So Minnesota: St Peter's Pearly Gates

Joe Mazan
Updated: February 22, 2021 10:29 PM
Created: February 21, 2021 08:01 PM

There are many roadside attractions across the state of Minnesota. 
  
One in St. Peter has a heavenly connection: St. Peter's Pearly Gates.

The idea came from a banker in town 15 years ago. He wanted to put up the pearly gates hoping to bring more people to St. Peter.

It became a reality with the help of a fundraiser. The city donated land in Levee Park along the Minnesota River. For many in town, the gates have truly been a godsend.

"Build it and they will come," Ed Lee, with the St. Peter Chamber of Commerce, said. "People from far and near love the pearly gates."


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