Area Happenings

If you’re staying at The Saint Paul Hotel, you’ll never run out of things to see and do in our namesake city. A beautiful and historic city on the Mississippi River, St. Paul is filled with eclectic, award-winning restaurants, top-flight entertainment venues and a fashionable and thriving downtown sector.

The Saint Paul Hotel sits at the epicenter of this great city and only moments away from your next adventure.

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Fall Local Happenings

Whether you want to admire the fall colors, explore the art scene, cheer on the home team or discover new parts of the city, this list is your start to a fantastic fall in Saint Paul.

Amusement Centers, Parks, and Zoos

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory 1225 Estabrook Drive, St. Paul (4.8 miles) 651-487-8200 or 651-487-8201

Harriet Island Regional Park Harriet Island, St. Paul (1 mile)

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska (31.6 miles) 952-443-1400

Minnesota Zoo 13000 Zoo Boulevard, Apple Valley (16.8 miles) 800-366-7811

SEA LIFE Minnesota, Mall of America 120 East Broadway, Bloomington (13.2 miles) 952-883-0202

Nickelodeon Universe, Mall of America 5000 Center Court, Bloomington 952-883-8799

Valleyfair Family Amusement Park One Valleyfair Drive, Shakopee (26.8 miles) 952-445-7600 or 800 FUN-RIDE


Museums

Minnesota Children’s Museum 10 West Seventh Street, St. Paul (0.4 miles) 651-225-6000

Minnesota History Center Museum 345 West Kellogg Boulevard, St. Paul (0.8 miles) 651-296-6126 or 800-657-3773

Minnesota Transportation Museum 193 East Pennsylvania Avenue, St. Paul (2.5 miles) 651-228-0263

Minneapolis Institute of Arts 2400 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis (10.56 miles) 612-870-3200

Science Museum of Minnesota 120 Kellogg Boulevard, St. Paul (0.35 miles) 651-221-9444

Twin City Model Railroad Museum St. Paul's Bandana Square Shopping Center 1021 East Bandana Boulevard, St. Paul (4.4 miles) 651-647-9628

Walker Art Center 1750 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis (12.82 miles) 612-375-7600


Historical Sites

Historical Sites

Alexander Ramsey House 265 South Exchange Street, St. Paul (0.5 miles) 651-296-8760 or 651-296-0100 Al

Cathedral of Saint Paul 239 Selby Avenue, St. Paul (1.1 miles) 651-228-1766

Commemorative Air Force 310 Airport Road, South St. Paul (8.6 miles) 651-455-6942

Historic Fort Snelling 200 Tower Avenue, St. Paul (9.3 miles) 612-726-1171

James J. Hill Library 80 West Fourth Street, St. Paul (0.03 Miles) 651-265-5500 or 1-877-700-HILL

James J. Hill House 240 Summit Avenue, St. Paul (1.1 miles) 651-297-2555

Landmark Center 75 West Fifth Street, St. Paul (0.3 miles) 651-292-3225

Mickey’s Diner 36 West Seventh Street, St. Paul (0.4 miles) 651-222-5633

Minnesota State Capitol 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, St. Paul (1.4 miles) 651-296-2881

Ramsey County Courthouse and Saint Paul City Hall 15 West Kellogg Boulevard, St. Paul (0.2 miles) Tours: 651-266-8002

Summit Avenue Walking Tours Starting at James J. Hill House 651-297-2555

Wabasha Street Caves 215 South Wabasha Street, St. Paul (0.8 miles) 651-224-1191

Performances

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts 345 Washington Street, St. Paul (0.1 miles) Box office: 651-224-4222

Park Square Theatre 20 West Seventh Place, St. Paul (0.4 miles) 651-291-7005

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra 408 Saint Peter Street, 3rd Floor, St. Paul (0.2 miles) 651-291-1144

Saint Paul RiverCentre 175 West Kellogg Boulevard, St. Paul (0.3 miles) 651-265-4800

Penumbra Theatre Company 270 North Kent Street, St. Paul (2.2 miles) 651-224-3180

The Fitzgerald Theater 10 East Exchange Street, St. Paul (0.5 miles) 651-290-1221

