|Welcome to St. Cloud’s Downtown
| Downtown is an increasingly growing district anchored by the beautiful Mississippi River. Conveniently located just off Hwy 23 — it is the central business district of St. Cloud. Home to the offices of the City and County governments, ING Direct and the Civic Center just to name a few. It is as rich in history as it is in hospitality.
New energy is spurring new developments throughout Downtown. This energy is spearheaded by the Downtown Council in partnership with several public and private organizations.
The Future of St. Cloud’s Downtown
St. Cloud Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
|Take a Walking Tour of our Historic Downtown
According to local lore, it was John Lyman Wilson who named the city after reading a biography of Napoleon in which the Paris suburb of St. Cloud was mentioned. In the mid-1850s, the area that was to become downtown St. Cloud was called “Middle Town.”
watercolor by jim povich
To request a copy of the Historic Walking Brochure, .
The Granite Trio, A Sculpture for the Granite City
This example of exquisite public art has been and continues to be an intensely human experience for those who pass by as they go about their daily lives.