Explore Granite County

Art as you like it

This sample itinerary is best during the warmer months, but can be customized for any time of year.

We invite you to enjoy Central Minnesota, home to St. Cloud and the Central Lakes area. This inviting Minnesota destination will provide your groups with a warm and memorable experience.

11:00am – 2:00pm

Your day begins in St. Joseph. The St. Benedict’s Monastery Art & Heritage Place is a museum, gallery and gift shop that features the history and talents of the Sisters of the Order of Saint Benedict. While you are on campus, grab some lunch at the Gorecki Dining Center. Food comes buffet style, with an amazing variety of delicious food stations!

2 – 4:00pm
Make an impression at Art As You Like It, located in Waite Park. It’s a great place for children and adults alike. They’ll provide the materials; all you need to do is have fun! Make an art piece that can be taken home the same day as a souvenir!

4 – 5:00pm
Check into one of the many group-friendly hotels in the area and get ready for your adventures this evening.

5 – 7:00pm
Located on the scenic Sauk River, Anton’s is the perfect restaurant for groups. A top choice of the locals since the 1930s, you will learn the history of the lodge’s past while admiring the log walls and irresistible popovers.

7 – 9:00pm
Watch the sun set with an evening stroll through Munsinger & Clemens Gardens. Located just off the banks of the Mississippi River, Munsinger Gardens invites you to relax on a bench, a swing, or in the gazebo overlooking the water and shade gardens. Across the street you will find sunny Clemens Gardens, featuring the 24-foot “Renaissance Fountain with Cranes.” Learn the beautiful story that ties these two gardens together.

11:00am – 2:00pm

Take a detour to the Stearns History Museum. With two floors of exhibits, your groups will be busy! Learn about the Pan car that was manufactured in St. Cloud in the early 1900s or participate in the Artifind scavenger hunt!

2 – 6:00pm
Make your way downtown. Choose from a self-guided St. Cloud Historic District Walking Tour, or meander down the streets to find unique shopping and tasty restaurant options.

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

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