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Staff and volunteers welcome you to the Cedar Valley and provide a variety of services to make your stay more enjoyable.

More than YOU can IMAGINE!

5–8 attractions

Home to Iowa’s Attraction of the Year, the Cedar Valley offers an amazing variety of affordable and exciting attractions for visitors of all ages.

9–11 museums

Cedar Falls and Waterloo value the history of our communities and honor its stories through vibrant exhibits on view at a surprising number of area museums.

Exciting events take place throughout the year in the Cedar Valley.

39–42 area map icon legends such as this one will appear throughout the publication as a guide to local ammenities and certifications.

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A balanced offering of trendy boutiques and recognizable retailers assure you’ll find everything you need and then some!

Make the Cedar Valley your headquarters as you explore the offerings found in nearby communities.

The Cedar Falls and Waterloo area has a variety of excellent event spaces with professional staff and affordable pricing.

70– 71 getting around

This section contains the maps and other tools you’ll need to easily navigate the Cedar Valley.

72–75 relocation

While the Cedar Valley is a fun place to visit, it’s also a great place to live. This section explores services that will help make you feel at home right away.

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67– 69 meetings, conventions & event spaces

Spectacular sporting facilities make the Cedar Valley a natural location to enjoy spectator sports of all types.

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Waterloo, Iowa 319-296-4000

With over 2,200 guest rooms in the cities, styles range from modern to historic, and affordable to luxury accommodation, but all Cedar Valley lodging establishments strive to provide value and hospitality.

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With over 100 miles of hard-surfaced recreational trails to enjoy, the Cedar Valley is the place to enjoy the great outdoors!

Continuing Education Classes

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18–24 parks & recreation

Transfer & Career Programs

Delectable dining options abound throughout the Cedar Falls and Waterloo area.

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Cultural experiences abound in the Cedar Valley. See why both downtown areas have been named Iowa Arts and Entertainment Districts.

Business Training Programs

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Photos courtesy of The Courier Photography & Creative Departments, Cedar Falls Tourism Bureau, Invision Architecture, Greg Tagtow, Cooper Image, Grout Museum District, S C Graham Foto Design and Walden Photo, Waterloo Center for the Arts & Waterloo CVB, Steven C. Smith and The News & Shopping Guide, Winthrop IA.

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We invite you to explore our communities and learn why two cities together, are better than one! Dear Visitor, Welcome to Waterloo and Cedar Falls—the Cedar Valley! We are happy you are interested in finding out more about our communities. Visitors to the Cedar Valley have found that our communities and residents take welcoming visitors seriously. We love to show off our abundant, affordable entertainment and attractions. We enjoy treating you like family during your stay. The Cedar Valley has been recognized as a National Historic Trust Distinctive Destination, an Iowa Great Place, a Bicycle Friendly Community, Iowa Tourism Community of the Year and is home to Iowa’s Tourism and the Arts Winner, the Phelps Youth Pavilion (page 5). The Cedar Valley is home to unique attractions (page 5), great lodging options (page 53), and fantastic outdoor recreation (page 18). We are home to over 100 miles of paved recreation trails (page 22), nationally recognized downtowns (page 35), and distinctive events like the Iowa Irish Fest—Cedar Valley’s Event of the Year (page 29). Whether this is your first visit or you are a familiar face, we would encourage you to explore and find out all that makes the Cedar Valley a great place to live and visit. If our offices can do anything to assist you during your stay, please don’t hesitate to call on us. Welcome again. We’re glad you’re here! Aaron Buzza & Kim Burger

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Cedar Falls

Tourism & Visitors Bureau

6510 Hudson Rd. Cedar Falls, IA 50613 (319) 268-4266 or (800) 845-1955 fax: (319) 277-9707 www.cedarfallstourism.org

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Monday–Friday Saturday Sunday

9am–5pm 9am–4pm Noon–4pm

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Stop in our Visitor Center located near the intersections of Highways 27/58 (Avenue of the Saints) and Highway 20 (exit 224). We’re open seven days a week and staffed with knowledgeable, friendly volunteers who can direct you to points of interest in the metro area and throughout the state. Our gift shop features a variety of Iowa items and Cedar Valley souvenirs, and our meeting room and patio provide a perfect stretch break or welcome reception for groups visiting or passing through.

Cedar Falls Visitors Center, 6510 Hudson Road www.cedarfallstourism.org

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Waterloo

Convention & Visitors Bureau

500 Jefferson Street Waterloo, IA 50701 (319) 233-8350 or (800) 728-8431 fax: (319) 233-2733 www.travelwaterloo.com

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Monday–Friday

Waterloo Convention & Visitors Bureau Staff

8am–5pm

Get connected Facebook.com/WaterlooIowa Twitter.com/WaterlooIowa YouTube.com/WaterlooCVB Flickr.com/WaterlooIowa Foursquare.com/WaterlooIowa LinkedIn Waterloo Iowa Group

The Waterloo Convention & Visitors Bureau is here to provide you with the knowledge, resources and services to make your stay fun and memorable. Visit our office for visitor information, brochures, gifts and free wi-fi access. With a dedicated staff person for conferences, reunions, group tours, and visitor services, we will work with you one-on-one to plan your next event. Our talented, dedicated staff will assist you and your group with booking facilities, hotels, entertainment, and event rentals. We are also here to provide complimentary event bids, welcome information, name badges, speakers and more. Non-profit groups are even eligible for grant assistance when hosting events in Waterloo. Contact us today at 800-728-8431 to find out more and visit us online at TravelWaterloo.com.

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The Cedar Valley is well populated with attractions for every age and interest. From family attractions, like Iowa’s largest water park, to agricultural icons such as John Deere or Antique Acres, the Cedar Valley will entertain you and your guests for days on end. Seasoned gamers won’t want to miss the 2010 Waterloo Friend of Tourism, the Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo for the latest in slots and cards as well as lush overnight accommodations. Our variety of attractions makes us the ideal destination for couples, families, group tours and reunions! Photo: Phelps Youth Pavilion 2009 Iowa Tourism and the Arts award winner.


attractions | Agricultural Attractions jOHN DEERE OPERATIONS (319) 292-7668, Waterloo is the home of John Deere Waterloo Operations, comprised of John Deere Engine Works and the four factories of the John Deere Waterloo Operations. John Deere Waterloo Operations has over 195 acres of manufacturing floor space located on 2,485 acres of land and employs approximately 5,000 people from Waterloo, Cedar Falls, and the surrounding area. Tours are available most weekdays, reservations required. Must be 13 years of age to tour. The Deere Crossing Gift Shops are located at the Donald Street plant and at the Engine Works. The Tractor Assembly Tour is located at 3500 E. Donald Street, Waterloo. The Engine Works also offers a tour and are located at 3801 Ridgeway Ave., Waterloo. No sandals or open toes or heel shoes, no cameras, cell phones or video devices allowed on the tours. Please call ahead for reservations and information. The newest addition to John Deere attractions, the John Deere Museum, is scheduled to open in late 2011. It will highlight the history and contribution of John Deere Waterloo Works in progressing equipment technology and the Cedar Valley through the 93-year history in Waterloo. NATIONAL CATTLE CONGRESS 257 Ansborough Ave., Waterloo (319) 234-7515, www.nationalcattlecongress.com Meeting your entertainment needs, NCC has something for everyone of every age: Rodeos, Monster Trucks, Horse Shows, Ballroom Dancing, Bingo, Concerts, Weddings, and much more. NCC grounds include McElroy Auditorium, Electric Park Ballroom, Pepsi Pavilion, Pullin-Simonsen Arena, and Waterloo Greyhound Park. Check out the web site for a current list of events. SILOS & SMOKESTACKS NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA Main Office 604 Lafayette St., Ste. 202, Waterloo, (319) 234-4567, www.silosandsmokestacks.org From dairy farms and museums to vineyards and tractor assembly plants, the story of American agriculture is brought to life at more than 100 sites and attractions in this 37-county region of Northeast Iowa. Bordered by Interstate 80 to the south and Interstate 35 to the west, Silos & Smokestacks is one of 49 federally designated heritage areas in the nation and an Affiliated Area of the National Park Service.

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HANSEN’S FARM FRESH DAIRy 8617 Lincoln Rd., Hudson, (319) 939-2187, www.hansendairy.com Tour a working dairy farm one mile southwest of Hudson. J & J Dairy, home of Hansen’s Farm Fresh Dairy, is a family-owned and operated dairy of 150 milking Holsteins on 240 acres. Visitors can view the entire process of getting the milk from the cows to the bottle and ready for delivery. Walk-through tours: Adults $6.00, under 3 free. Hands on tours: $10.00 per participant and allow guests to milk a real cow, feed a baby calf, make butter, and see the wallabies. Be sure to bring a camera. Reservations are necessary.



TOP 5 AT T R A C T I O N S ➔ isle Casino Hotel Waterloo— Waterloo’s Friend of tourism 2010. ➔ university of Northern iowa ➔ Lost island Water Park ➔ John deere operations ➔ Cedar valley trail systems

ANTIQUE ACRES 7610 Waverly Rd., Cedar Falls, (319) 987-2380, (319) 240-7371, www.antiqueacres.org Antique Acres is a working museum, featuring early agricultural machinery restored and operating the jobs they were built for in the early 1900s. Open by appointment, May October. See history come to life at the “Old Time Power Show” held two weeks before labor day. Threshing, sawing lumber, plowing with horses, tractors and steam engines make an educational and visually pleasing day. Trolley rides, parades, tractor pulls, flea market, souvenir booth and much more lead to fun for the whole family. Antique Acres is also home to Iowa’s Merci Box Car. HERITAGE FARM 7731 Zaneta Rd., Hudson, (319) 988-3734. This Percheron horse farm is home to several events throughout the year. Visitors will enjoy a horse drawn wagon ride during the spring, summer and fall months, and a scenic sleigh ride in winter. The Cabin in the Woods and Pa Daddy’s Barn are fun for groups. Reservations required.

Located at: John Deere Tractor Cab & Assembly 3500 E. Donald St. Waterloo, IA 50704

John Deere Engine Works 3801 W. Ridgeway Av, Waterloo, IA 50701

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AIRLINE AMUSEMENT PARK 1666 West Airline Highway, Waterloo, (319) 232-9384. Open 9am–11pm. Go-karts, miniature golf, batting cages, driving range. LOST ISLAND ADVENTURE PARK 2225 E. Shaulis Rd., Waterloo, (319) 233-8414, www.thelostisland.com Located outside the gates of the Lost Island Waterpark, Manaleo’s Speedway is one of the longest go-kart tracks in the Midwest. Two challenging 18-hole miniature golf courses lined with tropical vegetation, volcanoes, rapids, dinosaur fossils and a skull pit offer hours of fun as well as arcade games or a challenging game of pool. ALL GOLF CENTER 1850 W. Ridgeway, Waterloo, (319) 236-1010 Executive 9-hole, par 30 course. Miniature golf & driving range. Open March 1–December 1, 8am to dark. TILT AMUSEMENTS 2060 Crossroads Blvd., Waterloo, (319) 287-5135, Arcade games and black light miniature golf.

Casino/Gambling ISLE CASINO HOTEL WATERLOO 777 Isle of Capri Blvd., Waterloo, (319) 833-4753, www.theislewaterloo.com The Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo, your everyday getaway, offers exciting gaming action, luxurious hotel accommodations, delicious food, and a hotspot for cocktails. A complete gaming and entertainment destination, the casino features 1,000 slots including more than 80 video poker machines, 35 table games, three restaurants, 1 feature bar-fling™, resort pool, and meeting and event space.

Trails CEDAR VALLEy TRAILS 6510 Hudson Rd., (319) 268-4266, (800) 845-1955. www.CedarValleyTrails.org The Cedar Valley’s outstanding recreational trail system sets us apart from most other communities. Over 106 miles of hard-surfaced trails configured in a series of loops offers users a variety of experiences from peaceful wooded areas along our lakes and streams to attractions located in our vibrant downtown entertainment districts. The Cedar Valley metro trails are also connected to the Cedar Rapids area via the Cedar Valley Nature Trail, the nation’s first rail trail. While sections of this trail are still closed due to 2008 floods, most of the 60 mile trail is usable and new bridges are currently under construction. The Cedar Valley is also home to the state’s first water trail. Trails are highlighted on the map located at the center of this guide or can be ordered by calling the Visitors Bureaus. Metro area streets are also quite accessible on bicycle since Cedar Falls is a Bicycle Friendly Community. CEDAR VALLEy ARBORETUM AND BOTANIC GARDENS 1927 E. Orange Rd., Waterloo, (319) 226-4966, www.cedarvalleyarboretum.org Recreational, cultural and educational opportunities abound at this developing 74-acre site. The gardens showcase a variety of plants and trees native to this area. Open daily to dusk

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Lost Island Adventure Park from April 1st through October 31st. Free admission. HARTMAN RESERVE NATURE CENTER 657 Reserve Dr., Cedar Falls, (319) 277-2187, www.hartmanreserve.org This 300-acre wooded reserve located in the heart of metro Black Hawk County features lakes, valleys, prairies and meadows teeming with wildlife. An Interpretive Center is located on top of Hartman Bluff, bordering Hartman Bluff State Preserve. Six miles of trails provide ideal areas for running, hiking, nature appreciation, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. The Interpretive Center is open Monday–Friday from 8am to 4:30pm and Sundays from 1pm to 5pm. Outside restrooms are available year around. The Hartman Interpretive Center and Buckles Program Center are also available for rent.

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LOST ISLAND ADVENTURE PARK 2225 E. Shaulis Rd., Waterloo, (319) 233-8414, www.thelostisland.com Relax and enjoy the island magic of a tropical paradise. Visit Iowa’s largest water park! Featuring 11 major slides, lazy river, wave pool, toddler area, gift shop, and much more. Groups welcome. Most areas wheelchair accessible. June through August (dates depending on the school schedule) from 10:30am–6:30pm.

zoos SUNRISE EXCHANGE CLUB CHILDREN’S PETTING ZOO National Cattle Congress Grounds, 257 Ansborough Ave., Waterloo, (319) 234-4110. Open June - September, this zoo features a variety of farm animals. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11am–8pm; Sunday noon–5pm, closed Monday. Free Admission. visitors guide 2011

319.233.8414 www.thelostisland.com 2225 E. Shaulis Rd. Waterloo, IA

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The Cedar Valley is rich in history and anxious to share these cherished stories with visitors through an impressive array of museum offerings. Experience inspiring stories of sacrifice and valor, including that of the Five Sullivan Brothers, at the Grout’s Iowa Veteran’s Museum. Learn the heritage of the area and how food was produced and preserved through educational exhibits of the Cedar Falls Historical Society’s Ice House Museum – also known as the “coolest museum in Iowa.” Photo: Staff of the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum L–R: Melissa Wells, Lauren Vander Wiel, Judith Slaikeu, Christy Decker and Megan O’Connell,


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319-234-6357, www.groutmuseumdistrict.org Bluedorn Science Imaginarium 322 Washington St., Waterloo. A playground for the imagination, this interactive science center provides fun, hands-on exhibits that demonstrate how science affects everyday life. Visitors may also enjoy daily science demonstrations. Hours: Tues–Sat 9–5. Grout Museum of History & Science 503 South St., Waterloo. The Grout Museum of History & Science’s history collection focuses on the period from 1833, when Iowa was opened for settlement, to the present. The Maytag Car, 1915 Waterloo Boy, Rath Packing Company whistle and Pioneer Hall Mural help visitors envision and understand bygone eras. Hours: Tues–Sat 9–5. Rensselaer Russell House Museum 520 W. 3rd St., Waterloo. Nestled in the heart of Northeast Iowa is a small jewel of American mid-Victorian architecture. Completed in 1861, this lovely brick structure is one of the oldest homes in Black Hawk County. Guided tours allow visitors to step into an authentic Victorian interior, including original family belongings and wander through picturesque Victorian gardens. Hours vary. Please call for current hours. Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum 503 South St., Waterloo. Iowa veterans have a million stories to tell—tales of heroism, adventure and sadly of trauma and death. For 150 years Iowa men and women have stepped forward to take an oath to preserve the union, safeguard democracy and defend against terrorism in times of war and peace. Iowans gave this service in numbers proportionately larger than most states and without the expectation of fame or fortune, a tradition that continues

TOP 5 MUSEUMS ➔ Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum ➔ Ice House Museum ➔ NWHOF Dan Gable Museum ➔ University Museum ➔ Phelps Youth Pavilion

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today. The Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum honors all Iowans who served the nation from the Civil War to the present. The collection, preservation and interpretation of their stories and artifacts are the core mission of the museum. Hours: Tues–Sat 9–5.

Cedar Falls Historical Society (319) 266-5149, www.cfhistory.org

Victorian Home & Carriage House Museum 308 West 3rd St.. This 1863 Italianatestyle home features furnishings and memorabilia documenting the area’s early history. The Carriage House contains the Historical Society’s research library as well as permanent and changing exhibits, including the William J. Lenoir O-Gauge Model Railroad exhibit. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10am–4pm; Sunday, 1–4pm; and by appointment. Ice House Museum 1st and Franklin Streets, Cedar Falls. A circular structure built in 1921, which once housed a flourishing ice business, now displays iceharvesting equipment and photos depicting ice-farming operations. Early farming, homemaking and business memorabilia are also displayed. Open Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, 2-4:30pm, or by appointment from May 1–October 31. Re-opening spring 2011. George Wyth House & Viking Pump Museum 303 Franklin St.. A treasure of the Cedar Falls Historical Society built in 1907; the former family home of George Wyth is restored and decorated with the influence of the Art Deco Period of the 1920s and ‘30s. The third floor is a small museum dedicated to the Viking Pump Company, of which George Wyth was the first president. Open only for special events or by appointment. Little Red Schoolhouse Museum 1st and Clay Streets. Built in 1909, this charming schoolhouse is equipped with blackboards, books, a potbelly stove and turn-of-the-century furnishings. Open Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, 2–4:30pm, May–October. Tours by appointment. Behrens-Rapp Visitor Information Station 1st and Clay Streets. This restored gas station is also an information center for visitors to the Cedar Falls/Waterloo area. Open 8am– 8pm, May–October. John Livingston Display The inspiration for the book Jonathan Livingston Seagull, John Livingston was born in Cedar Falls in 1897, and became famous in visitors guide 2011

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Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum the late 1920s and ‘30s as a race pilot. He entered 64 races and came in first in 41 of them! More than 30 trophies, plaques and memorabilia are on display at the Cedar Falls Historical Society and Livingston Aviation (located adjacent to the airport).

Additional Museums National Wrestling Hall of fame Dan Gable Museum 303 Jefferson St., Waterloo, (319) 233-0745, www.wrestlingmuseum.org. The Museum

features Olympic, collegiate and professional wrestling history and honors Waterloo native Dan Gable, 1972 Olympic Gold Medalist. The Museum also presents displays on famous wrestlers throughout history—from Jacob wrestling the Angel through young Abe Lincoln to Frank Gotch, Dan Gable and Cael Sanderson. The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame, Glen Brand Wrestling Hall of Fame of Iowa, a theatre featuring wrestling clips from movies, and the Dean Rockwell Library and Research Center are also featured. Hours: Tuesday– Saturday 9am–5pm; Group tours available by appointment.

