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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.

Cedar Valley Trails
Cedar Valley Trails Top Attraction!
Recreation in Waterloo, IA USA

106 miles of paved trails Over a 106 miles of hard surface trails configured in a series of loops that go across & along rivers, by lakes, and through George Wyth State Park.

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
User Rating:  User Rating 5.0
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.

Mississippi River Distilling Company
Mississippi River Distilling Company Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Iowa
Brewery or Distillery in Leclaire, IA USA

One of the only micro distilleries in Iowa. Mississippi River Distilling Company reflects an era where river barons & steamboat pilots made life along the river gracious and charming.

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.

Cedar Rapids Kernels Baseball
Cedar Rapids Kernels Baseball Top Attraction!
Sport in Cedar Rapids, IA USA

The Cedar Rapids Kernels offer an exciting and wholesome family environment. The Cedar Rapids Kernels are the Class A Affiliate of the Minnesota Twins and play in the Midwest League. We play 70 home games during our April-August season on Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

Cedar Rapids Roughriders Hockey
Cedar Rapids Roughriders Hockey Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Cedar Rapids, IA
Sport in Cedar Rapids, IA USA

The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders are a local junior hockey team playing out of the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena (aka The Stable). áThey are part of the United States Hockey League and are a stepping stone for players aged 16-20 on their way to college and/or the NHL.

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.

Newbo City Market
Newbo City Market Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Cedar Rapids, IA
Shopping in Cedar Rapids, IA USA

NewBo City Market is a year-round public market in the heart of Cedar Rapids' New Bohemia neighborhood. NewBo City Market is a year-round public market in the heart of Cedar Rapids' New Bohemia neighborhood, a place for shopping, dining, meeting friends, and enjoying fun activities.

U.s. Cellular Center
U.s. Cellular Center Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Cedar Rapids, IA
Sport in Cedar Rapids, IA USA

This facility hosts some of the area's greatest entertainment opportunities including concerts, family shows, sporting events, and more. This premiere Eastern Iowa 6,900 seat facility hosts some of the area's greatest entertainment opportunities including concerts, family shows, sporting events, antique/arts/crafts shows, and conventions.

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.

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Best Places to Stay in Iowa


Baymont Inn And Suites Pella
Guest Score:
From $67 / night.


Free Breakfast.
Comfort Suites Burlington
Guest Score:
From $84 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms, Restaurant.
Hampton Inn Orange City
Guest Score:
From $110 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms, Free Breakfast.
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Sheldon
Guest Score:
From $117 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms, Free Breakfast.
Suburban Extended Stay Hotel Cedar Falls
Guest Score:
From $80 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms.

Best Time to Visit Iowa


The best time to visit Iowa is in the summer and fall. Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the low 70's and highs in the low 80's. Nights are cool with lows in the upper 50's. Fall temperatures are cold with averages in the mid 40's and highs in the mid 50's. Fall nights are cold with lows in the mid 30's.

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Monthly Temperatures in Iowa


Month Low Avg High
January 10.0 19.2 28.4
February 16.3 25.4 34.5
March 27.2 37.2 47.2
April 38.4 49.8 61.2
May 50.0 61.4 72.7
June 59.9 71.0 82.1
July 64.3 75.0 85.6
August 62.0 72.7 83.4
September 52.6 64.4 76.0
October 40.7 52.3 63.8
November 27.8 37.0 46.2
December 15.5 24.1 32.5

Destinations in and around Iowa to Visit



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