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Best things to do in Albert Lea

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

Cafe
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“Live music every Friday night the Interchange is a favorite date night or coffee catch up any time. Whether you're looking for a coffee, wine or beer this place is for you.”
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Route
“This is one of the longest consecutive stretches of historically registered buildings in MN. Take in the architecture and beauty of Broadway. Of special interest is the Freeborn Bank building, located at 201 South Broadway. This is the tallest building downtown and was constructed in 1922. The building was originally constructed as a bank on the first floor and medical and professional offices on the upper three floors and was called the Medical Arts Building. The structure of the building is concrete post and beam. Next to it, the Jacobson building’s first two floors were constructed in 1888. Now seeking development.”
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Restaurant
“This Minnesota based restaurant chain is great for pizza, pasta, or light snacks. Craft beer is cherished here. Ask a server about the mug club, offering discounted drinks and free food at mug club parties.”
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Bicycle Store
“Check out the website for details www.broadwaybikeco.com stop in or call for renting a sweet bike. A ride around the lake is always fun, check the map first since there are areas that aren't clearly marked when riding.”
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Restaurant
State / Provincial Park
“Glacial Esker Great Marsh/Birdwatching Hiking- 16 miles Biking- 6 miles...connects to the Blazing Star State Trail Mountain Biking- 7 miles Canoeing”
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Department Store
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Theatre
“This historic building was named after Marion Ross, who appeared in the sitcom, "Happy Days". Marion was once resident of Albert Lea. Today you can enjoy local performers in many productions, enjoy the Metropolitan Opera via HD simulcast, and on Sunday mornings attend Church here.”
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Point of Interest
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Point of Interest
Shopping Mall
“This is where the movie theater is located. Along with several specialty shops like a delicatessen, clothing, hair salon, tanning, department stores, and several restaurants featuring pizza, mexican, asian cuisine. OH and there is a walking club that you could participate in doing laps of the halls! Or join the anytime fitness center.”
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