University Museum 3219 Hudson Rd., Cedar Falls, (319) 273-2188, www.uni.edu/museum Discover. Learn. Be Inspired...at the University Museum. Explore exhibits of natural history and immerse yourself in the cultural history of the world with our exhibits featuring people and traditions from Africa, Asia and the Americas. See our African Aardvark, a 16-foot Indian python skin and fossils millions of years old, including a mastodon tusk discovered in Hampton, Iowa. Handson activities offer learners of all ages a fun, educational experience. Changing exhibits highlight a variety of cultural and international themes. In 2011, experience Our World in Focus: Artistry in Nature, Jan. 8–29; Plant Adaptation Up Close: A Biological and Artistic Interpretation, Feb. 14–May 14; Beneath Our Feet: Cedar Valley Archeology, June 6–Aug. 20. Open Monday–Friday 9am–4:30pm and Saturday 1–4pm. Free admission. Marshal Center One-Room School Corner of 23rd and Indiana Streets, one block east of the UNI Dome, Cedar Falls, (319) 273-2188, www.uni.edu/museum Visit an authentic one-room Iowa schoolhouse museum on the University of Northern Iowa campus. Built in 1893 in Pocahontas County, the school has been restored to its 1922 appearance. Complete with original furnishings, textbooks and costumes, the Marshall Center School lets you experience the wonder of days gone by. Open Friday and Saturday, 2–4pm or by appointment. Free admission.

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Phelps Youth Pavilion 225 Commercial St., Waterloo, (319) 291-4490, www.youthpavilion.org The Youth Pavilion is an interactive children’s museum like nothing you’ve ever seen... featuring over 40 hands-on exhibits related to art and culture. Milk a life-size cow, virtually drive a tractor into a Grant Wood painting, test your skill at digital finger painting, explore the music, language and culture of other countries, and so much more. The Phelps Youth Pavilion at the Waterloo Center for the Arts is a children’s museum filled with creative, hands-on experiences...from simple drawing to high-tech adventures, kids of all ages—even infant and toddlers—will find fun, new ways to discover the arts! At the Pavilion...art launches a world of wonder, discovery & learning! Open Tuesday– Saturday 10am–5pm, Sunday 1pm–5pm, closed Monday.

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The Cedar Valley is home to first-class arts and culture that rivals any other location in the state of Iowa. Throughout the community, you will find performances, collections and experiences that are unrivaled anywhere. Whether you’re looking for a Broadway show like “Cats” performed at the state’s top performing arts center or the largest public collection of Haitian art in the United States, the Cedar Valley has an experience for you. Both Waterloo and Cedar Falls have been recognized as Cultural and Entertainment Districts and Cedar Falls is named among the National Historic Trust’s Dozen Distinctive Destinations. Indeed, cultural experiences are offered in galleries, museums, city streets, recreational trails and even in a restaurant where a unique version of the Sistine Chapel awaits you. Photo: Cedar Falls Community Main Street Director MaraBeth Soneson welcomes visitors on a tour of public art located in the downtown district.




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Performing Arts Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center University Ave., Cedar Falls, (319) 273-4TIX (7469) or toll free (877) 549-SHOW (4849), www.gbpac.org On the campus of the University of Northern Iowa, the Gallagher-Bluedorn hosts over 150 performances each year. From major stars Itzhak Perlman, Bill Cosby and Kathy Mattea to hit Broadway shows like “Cats”, “Miss Saigon”, “Rent”, “STOMP” and “Mamma Mia”. Three concert halls, a soaring lobby and the best acoustics in Iowa provide audiences an unparalleled environment for enjoying live performances. Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, Cedar Falls, (319) 273-3373 or for tickets (319) 273-4TIX (7469), toll-free (877) 549-SHOW (4849), www.wcfsymphony.org The Symphony’s exciting 2011 season will stretch your expectations of the traditional symphony concert with surprising and rarely-heard repertoire, virtuoso soloists on unusual instruments from around the world,

and a series of orchestral favorites presented with verve and insight. The season features Jeffrey Biegel, the Punch Brother’s Chris Thile and more! Experience some of the most innovative orchestral programming happening anywhere, right here in the Cedar Valley! UNI School of Music University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, (319) 273-2024, www.uni.edu/music A variety of music, including band, orchestra, choral, chamber and solo concerts is performed in over 200 annual performances by students, faculty and visiting artists. Waterloo Community Playhouse 225 Commercial St., Waterloo, Business Office (319) 235-0367, Box Office (319) 291-4494, www.wcpbhct.org Celebrating 93 years of presenting the best in classics, modern comedies, dramas, musicals, and mysteries, WCP has received the state’s Top Performing Organization Award and has an international reputation for new play production. Audiences come from around the world, nation and Iowa, to

TOP 5 ARTS & CULTURE ➔ Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center

➔ Waterloo Center for the Arts ➔ Galleria De Paco ➔ Oster Regent Theatre ➔ Waterloo Community Playhouse see the seven performances at the Waterloo Center for the Arts every year. Black Hawk Children’s Theatre 225 Commercial St., Waterloo, Business Office (319) 235-0367, Box Office (319) 291-4494, www.wcpbhct.org This award-winning children’s theater presents four productions each year. Productions consist of popular books brought to life on stage, including fairytales and stories of racial harmony and diversity. Performances take place at the Waterloo Center for the Arts. Oster Regent Theatre 103 Main St., Cedar Falls, (319) APPLAUD (277-5283), www.osterregent.org Enjoy the talents of community members as they perform a wide variety of productions from classic humor and familiar musicals, to contemporary plays in the beautifully restored Oster Regent Theatre. The theater presents the Old Creamery and the Guthrie theaters, as well as dance, music, magic and comedy. STRAYER-WOOD Theatre University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls (319) 273-6381, www.uni.edu/theatre Plays, musicals, theater for youth, and staged readings are presented by UNI drama students and visiting artists. HAWKEYE COMMUNITY COLLEGE Hawse Auditorium, Tama Hall, 1501 E. Orange Rd., Waterloo, (319) 296-2320, or 296-4464, www.hawkeyecollege.edu Hawkeye Community College Artist Series presents ‘Hawkeye Celebrates the Arts!’ featuring quality music and theatre performances in Tama Hall and regional artists’ artwork in the College’s Library for community and visitors’ enjoyment.

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LAMPOST THEATRE & COFFEE CO. 204 W. Seerley Blvd., Cedar Falls, (319) 277-8034, www.lampost.com Performing nationally since 1980, Lampost Theatre Co. creates a unique and delightful theatrical experience. Comedy, music, variety and major productions are performed throughout the year. This intimate theatrical space also offers a full-service coffee/espresso shop. Open Monday–Saturday.

Visual Arts & Galleries WATERLOO CENTER FOR THE ARTS 225 Commercial St., Waterloo, (319) 291-4490, www.waterloocenterforthearts.org Explore and experience…art galleries, classes/workshops, special events, room rentals, interactive children’s museum, Gift Store, ArtHouse Café, and more. There is something creative for everyone at the Waterloo Center for the Arts! In addition to traveling exhibits, the Center showcases its impressive collection of Midwest, American Decorative, Folk, and Haitian artwork (the largest public collection in the world!). There has never been a more exciting time to visit the Waterloo Center for the Arts! Open Tuesday–Saturday 10am–5pm; Sunday 1–5pm. Closed Monday. Free admission. PHELPS YOUTH PAVILION 225 Commercial St., Waterloo (319) 291-4490, www.phelpsyouthpavilion.org The Youth Pavilion is an interactive children’s museum like nothing you’ve ever seen...featuring over 40 hands-on exhibits related to art and culture. Milk a life-size cow, virtually drive a tractor into a Grant Wood painting, test your skill at digital finger painting, explore the music, language and culture of other countries, and so much more. The Phelps Youth Pavilion at the Waterloo Center for the Arts is a children’s museum filled with creative, hands-on experiences...from simple drawing to high-tech adventures, kids of all ages—even infant and toddlers—will find fun, new ways to discover the arts! At the Pavilion...art launches a world of wonder, discovery & learning! HEARST CENTER FOR THE ARTS 304 West Seerley Blvd., Cedar Falls, (319) 273-8641, www.hearstartscenter.com Want to get in touch with your inner artist? Look for the large metal sculpture, “Whisk” created by artist Marc Moulton to guide your way. This sculpture previews what’s in store for you at the Hearst Center for the Arts. Featuring local, regional, national, and even international artists, this multi-purpose center offers two galleries, a recital hall, and a sculpture garden. Exciting classes, live www.cedarfallstourism.org

Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center performances, and special events are offered to the public on a regular basis. The Hearst Center is home to the Cultural Division of the Department of Human and Leisure Services of the City of Cedar Falls. Open Tuesday and Thursday, 8am–9pm; Wednesday and Friday, 8am–5pm; Saturday and Sunday, 1–4pm. UNI GALLERY OF ART Kamerick Art Building, Northeast corner of Hudson Rd. and W. 27th St., Cedar Falls, (319) 273-3095, www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery Rotating exhibitions provide visitors with an opportunity to view a wide range of artwork by contemporary artists. Gallery hours during the academic year: Monday–Thursday, 9am–9pm; Friday, 9am –5pm; Saturday and Sunday, noon–5pm. June: Monday–Friday, 9:30am–4:30pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 12:30–4:30pm. GALLERIA DE PACO 622 Commercial St., Waterloo, (319) 833-7226, www.paco-rosic.com Paco spent four painful months painting his version of the Sistine Chapel in Krylon spray paint onto the ceiling of his Galleria. visitors guide 2011

While viewing this work of art indulge your discriminating culinary taste at this elite, intimate and elegant eatery. This special-occasion romantic European retreat offers lavish décor, an exceptional menu paired with world-class wines. Luxurious ingredients presented in a Euro-American fusion and sheer artistry makes any meal here a memory to cherish. Before or after dinner, enjoy unique cocktails in the “jazz bar”, Catacomb downstairs. Public Art in the Cedar Valley Cedar Falls and Waterloo both have active Public Art Committees passionate about the commission and installation of creative, thought-provoking works in public spaces throughout the community. Additional information regarding these collections can be obtained by contacting either Visitor Bureaus or the Waterloo Center for the Arts at (319) 291-4490 or the Hearst Center for the Arts at (319) 273-8641.

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SporTS fanS will be aMazed at the variety of spectator sports available in the Cedar Valley year-round. The University of Northern Iowa Panthers hold countless games, matches and tournaments every year and took the nation by storm in the 2010 NCAA Basketball Playoffs when they beat #1 ranked Kansas in the Sweet Sixteen. The Waterloo Bucks Baseball and Waterloo Black Hawks Hockey teams offer exciting competitions and the Cedar Valley Sports and Entertainment Commission works to recruit tournaments and spectator events at the many top notch sporting facilities found throughout the area. Photo: TC (The Cat) goes in for a lay-up at the McLeod Center. www.cedarfallstourism.org

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sports | Facilities Black Hawk Tennis cluB 1005 Black Hawk Rd., Waterloo, 319-232-7512, www.blackhawktennis.com Black Hawk Tennis Club has six indoor tennis courts and six outdoor tennis courts and hosts a variety of tournaments throughout the year. The Club features seating for 350 people and is close in proximity to the Byrnes Park Tennis Center, providing an ideal two-site tennis complex for larger events. Birdsall MeMOrial Park Twelfth and Lexington Streets, Cedar Falls, (319) 273-8636. Birdsall Park is a great venue for softball/baseball tournaments with five diamonds, bleachers, concession stand and ample parking. Byrnes Park Tennis cenTer 1101 Campbell Ave., Waterloo 319-291-4491 www.waterlooleisureservices. org/parks/facilities/tennis.shtml Byrnes Park Tennis Center is one of the premier tennis complexes in all of the Midwest, boasting 16 newly-resurfaced courts, six with lights. The Center has seen additional renovations to court signage, scoreboards, and facilities surrounding the courts. Byrnes Park Tennis Center regularly hosts Iowa High School state tournaments, adult state and regional tournaments, and Division I and II collegiate tournaments, as well. cedar Valley yOuTH sOccer cOMPlex 3238 Dewitt Rd, Waterloo, www.cvysaonline.org Is host to hundreds of games and tens of tournaments every year! This complex boasts 11 full-size fields, 4 practice fields and 1 lighted field for night games. With seating for over 1,000, everyone can come to cheer on their favorite forward or goalie!

of six competitive softball/baseball diamonds and is home to the Waterloo Softball Association. Hoing-Rice hosts a variety of tournaments throughout the year, from local to national events like the Knights of Columbus National Tournament. Mc leOd cenTer 2501 Hudson Rd., Cedar Falls, (877) 216-DOME or (319) 273-4tix, www.uni.edu/mcleod This facility seats approximately 6,500 and is connected to the UNI-Dome’s south side. The McLeod Center is home to UNI Panther Men’s and Women’s Basketball, and Volleyball competitions. Various events can be held in the building such as concerts, trade shows and meetings. naTiOnal caTTle cOngress 257 Ansborough Ave., Waterloo, (319)234-7515, www.nationalcattlecongress.com. The NCC facilities feature rodeos, horse shows, concerts and other special events throughout the year. McElroy Auditorium seats 3,500–5,000. riVerFrOnT sTadiuM 850 Park Rd., Waterloo, (319) 232-0500, www.waterloobucks.com www.waterlooleisureservices.org/parks/ facilities/stadium.shtml Riverfront Stadium has been home to baseball since 1946 including minor league teams, youth, high school and college tournaments, and is now the home of the Waterloo Bucks baseball club. The Stadium features 5,000 seats, a natural grass playing surface, and newly renovated entrances, concession stands, restrooms and locker rooms.

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TOP 5 SPORTS ➔ uNi Panther Athletics, Jan.–May, Aug.–Dec. 2011 ➔ National Wrestling Coaches Assoc. duals, January 8–9, 2011 ➔ Waterloo Jaycees greater Waterloo open, July 14–17, 2011 ➔ 135th Annual iowa state trap shoot, July 19–24, 2011 ➔ Waterloo Black Hawks Hockey, October–April, 2011 uni-dOMe 2401 Hudson Rd., (877) 216-DOME or (319) 273-4tix, www.uni.edu/unidome This 16,400 seat, 78,000 sq.ft. multi-purpose venue hosts an estimated 125 events each year, including UNI Panther Football, Indoor Track and Field programs, Iowa High School Football Playoffs and numerous other athletic events, trade shows, and concerts. uni wellness/recreaTiOn cenTer 23rd & Hudson Rd., (319) 273-6275, UNI Outdoors (319) 273-7163, www.uni.edu/wellrec The Wellness Center is a 244,000 sq. ft. facility that includes gym space enough for 10 basketball or volleyball courts, two swimming pools, a climbing wall, weight equipment and classroom space. While this

THe Falls aquaTic cenTer 3025 South Main St., Cedar Falls, 319-266-8468, www.cedarfalls.com In addition to the leisure pool areas, the Falls features competitive swimming and diving amenities. The Falls has a lap pool with eight 50 meter lanes, and 1,300 square feet of water. It also has a one meter diving board and a three meter diving platform. The Falls is the home of the Black Hawk Area Swim Team and the annual Summer Sizzler event. HOing-rice sOFTBall cOMPlex 1061 Josephine St., Waterloo, www.waterloosoftball.com Hoing-Rice Softball Complex is made up www.cedarfallstourism.org

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Waterloo Bucks Baseball facility’s primary purpose is to serve the UNI students, space is available for rent during certain times making this an excellent site for tournaments and events of all kinds. UNI Outdoors offers sports equipment rentals and is located in the facility as well. Young Arena (319) 291-4335 www.waterlooleisureservices.org/ya Home of the Waterloo Black Hawks hockey team, Young Arena seats 3,000 spectators over its 20,000 square-foot floor. This is the perfect location for any ice event, volleyball, wrestling, or basketball tournaments.

Motorsports CEDAR FALLS RACEWAY 6400 West Bennington Rd., Cedar Falls, (319) 987-2537, www.cedarfallsraceway.com A historic quarter mile drag strip. NHRA drag racing every Friday and Saturday night. CFR is host to a large variety of events for all levels of racing or watching. Open April–October. NATIONAL CATTLE CONGRESS 257 Ansborough Ave., Waterloo, (319) 234-7515, www.cedarfallstourism.org

www.nationalcattlecongress.com The NCC facilities feature rodeos, concerts, tractor pulls, monster trucks, roller derby and other special events throughout the year.

Spectator Sports CEDAR VALLEY DERBY DIVAS (CVDD) (319) 234-7515 www.CVDerbyDivas.com The CVDD is an all-female flat track roller derby league, founded in February 2010 in Northeast Iowa. The charter team of the CVDD is the Push-Up Brawlers. Beginning April 2011, all home bouts will be held at McElroy Auditorium at National Cattle Congress. UNI Panthers University of Northern Iowa, UNI-Dome, and McLeod Center, Hudson Rd., Cedar Falls, (319) 273-2470, www.unipanthers.com Cheer on local NCAA Division 1 favorites, the UNI Panthers in basketball, wrestling, volleyball, football and more! WATERLOO BLACK HAWKS HOCKEY AND YOUNG ARENA Young Arena, 125 Commercial St., Waterloo, (319) 232-3444, Ticket Office (319) 291-7680, www.waterlooblackhawks.com visitors guide 2011

Young Arena hosts a variety of sporting events throughout the year including USHL Waterloo Black Hawks and the Waterloo Warriors (high school) hockey, wrestling tournaments and concerts. Visit their website for the annual game schedule. WATERLOO BUCKS BASEBALL Riverfront Stadium, 850 Park Rd., Waterloo, (319) 232-5633, www.waterloobucks.com The Bucks make NE Iowa proud in the Northwoods League with home games held through the summer months in the newly renovated Riverfront Stadium. Annual schedules are available online.

Water Sports WATERHAWKS SKI SHOWS Eagle Lake, Evansdale, Hwy 20-380, Exit 68, www.waterhawks.org Thrilling team water skiing shows take place every week throughout the summer on the beautiful waters of Eagle Lake. Seasonal schedules are available on their web site.

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waTerloo and Cedar fallS are home to a wide variety of outdoor activities, and the communities have been recognized for the high quality offerings available in and around the area. Cedar Falls was recognized as the state’s first Bicycle Friendly Community. Both cities are home to the Cedar Valley Trails, a system of paved trails more than 100 miles long that loops through the two communities and connect to systems beyond the Cedar Valley. The Cedar Valley is home to four county parks, a state park, and numerous city parks, all of which offer a variety of activities that include golf, frisbee golf, skateboarding, ATV riding, skiing, camping, and educational opportunities. Photo: The Cedar Valley Trails are marked with way finding and historical interpretive signage and volunteer Trail Patrollers, like Mike McCallum, trained in simple first aid and bicycle repairs ride the trails offering assistance.


