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Beautiful in any season

Summit Avenue is always worth a drive. I drive it so often, I forget tourists just come and drive... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Andy M
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Gorgeous

We have walked (and driven) Summit Avenue in all four seasons. All provide a different perspective... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
jetalcott
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Gold Coast, Australia
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Old, wealthy St. Paul neighborhood with Victorian mansions.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Summit Avenue is always worth a drive. I drive it so often, I forget tourists just come and drive down and look at the houses and lights, until I get stuck behind one. But good for them, it is beautiful and always worth a drive....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Andy M
Reviewed 12 December 2018

We have walked (and driven) Summit Avenue in all four seasons. All provide a different perspective on this wonderfully preserved Victorian Avenue.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jetalcott
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Summit avenue is one of the premier scenic driving and walking streets in the country for observing mid to late 19th century historic houses. Plenty of great architectural examples of various influences for some of the early St. Paul Anglo families as they settled the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

Get lost in time as you stroll down the avenue. Bring a hankie because you'll drool over the beautiful architecture.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

This beautifully preserved historic district serves as a modern cultural hub full of trendy restaurants like Moscow on the hill. This district offers one of the best examples I have seen of American preservation so far. American preservation laws do not offer protection of registered...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BradyHales
Reviewed 6 November 2018

If you come to St Paul you must drive or walk along the avenue, especially from Dale Ave to the Capitol. Gorgeous architecture. Great lawns.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 1janetm1
Reviewed 6 November 2018

The FALL colors along Summit avenue are beautiful. So many unique historic homes to see, The governors mansion all the way down to the Cathedral in St Paul and going the other way all the way to the Mississippi river past the beautiful College of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank shieldsmona
Reviewed 6 November 2018

If you want to get a taste of F.Scott Fitzgerald Gatsby inspiration, take a walk along Summit Avenue from at least Lexington to the Cathedral, then walk back west along either Selby Avenue or Grand Avenue and grab a bite to eat or one of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank N1332DQanthonys
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

A gorgeous neighborhood looks even more beautiful this time of year with the stately trees full of pretty leaves. The houses (mansions!) here are all individual, not the cookie cutter houses you find in newly built neighborhoods. They are massive and unique, each offering old...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jilly070
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Explore the architecture, social history, and preservation of one of America's grand boulevards on a 90-minute guided tour. While you're there, take a tour of the James J. Hill House too.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Justin B
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The James Hill house tours for the holidays -- call 651-297-2555 Alexander Ramsey house 751-296-8760 Governor's mansion tours-- google it
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