackberry Ridge Golf Club

3125 Clubhouse Rd., Sartell, MN 320-257-4653 www.blackberryridgegolf.com Ad pg. 77 • 4-a

Boulder Ridge Golf Club

Royalton, MN (Located at fields adjacent to Royalton High School baseball fields) 9 holes • Map pg. 104

Located on Co. Rd. 74 in St. Cloud, MN 320-259-7944 • www.boulderpinegc.com Ad pg. 64 & 77 • 4-n Close to area hotels.

Pleasantview/Clearwater Regional Park

City View Golf Course

Pine Ridge Disc Golf

Annandale, MN • 12 holes • Map pg. 106

River’s Edge Park

Waite Park, MN • 9 holes • 2-j

Riverside Park

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

The Clearwater Course

Clearwater, MN • 18 holes • Map pg. 104

Golf

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

15055 Hummingbird Ln., Cold Spring, MN 320-685-7000 • Map pg. 101

Eagle Trace Golf & Event Center

1100 Main St., Clearwater, MN 320-558-4653 • www.eagletracegolf.com Ad pg. 64 & 77 • Map pg. 104 Scenic 18-hole course with driving range, 3 practice greens, 2 heated swimming pools, pool-side bar and grill. Groups welcome.

GreyStone Golf Club

5 miles north of I-94 on Hwy. 71 in Sauk Centre, MN 320-351-4653 • www.greystonegc.net Map pg. 98

17467 Fairway Circle, Cold Spring, MN 320-685-8810 www.richspringgolf.com • Map pg. 101

River Oaks Golf Course

23742 County Road 2, Cold Spring, MN 320-685-4138 www.riveroaksgc.net • Map pg. 101 Eighteen holes.

St. Cloud Country Club

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

Southbrook Golf Club

P.O. Box 156 • 511 Morrison Ave. S. Annandale, MN • 320-274-2341 www.southbrookgolf.com • Map pg. 106 18-hole championship course.

Territory Golf Club

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

Veterans Golf Course

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

Wapicada Golf Club

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

Whispering Pines 18-hole Golf Course

Annandale, MN (1/4 mile N. of Hwy. 55 on Cty. Rd. 6 or 2 miles S. of Hwy. 24 on Cty. Rd. 6) 320-274-8721 www.whisperingpinesgolf.com • Map pg. 106 18 hole championship course. 23 mi. S. of St. Cloud.

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Mountain Biking

Jogging & Walking

Hiking El Rancho Mañana Campground, Riding Stable & Recreational Area

Sports & Recreation

27302 Ranch Rd., Richmond, MN Call for reservations 320-597-2740 www.camperm.com Campgrounds pg. 36; grid pg. 41; Ad pg. 103 Map pg. 101

Horseback Riding El Rancho Mañana Campground, Riding Stable & Recreational Area 27302 Ranch Rd., Richmond, MN Call for reservations 320-597-2740 www.camperm.com Campgrounds pg. 36; Grid pg. 41; Ad pg. 103 Map pg. 101 Saddle up! Find 1,208 acres on Long Lake for horseback riding, hayrides, camping, and 25 miles of scenic walking and mountain bike trails.

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

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

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

Beaver Island Trail St.Cloud Three miles along the Mississippi River.

Clearwater Travel Plaza Trail Run Warner Lake County Park 320-252-7291 Map pg. 104

Collegeville & Saint John’s University Nature Trail Park near the church at Saint John’s University, Collegeville, MN Information/tours 320-363-3163 www.csbsju.edu/arboretum Map pg. 98 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.

St. Cloud Skate Plaza

5-k

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.

Pineview BMX Park

2-j

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


Graniteman Triathlon

Sports & Recreation

Lake Wobegon Trail

320-293-9364 www.lakewobegontrails.com Map pg. 98 62 miles long through the heart of Central Minnesota.

St. Cloud’s Historic District Walking Tour

Paddling & Outdoor Gear Clear Waters Outfitting Company

100 Pine St., Clearwater, MN • 320-558-8123 www.cwoutfitting.com • Ad pg. 13 • Map pg. 104 Central Minnesota’s premier paddling and outdoor gear supplier! Rentals, river trips, kayak fishing, and sales from a historic location on the Mississippi River.

Downtown St. Cloud St. Cloud Convention and Visitors Bureau • 320-251-4170 St. Cloud Downtown Council • 320-257-8600 See pg. 13 • 8-j 21 historic buildings located in the Downtown area. Copies of walking guide available at the St. Cloud Convention and Visitors Bureau and the St. Cloud Downtown Council.

Outdoor Endeavors, St. Cloud State University

St. Cloud River Runners

For information see Parks on page 76.

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

Mini Golf

Summerland

2 miles east on Hwy. 23, St. Cloud, MN 320-251-0940 www.summerlandfunpark.com Ad pg. 15; coupon pg. 110 • east of 12-i St. Cloud’s most unique theme park. New 18-hole Championship Adventure Mini Golf.

Organizations

Mississippi River Partners

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

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

Parks & Trails

Beaver Islands Trail

St. Cloud Three miles along the Mississippi River.

Bend in the River Regional Park

Located 1.4 mi. S. of Rice on River Rd. (Co. Rd. 55) • Map pg. 104 289 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 320-632-1575 • Map pg. 104 A scenic 3.7 mi. hiking/cross-country skiing trail that follows along the Platte River to Rice Lake through tall grass prairies. Great wildlife observation and photography!

Heritage Park

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

Lake George Municipal Complex

1101 7th St. S.,St. Cloud, MN • 320-257-5952 See pg. 21 • 8-j Newly renovated scenic urban lake setting. Paved walking paths, fishing piers, canoe & paddle boat rental. Spectacular granite fountain.

Lake Wobegon® Regional Trail

320-293-9364 www.lakewobegontrails.com • Map pg. 98 Hiking, biking, roller blading and snowmobiling. Unique 62 mile trail is the longest paved bike trail in the U.S. Beautiful scenery, quaint towns.

Quarry Park And Nature Preserve

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

River Bluffs Regional Park

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

Riverside Park

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

Saint John’s Abbey & University Nature Trail Call Saint John’s Arboretum at 320-363-3163 www.csbsju.edu/arboretum • Map pg. 98 12 miles of trail through prairie, forests, and wetlands. Trails east side of Lake Sagatagan. Prairie and wetlands boardwalk. Visitor parking near Abbey church. No pets.

