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  • Belwin Conservancy: Amphibians & Reptiles of Minnesota

    Minnesota is home to a number of amphibians and reptiles and some of these call the Belwin Conservancy home. Hike this beautiful and diverse area to seek out the reptiles and amphibians that live here. Discuss their life cycles, explore their habitats, and discover what makes these animals so special. Prepare to hike on trail and off for a good share of the time. Closed toed hiking shoes or rubber boots, long pants, tick protection, and a water bottle are highly recommended. Tour Activity Rating: 3 Walking moderate distances with some steps and/or stairs and standing
  • Belwin Conservancy: Morning Wetland Walk

    The wetlands are an exciting place in the spring. Hike from pond to stream taking in the rich variety of species these distinct ecosystems have to offer. This walk highlights macroinvertebrates, amphibians, reptiles, plants, mammals and birds. Prepare to hike on trail and off for a good share of the time. Closed toed hiking shoes or rubber boots, long pants, tick protection, and a water bottle are highly recommended. Tour Activity Rating : 3 Walking moderate distances with some steps and/or stairs and standing
  • Belwin Conservancy: Take a Walk on the Wild Side

    Immerse yourself in the late summer colors, sounds and textures of this lovely, restored oak savanna. Dress for the weather. Bring water and binoculars if you have them. Tour Activity Rating: 3 Walking moderate distances with some steps and/or stairs and standing
  • Cemetery Walking Tour

    Experience the legendary Cemetery Walking Tour visiting various cemeteries, reviewing the history of early Saint Paul and the men and women who made it happen. Please note there are no bathrooms and transportation is on your own between the multiple locations visited. Tour Activity Rating: 4 (Demanding - extensive walking/stairs/standing) First Night: Meet at the East Gate of Calvary Cemetery, 753 Front Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55103. (the open gate on Front Street) Second Night: Meet at Oakland Cemetery, 927 Jackson Street, Saint Paul, MN 55117. (Meet in the parking lot by the office at Oakland Cemetery) Third Night: Meet at Temple Mount Zion Cemetery, 1670 Payne Avenue, St Paul, MN 55117. (NE corner of Payne and Larpenteur) We will visit other locations this night as well - transportation is on your own. *Please note there will be walking on both flat and uneven terrain each night, with few places to sit. * *Only participants listed on tour roster may attend the tour.
  • Dragon Boats - Paddle- Up!

    Experience the fun of Paddling a 40-foot dragon boat as part of a 22-member crew on beautiful Lake Phalen! The Minnesota Dragon Boat Club provides land training, life jacket, paddle, and a coach in the boat culminating in an informal race or two. New sport, great exercise, new friends! Dress for weather, wear attire and shoes that can get wet. Bring water Tour Activity Rating: 3 (able to do some steps and/or stairs) Location: Lake Phalen Beach - Program will begin from the Phalen Regional Park - Beach 1400 Phalen Dr, St Paul, MN 55106
  • Extended Tour Inquiry 2023

    *Note- When you register for this course you are registering to have a electronic brochure with registration information emailed to you; you are not registering for an actual tour. St. Paul Community Education is pleased to offer a number of extended tours for 2023 in cooperation with Landmark Tours. A local, family-owned tour operator, Landmark’s inclusive packages feature round-trip airfare, quality accommodations in great locations, many enjoyable meal experiences, admission to all itinerary attractions, deluxe motorcoach transportation, and the services of a professional Tour Manager. Upcoming travel opportunities include Egypt & The Nile River Savannah, Charleston & Asheville Memories of WWII: London, Normandy, Paris Taste of Italy National Parks of the Southwest New York City Canadian Capitals Yellowstone Great Lakes Northern Shores Cape Cod Ireland Best of Norway: Oslo to Bergen Pacific Northwest Wonders Alaska: Glaciers & Trains or Land & Sea Nova Scotia & the Islands of Eastern Canada Historic Trains of Colorado Germany, Austria & Switzerland Tuscany: Culture & Cuisine To inquire about these tours and receive detailed tour information, do the following: Click the 'Enroll Now' button on this page to register and receive a link to the full Landmark catalog in your confirmation email.
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald's Summit Hill Walking Tour

    Within just a few square miles in Saint Paul's Summit Hill neighborhood, F. Scott Fitzgerald met people and experienced things that would shape his life and career as a writer. Fitzgerald lived in other cities during his lifetime, but it was Saint Paul that he revisited in his writing time and time again. Come stroll this historic neighborhood to hear and see how he spent his formative years - from his prep school education to learning the waltz to bringing his new baby home from the hospital. Tour will begin from: 25 North Dale, St Paul 55102, one block north of Summit Avenue. Participants must be able to walk approximately 3 miles on fairly flat terrain without places to sit. Tour Activity Rating: 4 (Demanding - Extensive walking/stairs/standing)
  • Introduction to Kayaking

