ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — Hundreds of people made the trip to the top of the Historic Highland Park Water Tower on Sunday.
The 127-foot St. Paul landmark is only open to the public twice a year. This weekend, it was open in conjunction with Highland Fest.READ MORE: Pedestrian Struck, Killed In 2-Vehicle Crash In Crystal; Distraction May Have Been A Factor
Visitors climbed the 151 steps to the observation deck, where you can see great views of the Twin Cities.READ MORE: Tyrone Maddox Charged With Murder In Shooting Of Woman In North Minneapolis
“They’re usually pretty surprised about the views from this location. How far they can see, how clear it is, how close Minneapolis looks from this tower is one of the big things,” Lawrence Petrie said. “And of course you can see the new Vikings stadium going up.”MORE NEWS: Stimulus Check Latest: When Could You See Another Economic Relief Payment?
The tower is still used to help supply water in the Highland area. It will be open again the second weekend in October.