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Swimming Beaches

Beebe Lake Regional Park

7250 10th St. N.E, St. Michael 763-682-7383 • www.co.wright.mn.us Swimming Beach • Shelter • Picnic Area Hiking Trails • Sand Volleyball Court Horseshoes • Restrooms Group Camping & Fishing

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

Clearwater/Pleasant Regional Park

10909 90th St. N.W., Annandale 763-682-7383 • www.co.wright.mn.us Swimming Beach • Shelter • Hiking Trails Picnic Area • Fishing Pier Sand Volleyball Court • Disc Golf Horseshoes • Restrooms

Lake Koronis Regional Park Beach

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

Quarry Park & Nature Preserve

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

Middle Spunk Lake Beach

17626 Cty. Rd. 9, Avon 320-356-7922 • www.co.stearns.mn.us Swimming Beach • Changing House Restrooms Picnic Area at Lake Wobegon Trail

Veterans Memorial Beach Park

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

Warner Lake Park

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

Koronis Hills Golf Club Sand Prairie Wildlife Management & Environmental Education Area

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

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

Rivers Edge Park

Seberger Park

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

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

Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge

Hwy. 95 east to Mille Lacs. County Road 7 south (Sherburne County 5) to County 9 east two miles to headquarters • 763-389-3323 www.fws.gov/midwest/sherburne • Map pg. 104 A mixture of oak savanna and wetland habitats. Hiking trails, auto tour route, wildlife observation, fishing, hunting, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

St. Cloud Skate Plaza

225 33rd Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN • 5-k

Pools

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

Autumn Ridge Splash Pad Water Park

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

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

Riverside Rotary

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

St. Cloud Park

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

Seberger

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

Southside

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

Spalt Park

413 3rd Ave. N.E., St. Cloud, MN • Wading pool • 8-h

Watab Creek South Park

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

Westwood

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

Seasonal Farms

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

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

Celebration Park

A & G Produce

Bob Cross Park Wading Pool

930 Celebration Cir., Sartell, MN • 2-b Wading pool. Noon-7 p.m. Free. Lifeguard on duty.

Centennial

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

Hester

920 6th Ave. N., St. Cloud, MN • Wading pool • 8-h

Lake George Municipal Complex at Eastman Park

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

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10448 345th St., St. Joseph, MN 320-290-0907 • www.aandgproduce.com Map pg. 98

A Maze’n Farmyard

3-1/2 mi. W. of Eden Valley, MN, on Hwy. 55 320-453-6901 • www.amazenfarmyard.com Ad pg. 107 • Map pg. 106 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!


Collegeville Orchards

15517 Fruit Farm Rd., St. Joseph, MN 320-356-7609 www.collegevilleorchardsmn.com • Map pg.98 313835 51st Ave., South Haven, MN 320-236-7685 www.fairhaven-farm.com • Map pg. 106

Skatin’ Place

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

Saint City Skate Park

Grayson’s Berryland

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

Hidden Cove Orchard

Skiing/Snowtubing

6705 Cty. Rd. 8, Clear Lake, MN • 320-743-3384 www.graysonsberryland.com • Map pg. 104 27524 Hidden Cove Rd., Cold Spring, MN 320-685-3186 • Map pg. 101

Eagle Mountain Snow Tubing & Cross Country Skiing

Nelson Farm

23618 CSAH 1, Litchfield, MN • 320-693-7750 www.nelsonfarm.com • south of Map pg. 106 Corn maze.

33861 Breezy Dr., Burtrum, MN (13 mi. N of Freeport), 40 miles NW of St. Cloud 320-573-2222 • www.eaglemountainge.com Map pg. 98 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.

Produce Acres

Powder Ridge Winter Recreation Area

J.Q Fruit Farm

8082 33rd St., Princeton, MN • 612-389-2567 www.jqfruitfarm.com • east of 12-h

25704 Co. Rd. 50, Cold Spring, MN 320-685-3257 www.produceacres.com • Map pg. 101

Rum River Barn & Vineyard

42618 78th St., Hillman, MN • 612-823-3354 rumriverbarn.com • east of 12-h

Sleepy Hollow Farms

22084-22472 Cty. Rd. 7, St. Augusta, MN 320-251-5112 • Map pg. 106

Whitcomb Home Floral Greenhouse & Nursery

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

Area Lakes & Bait

15015 93rd Ave., Kimball, MN (North of Kimball on Hwy. 15) • 320-398-7200 www.powderridge.com • Map pg. 106 Skiing, snowboarding, snowtubing. 15 runs, day and night skiing. Wild Chutes snow tubing park is a great family activity. No special skill involved, hands free tow.

Snowmobiling

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

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

Horseshoe Chain Richmond & Cold Spring–20 lakes and streams. Middle Spunk Lake Avon–fishing pier at the southern end of the lake. Kings Lake Freeport–public access route towards the southern end. Carnelian Lake Maine Prairie–dock on lake road off Cty. Rd. 55. Sauk River Rockville–fishing platform in Rockville. Mississippi River St. Cloud–below the Dam near the 10th St. bridge. Women’s Rugby

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Skating


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

For detailed parks information, check out the following: City Parks: St. Cloud: 320-255-7216 • www.ci.stcloud.mn.us Sauk Rapids: 320-258-5300 • www.ci.sauk-rapids.mn.us Waite Park:  320-252-6822 • www.waitepark.org Sartell: 320-253-2171  • www.sartellmn.com   

Where you can access the Mississippi River in the Metro Area (See map inside back cover): • Wilson Park (St. Cloud)  • Hester Park (St. Cloud) • Munsinger Gardens (St. Cloud) • Riverside Park (St. Cloud) • Talahi Park (St. Cloud) • Beaver Island Park (St. Cloud) • River Bluffs Regional Park (St. Cloud) • Edge Water Park (St. Cloud) • Rotary Park (Sartell) • Watab Creek Park (Sartell) • Municipal Park  (Sauk Rapids) • Lions Park (Sauk Rapids) •   Southside Park (Sauk Rapids)

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St. Joseph: 320-363-7201 • www.cityofstjoseph.com Clearwater: 320-558-2428 • www.clearwatercity.com St. Augusta: 320-654-0387 • www.staugusta.com

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

State Parks:

The Department of Natural Resources Information Center can provide you with free detailed information about state parks. Call 651-296-6157 or 1-888-MINNDNR or go to www.dnr.state.mn.us/. DNR Information Center located at 500 Lafayette Rd., St. Paul, MN 55155-4040. Lake Maria: 763-878-2325 Sibley: 320-354-2055 Charles A. Lindbergh: 320-616-2525 Crow Wing: 218-825-3075

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

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Area Golf Courses

Signature Golf Hole #11!

