Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Thousands of tourists flock to Saint Paul, Minnesota to feel what it is like to be in a place far away from home in such a wondrous experience. With very welcoming locals and thousands of sites to visit, this list will summarize the top 10 places that you should visit when you visit this place. This is a quick rundown just to give you a hint of what is awaiting you on your next visit to St. Paul.

1: Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

Would you like to go and spoil yourself and your family in a place far from home? This is the right place for you. Located at Estabrook Drive, the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory is free to all and what it has to offer baffles the mind. There is a zoo with man-made replicas of various wild animals, each made with industrial standard materials. From bronze statues of gorillas to fiberglass replicas of giraffes, there is something for everyone. The park is also popular for its 0.5-acre conservatory where tourists can come to see various assortments of gardens each growing unique things. And for those of you who love fun and thrills, there is also an amusement park for your adrenalin.

Address: 1225 Estabrook Dr, St Paul, MN 55103

2: Cathedral of St Paul

Cathedral of St Paul
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Greg Gjerdingen

The architectural design of this cathedral is quite outstanding and is part of what attracts visitors to the place. Your next stop definitely should be Cathedral Hill. Its dome is made of copper. From marble sculptures to an artistically figurative decorated colored glass in the interior for illumination, the cathedral is dedicated to an Apostle who dates back to the 1st century, Apostle Paul. At least you can head back home and tell your friends that you paid a visit to the third largest church ever completed in the USA.

Address: 239 Selby Ave, St Paul, MN 55102

3: Minnesota History Center

Minnesota History Center
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Mark Goebel

This place is located a few blocks from Fort Road at Kellogg Blvd and is a really treasured building in Minnesota. It is a 25 year old center which preserves the past of Minneapolis for the future generations. A library contains some artifacts dating back to the Hmong’s and the Ojibwe who are part of this history. With 26 historical sites, thousands flock yearly to experience this marvelous trip. The building also is built to historically portray some past activities and events that have happened in the area. The exhibits there will also immerse you into another world.

Address: 345 W Kellogg Blvd, St Paul, MN 55102

4: Science Museum of Minnesota

Science Museum of Minnesota
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Tony Webster

A brief stroll from the Minnesota History Center brings you to yet another place that will offer you a glimpse of the rarest of things mother earth has to offer: the Science Museum of Minnesota. With lots of things to explore, you can never have an experience better than this. You get to see the fossils of the dinosaurs and the extinct creatures of the old times. The museum likewise educates you on the human body and some mathematical sciences. With humongous screens in the omni-theater, you get to see various films and adventures of the wild in the most realistic way you can ever imagine.

Address: 120 W Kellogg Blvd, St Paul, MN 55102

5: Minnesota Children's Museum

Minnesota Children's Museum
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Who said museums are only fit for the adults? This museum is well suited for the young generation of kids and offers them that adult experience while they are still young. Kids from all walks of life can come to this place to explore and have engaging fun with other kids. Since 1982, the museum has been stimulating the cognitive development of kids by using plays to enhance their cognitive abilities. Forbes has also cited this museum as one of the best Children’s Museum in the United States of America and this suggests that a visit to here won’t be a waste of time and a worthwhile experience.

Address: 10 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102

6: Minnesota State Capitol

Minnesota State Capitol
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This is the place where you could meet the Governor of Minnesota as this is where his office is located. This also includes the office of other prominent people including the Attorney General’s office. The brain child behinds its fantastic design is a guy by the name of Cass Gilbert and is one of the big architectural marvels in the United States of America. With various collections on display, one can plan for a tour around the area. With various artifacts like the Quadriga sculpture, photo galleries, libraries and collections, this is quite a fascinating place to visit.

Address: 75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard., St Paul, MN 55155

7: James J Hill House

James J Hill House
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Teemu008

With well-built chandeliers, decorated glass and curved wood, James J Hill House is considered as an historical spot in Minnesota. Tours that fit one’s class are offered and you also get to see the historical neighborhood located there. Children visiting the house with their parents are also not left out. With various etiquette and singing lessons offered, your child will not leave the place in the same way they came in. Signature events are also there throughout the entire year.

Address: 240 Summit Ave, St Paul, MN 55102

8: Summit Avenue

Summit Avenue
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Ron Cogswell

This street is miles of pure history and various historical buildings are located along this street. It is on this street that you also get to see one of the top 10 tourist attraction sites, the James J Hill House and other historical landmarks. The street also has buildings registered in the History of Places, among them the Cathedral of St. Paul. This means traveling on this street allows you to visit quite a lot of top tourist attraction sites.

Address: Summit Ave, St Paul, MN

9: Xcel Energy Center

Xcel Energy Center
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Matthew Deery

Also called the X, this arena has a capacity to hold over 15,000 people and hosts some of the largest attended games in the city. The place even has free Wi-Fi for all the visitors who visit and LED Matrix displays surrounding the arena. There is also fine dining and you can have a bite to eat if you like.

Address: 199 W Kellogg Blvd, St Paul, MN 55102

10: Landmark Center

Landmark Center
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Mark Goebel

A former post office in the United States of America, this historic center is a buzz with visitors. As a cultural center, various events get hosted in this place, from music to plays to even exhibitions and public forums.

Address: 75 5th St, St Paul, MN 55102

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