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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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Beautiful Street

It is more like a boulevard that spans from the Mississippi River to Crocus Hill and the cathedral overlooking downtown St. Paul. The Governor's Mansion is on the street. You... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
scarletman1972
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Virginia
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Virginia
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200 reviews 200 reviews
58 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

It is more like a boulevard that spans from the Mississippi River to Crocus Hill and the cathedral overlooking downtown St. Paul. The Governor's Mansion is on the street. You can almost see F. Scott Fitzgerald's world as you walk or drive the length of the street.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

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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26 reviews 26 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
44 helpful votes 44 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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3 attraction reviews
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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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