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

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Easy drive to enjoy Victorian architecture, unbelievable how many wonderful dwellings are in a row. THis is a free attraction and very worthy of your time if you appreciate old... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Vancouver, BC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Easy drive to enjoy Victorian architecture, unbelievable how many wonderful dwellings are in a row. THis is a free attraction and very worthy of your time if you appreciate old style homes.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Best experienced on foot, this is a wonderful collection of old, gracious, "they don't make them like this any more" houses. It helps if you're an architecture buff, but you don't have to be one in order to appreciate the beauty of these homes. I was taking a picture of one of them and the owner saw me and invited... More 

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Elkridge, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Just take the drive. In both directions. From the Cathedral to the Mississippi River. Worth seeing all the various homes and churches. Just beautiful!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Tour the Hill Mansion and then take the guided walking tour on Summit Avenue. Both tours are well worth the time.

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New Ulm, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Summit Avenue is famous for historic homes including James J Hill. In the fall, the tree lined street burst with amazing color

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Chanhassen, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Visiting Saint Paul, we always return to Minneapolis side via the Summit Ave. It is the most attractive area on the Twin Cities. Elegance and History in short..

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Fargo, North Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

beautiful houses, well manicured lawns. definitely someplace to take a leisurely stroll or drive. recommend highly~

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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Walk down this street and I promise you will ooh and ahh at the amazing homes! The landscaping and the attention to details on some of these houses is beautiful... I wish they were all open to the public!

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Drive the length of Summit, both ways, from the Basilica to the river. There are many terrific examples of Victorian and early 20th century homes. A large number are in stone. The best examples are on the eastern part of Summit, closest to the Basilica. We did not stop and walk around. Most are privately owned and kept very well.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Tony (the friendly guard I met during my visit of the St. Paul Basilica) suggested that I should visit this neighborhood and the Hill Mansion. Both are located about 3-5 minutes walk from the Cathedral. I took pictures of the signage posted along the Summit Avenue and admired the beautiful mansions. Wondering how much these mansions would cost, I walked... More 

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