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Summit Avenue

Summit Ave., Saint Paul, MN
+1 651-297-2555
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Stroll where F. Scott Fitzgerald roamed.

This area is so beautiful that my family drives 10 miles each week so that we can "fake run" (stop... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
kathyschneeman2018
Historic trail

Summit Avenue is a beautiful city roadway that runs the gamut of historic Saint Paul where the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
caomiwan
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Old, wealthy St. Paul neighborhood with Victorian mansions.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Summit Ave., Saint Paul, MN
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"both sides"
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"tree lined street"
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"slow drive"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This area is so beautiful that my family drives 10 miles each week so that we can "fake run" (stop and ogle while running past mansions). Try it--you'll like it!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Summit Avenue is a beautiful city roadway that runs the gamut of historic Saint Paul where the governor's mansions and other wealthy people had their stately homes. The architecture is breathtaking, The road is maintained for biking and tourism and takes you to scenic overlooks...More

Thank caomiwan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While in St. Paul, take the time to drive down Summit Ave. Beautiful homes. Then make a stop on Grand ave for shopping and dining at the Tavern.

Thank Erik S
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

This is one of the best places to take a walk in the twin cities. Many glorious mansions in a variety of styles, including F. Scott Fitzgerald's townhouse where he wrote his first novel. No regular tours of the inside of the houses, but the...More

Thank Stephen C
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

We love driving down or strolling this avenue. Great majestic homes, most well kept or very nicely restored. Large shady trees grace both sides. F. Scott Fitzgerald once lived here, Garrison Keillor now does. The Minnesota Governor's home is here as well. Summit Avenue parallels...More

Thank traveltheworld012
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

I have enjoyed walking, biking, driving this street for many years. Just recently my mother asked for a ride down here. The bonus here is that there are so many things to do just off Summit. While the homes on Summit can be magnificent, so...More

Thank JCJake
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Houses along the broad Summit Avenue are large and of varying architectural styles. Fun to walk along this avenue and take in the scene of historic structures plus folks walking, jogging, and parading with their dogs.

Thank DMGAmes_Iowa
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

We drove the entire Ave gawking at these beautiful homes. They are a sight to behold. Very enjoyable self tour. If you love architecture, you'll love Summit Ave.

Thank Michelle M
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

Beautiful examples of various architectural styles as they have evolved in this great city. Tudors, a Victorian or two, and some great Craftsman examples exist.

Thank JoelZ195
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

A drive or walk along Summit Avenue is like a who's who in American architectural history. Styles range from romanesque revival to neo-gothic to prairie. It is really a sight to see for anyone that's interested in architecture. The homes are beautifully maintained. You can...More

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Justin B
30 November 2016|
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Response from Jeanette E | Reviewed this property |
The James Hill house tours for the holidays -- call 651-297-2555 Alexander Ramsey house 751-296-8760 Governor's mansion tours-- google it
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