Downtown St. Paul

Downtown St. Paul Travel Guide

Strange Factor: Follow Gloria and Gladys, two totally tacky costumed “Gunderson” girls, through St.

This hands-on museum, beautifully situated on the bluffs of the Mississippi River, is as much a playground for adults as it is for children.

The glamorous Ordway Center, with its expansive glass façade and dramatically curved interior staircase, is the jewel of St. Paul’s performing arts scene, staging a nonstop schedule of Broadway-style musicals, international music and dance, and educational programs.

Named for owner Anthony Andler’s great-grandfather (a tailor and 1917 Russian immigrant), Heimie’s is the sort of men’s clothing store you may have thought extinct.