Choose from over 20 different and unique venues, including convention hotels, arenas and outdoor spaces, event and banquet facilities, small meeting hotels and more.

  • Boat House

    707 Park Rd
    Waterloo, IA 50703

    The Waterloo Boat House features a beautiful multi-purpose room and outdoor patio overlooking the Cedar River. The new, 15,000 square foot Boat House was built after the previous 45-year-old boat house had to be demolished because it received extensive damage when the Cedar River hit record
    levels in June 2008. It can accommodate up to 126 guests with ample parking available. The Boat House allows outside catering.

  • Brown Derby

    618 Sycamore St
    Waterloo, IA 50703

    The Brown Derby Ballroom is an historic ballroom and dance club, located on the second floor
    of the H.M. Reed Building in downtown Waterloo. This unique, 7,000 square foot venue was completely renovated and features a street-level lobby entrance and grand ballroom complete with original architectural design elements like crown molding, wooden dance floor, and lighted dome ceiling. The Brown Derby Ballroom allows outside catering.

  • Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens

    1927 E Orange Rd
    Waterloo, IA 50702

    Recreational, cultural and educational opportunities abound at this 35-acre site. The gardens showcase a variety of plants and trees native to this area. The Arboretum also has event and meeting space available.


    April 15-Oct 31

    Mon-Sat 9am-7pm

    Sun 11am-7pm

    Nov 1-April 14

    Mon-Fri  8:30am-4:30pm 

    Adults $3
    Kids $1
    Kids 5 & under & Arboretum members free

    Dig Deeper...Watch the Travel Waterloo episodes below to learn more about the Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens.

    Travel Waterloo Episode: Dig an Oasis of Natural Beauty
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  • Cedar Valley SportsPlex

    300 Jefferson St
    Waterloo, IA 50701

    The Cedar Valley SportsPlex is your premier fitness and recreation facility. Along with a pool, this 140,000 square foot facility includes a field house, gymnasium, running track, weights and fitness room, nursery, golf simulator, plus multi-purpose rooms for recreation, parties and meetings. They allows outside catering. The SportsPlex also has meeting and event space available.

    Dig Deeper...Watch the Travel Waterloo episode below to learn more about the Cedar Valley SportsPlex.

    Travel Waterloo Episode: Dig a State-of-the-Art Sports Facility 

    Travel Waterloo Episode: Dig the Downtown Waterloo Summer Olympics

  • Country Inn & Suites

    4025 Hammond Ave
    Waterloo, IA 50702
    319-233-2336 (Primary)
    800-456-4000 (Toll-Free)

    With its charming décor, convenient amenities, delicious breakfast and great service, the Country Inn & Suites is a perfect stop for vacation or business trips. 64 rooms.

    *Limited RV, Semi and Trailer (ATV, boat, tractor) parking available.

  • Days Inn & Suites

    1809 La Porte Rd
    Waterloo, IA 50702
    319-235-4461 (Primary)
    800-329-7466 (Toll-Free)

    Come see our fantastic rooms. Free hot breakfast, Wi-Fi, pool, fitness center, refrigerator and microwave in every room. Located on La Porte Road and San Marnan Drive. 112 rooms.

    *Limited RV, Semi and Trailer (ATV, boat, tractor) parking available.

  • Electric Park Ballroom

    310 W Conger Street
    Waterloo, IA 50701

    Built: 1906 the Electric Park Ballroom is one of the last remaining ballrooms in the Country.It's been recently updated and is a lovely place for a wedding reception.

  • Fairfield Inn & Suites

    2134 La Porte Rd
    Waterloo, IA 50702

    You'll find all you need for easy, comfortable travel - smartly designed guest rooms and lobby, free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, and start your day with our free, hot breakfast. 81 rooms.

  • Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center

    200 W 4th Street
    Waterloo, IA 50701

    Congratulations! This is an exciting time for you and your loved one! The staff at the Ramada Hotel and Convention Center would be honored to be of service during your special day and invite you to hold your event with the professionals at the Ramada. We have beautiful banquet rooms that can accommodate receptions and banquets with the flexibility to meet your exact needs.

    Dig Deeper... Watch the Travel Waterloo episode below to learn more about the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center. 

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  • Grout Museum District

    503 South St
    Waterloo, IA 50701

    The Grout Museum collects, preserves and interprets the cultural and natural history of the region and includes several sites offering an array of specialized exhibits, decor and unique appeal. The Grout Museum District is filled with inspirational and flexible spaces for events, meetings,  conferences and banquets. Outside catering is allowed.