About Saint Paul
The satellite view shows Saint Paul (abbreviated St. Paul), a friendly Midwestern city, which entitles itself as "the most livable city in America." It is the seat of Ramsey County and since 1849 the capital of Minnesota
, a state in the Great Lakes Region of the United States
The city is located on the banks of the Mississippi River in east-central Minnesota.
St. Paul's Central Business District is just 12 mi (19 km) away from Downtown Minneapolis
Minnesota State Capitol in Saint Paul. The capitol building houses the Minnesota Senate, the Minnesota House of Representatives, the office of the Attorney General and the office of the Governor.
Image: Jon Platek (AlexiusHoratius)
The city's foundation at the beginning of the 19th century started with a tavern at the confluence of the Minnesota and Mississippi rivers close to historic Native American settlements. The hamlet soon became a trading and transportation center near Fort Snelling, now the location of Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport.
St. Paul gained prominence in 1849 when it was named the capital of the Minnesota Territory which later became the State of Minnesota.
Minnesota's capital and Minneapolis, the largest city in the state, are known as the "Twin Cities", maybe because the original Twin Cities, Minneapolis on one bank of the Mississippi River, and Saint Anthony on the other side, have merged long time ago to form Minneapolis. Anyway, today Minneapolis and St. Paul are the core cities of the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington metropolitan area, which is composed of 182 cities and townships, with a total population of 3.6 million people.
St. Paul is Minnesota's second most populous city
with a population of 307,000 inhabitants (in 2018).
There are several institutions of higher learning in St. Paul, major facilities are the liberal arts Bethel College (www.bethel.edu
) and Concordia University (www.csp.edu
), the urban public university of Metropolitan State University (www.metrostate.edu
), and the University of Minnesota (www.umn.edu
) with major campuses in St. Paul and Minneapolis.
St. Paul points of interest:
Saint Paul at Mississippi River, seen from Indian Mounds Park.
Image: Iulus Ascanius
Minnesota State Capitol
) home to the Minnesota Senate, the Minnesota House of Representatives, the office of the Attorney General and the office of the Governor.
James J. Hill House
) a mansion from the time of the Gilded Age of "The Empire Builder" was the estate of a railroad magnate, his stately home is now a museum.
Alexander Ramsey House
) the former residence of the first governor of Minnesota Territory.
Minnesota Centennial Showboat
, a traditional Mississippi riverboat docked at Harriet Island Regional Park, was used as a theater. The Showboat had its final performance in 2016. There are plans to relocate the boat to Winona MN.
Science Museum of Minnesota in Saint Paul.
Science Museum of Minnesota
) Turn on the science. SMM is a museum for technology, natural history, physical science, and mathematics; it is the most famous museum in the Upper Midwest.
Minnesota History Center
) an interactive history museum and home to the Minnesota Historical Society library and archives.
Minnesota Children's Museum
) children's museum on the move. The new museum in downtown St. Paul opened in June 2017.
Saint Paul RiverCentre
) the city's convention center and a special event and entertainment venue.
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
) Broadway musicals, opera, and cultural performances in downtown Saint Paul. The center is home to the Minnesota Opera (mnopera.org
), the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (www.thespco.org
), and the Schubert Club (schubert.org
) is the oldest active theater in Saint Paul and the home of Live from Here
, a variety radio show.
) the youth performing arts circus school offers circus arts training to young people.
Cathedral of Saint Paul
is a Classical Revival Roman Catholic cathedral built in 1904.
Church of the Assumption
is the oldest existing church in Saint Paul, built in 1870.
Conservatory at Como Park in Saint Paul.
Como Regional Park
the park features Lake Como, Como Zoo, an impressive greenhouse known as the Conservatory, a Japanese Garden, an open-air swimming pool, and a golf course.
), was the first zoo established in Minnesota, founded in 1897.
Mississippi National River and Recreation Area
() national park within the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area along the Mississippi River.
Indian Mounds Park
, park with the last prehistoric Native American burial mounds in St. Paul.
, a swimming lake in Saint Paul.
Mall of America
), a giant 4-level mall with hundreds of stores, many restaurants, a theme park, a cinema, and an aquarium is located in Bloomington, it is the largest mall in the United States in terms of total floor area.
Xcel Energy Center
) "The X" is a multi-purpose arena, home to the NHL's Minnesota Wild.
Roy Wilkins Auditorium
) multi-purpose arena built in 1932, it is part of the RiverCentre complex, hosts the Minnesota RollerGirls roller derby league (www.mnrollergirls.com
Minnesota United FC Stadium
) a future soccer stadium named Allianz Field.
), a baseball park in downtown Saint Paul and home to the St. Paul Saints (saintsbaseball.com
Just zoom in (+) to see Minnesota State Capitol, it houses Minnesota's Senate, the House of Representatives, the Office of the Attorney General and the Office of the Governor.
This page shows a city map of St. Paul with expressways, main roads, and streets, and the location of St. Paul Downtown Airport (IATA code
: STP); zoom out to find the largest and busiest airport in Minnesota, Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport
: MSP) located in southwest.
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