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Best things to do in Northfield

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.

Café
“HOURS: Sun 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM Mon - Thu 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Fri 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Sat 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM”
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Food
“This place is dessert heaven! They have a beautiful selection of cupcakes, cookies, and more. The coffee is really good as well.”
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Route
“ There is an upper arb and a lower arb. Great for walks, biking or cross country skiing. ”
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Food
“Lots of craft brews to select from. Open Thurs-Sunday. No food served, but food trucks come. See their website for additional info on food trucks and entertainment.”
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Bar
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“"The Tavern of Northfield serves as one of the town's landmark restaurants. Located in the historic Archer House River Inn, the Tavern provides a relaxing atmosphere with a touch of small town charm. Since 1984 this unique dining establishment has provided thousands of locals, students and visitors with a wide variety of menu selections ranging from hearty entrees and vegetarian options to delicious homemade soups and tasty salads. As a true "made-from-scratch" kitchen, the Tavern prepares fresh bread, soups, sauces, desserts and many other items daily." Daily specials and many gluten free options. Makes a great breakfast!”
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Book Store
“Great selection of books. One of the few small bookstores left! Right across the hall from Northfield Yarn.”
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Store
“Visit the bank that the James gang attempted to rob and learn local history. There is a fee to get in. Also ask about the walking tour of historic homes and buildings in Northfield. ”
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General College & University
“ The St. Olaf College Natural Lands are one of my favorite places to walk and contemplate nature. The lands are curated by biology faculty and include tall-grass prairie, woodland, and wetlands.”
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Café
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Point of Interest
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Store
“A full-service yarn shop located in historic downtown Northfield, offering a broad range of yarns, tools, books & patterns.”
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Italian Restaurant
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Bakery
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Bakery
“Brick Oven has delicious sandwiches and soups for a casual lunch and the breads and sweet rolls are phenomenal!”
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