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Address: 2nd Street, Hastings, MN
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City of Hastings

Hastings is an old town and was 1 of the older towns in the state. It has historic value and a few things to see and do. There are antique shops, places to eat, a great car show... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2015
Hastings, Minnesota
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Hastings, Minnesota
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28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Hastings is an old town and was 1 of the older towns in the state. It has historic value and a few things to see and do. There are antique shops, places to eat, a great car show every other Saturday during the summer months. The Mississippi River flows through here. A nice, clean town and quite scenic. The "when... More 

Thank eberspacher
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,456 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

We where very disappointed on our visit and found very little to do so after about an hour of trailing the streets trying to find somthing of interest to us or somthing to do , we turned around and went back to Minneapolis. Set on the Mississippi river with steel bridges and river walks and plenty of antique shops, but... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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103 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Hastings always has had a pretty downtown, but never much to do other than a few antique stores and some bars. nice walk area by river. great quick stop/visit

Lake City, Minnesota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We stopped at the Busted Nut after looking in a few other stores and enjoyed interaction with all the clerks in all the stores.

Thank sklennert
Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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64 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Throughout the summer every other Saturday night they hold an old time car meet here. It seems to be the most appropriate location for such an event. With the new bridge in place the back drop couldn't be better.

Thank Mark C
Atlanta, Georgia
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208 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The downtown area is filled with quant shops, eclectic restaurants and interesting people. This is a good place to stroll and check out the old buildings and shops. Also, take in the incredible bridge over the Mississippi, just incredible.

Thank Craig M
Hastings, Minnesota
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89 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Hastings on the Mississippi has lots of antique stores; gift stores and more. Great restaurants downtown along the river and within walking distance of shops. The artistic murals under the 'Arches' bridge that spans the Mississippi are beautiful; there is a walkway along the river and under the bridge that allows a quick easy walk for a different view of... More 

Thank FayW467
Austin, Texas
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222 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Downtown Hastings, along the Mississippi River, offers a pleasant family outing, especially on Friday evenings in the summer or early fall. On those nights, the historic downtown comes alive with beautiful classic cars. A few shops were open - featuring used books/records/antiques/etc, and there were also a few food trucks about. Even if you're just window-shopping, downtown Hastings is a... More 

Hastings, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Whether you like Antique shopping, Specialty stores, eating on a deck overlooking the river or just walking along the sidewalk and window shopping Historic downtown Hastings is a great place for an adventure

Thank Thom1165
St. Paul, Minnesota
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82 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

If you like old stuff in many stores, this is your place. If you want to go to stores after 5:00, this is not your place. I would like to shop downtown Hastings more, but it seems to only be open for car shows.

1 Thank 2paradise

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