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Address: Sheridan Street (Highway 169), Ely, MN

This "Main Street" caters to those interested in water activities...

This "Main Street" caters to those interested in water activities as well as those who prefer to stay on land.

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A pleasant change

Ely used to be, 20 years ago and more, a mining town that had some canoe outfitting. Canoers never felt really welcome except at the outfitters. Canoers got the blame for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ely used to be, 20 years ago and more, a mining town that had some canoe outfitting. Canoers never felt really welcome except at the outfitters. Canoers got the blame for demotorizing the BWCA(W), and most people seemed to think that if the mines would just reopen the economy would be fine without the tourist money. The result was that... More 

Thank ExpectGoodService
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have to come up every year to have a Bucky Burger at the Ely Steakhouse and then shop. So far my favorites are Steger Mukluks, Piragis, and Loony's (very interesting and fun rocks!). Will have to come up without husband and son so I can stay longer.....

Thank Patricia P
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice and everything is close by. Good restaurants , bars , coffee shops etc. would recommend to any one . Not a big street so that you can walk during anyway from mornings to night .

Thank MHK29
Amherst, New Hampshire, United States
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532 reviews
161 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 326 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

This is a tourist town. I worked in the are in the 60's, had businesses in the areas after that until after 2000. Had the opportunity to visit in July, 2015. Interesting that a fellow from Missouri has recently purchased a number of white elephant businesses, I certainly hope that he can help the area. This is a nice day... More 

Thank michaelr630
Waco, Texas
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54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Ely is, by far, the most Geocache-friendly city I have ever been to! If this is a hobby of your family, by all means, plan a trip! Fun and creative placements are everywhere. If you're not into Geocaching, the kids can still complete a citywide scavenger hunt. Pick up a game card at the visitor center.

Thank MNgirl85
Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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244 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

We drove into Ely from Tower, MN and the scenic drive is absolutely fantastic. Sheridan Street is similar to main streets in a lot of "up north" towns with a lot of mom and pop shops carrying things for furnishing cabins, clothes or camping. There are also a number of restaurants. It was o.k., but nothing really made me want... More 

1 Thank EngelkingCGMN
Chaska, Minnesota
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47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Many shops to browse through, unique items, very friendly people - always willing to help you out. Everyone seemed to be smiling and happy.

Thank Dee7112015
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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11 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

There's no reason why a town that attracts people for all 4 seasons can't have store fronts that are open all year round. They wonder what they can do to attract business but when 80% of the stores close after Labor Day and miss ALL the fall color season tourists and the snow lovers, the answer is obvious. They also... More 

1 Thank A1NatureLover
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2,698 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

If you come to town, this street has all the shops and restaurants in Ely. We walked around and went in several shops. It was very pleasant.

Thank HelenaGuerra
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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122 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Nice place to shop for a small town. You can get yourself lost for an afternoon pretty easy here. Not a lot more than that.

Thank John T

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