320-259-7944

320-558-4653

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

1100 Main St., Clearwater, MN 55320

Close to area Hotels!

320-259-0551 Located on Pinecone Rd. in Sartell, MN www.boulderpinegc.com

Newly Remodeled! Scenic 9-hole courses with driving ranges and beautiful indoor Taverns.

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!

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

2200

$

9 holes

...was established in 1929

...is tucked into the woods with elevated T-boxes ...offers a 2-tier driving range

with 1/2 cart

3000

$

18 holes

A short 25-minute drive from St. Cloud on Hwy. 23 in Paynesville, MN!

with 1/2 cart Coupon may be used Mon.-Fri. and weekends after 3 p.m. Offer good through 2014 season.

320-243-4111 1-877-399-2558 www.koronishillsgolf.com 1-800-264-2940

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Sporting Equipment & Clothing Clear Waters Outfitting Company

Central Minnsota’s Destination for Runners & Walkers! • Best shoes and fitness apparel

Central Minnesota’s premier paddling and outdoor gear supplier! Rentals, river trips, kayak fishing, and sales from a historic location on the Mississippi River.

• Superior service • Experienced staff to assure the right fit

Endurunce Shop 117 5th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN • 320-252-5262 www.endurunceshop.com • 8-j Ad page 67 & this pg. Central Minnesota’s premier running and walking store! The best in running shoes and fitness apparel, plus superior service! Our highly experienced staff will help you find the perfect fit.

117 5th Ave. S., St. Cloud

320•252•5262

www.endurunceshop.com

Fitzharris Ski & Sport 105 7th Ave. S, St. Cloud, MN • 320-251-2844 www.fitzharrismn.com • Ad this pg. • 8-j Located Downtown St. Cloud, Fitzharris offers the largest selection of downhill skis, Nordic skis, snowboards, winter clothing and bicycles. Full service shop. Daily rentals available.

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

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

Tubing Two Rivers Campground & Tubing Located just 18 miles north of St. Cloud on Hwy. 10 • 320-584-5125 www.tworiverscampground.net Ad pg. 40 • north of 7-a Featuring one of Minnesota’s finest inner tube float trips!

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

Winter Sports

There are many ways to stay active– find your way at Fitzharris! • Full Service Bike & Ski Shop Tune-ups, repairs

& more

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

downhill skis & suggested locations to use them

YMCA

downhill skis, Nordic skis, snowboards, bikes and clothing

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

• Daily Rentals Nordic skis, snowshoes,

• Professional Staff for the right fit • Major Brands with the largest selection of • Locally owned and operated

www.fitzharrismn.com 105 7th Avenue South, Downtown St. Cloud • 320-251-2844

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Julie Diethelm

Moving to the area

Cruising the Lake

live it Welcome to Central Minnesota! Planning a move to our area? St. Cloud is a growing city with much to offer its residents and guests! The stage is set along the Mississippi River where our Downtown provides rich history, locally-owned shoppes, restaurants, theatres and more! There’s always something to do! Enjoy Wednesday evenings at Lake George for Summertime by George featuring live music, food, shopping and kids activities! Walk the gardens at Munsinger/Clemens flower and rose gardens along the Mississippi River, bring your whole family for a picnic or enjoy one of our outdoor concerts! Take in a theatrical production at one of our local stage show theatres! Hike the trails at Quarry Park, Beaver Islands or the Lake Wobegon Trail. Our area is filled with family-friendly neighborhoods, parks and biking/hiking trails. Central Minnesota is a great place to live, work, raise a family and have fun! 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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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.

Commercial Real Estate Re/Max Commercial

3950 3rd St. N., St. Cloud, MN 320-258-5801 • 800-807-0022 stcloudareacommercial.com • Ad pg. 92 • 5-j Since 1987, Allen Bright has been a proven leader in commercial real estate. Sales, leasing, site selection, valuations, business brokerage, consulting & investment opportunities.

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

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

For All Your Real Estate Needs! Buy • Sell • Build Craig Hiltner Realtor REmax Results 3950 3rd St. N., St. Cloud, MN 56303 Craig.Hiltner@results.net 320-258-5777 Proudly Representing: Woodland Homes is a Premier Home Builder in Central Minnesota.

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5801 Ridgewood Rd., St. Cloud, MN • 3-i 320-252-1500 818 2nd St. S., Waite Park, MN • 3-k 320-258-3256 111 7th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN • 8-j 320-252-2841 3299 Roosevelt Rd., St. Cloud, MN • 9-n 320-258-5444 www.libertysavings.com • Ad pg. 66 & 81 Enjoying continuous local ownership for over 70 years, Liberty is a leading provider of retail banking products in the St. Cloud area and is Central Minnesota’s Home Loan Lender.

Moving & Storage

Red’s Transfer and Storage

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. 98

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

619 Lincoln Ave. N.E., St. Cloud, MN 320-251-2833 • 1-800-825-2833 www.redstransfer.com • 9-i Our staff, with Allied Van Lines, provides the best possible services locally and across the country. Now available, Go Minis®, portable moving and storage solutions.

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.

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Watch the St. Cloud Rox play great baseball.

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

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Ski the lighted trails at Quarry Park.

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9. Plan to play at Summerland’s Giant Waterslide Park. Drive a go-kart, play mini golf or ride the bumper boats. Great on a Minnesota hot summer day. 10. Walk, hike or bike the Lake Wobegon Regional Trail.


our senior community The experience of maturing is rapidly evolving, forcing us to rethink what it means to “grow old.” We are ignoring the stigma attached to “senior citizen” and making active decisions regarding the way we spend our retirement years. Many of us are going back to school, starting businesses, even training for triathlons. We are redefining our place in society by taking control of how we live, work and play. Here are some opportunities available for adults age 55+ in the St. Cloud community. • Whitney Senior Center (WSC) is committed to helping expand minds through lifelong learning because education begins at birth and continues long after retirement. Interested in learning more about our innovative and mind enriching programs? Join us at WSC for our orientation offered weekly on Mondays starting at 10:30 a.m. We will give you a glimpse of our facility, programs and services. Check out our website (ci.stcloud.mn.us and click on Departments) for more information on how WSC can serve you. • St. Cloud Area Greeters a volunteer organization devoted to welcome convention attendees and greet at various tourism related events. • RSVP, the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program places hundreds of volunteers, 55 and over, in public and non-profit agencies in Central Minnesota. Help make your community a better place! • Central Minnesota Council on Aging and the Senior LinkAge Line® are the places to call for information about senior housing, Medicare, transportation, home health care and other seniorrelated questions.

