Boats allow man to explore the last uncharted territory: the other end of the river. Chart your own course with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $17 for a 80-minute scenic riverboat tour for two (up to a $34 value)
- $34 for a 80-minute scenic riverboat tour for four (up to a $68 value)
Visitors board a paddlewheel riverboat, either the Taylors Falls Queen or the Princess, and float down the St. Croix River as a licensed boat pilot and tour guide points out passing wildlife and the unique rock formations left by retreating glaciers. During the trip, an onboard snack bar serves candy, chips, soda, and beer. Click here to view the tour schedule.
Wild Mountain/Taylors Falls Recreation
Approximately 6,000 years ago, when Sumerian scholars were devising some of mankind's first mathematic systems, a mile-thick sheet of ice began to melt half a world away in the region known today as Minnesota. Slowly, the glacier shrank and poured gallons of water into the land around it, leaving behind gorgeous rock formations dotted with artistic ridges and eye-catching striations. Perhaps most notable of these formations is a structure that resembles a cross, which inspired settlers to name its surrounding river St. Croix, or "holy cross."
Today, modern humans can catch a glimpse of these awesome sights thanks to Wild Mountain. Seasonal activities include skiing, snowboarding, and tubing, where snow-goers explore 100 acres of hills encompassing 26 runs, bunny slopes for newcomers, and four terrain parks for the seasoned veterans. Wild Mountain also holds daily lessons, youth and adult programs, as well as racing competitions and camps run by knowledgable and trained northerners.