    Explore the sport of kayaking as you discover basic strokes, kayaking safety, and boat/equipment selection. Most of our time will be spent out on the water paddling and getting comfortable in the boats. A certified instructor will be along to provide instruction and answer all your questions. No experience is required and all equipment is included. Tour Activity Rating: 3 (Active - able to do some steps and/or standing)
  • Introduction to Stand Up Paddle Boarding

    Paddle boarding is a great way to get some exercise while out on the water, and easier than you think! Receive instruction, and spend most of the class out on paddle boards. A qualified instructor from Wargo Nature Center will be along to provide instruction and answer all your questions. No experience is required and all equipment is included. Tour Activity Rating: 4 (Demanding – extensive walking/stairs/standing) Please see your Registration Confirmation email for more information on the location.
  • Irvine Park Walking Tour

    Before Summit Avenue, Irvine Park was the preferred address for prominent St. Paulites. This residential oasis just west of downtown showcases a sampling of Victorian era architecture and park design. Learn about the homes and the people who lived there. Included in the tour is a look inside the historic 1851 Wright Prendergast house. Meet at the Gazebo in Irvine Park, 251 North Walnut St, 55102. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water. Fee: $20 Guide: K. Johnson, Tour Activity Rating: 4 Extensive walking, stairs and standing
  • Lake Avenue Stroll

    Stroll the shores of White Bear Lake and discover the history of how White Bear Lake developed. Walk the west shore of the lake from Lion’s Park to Matoska Park and back (approximately 2 miles round trip). Signs of the first settlement and businesses developed along this shore can still be seen today. Fee: $20 Guide: White Bear Lake Historical Society. Tour Activity Rating: 4 (Demanding- extensive walking stairs/standing) The tour departs from Lion’s Park Lions Park, 4410 Lake Avenue South, White Bear Lake. Dress for the weather, bring water and wear comfortable shoes.
  • Landmark Tours: Extended Tour Showcase

    Mark your calendars to join St. Paul Community Education and learn more about the upcoming 2023 tour opportunities with our local partner. Also, hear about other day trips and walking tours through SPPS Community Education. Preregistration for the showcase is not required but appreciated.
  • Lowertown Walking Tour: Saint Paul’s Humble Beginnings

    Early Saint Paul was formed in Lowertown on the banks of the Mississippi. Hear about Lowertown’s evolution from whiskey stop to steam whistles to today’s hotspot (old Pig’s Eye would be amazed at the transformation!). Tour covers approximately 2 miles with limited places to sit. Tour Activity Rating: 4 (Demanding- extensive walking/stairs//standing) No Refunds will be issued within 15 business days of a day tour. Tour begins from Saint Paul's Union Depot, 214 4th Street East (inside the front entrance of Union Depot on 4th Street/Light Rail stop side).
  • Memorials and Monuments: Minnesota State Capitol Grounds Walking Tour

    Visit the Cass Gilbert State Capitol grounds; a mall of memorials, sculptures, carved walkways and hidden treasures. Hear stories not told in books, but brought to life through art with bronze, woven metal trellises, spiraling pyramids, paving stones and hammered steel. This tour is of the grounds only; we will not be going inside the Capitol. Tour will begin from the steps of the Minnesota State Capitol: 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55155. Most of the walking tour is on paved walkways, and please note there are very few places to sit. Tour Activity Rating: 4 (Demanding - Extensive walking/stairs/standing)
  • Mendota Walking Tour

    Stroll through early Minnesota History with a walking tour of the City of Mendota. Learn about the geological history of the land and also the abundant wildlife that finds its home there. We'll learn about the Native American history of the area through the early European-American settlers up to the present day. And take in historic sites including St. Peter's Catholic Church, the Sibley Historic Site, and the main street buildings of Mendota. Tour covers approximately 1.5 - 2 miles. Wear good hiking shoes as the banks of the river can be muddy. The tour meets in the public parking lot off of Sibley Memorial Highway, Just north of St Peter's Catholic Church,1405 Sibley Memorial Highway, Mendota Heights, MN 55150. Tour Activity Rating: 4 (Demanding - Extensive walking/stairs/standing)
  • Murals of the Saint Anthony Park Neighborhood

