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Roseville is Perfectly Positioned to Saint Paul

Attractions, MN, Roseville, Saint Paul, Twin Cities

Are you familiar with Roseville, Minnesota? If your answer is “yes” then we’re happy to hear it! If your answer is “no” then you’re in store for some fascinating information (at least we think so).

Roseville is located north of both Minneapolis (northeast) and Saint Paul (northwest), making Roseville perfectly positioned 10 minutes to both downtown areas.

Technically, Roseville is a suburb of Saint Paul, as both cities are located in Ramsey County. Roseville’s perfect position to Saint Paul allows us to brag about our SUPER close proximity to some of Saint Paul’s big attractions like Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, a family favorite. Take a deeper dive into Roseville’s perfect position to more of Saint Paul’s amazing attractions for visitors and locals to enjoy.

Family Friendly

Can Can Wonderland – 4 miles from Roseville – Can Can Wonderland offers a truly unique, 18-hole artist designed, indoor mini golf course. But Can Can Wonderland isn’t just mini golf; it’s a wonderland full of arts-based fauna and flora for you to explore and delight in!

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory2 miles from RosevilleOne of the last free zoos in the United States, Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is home to a wide array of animals and plants and welcomes visitors 365 days a year.

Como Town Amusement Park2 miles from RosevilleComo Town features over 18 traditional and interactive rides including the ultimate jungle-gym, Hodge Podge Park, Traffic Jam! bumper cars, Tornado! and two new attractions: Tilt-A-Whirl and Splash Zone.

Gibbs Farm2 miles from RosevilleGibbs Farm is a historic museum interpreting pioneer and Dakota life in the mid 1800s. Site contains Dakota-style tipi, a bark lodge, a wild rice camp, and the Gibbs family’s historic farmhouse, barns and a replica of their first sod house.

Minnesota Children’s Museum8 miles from RosevilleMinnesota Children’s Museum brings an exciting, immersive world to children by arousing their curiosity. Through their exhibits and programs, the museum emphasizes play as a critical ingredient in every child’s development. Re-Opening in June 2017.

Omnitheater9 miles from RosevilleThe 90-foot Omnitheater within the Science Museum of Minnesota is a giant dome screen, surrounding visitors with the most stunning scenery on the planet. It takes you soaring through space and puts you face to face with Earth’s most fascinating animals. All without leaving your seat.

Raptor Center2 miles from Roseville The Raptor Center rehabilitates around 800 sick and injured raptors each year, while helping to identify emerging environmental issues related to raptor health and populations. They also offer a variety of unique public education programs and events geared towards audiences of all ages.

Science Museum of Minnesota9 miles from Roseville – Science Museum of Minnesota features hands-on exhibits, breathtaking Omnitheater films, special events, and unparalleled education programs. The museum focuses on topics in technology, natural history, physical science, and mathematics education.

Cheer on the Home Team

CHS Field8 miles from Roseville – CHS Field is home to the St. Paul Saints, a professional baseball team, and also hosts youth and amateur baseball teams from across the region. The facility also hosts more than 100 non-baseball events annually.

Xcel Energy Center9 miles from RosevilleMinnesota wouldn’t be the state of hockey without the professional hockey team, Minnesota Wild who play home games at the Xcel Energy Center. The Xcel Energy Center is also home to the Minnesota Lynx, the WNBA basketball team, during the 2016-2017 season.

Roy Wilkins Auditorium9 miles from Roseville – Home to the Minnesota RollerGirls who are founding members of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association, the preeminent governing body for female, skater-owned, flat-track roller derby leagues. They love to see kids at their bouts!

For Laughs

Joke Joint Comedy Club13 miles from Roseville – The Joke Joint Comedy Club offers live stand up comedy Wed-Sat with nationally touring headliners and featuring the best local talent of the Twin Cities.

Breweries

Most of the breweries listed on our website are in either Minneapolis or Saint Paul. Instead of listing them all here, check them out on our breweries website. Cheers!

Museums & Historical Sites

Alexander Ramsey House9 miles from Roseville – Alexander Ramsey House is a historic Victorian-era home in Saint Paul, built by Minnesota’s first territorial governor, Alexander Ramsey. The home is filled with thousands of original family items and furnishings.

Cathedral of Saint Paul8 miles from RosevilleThe Cathedral of Saint Paul is a historical landmark and the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. It is one of the most prominent buildings in Saint Paul and is a center of spiritual worship.

Gibbs Farm2 miles from RosevilleGibbs Farm is a historic museum interpreting pioneer and Dakota life in the mid 1800s. Site contains Dakota-style tipi, a bark lodge, a wild rice camp, and the Gibbs family’s historic farmhouse, barns and a replica of their first sod house.

Goldstein Museum of Design2 miles from RosevilleGoldstein Museum of Design, part of the University of Minnesota’s College of Design, advances the understanding and appreciation of design through exhibitions, research, preservation, and education.

Historic Fort Snelling17 miles from RosevilleHistoric Fort Snelling is recognized as a national historic landmark dating back to the 1820s. It is a great place to learn about military history from before the Civil War through World War II, fur trade history, slavery in Minnesota, the US-Dakota War of 1862, and much more.

James J. Hill House9 miles from Roseville – James J. Hill House is recognized as a national historic landmark. Guided tours of the James J. Hill House are offered Wednesday – Sunday. The tour brings visitors through four floors of the house and includes a 10-minute video on James J. Hill.

