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Waterloo Bucks Baseball

Northwood Collegiate League baseball.

Waterloo, IA Baseball Teams

University of Northern Iowa Museums

Permanent natural history exhibits feature items from shells to mastodon bones, African antelope to Peruvian textiles. Changing exhibits highlight a variety of cultural and international themes. Call ahead to visit the nearby Marshall Center School, a restored 1893

Cedar Falls, IA Museums


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

Waterloo Community Playhouse and Black Hawk Childr

Live theater, summer musical, regular and children's theater.

Waterloo, IA Theatres

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


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


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

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

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

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