Tourist Attractions in Saint Paul
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Local attractions and tourist information in Saint Paul, MN.
Whether it's by land or by sea, there are many different ways to see the Twin Cities. You can go on a private tour or explore the city on your own.
Mall of America
One of the main attractions in the Twin City is the Mall of America. The Mall of America has something for everyone, shopping, eating and even an amusement park. Another amazing attraction is the Underwater Adventures where visitors can see stingrays, sea turtles, local species and so much more. Families also shouldn't miss dining in The Rainforest Cafe where the restaurant is designed to make you feel like you're eating in a jungle. The impressive Minnesota State Capitol is also near by.
Como Park is a lovely area, perfect for families. The Como Park Zoo is where you can admire rare and exotic animals. Marjorie McNeely Conservatory at Como Park is close by and has a Victorian look. The Conservatory offers a wide varity of plant species. Another beautiful attraction is the Cafesjian's Carousel, which was built in 1914. Also close by is Como Town an amusement park with several entertaining rides.
Nicollet Mall is another great shopping area with great local restaurants around. The recognizable landmark Foshay Tower Museum is close by and the view of the city from the top is amazing. Stop by for a bite to eat at Melting Pot where you can try different fondue. Another close by attraction is the Orchestra Hall and is a great concert venue.
Enjoy the history behind some of these fabulous architectural jewels by touring the area of Summit Amenue. Summit Avenue is considered the longest intact example of a Victorian neighborhood in the country. This beautiful sweeping parkway is where F. Scott Fitgerald lived and wrote. The James J. Hill House, home of the entrepreneurial railroad tycoon, is open year-round. After touring the house head to the beautiful Cathedral of St Paul. The Minnesota History Center is close by and you can learn about the history of the state. If you get hungry head to Liffey for American Irish cuisine.
Fort Snelling State Park
Fort Snelling State Park has buildings from Minnesota's pioneer days and visitors can also enjoy hiking, fishing and more. Ather you can get a drink or meal at Woolley's Steakhouse. Another attraction for nature lovers is the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge which has great bird watching.
Private or group tours are also a great way to orient yourself to the area.
River & Lake Cruises
Padelford Packet Boat Company (+1 651 227 1100 / http://www.riverrides.com )
Paradise Charter Cruises ( +1 952 474 8058 / http://www.twincitiescruises.com/ )
Twin Cities Tours ( +1 612 240 6048 / http://www.twincitiestours.com/ )
Minneapolis Tours ( +1 888 307 4168 / http://www.minneapolistours.net )
Twin Cities Walking Tours by Minnesota Historical Society ( +1 651 259 3000 / http://www.mnhs.org/)
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