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

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Beautiful Drive/Walk

Beautiful walk of drive down Summit Avenue to see all the gorgeous mansions! Something nice to do on a day where there is nothing to do or when you are trying o find something to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
ashleywhitedoe
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful walk of drive down Summit Avenue to see all the gorgeous mansions! Something nice to do on a day where there is nothing to do or when you are trying o find something to do.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

4 miles of mostly late 19th century/early 20th century luxury. This is where the leaders of Minnesota lived. There are walking tours but just walking or driving the length of the street is marvelous. My secret pleasure is diving slowly by at dusk in the Christmas season. Those glimpses of a life style and era are wonderful. This is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

IF you want to see some beautfiul old homes of St. Paul take a drive down Summitt Ave. Lots of big sandstone and victorian homes. You can see F. Scott Fitzgeralds Apartment, the governors Mansion, James J Hill's home and the Cathedral of St. Paul. Triangle park has a great view of the city and the bluffs.

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Buckeye, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a drive or a walk along Summit Avenue in St. Paul. These great estate homes are stunning. The charm and character of the neighborhood is amazing. Even if you only have a few minutes ... at least take the drive.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a visit to the St. Paul Cathedral, we drove around this neighborhood looking at the beautiful old homes that line this street. It is an amazing collection of large and well-kept vintage homes. If the wind hadn't been blowing at 25 mph, we might have parked and walked around to get better and longer looks at the homes. It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drove from Cathedral of Saint Paul west/south west down Summit Avenue, stopping to for a short stroll as well. Beautiful Victorian style homes with well maintained landscapes with large sidewalks.

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Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Summit avenue is a great spot for a quiet stroll or a beautiful drive. The best time to stop by here is in the fall when the leaves are turning or around christmas when all the mansions have their light up.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A most beautiful drive - with overhanging trees and well kept lawns. The BIG attraction is the houses - large, really LARGE homes. If you go in the winter, most houses are decorated and each one is a separate "Toyland" in itself. The governor's mansion is also a big draw, although the odds of finding him there are slim to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If it's a nice day treat yourself and take a nice walk on this street It has the most Victorian old homes of any street in the US During its hay day it most have been really beautiful Some of the houses are in need of work

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great way to meander down the historic district of St. Paul. The homes are a sight to behold. The area is quiet and filled with history. If you are a F. Scott FitGerald fan you can stroll past the homes he lived in. The surrounding area is equally stunning and the cathedral is down the hill. Truly a treasure... More 

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