Greater St. Cloud, MN has every ingredient for the perfect summer vacation! A hub for live music with a vibrant downtown that boasts the historical Paramount Theater and art gallery along with public displays of art, there’s no shortage of entertainment. Find adventure and beauty at Munsinger and Clemens botanical garden, Quarry Park and Nature Preserve complete with swimming holes, cliff jumping, hiking, and rock climbing, and the Beaver Island and Wobegon Trails. After you’ve had your fill of adventure and entertainment, fuel up with an all-encompassing local food scene and check out our award-winning breweries and Iron Street distillery.
Scroll through the gallery below to find ideas for the perfect itinerary in Greater St. Cloud.
Live entertainment at The Ledge Amphitheater in Waite Park, MN is a unique experience not to be missed. Built between two granite quarries, the views are as amazing as the national acts that take the stage!
2. Experience the Paramount Theater and Downtown St. Cloud
On the banks of the Mississippi River, Downtown St. Cloud provides stunning views along with shops, restaurants, bars, hotels, and the historical Paramount Theater. A staple of the Greater St. Cloud community, the Paramount offers incredible performances year-round.
3. Embrace the Beauty of the Botanical Gardens
Nationally recognized Munsinger and Clemens Botanical Gardens invite you to stroll the winding paths and brick pathways as you experience this dazzling St. Cloud treasure. Munsinger Gardens and Clemens Gardens are two distinct but adjacent gardens on the banks of the Mississippi River.
4. Be Adventurous at Quarry Park and Nature Preserve
A park among the famous granite quarries offers a wide array of activities for any thrill seeker. Swimming holes surrounded by granite rocks that are prime for cliff jumping are a summer favorite. You can also scuba dive, rock climb, hike, bike, and explore the history behind the quarries.
5. Rent a Bike on the Lake Wobegon Trail
The Wobegon Trail is a 130-mile trip from Waite Park to the end of the trail and back. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch the must-see sight of the Lady Slipper flowers in bloom along the trail. Bikes are available for rent at the River’s Edge Park in Waite Park during the summer months, first come first serve.
6. Take a Kayak Tour on the Mississippi River
Clear Waters Outfitting in Clearwater, MN offers guided tours, fishing trips, and equipment rentals for a fun day on the water! Whether you take a kayak or canoe out on the Mississippi or give paddle boarding a try at Warner Lake, you’re sure to have a memorable experience!
7. Find the Butterfly and Snap a Photo
Finding the butterfly art Downtown St. Cloud has become quite the quest for some. This beautiful painting has been the backdrop for some amazing photos, come explore downtown and see if you can find this work of art.
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