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Things to do in Stearns County

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Two swimming quarries Hiking trails Geocaching Rock climbing Scuba diving Picnic areas”
  • 9 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful gardens by the Mississippi River and across from the St. Cloud State University campus.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“It's close! Go south on hwy 15. Turn right on 3rd. The mall contains many popular stores.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“On the lake. You can park your boat and go in for an appetizer, drink, or dinner.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Flea Market
“Address: 13594 100th St NW, South Haven, MN 55382 Hours: Open every Saturday in April thru October. Sunrise thru 1 p.m. Holiday weekends open Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Free parking. • One of Minnesota's largest outdoor flea markets voted Minnesota's Best Flea Market by WCCO in 2014. • Sometimes it can be very crowded especially on Holiday weekends and other weekends quiet. • Many vendors sell plants & flowers, vegetables, to almost anything imaginable – DVDs, clothes, etc. • There are food vendors and a red building where you can order food. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“The iconic Paramount hosts many plays and live entertainment. They also have an art gallery attached.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“It’s not Colorado, but it’s a great inexpensive place to spend the day snowboarding, skiing, or tubing. They allow you to bring in your own food and drink if your budget conscious, but also serve food and drink in the lodge. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 4 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Water equipment can be rented. Free public concerts on Wednesdays in the summer. Wednesday nights in the summer they have FREE live music and food trucks. It's a happening place. Go to www.summertimebygeorge.com for more information.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“ Great service, food and live music! Full bar, bar games, outdoor patio seating. 3 minute drive from cabin. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“Sibley State Park offers hiking up to the highest point in Kandiyohi County”
  • 2 locals recommend
University
“Division 1 Hockey! Only 20 minutes away and frequently offering speakers, movies, guest lectures and Husky Athletics. GO HUSKIES!!!!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
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“Another top restaurant in the area. This is place is known for it's whiskey selection.”
  • 4 locals recommend
University
“I find it fun to hike out at St. John's University, just off of I-94 (North). I especially love to hike the trails out to the little chapel in the fall. Beautiful!”
  • 1 local recommends
Botanical Garden
“Lots of beautiful blooms and neat local history of a Gentlemnen and his Wife who lived accorss the street see info in guest folder. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Very cool and unique beer here, with the best view of the Crow River in town! This is where the locals go to play music and socialize.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“On the lake. You can park your boat and go in for an appetizer, drink, or dinner.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“ Great service, food and live music! Full bar, bar games, outdoor patio seating. 3 minute drive from cabin. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Another top restaurant in the area. This is place is known for it's whiskey selection.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
  • 2 locals recommend
Brewery
“Very cool and unique beer here, with the best view of the Crow River in town! This is where the locals go to play music and socialize.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Our favorite restaurant in St.Cloud. A little bit of a drive but well worth it.”
  • 1 local recommends

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