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Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens

Features more than 400 varieties of trees and many special gardens, including hostas, herbs, a trial garden, Buck Rose garden, and a children's garden.

Waterloo, IA Arboretums

John Deere Waterloo Operations

See the assembly of 95- to 425-horsepower tractors in state-of-the-art production facility. Tour the engine works, drive train assembly, and service parts operations. Browse through the Deere Crossing Gift Shop. (Age and footwear restrictions apply.)

Waterloo, IA Shoppes

Lost Island Adventure Park

Huge wave pool, eight major waterslides, "Lazy River," two 18-hole "adventure golf" courses, wheelchair accessible golf, go-cart track, concessions, interactive play areas, gift shop, and picnic area. Iowa's largest waterpark.

Waterloo, IA Water Parks

Bluedorn Science Imaginarium - Grout Museum District

A "playground for the imagination," this science center provides fun hands-on exhibits that demonstrate how science affects everyday life. Unravel the mysteries of motion with scientific experiments: Roll-A-Ball, Bernoulli Ball, and the hammer table. Entertaining and informative demonstrations.

Waterloo, IA Museums

Grout Museum of History & Science - Grout Museum District

History collection focuses on the period from 1933, when Iowa was opened for settlement, to the present. The Maytag Car, 1915 Waterloo Boy, Rath Packing Company whistle and Pioneer Hall Mural help visitors envision and understand bygone eras.

Waterloo, IA Museums

Things to do Museums near Waterloo, IA

Wilder Memorial Museum

Relive the past with exhibit of 800 heirloom dolls, 40 Victorian hanging lamps, rare European figurines, exquisite glass and ...

Old Bradford Pioneer Village

This pioneer village consists of 14 buildings from the area. View Dr. Pitts' office (composer of the song "Little Brown Churc...

Museum of River History

Displays highlighting river history in Lansing from commercial fishing to clamming. Iowa state fish hatchery, ice harvesting,...

Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

The immigrant story comes alive at Vesterheim, America's oldest and largest museum devoted to one immigrant group. The downto...

Bily Clocks Museum/Antonin Dvorak Exhibit

See clocks hand-carved by brothers Joseph and Frank Bily over a 45-year period. Don't miss the Antonin Dvorak exhibit upstair...