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Navigating the US: Getting Around in St. Cloud, Minnesota

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Sometimes, the most humble of places can hold the biggest surprises. St. Cloud, Minnesota, is by no means the largest city in the state of Minnesota, let alone the country. However, there is plenty to do in the central Minnesota city that will have visitors on cloud nine!


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St Cloud State University

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Major Highways and Roadways to Know

St. Cloud is located right in the middle of Minnesota, meaning there are a lot of roads that lead straight to it. Both Interstate 94 and U.S. Highway 10 go through its metropolitan area, which makes it easy to get to the city’s heart by car.

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St Cloud Minnesota Stearns County Courthouse

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Alternative Ways of Seeing the City

While you can easily get around St. Cloud on foot, the city also has the St. Cloud Metropolitan Transit Commission for transportation in the city. Meanwhile, the Tri County Action Program transports passengers from the city to nearby rural areas.

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St Cloud Minnesota 5th Avenue Downtown

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Best Places to Park

The downtown area of St. Cloud is home to several designated parking areas. These include:

  • Centre Square Parking Facility
  • Grand Central Parking Ramp
  • Paramount Parking Ramp
  • River’s Edge Convention Center Parking Ramp

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St Cloud Minnesota Armory

Photo: Tony Webster

Airports and Car Rentals

The closest airport to St. Cloud, Minnesota is the St. Cloud Regional Airport, which is located right outside of the city. Located a few miles from the St. Cloud Regional Airport are several car rental companies, so visitors can have their pick of the litter if they need four-wheeled transportation around town.

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St Cloud Minnesota Paramount Art District

Photo: Randy Stern

Hotels and Attractions

From the Hampton Inn to the Fairfield Inn, there are plenty of hotel choices located right in the heart of St. Cloud. That is convenient, since many of the city’s star attractions, such as the beautiful Munsinger Gardens, are near that location as well.

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