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THINGS TO DO

There is plenty to do while visiting Cold Spring Minnesota.

A few of our favorites include Powder Ridge - a great place to enjoy all kinds of winter sports - Silverwood Park - a beautiful nature preserve to explore - and Oliver Kelley Farm - the perfect place for the whole family.

Don't miss your opportunity to discover the unique experiences that await you in Cold Spring Minnesota.

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Cold Spring Bakery

Craving something sweet? The Cold Spring Bakery is home to some of the best homemade bread, cakes, bagels, cookies, and croissants in all of Minnesota.
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Cold Spring Springers baseball game

The Cold Spring Springers are a local amateur baseball team with a lot of talent! Their outdoor ballpark is perfect for enjoying the beautiful Minnesota weather. Don't miss the fun promotions at home games. A great evening of local entertainment!
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The Great Blue Heron Restaurant

Located in the heart of Central Minnesota, The Great Blue Heron has been a dining landmark for nearly 50 years. Famous for their Beer Battered Walleye Sandwich, The Great Blue Heron provides a once in a lifetime dining experience!
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Gentler Thymes

Visit Gentler Thymes for a unique antique shopping experience. Across the street from the Pillar Inn, Gentler Thymes sells antiques, vintage clothing, and a beautiful walk through the historic Maurin Mansion.
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400 Club on Pleasant Lake

Looking to dine on a lake? The 400 Club on Pleasant Lake is just what you've been looking for! Stop by for a lake dining experience.
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Little Sisters Antiques

Little Sisters Antiques has a great selection of antiques, jewelry, and new and repurposed items. 318 1st St S, Cold Spring, MN.
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Modern Barnyard

Modern Barnyard has an amazing mix of repurposed and new items, gifts, etc. Located in Waite Park, Modern Barnyard is only 20 minutes from Cold Spring.
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SKIN SPA

The Skin Spa offers facials, waxing, makeup applications, peels, and much more. Located across the street from The Pillar Inn! Call 320-250-6036 to make an appointment.
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Styles Plus Salon and Spa

Styles Plus Salon and Spa is a full-service salon and spa located right behind The Pillar Inn! Call 320-685-4452 to make an appointment.
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Tour a local granite company

Thinking of adding some granite countertops to your home? Are you curious about how granite is taken from its natural state into a beautiful countertop, fireplace, and more? Granite Tops, a local granite fabricator, gives tours, by appointment, Monday-Friday.
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Tour the Third Street Brewhouse

The Third Street Brewhouse (formerly Cold Spring Brewery) is open for tours! Did you know Third Street Brewhouse not only brews great beers but is one of the top producers of energy drinks in the US? Their new craft beers are very tasty and the new tasting room and brewhouse is unforgettable.
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Powder Ridge

Powder Ridge offers some great winter fun so make sure to purchase some tickets or season tickets for your family vacation.
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Trendsetters Boutique

Visit Trendsetters Boutique, located one block from The Pillar Inn, for a fun and ever-changing selection of purses, jewelry, sunglasses and more! What's even better is that a portion of these business profits go to the assistance of those in need. See Trendsetter Boutique's website for more details.
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SHOP 'TIL YOU DROP

The Pillar Inn is accessible to a very unique shopping destination, Trendsetters Boutique! Trendsetters is located within walking distance of the inn and has a wide variety of fun designer inspired handbags as well as jewelry, manicure sets and gift items.

A new addition to the area shopping scene is the Grande Depot. Located at the intersection of Interstate 94 and Highway 23, (you may even take this exit to get to The Pillar Inn!), this newly opened shopping venue offers upscale retail choices in culinary and gourmet food items, stylish home decorating items, unique gifts, and a unique selection of wines and spirits. This truly is a shopping destination!

And of course, the city of St Cloud is just 9 miles away, with lots of great shopping destinations! Crossroads Mall has many major retailers.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Visit El Rancho Manana Campground and Riding Stables, only 7 miles from The Pillar Inn!

Enjoy a guided horseback ride through scenic, wooded trails. Or, use the same scenic trails for hiking and bird watching!

Horseback riding is offered Wednesdays-Fridays 1230p-630p and Saturday/Sunday 930a-630p, May through September. Reservations required and please call in advance. Trails may not operate due to minimum number of riders required, weather, etc.

Please note: El Rancho Manana is open May 1-Oct 1 each year.

320-597-2740
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