Things to Do

  • Escapology


    2518 Melrose Drive , Cedar Falls, IA 50613

    Monday: closed
    Tuesday & Wednesday: 4:00 - 9:00 pm
    Thursday & Friday: 3:00 - 11:00 pm
    Saturday: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
    Sunday: noon - 4:00 pm

    The Live Escape Game. Cedar Fall's original premium real-life escape game experience!

    Located in a prime spot, up to 8 players will be challenged in this new attraction by working together to find clues, solve puzzles, and pick locks that will free them from the game room. Do you have what it takes to escape?

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  • Hurling Hatchet Urban Axe Throwing

    Hurling Hatchet Urban Axe Throwing

    100 East 2nd Street , Suite 103 , Cedar Falls, IA 50613

    Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00 - 10:00 pm
    Friday: 4:00 pm - midnight
    Saturday: 1:00 pm - midnight
    Sunday: 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Cedar Valley's axe throwing bar is located in the Cedar Falls Downtown District. Book private events, celebrate special occasions, join a league or just book a lane with friends. Group events or have walk-ins range from 1 – 2 hours of axe throwing fun.  

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  • Macaroni Kid Cedar Falls-Waterloo

    Macaroni Kid Cedar Falls-Waterloo

    , Cedar Falls, IA 50613

    Online, 24/7

    Macaroni Kid Cedar Falls-Waterloo is a family-friendly event calendar, weekly newsletter, and website for families across the Cedar Valley region. Their website is a hub of kid-friendly activities in the Cedar Valley plus helpful information for parents.  

    Their FREE, weekly newsletter features reviews, giveaways, crafts, recipes, and articles for parents. They can also be found on Facebook and Instagram. 

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  • Ninja\U


    5911 University Avenue , Suite 350 , Cedar Falls, IA 50613

    Monday: 1:00pm - 7:00pm, Adult Night 8:00pm - 10:00pm
    Tuesday: 1:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wednesday: 1:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday: 1:00pm - 7:00pm, Adult Night 8:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday: 1:00pm - 7:00pm
    Saturday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Sunday: 1:00pm - 7:00 pm 

    This ninja warrior obstacle training facility is owned & run by two local dads who dreamed of bringing an American Ninja Warrior gym to the Cedar Valley. Basically an indoor park on steroids, this 8,000 square foot facility is the best place to play whether you are 2 or 82. Drop in and play anytime, enroll in a ninja or fitness class, or book a party to celebrate the next birthday in your family! You'll discover iconic obstacles (like the warped walls) and some new ones, along with rock climbing, a dodgeball court, a preschool play area, and a laser-timed incline hill sprint called Everest!

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  • The Falls Aquatic Center

    The Falls Aquatic Center

    3025 South Main Street , Cedar Falls, IA 50613

    Monday - Saturday: noon - 8:45 pm
    Sunday: 1:00 pm - 8:45 pm

    Three distinct pool areas, handicapped accessible, concessions, shade structures, lounge chairs, and more! The Adventure Falls offers a 196 foot long enclosed tube slide and a 176 foot long raft slide that come off a 21 foot tall tower.  Patrons can float in the 450 foot long lazy river, complete with fountains, sprays, rapids, and falling water. The Safari Falls features a beach style entry, home to an elephant and other floating creatures at play among the fountains, slides, sprays and a large dump bucket.  The Rock Falls is a traditional pool with a twist! The area has an 8 lane, 25 meter pool with a lap line, floatable objects to climb on, a water basketball area, and water volleyball area.  There is also an attached diving well.  Patrons must be 46 inches tall to use the watersides and 44 inches tall to use the lazy river.

    Weather permitting. Aquatic Center is open from the end of May until mid-August.

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  • Cadillac XBC

    Cadillac XBC

    350 La Porte Road , Waterloo, IA 50702

    Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 4:00 - 10:00 pm
    Wednesday: 4:00 - 9:00 pm
    Friday:  4:00 - midnight
    Saturday: 9:00 am - midnight
    Sunday: noon - 9:00 pm

    Born from the legacy that was Cadillac Lanes, Cadillac XBC (Xtreme Bowling Center) is home to The Grid VR (Virtual Reality), Omega Strike Laser Tag, and Xtreme Arcade Games...and bowling (including Xtreme Cosmic Bowling)! 

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  • Get Air

    Get Air

    3731 University Avenue , Waterloo, IA 50701

    Indoor trampoline park plus slack line, foam pits, ninja course, kiddie court and more. 

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  • Lost Island Waterpark

    Lost Island Waterpark

    2225 E. Shaulis Road , Waterloo, IA 50701

    Golf and Go-Karts open April - September
    Water park open the weekend following Memorial Day and through August.

    Step back into a tropical Polynesian village complete with thatched huts, palm trees, volcanoes and tree houses.  Float along the “Kailahi River”, ride the waves of “Tsunami Bay”, plunge down “Lost Soul Falls” or simply sip fresh fruit smoothies.  Monaleo Speedway Go-Kart Track, 18-Hole Adventure Golf, "Flying Gecko" zip line and arcade are available outside the park. 

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  • Palmer's Family Fun

    Palmer's Family Fun

    1666 W Airline Highway , Waterloo, IA 50703

    Monday - Saturday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Sunday: noon - 8:00 pm
    (weather permitting)

    Where mini golf, go-karts, jumping pillow, batting cage and driving range is fun for all ages!

    Palmer’s Family Fun pledges to provide a safe and affordable family entertainment environment.

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  • Sunrise Exchange Club Children's Petting Zoo

    Sunrise Exchange Club Children's Petting Zoo

    257 Ansborough Avenue , Waterloo, IA 50701

    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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  • The Grid Virtual Reality Arcade

    The Grid Virtual Reality Arcade

    650 La Porte Road , Waterloo, IA 50702

    Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 4:00 - 9:00 pm
    Wednesday & Sunday: 1:00 - 9:00 pm 
    Friday & Saturday: 1:00 - 11:00 pm

    Players of all ages can choose a variety of virtual reality games. Players don a headseat and use hand-held controllers to experience virtual reality, either by themselves or competing with others. 

    Reservations are preferred. The Grid is located inside Cadillac XBC (X-Treme Bowling Center). 

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