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Waterloo, Iowa


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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

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

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


Things to do near Waterloo, IA

Froelich Historic Site

See where the first successful tractor was invented. An 1892 scale model and reference materials are on site. Also visit a re...

Big Springs Trout Hatchery

State-owned hatchery has 24 spring-fed raceways, fed by Iowa's largest coldwater spring. Rainbow, brook, and brown trout are ...

Manchester Golf & Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Pleasant Valley Sports Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

FFA Historical and Ag Museum

A visual history of our agricultural heritage and the role of small communities in rural America. Antique farm implements, to...