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  • Behrens-Rapp Filling Station & Visitor Information

    1st and Clay Sts
    Cedar Falls, IA 50613
    319-266-5149

    This authentic 1925 filling station serves as an information center for visitors to the Cedar Falls/Waterloo area.

    Hours:

    May-Oct
    8am-8pm

  • Bluedorn Science Imaginarium

    322 Washington St
    Waterloo, IA 50701
    319-234-6357

    A playground for the imagination, this interactive science center provides fun, hands-on exhibits that demonstrate how science affects everyday life. Visitors may also enjoy a science demonstration.

    Hours:

    Tues-Sat 9am-5pm
    Closed Sun & Mon

    2016 Exhibition Schedule

    May 27-Sept 6: Sportsology

    Dig Deeper...Watch the Travel Waterloo episode below to learn more about the Bluedorn Science Imaginarium.

    Travel Waterloo Episode: Dig Fun for the Imagination

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  • Grout Museum of History & Science

    503 South St
    Waterloo, IA 50701
    319-234-6357

    The Grout Museum of History & Science’s history collection focuses on the period from 1833, when Iowa was opened for settlement, to the present.

    Hours:

    Tues-Sat 9am-5pm
    Closed Sun & Mon

    2016 Exhibition Schedule

    Now-July 16, 2016: 365 & Counting: Iowan's in the Vietnam War
    June 21-Nov 5: Henry Grout: The Man. The Collection. The Legacy
    Aug 23-May 27, 2017: Hawkeye Community College: 50 Years of Making Connections

    Dig Deeper...Watch the Travel Waterloo episode below to learn more about the exhibit 365 Days & Counting.
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  • Ice House Museum

    1st and Clay Sts
    Cedar Falls, IA 50613
    319-266-5149

    Built in 1921, this circular building once stored ice cut from the Cedar River. The museum now features interactive displays that tell the ice harvesting story and show how the Cedar River shaped business, culture, and daily life in Cedar Falls.

    Admission: $5; children 12 and under are free.

    Hours:

    May-Mid-Oct
    Wed 1-4pm
    Sat 10am-4pm
    Sun 1-4pm

  • John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum

    500 Westfield Ave
    Waterloo, IA 50701
    319-292-6126

    The newest addition to John Deere attractions, the John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum highlights the history and contribution of John Deere Waterloo Works in the rich history of both John Deere and the Cedar Valley through its nearly 100-year history in Waterloo.

    Hours:

    Mon-Sat 9am-5pm; Sun Noon-4pm

    Dig Deeper...Watch the Travel Waterloo episode below to learn more about the John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum.

    Travel Waterloo Episode: Dig John Deere Tractor & Engine History

  • Little Red Schoolhouse Museum

    1st and Clay Sts
    Cedar Falls, IA 50613
    319-266-5149

    From the slate blackboard to the potbellied stove, this 1909 schoolhouse recalls a time when siblings and neighboring children gathered to learn.

    Hours:

    May-Sept
    Sat-Sun 1-4pm
    June-Aug
    Wed, Sat-Sun 1-4pm

  • National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum

    303 Jefferson St
    Waterloo, IA 50701
    319-233-0745

    The museum features Olympic, collegiate and professional wrestling history and honors Waterloo native Dan Gable, 1972 Olympic Gold Medalist.

    Hours:

    Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
    Weekends by appointment

    Dig Deeper... Watch the Travel Waterloo episode below to learn more about the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum.

    Travel Waterloo Episode: Dig Wrestling Takedowns & Tournaments 

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  • Phelps Youth Pavilion

    225 Commercial St
    Waterloo, IA 50701
    319-291-4490

    The Youth Pavilion is an interactive children’s museum featuring over 40 hands-on exhibits related to art and culture. Exhibits feature experiences that take kids around the world.

    Hours:

    Tues-Sat 10am-5pm
    Sun 1-5pm
    Closed Mon

    2016 Exhibition Schedule

    Now-Dec 3: Light Play

    Dig Deeper...Watch the Travel Waterloo episode below to learn more about the Phelps Youth Pavilion.

    Travel Waterloo Episode: Dig Fun for the Imagination

    Travel Waterloo Episode: Dig the Downtown Waterloo Summer Olympics

  • Rensselaer Russell House Museum

    520 W 3rd St
    Waterloo, IA 50701
    319-234-6357

    Completed in 1861, this lovely brick structure is one of the oldest homes in Black Hawk County. Guided tours allow visitors to step into an authentic Victorian interior that includes original family belongings.

    Hours:

    Open by appointment only

  • Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum

    503 South St
    Waterloo, IA 50701
    319-234-6357

    The Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum honors all Iowans who served the nation from the Civil War to the present. The collection, preservation and interpretation of their stories and artifacts are the core mission of the museum.

    Hours:

    Tues-Sat 9am-5pm
    Closed Sun & Mon

    2016 Exhibition Schedule

    Now-July 16, 2016: 365 & Counting: Iowan's in the Vietnam War
    June 21-Nov 5: Henry Grout: The Man. The Collection. The Legacy
    Aug 23-May 27, 2017: Hawkeye Community College: 50 Years of Making Connections

    Dig Deeper...Watch the Travel Waterloo episode below to learn more about the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum.

    Travel Waterloo Episode: Dig Inspiring Stories of Sacrifice

    Travel Waterloo Episode: Dig the Downtown Waterloo Summer Olympics