Area Information

Area Information

There's so much to do in the Cedar Valley!

After visiting the Grout Museum District, you won't want to miss these other area attractions. Make it a fun-packed day, leisurely weekend, or relaxing week.

For the latest version of the Cedar Valley Visitors Guide, click here. For the Travel Iowa Visitors Guide, click here.

Black Hawk Children's Theatre

This award-winning children's theatre presents productions for and starring children.
225 Commercial Street

Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens at Hawkeye Community College

A lush 36 acre non-profit Arboretum and Botanic Garden located directly east of Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo
1927 E. Orange Road

Cedar Valley Sportsplex

Your premiere fitness and recreation facility with amenities you won't find anywhere else.
300 Jefferson Street

Dan Gable International Wrestling Institute and Museum

More than 600 displays take you through the history of mankind's oldest sport, from ancient Greece through present-day Olympics.
303 Jefferson Street

Hartman Reserve Nature Center

Hartman Reserve Nature Center is a 308.9-acre nature reserve located in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The reserve is dedicated to teaching youth about nature through hands on experiences and preservation.
657 Reserve Dr, Cedar Falls, IA 50613
(319) 277-2187

Honor Flights

The Isle Casino & Hotel

You can bet on fun with 1,100 sizzling slots, your favorite table games, four amazing restaurants and more.
777 Isle of Capri Blvd.

John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum

Walk through the history of John Deere tractors andengines at the site of the very first John Deere tractor factory.
500 Westfield Ave.

John Deere Operations

See John Deere tractors being made from start to finish on this one-of-a-kind tour.
3500 E. Donald Street

Lost Island Water Park & Theme Park

A tropical paradise awaits you at this 74-acre recreation park featuring water slides and attractions, two 18-hole miniature golf courses and go-kart racing.
2225 E. Shaulis Road

Phelps Youth Pavilion

At this children's museum, you and your children can explore the arts and cultures from around the world, with creative, hands-on experiences. 
225 Commercial Street

Recreational Trails

Walk, rollerblade or bike the Waterloo-Cedar Falls area's more than 80 miles of recreational trails.

Silos & Smokestacks

Experience the Heart of America. From dairy farms and museums to vineyards and tractor assembly tours, the story of American agricultural comes to life at more than 100 sites and attractions in this 37-county region of Northeast Iowa.

Waterloo Center for the Arts

Admire work by regional artists, as well as art of international importance, including the largest public collection of Haitian Art in the United States.

Waterloo Community Playhouse

The best in classics, modern comedies, dramas, musicals and mysteries take center stage at the oldest community theatre in Iowa.
225 Commercial Street

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