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Waterloo Center for the Arts
Waterloo Center for the Arts Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Waterloo, IA
Art Museum in Waterloo, IA USA

Something creative for the entire family! Discover the arts.


Historic General Dodge House
Historic General Dodge House Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Council Bluffs, IA
Historic Site in Council Bluffs, IA USA

This three-story, 14-room, lavish Victorian home, is one of Iowa's premier historic homes. Perhaps one of Council Bluffs' most famous residents, Gen. Grenville M. Dodge has been called the greatest railroad builder of all time.

Western Historic Trails Center
Western Historic Trails Center Top Attraction!
Nature in Council Bluffs, IA USA

Two hundred-plus sculptures by artist Timothy Woodman interpret Lewis & Clark, Mormon Pioneers, California and Oregon trails. Western Historic Trails Center was built and designed by the National Parks Service as an interpretive center. The Center has interpretive exhibit that will take you on a journey with one of four Pioneer Trails.

Lost Island Water Park
Lost Island Water Park Top Attraction!
Theme Park in Waterloo, IA USA

Largest outdoor water park in Iowa. Visit Iowa's largest water park! Featuring 14 major slides, lazy river, wave pool, 3 children's play area, gift shops, Go carts, miniature golf, and zip line. Open June - August.

Sunrise Exchange Club Children's Petting Zoo
Sunrise Exchange Club Children's Petting Zoo Top Attraction!
Zoo in Waterloo, IA USA

Petting Zoo. Open June through September this zoo features a variety of farm animals.


Cedar Valley Arboretum and Botanic Gardens
Cedar Valley Arboretum and Botanic Gardens Top Attraction!
Botanical Garden in Waterloo, IA USA

74-acre facility showcasing native plants & trees. Recreational, cutural, and educational opportunities abound at this 74-acre gardens. They showcase a variety of plants & Trees native to this area. Annual Fall Harvest Scarecrow Festival.

Phelps Youth Pavilion
Phelps Youth Pavilion Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Waterloo, IA
Museum in Waterloo, IA USA

Interactive exhibits for children. Interactive children's museum with 40+hands-on exhibits related to art & culture. Digital, high tech fun for kids of all ages.

Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum
Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Waterloo, IA
Museum in Waterloo, IA USA
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Interactive military history museum. Named after Waterloo's own Five Sullivan Brothers, this museum honors all Veterans from Civil War up to present day conflicts. Interactive exhibits, documentaries, memorabilia.

LeClaire, Iowa
LeClaire, Iowa Top Attraction!
Excursion in Leclaire, IA USA

It's all there in LeClaire. LeClaire, Iowa is located where I-80 meets the Mississippi River on the Iowa - Illinois border. It's where rich history meets contemporary charm. If you like Vodka, Gin or Bourbon tasting; The Mississippi River Distilling Company offers free tours and taste tests.


Science Center
Science Center Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Cedar Rapids, IA
Science Museum in Cedar Rapids, IA USA

The Elementary Gallery entertains all ages with a Weather Station, Optical Illusion room, various magnetics, levers, and electricity displays, the Plasma Ball, Music Pipes, and Pulleys. There's something for everyone to explore and learn!

Buffalo Bill Museum
Buffalo Bill Museum Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Iowa
Museum in Leclaire, IA USA

Enjoy a fun filled day at the Buffalo Bill Museum in LeClaire, Iowa. You'll discover fascinating history along the Mighty Mississippi River that will entertain and educate.

Brucemore
Brucemore Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Cedar Rapids, IA
Historic Site in Cedar Rapids, IA USA

A National Trust Historic Site The 1886 Queen Anne-style mansion is the center of a 26-acre historic. áTours and special exhibits explore the history of Cedar Rapids. áActivities include mansion tours,exibits, music concerts outdoor theatre, garden walks and holiday events.

Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Cedar Rapids, IA
Museum in Cedar Rapids, IA USA

The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art houses more than 7,200 works of art spanning many eras-from Roman antiquity to the present. áThe collection is particularly strong in American art, especially from the first half of the 20th century.

National Czech & Slovak Museum
National Czech & Slovak Museum Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Cedar Rapids, IA
Museum in Cedar Rapids, IA USA

A beautifully expanded museum and library that is the nation's foremost institution for the collection, interpretation, and preservation of Czech and Slovak history and culture. It features interactive exhibitions, heritage programs, events and a museum store.

Bentonsport Historic District
Bentonsport Historic District things to do on a rainy day in Iowa
Historic Site in BENTONSPORT, IA USA

artisan, historic village Small village with working artisans, historic buildings and bridge set among a county park. Visit quaint shops with antiques, hand made crafts, quilt shop or fudge/sandwich shop.

Bluedorn Science Imaginarium
Bluedorn Science Imaginarium things to do on a rainy day in Waterloo, IA
Science Museum in Waterloo, IA USA

Curiosity. We all have it. About life. About others. About ourselves. The Grout Museum District in Waterloo, Iowa, offers five distinct museums to discover our past, present and future, and your place in it.

Buffalo Bill Cody Museum of LeClaire
Buffalo Bill Cody Museum of LeClaire things to do on a rainy day in Davenport, IA
Museum in Le Claire, IA USA

Museum of LeClaire history The Buffalo Bill Cody museum features a wide variety of artifacts regarding Buffalo Bill Cody and his Wild West Congress, as well as various artifacts related to the history of LeClaire, Iowa.

Effigy Mounds National Monument
Effigy Mounds National Monument
National Park in Harpers Ferry, IA USA

National Monument Prehistoric mounds are common from the plains of the Midwest to the Atlantic seaboard, but only in this general area was there a culture that regularly constructed mounds in the shape of mammals, birds, or reptiles.

Family Museum of Arts And Science
Family Museum of Arts And Science things to do on a rainy day in Davenport, IA
Science Museum in Bettendorf, IA USA

Bringing children and families together around shared interests and with the community, its people, and places as a backdrop for exploration and discovery.

George Wyth State Park
George Wyth State Park
Nature in Waterloo, IA USA

295 acres of lakes, river access, hard trails and soft trails. George Wyth State Park offers nature lovers endless opportunities including campground, 295 acres of lakes, Cedar River access, hard trails and soft trails. Swimming beach.

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