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

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Education

Rocori High School Fans

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

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Education

Elementary/High Schools Cathedral High School

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

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

Holdingford Public Schools District #738 Holdingford, MN • 320-746-2221 www.edline.net/pages/Holdingford_Public_Schools • Map pg. 98

Rocori School District #750 534 N. 5th Ave., Cold Spring, MN 320-685-4901 • www.rocori.k12.mn.us • Ad this pg. • Map pg. 101 ROCORI’s highly regarded public school system features strong academic and activity opportunities. Rockville, Cold Spring, and Richmond Elementary sites support a 6-12 Secondary program.

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Education St. Cloud Tech High School Lacrosse

St. Cloud Area School District #742

320-253-9333 • www.isd742.org info@isd742.org • Ad pg. 87 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

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

Saint John’s Preparatory School

2280 Watertower Road, Collegeville (Sharing the campus with St. John’s University) 320-363-3315 • 1-800-525-7737 www.sjprep.net • Ad pg. 87 • Map pg. 98 Saint John’s Prep is a Catholic/Benedictine, co-educational, day and boarding, International Baccalaureate, college preparatory school offering grades 6-12, with boarding beginning in 9th grade.

Sartell-St. Stephen School District #748

320-253-2440 • www.sartell.k12.mn.us The Sartell-St. Stephen School District is widely known for its excellence in academics, athletics and achievements in theater, speech, band, drumline, and much more.

Sauk Rapids-Rice Public School District #47 1833 N.E. Osauka Rd., Sauk Rapids 320-253-4703 • www.isd47.org

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Universities

College of Saint Benedict

10 minutes west of St. Cloud (just off Hwy. 75, St. Joseph) 320-363-5407 Ad pg. 85 • Map pg. 98 College of Saint Benedict is a private, nationally recognized Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts college for women, joined in a unique partnership with Saint John’s University.

Saint John’s University Fifteen minutes west of St. Cloud off I-94, Collegeville • 320-363-2011 Ad pg. 85 • Map pg. 98 Saint John’s University is a private, nationally recognized Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts college for men, joined in a unique partnership with nearby College of Saint Benedict.

Minnesota School of Business

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

St. Cloud State University

720 4th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN 320-308-2244 www.stcloudstate.edu/scsu4u Ad pg. 87 • 9-k St. Cloud State University offers more than 16,500 undergraduate and graduate students nearly 200 degree programs, many of them accredited by national and international organizations.

St. Cloud Technical & Community College

1540 Northway Dr., St. Cloud, MN 1-800-222-1009 • 320-654-5000 • 7-h 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.

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Unique academic environment. Your experience at Saint John’s Prep prepares you for your next step in life. What you learn here applies everywhere you go, and where you go is entirely up to you. We’ll help you get there. It’s time to get ready for your future. Apply now for the 2014-15 school year.

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Medical

St. Cloud Hospital

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

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CentraCare Clinic

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River Campus: 1200 6th Ave. N., St. Cloud, MN • 320-240-2203 www.centracare.com • 8-h Northway: 1555 Northway Dr., St. Cloud, MN 320-251-1775 Health Plaza: 1900 CentraCare Circle, St. Cloud, MN Family Medicine 320-229-4917 Internal Medicine 320-229-4928 OB/GYN 320-654-3630 Pediatrics 320-654-3610 Ad pg. 91

Insight Eye Care

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

Midsota Plastic Surgeons

3701 12th St. N., Ste. 100, St. Cloud, MN • 320-253-7257 www.midsota.com • Ad pg. 90 • 5-h Setting a standard of excellence in the cosmetic and reconstructive industry.

St. Cloud Hospital

1406 6th Ave. N., St. Cloud, MN 320-251-2700 centracare.com • Ad pg. 91 • 8-h St. Cloud Hospital, part of CentraCare Health, provides a complete continuum of health care services to nearly 700,000 people throughout a 12-county area of Central Minnesota.

St. Cloud Orthopedic Associates, LTD

1901 Connecticut Ave. S., Sartell, MN • 320-259-4100 www.stcloudorthopedics.com • Ad pg. 90 • 7-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.

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St. Cloud Surgical Center

Medical

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

St. Cloud VA Health Care System

4801 Veterans Dr., St. Cloud, MN General information: 320-252-1670 or 800-247-1739 Apply for enrollment: 320-255-6340 www.stcloud.va.gov • Ad pg. 91 • 4-i St. Cloud VA Health Care System delivers excellence in health care and compassionate service to Central Minnesota Veterans. Locations in St. Cloud, Brainerd, Montevideo, and Alexandria.

The Good Shepherd Community

1115 4th Ave. N., Sauk Rapids, MN • 320-259-3476 11175 27th Ave. S.E., Becker, MN • 763-262-8000 www.GoodShepherdCampus.org • Ad pg. 83 • 7-f Personal Care With the Comforts of Home! Senior apartments, assisted living, ACE rehab, nursing home, memory care, home care.

Yo’s Clinic

311 3rd Ave. N., Sartell, MN • 320-252-2442 www.yosclinic.com • Ad pg. 59 and 97 • 5-d The ultimate in health services and relaxation.

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Economic Development

Business & Organizations

St. Cloud Economic Development 400 2nd St. S., St. Cloud, MN • 320-650-3111 www.ci.stcloud.mn.us • Ad pg. 93 • 9-j

grow it Area Employers Bernick’s Beverages & Vending • 3-k

801 Sundial Dr., Waite Park, MN • 320-252-6441 • www.bernicks.com

Coldspring

17482 Granite West Rd., Cold Spring, MN • 320-685-3621 www.coldspringusa.com • Ad pg. 19 • Map pg. 101 Founded in 1898 and one of the largest producers of natural stone and bronze product solutions for the commercial, memorialization, landscaping and residential markets.

St. Cloud VA Health Care System

4801 Veterans Dr., St. Cloud, MN General information: 320-252-1670 or 800-247-1739 Human Resources: 320-255-6301 • www.stcloud.va.gov • Ad page 91 • 4-i Our employees are rewarded with meaningful work, competitive salaries, generous benefits (including leave accrual, mobility, and educational assistance), and opportunities for advancement.

Stone Crafters

25940 99th Ave., St. Cloud, MN (Hwy. 23 West) • 320-251-4111 www.stonecraftersinc.com • Ad pg. 13 • west of 1-l Discover The World of Granite! Showroom.

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.

