At the northernmost reach of the Mississippi River cruises, the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul are the frequent start and stopping points of many cruises. Discover a few of our favorites when you are in town. 


Fun Facts about St. Paul, Minnesota

  • Has more Mississippi riverfront than any other city along the river (26 miles)
  • Rice Park is older than Central Park in NYC (Rice = 1849, Central Park =1858)
  • The Minnesota State Capitol has the second largest unsupported marble dome in the world. The first is St. Peter’s in Rome, and the third is the Taj Majal.
  • “Peanuts” creator Charles Schulz grew up in Saint Paul. His father owned a barbershop at the corner of Snelling and Selby, and he worked at the Pioneer Press.

Fun & Unusual places to see while there:

  • Can Can Wonderland – an indoor fun park for all ages including mini golf, arcade games, pin ball
  • Large Green Chair at Highbridge Park – weighing in at over 2,500 lbs, it can fit 4 adults comfortably.
  • Peanuts statues in Landmark Square – an homage to hometown hero, Charles Schultz
Can Can Wonderland
Peanuts in Landmark Square
Peanuts in Landmark Square
The Large Green Chair

Amazing Places to Eat and Drink

  • St. Paul Brewing: 688 Minnehaha Ave East
  • Waldmann Brewery: 445 Smith Ave
  • W.A. Frost & Co: 374 Selby Ave
  • Dock & Paddle: 1360 Lexington parkway N
  • Apostle Supper Club: 253 Kellogg Blvd
  • Bang Brewing: 2320 Capp Road
Apostle Supper Club. 60's nostalgic Hip and Cool spot at 253 Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul Brewing - an eclectic and casual hangout at 688 Minnehaha Ave East
W.A. Frost Co. - cozy and historic, a great place to dine outdoors under the lights or inside all warm and cozy. 374 Selby Ave
Waldmann Brewery - an historic old brewery with an updated modern style. 445 Smith Ave
Dock & Paddle - dine by the lake at Como Zoo and Conservatory for great views in a casual atmosphere. 1360 Lexington Parkway N
Bang Brewing - dine among the flowers next to a giant silo at this organic brewery. 2320 Capp Road

Places you’ll want to see

  • Como Park Conservatory – located next to the Zoo, this botanical beauty has gorgeous displays changed seasonally.
  • James J. Hill House – a historic gilded-age mansion built for a railroad tycoon with all the modern amenities of the time, and plenty of gleaming wood.
  • Cathedral of St. Paul – What began as the “temple on the prairie” is now a magnificent building completed around 1941 with a stunning interior.
James J. Hill House: Photo credit Sue Vruno Photography
Conservatory at Como Park
Cathedral of St. Paul

Visit St. Paul on one of these Mississippi River cruises:

Upper Mississippi River Cruise: St. Louis – St.Paul

St. Louis to St. Paul

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Viking-America’s Heartland

St Louis to St Paul

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