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

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Couldnt have found a better way to spend the afternoon.

Beautiful, and I do mean beautiful homes lining this street for miles. Virtually no traffic when we drove through and could take our time. Road leads right to the giant cathedral... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Des Moines, Iowa
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Des Moines, Iowa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful, and I do mean beautiful homes lining this street for miles. Virtually no traffic when we drove through and could take our time. Road leads right to the giant cathedral overlooking downtown. Stunning display of homes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Drove through when it was too cold to be outside. Gorgeous homes! Would be great to stroll through during the warmer months.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is where the rich and prominent families built homes to showcase their wealth, power, and sometimes--good taste. The summer time is perhaps the best time to stroll Summit, but the Christmas decorations are special as well. From the Cathedral to Lexington Avenue, the memories that dwell there would tell stories for several lifetimes.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Best way to experience Summit Avenue? On foot. Plan for a beautiful, sunny autumn day, park your car somewhere near St Paul's Cathedral and begin ambulating east. Allow time to wander from side-to-side of the street to get full views of the many architectural styles to be seen on either side of the street. You'll also want time in that... More 

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

One gorgeous house after another. F. Scott Fitzgerald, the writer, lived on Summit when he was young. There seemed to be lots of houses for sale to those who could afford them.

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Independence, Iowa, USA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

A drive back to the hotel down Summit Avenue rewards with views of beautiffully maintained or restored homes, many still with Christmas decor visible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I love this area Grand , Selby and Summit are all places to be In St Paul they have the most wonderful reastaurants and bars to satisfy any appetite ! or Pocketbook ...wide variety .

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Summit Avenue of Saint Paul is for anyone visiting Saint Paul, MN. If you're interested at all in late 19th Century/early 20th Century architecture or history, this is a must see. This 2-mile walk or drive is worth the effort as it contains the rich culture and history of St. Paul. You could start at the St. Paul Cathedral and... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Have walked the length of this area every Spring and Summer for years. Lived near Milton and Summit many years ago and still remember the area with fondness. A visit to the James J. Hill House and Alexander Ramsey House are also must stops. Recently drove through with out of town visitors and enjoyed the splendor of the urban mansions... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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220 attraction reviews
239 helpful votes 239 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The grand mansions of Summit Avenue are fun to see even in the winter. This is one of the grandest streets in the country and is worth an hour, or several hours if you're walking, to see how the other half lived, and lives still to this day.

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