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“Saint Paul's Showcase Avenue”
Review of Summit Avenue

Summit Avenue
Ranked #6 of 119 things to do in Saint Paul
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Owner description: Old, wealthy St. Paul neighborhood with Victorian mansions.
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Saint Paul's Showcase Avenue”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Drive west down Summit Avenue from the St. Paul Cathedral for a look at the spectacular mansions and F. Scott Fitzgerald's old neighborhood.

Visited July 2013
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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“Great for walking, running and biking!”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

We've biked, ran and walked Summit Ave many times. There are some really nice houses to look at and very nice bike lanes. I bike it several times each week and really appreciate the great old houses.

Visited June 2013
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Lincoln, Nebraska
Level 6 Contributor
264 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Drive or walk along the boulevard to see the historic mansions”
Reviewed July 20, 2013

Followed the advice of several other reviewers and started with tour of St. Paul Cathedral and James J Hill Mansion. There is a sign right on Summit Ave. in front of the cathedral's parking log that gives you the addresses of the most historic homes on the street for reference. We took a pic of the sign to refer back to as we walked along the boulevard. F. Scott Fitzgerald's historic townhome has a marker out front, but many of the others don't. The street can get a little busy depending on the day, so if weather and time allows, a walk is the best way to see and take in everything this lovely area has to offer.

Visited July 2013
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Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Take a Drive to the Past”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

Start at the St. Paul Cathedral and drive towards the Mississippi River along this iconic boulevard. One block from the Cathedral, stop and tour the magnificent James Hill Mansion. Then, continue your dive down Summit Avenue where you will pass one of the homes of F. Scott Fitzgerald, the William Mitchell School of Law, magnificent late 1800 and early 1900 mansions, the home of the governor and finally St. Thomas University. Well worth the drive.

Visited July 2013
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Denver, Colorado
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“Great homes!”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

Lovely, grand old homes. Easy access to St. Thomas University and everything else in St. Paul. Take a stroll (-:

Visited May 2013
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