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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
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“A classic restaurant that "harkens back to the golden age of the diner with quick service, good food and popular prices". Open all day long and boasts homemade pies and desserts, a real soda fountain, and even a "trash plate"!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
History Museum
“Want to know how and why our country has Memorial Day weekend? Check it out.”
  • 2 locals recommend
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  • 1 local recommends
Lounge
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“This is a very cute little bar in Waterloo. There's not usually much of a crowd, but the patio is very pretty and comfortable and the drinks are cheap!”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“Located in a lock park along the canal it was designed and installed by Peitro Smith the sculptures and cenotaphs set among trees and gardens it is really more of a park than a museum, but a must see!”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Within walking distance to The Traveler's Cottage. Frequent live music (usually local rock bands). Cheap drinks! Dart boards and Pool tables.”
  • 1 local recommends
Locality
“On a spring day in 1865, Waterloo, NY druggist Henry C. Welles watched as a lone widow walked to the cemetery to place flowers on the grave of her deceased Civil War soldier husband.  How soon they forget, Welles thought, resolving to do something to make sure that those who gave their lives in defense of their country would not be forgotten. Working with Gen. John B. Murray, Welles planned the first Memorial Day in Waterloo in 1866, and for 150 consecutive years, Waterloo’s citizens have remembered. With parades, prayers and ceremonies. On May 26, 1966, that consistency inspired President Lyndon Johnson to sign a Presidential Proclamation recognizing Waterloo as birth place of Memorial Day”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“A classic restaurant that "harkens back to the golden age of the diner with quick service, good food and popular prices". Open all day long and boasts homemade pies and desserts, a real soda fountain, and even a "trash plate"!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Within walking distance to The Traveler's Cottage. Frequent live music (usually local rock bands). Cheap drinks! Dart boards and Pool tables.”
  • 1 local recommends

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