Minnesota October 30, 2017
The Tiny Town In Minnesota That Is Too Adorable For Words
With as many cute towns as Minnesota has, it may seem impossible to visit them all. From north to south, there is a charming downtown to visit down just about every road. They’re full of beautiful historic buildings, great activities, and wonderful people. That goes double for Marine-on-St. Croix, the tiny town in Minnesota that is too adorable for words.
Marine on St. Croix is a tiny town about 40 miles northeast of the Twin Cities. The population is only about 700 people.
It is nestled right on the western banks of the St. Croix River, with plenty of natural beauty to keep you occupied.
The town is home to manmade beauty too, such as a beautiful red bridge that crosses the water.
Marine on St. Croix also has a charming downtown filled with historic buildings. Many, like the 1888 village hall, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
You can get a taste of history by exploring some of the town's historic sites, like the Stonehouse Museum. Once used as both a town hall and a jail, it is an interesting look at the history of the town's early settlers.
Perhaps Marine on St. Croix's most famous landmark is the Marine General Store. As Minnesota's oldest general store, it dates back to 1849.
Here, you'll find all the groceries, gifts, and other items that you need. They also serve tasty meals.
Around the corner from the general store is the General Scoop. This little ice cream parlor is the perfect place to enjoy a summer day in small-town Minnesota.
There is a patio where you can watch the quiet hustle of this little town.
Other great restaurants serve locals and visitors. Brookside Bar and Grill is a popular spot, as is the charming Marine Cafe.
And if you have a sweet tooth, this tiny town even has its own chocolate shop! The St. Croix Chocolate Company makes excellent artisan chocolates that you will love.
All in all, Marine on St. Croix is an adorable, charming town that anyone would be happy to visit.
Marine on St. Croix is one of the most charming towns in the St. Croix River Valley. Have you ever been there?
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