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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 hands-on workshops and retreats on traditional crafts, cooking, and fine arts in a beautiful studio space, surrounded by scenic countryside views and a precious farm family of baby goats and chickens. 

    Looking for a fun activity or team building event? Three Pines Farm has private cooking and crafting event options. Or, simply enjoy gathering in their barn studio for your next business retreat, or special family occasion.  

    Coming in summer 2020, rentals in their historic big red barn (their vintage barn studio is currently open for smaller group rentals)! 

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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:

    April 30 - September
    Monday - Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Sunday: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

    October
    Monday - Saturday: 9:00 am - Sunset
    Sunday: 11:00 am - Sunset

    November - April 29
    Office Hours: By appointment only
    Garden Access: Sunrise to Sunset

    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 Dairy

    Hansen's Dairy

    8461 Lincoln Road , Hudson, IA 50643
    319-242-1074
    Hours:

    TOURS
    April - October:
    Make a reservation for a hands-on tour at 3:30 pm, Monday through Saturday.  Book online at https://hansendairy.com/farm-tours

    Educational and entertaining, visitors ride the trolley to the farm, feed a calf, milk a cow, pet the kangaroos, make butter, and try all of our products (including ice cream)! 

    Hansen's Dairy is a family-owned farm and creamery in Hudson, Iowa. Products can be purchased at Hansen's Tour Center, their Waterloo or Cedar Falls stores, 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:

    NO TOURS DUE TO COVID-19

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

    Explore interactive displays, marvel at classic machines, and get an up-close look at rare John Deere artifacts. At the John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum, we bring history to life. Witness our evolution from horse drawn to horsepower, and discover how the innovations of the past help to shape our future!

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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:

    NO TOURS DUE TO COVID-19

    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

    305 W. Park Avenue , Waterloo, IA 50701
    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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