You may find it difficult to leave the Olive Branch once you arrive, but if you choose to go out, there are many local adventures in which to participate.
Double R Bar and Grill
Standard pub fare. Dine in, or order to go.
117 State Street Grey Eagle, MN 56336
El Portal Mexican Restaurant
Authentic Mexican Food, Family Owned
Dine-in, Catering, or Delivery
207 County Road 173 SE, Melrose, MN 56352
Phone: 320. 256.5111
Cornerstone Buffet & Restaurant
Homestyle cooking, healthful and delicious. Dine-in, catering with delivery.
233 Kraft Drive SE Melrose, MN 56352
John Dough’s Pizza
Dine in, no delivery
209 E Main St # A, Melrose, MN 56352
Rust & Dust
You never know what you might find!
Open 1 weekend/ month
107 Main St S, Upsala, MN
Historic Downtown Alexandria
Variety of antiques shops, boutiques, and chef-owned restaurants
Wine, Ale, and Art crawls monthly during summer
Downtown St. Cloud
Shops, boutiques, theatres, art galleries, night life, dining.
Move your Body:
Lynx National Golf Course
Public 18-hole championship golf course. Nominated in 2000 for Golf Digest’s “Best new course in America” as “a place to play”.
40204 Primrose Lane, Sauk Centre, MN 56378
Phone: (320) 352-0242
Greystone Golf Course – A Tom Lehman Signature Golf Course
Full service facility with all the amenities. 2-time Golf Digest “place to play”
10548 Andrews Drive, Sauk Centre, MN 56378
Long Prairie Country Club
18 hole course providing a perfect blend of towering old oaks along with rolling prairie grasslands.
Lake Wobegon Biking Trail
46 mile long, 10 foot wide hiking and biking trail extending from St. Joseph to Osakis, MN
Melrose Trailhead Address: 116 Main St East, Melrose MN 56352 between mile 108 and 109
Legion Cedar Lake Campground Beach
Upsala American Legion Post 350. One of the best beaches in the area.
Day pass $5
1736 Abaca Road, Burtrum, MN 56318
Bowling Lounge, restaurant and bar.
16 6th Ave SE, Melrose, MN
Whispering Oaks Winery
Open two weekends a year by appointment.
33578 County Road 30, Melrose, Minnesota 56352
2011 Best of the Cities award by Minnesota Monthly
Open by appointment
20395 County Road 86, Long Prairie, MN 56247
Certified Organic Whiskey Distillery
300 East Pike Street, Osakis, MN 56360
Take in a Show:
Long Drive In Theatre
Drive In Theater and Camping
Voted “Best of Minnesota” on WCCO
24257 Riverside Dr, Long Prairie, MN 56347
Theatre L’homme Dieu
Concerts, Musicals, Plays
1875 County Road 120 NE, Alexandria, MN 56308
Paramount Center for the Arts
Concerts, Musicals, Plays, Visual Arts, Gallery, Gift Shop
913 West St. Germain Street, St. Cloud, MN 56301
Main Street Theater
319 Main Street South, Sauk Centre, MN 56378
Pioneer Place On Fifth
Musical tributes and Veranda Lounge Wine Bar.
22 Fifth Ave South, St. Cloud, MN 56301
Palmer House Hotel, Restaurant, Pub
Historic Tours, Ghost Tours
500 Sinclair Lewis Avenue, Sauk Centre MN
Sinclair Lewis Boyhood Home
812 Sinclair Lewis Avenue, Sauk Centre, MN 56378
Charles A. Lindbergh Childhood Home
1620 Lindbergh Drive S. Little Falls, MN 56345
Small Town Festivals:
Local spin on small-town fun
Alexandria Ole Oppe Fest ~ May 26, 2017
Melrose RiverFest ~ June
Sauk Centre Sinclair Lewis Days ~ July 12 – 15, 2017
Grey Eagle Gem Fest ~ July
Alexandria Festival of the Lakes ~ August 4-26, 2017
Upsala Heritage Days ~ August
Little Falls Arts and Crafts Fair ~ September 9 -10, 2017
Albany Pioneer Days ~ September 15-17, 2017
Millstream Arts Festival (St. Joseph) ~ September 24, 2017
Freeport Fall Festival ~ October 6-8, 2017