Places to see, places to eat (food, that is)!

Would you believe that the city of St. Paul was originally called “Pig’s Eye” after a bootlegger named Pierre "Pig's Eye" Parrant ? I think St. Paul sounds much more dignified (but then I live in St. Louis; maybe if I lived in Frog Hollow, I’d feel differently).

Architect Cass Gilbert designed this building (he is also responsible for the West Virginia capitol and finishing off the Arkansas capitol after the legislature there fired the first architect) and it’s a doozy!


Capitol Address:

75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard

St Paul, MN 55101

Hours: M-F 8-5

Tour Information: 651-296-2881

statecapitol@mnhs.org

On-line tour

Self-guided tour brochure

Minnesota State Maps

Joined the Union

May 11, 1858

Population (2010) 5,266,214 (21st)

Area (Square Miles) 79,610 (14th)

Largest City               Minneapolis

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