Financial Planning Beste, Ward & Associates A Financial Advisory Practice of Ameriprise Financial Services 525 Hwy 10 S., Ste. 2, St. Cloud, MN • 320-230-1710 www.ameripriseadvisors.com\james.2.beste • Ad this pg. Life is a series of transitions. Whether you’re celebrating or adjusting to your most recent transition, we can help you identify your financial options and plan for you financial future.

Organizations Alexandria Hotel & Hospitality, Convention & Visitors Bureau P.O. Box 1207, 610 Fillmore St., Suite 2, Alexandria, MN 320-763-0102 • 800-245-ALEX (2539) • Ad pg.100 • Map pg. 98 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.

Central Minnesota Wedding Association 8870 Yellow Stone Ln. N., Maple Grove, MN 612-419-9102 • www.idoido.org • Ad pg. 64 Central Minnesota Wedding Association members have become THE trusted resource for couples planning weddings in the region. Providing quality service and the reassurance of professional treatment.

LGBT Resource Center St. Cloud State University • www.stcloudstate.edu/lgbt/resources

Proven Results in Commercial Real Estate Since 1987!

Serving the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Allied (GLBTA) community.

Sales | Leasing | Site Selection Valuations | Business Brokerage Consulting Investment Opportunities

Parents, families and friends of Lesbians and Gays.

Allen Bright JD, Broker

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.

allen.bright@results.net

320-258-5801 800-807-0022 3950 3rd Street North St. Cloud, MN 56303

PFLAG www.pflag.org • pflagstcloud@gmail.com

St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce 110 S. 6th Ave., St. Cloud, MN • 320-251-2940, ext 100 www.StCloudAreaChamber.com • 9-j

The St. Cloud Downtown Council 1010 W. St. Germain, #250, St. Cloud, MN • 320-257-8600 www.stclouddowntown.com • See pgs. 66 & 67 • 8-j A non-profit organization supported by its members for the improvement and advancement of Downtown. Check us out on our website or stop by our office!

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

St. Cloud Pride www.stcloudpride.org Annual Pride Festival.

Sauk Centre Convention & Visitors Bureau 1220 Main St. S., Sauk Centre, MN 320-352-5201 • 855-444-SAUK • www.visitsaukcentre.com Ad pg. 100 • Map pg. 98 Boyhood home tours of Nobel Prize Winner Sinclair Lewis, then visit his Original “Main Street.” Sauk Centre features Lake Wobegon Trail, Fishing/Canoeing on Sauk Lake and Ghost tours. Unique shopping, dining and lodging.

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Fast Facts Population........................................................................................ 68,066 Regional Population (St. Cloud MSA-2011).................................. 190,014 Regional Labor Force (St. Cloud MSA-2013)................................ 107,815 Regional Employment (St. Cloud MSA-2013).............................. 101,948 Retail Sales...............................................................................$800-Million

Top Employers CentraCare Health System...........4,110

Capital One (ING Direct)................597

City of St. Cloud..............................438

State of Minnesota........................2,036

New Flyer of America.....................530

Stearns County................................421

Veterans Administration...............1,360

Coborn’s Inc....................................401

Electrolux Home Products...........1,259

Wolters Kluwer Financial Services............................................525

School District #742.......................828

Bluestem Brands Inc.......................484

Source: St. Cloud Community Profile, 2013


Visitor Services Firefighters Competition

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If you’re planning a visit to the area

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

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St. Cloud State Welcome Center

state, nation and world.

soon, the folks at the St. Cloud Area Convention and Visitors Bureau can answer your questions. Contact them at

355 5th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN 320-308-6100 • 9-j The Welcome Center at Coborn Plaza is a wonderful example of a public/private partnership.

320-251-4170 or 1-800-264-2940 or by

Car Rental

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Enterprise-St. Cloud

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

Hertz Rent A Car

320-229-0409 www.hertz.com • 10-c

Convention Services & Facilities A&N Convention Services P.O. Box 6215, St. Cloud, MN 320-253-4050

D.B. Searle’s

18th S. 5th Ave., St. Cloud, MN • 320-253-0655 www.dbsearles.com Ad pg. 33 & 66 • 10-e Unique charm of 1886 construction. Located near River’s Edge Convention Center. For groups of 10-100 people.

Eagle Trace Golf & Event Center

1100 Main St., Clearwater, MN 320-558-4653 www.eagletracegolf.com Ad pg. 64 & 77 • Map pg. 104 Weddings, Anniversaries, Special Events, Birthday & Holiday Parties, and Business Meetings. Three private meeting rooms for 200 plus.

River’s Edge Convention Center

10 4th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN 320-255-7272 • 800-450-7272 StCloudRiversEdgeConventionCenter.com Ad pg. 17 • 8-i

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

Visitor Services

Amtrak

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

Care Cab

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

Executive Express

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

Jefferson Bus Lines

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

Metro Bus Information

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

With up to 14 daily trips to and from the Minneapolis/ St. Paul airport (MSP), you can rest assured we have more ways to get you there. No driving, parking and weather hassles. Just an on-time, comfortable ride.

Schedule your ride now!

888-522-9899 • ExecutiveExpress.biz

Northstar Link

1919 Lincoln Ave. S.E., St. Cloud, MN (East side of St. Cloud at Hwy. 10 and Lincoln Ave.) • 877-LINK-010 (877-546-5010) www.CatchTheLink.com • Ad pg. 30 • 9-h Providing fast, reliable, and safe workday and weekend commuter bus service between St. Cloud, Becker and Big Lake. Connects with Northstar commuter rail in Big Lake.

St. Cloud Regional Airport

1550 45th Ave. S.E., St. Cloud, MN (4 miles east of Downtown St. Cloud on Del Tone Road) Airport Administration at 320-255-7292 • www.stcloudairport.com • 10-c Allegiant Airlines now offers direct air service for both business and leisure travelers, with additional carriers planned for the future. Recently upgraded terminal, free parking, convenient.

Yellow Cab

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

Tourism Explore Minnesota Tourism

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

St. Cloud Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

525 Hwy. 10 S., Ste. 1, St. Cloud, MN 320-251-4170 • 1-800-264-2940 • www.granitecountry.com • 10-j

Veterinary Services Granite City Pet Hospital & Surgical Center 2935 2nd St. S., St. Cloud, MN • 320-252-0277 www.granitecitypet.com • Ad pg. 12

Cold Spring Veterinary Clinic

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

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Visitor Services

Faith & Fellowship Bethlehem Lutheran Church

4310 Cty. Rd. 137, St. Cloud, MN 56301 320-251-8356 www.bethlehemlutheran.org/visitors • 4-l Please call or visit website for worship times.

Hope Covenant Church

336 4th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN 56301 320-257-HOPE (4673) www.hopecovenant.org • 9-j Worship: Sun. 10:00 a.m. Sunday School: 8:45 a.m. Child & Youth Programs: Wednesday 6:30 p.m.

Messiah Lutheran Church

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

Riverside Resort Interdenominational Outdoor Service

21026 Hwy. 22, Richmond, MN 56368 (20 mi. W. of St. Cloud) 320-597-2473 www.riversideresort-rabbit.com • Map pg. 101 Worship: Sun. 10 a.m. (June 22-mid August)

Saint Benedict’s Monastery Sacred Heart Chapel

104 Chapel Ln., St. Joseph, MN 56374 320-363-7100 www.sbm.osb.org • Map pg. 98 Masses: Mon.-Thurs. 5 p.m., Sat. 11:30 a.m., Sun. 10:30 a.m.

St. Joseph Catholic Church

106 N. 7th Ave., Waite Park, MN 56387 320-251-5231 www.stjosephswaitepark.org • 3-j Masses: Thurs. 8 a.m., Fri. 8:30 a.m. (JuneAugust 8 a.m.), Sun. 7:30 & 9 a.m., Misa en Español 11 a.m.

St. Michael’s Catholic Church

1036 Cty. Rd. 4, St. Cloud, MN 56303 320-251-6923 www.churchofstmichael.net • 3-h Masses: Tues. & Wed. 8 a.m., Sat. 4:30 p.m., Sun. 10:30 a.m.

Abbey Road & Sister Act St. John’s Benedictine Abbey. St. John’s University, Collegeville. 320-363-2573. View the largest stained glass window in the world! Designed by renowned architect Marcel Breuer, the Abbey is a contemporary, poured-concrete structure. A 112–ft-high,100-ft.-wide bell tower greets guests as they enter the church. Hill Museum and Manuscript Library. St. John’s University, Collegeville. 320363-3514. Home to the contemporary hand-written and illuminated St. John’s Bible. The largest collection of microfilmed medieval manuscripts in the world! Educational videos and various manuscripts on display. The library gift shop offers the opportunity to purchase cards, books, tapes and St. John’s pottery, too! www.hmml.org Stella Maris Chapel on Lake Sagatagun. St. John’s University, Collegeville. Hike the wooded, rustic trail out to the enchanting stone chapel, which can be seen across the lake from the Abbey.

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Art and Heritage Place. St. Benedict’s Monastery, St. Joseph. 320-363-7100. Includes The Whitby Gift Shop and Gallery and the Haehn Museum. Features the history and extensive talents of the Sisters of the Order of Saint Benedict, which date back to the 1850s. Home to nearly 4,000 artifacts that are selectively featured throughout the year. www.sbm.osb.org St. Benedict’s Monastery. St. Joseph. 320-363-7100. The Monastery is marked by the Italian baroque chapel dome. Stop at the Gathering Place and tour the Sacred Heart Chapel, then stroll through the charming College of St. Benedict campus. Benedicta Arts Center. College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph. 320-3635777. Main Gallery, Gallery Lounge National, regional and local art exhibits. Call for day and evening hours, Performing Arts tickets and schedule. www.csbsju.edu/finearts/

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St. Benedict’s Monastery From St. Cloud: Take Hwy. 75 west to 4-way stoplight in St. Joseph. Left at light, three blocks to College of Saint Benedict Map pg. 98 St. John’s Benedictine Abbey From St. Cloud: Take I-94 West, exit 156, left one mile to St. John’s University Map pg. 98


Sartell City Hall 320-253-2171 www.sartellmn.com

District #748 320-656-3701 www.sartell.k12.mn.us

Bernicks Pepsi Arena 320-240-9233

Total Population.........................................................................16,080 Median Resident Age.................................................................... 30.9 Median Household Income....................................................... $58,069 Median Housing Value ........................................................... $178,708

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

Total Population.......................................................................13,133 Median Resident Age..................................................................32.3 Median Household Income..................................................... $55,821 Median Housing Value.......................................................... $163,999


The Lake Wobegon Trail

Lake Wobegon

Trail Welcome to the Lake Wobegon Trail, the longest paved bike trail in America! The trail, a 62-mile-long, 10-foot-wide, bituminous-surfaced hiking and biking pathway, passes through the picturesque towns and lush countryside of Central Minnesota. Named for the imaginary town created by storyteller Garrison Keillor, the former rail corridor passes by friendly cafes, antique shops, an amazing zoo, the world-famous St. John’s Abbey, two top-notch colleges and even a welcoming coffee shop or two. Bring your bike or walking shoes, and join us for fun on the Trail!

Trail Mileage:

St. Joseph to Avon...... 9.0 mi Avon to Albany.......... 6.3 mi Albany to Freeport.... 5.3 mi Freeport to Melrose..................... 6.0 mi Melrose to Sauk Centre....................... 9.5 mi Albany to Holdingford.............. 9.4 mi

Trail Questions:

LWTInfo@ lakewobegontrails.com Stearns County Park Department: 320-255-6172 Albany 320-845-7777 www.albanymnchamber.com -Antique Car Show • August 1, 2014 -Heritage Days • August 2, 2014 -Albany Church Bazaar August 3, 2014 -Pioneer Days • Sept 12-14, 2014 Avon 320-356-4115 www.avonmnchamber.com -Avon Angels • January 25, 2014 -City-wide Garage Sale • May 2, 2014 -Spunktacular Days June 21, 2014 -Boo Bash • October 31, 2014 -Magic of Christmas December 2, 2014

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Freeport 320-836-2112 www.freeportmn.org -Sacred Heart Parish Festival July 20, 2014 -Freeport Fall Fest • October 4, 2014 Holdingford 320-746-2966 • 320-746-2637 www.holdingfordmn.us -Holdingford Fun Days July 11, 2014 • Car Show July 12, 2014 • Parade & Events Lake Wobegon Trail www.lakewobegontrail.com -Lake Wobegon Trail Marathon May 14, 2014 -Caramel Roll Ride • June 8, 2014 -Lady Slipper Nature Ride June 15, 2014

Melrose 320-256-7174 • www.melrosemn.org -Murder Mystery Dinner Theater February, 2014 -Melrose Expo • March 29, 2014 -Riverfest • June 27-28, 2014 -Holiday Kick-Off November 22, 2014 New Munich 320-837-5274 www.cityofnewmunich.com


