Museum in St Paul

Schubert Club Museum

The Schubert Club Museum has a brilliant collection of old pianos and harpsichords – some tickled by Brahms, Mendelssohn and the like – as well as old manuscripts and letters from famous composers. It's located on t…
Museum in St Paul

Landmark Center

Downtown's turreted 1902 Landmark Center used to be the federal courthouse, where gangsters such as Alvin 'Creepy' Karpis were tried; plaques by the various rooms show who was brought to justice here. In addition to…
Historic Building in St Paul

James J Hill House

Tour the palatial stone mansion of railroad magnate James J Hill. It's a Gilded Age beauty, with five floors and 22 fireplaces. On Monday and Tuesday there are no tours but you can still go in and see the home's art…
Church in St Paul

Cathedral of St Paul

Modeled on St Peter's Basilica in Rome, the cathedral presides over the city from its hilltop perch. Guided tours (suggested donation $2) are available at 1pm Tuesday through Friday.
Notable Building in St Paul

F Scott Fitzgerald Birthplace

The Great Gatsby author F Scott Fitzgerald is St Paul's most celebrated literary son. This Pullman-style apartment on Laurel Ave is his birthplace. Five blocks away, Fitzgerald lived in the brownstone at 599 Summit …
Park in St Paul

Harriet Island

South of downtown and connected via Wabasha St, Harriet Island is a lovely place to meander. It has a river walk, paddle-wheel steamboat cruises, concert stages and fishing docks.
Museum in St Paul

Science Museum of Minnesota

Has the usual hands-on kids' exhibits and Omnimax theater ($6 extra). Adults will be entertained by the wacky quackery of the 4th floor's 'questionable medical devices.'