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Best things to do in Cedar Falls

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Bar
“Definitely a local favorite...the food is amazing. There is usually a bit of a wait for the table, but you can have a drink at the bar while you wait. ”
3 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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2 locals recommend
Park
“Boating, fishing, picnicing, hard surfaced walking and bike paths. Great place to enjoy nature.”
4 locals recommend
Bar
“Cozy, yet lively microbrewery. Check out their Waterloo location for live music, yard games, and killer small plates to share.”
4 locals recommend
Cupcake Shop
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“AMAZING cupcakes - you do not want to leave the Cedar Valley without trying one of these. Unique, great customer service, great atmosphere.”
4 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Local Coffee Shop in the same strip mall as Icon. Another Sidecar location is in downtown Waterloo. They roast their own coffee beans here in Waterloo.”
2 locals recommend
Bar
1 local recommends
Restaurant
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“Awesome pizzas with interesting new ingredients and flavors. Great sports bar/restaurant on one side and total family restaurant side. Pretty popular with UNI students and locals alike. ”
3 locals recommend
Cafe
“Iconic Cedar Falls spot for specialty coffee and treats. Vintage decor and music. Monthly events like music and poetry readings.”
3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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Museum
“Interested about Cedar Falls' history and its beginnings as a mill town? Check out the Ice House museum (a literal ice house from decades past). ”
2 locals recommend
Museum
“Expansive trails that immerses you in the serenity of nature. Check out their Wildlife building and mini nature museum.”
2 locals recommend
Sports Bar
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“Fun atmosphere with a couple pool tables and shuffleboard on the more happening side and dinner booths/tables on the quieter side. Good food with a lot of variety, decent priced drinks and meals. On Main Street with plenty of other fun places to hop throughout the night. Mix of college scene and locals out for a safe fun night.”
1 local recommends
Restaurant
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1 local recommends
Night Club
“Unique martini and yummy appetizers. Great place for after work and chit-chat ”
1 local recommends