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Summit Avenue

Summit Ave., Saint Paul, MN
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Ranked #4 of 63 attractions in Saint Paul
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Neighborhoods, Jogging Paths/ Tracks
Activities: Running
Description: Old, wealthy St. Paul neighborhood with Victorian mansions.
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Petoskey, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We have a conference in St Paul every year and have the option to stay at St Thomas or Macalaster College where everything is held. I always choose St Thomas to enjoy the week long pleasure of walking along Summit Avenue. Its breathtaking with incredible architecture and big Ginkgo trees! There are runners and bicyclers galore. I am in awe... More

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Gresham, OR
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is a beautiful street with mansions along either side. You can park on the street and walk maybe a half-mile on one side, then come back. There are also tours available. I strongly believe that the rating of this attraction is diluted by the fact that the James Hill House is a separate listing, so these two split their... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Summit has the most beautiful homes in St. Paul. Many different styles of architecture and it doesn't take a long time to drive down. I go every time I am in town.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I did a lot of running and biking on this historical street. I trained for numerous marathons and then ran my first timed marathon here. There are beautiful houses and universities the whole way down the road and a wonderful little grassy strip down the middle. It easily connect to the Mississippi River trails.

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St. Paul, MN
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I lived on Summit Avenue, in an historic building, the Waldorf. I rented there for two years, in a building that has since been turned into condos. My Summit Avenue home included a very large screened porch that looked right out on Summit. I could sit there and watch the joggers, the bicyclists and the rest of the world go... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Well, actually, my wife (an artist) and I (consultant) share work space in amazing loft area in one of the mansions. The several blocks of outstanding looking houses - well worth a drive in any weather and a walk when the whether is clement (i.e., no ice on the sidewalks).

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minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

If traveling to the cities make sure to take the time to drive by Summit Avenue or better yet get out and walk. It feels like you are in another little world within the city with all the huge mansions and lovely properties in the midst of coffee shops and trees and beautiful architecture. I miss that area I used... More

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Traverse City, Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Summit Avenue provides a look into the past and a delightful nod to preserving and enjoying it in the future. Large mansions still line the Avenue and side streets, including the New Victorian Mansion Bed and Breakfast, a ASID MN Showcase home recently exceptionally remodeled in 2013 and open to the public

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

While most of the prettiest mansions are on the end of Summit closest to downtown, there are many like the Governors Mansion toward Lexington and even all the way to the Mississippi River.

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We really enjoyed both Summit and Grand Avenues, beautiful classic homes and cute shops. Even if you do not stop to eat or shop, the neighborhoods behind the cathedral are worth the scenic drive to see the historic homes.

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