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Alexandra T
Murrieta, CA1,865 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
Rice Park is a small park between the Landmark Center and the library. There is a statue of F. Scott Fitzgerald in one corner. Also a couple statues of the Peanuts gang around the park. Marcie reading a book on a banch while Peppermint Patty kicks a ball.
Written 28 September 2020
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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN5,348 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Arguably the most attractive urban space in the city of Saint Paul. The park is quaint and is flanked by the beautiful Landmark Center, the impressive George Latimer Public Library, the historic Saint Paul Hotel and the fabulous Ordway Performing Arts Center. There are several great nearby restaurants. The area is especially stunning during Christmas when decorations are on display and the outdoor skating rink is in operation.
Written 29 May 2023
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dmittleman
Palm Beach Gardens, FL1,415 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Surrounded by the Landmark Center and the historic library, this open space is inviting and a great place for wedding photos.
Written 15 August 2021
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MNCondoDude
Minnesota79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you plan to tour the downtown area on foot, I suggest you start in this park. Located across from four St. Paul landmarks (Landmark Center, the Ordway, the St. Paul Hotel and the Central Library) and within blocks of so many other attractions this a great starting point to begin a walk. Rice Park is a busy center of activity at weekday lunchtime, but also is often the sit e of weekend weddings and various civic events like concerts. A fountain that has a bit of history with it is in the park, along with a statute of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Some characters from the cartoon strip Peanuts are also on a bench of their own on the far eastern side of Rice Park..

Speaking of characters, this park is the home to a collection of them - a colorful food vendor offers you hot dogs, you will see brides/grooms from weddings that are well attired, the ever present seedy looking panhandlers offers you an urban noir look,while the sports fans on their way to the nearby hockey venue display their various over-priced but stylish jerseys as they rush by you and the well dressed opera patron watches what they are stepping around as they travel though this urban park. All off these types can be seen if you are at Rice Park at given times. Joining the human traffic are pigeons and squirrels, eager to take any food you may have to offer them as they beg for tribute as you pass through their domain.

Full of traffic noises and some homeless, this is not paradise but it is an interesting starting point to sample urban life in today's St. Paul.
Written 14 March 2010
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Fabreeze131
Chattanooga, TN986 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
This park and area made my heart so happy! Chuck Shulz was born and raised in St. Paul, so you get to see statues of The Peanuts around the parks (incredibly nostalgic). The upkeep of the flowers, fountains and grounds are in great shape! Definitely worth the stop!
Written 1 August 2021
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travelingShirley
St. Paul, Minnesota53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2012
Whether it's winter or summer, Rice Park has a lot to offer. It's right next door to the Ordway Theatre, and some of the best restaurants in St. Pau. Go ice skating in the winter, or sit by the fountains in the summer. I love it!
Written 12 July 2012
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kjhMN
Fort Pierce, FL201 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Central downtown park, small but a nice place to sit outside for lunch in summer or walk through at night when the trees are lit up.
Written 14 January 2012
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YJMB
Jerusalem, Israel262 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Solo
It was minus 20 celsius - body freezing soul warm - from warmth of people, beauty of scenery at the winter ice festival - Minnesota is unbeleivable and Rice Park in St. Paul in the heart of it - not to miss in life - advice: Come around 4pm, make sure you have lots of small coins to "glue" to the ice - put on every warm clothes you have - enjoy the food, Drink Cider, wait for darkness to fall and you'll get a multicolored show on the HUGE ice castle, beautiful sculptures of ice - not before you listen to some live music - So come early, Cover yourself finger to toe to nose to ears, bring cents and nickels and talk with the friendliest people ever, go farther to see the sculpture of Brooks - coach of the 1980 US hockey (Miracle on Ice) team - and try to gets tickets to Wild Minnesota Wild Ice-Hockey Game
Written 1 June 2018
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Chavonne S
Rosamond, CA75 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Family
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
Written 29 January 2017
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Dan A
Boulder City, NV21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Solo
I always enjoy walking through Rice Park before a hockey game or event at the Xcel. Some times- Ice Sculptures, other times the fountain is going! Beautiful Christmas tree at Christmas!
Written 9 February 2016
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