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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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  • Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens

    Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens

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

    April 15 - October 31
    Monday - Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Sunday: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

    November 1 - April 14
    Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday - Sunday: Closed

    Create and cultivate new friendships and interests while connecting with plants, the earth and the arts. The gardens are a place for people to share their knowledge and resources, as well as display a variety of talents and plant specimens. Open to the public May - Mid-Oct., Mon. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Please contact for tour information.
     

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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, by appointment only 
     

    A family-owned business in Hudson, Iowa, delivering the best quality farm-fresh dairy products from our family to yours.

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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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  • Sunrise Exchange Club Children's Petting Zoo

    Sunrise Exchange Club Children's Petting Zoo

    257 Ansborough Avenue , Waterloo, IA 50701
    319-239-4110
    Hours:

    Monday: Closed
    Tuesday - Thursday: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Saturday: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Sunday: noon - 4:00 pm

    Open June thru September; this zoo features a variety of farm animals. 

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