Great American History Theatre 30 East Tenth Street, St. Paul (0.6 miles) 651-292-4323

Minnesota Orchestra 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis (9.9 miles) 612-371-5656 or 800-292-4141

Target Center 600 North First Avenue, Minneapolis (10 miles) 612-673-0900

Historic State, Orpheum & Pantages Theatres 805 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis (10.3 miles) 612-339-7007

Guthrie Theater 725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis (10.7 miles) 612-377-2224 or 877-44-STAGE

Shopping and Entertainment Districts

District del Sol (1.0 miles) District del Sol, the home to the Twin Cities’ Cinco de Mayo also hosts many terrific Mexican food restaurants. This ‘spicy’ neighborhood is just across the river from downtown Saint Paul on Saint Paul's West Side and offers colorful restaurants and tons of public art.

Grand Avenue Saint Paul (1.0 miles) Grand Avenue invites visitors to meander through a stretch of streets with stores holding treasures galore. Rich in local character and presenting a wonderful mix of old and new, small town and urban, Grand Avenue spans 25 blocks from the Mississippi River to downtown Saint Paul. There are beautiful storefronts, old homes, ethnic restaurants, and plenty of other food options. Grand Avenue offers miles of great shopping opportunities.

Hmong Handcraft - PanDau 105 West University Avenue, St. Paul (1.4 miles) 651-293-1261 (please call first) Shop at Minnesota's largest consignment of Hmong needlework - paj ntaub (PanDau) Hmong "flower cloth" and learn about Hmong culture. Over 125 Hmong women provide hand-stitched items weekly.

Lowertown Saint Paul (0.6 miles) Shops, offices, galleries, theaters, studios, restaurants of every ethnic stripe, arts, dance, music, and cultural activities.

Mall of America (See Animals, Parks, & Amusements for more on Nickelodeon Universe SEA LIFE Minnesota) 60 East Broadway, Bloomington (13.2 miles (800) 879-3555

Saint Paul Farmers' Market 290 East Fifth Street, St. Paul (0.7 miles) 651-227-6856 The Saint Paul Growers Association operates the Saint Paul Farmers' Market during the May through November growing season. Eleven weekly markets are scattered throughout Saint Paul. Only locally grown or produced items are for sale.

Sporting Events

Canterbury Park Racetrack 1100 Canterbury Road, Shakopee (27.7 miles) (800) 340-6361

Minnesota Wild Xcel Energy Center 175 Kellogg Boulevard, St. Paul (0.33 miles) 651-265-4800

Minnesota Vikings Mall of America Field (9.04 miles) 612-332-0386

Minnesota Twins Target Field 351-413 Fifth Avenue North, Minneapolis (12.2 miles) 612-338-9467

Minnesota Timberwolves Target Center 600 North First Street, Minneapolis (10.52 miles) 612-673-1300

St. Paul Saints CHS Field 360 Broadway St, Saint Paul (0.1 miles) (651) 644-3517

St. Paul Curling Club 470 Selby Avenue, St. Paul 651-224-7408

Golf Courses

Como Park 18 Hole (4.2 miles) 1431 North Lexington Parkway Saint Paul, MN 55103 (651) 488-9673 T

Phalen Park 18 Hole (5.8 miles) 1615 Phalen Drive Saint Paul, MN 55106 (651) 778-0413

Highland National Golf Course (4.7 miles) 1403 Montreal Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55116 (651) 695-3774

Highland Park 9 Hole (4.6 miles) 1797 Edgcumbe Road Saint Paul, MN 55116 (651) 695-3708 .

Hillcrest Golf Club of Saint Paul (8.6 miles) 2200 East Larpenteur Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55109 (651) 774-6088

Oak Marsh Golf Course (9.2 miles) 526 North Inwood Avenue Oakdale, MN 55128 (651) 730-8886

Prestwick Golf Club (14 miles) 9555 Wedgewood Drive Woodbury, MN 55125 (651) 731-4779

The Links at Northfork (34.7 miles) 9333 Northwest Alpine Drive Ramsey, MN 55303 (763) 241-0506