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Cedar Falls Tourism and Sightseeing
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Antique Acres
Antique Acres
Farm in Cedar Falls, IA USA

Antique Acres preserves agricultural history and heritage. Best known for its yearly Old Time Power Show every August, Antique Acres preserves agricultural history and heritage.


Charles City Whitewater Park
Charles City Whitewater Park
Recreation in Charles City, IA USA

Iowa's First Whitewater Park Charles City WhiteWater at Riverfront Park is Iowa's first WhiteWater park built for river enthusiasts. Join us year around for kayaking, canoeing, sup boarding and loads of fun and adventure.

Hartman Reserve Nature Center
Hartman Reserve Nature Center
Nature in Cedar Falls, IA USA

340-acre wooded reserve. This 34-acre wooded reserve features lakes, valleys, prairies, and meadows teeming with wildlife. Six miles of trails provide ideal areas for running, hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.

Marshall Center School, University of Northern Iowa
Marshall Center School, University of Northern Iowa
Historic Site in Cedar Falls, IA USA

Authentically restored one-room schoolhouse. The Marshall Center School is an active reminder of Iowa's historically prominent role in quality education, the role of the University of Northern Iowa in training teachers, and the shaping of 19th Century America through its rural schools.

Santa House
Santa House things to do on a rainy day in Cedar Falls, IA
Recreation in Charles City, IA USA

Come visit Santa in his house in Central Park. Children can visit the Chamber’s Santa House in Central Park during Saturdays in December to share their Christmas wishes with Old St. Nick.


University Museum, University of Northern Iowa
University Museum, University of Northern Iowa things to do on a rainy day in Cedar Falls, IA
Museum in Cedar Falls, IA USA

A Museum of Nature and Culture The University Museum is one of only five major natural history museums within the State of Iowa, and one of an even smaller number featuring collections with a global perspective.

Amy Grant at Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center
Amy Grant at Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center things to do on a rainy day in Cedar Falls, IA
This Weekend, Sep 23, 2018 (Sunday) Concert event in Cedar Falls, IA USA

Amy Grant September 23, 2018 at Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center in Cedar Falls, IA 7:00PM

ARTapalooza
ARTapalooza
Sep 07, 2019 (Saturday) Art event in Cedar Falls, IA USA

Art Show Don't miss this juried art show with over 40 participating artists on Main Street in Cedar Falls. Entertainment and hands on art activities for children and adults. A great day on Main Street!! Call 319-277-0213.

Breakfast at the Northpole
Breakfast at the Northpole things to do on a rainy day in Cedar Falls, IA
Dec 07, 2019 (Saturday) Food event in Cedar Falls, IA USA

Breakfast Head downtown Saturday morning to eat breakfast with Santa and all his favorite holiday friends! Tickets are $6 each and available online at www.cfholidayhoopla.com. They request, though not required, that you bring a toy for the Salvation Army Toy Drive.


Cedar Basin Music Festival
Cedar Basin Music Festival
Jun 28, 2019 (Friday) to Jun 30, 2019 (Sunday) Festival event in Cedar Falls, IA USA

Jazz music Enjoy over 40 hours of Jazz at this unique free festival within a festival. Bands from around the country perform live in Sturgis Park.

Charlie Brown Christmas
Charlie Brown Christmas things to do on a rainy day in Cedar Falls, IA
Dec 09, 2018 (Sunday) Theater event in Cedar Falls, IA USA

Charlie Brown Christmas December 09, 2018 at Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center in Cedar Falls, IA

College Hill Arts Festival
College Hill Arts Festival
Jun 21, 2019 (Friday) to Jun 22, 2019 (Saturday) Art event in Cedar Falls, IA USA

Showcase artists Juried arts festival showcasing artisit from around the United States presenting original works and offering demonstrations in various media. Noon to 8 pm Friday & 10 am to 5 pm Saturday. On the UNI campus, in the shady corner of 23rd & College Streets.

Downtown Show and Shine
Downtown Show and Shine
May 05, 2019 (Sunday) Show event in Cedar Falls, IA USA

Car show The Downtown Show and Shine will again transform the Cedar Falls Downtown District into the only car show on Main Street.

Eastern Iowa Sportshow
Eastern Iowa Sportshow things to do on a rainy day in Cedar Falls, IA
Mar 15, 2019 (Friday) to Mar 17, 2019 (Sunday) Show event in Cedar Falls, IA USA

Sportshow for outdoors Eastern Iowa’s biggest Sportshow has everything for the great outdoors. Exhibits include boats, RV’s, family vacations, fishing opportunities, fishing tackle, camping gear, hunting, motorcycles, ATV’s, lawn equipment, grills, whitetail antler scoring, and much more.

Halloween Hikes
Halloween Hikes
Oct 02, 2019 (Wednesday) to Oct 04, 2019 (Friday) Children event in Cedar Falls, IA USA

Hikes This is non-scary family fun! Actors on the trail dress up as critters native to Hartman and teach visitors about nature.

Hampton Pirates Football at Northern Iowa Panthers Football
Hampton Pirates Football at Northern Iowa Panthers Football things to do on a rainy day in Cedar Falls, IA
Tomorrow, Sep 22, 2018 (Saturday) Sports event in Cedar Falls, IA USA

Hampton Pirates Football at Northern Iowa Panthers Football September 22, 2018 at UNI Dome in Cedar Falls, IA 4:00PM

Holiday Hoopla Kick-Off
Holiday Hoopla Kick-Off
Nov 29, 2019 (Friday) Festival event in Cedar Falls, IA USA

Kick-off and Santa's arrival

Jingle and Mingle on Main
Jingle and Mingle on Main things to do on a rainy day in Cedar Falls, IA
Dec 05, 2019 (Thursday) Festival event in Cedar Falls, IA USA

Shopping In the spirit of appreciating what we have, you’re invited to come downtown and explore the heart of Cedar Falls. Enjoy the sounds of carolers, visit Santa, and enjoy refreshments – plus special discounts and door prizes throughout our historic downtown district.

Maple Syrup Festival
Maple Syrup Festival things to do on a rainy day in Cedar Falls, IA
Mar 02, 2019 (Saturday) to Mar 03, 2019 (Sunday) Food event in Cedar Falls, IA USA

Pancake breakfast The annual Maple Syrup Festival features a pancake breakfast served with maple syrup made from Hartman's maple tree sap.

Reindeer Games
Reindeer Games things to do on a rainy day in Cedar Falls, IA
Nov 29, 2018 (Thursday) Festival event in Cedar Falls, IA USA

Family games and activities

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Best Places to Stay in Cedar Falls


Boulders Inn & Suites Oelwein
Guest Score:
From $104 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms.
Dug Road Inn
Guest Score:
From $159 / night.


Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriott Decorah
Guest Score:
From $93 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms.
Koreana In Decorah
Guest Score:
From $62 / night.


Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Super 8 By Wyndham Charles City
Guest Score:
From $72 / night.


Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms, Free Breakfast.

Best Time to Visit Cedar Falls


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 Cedar Falls


Month Low Avg High
January 6.3 16.1 25.8
February 13.2 22.6 31.9
March 24.9 35.0 45.0
April 35.8 47.8 59.7
May 48.1 60.2 72.2
June 58.1 69.9 81.7
July 62.2 73.6 85.0
August 59.5 71.2 82.8
September 49.8 62.6 75.3
October 37.8 50.2 62.5
November 25.1 35.1 45.0
December 12.5 21.6 30.7

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