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Address: Sheridan Street (Highway 169), Ely, MN

This "Main Street" caters to those interested in water activities...

This "Main Street" caters to those interested in water activities as well as those who prefer to stay on land.

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Cute Small Town Feel

I've been here briefly during the end of summer and the stores are cute and fun to browse around. There's a lot of good restaurants to choose from. Once fall and winter roll... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2016
Ely, Minnesota
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Ely, Minnesota
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

As the main street in town, many of the local businesses are located on Sheridan. It leads one into town and then further to Hwy. 1 to the North Shore and also to Winton, 3 miles from Ely and to the various lake entries.

Thank Cecilia R
Ely, Minnesota
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72 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I've been here briefly during the end of summer and the stores are cute and fun to browse around. There's a lot of good restaurants to choose from. Once fall and winter roll around, most of the stores and restaurants close so that's kind of a bummer but there are still a fair amount open. It is pretty hilly so... More 

Thank angiebaby007
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

The street is a set of small and average restaurants, shops, cafes and outfitter's stores. It's nice to walk or drive and stop by in different places. Everything is very concentrated and convenient!

Thank Yaroslav P
Level Contributor
52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

If you like to walk around and stop at little shops this will be paradise. Nice way to spend the day. Pretty interesting shops. The people working at the shops are all very nice and helpful.

Thank Shbrri85
Ely, Minnesota
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227 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Almost everything in Ely is on this street. Even the town park. This place is a tree huggers paradise.

Thank blacklake
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Ely used to be, 20 years ago and more, a mining town that had some canoe outfitting. Canoers never felt really welcome except at the outfitters. Canoers got the blame for demotorizing the BWCA(W), and most people seemed to think that if the mines would just reopen the economy would be fine without the tourist money. The result was that... More 

1 Thank ExpectGoodService
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18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Have to come up every year to have a Bucky Burger at the Ely Steakhouse and then shop. So far my favorites are Steger Mukluks, Piragis, and Loony's (very interesting and fun rocks!). Will have to come up without husband and son so I can stay longer.....

Thank Patricia P
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Very nice and everything is close by. Good restaurants , bars , coffee shops etc. would recommend to any one . Not a big street so that you can walk during anyway from mornings to night .

Thank MHK29
Amherst, New Hampshire, United States
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548 reviews
162 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 378 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2015

This is a tourist town. I worked in the are in the 60's, had businesses in the areas after that until after 2000. Had the opportunity to visit in July, 2015. Interesting that a fellow from Missouri has recently purchased a number of white elephant businesses, I certainly hope that he can help the area. This is a nice day... More 

Thank MO4975678910
Waco, Texas
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54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Ely is, by far, the most Geocache-friendly city I have ever been to! If this is a hobby of your family, by all means, plan a trip! Fun and creative placements are everywhere. If you're not into Geocaching, the kids can still complete a citywide scavenger hunt. Pick up a game card at the visitor center.

Thank MNgirl85

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