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  • Antique Acres

    Antique Acres

    7610 Waverly Road , Cedar Falls, IA 50613
    319-987-2380 (Primary)
    319-230-3492 (Alternate)
    Hours:

    Open May through October. 

     A modern 70-site campground. Antique Acres is a private organization whose members own, preserve and display working examples of antique threshing, steam, plowing and saw milling machinery. Antique Acres was incorporated in 1964 to purchase 80 acres of land and to organize what has become an annual "Old Time Power Show", held each August on this site. A museum on the grounds features a large collection of old farm machinery, including items more than 100 years old.

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  • Three Pines Farm

    Three Pines Farm

    9611 Wagner Road , Cedar Falls, IA 50613
    319-404-2942
    Hours:

    Hours vary based on class offerings.

    Three Pines Farm is a fifth-generation family farm, rich with history and beauty, nestled in the heart of the Cedar Valley of Iowa.

    Three Pines Farm offers classes and workshops on agrarian education, arts & crafts, and the domestic arts in our beautiful farmstead studio space.

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  • Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens

    Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens

    1927 E. Orange Rd. , Waterloo, IA 50701
    319-226-4966
    Hours:

    May 1 - October 31
    Monday - Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Sunday: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

    November 1 - April 30
    Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday: Closed

    40 acres of beauty to explore featuring an award winning Children’s Garden, 4 acre Butterfly Meadow, Rose Garden, stunning daylily and hosta collections, unique Mosaïcultures and a one acre Master Gardener’s Orchard.  
    Admission: Adult $5; Children ages 5-18 $2; Children age 4 and younger enter free and members enter free.  

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  • Grout Museum of History & Science

    Grout Museum of History & Science

    503 South Street , Waterloo, IA 50701
    319-234-6357
    Hours:

    Monday: Closed
    Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    Nationally accredited museum features outstanding exhibitions and programs reflecting the local environment and area history. 

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  • Hansen's Farm Fresh Dairy

    Hansen's Farm Fresh Dairy

    8461 Lincoln Road , Hudson, IA 50643
    319-939-2187
    Hours:

    TOURS
    March - November:
    Monday - Saturday, 3:30-5:30 pm by appointment only. Call 319-988-9834.  
    A hands-on tour is fun for all ages! Visitors get to ride the trolley, bottle-feed a calf, see the kangaroos, make butter and try all of our products (including ice cream)! 

    Hansen's Dairy is a family-owned business in Hudson, Iowa, delivering the best quality farm-fresh dairy products from their family to yours. Visit the farm's visitor center and then take a tour of their on-farm creamery (by appointment only). Products can be purchased at Hansen's visitor center, their Waterloo or Cedar Falls store or from one of their vendors.  

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  • John Deere Engine Works Tour

    John Deere Engine Works Tour

    3801 W. Ridgeway Avenue , Waterloo, IA 50704
    319-292-5347
    Hours:

    TOUR TIMES
    9:30 am and 1:00 pm weekdays.
    Children must be 13 years of age or older to go on tour. No open toed shoes, no video or still cameras, and no cell phones allowed. Reservations are required. Tour lasts approximately 1.5 hours. 

    Visit the John Deere Engine Works to watch an engine being built from start to finish. 

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  • John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum

    John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum

    500 Westfield Avenue , Waterloo, IA 50701
    319-292-6126
    Hours:

    Monday - Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sunday: noon - 4:00pm

    Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

    Museum admission is FREE

    Walk through the history of John Deere tractors and engines at the site of the very first John Deere tractor factory. The collection of classic tractors and engines represents the evolution from a simple steel plow to today's modern working machine. And Don't forget to visit the gift shop!

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  • John Deere Tractor Assembly Tour

    John Deere Tractor Assembly Tour

    3500 E. Donald Street , Waterloo, IA 50704
    319-292-7668
    Hours:

    TOUR TIMES
    8:00 am, 10:00 am and 1:00 pm weekdays.
    Children must be 13 years of age or older to go on tour. No open toed shoes, no video or still cameras, and no cell phones allowed. Reservations are required. Tour lasts approximately 1.5 hours. 

    Visit the John Deere Tractor Assembly to watch a tractor being built start to finish. 

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  • National Cattle Congress

    National Cattle Congress

    257 Ansborough Avenue , Waterloo, IA 50701
    319-234-7515

    National Cattle Congress includes several facilities: McElroy Auditorium, Pepsi Pavilion, Electric Park Ballroom, Pullin-Simonsen Arena, as well barns and exhibit space. The attraction offers a variety of activities. It is home to the Annual National Cattle Congress Fair, which features PRCA rodeo, musical entertainment, animal judging, carnival and midway. Other times throughout the year, there are concerts, horse shows, craft fairs, dances, and much more.

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  • Silos & Smokestacks

    Silos & Smokestacks

    E. 4th & Lafayette Streets , Waterloo, IA
    319-234-4567

    The story of American agriculture comes to life within this 37-county region in northeast Iowa. From dairy farms and museums to vineyards and tractor plants, join us for an agriculture experience you won't find anywhere else. An affiliated Area of the National Park Service.

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