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Cedar Falls Main Street

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Address: Main Street, Cedar Falls, IA
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Entertainment District meets Mayberry

A lovely combination of quirky locally owned shops and businesses with a hopping bar, beer and gourmet scene. A lovely stroll with a great historic hotel, a lovely restored... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Steve C
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Waterloo, Iowa, United States
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Waterloo, Iowa, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A lovely combination of quirky locally owned shops and businesses with a hopping bar, beer and gourmet scene. A lovely stroll with a great historic hotel, a lovely restored theatre and great public art.

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Rapid City, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't want to miss this area with a variety of shops and great selection of dining venues. Right off the river and park areas which puts you close to some great walking trails. Can make for a great day venture or afternoon outting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A visit to downtown Cedar Falls' Main Street Parkade can also be magical in the winter. After dark visit the parkade to appreciate the delightful lighted storefronts. Windows are decorated and inviting. Be sure to check out the new sculpture on the parkade by local student artist Tim Jorgensen

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Thank Ruthanne W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The historic Main Street downtown area of Cedar Falls is one of the great small-town shopping and entertainment venues. Lots of variety of bars, restaurants, comedy club, coffee shops, live theater, and interesting, sometimes quirky shops. In other words, it's a great place to spend an afternoon or evening browsing and eating/drinking with friends. The sidewalks are engraved with markers... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

The CF Main Street area is really coming into its own. The additions -- stores and shops -- are tasteful and interesting, and the organizers have obviously done a great job of attracting good businesses. Store fronts and signage are very tastefully done. Great job revitalizing old classics and introducing fun new venues without losing the hometown flavor!

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Of all of the places to visit in CF, Main St is the best. There are numerous restaurants, shops, and places to relax and have a beer.

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Thank Meghan J
Owatonna, MN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

This was a great place for Christmas shopping. There are many shops within a 4 block area with many unique items.

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Thank LuvToTravel0899
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We were in town for a UNI football game. Our player suggested Main Street for Sunday brunch/lunch. Landed at Cafe Due. They had a wonderful menu with both egg type and lunch type items. Bottomless mimosas & bloody marys. Excellent service, great food & lovely atmosphere. Don't miss this gem!

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Thank Tracy A
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

There are several good restaurants on main street we enjoy The Stuffed Olive the most. There are several good bars and plenty of nightlife to include dance floors. The shopping is ok with mostly boutique style stores. You can get everything from a good cup of coffee from cup of Joe to a solid martine from the stuffed olive. The... More 

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Redlands, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

My sister and I walked Main Street and found the shops fun and interesting. We purchased from Little Prairie Girl well priced fun clothing and jewelry to St Vincent de Paul thrift Shop. Don't miss the retro Cuppa Joe coffee shop or the great chocolate shop. Parking can be a challenge. Look for it on the back streets.

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