The 10 Best Things to Do in Roseville, United States

August 4, 2017 Tynisha Seiler

Roseville is a city in Ramsey County, Minnesota, just north of Saint Paul and east of Minneapolis. It is one of two Twin Cities suburbs that are adjacent to both Saint Paul and Minneapolis (the other is Lauderdale). The land comprising Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, and southern Roseville was part of Saint Paul until Roseville incorporated in 1948 and Falcon Heights and Lauderdale in 1949.
Restaurants in Roseville

1. Cathedral of Saint Paul

239 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1811 +1 651-228-1766
Excellent
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4.5 based on 823 reviews

Cathedral of Saint Paul

This Classical Renaissance-style Cathedral dating back to 1915 features a splendid interior of six chapels, imported marble columns, large statues of the four evangelists and beautiful rose windows.

Reviewed By ang w - Singapore, Singapore

It was a nice walk from downtown St. Paul to the cathedral. It sits on the hill overseeing the city...the interior is majestic, worth going in to have a sit down and just mesmerised in the ambience. Highly recommended.

2. Candyland

435 Wabasha St N, South Saint Paul, MN 55102-1124 (651) 292-119
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5 based on 92 reviews

Candyland

Reviewed By HisQueen R

I reward myself here often with a cashew turtle I love them! The service is great there sometimes it’s busy but the line moves fast so no worries about waiting too long they have great candy I recommend it and will be back soon"Cashew Turtle a Day keeps the Doctor away"?! Okay maybe not, but they're soo delicious & we're so happy you enjoy them! Thank you for the tremendous review & we'll see you when you POP! in soon!

3. Bent Brewstillery

1744 Terrace Dr, Roseville, MN 55113-1315 +1 844-879-2368
Excellent
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4 based on 28 reviews

Bent Brewstillery

Reviewed By SnoopiMN - Andover, Minnesota

We had a Groupon which gave a fantastic deal! The staff here is awesome and friendly! The brewery is very cozy and cool! The beer is delicious and so many options! Newer, clean, big, food trucks outside by patio, nice local location, everything! We love this place! They make vodka gin etc too!!!!!

4. Minnesota State Fair

1265 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55108-3099 +1 651-288-4400
Excellent
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4.5 based on 940 reviews

Minnesota State Fair

Always 12 days of fun ending Labor Day, the Great Minnesota Get-Together welcomes nearly 2 million guests annually to a world-class showcase of livestock, agriculture, horse, art, talent and creative activities competitions; 500 food items; 900 free entertainment shows; the Mighty Midway and Kidway; Grandstand concert series; 1,000 vendors; exhibits for kids and adults; and more!

Reviewed By Beth P - Saint Paul, Minnesota

The MN State Fair, also known as the Great MN Get Together, is a fun experience with something for everyone. Great food (even some gluten free options), love the parade, the buildings with educational and inspirational information, the animals and of course the variety of shows, many that are free.

5. Source Comics and Games

2057 Snelling Ave N, Roseville, MN 55113-6002 +1 651-645-0386
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5 based on 4 reviews

Source Comics and Games

Reviewed By Meavey - Lafayette, Indiana

WOW! This is the best comic store we've been in. It is massive and has a ton of different things. Any thing from comic books to graphic novels to figures to games. I wish there something like this near us. It is a must stop!

6. Science Museum of Minnesota

120 Kellogg Blvd W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1202 +1 651-221-9444
Excellent
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4.5 based on 976 reviews

Science Museum of Minnesota

The Science Museum of Minnesota is well-known for its hands-on approach to science learning and entertainment. It features the popular Experiment Gallery, an Egyptian mummy, an authentic Mississippi River towboat, a convertible-dome Omnitheater and interactive exhibits for all ages!

Reviewed By World_traveler_mamma - Ames, Iowa

My son is an avid learner and for his 12th birthday we took him to the Science Museum of Minnesota. He loved the third floor with the interactive experiments. He loves dinosaurs but he just walked through that room quickly because the physics and chemistry experiments outside were irresistible! We watched the IMAX movie 'Dream Big' and it made me want to become a civil engineer!

7. Chain of Lakes

400 S 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1411 +1 612-661-4800
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5 based on 334 reviews

Chain of Lakes

Three separate lakes (Lake of the Isles, Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet) all surrounded by pedestrian paths.

Reviewed By robertrmpls1 - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Whether ice skating or watching pond hockey and ice sailing in winter, or canoeing in spring, summer and fall, the Minneapolis chain of lakes offers great fun, exercise( walking, running or biking) around lovely lakes in gorgeous Neighborhoods overlooking the city scapes. Listen to free concerts at Lake Harriet bandshell. Participate in fun runs marathons and other events. There is always something to do all year long. Beaches for swimming, food vendors for refreshments, the chain of lakes has it all. A great escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, yet only a mile from it.

