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Waterloo, Iowa


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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

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

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

Rensselaer Russell House Museum - Grout Museum District

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

Waterloo, IA Museums


Things to do near Waterloo, IA

UNI Dome

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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 ...

University of Northern Iowa Museums

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

Little Red Schoolhouse

View 1909 one-room school with desks, blackboards, books, bell tower and potbelly stove. Browse through lesson plan books to ...