From Itineraries Minnesota Summer Issue 2006
This itinerary works best spring through fall.
Granite is hard to miss. It adorns our churches, museums, fancy restaurants and even our kitchens and bathrooms. It’s unique colors, astounding beauty, durability and hardness impress with every passing year — and Granite County offers some of the BEST granite deposits in the world.
9 – 10:30 am
Monument Works – Granite, it’s not just for cemeteries anymore! Granite photography, granite gardens and lawn ornaments.
10:30 – 12:00 pm
Quarry Park and Nature Center – Bring your hiking shoes to view the site of 21 amazingly abandoned granite quarries.
12 – 1:30 pm
Lunch at one of St. Cloud’s great restaurants.
1:30 – 2:30 pm
Granite Counter Tops – Custom fabrication of granite, and ideas of how to use granite in your home.
2:30 – 3:30 pm
Granite Equipment – Tour the largest manufacturer of stone-working equipment in North America.
3:30 – 5:00 pm
One of the best times to visit Musinger/Clemens Gardens is in early fall. The flowers are beautiful, the crisp fall air and fresh waters of the Mississippi make this stop a must…don’t take the gardens ‘for granite’ in the fall!
For more information or to customize this tour for your group, call your tour operator or contact Jean Robbins, St. Cloud Area Convention and Visitors Bureau at 800-264-2940 ext. 129.