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Birdwatching, Wildlife & Gardens BLACK HAWK COUNTy PARKS & WILDLIFE AREAS (319) 433-7275, www.blackhawkcountyparks.com The Black Hawk County Conservation Board oversees 37 areas covering 8,200 acres of wildlife habitats, prairies, woodlands and wetlands. Many of the parks are connected to the Cedar Valley Trails system for convenient travel by foot or bike. All the parks and wildlife areas are located within a 35-mile radius of central Waterloo/Cedar Falls. PRAIRIE LAKES PARK 6510 Hudson Rd., (319) 268-4266 Restored Iowa Native Prairie and two lakes make this 165 acre park an ideal spot for birdwatching. Feeders, identification charts, and binoculars, maintained by the Prairie Rapids Audubon Society and offered at the Cedar Falls Visitor Center make the park a great location for enthusiasts new to the endeavor. Visitor Center hours are 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday; 9am to 4pm Saturdays; and noon to 4pm Sundays.

CEDAR VALLEy ARBORETUM AND BOTANIC GARDENS 1927 East Orange Rd., Waterloo, (319) 226-4966, www.cedarvalleyarboretum.org Recreational, cultural and educational opportunities abound at this developing 74-acre site. The gardens showcase a variety of plants and trees native to this area. Open daily to dusk from April 1st through October 31st. Free admission. GEORGE WyTH STATE PARK 3659 Wyth Rd., Waterloo, IA (319) 232-5505, www.iowadnr.gov The George Wyth State Park offers nature lovers endless opportunities with a variety of habitats including prairie, wetlands and woods. Bird watchers have spotted over 200 different species along with white tailed deer. HARTMAN RESERVE NATURE CENTER 657 Reserve Drive, Cedar Falls, (319) 277-2187, www.hartmanreserve.org Since 1976, the Hartman Reserve Nature Center has been designated as an Iowa Watchable Wildlife Site and an Important Bird Area. Deer, otter turkeys, pileated woodpeckers, red shouldered hawks, foxes, vultures, and bald eagles are some of the wildlife you might see.

TOP 5 PARKS & R E C R E AT I O N ➔ Cedar valley trails ➔ george Wyth state Park ➔ Hartman reserve Nature Center ➔ Cedar valley Arboretum & Botanic gardens ➔ riverview recreation Area TALLGRASS PRAIRIE CENTER 27th St., Cedar Falls, (319) 273-7957, www.uni/edu/ecotype Demonstration plantings and educational exhibits tell the story of America’s lost landscape and native seed production plots provide a glimpse of future prairie restoration in Iowa.

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BLACK HAWK COUNTy PARKS & WILDLIFE AREAS (319) 433-7275, www.blackhawkcountyparks.com The Black Hawk County Conservation Board oversees 37 areas covering 8,200 acres with access to Casey Lake (39 acres), the Cedar River, Wolf Creek and more for various types of boating or fishing. Visit their website or contact the bureaus for additional details. CEDAR FALLS CITy PARKS (319) 273-8624, www.cedarfalls.com Many of the Cedar Falls City Parks offer boat ramps to the Cedar River (Tourist Park & Island Park) and lakes (Prairie Lakes Park & Big Woods Park). Others feature fishing streams (Gateway Park, Island Park, and Tourist Park) or small lakes (Prairie Lake Park and Birdsall Park). See the Parks listings for additional information and specific locations. GEORGE WyTH STATE PARK 3659 Wyth Rd., Waterloo, (319) 232-5505, www.iowadnr.gov With four lakes and access to the Cedar River, George Wyth is an angler’s dream! Water areas include: Brinker Lake (120 acres, open for power boating), George Wyth Lake (75 acres, no wake lake with handicap accessible fishing pier and fishing jetties), Fisher Lake (40 acre natural lake), Alice Wyth Lake (60

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acres, electric motors only) and the Cedar River. Canoeing, kayaking, sailboating and windsurfing are also popular. The lakes and river provide a variety of fish in a very scenic natural setting. Boat ramps are available on the river and lakes. WATERLOO CITY PARKS www.waterlooleisureservices.org Fishing and boating are easily accessible at Waterloo City Parks with boat ramps to the Cedar River (Riverview Recreation Area, Cedar River Exchange Park & Cedar Bend Park). Ponds (Riverview Recreation Area) and streams (Hope Martin Park) offer additional places for fishing. See the parks listing for additional information and specific locations.

Bowling CADILLAC LANES 650 La Porte Rd., Waterloo, (319) 234-6888 MAPLE LANES BOWLING CENTER 2608 University, Ave., Waterloo, (319) 234-1414 VALLEY PARK LANES 1931 Valley Park Drive, Cedar Falls, (319) 266-7818

Camping ANTIQUE ACRES 7610 Waverly Rd., Cedar Falls, (319) 987-2380 BIG WOODS RV PARK 1501 E. Lake St., Cedar Falls, (319) 433-PARK (7275). www.blackhawkparks.com Big Woods offers full RV hook-ups with access to the Big Woods Lake and additional recreational opportunities. See the Cedar Falls City Parks listings for additional details. BLACK HAWK COUNTY PARKS & WILDLIFE AREAS (319) 433-7275, www.blackhawkcountyparks.com The Black Hawk County Parks with campgrounds: Hickory Hills, McFarlane Park and Black Hawk Park. Campers self-register on a first-come basis at most facilities. Additional details in the parks section on page 24. Contact the Black Hawk County Conservation Board (above) or either tourism bureau for more information. GEORGE WYTH STATE PARK 3659 Wyth Rd., Waterloo, IA www.cedarfallstourism.org

Kayaking down the Cedar River (319) 232-5505, www.reserveiaparks.com There are 69 camping spaces at George Wyth State Park which also offers access to lakes, the Cedar River and wonderful trails for outdoor recreation. There are electrical sites and an RV dump station. Reservations can be made online for half of the space with the other half available on a first-come basis. See the Parks listings on page 24 for additional information. RIVERVIEW CONFERENCE CENTER 439 N. Division St., Cedar Falls, (319) 268-0787, www.riverviewconferencecenter.com

Canoeing & Kayaking BLACK HAWK COUNTY PARKS & WILDLIFE AREAS (319) 433-7275, www.blackhawkcountyparks.com The Black Hawk County Conservation Board oversees 37 areas covering 8,200 acres with access to Casey Lake (39 acres), the Cedar River, Wolf Creek and more for various types of boating or fishing. Visit their website or contact the bureaus for additional details. See the Parks listings on page 24 for additional information and specific locations. CEDAR FALLS CITY PARKS (319) 273-8624 www.cedarfalls.com Many of the Cedar Falls City Parks offer visitors guide 2011

boat ramps to the Cedar River (Tourist Park & Island Park) and lakes (Prairie Lakes Park & Big Woods Park). See the Parks listings on page 24 for additional information and specific locations. GEORGE WYTH STATE PARK /CEDAR VALLEY PADDLERS TRAIL 3659 Wyth Rd., Waterloo, IA (319) 232-5505, www.iowadnr.gov The Cedar Valley Paddlers Trail starts at Fisher Lake in George Wyth. All four lakes in George Wyth, the Cedar River, and two lakes at Hartman Reserve Nature Center make up the trail. The trail is 10 miles with 1.6 miles of portaging and 8.4 miles of water. This can change some depending on the water levels during the year. People of all ages can enjoy this trail because you can create your own smaller or bigger trails within this one. WATERLOO CITY PARKS www.waterlooleisureservices.org Fishing and boating are easily accessible at Waterloo City Parks with boat ramps to the Cedar River (Riverview Recreation Area, Cedar River Exchange Park & Cedar Bend Park) Ponds (Riverview Recreation Area) and streams (Hope Martin Park) offer additional places for paddlers. See the parks listing for additional information and specific locations.

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Disc Golf CEDAR RIVER/EXCHANGE PARK Park Rd. & Burton Ave., Waterloo, (319) 291-4370 TOURIST PARK Center St. at Franklin St. Bridge, Cedar Falls, (319) 273-8624. VALLEy VIEW PARK Maynard Ave. & Letsch Rd., Waterloo, (319) 291-4370.

Golf ALL GOLF CENTER – 9 HOLE 1850 W. Ridgeway, Waterloo (319) 236-1010 GATES PARK – 18 HOLE 820 East Donald St., Waterloo, (319) 291-4485 www.waterlooleisureservices.com/golf IRV WARREN MEMORIAL – 18 HOLE 1000 Fletcher Ave., Waterloo, (319) 234-9271 www.waterlooleisureservices.com/golf PHEASANT RIDGE MUNICIPAL – 18 HOLE 3205 W. 12th St., Cedar Falls, (319) 266-8266, www.golfcedarfalls.com SOUTH HILLS – 18 HOLE 1830 E. Shaulis Rd., Waterloo, (319) 291-4268, www.golfsouthhills.com, www.waterlooleisureservices.com/golf

WALTERS RIDGE– 9 HOLE 3205 W. 12th St., Cedar Falls, (319) 266-8266 www.golfcedarfalls.com

Horseback Riding BOy SCOUTS CAMP INGAWANIS 2482 Grand Ave., Waverly, (319) 234-2867, www.winnebagobsa.org Spring and Fall, weekends only, reservations required.

Hunting, Shooting & Archery BLACK HAWK COUNTy PARKS & WILDLIFE AREAS (319) 433-7275, www.blackhawkcountyparks.com The Black Hawk County Conservation Board oversees 37 areas covering 3,300 acres of public hunting featuring wildlife habitats, prairies, woodlands and wetlands. The variety of terrain offers ideal grounds for hunting white tailed deer, turkey, water fowl and game birds. There are rifle, shotgun and bow (Hickory Hills) hunting areas within the parks. Some of the parks feature archery ranges (Black Hawk Park) shooting ranges and trap shooting (Black Hawk Park & Cedar River Natural Resource Area). All the parks and wildlife areas are located within a 35-mile radius of central Waterloo/Cedar Falls. See details and specific locations under the Parks listings. CEDAR FALLS GUN CLUB (319) 987-2141, www.cedarfallsgunclub.com Home of the Iowa State Trap Shoot, the Cedar Falls Gun Club is open to the public Thursdays and Sundays and offers six

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Ice Skating GATEWAy PARK Lincoln St. & Main St. Bridge, Cedar Falls, (319) 273-8624. Outdoor skating rink, weather permitting. yOUNG ARENA 125 Commercial St., Waterloo, (319) 291-4335, www.waterlooleisureservices.org/ya Public indoor skating & skate rentals.

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RIVERVIEW RECREATION AREA www.waterlooleisureservices.org Waterloo is one of few cities in Iowa to boast a state sanctioned OHV (Off Highway Vehicle) park in an urban setting. This 18-acre park features two MX tracks, a flat track, a large parking lot and many miles of ATV tails for public use. SNOWMOBILE TRAILS (515) 281-5918, www.iowadnr.gov The Iowa Department of Natural Resources maintains many miles of snowmobile trails in and around the Cedar Valley area. Contact them or visit them online for complete details.

Sport Equipment Rental BIKE TECH 122 Main St., Cedar Falls (319) 266-5979, Bicycles. CRAWDADDy OUTDOORS 207 E. Bremer Ave., Waverly, (319) 352-9129, Canoes, kayaks, boating & camping equipment, backpacks, snowshoes, cross-country skis, poles. EUROPA CyCLE AND SKI 4302 University Ave., Cedar Falls, (319) 277-0734, Cross country skis & snowshoes. UNI WELLNESS & RECREATION SERVICES RENTAL Wellness/Recreation Center (WRC), Room 101, north of the UNI-Dome, (319) 273-7163, www.uni.edu/wellrec Canoes and trailers, kayaks, cross-country

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Swimming Pools ByRNES PARK POOL 801 Campbell Ave., Waterloo, (319) 291-4453, www.waterlooleisureservices.org Byrnes Park pool has zero-depth entry, water fountains, slides and diving boards. THE FALLS AQUATIC CENTER 3025 South Main St., Cedar Falls, (319) 266-8468, www.cedarfalls.com Pool features lazy river, floating creatures and dump bucket for kids and a variety of slides. GATES PARK POOL 750 E. Donald St., Waterloo, (319) 291-4458, www.waterlooleisureservices.org Gates Park pool has water features, water slides, zero-depth entry and diving boards for swimmers of all ages.

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HIKING, BIKING, CROSS-COUNTRy SKIING, SNOW SHOEING, RUNNING & WALKING

CEDAR VALLEy TRAILS 6510 Hudson Rd., (319) 268-4266, (800) 845-1955 www.CedarValleyTrails.org The Cedar Valley’s outstanding recreational trail system sets us apart from most other communities. Over 106 miles of hard-surfaced trails configured in a series of loops offers users a variety of experiences from peaceful wooded areas along our lakes and streams to attractions located in our vibrant downtown entertainment districts. The Cedar Valley metro trails are also connected to the Cedar Rapids area via the Cedar Valley Nature Trail, the nation’s first rail trail. While sections of this trail are still closed due to 2008 floods, most of the 60 mile trail is usable and new bridges are currently under construction. The Cedar Valley is also home to the state’s first water trail. Trails are highlighted on the map located at the center of this guide or can be ordered by calling the Visitors Bureaus. Metro area streets are also quite accessible on bicycle since Cedar Falls is a Bicycle Friendly Community.

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Cedar Valley Trails GEORGE WyTH STATE PARK 3659 Wyth Rd., Waterloo, IA (319) 232-5505, www.iowadnr.gov George Wyth has 5.5 miles of paved multipurpose trails along the scenic Cedar River and through the backcountry connecting the many lakes and park facilities. In the winter months you will find 11 miles of cross-country skiing trails and endless options for snow shoeing. HARTMAN RESERVE NATURE CENTER 657 Reserve Drive, Cedar Falls, (319) 277-2187, www.hartmanreserve.org Hartman Reserve boasts six miles of softsurface trails perfect for hiking, mountain biking, cross-sountry skiing, snow shoeing and trail running. These trails offer you a way to interact with the local environment and wildlife. The trails within Hartman are directly connected to the Cedar Valley Trails, making Hartman Reserve a perfect place to explore the trail system.

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Cedar Falls maintains 35 parks, two golf courses and miles of recreational trails. Shelters and fields may be reserved by calling (319) 273-8636. BIG WOODS LAKE RECREATION AREA Big Woods Rd, GPS: 42.549097,-92.436132 This 320 acre park includes a trail-lined lake and features the Rotary Restored Prairie Area with educational exhibits.

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➔ Handicap Accessible ➔ restrooms ➔ trail/Hiking Access ➔ Playgrounds ➔ shelter ➔ Pool ➔ rv Camping For more information on boating and other activities please refer to earlier paragraphs in this section. BIRDSALL MEMORIAL PARK 3205 W. 12th St., GPS: 42.527689,-92.483314 With 5 ball diamonds and a concession stand, this 250 acre park is the site for numerous baseball and softball tournaments.

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THE FALLS COMMUNITy AQUATIC CENTER PARK 3025 Jennings Dr., GPS: 42.510335,-92.445862 The Falls features water slides, lazy river, zero depth entry area, lap pool, basketball and volleyball. GATEWAy PARK Lincoin St. & Main St., GPS: 42.539858,-92.444174, Located across the river from downtown, with a large beautiful shelter, Gateway Park is the site of many community and family gatherings. A large ice skating and roller hockey slab is available and kayakers can often times be observed paddling the rapids in the river. ISLAND PARK Center St., GPS: 42.542599,-92.451324 Located on the Cedar River, with a beach, boat launch and sand volleyball courts, Island Park is a perfect setting for a family outing. LOOKOUT PARK Park Dr. & Mandalay Dr., GPS: 42.523653,-92.424258 Lookout Park gets its name from the breathtaking view of the Cedar River from the bluff on which the park is perched. Three play areas, shelters and basketball courts make this a neighborhood gathering place.

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VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK

McClain Dr. & Primrose Dr. GPS: 42.504405,-92.425987 An open shelter, basketball and tennis courts and concession stand make this 8-acre park a great recreation area.

Waterloo Rd. & 14th St. GPS: 42.526015,-92.442415 Attractive flower gardens and bricks bearing the names of local veterans grace this tribute to American service men and women.

OVERMAN PARK W. 2nd St. & Clay St., GPS: 42.536372,-92.448826 Located near the city’s center, Overman Park features a band shell and hosts weekly municipal band concerts throughout the summer and community celebrations PAW PARK S. Main St., GPS: 42.508417,-92.444964 Paw Park is always bustling with activity as playful pups enjoy a leashless romp. A doggie-friendly drinking fountain provides refreshment after exercising your favorite pet. PFEIFFER SPRING PARK Grand Blvd., GPS: 42.524163,-92.435231 Pfeiffer Park is home to Krieg’s Crossing, on of the Midwest’s longest trail bridges, basketball courts, ball diamonds and a concession stand. PRAIRIE LAKES PARK

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ByRNES PARK 1100 Fletcher Ave., GPS: 42.483863,-92.372725 A wonderful, family park of 170 acres, Byrnes park is home to many leisure and sporting activities including basketball, tennis and volleyball courts along with horseshoes and picnic facilities. It is also home to Irv Warren Golf Course and Byrnes Pool. CEDAR RIVER EXCHANGE PARK

Viking Rd. & Hudson Rd., GPS: 42.479686,-92.460455 This 165 acre park features two lakes, a fishing platform and three shelters. Silhouettes of native prairie animals can be found along the trail surrounding the lakes which provide hours of fishing entertainment throughout the year.

Park Rd. & Burton Ave., GPS: 42.507726,-92.351171 The Cedar River Exchange Park gives access to almost every sport and activity with fields, diamonds and courts; Riverside Skatepark and disc golf; boat ramps and more. Riverfront Stadium, home of the Waterloo Bucks Baseball team is also located here as is the new Waterloo Boat House.

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GATES PARK

W. 1st St. & Franklin St. GPS: 42.538679,-92.448363 Located on 1st St. between Main and Franklin Streets, this green space is home to the Ice House Museum, Rapp Station Museum and Information Center, Little Red Schoolhouse Museum, gazebo and river promenade.

E. 4th St. & Lester St., GPS: 42.52028,-92.326806 Explore Gates Park’s 235 acres of fields, courts and diamonds. Gates is also home to Gates Pool and Golf Course.

TOURIST PARK

Hartman Reserve in Fall

WATERLOO CITy PARKS

(319) 291-4370, www.waterlooleisureservices.org Waterloo Leisure Services maintains 48 parks with a variety of sport and leisure activities and facilities, the largest are listed below. Most shelters and sporting facilities can be reserved for special events or functions. Contact the Waterloo Convention and Visitors Bureau or Leisure Services for additional details. Recreational activities are listed in the preceding pages.

Center St. & Franklin St., GPS: 42.541103,-92.449598 This riverfront park is home to one of the first disc golf courses in the country. visitors guide 2011

HOPE MARTIN PARK Fletcher Ave. & Highway 63, GPS: 42.49042,-92.370558 Spend an afternoon in this beautiful 188-acre park nestled along Highway 63. It is the perfect place for bird watching in the wildlife refuge, picnicking with children or exploring the trails. www.travelwaterloo.com


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KATOSKI GREENBELT West of Highway 63, GPS: 42.470379,-92.411692. This riverfront park is a great place for riverbank fishing and exploring the 1,100 acres of natural habitat. LAFAYETTE PARK Lafayette St. & Vinton St., GPS: 42.491035,-92.318727 This 7-acre urban greenscape has been recently undergone a renovation of over $500,000 to make it a fun, safe environment for family recreation with two new playgrounds; tennis and basketball courts; and a multi-purpose game field. LINCOLN PARK E. 4th & Mulberry St., GPS: 42.500544,-92.334155 A wooded oasis in the heart of downtown, Lincoln Park is home to many events throughout the summer including BBQ’loo, Friday’loo concerts and the Iowa Irish Fest.

