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Landmark Center

75 5th St W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1431
+1 651-292-3233
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Beautiful Building

This former federal courthouse is beautifully restored and preserved. For those interested in the... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2018
mayflower16202018
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Rochester, Minnesota
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History tour

I took my grandson downtown to look at the old buildings and had a great history lesson when... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2018
walshshack
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North End, saint paul
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The former Federal Court House and Post Office building (circa 1902)is designated as a National Historic Monument, which serves as a cultural venue for a variety of events including music, dance, theatrical performances, exhibitions and public forums.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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75 5th St W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1431
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

This former federal courthouse is beautifully restored and preserved. For those interested in the history of Prohibition-era gangsters, it is worthy of note that John Dillinger was jailed and tried here. It’s fun to visit in winter when an ice skating rink is installed outside....More

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Judy75117, Guest Relations Manager at Landmark Center, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Thank you for your kind remarks about our historic jewel! We heartily agree that during the holidays, our "castle" and surrounding parks are magical! Glad you took the time to learn about the building's history especially its role in St. Paul's infamous "Gangster Era." Although...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

I took my grandson downtown to look at the old buildings and had a great history lesson when visiting the Landmark Center. It was my first time so I was pleasantly surprised at all the histort and the beauty of the inside and out of...More

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Judy75117, Guest Relations Manager at Landmark Center, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Thank you for your kind remarks. We are delighted you and your grandson "discovered" Landmark Center's rich history, as well as took the time to see the incredible architectural detail and craftsmanship both inside and outside of the building. We hope you will return again...More

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Reviewed 16 February 2018

Ducked in here for a clean, warm bathroom and found several hidden gems in the building, including the building itself. Well worth a brief visit.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

If you enjoy grand and stately architecture of the past, then pop into the Landmark Center and look around.They offer free concerts on Sunday afternoons plus many activities during the Saint Paul Winter Carnival in January and February..More

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Judy75117, Guest Relations Manager at Landmark Center, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Thank you so much for mentioning our beautiful, historic gem and its free cultural programs for all ages. The Sunday events you referred to is our popular cultural series: "Sundays at Landmark" which features, music, dance, cultural celebrations and more, usually all free (!), for...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2018

My first experience in this building was as a teen in the early 70's. My brother and I would sneak up the steps when the first floor postal workers weren't looking (the post office facilities at that time were located where the 1st floor of...More

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Judy75117, Guest Relations Manager at Landmark Center, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

That is a wonderful story, Anthony! We encounter so many individuals like you, who remember this building in its former glory years (and its not-so-spectacular years), but all of them are thrilled with the beautiful renovation and restoration of this architectural wonder. So glad you...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

‘‘Tis is one of the greatest architectural designs in Saint Paul. Famous cases were heard here during the gangster days. The place was put in the demolish list but was saved by public/private outrage. It has the court rooms, large atrium area and beautiful 3-4...More

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Reviewed 10 December 2017

I have gone here multiple times and each time discover something new! A bonus is the little lunch spot and gift shop. I appreciate that they've retained the historic feel of the building.

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Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

We stopped by for the piano museum which is closed on Saturday. Instead we wandered through this beautiful old building. Just wandering through is free. Read the stories of the court history and view the gorgeous architecture that once was painted over. Step out side...More

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Judy75117, Guest Relations Manager at Landmark Center, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Thank you for your very kind remarks! We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit, and hope that you will return again for one of our many free, or low cost, cultural programs that we offer the public. You can see our schedule of activities...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

I wandered in to Landmark out of curiosity of the history and story of it being haunted. We were pleasantly surprised to find a tiny little music museum with many pianos -- several which you can play on and a huge structure built with guitars....More

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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped in because we enjoy historic buildings. We expected to see the interior converted to an events venue but were surprised to find so many displays on the history of the building and two free museums inside. It has been well restored and is...More

Thank Jim B
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Judy75117, Guest Relations Manager at Landmark Center, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Thank you so much for your very kind remarks! Your experience is exactly what the preservationists envisioned when the building was saved from demolition. Not sure if you perused the program literature at the Visitor Information Center, but Landmark Center also has a year-round menu...More

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Carly F
18 November 2015|
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Hi, Carly! It is a lovely location. Please get in touch with our Rental Events Office staff who can advise you as to availability of spaces and fees. Please call 651.292.3293 and they will be happy to answer your... More
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