At the Highland Park Water Tower Open House, you can climb the stairs to the top for an amazing view of fall colors and the surrounding area.
Get a higher perspective of fall in St. Paul! This coming weekend you can climb the steps of the 127-foot Highland Tower in St. Paul.
Check out the fall colors from up high and look at the city and neighborhoods below.
The Highland Park Water Tower is open just twice a year, once in the summer and once in the fall.
You’ll get a bit of a different view in each season with the benefit of getting to peek at the changing leaves in the fall.
We have climbed the tower several times and it is always a fun weekend activity for everyone in the family.
Yes, you will have to do some stair climbing as there are a total of 151 steps in the tower, but it is a fairly easy climb and definitely worth it once you reach the top.
Besides taking in the view, it’s pretty fascinating to look at the parts of the tower itself. It was completed in 1928 with a design by architect Clarence Wigington, who also designed other Saint Paul landmarks including Como Park Pavilion and the Saint Paul Public Safety Building.
While the tower is no longer in use, its tank has the capacity to hold 200,000 gallons of water.
Saint Paul’s Highland Tower is open from 9 am to 5 pm both Saturday and Sunday, October 8 and 9, with free admission. It’s located in St. Paul on the corner of Snelling Avenue and Ford Parkway.
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