WATERLOO, IOWA An unbelievable itinerary awaits you in the scenic, riverside city of Waterloo, Iowa where art and culture meet a diverse history of agricultural industry! Home of John Deere tractors, worldrenowned arts, the Isle Casino Hotel and a nationallyrecognized museum district, Waterloo truly presents tour operators with endless options for group tours. Local & National History The Grout Museum District is home to the “Engine of the Heartland” exhibit reviewing history of industry in our area, with machines of transportation & power, agri-production, food processing, farm implement manufacturing and printing. In 2011, the new John Deere Tractor Museum will take visitors through the history of the famous green machines from Waterloo Boy to the massive 9600 series.
Veterans Museum The brand new 30,000 square foot Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum honors all veterans from Civil War to present day with its mix of oral veteran histories, vintage military ﬁlms, and interactive exhibits. Named after Waterloo’s WWII heroes the Five Sullivan Brothers, this experience puts you inside of a ﬁghter plane and tank, to atop the bow of a reconstructed USS Juneau and more, preserving generations of memories for our nation’s vets. Eat & Play From the amazing Sistine Chapel paintings at Galleria dé Paco, to the many restaurants and buffet at the Isle Casino Hotel, groups will enjoy experiencing the varied menus of Waterloo's unique eateries. While there, enjoy the non-stop action of the casino’s endless slots and game tables.
Visual Arts Enjoy local, gourmet cuisine by award winning Chef Dan Ankrum at the new ArtHouse Café located inside the Waterloo Center for the Arts. Tour the Center for the Arts’ impressive collection of artwork, from works by Grant Wood and Thomas Hart Benton to the color and power of their Haitian collection, the largest public collection of Haitian artwork in the US.
Grout Museum District & Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum
503 South Street 319-234-6357 GroutMuseumDistrict.org
Interactive Creativity Waterloo Center for the The Center also offers classes for Arts & Phelps Youth groups: drawing, pottery, Pavilion jewelry making, digital photography, video editing and more! Your group can also tour the Phelps Youth Pavilion, an interactive children’s museum with over 40 hands-on exhibits. At the end of your visit, you’ll certainly want to stop by the 225 Commercial Street Gift Store to indulge in unique 319-291-4490 jewelry, pottery, artwork, and WaterlooCenterForTheArts.org kids’ merchandise!
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Waterloo Center for the Arts & Phelps Youth Pavilion 225 Commercial Street 319-291-4490 Grout Museum District & Sullivan Brothers Io...