Saint Paul, the state capital of Minnesota, forms the “Twin Cities” with neighboring Minneapolis. It’s home to the Science Museum of Minnesota, with its dinosaur specimens and immersive theater. The Minnesota History Center has interactive exhibits about the region’s history. Nearby is the beaux arts Cathedral of Saint Paul. The Cass Gilbert–designed Minnesota State Capitol features paintings of Civil War scenes.
Saint Paul Department of Planning and Economic Development divides Saint Paul into seventeen Planning Districts, created in 1979 to allow neighborhoods to participate in governance and use Community Development Block Grants. With a funding agreement directly from the city, the councils share a pool of funds. The councils have significant land-use control, a voice in guiding development, and they organize residents. The boundaries are adjusted depending on population changes; as such, they sometimes overlap established neighborhoods. Though these neighborhoods changed over time, preservationists have saved many of their historically significant structures. Main article: Neighborhoods of Saint Paul
The city’s seventeen Planning Districts are:
Parks in Saint Paul
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory Nature & Parks in Saint Paul
Fort Snelling State Park
I got up for an early morning hike before my flight, and found it really peaceful and beautiful with the icy river and dusting of snow.”“This is just a beautiful park between the Minnesota and Mississippi rivers, but just across the street from the airport and two busy highways.”