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Address: Sinclair Lewis Ave., Sauk Centre, MN

Street named after Sauk Centre's most famous former resident, author...

Street named after Sauk Centre's most famous former resident, author Sinclair Lewis.

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Sinclair Lewis House

during our stay at the Palmer House hotel in Sauk Center, we visited the Sinclair Lewis house. the tour guide we're excellent and charming, and even if you've not read any of his... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2016
North Oaks, Minnesota
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North Oaks, Minnesota
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42 reviews
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Reviewed 23 April 2016

during our stay at the Palmer House hotel in Sauk Center, we visited the Sinclair Lewis house. the tour guide we're excellent and charming, and even if you've not read any of his books, is still very well worth a visit!

Thank BSterlingV
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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119 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2014

So much history here, like going back in time. Just the place to spend a weekend and relax. I felt like I was back in the 40's or 50's. The pace is slower here!

Thank fouraces55337
Sauk Centre, MN
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2013

Whether or not you've read any of Sinclair Lewis' books, this is a tour you will probably enjoy. Nicely maintained historical home on a well cared for street ... enjoyed.

1 Thank SomewhereinMN
East Glacier Park
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140 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2013

Nice home town, neat main street, great shops in town, just off interstate. Nice town lake and park for fishing and boating.

Thank RayMiller
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2012

It's history is sweet and the haunted Inn is fun! We enjoyed the photos and stories from the patrons we spoke with.

Thank Amy L
Indianapolis, Indiana
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239 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2012

Lewis' childhood home has been turned into a museum honoring his books. The guide was friendly and knew so many details about his life. I was so glad that they had some of his books for sale there as well. We were able to tour the home on our own.

Thank Melissa H
Grey Eagle, Minnesota
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586 reviews
211 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 607 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2012

This is just a regular street except that the Sinclair Lewis home is located on it. You can see this small house from the street but you must schedule to visit the inside.

2 Thank minneapol
Long Prairie, Minnesota
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32 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2012

Nice old buildings ~ very well kept ~ Armory ~ Palmer House !

Thank Kathryn S
Sauk Centre, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2012

Sinclair Lewis actually hated his boyhood home here and left town as soon as he could. Locals were not pleased with his book, Main Street, but Pulitzer Prizes and a lifetime of good writing won out and now he is the boyhood hero. The Sinclair Lewis home is very interesting and this is one small town that has embraced its... More 

2 Thank crisro
Brainerd, Minnesota, United States
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2011

Late at night when the streets are deserted if you look directly down Sinclair Lewis Avenue. It has and eerie quality about it. In fact it reminded us of something out of the scene of Ichabod Crane. Totaly cool.

1 Thank AMTfromBRD

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