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Ramsey County Courthouse

15 W. Kellogg Blvd., Downtown, Saint Paul, MN
651/266-8000
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Ranked #24 of 54 Attractions in Saint Paul
Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Had been in this building many times having lived in St. Paul all my life. This is really a beautiful building with some local history to behold. Courtrooms are unique and interesting.

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Vadnais Heights, Minnesota
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181 reviews 181 reviews
120 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

As you enter this art deco building, and go through security, you will see a huge white onyx statue, Vision of Peace. The building includes wood and marble from all around the world. Worth a visit.

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Hollywood, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The architecture is the attraction here. Art Deco themes are evident in light fixtures, door handles, lobby mailbox, building facade. stairs and railings, and thin vertical lines throughout. There is also an amazing 36 foot tall onyx status that rises almost 3 stories in the rear hallway/atrium. Tourists can get a handout for a self-guided walk thru and staff is... More 

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Twin Cities, MN
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Few quality examples of art-deco municipal buildings remain as the conservation movement that began in the 1970's and 80's didn't place a historic value on them in comparison to turn-of-the-century architecture. Arranged tours (http://www.co.ramsey.mn.us/cm/manager/CourthouseTours.htm) of the Ramsey County Courthouse are a unique and comprehensive view of one of the defining structures of the city's skyline and history. Tours are lead... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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66 reviews 66 reviews
30 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

It's a courthouse--no reason to go unless you need a marriage license, right? Actually, there is a two-story high carved statue of a Native American man in the lobby, just past the security gate. It rotates on its pedestal, and has a waterfall behind it, and is quite stunning to see. Duck inside the door and take a peek when... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

One fo the first things you may see if you enter from the 4th street side is the large peace sculpture. Make sure you take the time to read the significance of this piece. As you walk in the courthouse you will see a wide variety of spectacular marble and wood work done with very a selection of prime wood.... More 

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St Paul, MN
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10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Love the Indian Statue and all the marble. Hope this building stays around for a long time. Like using the elevator. Nice place to see.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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125 reviews 125 reviews
82 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

The statue in the lobby is very interesting! There is all kinds of marble. In the downstairs, there are all kinds of historic information and gifts from city sisters. Easy and free.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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119 reviews 119 reviews
26 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

It provides a good view of the rotating "Father of Waters" statute on the ground floor. The 2nd floor has a list of all the veterans who died in WWII from Ramsey County. Moving. If you have time, see if you can visit a courtroom on one of the upper floors. They spent money like it was going out of... More 

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St. Paul
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

The marble and granite is so georgious along with the wood imported from around the world. They even have plaques teilling you what kind and where the wood came from in each area. In my oponion this is a must see building!

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