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St. Croix River

MN
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Ranked #73 of 740 Attractions in Minnesota
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Canoeing, Camping
Owner description: This scenic river, running through Afton State Park, is ideal for viewing wildlife.
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Canoeing, Camping
Owner description: This scenic river, running through Afton State Park, is ideal for viewing wildlife.
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123 reviews 123 reviews
8 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

it was pretty nifty... 90 minutes of peace! the upstairs was full so we sat down-- and could see it all. no comment on food-- only had a cola. its a value for money trip

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SSP,
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The river offers many venues from small town festivals, camping, canoeing, hiking, biking, and adventure parks. You will come back over and over to this area because there are many places and activities to share.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Upper St. Croix River Valley is one of the Most Scenic Wild Rivers in the Country. Rent a car for a day or drive from Stillwater, MN (great local town) North on MN 95 to US 8, Head East about 3 miles and you find two great State Parks on opposite sides of the St. Croix river. Rent a... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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125 reviews 125 reviews
66 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

While we preferred our trip to Stillwater, MN on the St. Croix River, over our time in Hudson, WI on the St. Croix River; Hudson does have a nice beach with restroom/changing facilities and and area to rinse off the sand after a day of play. For sight seeing and scenic views, Stillwater is the better option.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We are boating a lot on the st croix river. You can swim, stay overnight on the beach make a camp fire and meet other boaters. It' s a very good brake after a long week at work.

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Mpls
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

If had to pick a place that would be your definition of a paradise in terms of scenic beauty, calming effect, as well as the best spot for spending a summer day or weekend the St. Croix River would win out on all counts. This body of water is one of the most popular places in the state in terms... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

You could easily spend three days working your way down the St Croix River! Taylors Falls, Stillwater, Hudson, Hasting, and Red Wing are just the main towns along the way. There is something for everyone along the way. My favorite destination is the Taylors Falls, MN area. You can take a river boat cruise, rent canoes, or my favorite which... More 

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

It is the most beautiful river, calm and enviting. There is lots to look at when you visit the St. Croix, especially if you are traveling by boat.

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

The St. Croix River is very clean for a river. It's nice place to walk dogs. There is a lot of boating activity in the summer.

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Marshall, MN
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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

We loved going through the St. Croix river areas to catch fall leaves turning colors. We have gone for a weekend and stayed in the Stillwater area, but you will need to plan ahead when visiting this area in the fall colors time because "all" hotels in the area were booked solid that weekend we tried it without reservations. We... More 

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