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 that await.
Old Hippie Cafe
111 State Street, Grey Eagle, Minnesota 56336
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
Palmer House Restaurant, Pub
500 Sinclair Lewis Avenue, Sauk Centre MN
Dust & Rust
Re-purpose and antique finds
Open 1 weekend a 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.
40204 Primrose Lane, Sauk Centre, MN 56378
Phone: (320) 352-0242
Grey Stone Golf Club
A Tom Lehman Signature Golf Course
10548 Andrews Drive, Sauk Centre, MN 56378
Long Prairie Country Club
18 holes – Perfect blend of towering old oaks and 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
Melrose Bowl / Schifs Bar and Grill
Bowling Lounge, restaurant and bar.
16 6th Ave SE, Melrose, MN
Dragon Willow Winery
Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Noon to 6 pm
Parties of ten or more, please call ahead.
23419 210th St, Long Prairie, MN 56347
Certified Organic Whiskey Distillery
300 East Pike Street, Osakis, MN 56360
Take in a Show:
Long Drive In Theatre
Drive In Theater and Camping
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, 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
Small Town Festivals:
Local spin on small-town fun
Alexandria Ole Oppe Fest ~ Last weekend of May
Melrose RiverFest ~ Last weekend of June
Sauk Centre Sinclair Lewis Days ~ Third weekend of July
Grey Eagle Gem Fest ~ Second weekend of July
Upsala Heritage Days ~ First weekend of August
Little Falls Arts and Crafts Fair ~ Second weekend of September
Albany Pioneer Days ~ Second weekend of September
Millstream Arts Festival (St. Joseph) ~ Last Sunday of September
Freeport Fall Festival ~ First weekend of October