Landmark Center8 miles from RosevilleLandmark Center is a historic landmark and serves as a cultural center for music, dance, theater, exhibitions, public forums, and hosts countless special events.

Minnesota Children’s Museum17 miles from RosevilleMinnesota Children’s Museum brings an exciting, immersive world to children by arousing their curiosity. Through their exhibits and programs, the museum emphasizes play as a critical ingredient in every child’s development.

Minnesota History Center9 miles from RosevilleMinnesota History Center is an interactive museum with permanent and changing exhibits and hosts concerts, lectures, family days and other special events throughout the year. It’s also home to the Minnesota Historical Society’s collections and provides a place for visitors to discover their connections to the past.

Minnesota Museum of American Art8 miles from Roseville – The Minnesota Museum of American Art showcases the unique voice of American artists from the 19th century to the present.

Minnesota State Capitol8 miles from Roseville – The Minnesota State Capitol is considered an architectural masterpiece and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. See the capitol restored to awe-inspiring glory! Discover its incredible history, art, and architecture on their tours.

Minnesota Transportation Museum7 miles from RosevilleExperience the history of Minnesota and upper-Midwest railroads through interactive displays at the Minnesota Transportation Museum. Travel through history with in-depth exhibits featuring local and regional railway and bus history. Operate a genuine roundhouse turntable, one of the last of its kind in the country.

Science Museum of Minnesota9 miles from Roseville – Science Museum of Minnesota features hands-on exhibits, breathtaking Omnitheater films, special events, and unparalleled education programs. The museum focuses on topics in technology, natural history, physical science, and mathematics education.

Twin City Model Railroad Museum4 miles from RosevilleTwin City Model Railroad Museum is dedicated to depicting the history of railroading through scale model railroad layouts as well as telling the story of railroad history in Minnesota. Visit the building full of train layouts and exhibits of every size imaginable. Run the Thomas the Tank Engine layout and push buttons to operate features on the layouts.

Showstopping Theatre/Music/Dance

History Theatre8 miles from Roseville – History Theatre offers an annual season filled with excellent plays and musicals. Their performances explore Minnesota’s past and the diverse American experience.

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts8 miles from RosevilleOrdway Center for the Performing Arts is home to a wide variety of performances throughout the year that encompass the finest in American musical theater, world music, dance, and vocal artists.

Palace Theatre8 miles from Roseville – The newly opened Palace Theatre in downtown St Paul will become every music-lover’s dream destination, hosting a wide array of contemporary music, comedy, and other live entertainment.

Park Square Theatre 8 miles from Roseville – Park Square Theatre brings audiences professional productions in an intimate setting. They present exceptional live theatre that touches the heart, engages the mind and delights the spirit.

Penumbra Theatre9 miles from Roseville – Penumbra Theatre creates professional productions that are artistically excellent, thought provoking, relevant, and illuminate the human condition through the prism of the African American experience.

SteppingStone Theatre5 miles from RosevilleSteppingStone Theatre develops educational theater programs and fully staged productions that helps youth build self-esteem and confidence in a community that celebrates diversity.

The Fitzgerald Theater8 miles from RosevilleThe Fitzgerald Theater serves as Minnesota Public Radio’s largest broadcast studio playing host to authors, poets, actors, musicians, journalists, and political figures.

Theatre in the Round7 miles from Roseville – Theatre in the Round provides quality theatre for thousands of audience members, as well as opportunities and resources for artists and performing groups throughout the region.

Tour the Town

Experience Twin Cities8 miles from Roseville – Experience the Twin Cities on four different tours focusing on food, breweries, distilleries and sightseeing throughout the Twin Cities.

Padelford Riverboats10 miles from Roseville – Padelford Riverboats operates public & private Mississippi River cruises from Harriet Island in Saint Paul, MN. Their public cruises range from sightseeing to sunset dinners to holiday brunches.

Nice RideClosest station 2 miles from Roseville – Nice Ride is the Twin Cities’ bike share system. Simply take a bike when you need one and return it to any station when you arrive at your destination and check out another one for the return trip.

Saint Paul Gangster Tour9 miles from RosevilleSaint Paul Gangster Tour is the famous crook’s tour with the guide being a nefarious gangster hood or his moll. On the tour explore the sites of nightclubs, kidnappings, and gun battles associated with the 1930’s gangsters like John Dillinger, Ma Barker and Babyface Nelson.

Vintage Bus Tours7 miles from RosevilleVintage Bus Brewery Tours and Vintage Bus History Tours are the only place you can ride a vintage 1950’s transit bus while exploring the Twin Cities.

Wabasha Street Caves9 miles from RosevilleHistoric Wabasha Street Caves tours are walking tours and include the stories of how the caves in Saint Paul have been used in the last 150 years.

Wheel Fun Rentals2 miles from RosevilleExplore miles of winding paved trails with the entire family on your modern carriage, the Surrey, or enjoy breathtaking views of Lake Como while commandeering a kayak or pedal boat.

Almost all of the attractions listed above are 10 minutes or less from Roseville — are you shocked? We really, REALLY are that close to Saint Paul! Now that you have some ideas of how you’re going to spend your days, where are you planning on spending your nights? Roseville offers 11 hotels that will cater to your budget and lifestyle; all with free parking. Save a little money by using our hotel coupons!