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Address: Summit Ave., Saint Paul, MN
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Old, wealthy St. Paul neighborhood with Victorian mansions.

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One of the most elegant streets in America and fun too..

Simmit Avenue can be walked, biked or driven. I recommend all three. The collection of archetectual models, the fun of the things to observe (find the owl on a roof) all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Robert W
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Simmit Avenue can be walked, biked or driven. I recommend all three. The collection of archetectual models, the fun of the things to observe (find the owl on a roof) all contribute to a beautiful experience. Summit Avenue is anchored on the eastern end by the St . Paul Catedral, well worth the visit and parallel to Grand Avenue one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While visiting the area, my husband and I were looking for activities that his mother could participate in. She isn't able to walk long distances, so we were looking for sights she could see from the car. Summit Avenue was perfect. We started at the Cathedral of St. Paul and drove to the Mississippi River. We all enjoyed the street... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove along Summit Avenue several times during our visit to St. Paul. The trees were all changing colors and shining all along the journey from Selby to the River Road.

1 Thank Hoffster
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

My son lives in this neighborhood and it NEVER gets old to take a stroll and look at the majesty of the beautiful homes!

Thank jro60
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We just drove up and down the street taking photos and around the area. So many beautiful historic homes all in one area in such beautiful condition was a nice way to spend a beautiful afternoon......the dog with us sunroof open snapping photos. Would be a beautiful area to walk in too.

Thank SophiesMomma
Acton, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Summit Avenue is the most beautiful street in St Paul if you have a love of architecture and turn of the century mansions and homes! On my first visit to St Paul, we did not have a car, so we convinced a taxi driver to take a long detour and drive us from Macalester College to the intersection of Snelling... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

A long, slow drive along Summit Avenue gives one the feeling of the vibrancy and wealth of St. Paul at the end of the 1800's and early 1900's. Lots of different architectural styles can be seen on both sides of the street. You can enhance this driving tour by checking out some of the websites that offer pictures and histories... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

A friend from Minnesota suggested we drive down this street on our first visit to Minneapolis/St. Paul. I am so glad she did. The homes on this street are jaw dropping. We also drove down Sibley and Grand Avenues where there are a lot of shops/restaurants. I live close to River Forest, in Illinois where there are many beautiful homes... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Very nice drive with lots of mansions including the Governors residence. Better the closer to St. Paul you are. Railroad and lumber barrons built some fabulous homes here. The west end is the river road along the Mississippi River. More great homes there.

Thank CaptainDan330
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Summit Avenue is a long tree-lined street full of big old mansions. It's a nice stretch to drive and ogle at the beautiful houses, also a great place to jog or ride your bike, with dedicated bike lanes.

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