Museums and Cultural Centers

The University of Northern Iowa Museum, located right here on campus, is a museum designed for student use, and rotates several fascinating exhibits on a regular basis

The Grout Museum is a Northeast Iowa mainstay, proudly displaying and preserving the history of the region

Waterloo's John Deere Tractor and Engine Museum displays the history and development of John Deere & Company, as well as the history of the tractors themselves

The Ice House Museum teaches about the tradition of ice harvesting in an original 1921 ice house

The Victorian Home & Carriage House Museum allows visitors to walk through an 1880-1900s style Carriage House containing several household items and commonalities typical of the time period

The National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum, based in Waterloo, commemorates the history of wrestling, and was built in honor of Dan Gable, a 1972 Olympic Games Gold-Medalist who was born in Waterloo, Iowa

The Little Red Schoolhouse, open May through mid-October, serves as a viewpoint into Iowa's early history in education

The Waterloo Center for the Arts serves to connect to the community through art and education

The Cedar Falls Historical Society aims to keep the city of Cedar Falls' heritage alive through outreach and educational opportunities, including their many museums

The Hearst Center for the Arts, formerly home to poet and farmer James Hearst, is a community arts center including galleries, a sculpture garden, and a performing arts facility

The State Historical Society of Iowa seeks to preserve and teach the history of Iowa, and provides a wealth of historical resources pertaining to Iowa's past

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