A unique urban area stretching across the Mississippi River in Minnesota, St. Paul is far from identical to its sister city, Minneapolis. From museums to theme parks, there’s something here for our St. Paul hotel’s guest.
Explore historic mansions on Summit Avenue; the James J. Hill House provides a perfect opportunity to experience 19th century city life. Tour the Cathedral of St. Paul and see its famous copper dome, over 300 feet high, and don’t miss the nearby Minnesota state capitol.
Downtown, the Summit Brewing Company offers free tours of its facilities, and there are plenty of shops, restaurants, and accommodations to peruse. St. Paul has something for everyone: visit the Science Museum of Minnesota, and take an iPod-guided walking tour along the historic Mississippi River––or have some fun on the amusement park rides at Como Town.
The Grand Hand Gallery, an award-winning gallery focusing on local and regional artists, is a must-see, with plenty of Upper Midwest craft goods available. And, of course, Minneapolis is minutes away from your St. Paul hotel room; the striking Walker Art Center in St. Paul’s sister city has galleries and exhibitions, as well as regular screenings and events.