Check out the neighborhoods. ...
Check out the neighborhoods. St. Paul is flooded with neighborhood parks, trails, resteraunts, colleges, bars, and shops. In the summer take a trip to Como Park or a walk along Summit Ave. Check out the bar scene along Grand Ave, or catch a concert and a pint at O'Garas. In the winter throw on some scates and try your luck on a neighborhood ice rink. Make it a point to see the Winter Carnival parade, but avoid being kissed by a Vulcan. Try your luck at finding the Medalion also. I miss getting an ice cream cone at Nelson's Cheese Factory. I miss the onion rings at Porkies. I also miss the many parks and trails of the city. I also miss not having to deal with traffic like I do in other cities.
Minnesota Korean War Memorial
Dedicated in 1998, designed by Art Norby, Bob Kost, and Dean Olson. The silhouette stands for those killed and missing in action; the standing soldier realizes he can not fill in the "gap" left by those who are gone.
On the grounds of the state capitol.
Minneapolis, where's that?
Local custom number 1, disregard your larger neighbor to the west.
The monument in this picture, by the way, is in honor of the men and women of St. Paul and Ramsey County who lost their lives in World War I.
Historic Fort Snelling
Historic Fort Snelling is an 1820's military outpost around which the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul have developed. When the fort was built it was a lonely outpost in the wilderness, on the far northwestern edge of United States Territory. Today it is bordered by freeways full of rushing traffic in the center of of a bustling urban area.
In this restored stone fortress the history of frontier life is celebrated. A full living history program is presented by costumed guides, daily during the summer, and on weekends in May, September and October. The first European settlers to this area came up the Mississippi River by steamboat. Today the fort is reached by modern highways and is approximately half way between Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Outside of the walls of the fort there are other interesting things to see, including a museum, a chapel, monuments and beautiful views of the river, with the Minneapolis skyline in the distance.
Fort Snelling is at the junction of Highways 5 and 55, near the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport.
The Gateway Trail
The Gateway trail is a well paved trail that runs from downtown St. Paul, 18.3 miles to Pine Point county park, which is north of Stillwater. It was created over old railroad tracks, so it is fairly level. For over half of the trail, there is a dirt trail that runs parallel to it for horseback riding. It is well maintained, and is perfect for biking, jogging, walking or rollerblading. Not to mention it has some great leave color in the fall.
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