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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 walk or drive year round

Summit Avenue is a favorite place to visit- we saw it in depth when we took a walking tour of Summit Avenue- so great to hear about the history of the area. The home owners take... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Kelly R
Mankato, Minnesota
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Mankato, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Summit Avenue is a favorite place to visit- we saw it in depth when we took a walking tour of Summit Avenue- so great to hear about the history of the area. The home owners take great pride in keeping a beautiful neighborhood. It's fun to take a drive or a walk along Summit Avenue and admire the homes- great... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my favorite things to do on a summer evening in St Paul is get coffee or tea from a local shop and walk along Summit Ave. The houses are unique and intriguing, and the area is well-maintained and caters to walkers, joggers, or bicycle excursions. If you're looking for a lovely iced beverage to hold while you wander... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love to look at old and preserved homes; this street and surrounding blocks had some stunners! They are absolutely gigantic and positively beautiful. It was a bit cold so we drove through; I can imagine it would be best during the warmer months walking.

Thank betzc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This street is one of the great urban streets in America. I'd recommend a guide book, or checking out a web resource, so you know who owns which homes. Fantastic for biking, too.

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

If you want to see the beautiful mansions in which the malignant narcissists of St. Paul reside, take a long walk down Summit Avenue. You'll end up at a Cathedral, where you can splash holy water on your face and catch an express bus back to Minneapolis.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

If you are interested in old, large, and grand homes, this is a must see! Block after block of mansions on both sides of Summit, which includes the governors mansion. Fun to drive or walk.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I currently attend the Mitchell-Hamline School of Law on Summit Avenue. I take walks on Summit or Grand Avenues (parallel to Summit only one block South) almost daily. Summit is beautiful all of the way from the Catholic Cathedral where it begins to the end at East Mississippi Boulevard. The homes from the Cathedral to about half way to the... More 

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River Falls, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Summit Avenue is a must see place while staying in St. Paul. The large gorgeous homes are worth the view. They are older homes but kept up and magnificent. Anytime I have visitors I make sure to take them up to Summit Avenue and show them the wonderful views. Everyone taken loves it.

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Litchfield, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

I love walking up Summit Ave. Beautiful area close to St. Thomas all the way down to the Cathedral. I like the area closer to the Cathedral. Houses are older and architecture is awesome.

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Summit Avenue can be biked, used for marathons, etc. But this scenic roadway is best traveled by carriage, or perhaps a touring car. Start slow at the Cathedral of Saint Paul -- that magnificent edifice. And then proceed past the homes of the Empire Builder, the Lumber Baron and the University Club ( favorite of Scott Fitzgerald). For miles, the... More 

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