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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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Interesting walking tours

We recently took a walking tour of Summit Avenue with a guide from the James J. Hill House. It was an interesting look into the history of St. Paul and the various architectural... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We recently took a walking tour of Summit Avenue with a guide from the James J. Hill House. It was an interesting look into the history of St. Paul and the various architectural styles that were in vogue during the late 19th Century / early 20th Century. In addition, if the weather cooperate and it is not too hot or... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The homes are so lovely to view if you want a nice walk through the neighborhood. They do a bike ride every year through it as well, and a holiday tour at Christmas.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This stately street runs from The Catherdal of St Paul to the Mississippi River (the city line with Minneapolis) It is filled with great old homes and still has a fair share of elms that canope the street. Its a great palce to go for a run. walk, or bike. Most of the homes are original and the closer to... More 

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We spent several hours walking on Summit Avenue and the surrounding streets, enjoying all the architecture and history. The Summit Avenue Walking Tour, which starts at the James J Hill House is worth the $12/person. Make sure to make reservations.

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Bend, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Take your time starting about Snelling and work your way East all the way to the cathedral. Some of the most amazing housing stock and gardens anywhere. Would also be a great place to rent bikes and wander.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We loved walking the blocks and enjoying the amazingly restored mansions. We happened upon a German Festival and just love these surprise impromptu events. The Catholic cathedral was the most beautiful that I have seen.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I don't live far from here but I try to drive down it as much as possible. It's my favorite place to be, especially east of Dale, among all the old mansions with so much history. It's beautiful place to drive down, walk or to take the Summit Avenue walking tour. If you come to the twin cities to visit,... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This surely must be one of the longest stretches of beautifully preserved homes in America! If you start the drive (or walk, if so inclined, but set aside 2 hours in that case) at the beautiful Cathedral of Saint Paul, you'll be cruising past one block after another of Architectural Digest worthy homes, each immaculately maintained. Your fascination (or envy)... More 

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Joplin, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

About a mile long, makes for a lovely walk. Of note, at 599 Summit stands famed author F. Scott Fitzgerald's House, also known as Summit Terrace, which is part of a rowhouse designed by William H. Willcox and Clarence H. Johnston, Sr.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Where do you begin when exploring this gem of history and architecture? Start by driving for a windshield tour of the area, heading from the Cathedral of St. Paul down Summit Avenue and reversing your route before ending up back at the James J. Hill House. Walk back up Summit Avenue to enjoy the visual beauty. You are truly walking... More 

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Address: Address: Summit Ave., Saint Paul, MN
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul

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