Visitor Information

Visiting and Eating While Learning at Marine Mills Folk School

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Places to visit •  Places to eat

The eating establishments and places of interest below are listed for our students who are visiting the beautiful St. Croix Valley for our classes. The list is organized by distance and handpicked to offer an enjoyable trip for our students. We hope to see you soon!

Downtown Marine

Places to visit

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the St. Croix River as you explore the ruins of the first commercial sawmill in Minnesota.

The Stonehouse Museum

The Stonehouse Museum features crafts, photographs, and articles of daily life tracing the local history of the St Croix Valley Settlers from the 1800's. All this and more housed in Marine's former jail and township hall.

A family-owned and operated neighborhood grocery located in the historic village center of Marine on St Croix. The Marine General Store is the oldest continuously operational general store in the state of Minnesota!

 

This library is completely volunteer run and is located in the Marine Town Hall. The library offers over 2,000 books provided by Washington Country. The library offers events as well.

 

 

Van Dell Studio and Gallery, the Judd Street Exchange, features Van Dell's contemporary oil paintings as well as other fine art by established ceramic, wood, glass and sculptural artists. Located above the historic Marine General Store, you are invited to come experience the unforgettable art and scenic charm of the St Croix River Valley.

 

 

 

Explore BobWhite Studio and discover Bob’s original work, fine art prints, note cards, holiday cards, calendars, the bookshelf, and plenty of other cool stuff.

 

 

Come to worship, visit one of our educational or social offerings, participate in a musical group, or find a place to serve. Come find your spiritual home here with us as we learn and grow together.

Security State Bank of Marine

The Marine Bank was established in May 1919. The little bank that was molded from the rubble of a bank failure is now over 100 years old. It’s a success story built on the strength of a loyal and growing customer base and best banking steps that have led to the establishment of branch offices in Scandia, Lindstrom and Forest Lake.

Security State Bank customers can still receive the friendly, personal service that became its bread and butter 100 years ago or bank remotely through internet services that rival any national bank.  It also boosts a handy ATM!

 

Places to Eat!

 

Brookside Bar & Grill

 

Relaxed bar & grill offering American comfort fare along with a regular happy hour & a patio.

 

 

Marine Cafe

Fresh, locally-roasted coffees, espresso and lattes; fresh pastries; breakfast fare, lunch specials, and made-from-scratch soups. Delicious!

 

 

Enjoy their delicious ice cream on their patio while you listen to the waters of the Mill Stream dancing over the rocks on its way to the St Croix River.

 

Frozen Yogurt, Soft Serve Ice Cream, Malts, Shakes, Fruit Smoothies, Burgers, Waffle! All you'll need for a sweet snack!

 

Seasonal Restaurant on the St. Croix River. Scratch cooking with local ingredients. Family owned and operated. Open Memorial weekend through Labor Day weekend.

 

St. Croix Chocolate Shop

St. Croix Chocolate Company offers awarding winning artisan chocolate, seasonal events, and chocolate tasting and classes. Every chocolate is hand-made from scratch, in small batches.Locally-grown rhubarb, strawberries, raspberries, currants, violets and herbs picked in the morning often find their way into confections by the afternoon.

 

Let them build you the perfect sandwich! With a choice of meats, cheeses, and breads, there is something for everyone! Their salads are made from scratch on site, and their selection changes often. You'll usually find a potato salad, a slaw, and a vegetarian option every day!