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Cedar Falls Main Street

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Address: Main Street, Cedar Falls, IA
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Good restaurants and neat shops

We went here to eat at Noble Oaks and was almost in the middle of Main Street right across from the Scratch Cupcaketery, both which are great stops to take in. There are bars... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Storm Lake
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here to eat at Noble Oaks and was almost in the middle of Main Street right across from the Scratch Cupcaketery, both which are great stops to take in. There are bars, shopping, banking and a little bit of everything here with crooked snake-like streets.

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Thank Russ C
Lemont, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped to visit this town and really enjoyed the shops and the whole feel and look of this very nice town. People were friendly and would definitely like to return here another time. Thumbs up to the people and places of Cedar Falls, Iowa!

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mmmm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

hard to wait for good weather to walk the streets and really enjoy every second. driving through and looking at buildings are great for now.

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Thank Shirley H
Westboro, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the salads and especially the pizzas at Urban pie downtown Cedar Falls and if you're a pizza guy I like I am that oven is totally awesome. And very fast on service. As someone that loves making pizzas I really appreciate a good pizza when I get out to try one. This is the first pizza that I've been... More 

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Waterloo, Iowa, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

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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Thank Steve C
Rapid City, United States
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

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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Thank O8428UXdougm
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

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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Thank Sophie_Colbyjack
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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