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Address: Summit Ave., Saint Paul, MN
Phone Number: 6512972555
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Old, wealthy St. Paul neighborhood with Victorian mansions.

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Lovey road to walk or drive

Summit Ave goes from the Mississippi River near St. Thomas University to the Cathedral. It features many stately houses, including the Governor's Mansion and The John J. Hill... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Summit Ave goes from the Mississippi River near St. Thomas University to the Cathedral. It features many stately houses, including the Governor's Mansion and The John J. Hill Mansion. It is especially lovely to drive in the dark during the holidays and on Christmas Eve many homeowners line their walks with luminarias.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I think everyone at sometime in their life who lives in Saint Paul has walked down Summit Ave, if anything it was the street your kids begged you to take them down on Halloween because all the homes gave you a full sized candy bar...lol It is also a beautiful street with homes so gorgeous you just know you can't... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In full disclosure, I grew up as a teenager in a house on Summit, which makes me long for the good old days as its a GREAT street for jogging, bicycling, walking, etc. Summit is an old style grand boulevard that has been maintained for over a century. When I am in town, I find any reason I can to... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this tour! It is seasonal but there are also walking tours throughout the year that a excellent also. Best Treasure in the capitol city!!!!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A drive down Summit Avenue is a drive through a time of elegance from the past well preserved. By day and NIGHT!! We did both. Holiday decorations were lit on one home, Beautifully DONE!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Amazing mansions lined on this street. governor house, James J. Hill house and many other Victorian houses with amazing well maintained lawns. A nice and quiet place to visit when in the area

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This place is great to drive along to see all the large Victorian homes, with tree lined streets. Lawns are houses are well maintained, when I visit Saint Paul I make sure I drive along it, even if it might take longer. Governors house is located here, I can see why. A great place to stroll along and savor the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Cool neighborhood you wish you could live in. Nice to view while walking, biking or driving. Really beautiful during the holidays!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

All of the houses along Summit Ave are so beautiful and stately. Well manicured lawns, beautiful architecture, and great sidewalks.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Wide sidewalks make for easy strolls (though lots of students use the street for cross country practice, too!). Take your time and savor the various architectural styles. The closer to the river you are, the older (and larger) the homes are.

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