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Here’s Minnesota’s Top Outdoor Attraction… And You’ll Definitely Want To Do It

When you’re near St. Cloud, there’s nothing better than stopping to visit the Munsinger Clemens Gardens. With fresh blooms and beautiful landscapes in every season, it’s even worth going out of the way to see these spectacular places. Across the Mississippi River from St. Cloud State University, these gardens have acres of natural beauty and they hold plenty of public events like music in the gardens on alternating Sundays and the art fair in the gardens on July 21. They also hold a photography contest – so check our their website for photography rules and get snapping!

The gardens were started when a former sawmill was purchased by the city in the early 1900s and they created Riverside Park and Munsinger Gardens. A century later they were given another piece of land by Bill and Virginia Clemens who constructed the beautiful European formal gardens. They are full of fascinating shapes and beautifully arranged color.

The gardens are also the perfect place to relax and take in the fresh air of the MN countryside. So remember to give this place a try next time you’re passing through, or better yet, plan a special trip to this little slice of paradise in the middle of MN.

Jo Magliocco
Minnesota staff writer for Only in Your State and owner of Minnesota blog NorthGuide.co, I'm a Minneapolis transplant who loves my cats, camera, and local coffee. On the weekends I'm usually exploring the North Shore or making my way through the list of Minnesota's State Parks. Want to talk about MN or ask me a question? Tweet me @sotafiedjo!