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Address: 109 W 4th St, 5th St / Washington St / 4th St / Market St, Saint Paul, MN 55101
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Small, But charming Inner City Park

Big city feel in this cozy, small park; great fountain (that wasn't working yet); wonderful people watching; great views of the Ordway, Landmark Center, and more.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
CharlieinTexas
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Texas
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296 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Big city feel in this cozy, small park; great fountain (that wasn't working yet); wonderful people watching; great views of the Ordway, Landmark Center, and more.

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De Pere, Wisconsin
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42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This park was much smaller than we are used to (took less than 7 minutes to walk around the perimeter - with young children) and we only saw 2 Peanuts statues, not the several that are included in the trip advisor photos. We did see a number of homeless people who appeared to be rather loud and intoxicated. Not the... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Standing anywhere in Rice Park allows you to truly be at the center of Old Saint Paul. From the Central Library to The St. Paul Hotel to the Hamm's Building and the Landmark Center, and with the Cathedral in sight up the hill, you're surrounded by decades of history and culture. Heck, even the Ordway Center, Herb Brooks Statue, and... More 

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Thank Luke K
Farmington, Minnesota
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165 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Always go here with friends to explore and play pokémon go. There is so much to see when visiting this park. Well worth a visit if you're in the area!

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Thank Brian S
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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188 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

The park in winter often times features Ice Skating and Ice sculpture. Folks utilize site for Weddings. Food mostly kiosks.

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Thank Stpauliaina
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

The Winter Carnival is different every year. If you are expecting a large ice castle, you may be disappointed. Plan on going and enjoying whatever is present. The amount and depth of ice sculptures changed from Saturday morning to Sunday morning, and Saturday night with the lights gave yet another dimension to the sculptures. This was punctuated

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Thank Chavonne S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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120 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We stopped by here to see what the Winter Carnival was all about. While the park isn't very big, there was a lot to see. Worth checking out!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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58 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

You can connect the park to a walk in the downtown Saint Paul skyway at either end of the park. Try the connection at the Excel Energy Center and walk down the tunnel to the library, making the trip worth while.

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1 Thank Kevin P
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40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Rice Park has a beautiful tree all lit up at Christmas time, and all of the other trees are lit as well. It's just a magical place around Christmas, and is surrounded by the Ordway, James J Hill Library, St Paul Hotel and Landmark Center.

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1 Thank Lauren G
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We went here to see the lights and the Christmas tree. The park was significantly smaller than we expected. The lights were also pretty lackluster as they were all the same color. It would've been better if I came in with different expectations, but I was expecting something larger like Como. But I will say that there were some cool... More 

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