Skiing the trails in Winter

BLACK HAWK COUNTY PARKS

(319) 433-PARK (7275), www.blackhawkcountyparks.com BLACK HAWK PARK

E. Hawthorne Ave., GPS: 42.477761,-92.314081 Waterloo is one of only a few cities to have an Off Highway Vehicle park, complete with two MX tracks, a flat track, and many miles of ATV trails through the 180 acres. See the Recreations section for additional details.

2410 W. Lone Tree Rd., Cedar Falls GPS: 42.56581, -92.482673 With almost 1,500 acres, Black Hawk park is one of Iowa’s largest outdoor recreational areas and stretches almost 4 miles from North to South. Camping amenities include electrical and full hook-ups as well as cabins for rent. There is fishing access to the Cedar River, Snag Creek and five ponds within the park with two boat ramps on the river. Extensive hunting areas and three ranges (trap, firearms and archery) allow for endless opportunities for sportsmen.

PAT BOWLSBY DOG PARK

HARTMAN RESERVE NATURE CENTER

Ansborough & Hwy 63, GPS: 42.484251, -92.378626 Let your best friend off the leash in this 5-acre, K-9 friendly park designed to give dogs the chance to exercise freely.

657 Reserve Dr., Cedar Falls, (319) 277-2187, www.hartmanreserve.org GPS:42.527105, -92.407257 This 300-acre wooded reserve located in the heart of metro Black Hawk County features lakes, valleys, prairies and meadows teeming with wildlife. An Interpretive Center is located on top of Hartman Bluff, bordering Hartman Bluff State Preserve. Six miles of trails provide ideal areas for running, hiking, nature appreciation, snowshoeing, and crosscountry skiing. The Interpretive Center is open Monday – Friday from 8am to 4:30pm and Sundays from 1pm to 5pm. Outside restrooms are available year around. The Hartman Interpretive Center and Buckles Program Center are also available for rent.

RIVERVIEW RECREATION AREA

VALLEY VIEW PARK Maynard & Letsch Rd., GPS: 42.508156,-92.393088 Enjoy the outdoors for some playtime or a picnic on the 12 green acres of Valley View. WASHINGTON PARK W. Park Ave. and South St., GPS: 42.493393,-92.344455 Set high on a hill overlooking downtown Waterloo, Washington Park is adjacent to the Grout Museum District and home to many events throughout the summer. www.cedarfallstourism.org

HICKORY HILLS

GPS: 42.260462, -92.307796 With 728 acres, Hickory Hills is the second largest county park in the area and offers tent camping, full RV hook-ups, cabins, shelters and an event lodge. The 39-acre Casey Lake, along with additional peripheral ponds, allow for canoeing, kayaking, fishing and electric-motor boats. There is also access to bow hunting areas and soft trails through the park. Hickory Hills is home to a fascinating educational wildlife exhibit. MCFARLANE PARK 13619 King Rd., La Porte City, (319) 342-3844 GPS: 42.319461, -92.139562 A timbered park, McFarlane consists of 138 acres and features modern camping with electrical spaces and cabins as well as a shelter for events. With access to both the Cedar River and Wolf Creek, paddle boats and small motor boats can enjoy the scenery by water. Soft-surface trails also wind their way through the park for wildlife and forest exploration.

State Parks

GEORGE WYTH STATE PARK 3659 Wyth Rd., Waterloo, IA (319) 232-5505, www.iowadnr.gov GPS: 42.534287, -92.409756 The George Wyth State Park offers nature lovers endless opportunities including campgrounds, 295 acres of lakes, Cedar River access, hard trails and soft trails. The park connects with both the Cedar Valley Trails system and the Lake-to-Lake Park Bike Route, a 50-mile route connecting Pine Lake State Park and George Wyth.

3338 Hickory Hills Rd., La Porte City, (319) 342-3350 visitors guide 2011

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iowa iS known for our VarieTy of festivals and the Cedar Valley is no exception! Iowa’s only Irish Fest is held every August downtown Waterloo and was named the 2010 Cedar Valley Tourism Event of the Year! With amazing venues like the GallagherBluedorn Performing Arts Center, Waterloo Center for the Arts and the Riverloop Expo Plaza & Amphitheater, the schedule of local and national events and performances grows every year. Annual events are listed here, but stay tuned to additional events at www.visitthecedarvalley.com where you can see the latest postings, search by date or venue and even post your own Cedar Valley events! Photo by Greg Tagtow: Pete Purvis of Gaelic Storm at Iowa Irish Fest. Cedar Valley Event of the Year.


calendar of events | January NATIONAL WRESTLING COACHES ASSOCIATION DUALS January 8-9, UNI-Dome, Cedar Falls, (319) 273-DOME, www.uni.edu/unidome The Cliff Keen/NWCA National Duals is believed to be the only intercollegiate competition in the nation with all collegiate divisions competing in one venue for a national championship in their respective divisions. WEDDING EXTRAVAGANZA January 16, Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center, Waterloo, (319) 233-7560. The 27th Annual Wedding Extravaganza is a merchant sponsored show and is known as “Iowa’s Ultimate Bridal Show.” Doors open at noon, style show at 2pm. IOWA BOAT SHOW January 21-23, UNI-DOME, Cedar Falls, (319) 232-0218, www.iowashows.com Iowa’s largest boat show, featuring cabin cruisers to fishing boats from over 25 Iowa dealers, plus motor homes, resorts and fishing tackle.

February EASTERN IOWA HOME IMPROVEMENT AND LANDSCAPING SHOW February 11-13, Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center, Waterloo, (319) 232-0218, www.iowashows.com Premiere home and garden show with designer showrooms, landscaped gardens, home remodelers, new home contractors, plus an extensive seminar schedule.

TOP 5 CALENdAR Of EvENTS ➔ iowa irish Fest, August 5-7, 2011 ➔ College Hill Arts Festival, July 15-16, 2011 ➔ National Cattle Congress Fair, september 15-18, 2011 ➔ Cedar trails Festival, August 10-14, 2011 ➔ sturgis Falls Celebration/Cedar Basin Jazz Festival, June 24-26, 2011

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Maple Syrup Festival Hartman Reserve Nature Center

EXPO IN THE UNI-DOME – INDOOR ELECTRIC RADIO-CONTROLLED FUN-FLy February 19-20, UNI-Dome, Cedar Falls, (319) 268-4266, www.expodome.org This is an AMA sanctioned event, limited to the first 150 registered pilots. Registration fee, spectator fee. Email: bhrcp@cfu.net for details. WOW WEEKEND February 25-26, Main St., Cedar Falls, (319) 277-0213 Enjoy a weekend getaway to shop, dine, drink, enjoy and STAY on Main St.. Twenty-eight participating merchants are sponsoring this year’s event. Throughout the weekend there will be special classes, and major discounts for registered guests. Registered guests will pick up their VIP card and goodie bag at a special merchant reception on Friday evening from 5–7pm. BEERS TO yOU February 27, 2011 Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center, Waterloo (319) 233-7560 www.ramadawaterloo.com The Friends of the Gallagher-Bluedorn will host the fourth annual “Beers to You and Gourmet Too” gourmet food and beer tasting event. Sample more than 40 import, crafts, and specialty beers paired with gourmet small-plate offerings from the area’s finest food purveyors. Guests will have a chance to meet and hear from a special brew master and learn more about the fine art of brewing. Event proceeds help fund general programming and the Kaleidoscope Series.

March HAWKEyE FARM SHOW March 1-3, UNI-Dome, Cedar Falls, (507) 437-4577, www.farmshowsusa.com Nearly 200 companies display over 500 lines of products and services at this annual show. visitors guide 2011

The show is attended by ag producers from a three-state area. There are daily seminars by leading agricultural experts such as Dr. Robert Wisner, ISU Extension Economist– Grain Marketing, and Dr. Kamyar Enshayan, UNI Adjunct Assistant Professor. MAPLE SyRUP FESTIVAL March 5-6, Hartman Reserve Nature Center, Cedar Falls, (319) 277-2187, www.hartmanreserve.org This annual event includes a pancake breakfast and a visit to the sugar shack to learn how to make real maple syrup; from collecting the sap to boiling it down into syrup. EASTERN IOWA SPORTS SHOW March 11–13, UNI-Dome, Cedar Falls, (319) 232-0218, www.iowashows.com Iowa’s largest sports show features extensive displays of recreational vehicles, boats, fishing tackle, resorts, fishing camps and other summer activities. Seminars and stage shows. Deer Antler Scoring also available. UNI-DOME ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES SHOW March 18-20, UNI-DOME, Cedar Falls, (712) 326-9964, www.antiquespectacular.com Over 200 exhibitors from throughout the country displaying and selling furniture, pottery, glassware, tackle, toys, china, porcelain and collectibles. WAVERLy HORSE SALE March 22-25, Waverly Sale Barn, (319) 352-2804, www.waverlysales.com Horse enthusiasts from all over the country, Canada, and the world descend upon the Cedar Valley to sell and buy some of the best quality horses and equipment to be found anywhere.

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Cinco De Mayo River Loop Expo KIDS & CADETS NATIONAL FOLKSTYLE WRESTLING TOURNAMENT March 31–April 2, UNI-Dome, Cedar Falls, (319) 268-4266. A USA Wrestling Tournament with youth from all over the country. This is the final USA Wrestling event of the folkstyle season and is the last opportunity for wrestlers to ascend up USA Wrestling’s Future Olympian Rankings as a part of the Ultimate Challenge series. The tournament is a fun event for wrestlers and audience members alike.

April 2011 CHILD & BABY EXPO OF IOWA April 9, Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center, Waterloo (319) 404-8619, www.childandbabyexpo.com This annual show began in 2010 to give families the chance to shop, learn and explore all that Iowa has to offer kids, parents and those expecting a child. With interactive exhibits, fun entertainment and a variety of products, there is something for every child and family. BUNNY BRUNCH April 16 & 23 Heritage Farm, 7731 Zaneta Rd., Hudson, (319) 988-3734. Join this local farming family for a horse-drawn wagon ride to a cabin in the woods for brunch with the Easter Bunny. Other activities include an egg hunt and pony rides. Reservations required. www.cedarfallstourism.org

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June

KUNI BENEFIT: AN EVENING IN CELEBRATION OF WINE & TULIPS May 7, Park Place Events Centre, Cedar Falls, (319) 273-6400 or (800) 772-2440, www.iowapublicradio.org This wine and cheese tasting is sponsored by friends of KUNI, 7–9pm.

MY WATERLOO DAYS FESTIVAL June 2-5, Downtown Waterloo, (319) 233-8431, www.mywaterloodays.org A spectacular festival with fun for all ages! MWD presents a parade, fireworks show, top notch musical entertainment, 5K Fun Run, Dragon Boats, carnival rides, dozens of children’s activities and more. All events free!

CINCO DE MAYO May 7, RiverLoop EXPO Plaza, Waterloo, (319) 232-1909. Celebrate Mexico’s rich culture with music, food and fun—all with Mexican flair. MUD RUN May 14, George Wyth State Park, Waterloo, (319) 232-5505. The Mud Run is a cross country race through George Wyth State Park. The route takes runners through the woods and mud at the park, and covers approximately five kilometers. KOKZ-COOL 105.7 4TH STREET CRUISE May 28, Downtown 4th St., Waterloo, (319) 234-2200. The Annual “cruisin’ the strip” event showcases cars cruising through downtown Waterloo from noon to 4pm. Also a Shine ‘em Up—Show ‘em Off event the evening of Friday, May 27 on the National Cattle Congress grounds and Saturday evening sock hop at Electric Park Ballroom. visitors guide 2011

CEDAR VALLEY SOCCER MOONLIGHT CLASSIC June 10-12, Cedar Valley Soccer Complex, Waterloo, www.cvysaonline.org The Moonlight Classic Tournament is a unique tournament offered by the CVYSA. Designed for travel/competitive teams, the Moonlight Classic provides an opportunity for teams to enjoy playing under the lights! Playing under the lights, on some of the best soccer fields in the State, is a great memory for all the players and their fans. TWO-CYLINDER TRACTOR EXPO XXI June 23-25, National Cattle Congress Grounds, Waterloo, (888) 782-2582, www.two-cylinder.com Over 600 antique and vintage tractors will be on display at the historic John Deere inspired event. Events include a swap meet, memorabilia displays and an auction. A treat for all John Deere www.travelwaterloo.com


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College Hill Arts Festival enthusiasts as well as those inspired by the area’s rich agricultural history. STURGIS FALLS CELEBRATION & CEDAR BASIN JAZZ FESTIVAL June 24-26, Cedar Falls, (319) 268-4266, (800) 845-1955, www.sturgisfalls.org and www.cedarbasinjazz.org Come enjoy the sounds of over 20 bands playing jazz, Dixieland, country, rock-n-roll, and blues! Also enjoy a wide variety of events including a parade, street fair, car show, 50’s/60’s dance and delicious food vendors.

July ROOFTOP JAZZ & BLUES July 2, Waterloo Center for the Arts, Waterloo (319) 291-4490, www.waterloocenterforthearts.org Celebrate the 4th of July with live music, food, and beverages aside the river atop the Waterloo Center for the Arts. WATERLOO FIREWORKS FESTIVAL July 2, Downtown, Waterloo (319) 226-4836. www.waterloojaycees.org This annual festival commemorates the freedoms we all enjoy with wonderful food, amazing fireworks and great live music in to the night. Admission is free.

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CEDAR FALLS JUNIOR CHAMBER (JAYCEES) STAR SPANGLED FIREWORKS FESTIVAL July 4 UNI-Dome, Cedar Falls, www.cedarfallsjaycees.org Celebrate our nation’s independence with a 5K run in the morning, kid’s games and activities throughout the day including inflatable rides, concessions, live music and an exciting fireworks display. CEDAR FALLS GARDEN TOUR July 10, (319) 266-5149, www.cfhistory.org Enjoy an afternoon of spectacular scenery as you stroll through beautiful and enriching gardens. Local historic figure, Peter Melendy referred to Cedar Falls as the Garden City of Iowa and that tradition still holds true today. WATERLOO JAYCEES GREATER WATERLOO OPEN July 14–17, Irv Warren Memorial Golf Course at Byrnes Park, Waterloo, (319) 291-4370 www.waterloojaycees.org Iowa’s oldest and largest golf tournament draws over 150 professionals and 200 amateurs each year. Hundreds of spectators and golfers gather to watch, participate and hope for the chance to meet some of the greats.

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BBQ’LOO & BLUES TOO July 15-16, Lincoln Park, Waterloo, (319) 291-2038, www.mainstreetwaterloo.org 2011 brings the 9th Annual BBQ Rib competition cook-off. The Kansas City Barbeque Society has sanctioned this as a qualifying event. Additional features include a chili cook-off and live rockin’ blues. Event open to the public. Free activities and entertainment. COLLEGE HILL ARTS FESTIVAL July 15-16, 23rd & College St., Cedar Falls, (319) 268-4266, (800) 845-1955, www.chaf.cfu.net This juried arts festival showcases 75 Midwest artists, presenting original works and offering demonstrations in various media. SINGING IN THE CEDAR VALLEY July 18-23, Riverview Conference Center, Cedar Falls, (319) 268-0787 www.riverviewconferencecenter.com Over thirty Gospel Music Groups come together to perform at this annual soul-moving event. 135TH ANNUAL IOWA STATE TRAP SHOOT July 19–24, Cedar Falls, Gun Club, (319) 987-2141, www.cedarfallsgunclub.com Over 1,000 gun enthusiasts from 15 states and beyond converge at the Cedar Falls Gun Club to compete for cash and prizes. www.travelwaterloo.com


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90TH ANNUAL CEDAR FALLS BIBLE CONFERENCE July 30–August 7, Riverview Conference Center, Cedar Falls, (319) 268-0787 www.riverviewconferencecenter.com This is one of America’s largest Bible conferences. This event presents a tremendous program with nationally renowned biblical scholars, speakers and musicians.

OLD TIME POWER SHOW August 19-21, Antique Acres, Cedar Falls, (319) 987-2380, (319) 240-7371 www.antiqueacres.org Iowa Pioneer settlement is explained through displays of antique farm equipment at this unique show. Visitors also enjoy tractor pulls, parade, demonstrations, flea market and food.

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IOWA IRISH FEST August 5-7, Lincoln Park, Waterloo, (319) 233-8350 or (800) 728-8431, www.iowairishfest.com. The Cedar Valley Irish Cultural Association is holding the 5th Annual Iowa Irish Fest in and around the Lincoln Park area and East 4th and Mulberry Streets in downtown Waterloo. Iowa’s only large-scale Celtic festival boasts three stages of music and entertainment, Celtic gifts, food and highland games. Everyone is Irish during this fabulous weekend!

ARTAPALOOZA ON MAIN September 10, Downtown Main St., Cedar Falls, (319) 277-0213. www.communitymainstreet.org Don’t miss this juried art show with over 40 participating artists on Main St. in Cedar Falls. Entertainment and hands on art activities for children and adults A great day on Main St.!

CEDAR VALLEy TRAILS FESTIVAL August 11-14, Waterloo and Cedar Falls Trails, (319) 268-4266, (800) 845-1955, www.cedarvalleytrails.org Celebrate the over 100 miles of trails available through the Cedar Valley at this annual festival of family events such as bike safety courses, a candle-lit bike ride and entertainment along the metro trails. www.cedarfallstourism.org

PARK TO PARK HALF MARATHON September 10, George Wyth State Park, Waterloo, www.trekmanracing.com The Park to Park half marathon and 5K are two of the area’s premier races. The courses are set up on paved recreation trails, primarily winding through scenic woods, along the Cedar River, and through four different parks. The courses are USATF certified, mainly flat and offer great opportunity for runners to achieve excellent times and set visitors guide 2011

course records. The atmosphere surrounding the races is second-to-none and offers runners and spectators an unrivaled experience. 101ST ANNUAL NATIONAL CATTLE CONGRESS FAIR September 15-18, NCC Grounds, Waterloo, (319) 234-7515, www.nationalcattlecongress.com This historic Waterloo fair has a deep tradition of bringing entertainment and agriculture together! Carnival rides, livestock shows, exhibits, family entertainment, live music and PRCA Rodeo make this the event for all! Gates open daily at 9:30am. FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL AND SCARECROW CONTEST September 18, Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens, Waterloo, (319) 226-4966, www.cedarvalleyarboretum.org Activities for the entire family! Corn maze, nature crafts, shoppers’ village, entertainment, and scarecrow contest celebrate the joys of autumn. Relive prairie days in the Prairie Village. Free admission and parking. 4TH ANNUAL PEREGRINE CHARITIES TRIATHLON September 24–25, George Wyth State Park, (319) 553-2118, www.PeregrineCharities.org/tri This USATsanctioned Triathlon treats athletes to Eastern www.travelwaterloo.com


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Iowa Irish Fest Iowa hospitality, scenic George Wyth Lake and shaded trails while raising funds for a worthy cause. The event features Olympic, Sprint, and Kids distance races. BREWFEST September 24, Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum, Waterloo (319) 234-6357, www.gmdistrict.org Enjoy fine fermented beverages and great tunes at this refreshing fundraising event! Live entertainment and food will be available for purchase.

