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Ever Taken a Dip in ‘Minnesota’s Best Swimming Hole?’

The Travel Channel rolled off its list of the ‘Top Swimming Holes in America’ — and one Minnesota spot made America’s Top-10 the list.
If you want to make the road trip (and it is 100% worth it) Quarry Park is open daily from 8:00 am ’til sunset.
Quarry Park & Nature Preserve in St. Cloud
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The Travel Channel had this to say about Quarry Park:
Just outside of St. Cloud, Minn., Quarry Park Nature Preserve has the highest concentration of quarries anywhere in the United States. The quarries’ red granite, approximately 1.8 billion years old, has been used in famous buildings around the country, such as the FDR monument in Washington, D.C. Now, the red granite cliffs encompass two fun-filled swimming holes. Quarry 11 – opened in the summer of 2015 – has its own unique sandy beach, while Quarry 2 – 116 feet deep – features jumps that range from 10 to 24 feet!
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Top 10 Swimming Holes in America
Bingham Falls, Vermont Enders Falls, Connecticut Ginnie Springs, Florida Little River Falls, Alabama McKinney Falls, Texas Opal Pool, Oregon Quarry Park, Minnesota Seven Teacups, California Slide Rock, Arizona Waioka Pond, Hawaii
Quarry Park & Nature Preserve daily parking permits are $5, but the best deal is an annual permit for just $20.
Now go jump in a lake quarry.
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On the list, there’s a robust mix of offerings from great schools and nightlife to high walkability and public parks. Some areas have enjoyed rapid growth thanks to new businesses moving to the area, while others offer glimpses into area history with well-preserved architecture and museums. Keep reading to see if your hometown made the list.

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