    From illustrating culture to sparking community dialogue, murals tell the story of a place in a uniquely colorful way! Discover the murals of the St Anthony Park neighborhood of St Paul. Learn about the artists, the why of the murals and public art initiatives in the community. Tour Activity Rating: 4 (Demanding - extensive walking/stairs/standing) Tour begins from the intersection of Hersey and Endicott St. by the fire hydrant.
  • Saints and Sinners: The Prohibition Era in St. Paul

    Imagine a time when the Saintly city wasn’t always so saintly. Stroll through downtown and discuss the local impact of Prohibition, when Saint Paul was a hot spot for bootleggers and familiar landmarks took on a new life. Learn about Saint Paul’s beer history, and today’s boom in craft beer. Tour Activity Rating: 4 (Demanding - extensive walking/stairs/standing) Meet at the Science Museum of Minnesota Plaza at 120 W. Kellogg Blvd., Saint Paul, MN 55102. See your Class Confirmation email for more information.
  • Savor & Stroll: A Culinary Walking Tour of Downtown Hudson

    Experience the unique tastes and unforgettable charm of historic downtown Hudson, Wisconsin, with stops at six popular downtown destinations. Stops will have you enjoying a variety of tastings including classic American and Latin-inspired dishes, craft beer and cocktails, as well as stunning desserts and handmade chocolates. Recent destinations include Pier 500, Barker’s Bar & Grill, St. Croix Baking Company, Pedro’s del Este, Knoke’s Chocolates & Nuts and Grand Fete or Black Rooster Bistro. Tours begin promptly at 1:30 p.m. inside the lobby of the Phipps Center for the Arts ( at 109 Locust St, Hudson, WI 54016. Tours take place rain or shine, so please dress comfortably for the weather. The entire tour is three hours and concentrated in the downtown area along mostly flat terrain, although there are some small inclines and declines along the route. The total distance walked is less than 3/4 mile. No Refund after June 30th Transportation to and from Hudson is on your own. Fee includes: 6 tastings, Guide: by Hudson Food Walk. Tour Activity Rating: 4 (Extensive walking, stairs and standing)
  • Skyrock Farm and Carousel

    Skyrock Farms as featured on "Finding Minnesota" provides a little art, history, music and horses to create a magical experience. See a colorful working carousel, beautiful restored antique dance organs, numerous collections and world class horse jumping demonstration all capped off with a home cooked meal. Tour Guide: S Mansee Tour Activity Rating: 2 (Some independent walking required) Tour includes: Program, Lunch, motorcoach transportation, & Guide Pick-up Sites: 8:45am Battle Creek Recreation Center 75 S Winthrop St 9:15 am at Oxford Comm Center at 270 N. Lexington Pkwy (please park on East side of parking lot away from building) Approximate return time: 3:30 pm.
  • St Croix Boat Cruise

    Welcome aboard! Create lasting memories and experience the beauty of the Lower St. Croix River Scenic Byway, south of Hudson on a 2-hour narrated cruise with gorgeous views, wildlife and a lunch buffet aboard one the St Croix River Cruises luxury yacht style charter boats. Lunch provided by the Afton House Inn. Lunch will include: Pulled Chicken Sandwich, Chef’s Choice of a Entrée, Pasta Salad, Cole Slaw, Fresh Fruit, and Dessert Tour Activity Rating: 1 (Limited mobility welcome) Fee: $72 Tour Includes, cruise, lunch buffet, 4 step school bus transportation and guide. Registration due by June 29th. Guide: S. Mansee Pick-up Locations 9:45a Oxford Community Center, 270 N Lexington Pkwy 10:15a Battle Creek Recreation Center, 75 S Winthrop St. Approximate Return time: 3:00p
  • Wabasha Street Caves & Gangster Tour

    Travel the St. Paul area, aboard a motor coach with a costumed gangster character guide and discover why Saint Paul was a center for bootlegging operations and criminal activities during the prohibition era and beyond. Then, stroll the inside of the historic Wabasha Street Caves carved into the hillside in long abandoned mining ventures in the 1800's during our guided tour. Register by June 5. No refunds after that date. The caves have also been used as a mushroom farm, and then developed as a Restaurant Casino and Gangsters' Hotspot during the 1930's prohibition era. What is it now? Discover how the gangsters that visited St Paul were aided and abetted by the Saint Paul Police. You will see the sites of kidnappings, hideouts and shootouts. Join us for a journey through the days when Saint Paul was not so saintly and corruption filled the streets! Fee: $63 Fee includes: tours, motorcoach, & guides Guide: S. Mansee. Tour Activity Rating: 2 (Able to walk independently for short distances) Tour will begin at the Wabasha Street Caves, 215 Wabasha Street, South St Paul