Central Minnesota Shopping

This sample itinerary can be customized for any time of year.

DAY ONE
5 – 7:00pm
Wine and dine this evening at Millner Heritage Vineyard & Winery in Kimball, MN. Choose from a variety of food items to accommodate your group, take a ride through the vineyard, explore the process of winemaking, and end with a wine tasting!

7 – 8:00pm
Take a short drive from Kimball to St. Cloud and spend the evening in one of their many group-friendly hotels. The Holiday Inn Express is an excellent option, offering free WiFi and free breakfast.

DAY TWO
10:00am – 12:00pm

What better way to start out your morning than with a trip to Munsinger Clemens Gardens? Two beautifully different gardens on the banks of the Mississippi invite you to stroll through their perfectly manicured landscapes while you take in the beauty of the morning. Visit the gift shop for one-of-a-kind treasures!

12 – 4:00pm
Welcome to the heart of downtown St. Cloud! Allow your groups to split up and explore this historic area. Find a unique spot to stop for lunch before strolling through the many small local shops you won’t find elsewhere.

4 – 6:00pm
The Grand Depot invites you to indulge in their grand shops this afternoon. From fine wine to Christmas decorations, your groups will find everything they are looking for, and maybe a few things they didn’t know they needed! Browse their Minnesota-made goodies, bakery items, fine cookware and gadgets, and don’t forget to take a peak upstairs!

6 – 8:00pm
Dinner this evening is at Anton’s. Enjoy delicious popovers and a diverse menu to cater to everyone in your group.

DAY THREE
11:00am – 2:00pm
Travel to the Redhead Creamery in Brooten, MN! On this tour you’ll view dairy calves and heifers, the milking cows, the milking parlor, and milk holding room. Tours begin and end in the cheese plant, with an overview of the entire process. Stop at the cheese shop for locally made foods and products including jams, crackers, chocolates, and honey. Take a seat and enjoy some pan-fried cheese curds, baked brie drizzled in caramel, or a personalized cheese sampling.

2 – 4:00pm
Travel to Long Prairie, MN to visit Leatherwood Vinegary, the finest little vinegary in Minnesota. Tour the 40 acres of beautiful Minnesota soil encompassing Leatherwood Orchards, Leatherwood Herb Gardens, and Leatherwood Vinegary that work together to produce fine wine vinegars. Let your groups unwind in this charming place with faux rock walls, urn-filled niches, and the permeating essence of wine and vinegar.

For more information or to customize this sample itinerary for your group, contact the St. Cloud CVB at 320-251-4170 or visit them online at www.visitstcloud.com.

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