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“One of the most scenic rivers!”
Review of St. Croix River

Ranked #365 of 1,498 things to do in Minnesota
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Owner description: This scenic river, running through Afton State Park, is ideal for viewing wildlife.
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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96 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“One of the most scenic rivers!”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

Living in Stillwater, which is right on the river, it is easy to take for granted the lovely views from the river. Stillwater's main street is great any time of year for great shopping and good eats! If you visit when the paddleboats are running they are a must do! The price is very resonable for a great view of the river and great food.

Visited March 2013
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New Brighton, Minnesota
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89 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Perfect Place to Just Be”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

Hiking, picnics or just exploring make this a great place not to far from home. Half an hour from Minneapolis MN

Visited October 2012
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 reviews
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“Lovely for a daytrip or a get-away weekend”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

The river itself is the gem of this area. If you enjoy boating, canoeing, or swimming, this is a great destination. But, leave time to explore the towns that line the river. My favorite it Hudson, Wisconsin. This small town is filled with wonderful shops and restaurants. A couple of my favorites are Seasons on the St. Croix (art), and Etc. (gifts). Have a meal at Pier 500 if you want to eat with a view of the river. The food is great! Or downtown, try Bricks, or San Pedros. Check out summer concerts and events in the riverside park.

Visited February 2013
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Chicago
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160 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Pretty”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

The river is pretty frozen. The weather was too cold to take a walk. I would like to come back in the spring to enjoy more of the outdoors in Saint Paul.

Visited February 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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93 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

Nice scenic river - great for canoing or boating. pretty to sit by and look at too. Well used by many.

Visited August 2012
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