This authentic 1925 filling station serves as an information center for visitors to the Cedar Falls/Waterloo area.
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.
Closed Sun & Mon
The Grout Museum of History & Science’s history collection focuses on the period from 1833, when Iowa was opened for settlement, to the present.
Current Exhibition Schedule
Thru Aug 17, 2019: Whose Land Is This? Native American, European and American Perspectives
Thru Nov 16, 2019: Sulkies to Speedways: A Need for Speed in the Cedar Valley
Thru June 20, 2020: Temperance & Turmoil: The Story of Prohibition and the Great Depression in Iowa
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.
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.
Mon-Sat 9am-5pm; Sun Noon-4pm
From the slate blackboard to the potbellied stove, this 1909 schoolhouse recalls a time when siblings and neighboring children gathered to learn.
Wed, Sat-Sun 1-4pm
The museum features Olympic, collegiate and professional wrestling history and honors Waterloo native Dan Gable, 1972 Olympic Gold Medalist. The Dan Gable museum also has a 2,279 square foot meeting room with TV monitor and built-in speaker system. There is access to the rest of the museum, including the wrestling room. There is a small kitchen area also available.
Weekends by appointment
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.
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.
Open Saturdays 1-4pm from June 16-August 25, 2018 - Or by appointment.
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.
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