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Best things to do in Cedar Falls

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.

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. ”
3local recommendations
Coffee Shop
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2local recommendations
Park
3local recommendations
Bar
“Cozy, yet lively microbrewery. Check out their Waterloo location for live music, yard games, and killer small plates to share.”
4local recommendations
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.”
4local recommendations
Cafe
“Iconic Cedar Falls spot for specialty coffee and treats. Vintage decor and music. Monthly events like music and poetry readings.”
3local recommendations
Bar
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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. ”
3local recommendations
Museum
“Expansive trails that immerses you in the serenity of nature. Check out their Wildlife building and mini nature museum.”
2local recommendations
Grocery or Supermarket
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Meal Takeaway
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2local recommendations
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). ”
2local recommendations
Restaurant
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1local recommendations
Point of Interest
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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.”
1local recommendations