October WAVERLY HORSE SALE October 4-7, Waverly Sale Barn, Waverly, (319) 352-2804, www.waverlysales.com Horse enthusiasts from all over the country, Canada, and the world descend upon the Cedar Valley to sell and buy some of the best quality horses and equipment to be found anywhere. NORTHEAST IOWA STEEL GUITAR SHOW October 21-23, Electric Park Ballroom, Waterloo, (563) 422-3293. The 20th Annual Show will showcase the steel guitar in several musical genres including country, swing, blues, jazz, gospel and pop. 30 artists from more than six Midwestern states will perform and many more will be making grooves on the dance floor! www.cedarfallstourism.org

STROLLING WITH THE SPIRITS October 22, Waterloo Cemeteries, (319) 234-6357, www.groutmuseumdistrict.org Historic cedar Valley characters come to life among the eerie gravestones of the Waterloo cemeteries. Come out and meet them…if you dare!

HOLIDAY FINE ARTS AND CRAFTS SALE November 12–13, Waterloo Center for the Arts, Waterloo, (319) 291-4490, www.waterloocenterforthearts.org Start your holiday shopping at the Waterloo Center for the Arts’ annual Holiday Arts Festival. The Festival is open 10am–4pm both days, and admission is FREE.

November

HOLIDAY HOOPLA November 25, Downtown Main St., Cedar Falls, (319) 277-0213. www.communitymainstreet.org Join the merchants in downtown Cedar Falls as the Grand Holiday Hoopla gets underway, kicking off a month of hoopla downtown! Santa’s Workshop on the corner of 4th and Main officially opens. Santa will arrive on Main in some dramatic fashion, kicking off the Hoopla! Enjoy live music, lighting of the tree, seasonal characters, plenty of familyfriendly fun and food.

IOWA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS First 3 weeks in November, UNI-Dome, Cedar Falls, (319) 268-4266, Every year the Cedar Valley welcomes the best high school teams from across the state to compete for the state-wide titles in each division. Join them for great rivalries and exciting match-ups on the field of the Dome. 6TH ANNUAL FIVE SULLIVAN BROTHERS 10K & 5K RUN November 5, River Plaza 10 W. 4th St., Waterloo, (319) 233-8350 or (800) 728-8431. USATF Certified 5K and 10K races take place downtown Waterloo and serve as a memorial to the Five Sullivan Brothers and to all veterans serving or who have served in the armed forces. The races also feature a “Military Challenge” pitting branches of the armed forces against one another in friendly competition. visitors guide 2011

December BREAKFAST WITH SANTA December 3, 10, 17 , Heritage Farm, Hudson, (319) 988-3734. Experience the magic of winter as you take a horse-drawn sleigh ride to a cabin in the woods for breakfast with Santa and his helpers. Ride ponies and meet baby animals in the historic heated barn. Reservations required. www.travelwaterloo.com




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Main Street in snow Cedar Falls DOWNTOWN LIGHTS THE NIGHT December 3, downtown Waterloo, (319) 291-2038, www.mainstreetwaterloo.org 4–6pm. Brighten your holidays with Santa’s Workshop. Elve’s shopping spree gives little ones the chance to pick out affordable gifts for friends and family. Additional events include crafts, entertainment, and photo with Santa. Call for location details. CEDAR FALLS HISTORICAL SOCIETy CHRISTMAS WALK December 4. Victorian Home Museum, Cedar Falls, (319) 266-5149 www.cfhistory.org The museums of the Cedar Falls Historical Society will sparkle and shine with holiday decorations and the music of the season during the annual Christmas Walk. The Victorian Home and Carriage House Museum, the George Wyth House, along with the Cedar Falls Woman’s Club will offer refreshments, entertainment, and horse drawn trolley rides (trolley rides offered 2–4pm). Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to enjoy the Cedar Falls Historical Society Museums all dressed up for the holidays! CHECK OUT OUR ONLINE CALENDAR, www.visitthecedarvalley.com, for a full and updated listing of events. www.cedarfallstourism.org

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Corner of Kimball & Ridgeway 319.235.7670

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New Hope Missionary Baptist Church

cedarvalley communities of worship The churches listed on these pages are paid advertisers. Visitors can contact either Visitors Bureau for more information about the more than 100 area churches and places of worship.

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church

Cedar Heights Community Presbyterian Church

St. Patrick Catholic Church

207 W. Louise Street Waterloo, IA 50703 319-232-4790 www.stpaulsumcwaterloo.com

2015 Rainbow Drive Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613 319-268-0153 www.cedarheightspres.org

705 Main Street Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613 319-266-3523 www.saintpatrickcf.org

Services: Sunday worship 9am; 1st Wednesdays 5:30 meal/6:30 casual worship; Sunday school, midweek prayer, service, study and fun groups for all ages. The BEST All You Can Eat fundraiser suppers, several times a year. Community Center space for small and large non-profit groups--VERY affordable, accessible.

Join us for worship and education on Sunday mornings. Our traditional service begins at 9:00am followed by an educational hour for all ages. Our contemporary service begins at 11:00am. We value worship, mission, education and pastoral care to all ages. Nursery available, handicap accessible. Welcome!

Weekend Mass Schedule: Saturday 5:00pm, Sunday 8:00 & 10:00am. Daily Mass: Tues 8:45am, Wed noon, Thurs 7:00am, Fri 5:15pm.

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710 Broadway Street Waterloo, Iowa 50703 319-233-7664 newhope100@msn.com

Sunday Morning Services: 11:00am Bible Study: Wednesday 6:00pm Sunday School: 9:30am A house built on love and unity. A house where everyone has a new hope.

Prairie Lakes Church Cedar Falls Campus 1907 Viking Road Saturday 5:30pm Sundays 9:00 & 11:00am Waterloo Campus Hoover Middle School 630 Hillcrest Road Sundays 11:00am www.prairielakeschurch.org

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Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church

St. John Lutheran Church

Bethlehem Lutheran Church [ELCA]

First Evangelical Free Church

810 Kimball Ave. Waterloo, Iowa 50702 319-235-7045 www.zionluthwaterloo.com

715 College Street Cedar Falls, IA 50613 319-268-0165 www.stjohncf.org

4000 Hudson Road Cedar Falls, IA 50613 319-266-3541

1015 Main Street Cedar Falls, IA 50613 319-266-9108 www.firstevanfreechurch.org

Services: Sunday 8am & 10:30am worship. Education hour 9:15am all ages. Wheelchair accessible. Check website or call for summer worship

Services: Sundays 8am (Traditional), 9:30am (Contemporary), 11am (New Tradition) Handicap accessible. Visit our website for our Adult, Youth, Children and Family opportunities.

Cedar Valley Community Church

College Hill Lutheran Church & Brammer Student Center

3520 Ansborough Waterloo, Iowa 50701 319-235-6781 www.cvcc.net Services: Sunday 10:15am; Development Hour Classes (all ages) 9:00am; Monday 8:00pm Young Adults; Tuesday 6:45am Men’s Group and 9:30am Women’s Group; Wednesday Classes 6:30pm. Come…experience the Life!

Faith Lutheran Church Missouri Synod 1555 W Ridgeway Waterloo, Iowa 50701 319-236-1771 Services: Sunday 8:00 & 10:30am Bible Study & Sunday School: 9:15 Youth Group Sundays at 6:00pm Adult Study 2nd thru 4th Sundays at 6:00pm Wednesday: Adult study at 10:30am Bible School: P-K to 8th grade at 5:45pm during the school year. Handicap accessible.

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2322 Olive St. Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613 319-266-1274 www.college-hill.org Services: Sunday worship fall-spring 10am; educational hour 9am; Summer worship 9am. Missouri Synod.

Trinity Lutheran Church 605 W. 4th St. Waterloo, Iowa 50702 319-235-6269 talc@dybb.com www.trinitywaterloo.org Services: Thursday, 7:00pm Sunday, 9am; Sunday School, 10:15am

Sunday Morning Schedule 8:30 Traditional Service 9:45 Education Hour 11:00 Contemporary Service Wednesday Night Activities 5:45 Dinner, 6:15-7:00 Youth Choirs, 6:30-7:30 Confirmation, 7:00-8:00 Kids Club, 7:15 Adult Choir, Staffed nursery care available. One mile south of the UNI-Dome. Wheelchair accessible.

Sunday School for all ages: 9:00am Fellowship Time: 10:00am Morning Worship: 10:30am Wednesday: Pioneer Clubs for Kids pre-school through Middle School, 6:30– 8:00pm Adult Bible Study: 6:30–8:00pm (We also have Adult Growth Groups available throughout the week in homes)

St. Timothys United Methodist Church

Walnut Ridge Baptist Church

3220 Terrace Drive Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613 319-266-0464 www.sttims-umc.org

1307 West Ridgeway Ave. Waterloo, IA 50701 319-233-3545 www.wrbc.net

Services: Sunday worship 10:15am, Sunday School 9 am Handicap accessible, nursery provided. Affiliated with the Reconciling Ministries Network.

Services: Sunday 9am Worship Service; 10:30am Sunday School & Adult Bible Fellowship; Sunday Evening: 6pm; Wednesday Evening: Family Growth Night 6:40pm; Including AWANA, Small Group Bible Studies & Prayer Meeting..

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church

Bridge of Hope Church

420 Harwood Ave. Waterloo, I owa 50701 319-233-3156 www.oslcwloo.org Services: Sunday 8:00am traditional; 9:15am Sunday school & adult bible study; 10:30am contemporary. Handicap accessible. Welcoming congregation for all ages. Small town church in big city. Family atmosphere.

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319-GO4-HOPE (464-4673) info@bridgeofhopechurch.com www.bridgeofhopechurch.com A Refreshingly New Way to Do Church. Practical, Biblical Teaching. Multi-generational, Multi-cultural Worship. 10am Every Sunday @ Crossroads Theatre, Waterloo

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Waverly Golf Club

Diversified Portfolio

705 8th Street SW - Waverly

(319) 352-3855

Located on the Waverly Public Golf Course Only 15 minutes from Cedar Falls on Hwy. 218

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Basket Of Dasies 208 Main Street • 319-277-3286

Cedar Falls Municipal Band Concerts, June-July, Tuesdays www.cedarnet.org/cfband

BlackHawk Hotel

Maid Rite

116 E. 4th Street • 319-277-9748

Waffle Stop Grill

904 Rainbow Drive • 319-277-1729

Jennifer’s

303 Main Street • 319-277-4880

BlackHawk Motor Lodge

122 Washington St. • 319-277-1161 www.blackhawk-hotel.com

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Kitchen Essentials

115 Main Street • 319-277-1161

216 Main Street • 319-277-7364

128 Main Street • 319-277-7933 www.kitchenessentialsandgifts.com

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Pump Haus Pub & Grill

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Cedar Falls Visitors Center

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Arts Center Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony

(319) 233-9191 (319) 277-1161, (800) 488-4295 (319) 235-7000, (866) 226-3539

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(319) 277-2230, (800) 465-4329

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(319) 234-7411, (800) 228-5150 (319) 273-9999, (800) 424-6423

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8 - Country Inn & Suites - Cedar Falls (319) 268-1800, (800) 456-4000

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(319) 266-1222, (800) 329-7466 (319) 235-4461, (800) 334-3277 (319) 235-2165, (800) 714-4392 (319) 234-5452, (800) 228-2800

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(319) 233-2044, (800) HAMPTON (319) 233-9191, (800) 465-4329 (319) 232-7467, (800) 334-3277 (319) 833-4753, (877) 475-3946 (319) 277-1550, (800) 728-9819 (319) 236-3238

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(319) 235-0301, (800) 480-6422 (319) 233-7560, (800) 2 RAMADA (319) 268-2222, (877) 424-6423 (319) 266-6988, (800) 800-8000

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(319) 277-2400, (800) 228-1000 (319) 277-6724 (319) 433-1205

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Golf Courses M-5 I-8 A-4 M-5 M-11 B-4

Gates Park Irv Warren Pheasant Ridge Red Carpet South Hills Walter’s Ridge

Parks and Recreation F-3 C-3 K-6 G-4 M-8 A-4

Big Woods RV Park Black Hawk Park Exchange Park & River Front Stadium George Wyth State Park Riverview Recreation Area Roger Birdsall Memorial Park

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Crossroads Center College Square Mall Kimball Ridge Center Logan Avenue Thunder Ridge Industrial Park Black Hawk Village College Hill

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AJ’s Eatery & Spirits Beck’s Sports Bar & Grill Cedar Falls Beck’s Sports Brewery Waterloo Brown Bottle - Cedar Falls Brown Bottle - Waterloo Bourbon Street & Voodoo Lounge Cu & The Cellar Doughy Joey’s Peetza Joynt Famous Dave’s Fazoli’s Ferrari’s Restorante Galleria Dé Paco Hickory House Jameson’s Public House Las Margaritas Family Mexican Restaurant LJ’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill Mama Nick’s Pizzeria Montage Mulligan’s Brick Oven Grill & Pub My Verona Newton’s Paradise Café The Other Place University Ave. The Other Place College Hill The Other Place Ridgeway Ave. Red Lobster Roux Orleans & Bourré Lounge Rudy’s Tacos Soho Sushi Bar & Deli Toad’s Bar & Grill Zsavooz Sports Lounge & Grill

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bEST Of ThE bEST ➔ CelebrAte An AnniversAry Brown Bottle ➔ Dinner Bourbon Street ➔ hAMburger Beck’s Sports Grill/Brewery ➔ lOCAlly OwneD Beck’s Sports Grill/Brewery ➔ plACe fOr lunCh Soho ➔ sunDAy brunCh My Verona Designates a “top 3” restaurant according to The Courier’s 2010 Best of the Best contest.

wiTh a wide VarieTy of national chains and locally owned restaurant and eateries, the Cedar Valley will surely tempt your taste buds. This dining guide will allow you to pick your flavor and your budget before venturing out to ensure you get just the experience you are looking for. Photo: Paco and Jacky Rosic of the Galleria De Paco restaurant and Catacomb Lounge, one of the Cedar Valley’s legendary hot spots, famous for the spray paint rendition of the Sistine Chapel that Paco created on the ceiling and walls.


dining | Pizza Davinci’s Pizza 4302 University Ave., Cedar Falls 277-7766 Doughy Joey’s Peetza Joynt 330 W. 4th St., Waterloo 274-0996 126 Brandilynn Blvd., Cedar Falls 277-2800 www.doughyjoeys.com The ‘big-city’ taste of Chicago and New York style Peetza is what brings customers back! MaMa nick’s circle Pizzeria 1934 Washington St., Waterloo 233-3323 www.mamanickspizza.com Continuing the family tradition serving original “Old World Recipes” with the freshest ingredients.

1415 E. San Marnan Waterloo 319-232-7660 Hours: Open daily 7 a.m.-2 a.m.

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Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner, AJ’s Eatery and Spirits has what you’re looking for. From eggs and pancakes to chicken, burgers, hickory smoked ribs, and much, much more! AJ’s kitchen is open at 7am daily. AJ’s also has a full service bar, including 25 beers on tap and many TV’s to choose from. So come join us for a bite to eat and a friendly game of pool or darts. Conveniently located in the Crossroads Shopping area. • Great family friendly atmosphere with warm service, great food, and cold beer • Hand breaded tenderloins, fresh, never frozen burgers, mouth watering sandwiches, wraps and salads • Fun, friendly servers • Pool tables, darts, video games, & digital tunes to enjoy • Free WiFi • NFL Sunday ticket, fantasy football, fill out your free weekly picks to win prizes • Pool Leagues and Dart Leagues • Locally owned and operated since 2003.

MoJo’s Pizza house 925 W 22nd St., Cedar Falls 268-9100 olD chicago 6301 University Ave., Cedar Falls 277-7770 Pizza ranch 4302 University Ave., Cedar Falls 266-2555

Daily Hours: 11am - 2am Kitchen Hours: Sun-Thu 11am-10pm; Fri & Sat 11am-11pm

the other Place 2214 College St., Cedar Falls 277-9720 4214 University Ave., Cedar Falls 268-1655 360 E. Ridgeway Ave., Waterloo 287-9400 www.theotherplace.com

Corner of Highway 58 & Viking Road, Across from Target Cedar Falls, IA • 319-266-3050 • www.zsavooz.com

tony’s la Pizzeria 407 Main St., Cedar Falls 277-8669 tony’s trattoria 3251 W. 4th St., Waterloo 232-8669

European Balkan grill 926 La Porte Rd., Waterloo 232-5125 honey garDen FaMily restaurant 826 La Porte Rd., Waterloo 234-8100

Asian china Wok chinese restaurant 123 E. 18th St., Cedar Falls 277-8641 east china 2108 Kimball Ave., Waterloo 226-3333 2044 Logan Ave., Waterloo 226-3338 golDen china 2046 E. Ridgeway Ave., Waterloo 232-3928

Classic Italian dishes plus creative new favors. A Cedar Falls’ family favorite for more than 38 years. Open 7 days a week, 4-10 p.m.

