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Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area


category : Historic Sites
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.


Admission: Fee
Address: 209 W. 5th St.
Phone: 319-234-4567
Our Email: info@silosandsmokestacks.org
Our Website:www.silosandsmokestacks.org

Come visit us in Waterloo, Iowa

Attractions and Upcoming Events


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

Waterloo Community Playhouse and Black Hawk Childr

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

Waterloo, IA Theatres

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

Things to do Historic Sites near Waterloo, IA

Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area

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Froelich Historic Site

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Motor Mill Historic Site

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