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Waterloo Tourism and Sightseeing
Enjoy spectacular attractions and entertainment, excellent lodging and dining options, and fantastic shopping and outdoor recreation in Waterloo, Iowa. While you're here, explore 100+ miles of paved recreational trails, learn about the history of the Five Sullivan Brothers at the Grout's Iowa Veterans Museum, discover arts and culture at the Waterloo Center for the Arts, take a tour through John Deere Operations, or experience dining like never before at Galleria De Paco.  Skip to Best Places to Stay. Best Time to Visit. Visitor Information. View Map.


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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.


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.

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.

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.


Grout Museum of History and Science
Grout Museum of History and Science things to do on a rainy day in Waterloo, IA
Museum in Waterloo, IA USA

Pretend you're a pioneer. Reach for the stars. The Grout Museum of History and Science features permanent and continually changing exhibitions of area history, regional flora and fauna, and the only public planetarium in Northeast Iowa, which holds weekly shows.

Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo
Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo things to do on a rainy day in Waterloo, IA
Recreation in Waterloo, IA USA

Full service casino with attached hotel Home to hot gaming action with video poker, slots, table games, and poker room. Live music and three restaurants and a bakery onsite. 195 rooms.

John Deere Tractor and Engine Museum
John Deere Tractor and Engine Museum things to do on a rainy day in Waterloo, IA
Museum in Waterloo, IA USA

History of John Deere Tractors in Waterloo Iowa Our goal is to engage and educate visitors about the history of tractor and engine design and manufacturing in Iowa's Cedar Valley, and to celebrate employee contributions, customers, and the continuing values of Deere and Company.

National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum
National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum things to do on a rainy day in Waterloo, IA
Museum in Waterloo, IA USA

The history of the Olympics oldest sport - wrestling.

Palmers Family Fun
Palmers Family Fun
Golf in Waterloo, IA USA

Outdoor activities for the whole family. Go-karts, miniature golf, batting cages, jumping pillow, and driving range. Open March through October.

Riverview Recreation Area
Riverview Recreation Area
Recreation in Waterloo, IA USA

Off Highway Vehicle Park Waterloo is one of only a few cities to have an Off Highway Vehicle Park, complete with two MX tracks, a flat track, and many miles of ATV trailes through 180 acres.

Waterloo Black Hawks Hockey
Waterloo Black Hawks Hockey things to do on a rainy day in Waterloo, IA
Sport in Waterloo, IA USA

United States Hockey League amateur play. Since 1962, this Waterloo hockey team the Waterloo Black Hawks have developed top junior age amateur players in the nation during a 30 game home schedule.

Waterloo Bucks Baseball
Waterloo Bucks Baseball
Sport in Waterloo, IA USA

Northwoods League baseball. Riverfront stadium has been home to baseball since 1946. The Waterloo Bucks call this 5,000 seat stadium home, a natural grass playing surface. Concessions available.

Waterloo Convention & Visitors Bureau
Waterloo Convention & Visitors Bureau
Visitor Bureau in Waterloo, IA USA

Travel information Come see what's new in Waterloo! New riverfront development with RiverLoop Amphitheatre with art & musical festivals throughout the summer. Test your luck at the Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo.

Americas Best Value Inn And Suites-Waverly
Americas Best Value Inn And Suites-Waverly
Hotel in Waverly, IA USA
Currently as low as $45.46/night!

Complimentary continental breakfast free Wi-Fi an indoor-outdoor pool and a game room add up to more than the basics at Americas Best Value Inn and Suites-Waverly. Swimming Pool, Indoor Pool,Outdoor Pool, Free Breakfast, Pets Allowed, Non Smoking Rooms.

Baymont Inn & Suites - Waterloo
Baymont Inn & Suites - Waterloo
Hotel in Waterloo, IA USA
Currently as low as $63.75/night!

A year-round pool free Wi-Fi and easy I-380 access are some of the sweet attractions for Priceline guests at the Baymont Inn & Suites - Waterloo. Indoor Pool, Free Breakfast, Pets Allowed, Non Smoking Rooms.

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Best Places to Stay in Waterloo


Baymont Inn & Suites - Waterloo
Guest Score:
From $64 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms, Free Breakfast.
Country Inn And Suites By Carlson Waterloo
Guest Score:
From $76 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Holiday Inn Express Waterloo
Guest Score:
From $97 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms, Free Breakfast.
Howard Johnson Waterloo
Guest Score:
From $45 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Breakfast.
Super 8 Waterloo
Guest Score:
From $47 / night.


Free Breakfast.

Best Time to Visit Waterloo


The best time to visit Waterloo is during the summer and fall months. Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the upper 60's to low 80's. Nights are cool with lows in the upper 50's. Fall temperatures are colder with averages in the low 40's and highs in the low 50's. Fall nights are typically in the low 30's.

Spring Visit Waterloo in the summerSummer Visit Waterloo in the fallFall Winter


Monthly Temperatures in Waterloo


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

Waterloo Visitor Bureau


Waterloo Convention & Visitors Bureau

Waterloo Convention & Visitors Bureau


Free Waterloo Visitor Guide


Visitor Information Packet

Visitor Information Packet



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