Plan to join your friends and colleagues in the Land of 10,000 Lakes and witness firsthand this innovative strategy towards building strong cities – a shared, collective vision focused on the public realm.
As well as boasting the State Capitol, Saint Paul is home to Indian Mounds Park (an integral part of a much longer American Indian story), and Summit Avenue (the longest and best-preserved row of Victorian mansions in America). And for you Garrison Keillor fans, it is also the home to A Prairie Home Companion, as well as Mickey’s Diner (the first of its type listed on the National Register) not three blocks north of where we’ll be staying: in Minnesota’s ‘landmark’ Saint Paul Hotel (providing luxurious accommodations and legendary service since 1910). In the heart of downtown directly across from Rice Park, the hotel is within easy walking distance of that ‘communal touchstone’, the Mississippi.
And for those who were wondering about the ‘other’ Twin City, don’t worry. Minneapolis will be suitably covered in our explorations (Nicollet Mall, Peavey Plaza, and that Spoonbridge sculpture!). We are also making plans to leave the Twin Cities and visit Stillwater on the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway.