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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.

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
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
Café
“Iconic Cedar Falls spot for specialty coffee and treats. Vintage decor and music. Monthly events like music and poetry readings.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
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  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends
Museum
“Expansive trails that immerses you in the serenity of nature. Check out their Wildlife building and mini nature museum.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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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
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