on Monday, April 1, 2019
After being closed since September while undergoing a $1.4 million renovation, the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum in Waterloo celebrated the completion of its renovation with a grand opening, which was held last Thursday evening.
Named for wrestling legend Dan Gable and located in a refurbished downtown section of his hometown, the museum has become a landmark in Waterloo and a world-class destination for wrestlers and fans. The museum provides an educational and entertaining look at wrestling at all levels.
“We want the museum to be a symbol of excellence and a source of pride in the community,” said Gable. “These improvements will make the museum more modern and appealing and a place you want to go, but more importantly, they will give us the ability to impact more young lives and make a big difference in their future.”
The renovation has transformed the museum into a state-of-the-art facility featuring interactive kiosks while also expanding the wrestling room, teaching center and theater to provide more opportunities for youth wrestlers.
The National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum is located at 303 Jefferson St. in Waterloo. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for students. Hours are Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. For more information, call (319) 233-0745 or visit them on Facebook or website.
- Kyle Klingman, National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum- Photos credit: National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum