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Holiday Inn St. Paul Downtown
175 W 7th St.
St. Paul, MN, 55102

Hilton Garden Inn St. Paul City Center
411 Minnesota St
Saint Paul, MN, 55101

Embassy Suites St. Paul
175 10th St E
Saint Paul, MN, 55101

Best Western Kelly Inn Saint Paul
161 Saint Anthony Ave
Saint Paul, MN, 55103

Country Inn By Carlson St. Paul East
6003 Hudson Rd
Woodbury, MN, 55125

Country Inn & Suites St. Paul South
5653 Bishop Ave
Inver Grove Heights, MN, 55076

Clarion Hotel St. Paul
701 S. Concord St
South St Paul, MN, 55075

Americinn Inver Grove Heights
5861 Blaine Ave
Inver Grove Heights, MN, 55076

Super 8 Motel St Paul
2401 Prior Ave N
Roseville, MN, 55113

Hilton Garden Inn St Paul
420 Inwood Ave N
Oakdale, MN, 55128

Minneapolis Days Inn Univ Of Minn.
2407 University Ave Se
Minneapolis, MN, 55414

Fairfield Inn And Suites Minneapolis St. Paul Airport
1330 Northland Dr
Mendota Heights, MN, 55120

Courtyard By Marriott Minneapolis St. Paul Airport
1352 Northland Dr
Mendota Heights, MN, 55120

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About St. Paul

St. Paul, Minnesota, is a city that has undergone many changes during its historical development. Today, the city, which sits on the banks of the Mississippi River, has skyscrapers that completed construction as recently as the 1970's. As meager as that sounds, St. Paul, Minnesota, had even humbler beginnings.

However, it is a city ripe with the history of its first inhabitants, Native American settlers. Their history, which can be traced back 2,000 years, is evidenced in the Indian burial mounds on Dayton's Bluff at Indian Mounds Park. It is known that the Sioux Indian tribe settled among the white cliffs of sandstone and gave it a name, interpreted as "little white rock". The Sioux inhabited the area from 1600 and by 1837 the area was set up as Fort Snelling when all the land situated east of the Mississippi River was granted to the United States government.

Following close behind the Fort's erection came an influx of economic opportunity. Since the fort protected it, a dominant force of French Canadian explorers and fur traders found it a prosperous place to conduct business. Bootlegging became a popular past time with the arrival of a fur trader named Pierre Parrant. The whiskey trade was banned within the fort but the enterprising Parrant set up his own establishment outside of it called "Pig's Eye Tavern". The area soon adopted that name for the area.

No settlement would be complete without the advent of places of worship and schools. This became the case a few years later. In 1841 Father Lucien Galtier, a missionary arrived and immediately established the Apostle Paul chapel. The community was later named St. Paul in 1857 and became the capital city of Minnesota. Hailing from New York with an agenda to start a school was Harriet Bishop.

Within a few short years, St. Paul became a booming town for travelers seeking new opportunities on the frontier. Some passed through on the way into the Dakota Territory. Yet many put down roots after arriving by railroad and steamboat carriers. Expansion of the Northern Pacific Railway and the Great Northern Railway was made possible and the two lines made St. Paul their headquarters.

St. Paul has seen more than its share of devastation caused by damaging storms between 1900 and the 1960's but it has always managed to bounce back.