Sauk Centre 320-352-5201 www.SaukCentreChamber.com

-Farm/Toy Show February 8, 2014 -Ladies Night Out April, 24, 2014

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St. Joseph 320-363-7201 www.stjosephchamber.com -34th Annual Tour of Saints Bicycle Ride • June, 2014 -St. Joseph Parish Celebration July 3, 2014 Music & Fireworks July 4, 2014 • Parade -Millstream Arts Festival September 28, 2014

-Big Rig Show April 26, 2014 -Sinclair Lewis Days July 13-20, 2014 -Grillin’ & Chillin’ BBQ Cookoff September 6, 2014 -Caramel Apple Ride October 4, 2014 -Christmas in the Park December 6, 2014

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Castles on the Beach

Chain of

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Plan to stay a while when visiting the Chain of Lakes. You’ll love our fantastic resorts, scenic campgrounds, unique shops and enough outdoor activities to satisfy kids of all ages. And there’s history here, too – charming B&B’s, a well-known bakery, a famous brewery, and loads of antique shops. Plus, don’t forget to take in a colorful festival or two.

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Cold Spring 320-685-3653 www.coldspringmn.com -Day at the Park featuring The Fabulous Armadillos June 28, 2014 -Hometown Pride Festival July 25-26, 2014 -Firefest July 26, 2014 -St. Boniface Parish Festival Aug 16-17, 2014 -Riverside Inn Quilting & Scrapbooking Weekends January 10-12, 2014 March 14-16, 2014 November 7-9, 2014

Richmond 320-597-2075 www.ci.richmond.mn.us -River Lake Days July 18-20, 2014 -MN Bluegrass & Old Time Music Festival (El Rancho Mañana) August 7-11, 2014

Rockville 320-251-5836 www.rockvillecity.org -Polar Plunge February 15, 2014 -Firefighters Relief Fish Fry April 4, 2014 -Rock-Fest June 28, 2014

Albany Pioneer Days

Paynesville 320-243-3233 1-800-507-9034 www.paynesvillemn.com -Town & Country Days June 7-12, 2014 -Airport Fly-In TBD -Relay for Life June 2014

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Bugbee Hive Resort

Something is Brewing in Cold Spring

Map pg. 101

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.

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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. Coldspring. Coldspring is one of the largest granite quarrying and fabrication operations in the world. In operation since 1886, the company has produced granite for buildings all over the world, including the Air Force Academy and the columns at the Minnesota State Capitol.


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River Road

If it’s variety you seek, you’ll find it along the Great River Road. Not only do we boast the mighty Mississippi River and its breathtaking scenery, we have terrific lakes, great museums, the historic Charles A. Lindbergh childhood site, big-name outlet stores, quaint shops, delightful art fairs and inviting eateries. Without a doubt, we’ve got it all!

Albertville 763-497-3384 Becker 763-261-4302 www.ci.becker.mn.us -Freedom Day June 21, 2014 -Octoberfest Oct, 2014 Big Lake 763-263-2107 www.biglakemn.org Clear Lake 320-743-3111 www.clearlakemn.govoffice2.com -Firefighters Dance July 26, 2014 -Lions Chicken & Corn Feed August 10, 2014

Clearwater 320-558-2428 www.clearwatercity.com -Earth Day • April 22, 2014 -Heritage Days • August 1, 2014 -National Night Out August 5, 2014 Little Falls 1-800-325-5916 www.LittleFallsMN.com -Art Fair • Sept 6-7, 2014 Monticello 763-295-2700 www.monticellochamber.com -Frostbite Challenge January 11-12, 2014 -Walk ‘n Roll • June 14, 2014 -Riverfest • July 10-13, 2014 -Fall Harvest Expo October 2, 2014

Family Oriented Quiet Campground • Large Pull-Thru Sites Tenting, 30 Amp Electric, 30 & 50 Amp Full Hookup Cabins • Pool • Mini Golf 1 Hour to Twin Cities Attractions Hike, Bike and Swim at Nearby Warner Lake Play Frisbee Golf or Bike into Clearwater from Sportsmans Park

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

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History Great Dining

& Fun

We have it all right here!

Enjoy guided tours at: Linden Hill Mansions Charles A. Lindbergh Boyhood Home Minnesota Military Museum Minnesota Fishing Museum Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Museum Rosenmeier House Pine Grove Zoo Historical Bicycle Rides

Little Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau 606 S.E. 1st St., Little Falls MN • 320-616-4959 • www.littlefallsmn.com • lfcvb@charter.net


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This is what Central Minnesota is all about. Gather your family for a warm summer’s day at a parade, or visit us in winter and head for the ski slopes. Arts and Crafts fairs reflect our creative side; our local Pioneer Village and a turn-of-the-century hotel celebrate our fascinating area history; and recreational attractions draw folks from all over the state. All that, and we also have nearby lakes and beaches to lure us to the Great Outdoors.

Annandale 320-274-3055 www.annandale.mn.us -Business Expo April 12, 2014 -All City Garage Sale May 3, 2014 -Fourth of July Celebration July 3-6, 2014 Pioneer Park Events: pioneerpark.org -Maple Syrup Pancake Breakfast April 27, 2014 -Studebaker Day May 17, 2014 -Country Church Service July 6, 2014 -Pickers Fest July 12-13, 2014 -Fiddler’s Festival Aug 17, 2014 -Nobel Shadduck Festival September 27, 2014 -Fall Pancake Breakfast October 19, 2014

-Halloween Spectacular Oct 27, 2014 -Wild Game Men’s Event November 15, 2014 -Pioneer Christmas December 1, 2014 Eden Valley 320-453-5251 Kimball 320-398-2725 -Kimball Days Aug 8-10, 2014 Watkins 320-764-6400 www.cityofwatkins.com -Annual Fishing Contest January 25, 2014 -Kraut & Wurst Day August 1-2, 2014 -St. Anthony Parish Festival August 24, 2014 -Sportmens Club Annual Picnic August 31, 2014

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West Central Minnesota’s Premiere Winery! Just 40 miles south of St. Cloud on Glacial Ridge Trail

320-796-9463 • www.glacialridgewinery.com 15455 Old Mill Road & Highway 23 in Spicer, Minnesota

• Producing “Award Winning” hand-crafted Minnesota Wines Since 2007 • Orchard Vineyard • Barrel Room Lounge • Tasting Room & Gift Shop • Open Year-Round for Tours, Tastings & Wine Sales • We put the Special in Your Event. The Wine Pavilion Event Center is Available for Weddings, Parties & Corporate Events.

