National Hockey Center, St Cloud, Minnesota, United States of America
Also called the Brooks Center, the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center is a hockey arena in St. Cloud, Minnesota. It’s the home of Saint John University and St. Cloud University’s ice hockey teams. It can accommodate 5,159 seat, but can accommodate over 7,500 if it’s a concert. Its last upgrade was done in 2013. Through the help of JLG Architects, a new entrance and atrium were added and the club level seating was expanded. Concourses were widened, too, and the training facilities were improved.
While in St. Cloud, you might want to check out the Munsinger Clemens Gardens. Brimming with lush greenery and a poly-chrome array of flowers, you will have a wonderful time strolling around the garden or sit on a park bench to admire the view. A couple of hours away is the renowned Paramount Theater. If you’re up for a mini-trip within your week-long vacation, head to Austin and check out the historic atmospheric theater. Built in 1929, it used to be “first run” movie house in the 70's. It features a pseudo-Baroque exterior while the interior is also gorgeous. Feel like time traveling? Visit the Stearns History Museum where everything that belongs to days gone by is found. Here, you can do research about the good old times, with photos included, and you can also partake in its programs and activities. Albany and Avon are some nearby towns/cities you must visit when in St. Cloud. In St. Cloud, you can find hotels that will suit your taste. Enjoy the comfort and a cup of coffee or two in Holiday Inn Express and Suites St. Cloud, or the daily sumptuous breakfast in Country Inn and Suites by Radisson.