If you are looking for something a little different, you’ll find it in Granite Country! Located between the Twin Cities and Fargo/Moorhead, the St. Cloud and Central Lakes area is a convenient place for a “hub-n-spoke” touring adventure with your group. The communities next to St. Cloud want to charm your groups, and the experienced industry professionals at the St. Cloud Area CVB know the ins & outs to make your trip an exceptional experience!
This sample itinerary can be customized for any time of the year.
10:00am – 2:00pm
Start the morning out in Little Falls at the Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site and take a guided tour through the early life of Lindbergh. The visitor center holds interactive exhibits that include flight simulators, films, photographs and artifacts. The boyhood home will show what life was like in that era. Then take a walk through the surrounding park and community in Little Falls.
2 – 4:00pm
Take a short drive out to Kimball to spend the afternoon celebrating Austrian and Hungarian wine heritage at Millner Heritage Vineyard & Winery! For an experience like no other, your group will take a ride through the grape rows tasting the grapes as they go. A tour inside of the winery will cover the process of winemaking from grape to bottle.
5 – 7:00pm
Enter the relaxing lobby of Fuji Sushi & Steakhouse, where you’ll be greeted by a Koi pond and beautiful Japanese décor. For a high-energy dining experience, choose the Hibachi / Teppanyaki grill room and watch a skilled spatula twirling chef cook right in front of you, or you can select the dining room with authentic Japanese cuisine in a comfortable booth. Sushi bar, full bar, and a lounge are also available.
7 – 9:00pm
Enjoy one of the many professional entertainment options from either Pioneer Place on Fifth or the Paramount Theatre.
10:00am – 12:00pm
Take a morning stroll through Munsinger Clemens Gardens. The natural beauty of the gardens will entice your groups with winding trails and brick pathways located along the Mississippi River.
12 – 5:00pm
Take a short drive up I-94 and spend the day in Sauk Centre. Your groups will have a variety of tours to choose from including wineries, whiskey distilleries, vinegaries, creameries, and baseball bat tours. In addition, visit Tutti Fruitti Market Farm for home-cooked meals and seasonal fruits and veggies. Enjoy Sauk Centre’s geocache trail, Lake Wobegon Trail and learn about America’s first Nobel Prize winner for literature – Sinclair Lewis. For a paranormal experience visit the famous Palmer House Hotel & Pub where TV’s Ghost Adventures has filmed shows. A new mural on original Main Street and the new splash pad by Sauk Lake provide a fun getaway in Sauk Centre.
For more information or to customize this sample itinerary for your group, contact Jean Robbins at the St. Cloud Area Convention & Visitors Bureau at 320-251-4170 or go online to VisitStCloud.com.