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FFA Historical and Ag Museum

A visual history of our agricultural heritage and the role of small communities in rural America. Antique farm implements, tools, turn-of-the-century artifacts.

La Porte City, IA Museums

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

Ice House Museum

Exhibit shows how ice was harvested from the Cedar River from the late 1800s to early 1900s. Farm machinery, automobiles, and various exhibits show how work was done in that era by man, woman, and horse power. Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Cedar Falls, IA Museums



Hartman Reserve Nature Center

This wooded 297-acre area is located in the heart of metro Black Hawk County. The Hartman Interpretive Center houses interactive displays and exhibits on local natural environment. The reserve is connected to an extensive recreational trails system in the Cedar Valley and 46

Cedar Falls, IA Nature Centers

Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony

Classical and pops concerts, family performances, chamber music and chamber orchestra performances.

Cedar Falls, IA Symphonies

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

Waterloo Center for the Arts

Midwest art including works by Grant Wood, Marvin Cone and Thomas Hart Benton; American decorative arts and international folk art; the largest public collection of Haitian art in the United States. Interactive youth gallery, gift store, performances, programs and classes.

Waterloo, IA Art Centers

Rensselaer Russell House Museum - Grout Museum District

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

Waterloo, IA Museums



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