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Great Swimming Hole

Once a quarry, now a swimming hole. Tucked into the outskirts of the Twin Cities, Quarry Park is an amazing 112-ft deep and should definitely be on your list of places to visit here.

Cool off in the summertime – only an hour away from the city, this hidden gem proves to be a great escape from all the shopping and dining.

http://www.co.stearns.mn.us/Recreation/CountyParks/QuarryParkandNaturePreserve

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Swimming in quarry-turned water holes makes me hungry. Head on over to Quang Vietnamese Restaurant for some of the most yummy soup-noodles you will ever feast upon. Personal opinion – the beef pho, spicy beef soup noodles, and spicy crab meat soup noodles are out of this world. Veggies are fresh, meat is delicately sliced and seasoned to perfection, and the soup is piping hot. Don’t forget to get an iced coffee – strong and creamy goodness.

http://www.quangrestaurant.com/

tmg2Work that Pho-belly off with an evening stroll along Walker Art Center and the neighboring streets and parks. Art installations and performers are always sprouting out in every corner – a great way to enjoy some tranquility from a hectic day of running around. Lots of space for everybody to breathe in the cool evening breeze while having nice private moments with your friends, family and loved ones. A great night-cap. Plus, it’s free.