St. Cloud is one of the largest and most exciting cities in the state — it’s home to scenic views, kayaking hotspots, historic landmarks, and vibrant festivals. With a long and storied history, the St. Cloud area boasts a rich culture and welcoming community. Here’s a quick look at a few things that make us proud to call St. Cloud our home.
Minnesota became a United States territory in 1849, and St. Cloud followed shortly after in 1851. Named for a suburb of Paris, the city sits on intertwining branches of the Mississippi. Because of its location on the river, St. Cloud quickly grew thanks to the bustling fur trade. By the 1880s, a number of prolific granite quarries opened in the area as well, giving St. Cloud the nickname “Granite City.”
St. Cloud is home to world-class kayaking, particularly around the 30 undeveloped islands speckled across our local stretch of the Mississippi river. There are a number of kayak and tubing companies that offer supply rental, including the St. Cloud State University.
For more outdoor fun, you can also visit Lake George, the Quarry Park and Nature Preserve, and Munsinger Gardens. The Quarry Park and Nature Preserve are especially popular when the weather is warm, because they offer great swimming spots and hiking trails.
Things to Do
For those looking to stay warm during the colder months in St. Cloud, there are still many things to do in the area. History buffs may enjoy the Sterns History Museum, while the Beaver Island Brewing Company is the perfect place to have a cold one. The Herb Brooks National Hockey Center is also ideal for a family-friendly day out.
At Don Robinson Mitsubishi, we’re delighted to serve the St. Cloud community.