Local Things To Do

College of Saint Benedict Campus – CSB

Clemens Library – CSB

Take a tour of the Clemens Library. Welcome to the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University Libraries and Archives. Our excellent services include rich collections, expert assistance and effective learning spaces at both Clemens Library (CSB) and Alcuin Library (SJU). Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

CSB Bookstore – CSB

Visit the bookstore and find some gifts or souvenirs to bring home with you. Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Labyrinth Walk

The labyrinth is an archetype found in all religious traditions in various forms around the world. It has only one path, so there are no tricks or dead ends. The path winds throughout and becomes a mirror for where we are in our lives. It touches our sorrows and releases our joys. Walk it with an open mind and an open heart.

Spirituality Center/Stadium - CSB

The Spirituality Center is a home in which to seek solitude, quiet and peace on the west end of our monastery grounds. Women and men of all faiths and cultures are welcome! Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Whitby Gift Shop/Art and Heritage Place - CSB

Art and Heritage Place was built in 2000 as a place to commemorate the tradition and history of the arts. Hours: Tuesday through Friday 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Visits outside regular hours are arranged, as requested. For more information, contact Sister Judy Kramer, director of the Haehn Museum, at (320) 363-1605.

Saint John’s Campus – SJU

Hill Museum & Manuscript Library, Special Collections – SJU

Visit HMML to see centuries of handwritten collections preserved. Their hours are Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.

Abbey and University Church – SJU

Visit the historic St. John’s Abbey – for more information on the history of the Abbey see

The Saint John’s Bible – SJU

We invite you to explore this work of art that unites an ancient Benedictine tradition with the technology and vision of today, illuminating the Word of God for a new millennium. Hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Abbey Woodworking - SJU

Visit the Abbey Woodworking shop to see what experienced craftsmen’s projects. Everything from chairs, to doors, to beds, to tables, to things yet to be imagined. Hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

The Saint John’s Pottery

Visitors are welcome in the studio to visit the gallery, purchase ceramics, and experience guided tours. Studio tours explore the cycles of clay processing and glaze development as well as preparation and firing of the Johanna Kiln each fall  Hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Saint John’s University Bookstore

Visit the bookstore to bring home a gift or souvenir. Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 am - 4:30 pm.

The Liturgical Press Showroom

Liturgical Press is internationally known as a Catholic and ecumenical publisher in prayer and spirituality, Scripture, liturgy, theology, and monastic life. Hours: Thursday and Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Downtown St. Joseph

Check out downtown St. Joseph’s small shops, coffee shop and restaurants. Visit for more information on what you can explore while in St. Joseph.

Bad Habit Brewery

Bad Habit offers several different craft beers.

Bello Cucina Restaurant

Bello Cucina specializes in Italian food.

Bo Diddley’s

Bo’s specializes in subs, pitas and gyros.

Jupiter Moon Ice Cream Shop

Enjoy a welcoming, inclusive space crafted for great memories and delicious ice cream! Check out the unique dairy, vegan, nut-free, and gluten-free flavors.

Flour and Flower

We hand-craft a wide variety of mouthwatering pastries and artisan baked goods—both sweet and savory—made fresh daily, using local ingredients whenever possible. There's nothing we don't bake, but we do specialize in pies. We also have turnovers, croissants, artisan breads, & more.

Gary’s Pizza

Gary’s has everything from pizza, to pasta to flatbreads and much more.

Krewe Restaurant

The Krew specializes in Cajun and Creole food.

Local Blend Coffee Shop

The Local Blend is a locally owned, homemade, organic coffee house located in St. Joseph.  We specialize in locally produced and locally grown coffees and ingredients. We have an on-site bakery and kitchen where we bake our own breads, muffins, scones and cookies, and make our own soups and stews. We also feature live music as well as locally produced arts and crafts.

Obbink Distillery

Obbink offers different types of whiskey’s cocktails and have several other drink options.