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Historic Downtown

2nd Street, Hastings, MN
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Ranked #6 of 17 Attractions in Hastings
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Cultural

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Austin, Texas
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201 reviews 201 reviews
42 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 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 

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Hastings, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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

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St. Paul, Minnesota
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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.

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I live only 60 minutes from Hastings, England so regular visit, so the chance to visit Hastings, Minnesota was something I could not resist whilst in Minneapolis on business. The roads to Hastings were easy to navigate. Hastings main street was full of lovely Antique shops which I totally enjoyed and then also took a small path down to the... More 

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Vadnais Heights, Minnesota
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120 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We visited a number of shops in historic downtown Hastings. A good place to browse for antiques. We enjoyed Lah Tee Dah for clothing options. Unfortunately, we arrived late in the afternoon on Saturday so some places had already closed. I hope this downtown can survive the big franchises farther down the road.

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St. Paul, MN
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24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Cute, small downtown definitely worth visiting for an afternoon. There are a few few cute shops and restaurants. We walked along the river and stopped to watch the lift bridge go up and a big barge go through. My kids loved watching all the boats on the river. We ate lunch on a restaurant patio overlooking the river. Nice and... More 

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Minnesota
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29 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

Hastings has a nice variety of antique stores and a very pleasant park and boat launch below Dam Number 2. Park near the dam for a vigorous 3 mile loop hike past the dam and a Bald Eagle nest, an old cemetery, Lake Rebecca, and a wide expanse of backwater. Walk takes best part of an hour with one hill... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

I'm a sucker for historic downtowns and Hastings has done a great job of preserving theirs. Tucked in neatly on the banks of the Mississippi river the historic downtown sits just below the river bridge. There are plenty of cozy little shops, great breakfast joints and a number of hometown bars that feature great beer selections and awesome live music.

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Baldwin, Wisconsin
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

We loved the antique shops. We never ate there, but we do enjoy antiquing and so on. Also there's this business of sidewalks, buildings and streets that give Hastings its unique charm.

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River Falls Wi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

We have discovered the American Legion in downtown Hastings. Their deck is the best kept secret on the Mississippi. So relaxing to sit and watch the water craft go by and enjoy a cocktail or a bite to eat.

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