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Address: 2nd Street, Hastings, MN

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Classic River Town Charm

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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202 reviews 202 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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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.

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Hastings, Minnesota
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74 reviews 74 reviews
21 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 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 

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Austin, Texas
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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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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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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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31 helpful votes 31 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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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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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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114 helpful votes 114 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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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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