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Waterloo, Iowa

Attractions and Upcoming Events

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

Rensselaer Russell House Museum - Grout Museum District

This small jewel of mid-Victorian architecture, completed in 1861

Waterloo, IA Museums

Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area

One of only 27 National Heritage Areas in the U.S., Silos & Smokestacks tells the story of American agriculture, agribusiness, and farm life through a network of sites, events and communities. The 37-county heritage area is bordered by the Mississippi River, I-80, and I-35

Waterloo, IA Historic Sites

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

Things to do near Waterloo, IA

Belle Plaine Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

University of Northern Iowa Museums

Permanent natural history exhibits feature items from shells to mastodon bones, African antelope to Peruvian textiles. Changi...

Wildcat Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

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...

Garnavillo Historical Museum

Historic church contains prehistoric artifacts and American Indian arrowheads from the area, along with local history informa...