Things to Do


Downtown Cedar Falls is where fun happens! With 30+ unique shops and boutiques, and 20+ bars, cafes and restaurants, you’ll enjoy our Downtown Arts and Entertainment District from early in the morning to late, late night.


  • Carter House Market & Cafe

    Carter House Market & Cafe

    119 Main Street , Cedar Falls, IA 50613

    OPENING SOON next to The Black Hawk Hotel in the Cedar Falls Downtown District. 

    The Carter House Market and Cafe is a neighborhood market and cafe commitment to providing local, fresh food and Midwestern hospitality. The deli counter will serve takeout-friendly sandwiches, salads, entrees and fresh-pressed juice. The market shelves will be stocked with local ingredients, plus pantry staples, house-baked breads and entertaining-friendly charcuterie boards, wine and beer. 

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  • Subculture Skateboards and Disc Golf

    Subculture Skateboards and Disc Golf

    510 State Street , Suite B , Cedar Falls, IA 50613

    Monday & Tuesday: closed
    Wednesday - Friday: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Saturday: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Sunday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Locally-owned shop with skateboards, disc golf and all the accessories. 

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  • An Elegant Affair

    An Elegant Affair

    215 Main Street , Cedar Falls, IA 50613

    Monday & Thursday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed 

    Expect to be "wowed" ...
    Expect unparalleled service ...
    Expect to find the dress of your dreams ...
    Expect An Elegant Affair by Amy ...

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  • Andy's Bike Shop

    Andy's Bike Shop

    100 East 2nd Street , Suite 105 , Cedar Falls, IA 50613

    The newest full-service bike shop in the Cedar Falls Downtown District. 

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  • Bar Winslow

    Bar Winslow

    115 Main Street , Cedar Falls, IA 50613

    Friday & Saturday: 4:00 - 6:00 pm 

    A prohibition-inspired craft cocktail bar located in the historic Black Hawk Hotel. 

    They're known for their modern twists on classic cocktails, but also serve unique wine and beer, and small plates overseen by the chefs at Farm Shed. Join them for food & drink specials during Restocking Hour from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.

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  • Basket of Daisies

    Basket of Daisies

    116 Main Street , Cedar Falls, IA 50613

    Monday - Wednesday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Thursday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Friday & Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sunday: closed

    Home decor, furnishings, and fabrics. 

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  • Behrens-Rapp Tourism Information Station

    Behrens-Rapp Tourism Information Station

    1st and Clay St. , Cedar Falls, IA 50613

    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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  • Berk's Main Street Pub

    Berk's Main Street Pub

    207 Main Street , Cedar Falls, IA 50613

    Monday - Saturday: 2:00 pm - 2:00 am
    Sunday: Closed

    The only bar in Cedar Falls that has a Jagermeister machine — keeping Jagermeister colder than ice for serving. Enjoy happy hour weekdays from 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm with drink specials, chips and peanuts. Play pool, darts, the juke box or watch the big-screen TVs. Free pool on Wednesdays.

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  • Bike Tech

    Bike Tech

    217 Washington Street , Cedar Falls, IA 50613

    Monday & Friday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Tuesday - Thursday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sunday: noon - 4:00 pm

    Bike Tech offers quality bicycles, parts, and accessories. They offer complete repair services on all makes and models. Bike Tech is located ½ block from the Cedar Trail system and bike rental is available. 

    Contact us or follow us on Facebook to find out about rentals and special events in the community.

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  • The Black Hawk Hotel

    The Black Hawk Hotel

    115 Main Street , Cedar Falls, IA 50613

    The Black Hawk Hotel is an independent, boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown Cedar Falls. Built in 1853, The Black Hawk Hotel is the oldest continuously operating hotel in the country! All guests receive a complimentary breakfast, Gigabit Wi-Fi, private parking, fitness center access, coworking center access and around-the-clock Concierge support. 

    Step back in time at their new Prohibition-inspired craft cocktail bar, Bar Winslow, open Fridays and Saturdays. Join us for Restocking Hour from 4:00 - 6:00 pm for half off classic cocktails.

    Now offering extended stays with special weekly, monthly and annual rates.  

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  • Blue Room Lounge

    Blue Room Lounge

    201 Main Street , Cedar Falls, IA 50613

    Monday - Wednesday: noon - 2:00 am
    Thursday - Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 am
    Sunday: 10:00 am - 2:00 am

    Longtime local establishment located on the Parkade in downtown Cedar Falls.

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  • Caboose Stop Hobbies

    Caboose Stop Hobbies

    301 Main Street , Cedar Falls, IA 50613
    319-277-1754 (Primary)
    319-277-5465 (Fax)

    Monday - Thursday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
    Friday: 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
    Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    A wide selection of trains including wholesale N, HO, S, O, and G scale trains. Featuring Lionel and MTH brands.

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  • Cedar Falls Public Library

    Cedar Falls Public Library

    524 Main Street , Cedar Falls, IA 50613

    Fall/Winter hours:
    Monday - Wednesday: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Thursday & Friday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sunday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Book Nook hours:
    Monday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Wednesday, Friday & Saturday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    The Cedar Falls Public Library is home to books and magazines and SO MUCH MORE!

    The library offers family-friendly events such as SummerFest (June) and LitCon (November). They also offer activities for teens (Game of Thrones Tavern Trivia, Minecraft, Teen Nights, for example),  workshops for adults (The Memoir Project, The Seed Library workshops, Trivia) and lots of activities for youth, including projects for Spring Break every March.

    Did you know they have a book store? At the Book Nook, shop for current and slightly used hardcover and paperback books and magazines. They even have gift certificates!

    Visit Friends of the Library online and click on the CFPL Newsletter link to read about activities and news of the library! 

    And, don't forget to visit their Co-Lab (collaborative laboratory makerspace). 

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  • Cedar Falls Recreation Center

    Cedar Falls Recreation Center

    110 East 13th Street , Cedar Falls, IA 50613

    Labor Day - Memorial Day
    Sunday      11:30am - 8:00pm 
    Mon–Fri       5:00am - 9:30pm 
    Saturday      7:00am - 8:00pm

    Memorial Day - Labor Day
    Sunday       1:00pm - 4:00pm 
    Mon–Thurs   5:00am - 9:30pm 
    Friday         5:00am - 8:00pm 
    Saturday     7:00am - 2:00pm

    Available by membership or drop-in basis. Enjoy a state-of-the-art exercise room, track, racquetball courts, gymnasium, sauna, and multi-purpose room. The Rec Center offers a multitude of classes for all age levels and abilities year round.

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