Downtown — buzzing with activity. Offering a huge spectrum of shopping choices, restaurants and nightlife, this is the area that always has something going on.

Get Connected to Downtown Discounts

Experience all that St. Cloud’s Downtown has to offer at a discounted price! Purchase this card for just $5. Each card is valid for one year after its issue date and may be used in participating locations. Cards may be purchased at the DTC office, by phone (320) 257-5613 or by mail. Ask about signing up to receive e-updates.

Look who’s already participating!

GW Coffee & Tobacco 21 Wilson Ave NE 654-6111 Introducing Reality Roasters small batch coffees! Available now. Sign up for Cup of Excellence roasted coffees. Enjoy 35% selected boxes of cigars. 20% off all money clips. FREE PARKING
Fitzharris Athletic 105 S 7th Ave 251-2844 1/2 price rental on: bikes, skis (x-c or downhill), tennis racquets, wake boards; $25 Free accessories with any new bike purchased plus lifetime adjustment warranty; Free hat (up to $20 value) with any ski or snowboard jacket purchased; Extra 10% off any goggles or gloves (including sale priced); $5 off tennis or racquetball stringing with purchase of string;
10% off all golf clubs (including sale clubs).
The Quarry Grill & Bar 1740 W St Germain 251-2410 10% off. Valid in The Quarry Grill and Bar. Does not include alcoholic beverages. Not valid with any other promotion.
Herberger’s 600 W St Germain 251-5202 Free Deluxe gift wrapping; value up to $10.
Paramount Arts District 913 W St Germain 240-0836 10% off a class in the Visual Arts Center;
10% off an item in the Gallery.
Sawatdee Thai Cuisine 800 W St Germain 240-1454 10% off. Dine-in only.
Not valid with any other promotion.
Northern Brights 707 W St Germain 654-1814 10% off. Not valid with any other promotion.
Electric Fetus 28 5th Ave S 251-2569 $5 off a $25 (or more) purchase.
Not valid with any other promotion.
Mind Body Spirit 915 W St Germain 203-9630 10% off any item. Not valid with any other promotion.
Mi Famiglia Italian Market 912 W St Germain 217-6003 10% off any menu item. FREE loaf of Italian bread with any grocery purchase over $20. Not valid with any other promotion.
My Little One 805 W St Germain Details in the store.

First Lady Designates St. Cloud a Preserve America Community

The City of St. Cloud has another feather for its preservation hat. In April 2005, the City was notified that First Lady Laura Bush had designated St. Cloud as one of the country’s newest Preserve America communities.



watercolor by jim povich

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.”


The Central Business District of Downtown St. Cloud is on the National Historic Registry, where you will find twenty-one fine red-pressed and cream-colored brick buildings built in the 1880-1930s.

To request a copy of the Historic Walking Brochure, .

Davidson Opera House at 113 5th Ave S
Elks Home at 22 5th Ave S
McClure & Searle Building at 14 5th Ave S
DB Searle Building at 18 5th Ave S
Mitchell Building at 15 5th Ave S
First National Bank at 501 W. St. Germain
Jones & Long Facades at 510 & West St. Germain
Lahr Block at 601-610 W. St. Germain
Edelbrock Block at 701 W. St. Germain
Thielman Hardware at 705 W. St. Germain
Julius Adams Building at 712-714 W. St. Germain
Federal Building at 720 West St. Germain
Vossberg Building at 801 W. St. Germain
Bruener Building at 803 W. St. Germain
Heimann Building at 805 W. St. Germain
Oster & Peters Building at 809 W. St. Germain
Daniel Building at 11-27 7th Ave N
Stearns County Courthouse at 801 Courthouse Square
Hoyt Block at 102 6th Ave S
Paramount Theatre & Germain Towers at 913 W. St. Germain
St. Mary’s Cathedral at 25 8th Ave S

The Granite Trio, A Sculpture for the Granite City
Located at 600 W. St. Germain
Sculpted by the world-renowned Anthony Caponi, the Granite Trio, three distant granite creations come in harmony with each other: “The Castle,” of two layers; “the Sentinel,” tall and majestic; “the Jewel Stone,” sensuous and inviting. Each is different, one perhaps appeals to the ultra-sophisticated, another is playful and attracts children; another seems to invite touch.

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.

Designer Fire Hydrants
A unique characteristic in Downtown is our hand painted fire hydrants. Each hydrant is painted differently by various local artists. For example, the fire hydrant located next to the Fire Station resembles — you’ve got it! — a Dalmatian. Take a walk or a drive to see if you are able to find all 30!

We encourage you to use the convenient public bus transportation system which bring you right to the heart of Downtown St. Cloud. Click HERE to see our Transportation Page.