Extending nearly 5 miles, Summit Avenue is the longest remaining stretch of residential Victorian architecture in the United States.
Notable stately homes on Summit Avenue include the 1891 mansion of James J. Hill, founder of the Great Northern Railroad, Garrison Keillor’s house and Jesse Ventura’s governor’s mansion complete with the state of Minnesota carved in granite on the lawn.
Excellent indoor conservatory that has 5 different gardens, including everything from bonsai, ferns, flowers, and tropicals. It's a great place to go anytime of the year (it's especially welcoming in winter), and admission is only $1.
St. Paul is such a charming city with fantastic architecture and so much to see and do. My St. Paul page has tips on the following:
Minnesota State Fair
State Capitol Building
Cathedral of St. Paul
James J. Hill House
Science Museum of Minnesota
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
Snoopy & Friends
GO TO ST. PAUL PAGE
Whatever your reason for going to Minneapolis, do not miss spending at least a day, perhaps several in St Paul. It is smaller but it is also the seat of Minnesota government and it has a lot more history.
Visit the Sculpture Garden, drive down Summit Avenue, see a St. Paul Saints minor league baseball game in the summer (if you can get tickets!), visit the Mall of America if you must, walk around Uptown and Lake Calhoun.
This museum in downtown St. Paul is huge and has displays of everything from the Human body and genetics to Dinosaurs.
Saint Paul is a nice town to wander around in. If you're in the Twin Cities, might as well see them both.