Skip to main content

Things to do in Waite Park, MN

Things to do in Waite Park, MN

Located in beautiful Wait Park, MN, Park Meadows Apartments is the perfect place to call home. Not only do our apartments have great amenities, they're located near several local spots you need to visit! 



Explore Waite Park's Munsinger Clemens Gardens! This is a fantastic location to visit in Waite Park, Minnesota, and it is open all year. The best time to visit Minnesota is spring or summer, when you can stroll down a brick path through gardens. Also, many events are held in the gardens, such as an art fair or several free concerts. Try one of the root beer floats if you go to a concert! 

The Stearns History Museum is a great place to go and see exhibits on local history and traveling exhibits from partners like the Smithsonian. The museum has been around since 1982 and has a beautiful metropolitan St. Cloud location. The museum also sits on an 80-acre nature park with beautiful walking trails, a skate park, and wildlife. Learn more about the area's history and step into nature at the Stearns History Museum.   

Granite City Jump and Nice Axe have something for everyone. Younger members of your group will love the indoor bounce castle, and older members of your group will have fun trying out axe throwing. Live out your Viking or lumberjack dreams by taking your group axe throwing. Learn more about the bounce park experience and the axe throwing by visiting the website.  

If you're looking for a fun activity to do with friends or family, visit Great River Bowl! Bowling is an excellent activity for people of all ages and a great way to spend time with any group. Are you hungry? Stop by Partner's Pub for great food or a drink. There is a large variety of drinks, with 24 rotating beers on tap. Do you want to get better at bowling? Join one of the leagues offered at different experience levels.  

Mark your calendars for one of the premier St. Cloud activities. Every summer, there is an Art Crawl in historic downtown St. Cloud. See the work of talented artists in central Minnesota. The Art Crawl is a great way to explore downtown St. Cloud and support local artists. Visit the website to learn more about the art crawl that takes place every year!  



There are many great restaurants located in Waite Park, MN, or in nearby St. Cloud! Try out these delicious places and more while you are living at the Park Meadows Apartments.

a plate of chicken wings covered in teriyaki sauce

Brick and Bourbon 

Did you know a place in St. Cloud, Minnesota, had a bacon flight? The bacon flight and the rest of their fantastic menu make this one of our favorite restaurants in St. Cloud! If you're a foodie or want a new place to try, visit Brick and Bourbon. This is also a great place to go on the weekend for a fantastic brunch that includes Stuffed French Toast and Pastrami Confit Hash. Check out their website to see their Food and Drink menu! 

a sushi roll with avocado and sesame seeds


Hajime is an amazing Sushi Restaurant in Waite Park, Minnesota. With so many amazing sushi rolls, you can have something new every time you visit! In addition to sushi, they also have nigiri and sashimi available! If you're not in the mood for raw fish, there is still plenty for you to enjoy, including hibachi, fried rice, and noodles. Check out the website to find hours and to see their tasty menu!  

a stack of pancakes with blueberries on top

Brigitte's Cafe

If you're in the mood for a homestyle breakfast in Waite Park, visit Brigitte's Café. If you're ever in the mood for breakfast for dinner, Brigitte's Café is the place for you, with breakfast served all day long. While their breakfast is good at any hour, they also have sandwiches and hamburgers! Visit the website to learn more about their hours and the history of the restaurant.  

a close up of a pizza on a table

Jules' Bistro

Jules' Bistro has a little bit of everything. From crepes to paninis and pizza, there are so many great options to choose from. It is a great place to go if you have dietary restrictions, with lots of gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan items on the menu. Wanting to pair your meal with a drink? There are extensive coffee and tea options! There are also beer, wine, and cocktails available! Jules' Bistro is located in downtown St. Cloud, so it is also a great place to walk around and experience downtown St. Cloud.  

a plate of nachos with cheese and other toppings

La Casita 

Trying to find some of the best tacos in St. Cloud? Visit La Casita! With a convenient Waite Park location and so much on the menu, from tacos to fajitas and burritos. Some of our favorites are the shrimp tacos with mango salsa and the grilled steak fajita. Visit La Casita next time you're in the mood for Mexican food!