So Minnesota: St Peter’s Pearly Gates
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."
People from around the nation and world have come to St. Peter to take a picture in front of the pearly gates.