CSB|SJU & St. Cloud Area Tour

Looking for something to do before the ceremony or before heading home? - There is plenty to do in the St. Cloud area, including visiting some of the sites that led to Medora and Joel becoming a couple.

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  • CSB|SJU Area The Medora and Joel History Tour

    Tour the campuses, pick up some apples at the orchard, check out St. Joe’s finest establishments and more.

    • Collegeville Orchard

      1. Located a mile or two west of campus on Fruit Farm Road
      2. Choose from a dozen or more varieties of apples
      3. Visit and pet the farm animals in the mini zoo
    • SJU

      1. The Abbey Church on the hill is incredible
      2. Joel has paintings displayed in the lower level of Alcuin Library
      3. All-you-can-eat meals at The Refectory in the Quad are legendary
      4. Toss around a ball or frisbee on The Tundra west of Sexton Commons
      5. Be sure to check out Clemens Stadium, one of the finest in all of college football
      6. Wander through Flynntown on the lower campus
    • CSB

      1. Have a bite to eat in the all new Gorecki Center
      2. See the expanded and remodeled Benedicta Art Center
      3. The Sacred Heart Chapel at the Monastery is beautiful
      4. The Haehn Museum has an exhibit about MN nuns in China in the 1930s
    • Sal’s

      1. Located on Minnesota Street across from the St. Ben’s Monastery entrance
      2. One of the most popular student bars in St. Joe
      3. Site of the infamous Medora-Joel Homecoming 2006 reconnection that started this whole thing
      4. Also site of a world-famous (exaggerated) end-of-the-night tradition to be observed at the reception
    • Bo Diddley’s

      1. Located on College Avenue just north of Minnesota Street
      2. Home of absolutely delicious subs, wraps, pitas, and more
      3. Next door to the famous Gary’s Pizza
      4. Site of Medora and Joel’s first ever date, fall of Junior year
  • Waite Park Area Entertainment and Leisure

    Shop at the mall or other retailers, take in a movie, golf a few holes, or relax at Quarry Park.

    • St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

      1. Northwest corner of 6th Avenue & 1st Street
      2. Ceremony site
    • Parkwood 18

      1. Located on Division Street at the west end of Waite Park
      2. 18 screens, stadium seating, etc.
    • Crossroads Mall

      1. Northwest of the intersection of Division Street and MN15
      2. Includes a Target, Macy’s, Sears, Scheels, and much more
      3. The mall anchors St. Cloud’s retail district, which spreads east and west on both Division Street and 2nd Street South
    • Angushire Golf Club

      1. Enter from Waite Avenue south of 2nd Street
      2. 9 hole par 35 course in the midst of a tree-filled residential area
      3. Riding and pull cart rentals available
    • Quarry Park & Nature Preserve

      1. Enter off 7th Street South/Cty 137 west of 10th Avenue
      2. Features old granite quarries filled with 30 to 60 feet of water
      3. Open for swimming, picnics, short hikes and more
  • Downtown St. Cloud History and Entertainment

    Relax at the famed Clemens and Munsinger Gardens along the Mississippi, check out the Red Carpet nightclub, shop at Centre Square and other merchants, or walk around Lake George

    • 912 Regency Plaza

      1. W St. Germain Street between 9th & 10th Avenues
      2. Reception site
    • Radisson Hotel

      1. Southeast corner of 5th Avenue and W St. Germain Street
      2. Lodging option
    • Kelly Inn

      1. East of 4th Avenue at the end of 1st Street
      2. Lodging option
    • Grandstay Suites

      1. Southwest corner of 6th Avenue and 2nd Street South
      2. Lodging option
    • Clemens & Munsinger Gardens

      1. Located at the northwest corner of Michigan Avenue and Kilian Boulevard on the east side of the river
      2. Stunningly beautiful and well-kept gardens along the Mississippi are perfect for relaxing
      3. Clemens Gardens on the top of the hill focuses on orderly, artistic floral displays
      4. Munsinger Gardens spilling down the hillside to the river is wilder and tree-filled
    • Red Carpet Nightclub

      1. Across 5th Avenue from the Radisson
      2. St. Cloud’s biggest and best nightclub/lounge features six separate bars, each with its own unique decor and feel
      3. Live music every weekend on the main stage
      4. Potential post-reception gathering spot…
    • Centre Square Mall

      1. In the heart of downtown along St. Germain
      2. Features a Herberger’s and serves as the anchor of the downtown retail district
      3. Explore St. Cloud’s historic downtown along St. Germain Street and intersecting avenues
    • Lake George

      1. Just south of 2nd Street/MN23 and west of 10th/9th Avenue
      2. Offers walking/biking paths, picnic areas, and grassy areas for relaxing