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Summit Avenue

Summit Ave., Saint Paul, MN
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Ranked #5 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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Sheldon, Iowa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you enjoy walking and looking at historic homes, this is the avenue for you! It is the longest/largest area of historic homes in the nation. Much of the walk is shaded to make it comfortable in the summer. There are guided tours on the weekends (only in the summer). A great way to get fresh air, exercise, and see... More

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Brookville, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews 62 reviews
30 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We had a beautiful afternoon of site seeing and just off from where the Cathedral of St. Paul is located is this avenue of lovely homes. It was a nice break from the driving we had been doing. My wife and I love looking at the details of each home with the dream of incorporating some of them into ours.... More

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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75 reviews 75 reviews
72 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Gorgeous large Victorian homes on both sides of the street. We stopped at a tiny park, along the street, with a nice view of the Capitol district.

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Petoskey, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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12 reviews 12 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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