(319) 266-2616 www.cedarfallstourism.org

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Cu Restaurant is the Cedar Valley's distinctive dining experience. Have your expectations exceeded by the

320 E. 4th St. • Waterloo 319-274-8888 LUNCH - Mon-Fri: 11am-2pm DINNER - Mon-Sat: 5pm-10pm www.CuRestaurant.com

Grand China Buffet 106 Brookeridge Dr., Waterloo 833-8889

culinary creativity of our chef and the expertise of our service staff. Enjoy market-fresh seafood, aged hand-cut steaks, fresh

Great Wall 2125 College St., Cedar Falls 277-8899

daily specials, and our extensive wine list as you relax in the area's most intimate atmosphere: world-renowned artwork, vivid copper and rich mahogany. Our historic Rath Room and

hiBaChi SuShi Buffet 1535 Flammang Dr., Waterloo 232-6868

Cellar Room for all your private dining needs. After dinner, visit The Cellar, Waterloo’s premiere wine and martini bar

honG KonG 6306 University Ave., Cedar Falls 266-4368

located below Cu. “Best Locally Owned Restaurant”

2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010

hu hot MonGolian Grill 6301 University Ave., Cedar Falls 553-1100 ippa aSian Grill 2205 College St., Cedar Falls 266-5811 neW Century Buffet 2915 McClain Dr., Cedar Falls 266-5529 QuiCK WoK 2936 University Ave., Waterloo 236-2888 red apple ChineSe reStaurant 305 W. 4th St., Waterloo 833-7299 SaKura JapaneSe SteaK houSe & SuShi Bar 5719 University Ave., Cedar Falls 266-4000

Locally owned and operated, Doughy Joeys Peetza Joynt brings the Big City Taste of Chicago and New York Style Peetza to the Cedar Valley. Each location has a unique atmosphere from Waterloo’s open exhibition style kitchen, or Cedar Falls Sports Bar served Peetza style. We invite you to come enjoy the areas finest Chicago or New York Style Peetza, where the Peetza is made from scratch start to finish baked in a stone deck oven. Also offering; Calzones, Sandwiches, Salads, Micro Brews, and Martini’s, it’s a must stop in the Cedar Valley.

toKyo JapaneSe SteaK houSe & SuShi Bar 126 E. Ridgeway Ave., Waterloo 433-0999

Mexican aMiGoS MexiCan reStaurant & Bar 5809 University Ave., Cedar Falls 266-7771 CarloS o’Kelly’S 6507 University Ave., Cedar Falls 277-1121 1331 Flammang Dr., Waterloo 236-8730 Chapala 900 LaPorte Rd., Waterloo 287-8005 diaMond dave’S taCo CoMpany 2060 Crossroads Blvd., Waterloo 236-6624 el MerCadito 520 La Porte Rd., Waterloo 232-5535 fieSta JaliSCo 352 Fletcher Ave., Waterloo 287-5636

300 West 4th Street Waterloo • 319-274-0996

126 Brandilynn Blvd. Cedar Falls • 319-277-2800

la MiChoaCana authentiC MexiCan 1221 Franklin St., Waterloo 236-9990

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La Placita 322 W. 4th St., Waterloo 232-4228 Las Margaritas 2822 University Ave., Waterloo 233-6100 Las Margaritas represents the Mexican tradition of hospitality with recipes of authentic Mexican cuisine. Los Cabos 112 Main St., Cedar Falls 277-9676 Pablo’s Mexican Grill 310 Main St., Cedar Falls 277-8226

6222 University Ave. • Cedar Falls 319-266-0200 Sun-Thur 11am-10pm, • Fri & Sat 11am-11pm

www.famousdaves.com

Famous Dave spent 25 years perfecting America's favorite style of barbeque, like our hickory-smoked ribs and Georgia chopped pork slathered with our own Rich & Sassy® BBQ sauce. And if over 200 national and regional awards don't convince you, the great taste will. Our menu also features smokin’ sandwiches, mouth-watering burgers, garden fresh salads, and homemade desserts all served up in a casual, down-home atmosphere with toe tappin’ blues. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Pull up a chair or grab a load and hit the road with Famous Dave’s TO GO. And don’t forget Dave’s catering, perfect for your next friends or family get-together.

Panchero’s Mexican Grill 6421 University Ave., Cedar Falls 277-1054 Rudy’s Taco 2401 Falls Ave., Waterloo 234-5686 www.rudystacos.com After 20 years we still provide the best in family oriented Mexican dining.

Deli Boardwalk Deli 206 E. 4th St., Waterloo 233-9160 Panera Bread Bakery & Café 6403 University Ave., Cedar Falls 553-0250 1818 LaPorte Rd., Waterloo 433-3003

Catering now available online.

Scratch Bakery & Café 111 W. 2nd St., Cedar Falls 277-7855 SoHo Sushi Bar & Deli 119 Main St., Cedar Falls 266-9995 Sub City 2218 College St., Cedar Falls 277-7071 Sub City West 3045 Kimball Ave., Waterloo 235-7670 We custom make every sub. Sub City 2 118 E. 4th St., Waterloo 236-2300

Buffet Bishop’s 2060 Crossroads Blvd. , Waterloo 232-3500 Bonanza 2027 Crossroads Blvd., Waterloo 233-7794 Grand China Buffet 106 Brookeridge Dr., Waterloo 833-8889

All listings are area code 319. www.cedarfallstourism.org

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"Best Darn Ribs In Town" 315 Park Rd. • Waterloo 319-233-9111 Closed Sunday & Monday; Tues. - Thurs. 4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. 4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

D+K Hickory House, Inc. has been family-owned for 57 years. It is truly a one-of-a-kind restaurant with a family-friendly environment. The specialty is the Bar-B-Q ribs, and they are the best ribs in town! The menu also includes steaks, seafood and sandwiches. You may also enjoy an alcoholic beverage from our bar. We are one of the few supper clubs left in the area. You won't want to miss this dining experience. Come and visit us. (Children's menu available)

Hy-Vee Deli & Cafeteria College Square, Cedar Falls 266-7535 1422 Flammang Dr., Waterloo 234-7523 4000 University Ave., Waterloo 236-0580 2181 Logan Ave., Waterloo 234-8627 Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo Buffet 777 Isle of Capri Blvd., Waterloo 833-4753 1-800-THE ISLE, www.waterloo.isleofcapricasinos.com/dining-isle New Century Buffet 2915 McClain Dr., Cedar Falls 266-5529

Steak & BBQ The Chuck Wagon Diner 2627 Center St., Cedar Falls 277-4050 D&K Hickory House, Inc. 315 Park Rd., Waterloo 233-9111 The specialty is the Bar-B-Q ribs at this truly one-of-a-kind restaurant. Famous Dave’s 6222 University Ave., Cedar Falls 266-0200 www.famousdaves.com. Enjoy the most succulent meats, savory seasonings and lipsmackin’ sauces around. Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon 4045 Hammond Ave., Waterloo 232-3233 Longhorn Steakhouse 1425 E. San Marnan, Waterloo 235-4336 Red River Steak House-Ramada 205 W. 4th St., Waterloo 233-7560

Sun - Thu 11-9; Fri & Sat 11-10:30

River City Beefstro—Clarion University Plaza 5826 University Ave., Cedar Falls 277-2230

2822 University Ave. • Waterloo, IA 50701 (319) 233-6100 & Los Cabos 112 Main St. Cedar Falls, IA 50613 (319) 277-9676

Southern Smoke Shack 508 Washington St., Cedar Falls 266-1441 Texas Roadhouse 5715 University Ave., Cedar Falls 266-3200

Wi-Fi Available Open Daily at 11:00am 319-234-3680

Coffee House Barn Happy 11310 University Ave., Cedar Falls 266-0888

LJ's Neighborhood Bar & Grill offers a wide variety of food and appetizers to choose from including: Pre-game Warmups, Sandwiches and Baskets, Burgers, Salads, Wraps, Steaks, Pastas, Pizza and mouthwatering Desserts. Don't miss happy hour from 4pm-6pm daily and 10pm-Close where you can enjoy your favorite alcoholic beverages from our full bar. Catch your favorite sporting event on one of our 16 HDTV's and our large projection TV. In the warmer months, LJ's outdoor beer garden is always a popular spot to sit and converse with friends. Stop by the Neighborhood today!

Cabin Coffee Company 2040 Kimball Ave., Waterloo 232-2034 Cottonwood Canyon 218 E. 4th St., Waterloo 233-5018

3550 Kimball Ave. • Waterloo, IA 50702 www.cedarfallstourism.org

Zippy’s BBQ 2010 Main St., Cedar Falls 266-5655

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CUP OF jOE 102 Main St., Cedar Falls 277-1596 LAMPOST THEATRE & COFFEE HOUSE 204 W. Seerley, Ave., Cedar Falls 277-8034 STARBUCKS COFFEE COMPANy 6421 University Ave., Cedar Falls 277-7140 214 Viking Plaza Rd., (Target), Cedar Falls 266-5508 1501 E. San Marnan Dr. (Target), Waterloo 226-6500 1501 Flammang Dr., Waterloo 232-1456 777 Isle of Capri Blvd. (Isle), Waterloo 833-2160 1515 Flamming Dr. (Barnes & Noble), Waterloo 232-0475

Since 1962, Mama Nick’s has continued a Family Tradition in Home-style Quality Pizza. We offer a variety of pizza, pasta, sandwiches, steaks and a buffet, and will deliver right to your hotel/motel room.

Diner BLUE MOON CAFé 2223 College St., Cedar Falls 266-6512

Hours: Closed Monday Open Tues.-Fri. 11 a.m.; Sat. 4 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.

CARPENTER’S LUNCH EAST 415 E. 5th St., Waterloo 233-9144

Buffet Hours: Lunch Tues.-Fri. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Dinner Tues. and Thurs. 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Sun. Buffet 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

GRAVy’S DINER 4129 University Ave., Cedar Falls 266-2117

319-233-3323 Hwy. 218 & W. 18th St Waterloo

IHOP 2009 Crossroads Blvd., Waterloo 287-4467 j’S HOMESTyLE COOKING 1724 W 31st St., Cedar Falls 266-3199 NEWTON’S PARADISE CAFE 128 E. 4th St., Waterloo 234-0302 Our meals are made fresh, from scratch, on a daily basis, using food purchased from local farmers. MORG’S DINER 520 Mulberry St., Waterloo 234-2416 PERKINS 3280 University Ave., Waterloo 232-3880 TOWNHOUSE TENDERLOINS 4116 University Ave., Cedar Falls 277-1948 VILLAGE INN 6301 University Ave., Cedar Falls 277-5551 212 W. Ridgeway Ave., Waterloo 291-2010 WAFFLE STOP 904 Rainbow Dr., Cedar Falls 277-1729 Always hot, always good.

Ice Cream COLD STONE CREAMERy 6421 University Ave., Cedar Falls 266-1605 2060 Crossroads Blvd., Waterloo 235-8015

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Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence 2002-2010 Wine Enthusiast’s Award of Distinction 2005-2010

Whether you’re looking for a sophisticated night out with boutique wines and decadent desserts, or a casual dinner with steak and seafood, Montage is your destination.

(319) 268-7222 www.montage-cf.com Downtown Cedar Falls visitors guide 2011

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Dairy Queen 620 E. 18th St., Cedar Falls 277-8202 1304 W. 5th St., Waterloo 232-5067 2719 University Ave., Waterloo 233-8603 1506 La Porte Rd., Waterloo 232-5440 Four Queens Dairy Cream 1310 W. 1st St., Cedar Falls 266-3647 Freshens iCe Cream College Square Mall, Cedar Falls 277-9927 hansen’s Farm Fresh Dairy outlet 127 E. 18th St., Cedar Falls 266-3044 mooroo 3015 Kimball Ave., Waterloo 234-3309. www.hansendairy.com Farm-fresh dairy products from our family to yours sCoops 109 Main St., Cedar Falls 277-5499

Casual Dining 205 East 18th Street • Cedar Falls • 319-277-3671 Hours: 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. • 7 days a week!

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CeDar Valley Fish market 218 Division St., Waterloo 236-2965 Fazoli’s 441 Tower Park Dr., Waterloo 236-2731 www.fazolis.com Fast. Fresh. Italian. highway 63 Diner 3030 Marnie Ave., Waterloo 232-0635 Jeorgi’s restaurant 1905 Commercial St., Waterloo 234-9885 maiD-rite 116 E. 4th St., Cedar Falls 277-9748 2076 Logan Ave., Waterloo 235-7026 The one and only loose meat sandwich. oliVe garDen italian restaurant 1315 E. San Marnan Dr., Waterloo 235-6494

West 5th & Commercial St. Waterloo, Iowa Located in the Grand Lobby of the Historical Russell Lamson Building: the Brown Bottle in Waterloo has been Family owned & operated for three generations. The unique Italian menu provides family recipes prepared fresh daily, in an elegant casual atmosphere. We offer a full service bar, and extensive wine lists. From a quiet booth for two, or group seating of fifty or more, the Brown Bottle will provide you with an exceptional dining experience. Call for Reservation

319-232-3014

sookie’s restaurant 506 E. Argyle St., Waterloo 235-7642 wishbone inC. 201 W. 18th St., Waterloo 234-4641

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Dining Nightly 7 days a week at 4 p.m.

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reD lobster 941 E. San Marnan Dr., Waterloo 234-0288 www.redlobster.com The finest seafood the sea has to offer.

bourbon street 314 Main St., Cedar Falls 266-5285

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The Cedar falls Brown Bottle 1111 Center St., Cedar Falls 266-2616 www.thebrownbottle.com Enjoy the wonderful blend of calssic Italian dishes. The waterloo Brown Bottle 209 W. 5th St., Waterloo 232-3014 www.brownbottlewaterloo.com The unique Italian menu provides family recipes prepared fresh daily. CU Fine Dining 320 E. 4th St., Waterloo 274-8888 www.curestaurant.com Classic, Midwest favorites with a modern twist. Ferrari’s 1521 Technology Parkway, Cedar Falls 277-1385 Galleria de Paco 622 Commercial St., Waterloo 833-PACO www.paco-rosic.com Euro-American cuisine under the art of the Sistine Chapel. Montage 222 Main St., Cedar Falls 268-7222 Iowa classics set with gourmet delights and exotic flavors. My Verona 419 Main St., Cedar Falls 266-9920 Old-world, Northern Italian favorites in a formal dining room. black’s 501 steakhouse & piano bar 501 Sycamore St., Waterloo 232-6180.

Bar & Grill AJ’s Eatery & Spirits 1415 E. San Marnan Dr., Waterloo 232-7660 We are a family-friendly restaurant with a large menu selection sure to satisfy any taste. Applebee’s 6301 University Ave., Cedar Falls 266-1814 2780 Crossroads Blvd., Waterloo 287-4700 Beck’s Sports Brewery 3295 University Ave., Waterloo 234-4333

Red Lobster offers freshly prepared seafood in friendly, clean and relaxing restaurants. Red Lobster sources the world for the freshest, highest quality seafood - from live Maine lobsters to fresh fish, from tender snow crab legs to jumbo shrimp. At Red Lobster you will find comfortable booths, tables for parties both large and small, and even a spacious bar where you can catch up on the latest game while enjoying your favorite drink. So come in, sit back and leave all the work to us. We're delighted to serve you the best of the sea. Come see what's fresh today!

Beck’s Sports Grill 2210 College St., Cedar Falls 277-2646 2512 Whitetail Dr., Cedar Falls 266-1122 Buffalo Wild Wings 6406 University Ave., Cedar Falls 553-0029 Casey’s 218 Pub 4014 University Ave., Waterloo 234-0862 www.cedarfallstourism.org

941 East San Marnan Dr. • Waterloo • 319-234-0288 • www.redlobster.com Hours: Open Sun.-Thurs. 11 a.m.- 10 p.m.; • Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. visitors guide 2011

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All listings are area code 319. MR. G’S RESTAURANT & PUB 2719 Center St., Cedar Falls 277-1508 THE HOIST BAR & GRILL 814 La Porte Rd., Waterloo 236-6135 THE HyDRANT FIREHOUSE & GRILL 2002 College St., Cedar Falls 277-5423 jAMESON’S PUBLIC HOUSE 310 E. 4th St., Waterloo 233-0701 www.jamesonspublichouse.com Jameson’s is the place for Irish fellowship, fine food and traditional Irish entertainment.

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Corner of Falls Ave. & Ansborough Ave. Mon - Sat 11-9

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Lj’S NEIGHBORHOOD BAR & GRILL 3550 Kimball Ave., Waterloo 234-3680 LJ’s offers a wide variety of food, has 14 HDTV’s and a large variety of alcoholic beverages. LEGEND’S BAR & GRILL 2122 Kimball Ave., Waterloo 235-0616 THE LIBRARy 2222 College St., Cedar Falls 277-3962 MAPLE LANES RESTAURANT 2608 University Ave., Waterloo 234-1414

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dining | Mulligan’s Brick Oven Grill & Pub 205 E. 18th St., Cedar Falls 277-3671 www.mulligansbrickoven.com Mulligan’s, where the food is great, the beer is cold, and the game is always on.

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BARMUDA COMPANIES 900 Technology Pkwy., Cedar Falls 266-9994 www.barmuda.com With eight restaurants, six lounges and two event centers in the Cedar Valley, Barmuda covers everything from fine dining, to sushi, to live music and comedy. In addition, Barmuda also offers catering service for special events.

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aCCoMModaTionS in Cedar fallS and waTerloo come in all styles, sizes and price ranges, from the elegantly appointed boutique of guest rooms offered at the BlackHawk Hotel, Iowa’s oldest continuously operating hotel, located in historic downtown Cedar Falls—to the spacious, trendy décor of the Isle Casino Hotel at Waterloo where guests can move freely between the luxury and quiet of tastefully designed guest rooms to the glamour and excitement of the attached casino’s gaming floor. Photo: General Manager Angela Fitkin and Sales Director Tonya Ledvina greet guests as they check into Comfort Suites, the Cedar Valley’s 2010 Hotel of the Year.


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5818 Nordic Dr • Cedar Falls, IA

For Reservations Call 319-277-6166 or 800-634-3444 www.americinn.com

• Refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, iron, ironing board, safe, and hair dryer in all rooms

located at st. hwy 58/hudson Rd. & Route 20 1614 technology Parkway • cedar Falls, ia 50613 tel 319.277.2400 • Fax 319.277.2411

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5818 Nordic Dr., Cedar Falls (319) 277-6166, (800) 634-3444 www.americinn.com/hotels/IA/CedarFalls Quiet rooms, new exercise equipment, new beds, pool/hot tub, meeting room for 30 people, full hot breakfast, free wireless internet, 24 hr business center. 57 rooms.

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We have it all! . Heated indoor swimming pool, hot tub and game room . Featuring the Red River Restaurant and Lounge . Whirlpool rooms and two-room suites available . Complimentary parking and health club access . Group Rates are available

BAyMONT INN & SUITES 2141 La Porte Rd., Waterloo (319) 233-9191 Newly renovated, Pet friendly hotel, continental breakfast, free WiFi, extended stay rates offered, close to shopping and movie theater. 50 rooms.

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• wireless high-speed internet access • in-room safes to accomodate laptop computers

Conveniently located off Hwy 58 and Viking Road

AMERICINN LODGE & SUITES

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• Deluxe continental breakfast • whirlpool suites • meeting & Boardroom space available • 24 hour Business center with Free internet/Fax/copies • on-Demand movies and web tV

. Hotel and Convention Center connected . Over 40,000 square feet of banquet space . High-Speed Wireless Internet throughout Hotel and Convention Center

205 W. 4th Street . Waterloo, IA 50701 Ph: 319-233-7560 www.ramadawaterloo.com visitors guide 2011

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BLACKHAWK HOTEL

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115 Main St., Cedar Falls (319)277-1161, (800) 488-4295 www.blackhawk-hotel.com Boutique hotel, listed on the National Register and conveniently located in downtown Cedar Falls offering renovated rooms from standard to luxury multi-room suites with antique furnishings. 29 rooms.

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comfort your family deserves.

BLACKHAWK MOTOR LODGE

To reserve your room, call 1-800-MARRIOTT or visit Marriott.com/alofi.

Fairfield Inn by MarriottÂŽ 2011 Laporte Road

122 Washington St., Cedar Falls (319) 277-1161, (800) 488-4295 Adjacent to the historic BlackHawk hotel this property offers a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Modâ&#x20AC;? setting with mid-century style furnishings including sleek platform beds with retro-look carpet and bedding. 15 rooms.

Waterloo, IA 50702 (319)234-5452

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Travel on your Own Terms at Clarion University Plaza!

