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Colorful historical mural

It's fun to stop and study the well painted detail of this colorful review in down town Sauk... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Tim K
Long Prairie, Minnesota
The Making of a Writer

I visited Sinclair Lewis's boyhood home Labor Day Weekend in 2017. The guide showed me the home, as... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
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Street named after Sauk Centre's most famous former resident, author Sinclair Lewis.
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  • Average7%
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Sinclair Lewis Ave., Sauk Centre, MN
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's fun to stop and study the well painted detail of this colorful review in down town Sauk Centre. The artist is very talented and has done a number of murals in town including one in the Mexican restaurant next door. The history write up...More

Thank Tim K
Reviewed 27 September 2017

I visited Sinclair Lewis's boyhood home Labor Day Weekend in 2017. The guide showed me the home, as she shared details of his and his family's life there - the making of a writer. From the poignancy of the cot he slept on with its...More

Thank kjcram
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

At this intersection in history one can imagine through the works of Sinclair Lewis what this place was like many years ago. Fast forward to the present and it is safe to say Main Street has seen better days. The are a few restaurants and...More

Thank PJ W
Reviewed 24 July 2017

This historical home is nice for the town to have as an attraction for those who are familiar with this famous MN author. While the house wasn't open, we were able to read the informative sign, peek in some windows, and see Main Street.

Thank europewithKellynRyan
Reviewed 23 April 2016

during our stay at the Palmer House hotel in Sauk Center, we visited the Sinclair Lewis house. the tour guide we're excellent and charming, and even if you've not read any of his books, is still very well worth a visit!

Thank BSterlingV
Reviewed 31 October 2014

So much history here, like going back in time. Just the place to spend a weekend and relax. I felt like I was back in the 40's or 50's. The pace is slower here!

Thank fouraces55337
Reviewed 18 August 2013

Whether or not you've read any of Sinclair Lewis' books, this is a tour you will probably enjoy. Nicely maintained historical home on a well cared for street ... enjoyed.

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Reviewed 1 June 2013

Nice home town, neat main street, great shops in town, just off interstate. Nice town lake and park for fishing and boating.

Thank RayMiller
Reviewed 26 December 2012

It's history is sweet and the haunted Inn is fun! We enjoyed the photos and stories from the patrons we spoke with.

Thank Amy L
Reviewed 14 September 2012

Lewis' childhood home has been turned into a museum honoring his books. The guide was friendly and knew so many details about his life. I was so glad that they had some of his books for sale there as well. We were able to tour...More

Thank Melissa H
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