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    by riotgirlpeeps Written Oct 18, 2004

    A beautiful park/garden area that has been a local favorite for years. The garden area is divided into two areas a lower and upper area divided by a residential street.

    Many of the homes facing the garden have very interesting architecture and are just as interesting as the gardens.

    This garden started initally as an informal garden park area in the 1930's. It is located directly on the banks of the Mississippi River and has several acres with flower lined walking paths and a pond.

    The upper level (Clemens Gardens) is broken up into several more formal gardens including a rose garden. Many of these gardens (The white garden) are designed after formal British Gardens. The main centerpiece in the upper gardens is a large fountain called "The Renaissance Fountain with Cranes", which is one of the largest fountains in the state.

    This garden area is an excellent place to spend time in and have a picnic. Very often you will see wedding parties here for photo sessions. There is also a peacock which occasionally walks the grounds.

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  • A Great Place

    Granite City Brewery is a great place to eat, one of my all time favorite places. I have never had a bad dinner, service is wonderful, and beer is brewed at GCB, great patio for summertime meals, a must if in St. Cloud area. Three Cheese Ravioli heard the turkey rueben is wonderful, GCB special sour cream/garlic dip for fries, the potato or tomato...

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  • Breakfast Joint

    Pete’s Place is located on 9th Avenue and serves up a great traditional American breakfast. You will find every walk of life here from the guy who should be in CD treatment to the 7th district judge. It as a homey, cozy feeling.Get a perfect hand in cribbage or close to it and you to can get your picture on the wall. Serves lunch too, open daily...

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  • Park Diner

    Park Diner is one of my favorite spots for a cheap meal. It is a shiny metal diner with a 50's motif. They have fabulous malts and shakes and average sandwiches and burgers. I hear their breakfast is fabulous. Kids love it becuase they get their kid's meal served in a replica 50's carboard car. The value for your money is great! it is located...

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Saint Cloud Nightlife

  • Drinks and Fun

    Downtown St. Cloud is often known to have a pretty big party scene, because St. Cloud State University is located blocks away. The most popular is The Red Carpet and the crowd can range from young to old. A fun place to go with some friends and there is often live music on the weekends. Casual/Dressy

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  • Coffee House With Live Music

    Although mainly overrun with college students and those aren't old enough to drink this is still a very interesting and fun place to chill out at. They are known for featuring alot of local bands and having live music but they also have a good selection of drinks besides coffee related items.Huge couches are all over the place and broken up to...

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  • Minnesotans favorite subject...

    Minnesotans favorite subject is the weather...Everybody talks about the weather....If you feel like talking to anybody, mention the cold or the wind and we will most definitely have an opinion=)

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  • If theres a fair going on...

    If theres a fair going on while you're here, make sure to go, Minnesotans love food on a stick! There's corn on a stick, corn dogs, pork chops on a stick, ribs on a stick, cotton candy on a stick...no if they could only put Tom Thumb donuts on a stick...Tom Thumb donuts are the BEST!!! Have some! ...don't forget the beer garden!

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Saint Cloud Off The Beaten Path

  • Books Revisted.....

    Instead of going to a chain bookstore like Barnes & Noble when visiting St. Cloud I'd recommend going to Books Revisited.This is a small bookstore that specializes in buying/selling used books and tracking down rare books for you. It is located in the main downtown area on the northwest side of the Mississippi River. They have a very good mix of...

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  • Supposed Hauntingedge of...

    Supposed Hauntingedge of townWhen this skating rink was built in the 1970's in a swamp, locals begged not to do so, for it had sentimental value to them. The builder dismissed their claims and built anyway. Later, it was learned that in the early 1900's, a young boy, Gilbert, lived in the area. Despite his mother's warnings not to venture too close...

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  • Electric Fetus 28 5th Ave...

    Electric Fetus 28 5th Ave SSt Cloud, MN 56301 Phone: 320-251-2569 This a record store. But it's a record store called Electric Fetus. What more could you ask for? Actually, it's a pretty cool place to stop by.

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Saint Cloud Sports & Outdoors

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    by salmonslayer Updated Apr 4, 2011

    WCHA Hockey. St Cloud State Men's Hockey. They are great to watch with an awsome fan base. The place is always rocking with great competition and rivalries. Non stop action with great nachos. Tickets 12-20 bucks depending on the game.

    Equipment: Pick up your tickets at the door, but warning!! many games sell out. Pick up early.

    2001 WCHA Champions
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