Enjoy the service, amenities and look of an upscale hotel at an affordable price when you stay with ClarionÂŽ. â&#x20AC;˘ Guest Rooms feature Premium Bedding & Pillow Selection

â&#x20AC;˘ Complimentary High-Speed Internet

â&#x20AC;˘ Whirlpool Suites Available

â&#x20AC;˘ Full Service Banquet & Meeting Space for up to 275 guests

â&#x20AC;˘ Indoor & Outdoor Pools, Fitness Center & Game Room

â&#x20AC;˘ Onsite River City Beefstro Bar & Grille

A Pleasant Surprise . . . Clarion by Choice Located near UNI, Waterloo Municipal Airport, College Square Shopping Center, John Deere, Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center & Downtown Cedar Falls!

UNIVERSITY PLAZA 5826 University Plaza Cedar Falls, Iowa | www.clarionhotel.com |

Call (319) 277-2230 today! www.cedarfallstourism.org

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CANDLEWOOD SUITES 2056 La Porte Rd.,Waterloo (319) 235-7000, (800)226-3539 The full kitchen amenities here will allow you to feel right at home if you are staying in. Heading out? The hotel is near shopping, eateries and attractions. 74 rooms.

Clarion Inn University Plaza 5826 University Ave., Cedar Falls (319) 277-2230, (800) 4-CHOICE www.choicehotels.com Located across from College Square Mall and close to the UNI Campus and historic downtown, this full-service hotel with banquet space is great for conferences. 112 rooms.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Best of the Bestâ&#x20AC;? - 2009 & 2010 The Courier Readers

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COMFORT INN 1945 La Porte Rd., Waterloo (319) 234-7411, (800) 228-5150 The Comfort Inn’s whirlpool will help you de-stress after a long day of work or fun. The warm, bright sleeping rooms will keep you comfortable. 56 rooms.

3052 Marnie Avenue Waterloo, IA 50701 p 319.232.7467 • f 319.232.0403 hojowaterloo@gmail.com

COMFORT suITes 7402 Nordic Dr. Cedar Falls (319) 273-9999, (800) 424-6423 www.comfortsuites.com At Comfort Suites you can relax and enjoy our oversized, all suite rooms as well as our family friendly zero-depth entrance pool and free HOT breakfast buffet. 81 rooms.

COuNTRY INN & suITes CeDAR FALLs 2910 S. Main St., Cedar Falls (319) 268-1800, (800) 456-4000 www.countryinns.com/cedarfallsia As the closest hotel to UNI facilities, Country Inn & Suites is the perfect home away from home with charming décor, convenient amenities, and great service. 64 rooms.

COuNTRY INN & suITes WATeRLOO 4025 Hammond Ave.,Waterloo (319) 233-2336, (800) 456-4000 www.countryinns.com/waterlooia With its charming décor, convenient amenities, delicious breakfast and great service the Country Inn & Suites is a perfect stop for vacation or business trips. 64 rooms.

The Waterloo Motel 6 is located just 5 min from these area attractions & restaurants: Allen Hospital 1/4 Miles 5 Sullivan Brothers Center 1 1/2 Miles John Deere Works 4 1/2 miles University of Northern Iowa Waterloo Airport 4 1/2 miles

DAYs INN

At Motel 6 you enjoy MAny of the AMenities of More expensive hotels • FREE Local Calls and Long Distance Access • FREE Wireless Internet • Indoor Swimming Pool • FREE Morning Coffee in the Lobby • FREE HBO & ESPN • Kids 17 & Under Stay FREE • Pets Stay FREE • Honeymoon Suites Available

5826 University Ave., Cedar Falls (319) 266-1222, (800) 329-7466 Located across from College Square Mall and next to the Clarion Inn, guests can enjoy shopping, dining, and the full privileges of Clarion Inn amenities. 67 rooms.

2343 Logan Ave., Waterloo Make your reservations now. (319) 236-3238 Toll FREE Reservations 1-800-4 MOTEL 6 Visit Our Web Site At www.motel6.com www.cedarfallstourism.org

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DAYS INN & SUITES

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS

1809 La Porte Rd., Waterloo (319) 235-4461, (800) 329-7466 www.daysinn.com Located at the intersection of Highways 218 and 20, they offer all of the amenities of home along with an indoor pool, exercise facility and continental breakfast. 112 rooms.

2127 La Porte Rd., Waterloo (319) 274-7000, (800) HOLIDAY (465-4329) www.holidayinnexpress.com Brand New hotel, 100% Smoke Free, Hot Breakfast served everyday, indoor pool, free WiFi and hardwired internet, close to shopping and movie theater. 79 rooms.

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ECONO LODGE 3350 University Ave., Waterloo (319) 235-2165, (800) 714-4932 Their convenient location, complimentary movies, microwaves and refrigerators are standard, making this an ideal hideaway for a weekend or business traveler. 99 rooms.

FAIRFIELD INN 2011 La Porte Rd., Waterloo (319) 234-5452, (800) 228-2800 www.fairfieldinn.com/waterloo Whether staying for one night or extended stay, they have all of the amenities and comforts of home as well as attractions and restaurants nearby. 57 rooms.

HAMPTON INN & SUITES 2034 La Porte Rd., Waterloo (319) 233-2044, (800) HAMPTON www.hamptoninn.com Enjoy the Cedar Valley’s award winning Hilton property, consistently voted in the top 100 Hamptons in the country. Proud to be 100% non-smoking. Next to shopping mall (& restaurants). 101 rooms.

HOWARD JOHNSON 3052 Marnie Ave., Waterloo (319) 232-7467, (800) 446-4656 www.hojo.com The central location makes the Howard Johnson an easy commute to Waterloo or Cedar Falls. Relax in the heated pool yearround and enjoy free continental breakfast. 54 rooms.

ISLE CASINO HOTEL WATERLOO 777 Isle of Capris Blvd., Waterloo (319) 833–ISLE (833-4753), 877- ISLE WIN (475-3946) www.theislewaterloo.com Home to hot gaming action with video poker, slots, table games and a poker room. Offering giveaways, live music, and three restaurants: Otis & Henry’s® Bar and Grill, The Buffet® and Tradewinds Marketplace. 195 rooms.

JLL EXTENDED STAY 4410 University Ave., Cedar Falls (319) 277-1550, (800) 728-9819 www.jllextendedstay.com Located in the middle of the metro area amenities include complimentary newspaper, cable TV with HBO, on-site washer/dryer, and furnished efficiency apartments. 96 rooms.

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MOTEL 6 2343 Logan Ave., Waterloo (319) 236-3238, (800) 466-8356 www.motel6.com Motel 6 provides easy access to the Waterloo Municipal Airport and local businesses. There is plenty of space for large vehicles and the indoor pool is an oasis. 48 rooms.

QUALITY INN & SUITES 226 West 5th St., Waterloo (319) 235-0301 (800) 480-6422, The downtown location is close to local restaurants, shopping & attractions. Rooms feature refrigerators & microwaves; business suites have many more conveniences. 67 rooms.

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RAMADA HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTER 205 W. 4th St., Waterloo (319) 233-7560 (800), 2RA-MADA (272-6232) www.ramada.com/waterloo Located downtown, the Ramada offers fullservice amenities. Nearby attractions include museums, sporting events, outstanding restaurant options and night life. 228 rooms. SUBURBAN EXTENDED STAY 300 Viking Rd., Cedar Falls (319)268-2222, (877) 424-6423 www.choicehotels.com In Cedar Falls Industrial Park and near the UNI Campus, this new extended stay hotel features full kitchenettes and is perfect for business travelers. 77 rooms.

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7515 Nordic Dr., Cedar Falls (319) 266-6988, (800) 800-8000 www.super8.com Opened in 2010, this new hotel is conveniently located in Cedar Falls Industrial Park just off Highway 20 and 58 and near the UNI Campus. 57 rooms.

SUPER 8 1825 La Porte Rd., Waterloo (319) 233-1800, (800) 800-8000 Get free high-speed internet access at this Super 8. This hotel is conveniently located near Crossroads Shopping Center and features free Superstart Breakfast. 62 rooms.

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Beds & Breakfasts UNIVERSITy INN

CARRIAGE HOUSE

4711 University Ave., Cedar Falls (319) 277-1412, (800) 962-7784 www.universityinncf.com Near UNI, continental breakfast, whirlpool suites, micro, fridge, coffeemaker, & guest laundry, affordable. Close to shopping with monthly & weekly rates! 51 rooms.

3030 Grand Blvd., Cedar Falls (319) 277-6724 Not your typical B+B. Located near Cedar Valley Trails and Hartman Reserve. Our two Victorian Suites offer you fireplaces, whirlpools, and full breakfast served to your suite.

WELLINGTON BED & BREAKFAST

WINGATE By WyNDHAM 1614 Technology Pkwy., Cedar Falls (319) 277-2400, (800)228-1000 www.wingatehotels.com RELAX. Everything is included. Hot Breakfast, Wi-Fi, Business Center, Fitness Center, refrigerator and microwave in all guest rooms and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget our great customer service. 66 rooms.

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800 W. 4th St., Waterloo (319) 433-1205 Historic Home in the Heart of the Cedar Valley. Spacious suites with antique furnishings, private sitting rooms, and breakfast served in suite.

Historic Blackhawk Hotel Downtown Cedar Falls

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| shopping

The Cedar Valley offers a variety of shopping options. From locally-owned shops to national chains and from Main Streets to large regional shopping centers, Cedar Falls and Waterloo offer shoppers numerous opportunities to find a unique gift to give or to simply take home. Souvenirs from the Cedar Valley, representing Iowa and showcasing the unique experiences of this area can also be found throughout the communities. Photo: Downtown Cedar Falls Main Street shopping district. www.cedarfallstourism.org

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Antiques ANTIQUES & STUFF 216 Main St., Cedar Falls, (319) 277-7364 Glassware, furniture, pictures, lamps, linens, one-of-a-kind items, a nice selection of 50’s stuff. BARGAIN HEAVEN 617 Birmingham Ave., Waterloo, (319) 291-3012. CALICO HEN HOUSE 1022 Alabar Ave., Alabar Plaza, across from Hardees on University, Waterloo, (319) 234-1266. COUNTRy COTTAGE ANTIQUES 433 E. Airline Highway, Waterloo, (319) 235-6680. THE GATHERING 1910 Forest Ave., Waterloo, (319) 236-3352. GILGEN’S 115 W. 16th St., Cedar Falls, (319) 266-5152. GOOD THINGS 1419 W. 4th St., Waterloo, (319) 232-3405.

Crossroads Center Waterloo www.cedarfallstourism.org

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| shopping jACKSON AUCTION COMPANy 2229 Lincoln St., Cedar Falls, (319) 277-2256, fax 277-1252 SHOPPE ON THE CORNER 209 W. 5th St., Waterloo (319) 287-5144 shoppeonthecorner10@yahoo.com

Malls COLLEGE SQUARE MALL 6301 University Ave., Cedar Falls (319) 277-3636, www.collegesquare.com College Square Mall is home to over 50 shops and services housed inside an inviting, attractive setting with waterfall and seating areas. CROSSROADS CENTER I-380 & San Marnan Dr., Waterloo (319) 234-1788 www.shopcrossroadscenter.com Crossroads Center is surrounded by quality restaurants, hotels and entertainment that make staying and shopping easy and enjoyable.

Shopping Areas COLLEGE HILL Recently revitalized with brick pavers, decorative lampposts and inviting gathering areas, this unique retail neighborhood, located near the UNI campus and in the vicinity of College & 23rd Streets in Cedar Falls offers a variety of retail, services, eateries and night life. CROSSROADS AREA San Marnan Dr., Waterloo. Complementing the quaint shops of downtown is Waterlooâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Crossroads shopping area, which includes major retail stores as well as local businesses, restaurant and entertainment venues all surrounding the Crossroads Mall. Between the downtown Waterloo merchants and the Crossroads area, visitors will need more than one day to satisfy their shopping as well as their taste buds.

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Murals Downtown Waterloo Downtown CEDAR FALLS Main St. Cedar Falls, (319) 277-0213, www.cedarfallsdowntown.com Downtown Cedar Falls, currently considered one of a Dozen Distinctive Destinations across the United States, is a vibrant arts and entertainment district, featuring an enjoyable blend of restaurants, live music venues, specialty shops, recreational trails, historic attractions, and spa services along a gorgeous winding parkade. Visitors to the area canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss downtown Cedar Falls, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Where Good Friends Meet!â&#x20AC;? Downtown wAtERLoo 4th St. area, Waterloo, (319) 291-2038, www.mainstreetwaterloo.org Experience the history as well as the future as downtown blooms with the addition of new shops, restaurants, night life and the Galleria de Pacoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rendition of the Sistine Chapel. Renewal and renaissance are the key words being used in downtown Waterloo as one of Iowaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cultural Districts offers shopping, museums and begins to add new attractions. tHUnDER RIDGE Located on Highway 57 near the western edge of Cedar Falls, this shopping area provides patrons with retail, pharmacy, dining, groceries and more.

InDUStRIAL PARK SHoPPInG AREA Located at East Viking Rd. & Highway 58 in Cedar Falls, this vibrant retail area offers a number of services, groceries and big box retail. KIMBALL RIDGE Located at the corner of Kimball Ave. & Ridgeway Ave. in west central Waterloo, Kimball Ridge provides area residents a variety of stores, pharmacies, restaurants and other service providers. This shopping area gives surrounding residents a closer place to shop, to take care of weekly errands, and provides a hub for those residents to meet with their neighbors.

Specialty Shops BASKEt oF DAISIES 208 Main St., Cedar Falls, (319) 277-3286 Located in historic downtown Cedar Falls, Basket of Daisies offers a stunning selection of home dĂŠcor, accessories, fabrics and florals. JEnnIFERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S on MAIn 303 Main St., Cedar Falls, (319) 277-4880 www.jennifersonmain.com Jenniferâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s offers an assortment of unique brandsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;from the tried and true to the new future favorites.

KItCHEn ESSEntIALS 128 Main St., Cedar Falls, (319) 277-7933 www.kitchenessentialsandgifts.com This charming shop features unique treasures for your home including quality cookware, gourmet specialty foods, hard-to-find spices and exotic sauces. MoHAIR PEAR 2209 College St., Cedar Falls (319) 266-6077 www.mohairpear.com Unique shopping with modern and vintage/retro clothing and tons of stuff. RotH JEwELERS 229 E. 5th St., Waterloo, (319) 234-6979 www.rothjewelers.com The Roth Jewelers experience is unlike anything you will receive at other stores. SEALED wItH A KISS 218 Main St., Cedar Falls (319) 266-1816 www.swakpaper.com A fine gift and stationary store, with invitations and cards for all occasions. woRLDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S wInDow 214 Main St., (319) 268-1584 Products come from around the world from poverty stricken areas to organizations trying to help troubled people get back on their feet.

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while The Cedar Valley offers an abundance of events and attractions, we also have neighbors who offer additional activities that can enhance your stay here. All are within a short drive, so you can stay in Waterloo and Cedar Falls and get out and explore Northeast Iowa without spending too much time in the car. Area activities include outdoor recreation, great shopping, agricultural heritage, unique architecture, and a world-famous movie site and baseball field. The Cedar Falls Tourism and Visitors Bureau and Waterloo Convention and Visitors Bureau are always pleased to assist you by sharing additional ideas and itineraries for nearby excursions. Photo: Gwen and Michael Seda are the proprietors of Fox Ridge Winery located southwest of Cedar Falls near the town of Traer.


nearby | AGRICULTURAL HERITAGE Northeast Iowa offers a wide and wonderful variety of attractions showcasing the agricultural heritage of our area. Travel south of the metropolitan area on highway 218 to La Porte City, where you will find the FFA Historical and Agricultural Museum. Heartland Acres Agribition Center is located to the east on Highway 20 in Independence. The small community of Hazelton is north of Independence and offers shopping opportunities and a glimpse of life in an Amish community. A short drive to the south, in Hudson, you’ll find Heritage Farm, where large Percheron horses pull wagons to a cabin in the woods for a special time with Santa during the holidays. Tours of Hansen’s Dairy Farm await you in Hudson as well, where you can milk a cow, make butter and see wallabies while learning about this family operated commercial farm operation. FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT Fans of Frank Lloyd Write have two great opportunities to experience his work by traveling just a short distance from the Cedar Valley. Cedar Rock State Park is located just off highway 20 to the east. The Walter House is an example of one

of Wright’s most complete designs. Nearly everything in the house bears his imprint. The Stockman House is located in Mason City, less than 90 minutes to the north on highway 218, and is the first Iowa building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. THE BARN QUILTS OF GRUNDY COUNTY This public art project, designed to highlight the agricultural heritage of Grundy County and the folk art of quilting, can be viewed across the county. Many of the towns featured on the tour have gift shops and art studios for visitors to explore. ADDITIONAL SITES TO VISIT Nashua is home to the Little Brown Church in the Vale where thousands have been married and return every summer for a reunion picnic and vow renewal ceremony. The Field of Dreams was filmed just an hour to the east of the Cedar Valley in the small community of Dyersville. The movie site still exists surrounded by family farms and rolling hills of Northeast Iowa. Visitors can bring their bats and gloves and have a game of catch, just as Kevin Coster did on the same field. Dyersville is also home to the National Farm Toy Museum and the

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TOP 5 NEARBY ➔ Field of Dreams Movie Site ➔ Heartland Acres Agribition Center ➔ Little Brown Church in the Vale ➔ Fox Ridge Winery ➔ Amish Community of Hazelton Basilica of St. Xavier, which is one of only 52 in the United States. FOX RIDGE WINERY 1465 L Ave., Traer, (319) 478-8080, www.FoxRidgeWinery.com Wineries are popping up all over the state of Iowa and located just 25 minutes south of Waterloo/Cedar Falls, Fox Ridge Winery features gifts, a tasting room and tranquil scenery. Call our offices for additional ideas or itineraries.

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in The Cedar Valley, meetings, conferences and conventions are much more than professional development, team building or networking, they are a working vacation! With full-service conference hotels, an array of museums and unique attractions, the Cedar Valley will help you plan your work meeting into a professional retreat. Unique convention and meeting facilities provide the specific ambiance and necessary amenities to accommodate every plannerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s style and to meet every eventâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s needs. Contact the tourism offices today to learn how we can help your conference or meeting find the perfect home in the Cedar Valley! Photo: Bryant Ward and Kelly Behrends of the Isle Casino Hotel


meetings, conventions & event spaces | Large Exhibition Spaces FIVE SULLIVAN BROTHERS CONVENTION CENTER & RAMADA HOTEL 4th & Commercial Streets, (319) 233-7560, www.ramadawaterloo.com This 40,000 square foot center hosts numerous conventions, events, and banquets throughout the year, with space to provide seating for up to 2,000 people. The center features meeting and exhibition space with state-of-the-art technology, including highspeed internet and media capabilities. The center also features public art and military exhibits honoring its namesakes, the Five Sullivan Brothers. The Convention Center is connected via skywalk to the Ramada Hotel, a 228-room full service hotel that also offers four additional meeting rooms. NATIONAL CATTLE CONGRESS 257 Ansborough Ave., Waterloo, (319) 234-7515, www.nationalcattlecongress.com This unique complex includes McElroy Auditorium, seating up to 7,000; Estel Hall with 60,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space; Electric Park Ballroom, with 5,103 sq. ft. of ballroom/dance floor space or banquet seating for up to 1,000; Pullin-Simonsen Livestock Arena, an 80’ x 60’ covered, outdoor arena and a variety of additional barns and facilities. UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA CAMPUS, CEDAR FALLS 27th St. & Hudson Rd. (319) 273-7050. UNI’s campus offers a wide range of options for meetings and conferences for up to 20,000 people. From auditoriums to lecture halls, classrooms to performing arts centers, you will find a space perfect for your needs. Residence halls and sports facilities offer additional options for conference planners. Spaces include the UNI-Dome, McLeod Center, Wellness and Human Performance Center, Maucker Union Expansion and Latham Hall. WATERLOO RIVERLOOP EXPO GROUNDS Park & Jefferson Streets, (319) 231-7701. This new outdoor exhibition space is adjacent to the Convention Center and is fully lighted and wired for events of all types. The RiverLoop Expo is tastefully decorated with brick paving stones, special event banners, and great sightlines, making it an excellent space for exhibits, festivals, concerts, and other events.

