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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

Rensselaer Russell House Museum - Grout Museum District

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

Waterloo, IA Museums


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

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

Things to do Museums near Waterloo, IA

Victorian Home & Carriage House Museum/George Wyth House

Tour Italianate home built in 1863 and restored to elegant 1880 Victorian life. Carriage House Museum houses the Historical ...

The Horridge House

The original Carpenter Gothic-style house was built around 1868 and consisted of locally produced brick. The pressed tin ceil...

Hub City Heritage Railway Museum

Tour the old railroad express building and yard office, with refurbished cabooses and engines. Gift shop....

Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

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

Rensselaer Russell House Museum - Grout Museum District

This small jewel of mid-Victorian architecture, completed in 1861, is one of the oldest homes in Black Hawk County. Guided to...