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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

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


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


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

James and Meryl Hearst Center for the Arts and Hea

Gallery features the work of local and regional visual, literary and performing artists with traveling exhibits and permanent works focusing on the art of illustration. Sculpture garden with perennials, birds and butterflies, in bloom from early spring to late fall.

Cedar Falls, IA Art Centers

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-Cedar Falls Symphony

Classical and pops concerts, family performances, chamber music and chamber orchestra performances.

Cedar Falls, IA Symphonies

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

Waterloo Bucks Baseball

Northwood Collegiate League baseball.

Waterloo, IA Baseball Teams


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