8. Extreme Sandbox Mini

1595 Highway 36 W Space 325, Rosedale Center, lower level, next to Herbergers, Roseville, MN 55113-4094 +1 855-344-4386
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5 based on 3 reviews

Extreme Sandbox Mini

Recommended for ages 8 and up, but can accommodate younger participants with adult supervision. Extreme Sandbox Mini lets you play on unique fully-interactive construction simulators and mini electric excavators. We also offer heavy equipment camps, industry outreach, corporate team building, group events – birthdays, family outings, parties, and special occasions.

Reviewed By Tj D

So I visited the mall waiting for a friend to finish his interview. Extreme sandbox caught my eye and being a operator for a masonry contractor I decided to check it out. Lots of different options to try. Before I knew it I was behind the sticks of huge crane. So much fun. Know matter what the occasion or reason being at the mall check this place out well worth it. Highly recommend to get at least 30 min if you have the time won’t regret it!****** six stars if that was possible

9. Summit Avenue

Summit Ave., Saint Paul, MN +1 651-297-2555
Excellent
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4.5 based on 336 reviews

Summit Avenue

Old, wealthy St. Paul neighborhood with Victorian mansions.

Reviewed By traveltheworld012 - Rochester, Minnesota

We love driving down or strolling this avenue. Great majestic homes, most well kept or very nicely restored. Large shady trees grace both sides. F. Scott Fitzgerald once lived here, Garrison Keillor now does. The Minnesota Governor's home is here as well. Summit Avenue parallels Grand Avenue mecca of urban shopping. There is also a bike lane along Summit so the pleasure on a bike can be had as well.

10. Minnesota History Center

345 Kellogg Blvd W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1903 +1 651-296-6126
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4.5 based on 505 reviews

Minnesota History Center

An interactive museum with both permanent and changing exhibits, the Minnesota History Center hosts concerts, lectures, family days and other special events throughout the year. The building is also home to the Minnesota Historical Society library and archives, a research destination for schoolchildren, family historians and academics.

Reviewed By VikkiBee - Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom

This is a very interesting museum with some fascinating exhibits! I actually entered on the second floor and I thought it was a free museum as I couldn’t find the admissions desk – it turns out it’s on the first floor. I walked up to the desk and was greeted by Patrick who surprisingly knew all about me. I was a little taken back at first when he said ‘you’re the girl with the blog travelling all around America’ – it turns out the staff at the State Capitol building had contacted him on my short walk down to the Minnesota History Centre! I started chatting with him telling him about my trip and he actually let me in the museum for free! And what’s even more amazing is that he gave me some admission passes to get into two other attractions I was planning to visit for free! What a nice guy! As it turns out, the museum along with other museums, centres and buildings throughout the state of Minnesota belong to the Minnesota Historical Society. Whilst admission is reasonably priced, you can actually get an annual membership which lets you into any of their 26 attractions! I would love to visit some of the others in the northern part of the state if I wasn’t on such a tight schedule.

The museum itself is located on the third floor and on my way up to it, I started chatting with a girl who was manning the Minnesota State symbols booth. What started as a quick chat about the local area and symbols turned into an hour long conversation about the difference in our cultures!

The museum has several interesting exhibits including Minnesota’s Greatest Generation which focuses on the baby boom after World War 1; kids who were born and raised during the great depression and enlisted to fight in World War 2.

For me personally, one of the best exhibits is the Weather Permitting area which is only small but focuses on tornadoes, specifically the F4 tornadoes which hit Fridley in 1965. A short video plays whilst a simulator takes you back in time to experience that night! It’s nothing fancy but for a weather nut like me, it was fantastic! I didn’t even realise Minnesota got tornadoes but they actually get about 18 per year!

Other exhibits include the Then Now Wow area which is the largest in the museum and focuses on the growing changes in Minneapolis/St. Paul’s history. They also have a special exhibit on at the minute called 1968 which focuses on the events of that year including the Vietnam War, Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination, the Presidential race, Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination and the anti-war demonstrations. It was quite interesting learning about a lot of the events – I knew about them beforehand but I never realised they all happened in the same year!

On my way out of the museum, I thought I would swing by and thank Patrick again for the free admission tickets. I started chatting with him and state security officer A.C. Jarosh. I ended up chatting with them both for another 20-30 minutes. The staff at this museum are absolutely fantastic! I've never met such lovely people who take an interest in their visitors as much as the staff do here! I would definitely recommend this place as a must see attraction whilst visiting St. Paul!

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