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Address: Sheridan Street (Highway 169), Ely, MN
Activities: Shopping
Description: This "Main Street" caters to those interested in water activities as well...
This "Main Street" caters to those interested in water activities as well as those who prefer to stay on land.
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Lots of great shops!

Great shops with great deals in the fall, off-peak season. A few places had closed up for the winter but we still found lots to keep our interest on a rainy fall day.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2014
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Virginia, Minnesota
Top Contributor
325 reviews 325 reviews
165 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Many of the shops on Sheridan Street seem to have been closed up for the season. One shop had soda's unique to Ely- we got a blueberry soda and some Minnesota buzz. We were able to visit Mealey's and found some wonderful unique gifts for my in-laws. If you are in the area, check them out, but if you want... More 

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Great shops with great deals in the fall, off-peak season. A few places had closed up for the winter but we still found lots to keep our interest on a rainy fall day.

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Chislehurst, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Love all the shops and the friendly people they all make you feel welcomed and are interested in you.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Love the 2 live cams on Sheridan - I watch them every day from 7 hrs. away - just to see what is happening!

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

LOVE the unique shops and galleries, got a great pedi at Roots to revive my feet after Quetico portages, the Chocolate Moose, Rockwoods, Sir G's, and The Front Porch all offer delicious dining and treats, no trip is complete without locating more "must have" trip gear at Piragis.

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Aurora, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Typical very small town experience tailored to the tourist, canoeist, fisherman and of course the shopper, Well worth a stroll down the two parallel streets to see if you meet someone you might know. Also send yourself back home on the local web cams accessed from the Ely website.

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Geneva, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Sheridan street with all the gift shops, restaurants, bait shops, and bars is everything you want to see while walking up hill to the park and perhaps take in a ball game when the American Legion teams are playing. 4th of July parade is a hoot.

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Lebanon, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

I must visit Sheridan Street, each year to find the gifts to take home. I love all the Northwood gifts.

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Minneapolis, MN
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70 reviews 70 reviews
30 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Scenic historic shopping street worth a visit. Liked Steger mukluks, Ely Steakhouse, Chocolate Moose.

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Shoreview, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Great Main Street feel! Lots of shops carrying everything from t-shirts/sweatshirts to camping gear to rocks and everything in between. Parking can sometimes be a problem but usually you can find a spot or better yet, park and walk to truly enjoy the experience.

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