Welcome to LodgingGuide's hospitality industry listings for the St. Cloud, Minnesota area.
St. Cloud -- Minnesotaís "Granite City" along the Mississippi River -- evolved from a trio of settlements, one founded by a former slave owner bringing in southerners, a second by a Protestant opposed to slavery, and the third attracting German Catholics looking for sawmill work. Consolidating in 1856, residents hoping to highlight French heritage named St. Cloud after outskirts near Paris. Discovery of granite deposits soon brought mining and worldwide export. For the past decade, downtown revitalization has taken civic priority, with the central business district listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Walking tours, with a book published by the city and private partners, highlight 43 sites, and historic trolley operators in period dress narrate from its contents. Trolley tours also include a residential historic district and historic gardens along the river. Attractions include Sand Prairie Wildlife Management Area and Environmental Education area with a marsh boardwalk, and Molitorís Trout Heaven Park, with fishing gear, petting zoo, and miniature golf. Wilson Park, next to the Mississippi, has a boat launch.
Munsinger Gardens awaits with towerng pines and hemlock, and Clemens Gardens has more than 1,000 rose bushes. Diversity at Stearns History Museum showcases a working 1930s granite quarry, a dairy barn from a century ago, the Pan Automobile Company, and exhibits on Bobby Vee, The Trashmen, Bob Dylan, and and other Minnessota musicians. Downtown beckons with a restored 1921 Paramount Theater. Dining options include Antonís serving lunch or dinner in a log cabin, the Blue Herron Super Club, Granite City Food & Brewery, and the Park Diner. Clearwater Travel Plaza is home of Nelson Bros. Restaurant & Bakeryís "World Famous Fritter Bread." Shopping options include Division Street Centre, Midtown Square, Crossroads Shopping Center, Centennial Shopping Center, Marketplace Shopping Center and Annex, and the Albertville Premium Outlets. Gruberís Quilt Shop, in the DanTree Court Plaza across from Crossroads and once visited by Laura Bush, attracts quilters from around the world.
You can begin researching lodging properties and on-site restaurants in the St. Cloud area by selecting one of the options shown below.
Lodging in the greater St. Cloud area located on the banks of the Mississippi River just 60 miles northwest of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. This area is served by St. Cloud Regional Airport (STC).
Lodging located in the city of Little Falls and the nearby city of Baxter. Here you can visit historic attractions and museums, or just take in the great outdoors.
Lodging located in the Alexandria area. This area boasts of lakes and rivers, forests, meadows and rolling hills, each contributing to the abundance of recreational activities available.
Lodging options in the city of Litchfield located on Lake Ripley 65 miles west of the Minneapolis - St. Paul area.
Lodging located in the greater Buffalo area located about 40 miles northwest of Minneapolis - St. Paul. This area includes the cities of Monticello, Becker and others.
Area Facts: Greater St. Cloud is the fastest growing metropolitan area in Minnesota. The local area code for St. Cloud is 320.
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