Something for everyone... Petting farm • Train rides • Pony rides Giant slide • Mini golf Bounce barn • Playground Parakeet Barn • Maze

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Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. Noon-6 p.m.

Annual Grape Stomp • 2nd Sat. in September Summer Concert Series • Mid May-Mid September

Located on Highway 55, 3.5 miles West of Eden Valley Open daily Memorial Day-Labor Day and Weekends in September & October!

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Day Trips

Glacial Ridge Winery

explore it In a day from St. Cloud, you can enjoy scenic parks and pristine lakes to the north, or head south to a major urban center. Contact the St. Cloud Area Convention & Visitors Bureau to assist with the planning of your Day Trip to our area! We have access to seasonal events, shows, antique shops and more! 320-251-4170. This section highlights some of these options. Also see Attractions on page 10. Albertville Premium Outlets

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

Near Little Falls (about 25 minutes north of St. Cloud) • State Park 320-616-2525 or House 320-616-5421 www.dnr.state.mn.us Map pg. 104 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.

Clear Waters Outfitting Company

100 Pine St., Clearwater, MN • 320-558-8123 www.cwoutfitting.com Ad pg. 13 • east of 12-r Spend a day out on the “wild and scenic” Mississippi River. Short and long trips available.

Cokato Museum

I-94 at Cty. Rd. 19, Eastbound Exit 201/ Westbound Exit 202 For more information call 763-497-1911 www.premiumoutlets.com • Map pg. 104 Approximately 30 minutes east of St. Cloud. Over 100 upscale outlets. Everyday savings of 25% to 65%.

175 W. 4th St., P.O. Box 686 Cokato, MN 320-286-2427 www.cokato.mn.us/cmhs/ south of Map pg. 106 You’ll find lots of local Scandinavian history here.

Art and Heritage Place

Just 19 miles northwest of Little Falls, Crow Wing State Park is located at the junction of the Mississippi and Crow Wing Rivers 218-825-3075 Map pg. 104 With over 2,000 beautiful acres of prairie, pines and hardwoods, the park also includes the historic townsite of Old Crow Wing.

Saint Benedict’s Monastery For more information, call 320-363-7100 www.sbm.osb.org Ad pg. 13 • Map pg. 98 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.

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El Rancho Mañana Campground, Riding Stable & Recreational Area 27302 Ranch Rd., Richmond, MN Call for reservations 320-597-2740 www.camperm.com Campgrounds pg. 36; grid pg. 41 Ad pg. 103 • Map pg. 101 Drive out for a picnic, hiking or horseback riding.

Lake Maria State Park

763-878-2325 • Map pg. 104 Visitors center, picnic shelter, volleyball court, hiking trails, horse trails, fishing, boat/canoe access, boat/ canoe rental, group camp center, cross-country ski, skate ski and warming house.

Lake Wobegon® Regional Trail

Stearns County Parks Dept.• 320-255-6172 www.lakewobegontrails.com See pg. 98 • Map pg. 98 This unique trail as well as its name, Lake Wobegon®, is a part of Central Minnesota’s goodnatured, fun-loving history. Hiking, biking, roller blading & snowmobiling.

Minnesota Historical Society/ Minnesota History Center

345 Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 651-259-3000 • 800-657-3773 • www.mnhs.org

Minnesota Military Museum

15000 Hwy 115, Little Falls, MN Located just inside Camp Ripley ( 7 miles north of Little Falls or 40 minutes north of St. Cloud on State Hwy. 371 and 115.) • 320-616-6050 www.mnmilitarymuseum.org • Map pg. 104 Hear the stories and view the artifacts of Minnesotans who served and sacrificed, from our nation’s earliest years to the present.


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Day Trips

Walking Trails

Walking the trails and paths of parks and nature spots in and around St. Cloud and the Central Lakes is a popular activity for people of all ages. The St. Cloud area has a wealth of walking, in-line skating and biking trails. Among the more popular are the Lake Wobegon Regional Trail, Eastman (around Lake George), Heritage, Whitney Memorial,Wetlands Trail and the Beaver Islands Trail. Minnesota Pioneer Park Historical Museum

725 Pioneer Park Trail (Hwy. 55 E.) Annandale, MN • 320-274-8489 www.pioneerpark.org pioneerp@lakedalelink.net Ad pg. 106 • Map pg. 106 Step back into daily pioneer life of the 1800s! Open Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend. Winter office hours vary, call or email. Gate admission.

Minnesota Zoo

13000 Zoo Blvd, Apple Valley, MN 800-366-7811 • www.mnzoo.com Connecting people, animals and the natural world. Dolphin show, shark feeding, monorail and so much more.

Sinclair Lewis Boyhood Home

Call the Sauk Centre Chamber of Commerce (320-352-5201) for directions, prices, and other information • Map pg. 98 Home of America’s first winner of the Nobel Prize for literature and restored to the turn-of-thecentury period when Lewis lived here.

Sinclair Lewis Interpretive Center & Museum/ Sinclair Lewis Boyhood Home Sauk Centre, MN • 320-352-5201 www.saukcentrechamber.com • Map pg. 98 This center offers exhibits and slide presentations on novelist Lewis, author of such books as Main Street, and Nobel Prize winner for literature. Admission is free.

The Spirituality Center Saint Benedict’s Monastery For more information, call 320-363-7112 www.sbm.osb.org • Map pg. 98 Nurture your spirit at the Spirituality Center. Private or group retreats and hermitage cabin in beautiful central Minnesota. Spiritual direction and other programs.

Third Street Brewhouse 219 N. Red River Ave., Cold Spring, MN 320-685-3690 www.thirdstreetbrewhouse.com Ad pg. 15 • Map pg. 101

Camp Ripley Military Museum

Beaver Islands Trail (St. Cloud) 5.5 miles paved Bend In The River Regional Park (Benton Co.) 1.8 miles unpaved Eastman Park (Lake George) 1.2 miles paved Heritage Park (St. Cloud) 1 mile & 2.5 miles paved & mixed Lake Koronis Recreational Trail (Paynesville) 20 miles paved Lake Wobegon (st. Joseph to Osakis) 62 miles paved North Prairie Trail St. Benedict’s Monastery (st. Joseph) 2 miles unpaved Quarry Park (Waite Park) 4 miles unpaved Sand Prairie Wildlife Area (St. Cloud) 1.6 miles unpaved St. John’s University Trails (Collegeville) varied lengths • unpaved Warner Lake (Clearwater) 2.5 miles unpaved/mile loop Whitney Memorial Park (St. Cloud) 1 mile & 1.5 miles paved

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