John Deere Waterloo Centennial Celebration

John Deere Waterloo Centennial Celebration

CELEBRATE 100 YEARS OF TRACTORS IN WATERLOO, JUNE 15-16

Visit Waterloo, Iowa, June 15-16 and join in the fun celebrating 100 years of John Deere tractors. You'll see tractor displays, musical performances, activities for kids and adults, and it's all FREE with food and beverages available for purchase.

Friday, June 15 | 3-8pm
Saturday, June 16 | 10am-8pm

Waterloo Convention Center
205 W 4th St, Waterloo
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John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum
500 Westfield Ave, Waterloo
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MAIN STAGE SCHEDULE & CELEBRATION EVENTS

Download Schedule of Events here

John Deere 100th Event Flyer


JOHN DEERE TRACTORS AT 100 -- THE LEGEND LIVES ON

On March 14, 1918, John Deere purchased the Waterloo Gasoline Engine Company in Waterloo. This not only marked Deere's permanent entry into the engine and tractor business, but forever changed the future of the company and community in the Cedar Valley.

Learn more about 100 years of John Deere tractors

(Video courtesy of John Deere)


LODGING IN THE WATERLOO AREA

Hotels

Baymont Inn & Suites

1945 La Porte Rd, Waterloo
(319) 234-7411
(800) 228-5150
Rates start at: $70+ tax
Distance from event: 2.5 mi

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

226 W 5th St, Waterloo
(319) 235-0301
Rates start at: $69.99+ tax
Distance from event: .2 mi

Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo

777 Isle of Capri Blvd, Waterloo
(319) 833-4753
(800) 475-3946
Rates start at: $199.99+ tax
Distance from event: 5.7 mi

Comfort Inn & Suites

2011 La Porte Rd, Waterloo
(319) 234-5452
(800) 228-2800
Rates start at: $165+ tax
Distance from event: 2.6 mi

Fairfield Inn & Suites

2134 La Porte Rd, Waterloo
(319) 233-2500
Rates start at: $159+ tax
Distance from event: 2.8 mi

Motel 6

2141 La Porte Rd, Waterloo
(319) 233-9191
Rates start at: $67.99+ tax
Distance from event: 2.8 mi

Country Inn & Suites

4025 Hammond Ave, Waterloo
(319) 233-2336
(800) 456-4000
Rates start at: $144+ tax
Distance from event: 2.9 mi

Hampton Inn

2034 La Porte Rd, Waterloo
(319) 233-2044
(800) 426-7866
Rates start at: $149+ tax
Distance from event: 2.7 mi

Motel 6

2343 Logan Ave, Waterloo
(319) 236-3238
Rates start at: $67+ tax
Distance from event: 3 mi

Courtyard by Marriott

250 Westfield Ave, Waterloo
(319) 233-5531
Rates start at: $169+ tax
Distance from event: 1.9 mi

Holiday Inn Express

2127 La Porte Rd, Waterloo
(319) 274-7000
(800) 465-4329
Rates start at: $159+ tax
Distance from event: 2.8 mi

Quality Inn & Suites

2056 La Porte Rd, Waterloo
(319) 235-7000
(877) 424-6423
Rates start at: $104.95+ tax
Distance from event: 2.7 mi

Days Inn

450 Evansdale Dr, Evansdale
(319) 235-1111
(800) 329-7466
Rates start at: $104.99+ tax
Distance from event: 6.9 mi

Hotel 4th

205 W 4th St, Waterloo
(319) 233-7560
Rates start at: $144+ tax
Distance from event: Connected via skywalk to Convention Center

Super 8

1825 La Porte Rd, Waterloo
(319) 233-1800
(800) 800-8000
Rates start at: $79+ tax
Distance from event: 2.5 mi

Days Inn & Suites

1809 La Porte Rd, Waterloo
(319) 235-4461
(800) 329-7466
Rates start at: $119+ tax
Distance from event: 2.3 mi

Howard Johnson

3052 Marnie Ave, Waterloo
(319) 232-7467
(800) 446-4656
Rates start at: $79+ tax
Distance from event: 3.5 mi

Campgrounds

Big Woods Lake Campground & Recreation Area

1501 E Lake St, Cedar Falls
(319) 433-7275
Distance from event: 10.1 mi

George Wyth State Park

3659 Wyth Rd, Waterloo
(319) 232-5505
Distance from event: 8 mi

Siggelkow Park

9905 Fairbank Rd, Fairbank
(319) 433-7275
Distance from event: 20 mi

Black Hawk Park

2410 W Lone Tree Rd, Cedar Falls
(319) 433-7275
Distance from event: 11.4 mi

Hickory Hills

3338 Hickory Hills Rd, La Porte City
(319) 433-7275
Distance from event: 17.1 mi

Waterloo/Lost Island KOA

4550 Hess Rd, Waterloo
(319) 233-3485
Distance from event: 4.2 mi

Deerwood Park

I-380/Hwy 20, Exit 20, Evansdale
(319) 240-3158
Distance from event: 5.3 mi

McFarlane Park

13619 King Rd, La Porte City
(319) 433-7275
Distance from event: 17.9 mi

Additional lodging available in nearby Cedar Falls, Waverly and Independence.


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