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  • Behrens-Rapp Tourism Information Station

    Behrens-Rapp Tourism Information Station

    1st and Clay St. , Cedar Falls, IA 50613
    319-266-5149
    Hours:

    Open 8:00 am - 8:00 pm, May - October.

    This restored gas station contains information for visitors to the Cedar Falls/Waterloo area. 
     

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  • Ice House Museum

    Ice House Museum

    121 Center Street , Cedar Falls, IA 50613
    319-266-5149
    Hours:

    Open May - October:
    Wednesday: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Saturday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Sunday: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    This circular structure built in 1921 once housed a flourishing ice business and now displays ice harvest equipment and photos on ice farming operations. Early farming, homemaking and business memorabilia are also displayed. 

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  • Iowa Band Museum

    Iowa Band Museum

    203 1/2 Main Street , Cedar Falls, IA 50613
    319-266-9736
    Hours:

    Open by appointment.

    It serves to house and display the Cedar Falls Band's own rich history and to preserve past artifacts of other Iowa bands.

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  • John Livingston Display

    John Livingston Display

    Cedar Falls Historical Society , Cedar Falls, IA 50613
    (319) 266-5149

    The inspiration for the book Jonathan Livingston Seagull, John Livingston, was born in Cedar Falls in 1897, and became famous in the late 1920's and 30's as a race pilot. He entered 64 races and came in first in 41 of them! More tha 30 trophies, plaques and memorabilia are on display at the Cedar Falls Historical Society.
     

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  • Little Red Schoolhouse

    Little Red Schoolhouse

    1st and Clay St. , Cedar Falls, IA 50613
    319-266-5149
    Hours:

    Monday - Friday: Closed
    Saturday & Sunday: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 

    Built in 1909, this charming schoolhouse is equipped with blackboards, books, a pot-bellied stove and turn-of-the century furnishings. 
     

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  • UNI Museum

    UNI Museum

    3219 Hudson Road , Cedar Falls, IA 50614
    319-273-2838
    Hours:

    Monday - Thursday: 7:00 am - midnight
    Friday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sunday: noon - midnight 

    The UNI Museum is comprised of the University Museum (a museum of nature and culture) and the Marshall Center School (a restored historic one-room schoolhouse). They are administered by the Department of Museums & Collections at the University of Northern Iowa, within the Rod Library. 

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  • Victorian Home & Carriage House Museum

    Victorian Home & Carriage House Museum

    308 W. 3rd Street , Cedar Falls, IA 50613
    319-266-5149
    Hours:

    Monday: Closed
    Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Sunday: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    See their new exhibit, "Bear Whistles, Butter Churns, and Beyond," featuring Cedar Falls potters.

    The oldest of Cedar Falls' museums, this 1861 Civil War era home features antique furnishings, fashions, and memorabilia documenting the area's early history. This museum also houses the famous O-scale Lenoir Train Exhibit. 

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  • Bluedorn Science Imaginarium

    Bluedorn Science Imaginarium

    322 Washington Street , Waterloo, IA 50701
    319-234-6357
    Hours:

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

    This hands-on science center makes learning scientific principles fun through interactive exhibits and formal demonstrations. Exhibits focus on light and electricity, momentum, liquids, gases and sound. Demonstrations daily. 
     

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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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  • National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum

    National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum

    303 Jefferson Street , Waterloo, IA 50701
    319-233-0745
    Hours:

    Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 
    Weekends by appointment

    The museum features Olympic, collegiate and professional wrestling history and honors Waterloo native Dan Gable, 1972 Olympic Gold Medalist. The museum also presents displays on famous wrestlers throughout history - from Jacob wrestling the Angel through young Abe Lincoln to Frank Gotch, Dan Gable and Cael Sanderson. The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame, Glen Brand Wrestling Hall of Fame of Iowa, a video room featuring wrestling clips from movies, and the Dean Rockwell Library and Research Center are also features. 
    Group tours available by appointment. 

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