I always have trouble figuring out what to do on Valentine's Day in St. Cloud. But, as it turns out, there's a lot to do right here in our own backyard. Check out some of these unique activities to do with your love this Valentine's Day weekend! Romance is in the air, central Minnesota!

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    Rock Climbing

    Take your lover on a rock climbing adventure at St. Cloud State University. They've got a rock climbing wall that will put you and your love interest to the test. Put your relationship on the rocks--in a good way.

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    If you're in a new relationship, try taking your date bowling. It's a fun competitive date that takes the pressure off of being too romantic. Plus, you can make a wager that the winner pays for the second date!

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    Movie Night

    Sometimes, there's nothing better than dinner and a romantic comedy on Valentine's Day. Good thing we've got two great movie theaters right here in central Minnesota. If you're looking to catch a quick flick head to Marcus Parkwood Cinema in Waite Park, or Quarry Cinema in Cold Spring.

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    White Castle

    Take your sweet heart to White Castle for Valentine's Day. It'll be an experience you can't get any other day of the year. White Castle has table-side service with flowers and candy. You have to call ahead to make reservations.

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    A Night Downtown

    There's a lot going on in St. Cloud's downtown. Take your date out to the Red Carpet Martini Lounge for a casual Valentine's Day outtting or catch a game with your date over dinner at Brother's Bar and Grill. St. Cloud has a vibrant downtown.

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    Stearns History Museum

    Take a tour through the history of romance. If you and your significant other are huge history buffs, the Stearns History Museum is the perfect place to spend your day of love.

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    Ice Skating

    Take your lover for a skate around the rink! Central Minnesota has numerous rinks located indoors and outdoors. It's perfect for a casual first date or a romantic date with a steady partner. Check out Lake George, the MAC, Bernick's Arena or SCSU if you're looking for some suggestions.

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    Dress warm and take your cupcake out on the trails! Central Minnesota has great cross country ski trails located in Quarry Park and at Saint John's University. If you're a fan of downhill skiing, check out Powder Ridge in Kimball.

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    Shooting at a gun range

    Why not try something different this Valentine's Day and take your lover to the gun range? It would be a Valentine's Day you'd never forget. We've got a few gun ranges here in central Minnesota including; the Firing Line in Sauk Rapids and Tactical Advantage in Waite Park.

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    Painting Class

    Take your date out on a creative adventure. The Paramount Theater Visual Arts Center is hosting a painting class on Saturday, February 13. Get your creative and romantic juices flowing with this creative class.

    A group of veterans learn to paint during an art program at the St. Cloud VA. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
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    An Evening Of Love Songs

    Matt and Julie Velline perform some of your favorite love songs while you enjoy a romantic four-course dinner at DB Searle's 2nd floor!

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    Songs In The Key Of Love

    Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your sweetie by listening to some of the best love songs of all time.  Andrew Walesch and his big band will be performing romantic songs from some of your favorite artists like Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and more.

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    Ricky Skaggs

    The fourteen time Grammy Award winning recording artist, Ricky Skaggs, will be performing at the Paramount Theater this weekend. Share a moment with your special friend that you'll never forget. The show starts at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 14.


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    DQ Date With Yourself

    If you don't have a special someone to share Valentine's Day with, spend it with yourself. Treat yourself to a special "singles" treat from Dairy Queen. They've got all of the single people covered this Valentine's Day.

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