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Address: Main Street, Sauk Centre, MN
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Downtown avenue characteristic of small-town America depicted in Sinclair...

Downtown avenue characteristic of small-town America depicted in Sinclair Lewis' book of the same name, "Main Street."

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Take the time to wander, charming. There are some closed store fronts, but the history of the town makes up for it.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 September 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Not much to look at and nothing going on. Do they even read Sinclair Lewis in schools anymore? This town was really something in the 1930's and 1940's according to my late father in law but this is now 2016 and times have changed Main Street for the worst. Plenty of vacant storefronts. Jitters coffeehouse stands out but that is... More 

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Deephaven
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

Take the time to wander, charming. There are some closed store fronts, but the history of the town makes up for it.

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Sauk Centre
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

Main Street in Sauk Centre has a lot of unique shops for a small town. There is Geyerman's Clothing which has a wide selection of clothing for children to adults, The Flower Shop which also has a boutique with some very unique items, pictures and, of course, flowers. There is an upstairs that features sale priced items and well worth... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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29 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

For no other reason, drive down Main Street after dark to see the theater marque lit in full color...It isn't the last picture show...

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2014

A typical small town Main Street, but you could almost imagine Sinclair Lewis walking around here. Interesting collection of businesses and just the place to spend a week end. The leaves were turning too and that just added to the charm!

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Pekin, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2013

A very pretty community. I was impressed enough just driving through that I would consider coming to spend more time there!

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East Glacier Park
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2013

Nice place to visit with small shops, libary, movie theater from the 50's that been rehabed, lots of churchs. Many things to do and see in the town.

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Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2012

If you are a literary buff, visit Main Street. This is the title of a book authored by Sauk Centre's own Sinclair Lewis. The Palmer House Hotel and Restaurant is a must stop. Very charming. The movie theater in this town probably has the original signage as well. Beautiful little churches and the park is very nice. There is a... More 

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Long Prairie, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2012

Have you checked out Heaven and Earth Essantials Wow ~ and they are open weekends

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Grey Eagle, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2012

Great little shops all around the town. Beautiful parks all clean and tidy. The people of Sauk Centre really care about their town. The old fashioned movie theatre is great. But they have no weekday matinees which would draw us to this town more often. The chinese restaurant used to be bad but has been purchased by another owner and... More 

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