The 10 Best Things to Do in Saint Cloud, United States

March 22, 2018 Emerita Lamoureux

Discover the best top things to do in Saint Cloud, United States including Clemens Gardens, Quarry Park and Nature Preserve, Bad Habit Brewing Company, Munsinger Gardens, Parkwood 17, Beaver Island Brewery, Stearns History Museum, Summerland, Beaver Islands Trail, Lake George.
Restaurants in Saint Cloud

1. Clemens Gardens

Kilian Blvd., Saint Cloud, MN +1 320-257-5959
Excellent
90%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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5 based on 122 reviews

Clemens Gardens

Picturesque garden with red-brick walkways gives visitors a feast for the senses.

Reviewed By Lianwilson24 - Clarksville, Tennessee

If you are seeing Clemens, you must see Munsinger as well as they are connected! The gardens are tastefully planned. If you have no interest in gardens, it's just an incredibly beautifull area! Pathways are lovely, filled with color of both annuals and perrenial selections. The hardscape is reminicient of those grand gardens of noble houses. Shaded and sunny areas allow for a varied experience. A photographer's dream!

2. Quarry Park and Nature Preserve

1802 County Road 137, Waite Park, MN 56387-2071 +1 320-255-6172
Excellent
71%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 54 reviews

Quarry Park and Nature Preserve

Reviewed By Kaley B

We live near Brainerd MN and I've always had friends who visited the quarries. Not quite sure why I never went until now, but I'm definitely glad I did. The views were gorgeous. The swimming areas were beautiful and very refreshing water! There was music playing and people diving in from the cliffs. Lucky I live so close to something so beautiful ! Definitely recommend to anyone who visits st.cloud!

3. Bad Habit Brewing Company

15 E Minnesota St, #108, Saint Joseph, MN 56374-4689 +1 320-402-4442
Excellent
73%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 21 reviews

Bad Habit Brewing Company

Reviewed By Theresa C

This is a great craft brewery that is within walking distance from the College of Saint Benedict. It has a great selection of beers as well as lemonade and fresh brewed root beer for those who are underage. No food but lets you bring in or order food from surrounding establishments. A fun hangout that closes early so eliminates people from getting too drunk.

4. Munsinger Gardens

Kilian Blvd., Saint Cloud, MN +1 320-257-5959
Excellent
81%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 342 reviews

Munsinger Gardens

Located along the scenic Mississippi River, these gardens are known for their shade-loving plants including numerous hostas and ferns.

Reviewed By CoopyCob - Twin Cities, MN

We always enjoy our visit. It is a very peaceful setting. Very beautiful when the garden is in bloom. Small garden store but not much else around the garden so need to motor for lunch.

5. Parkwood 17

1533 Frontage Rd N, Waite Park, MN 56387-1809 +1 320-253-4328
Excellent
51%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 28 reviews

Parkwood 17

Reviewed By curmudgon3216

Great theater in the St Cloud area, the upgrades with VIP seating and recliner seats in several theaters make this even better than it was before. Also being able to order food from Zafffiro's along with drinks for the show is a real perk.

6. Beaver Island Brewery

216 6th Ave S, Saint Cloud, MN 56301-4304 +1 320-253-5907
Excellent
51%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 30 reviews

Beaver Island Brewery

Reviewed By tdw295 - Regina, Canada

Super friendly server. Nice selection of beers. Tried the hoppy styles and both were very good. A must stop if you are in the area. The building is a beautifully remodelled car dealership from many years ago. Worth the visit just to see the building.

7. Stearns History Museum

235 33rd Ave S, Saint Cloud, MN 56301-3752 +1 320-253-8424
Excellent
54%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 30 reviews

Stearns History Museum

Reviewed By Hawkdriver1974

My family and I visited the museum and left extremely pleased with the experience. The inside if very neat, clean, and well organized. It is a very professional museum. Right off the bat we were having fun looking at the animal display. I didn't know about the significant role granite played in this areas history. I especially loved the section dedicated to recognizing individuals that contributed to the success of the area. This time emphasis was placed upon medical professionals. They have a research room, which coincidentally, my wife was able to get help with a genealogy question she'd been unable to answer using their staff and their Ancestry.com access.

Surrounding the museum are several trails which are shaded. They were empty and a little dirty, but we did encounter a woodpecker and completed a Geocache. Lastly, we stopped to watch the kids at the skate park which was a nice end to the visit.

Note: when I provided my military ID with my credit card, my family and I were kindly given free access. I didn't ask, but was very appreciative of this kind gesture.

8. Summerland

1050 28th Ave NE, Sauk Rapids, MN 56379-8614 +1 320-251-0940
Excellent
30%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
20%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 10 reviews

Summerland

Reviewed By Rosie K - Winthrop, Minnesota, United States

My husband and I stopped here on our way up north because we are mini-golf junkies. We played The Lakes course and had a ball! Its a great course with pretty water features. The other course looked like fun too, but had more of a kid appeal. After mini-golf we raced eachother around the go-kart track. Even though he won, we had a great time! If we would have had more time or kids along, I would have loved to try the waterslide, bumper boats or batting cage. They are VERY reasonable with their prices too! If you are around, make the stop!

9. Beaver Islands Trail

Saint Cloud, MN
Excellent
66%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 23 reviews

Beaver Islands Trail

Reviewed By curioustravelor2010 - Becker, Minnesota

Our first visit was this afternoon and we enjoyed the trail very much. It is asphalt. The beginning is divided for walkers and bikers. However, most of the trail is shared by all. The asphalt is well maintained. Nice views of the river often come into view. The few people we saw were friendly. Not crowded. We felt safe. Saw lots of geese. We will be back!

10. Lake George

1101 7th St S, Saint Cloud, MN 56301-4484 +1 320-257-5952
Excellent
49%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 19 reviews

Lake George

Reviewed By csb14 - Saint Cloud, Minnesota

Lake George is a little lake in the heart of Saint Cloud. It has a walking path all the way around, two playgrounds, restrooms, a shelter that hosts various events and a fishing platform. In the summer you can rent paddleboats and every Wednesday evening there are free concerts and vendors selling food, arts and crafts.

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