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YOUNG ARENA 125 Commercial St., (319) 291-4335, www.waterlooleisureservices.org/ya Young Arena is a multi-purpose facility with 3,000 fixed seats surrounding an Olympicsized ice surface with an additional 2,000 seats available for dry floor events. The United States Hockey League’s Waterloo Black Hawks, Warriors High School Hockey Team, Junior Hawks and Cedar Valley Figure Skating Club make use of the facility as well as many other sporting competitions, wrestling tournament, concerts, graduations and other events.

Conference Centers & Hotels ALLEN COLLEGE 1825 Logan Ave., Waterloo, (319) 226-2000 Allen College frequently hosts meetings, conferences, presentations and events. They boast 8 classrooms holding 16-50 people; a reception area and auditorium accommodating up to 150 people each. Allen College also offers state-of-the-art audio visual available with satellite capabilities. HAWKEYE COMMUNITY COLLEGE 1501 E. Orange Rd., Waterloo, (319) 296-2320, www.hawkeyecollege.edu. Tama Hall is a multi-purpose facility, with 8 meeting rooms, an auditorium for 400 people, and a reception area. The facility is fully accessible and offers a full range of audio visual equipment. There is plenty of parking available for attendees with well lighted parking lots. Clarion Inn University Plaza 5826 University Ave., Cedar Falls, (319) 277-2230, 1-800-HOLIDAY. The Clarion offers over 6,400 square feet of banquet and meeting space for 10 to 300 guests as well as 112 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites. Access to audiovisual equipment and complimentary high speed internet will help make your event a success. Whether you are hosting a board meeting, annual conference, elegant banquet, or training conference, this meeting space provides the professional atmosphere that will meet your needs. ISLE CASINO HOTEL WATERLOO 777 Isle of Capri Blvd., Waterloo, (319) 833-2266, 800-THE-ISLE, www.theislewaterloo.com The Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo offers flexible meeting and event space for any type of occasion. The Isle offers 5,000 square feet of space, which can be divided into up to 4 meeting rooms for an event of up to 400 people. Coupled with superb on-site visitors guide 2011

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TOP 5 meetings, conventions & event centers ➔ Barmuda: Park Place Event Centre and Sky Event Centre ➔ UNI Campus ➔ Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center ➔ Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo ➔ Clarion Inn University Plaza catering, these state-of-the-art meeting spaces will provide top-notch accommodations for attendees. The isle also has 195 rooms in their full-service hotel, three onsite restaurants, valet parking, and 35,000 square feet of gaming space for meeting and event groups. PARK PLACE EVENT CENTRE AT PIPAC CENTRE ON THE LAKE 1521 Technology Pkwy. Ste. B, Cedar Falls, (319) 277-1255, www.barmuda.com/park_place Park Place is an elegantly appointed facility that hosts corporate meetings and social events of many sizes. Versatile meeting space includes a grand ballroom capable of seating 500, an open-air terrace and covered veranda overlooking Prairie Lake, and a hightech executive boardroom. Pairing world class event planning, food, beverages, and service with state-of-the-art audio/visual capabilities, Park Place is the perfect location for your reception or business gathering. Ferrari’s Ristorante is an on-site Italian restaurant and the Wingate Hotel is located directly across the street. RIVERVIEW CONFERENCE CENTER 439 N. Division St., Cedar Falls, (319) 268-0787, www.riverviewconferencecenter.com Twenty-six beautiful wooded acres minutes from downtown Cedar Falls. Our meeting facilities include the Tabernacle, which can seat 1,300; Missionary Hall, with space for 300 people and Pioneer Hall complete with fireplace and kitchen, is a retreat center which can accommodate 45 - 50 people. We also have full service RV sites available. Riverview Conference Center is a family friendly, non-alcoholic Christian facility.

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WATERLOO CENTER FOR THE ARTS 225 Commercial St., (319) 291-4490, www.waterloocenterforthearts.org The Waterloo Center for the Arts offers a scenic river setting with easy access for meetings and events of up to 250 people. The Art Center features spaces designed for cozy meetings or large gatherings, in a unique and relaxing environment. Catering is available on-site.

WATERLOO ELKS LODGE 407 E. Park Ave., Waterloo, (319) 234-7568 The Elks Lodge was recently updated with a sophisticated elegance to match any event. With 8 rooms accommodating up to 390 people, events of all sizes can be found here. The venue also features a full bar and lounge area as well as in-house catering.

Meeting & Banquet Spaces GROUT MUSEUM DISTRICT 503 South St., Waterloo, (319) 234-6357, www.groutmuseumdistrict.org The Grout Museum’s classrooms offer space for up to 230 people. The new Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum offers an incredible and unique space for education and for receptions and banquets. The museum features banquet space under a replica airplane and a replica of the bow of the U.S.S. Juneau for up to 275 people as well as a theater for 50 people. ROTARY RESERVE 5932 N. Union Drive, Cedar Falls, (319) 433-7275. Rotary Reserve is a 3,600 sq. ft. lodge in a beautiful wooded setting featuring a kitchen, deck, gazebo and fireplace and changing rooms with a 300 person capacity.

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JOHN DEERE SUPERVISOR’S CLUB 3265 Dewitt Rd. Waterloo, (319) 233-4202 This private club is open to the public for banquet and event rentals and seats up to 400 people. The Supervisor’s Club also features a beautiful outdoor patio area, on-site catering and a full bar for added convenience. The John Deere Supervisors Club is conveniently located between Waterloo & Cedar Falls. SKY EVENT CENTRE 501 Jefferson St., Waterloo, (319) 234-2012, www.barmuda.com/sky The original Black’s Gypsy Tea Room, located on the 8th floor of the historic Black’s Building, has been transformed into Sky Event Centre. A captivating venue and a majestic view of the Cedar Valley are just a few things to expect from Sky Event Centre. Include a world-class team of chefs, variety of menu options for any time of the day and an unparalleled commitment to service; and Sky provides you with the opportunity to dream high.

John Deere Waterloo Operations, a proud part of an American icon founded in 1837. Since 1918, Waterloo, Iowa has been home to the John Deere Waterloo Operations which includes six manufacturing locations, encompasses 2,734 acres of land and 5.9 million square feet of manufacturing floor space.

A variety of additional smaller meeting spaces and unique event facilities exist in the Cedar Valley area. Please see the Sports section on page 15 for sporting event facilities as well as Parks & Recreation on page 18 for outdoor shelters and areas. We invite you to contact either bureau office for recommendations and planning assistance.

John Deere is the World’s leading provider of advanced products and services for agriculture and a leading worldwide manufacturer of offhighway diesel engines.

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The Cedar Valley offers the activities, events, and attractions of a much larger city all just a short distance apart. Getting here is quite simple, whether you’re in your car, on a plane, or taking a bus, and once you’re here, getting around is quite simple, as well. If you want to do the driving, whether in a car or on a bicycle, we can accommodate your needs. If you’d like to leave the driving to us, we have taxi service, limousines, buses, or horse drawn carriages/sleighs to get you where you need to go. Photo: Dorothy Sallis at the Waterloo Regional Airport.


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Air Service WATERLOO REGIONAL AIRPORT 2790 Livingston Ln., Waterloo, (319) 291-4483 or (800) 221-1212, www.flyalo.com The Cedar Valley’s regional airport provides daily jet service to Minneapolis–St. Paul on Delta Airlines.

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HERTZ RENT A CAR Waterloo Regional Airport, (319) 287-5189 www.hertz.com 4807 University Ave., Cedar Falls, (319) 277-3552

Taxi Service CITy CAB Waterloo, (319) 234-2587, (319) 540-5561

LIVINGSTON AVIATION 2814 Betsworth Dr., Waterloo, (319) 234-1783 or 888-657-4438, www.livingstonaviation.com Charter service.

dOLLy’S TAxI CEdAR fALLS 401 Main St., Suite 100, Cedar Falls (319) 242-2011, www.dollystaxi.com

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fIRST CALL TAxI & COuRIER SERVICE Waterloo, (319) 233-8294

BIKE TECH 122 Main St, Cedar Falls (319) 266-5979,

Bus GREyHOuNd & JEffERSON BuS LINES University Book & Supply 1009 W. 23rd St., Cedar Falls, (319) 266-7581 TRAILWAyS BuS SySTEM 416 Sycamore St., Waterloo, (319) 234-2833 www.burlingtontrailsways.com METROPOLITAN TRANSIT AuTHORITy (MET) Depot 416 Sycamore St., Waterloo, Office 1515 Black Hawk St., (319) 234-5714 www.mettransit.org

Car Rental AVIS RENT A CAR Waterloo Regional Airport, (319) 233-0569 www.avis.com

REd’S LIMO Waterloo (319) 235-7023

Limousine Service NORTHLANd TRANSPORT SERVICE 905 Cedar Bend Suite 200, Waterloo (319) 610-7067 REd’S LIMO SERVICE 326 W. 17th St., Waterloo, (319) 235-7023 ROyAL LIMOuSINE SERVICE 827 Lincoln St., Cedar Falls, (319) 266-9999 STREET SCENE LIMO 326 W 17th St., Waterloo, (319) 415-4097 www.streetscenellc.com

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dAN dEERy MOTOR COMPANy 7404 University Ave., Cedar Falls, (319) 277-4500, www.dandeerymotors.com

COuNTRy GENTLEMAN’S HORSE & CARRIAGE SERVICE INC. Morris & Linda Dolph, Waterloo, (319) 234-2946, Trolley and Sleigh Rides.

ENTERPRISE RENT A CAR 1326 LaPorte Rd, Waterloo, (319) 235-1400 (800) 736-8222, www.enterprise.com 4728 University Ave., Cedar Falls, (319) 266-8600

HERITAGE fARM & COACH COMPANy Marie Brown, 7731 Zanetta Rd., Hudson, (319) 988-3734, Trolley, Sleigh and Wagon Rides.

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The Cedar Valley is not just a great place to visit, but an amazing place to live! The Greater Cedar Valley Chamber of Commerce is your key to a successful move. Whether you are moving yourself, your family or your business, they are your connection for finding the right location and the services you will need once you get here. Waterloo and Cedar Falls boast top-notch schools, endless recreational opportunities, along with restaurants and shopping that will rival any larger city. The Cedar Valley community has been recognized for its volunteerism, cultural events and diversity, all of which make the Cedar Valley a unique and rewarding home. Photo: Bob Justis of the Greater Cedar Valley Chamber of Commerce welcomes newcomers to the community.


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phone NUMBERS ➔ Emergency Only — 911 ➔ Black Hawk County Sheriff (319) 291-2515 ➔ Cedar Falls Fire Department (319) 273-8622 ➔ Iowa State Patrol (319) 277-4761 ➔ Police Department (both cities) (319) 291-2515 ➔ Road Conditions — 511 ➔ Waterloo Fire Department (319) 291-4460

Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber 10 W 4th St, (319) 232-1156 Greater Cedar Valley Chamber of Commerce Waterloo 10 W 4th St, Waterloo (319) 232-1156 Greater Cedar Valley Chamber of Commerce Cedar Falls 10 Main St., Cedar Falls (319) 266-3593

Waterloo

(www.ci.waterloo.ia.us) Population: 68,747 City Hall 715 Mulberry St, (319) 291-4311 Black Hawk County Courthouse 316 E 5th St, (319) 833-3000 Public Library www.waterloo.lib.ia.us 415 Commercial St., (319) 291-4521 Main Street Waterloo www.mainstreetwaterloo.org 329 E. 4th St., (319) 291-2038

Cedar Falls

(www.cedarfalls.com) Population: 36,145 City Hall 220 Clay St., (319) 273-8600 Public Library www.cedar-falls.lib.ia.us 524 Main St., (319) 273-8643 Cedar Falls Community Main Street www.communitymainstreet.org 206 Main St. Ste. B, (319) 277-0213 www.cedarfallstourism.org

Evansdale

(http://evansdale.govoffice.com) Population: 4,526 City Hall (319) 232-6683 Evansdale Chamber of Commerce (319) 232-6683 Post Office (319) 232-1510 Public Library (319) 232-5367

Where to go… Animal License ll cats and dogs over the age of six months A must be licensed. A license may be attained at the City Clerks office, 220 Clay St., Cedar Falls, (319) 273-8600. Clerk of Courts, 316 E. 5th St., Waterloo, (319) 291-4311. Driver’s License Immediately upon establishing residency all driving residents are required to obtain an Iowa drivers license. New residents must present a valid out-of-state license, not expired by more than one year, and their social security card. The Iowa Drivers License Station is located at the Crossroads Shopping Center, (319) 235-0902. Hunting and Fishing I nformation regarding hunting and fishing licenses may be obtained by contacting the Black Hawk County Recorder’s Office, 316 E. 5th St., Waterloo, (319) 833-3012. Internet Service Providers edar Falls Utilities C (319) 266-1761, www.cfu.net Mediacom (319) 232-8800, www.mediacomcc.com Qwest (319) 291-9517, www.qwest.com Property and Real Estate Tax For information pertaining to all taxes, contact the Black Hawk County Treasurer’s Office, 316 E. 5th St., Waterloo, (319) 833-3013, www.co.black-hawk.ia.us Utilities edar Falls C You can connect to utilities including gas, water, electric, trash and internet service at Cedar Falls Utilities (319) 266-1761, www.cfu.net Waterloo Gas & Electric MidAmerican Energy (319) 291-4666 www.midamericanenergy.com

Waterloo Water Works, Water, sewer and garbage. (319) 232-6280 www.wplwloo.lib.ia.us/waterloo/waterworks Waterloo Landline Phone Qwest. (319) 291-1517, www.qwest.com Voter Registration ny person eligible to vote may register at the A City of Cedar Falls or Black Hawk County Courthouse. Call (319) 833-3007 for more information.

Daycare Centers / In-Home Child Care ommunity United Child Care C Centers, Inc. (www.cuccc.org) Seerley Blvd., Cedar Falls (319) 277-7303 Ansborough Ave., Waterloo (319) 234-5920 Nordic Dr., Cedar Falls (319) 266-4477 In-Home Child Care Because the In-Home Child Care Centers list is always changing, please use the resource below for a current list of In-Home Centers. Child Care Resource and Referral University Ave., Waterloo (319) 233-0804 or 1-800-475-0804. www.neiowachildcare.org

Education (K-12) CEDAR FALLS SCHOOLS Cedar Falls Community Schools (319) 553-3000, www.cedar-falls.k12.ia.us Price Laboratory School/Northern University High (319) 273-2138, www.pls.uni.edu St. Patrick School (319) 277-6781, www.saintpatrickcf.org Valley Lutheran Middle & High School (319) 266-4565, www.valleylutheranhigh.com WATERLOO SCHOOLS Cedar Valley Catholic Schools (319) 232-1422, www.cvce.org Immanuel Lutheran School (319) 233-3967 immanuelwaterloo.ctsmemberconnect.net Walnut Ridge Baptist Academy (319) 235-9309, www.wrba.net Waterloo Community Schools (319) 433-1800, www.waterloo.k12.ia.us

Financial Institutions Valley Bank Loan Production Office 1820 Main St. Suite A, Cedar Falls, (319) 266-1774, www.valleyb.com

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relocation | Higher Education The Cedar Valley is home to several excellent higher education institutions including the University of Northern Iowa, Hawkeye Community College, Kaplan University and satellite Upper Iowa University location. UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA 1227 W. 27th St., Cedar Falls, (319)273-2311, www.uni.edu The University of Northern Iowa prides itself on putting students first, and has a reputation for providing exceptional undergraduate education, as well as programs at the master’s, specialist and doctoral levels. Building on its historic excellence in teacher education, the university also has outstanding programs in business, natural sciences, humanities and fine arts, and social and behavioral sciences. The university’s size, 13,200 students, allows it to offer faculty, facilities and academic choices of a large university, while retaining a friendly, small-college atmosphere on a parklike campus. With more than 40 buildings on 940 acres, the campus can still be crossed in an easy walk. Experiential learning opportunities such as undergraduate research, internships, student teaching, international study programs, community volunteering and cooperative education encourage a classroom connection to real-world experience. A rigorous liberal-arts core curriculum equips students with a broad understanding and knowledge of how to apply and acquire new information throughout life.

Additional community and continuing education classes encourage individuals to maintain life-long academic growth. This begins while students are still in high school as HCC offers classes for high school juniors and seniors to attain college credits early. Hawkeye also hosts special events throughout the year for residents and visitors alike, including the HCC Artist Series which presents Hawkeye Celebrates the Arts! This Artist Series features outstanding music and theatrical performances in Tama Hall as well as artwork by regional artists in the College’s Library. Additional events include the Scarecrow Scamper cross-country race, youth summer camps and the annual Relay for Life. Allen College 1990 Heath St., Waterloo, (319) 226-2000 www.allencollege.edu As the Cedar Valley’s most well-known health sciences school, Allen College offers bachelor degree programs in radiology, nursing, and health sciences, as well as a masters in nursing. The fundamental commitment of Allen College to professional excellence, personal growth and awareness of the joy of caring has remained steadfast. Always, there is a commitment to the student as an individual with unique

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ability and potential and a continual commitment to caring and educational excellence. The basic philosophy of fulfillment of responsibility to society remains unchanged Kaplan University 7009 Nordic Dr., Cedar Falls, (319) 277-0220, www.ku-cedarfalls.com Kaplan University offers 16 programs ranging from diplomas to masters degrees, all with the focus of skill development and professional advancement in areas that reflect the business community of the Cedar Valley. The academic schedules are built to accommodate all types of students, from full-time to the working professional. Upper Iowa University 3563 University Ave., Waterloo, (319) 232-6980, www.waterloo.uiu.edu UIU opened the Waterloo campus in 1985 and currently serves over 500 students. They offer certificate, associate, undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a variety of academic areas with a focus on real-world preparation.

Medical Assistance Allen Memorial Hospital Waterloo. www.allenhospital.org (319) 235-3941, Emergency (319) 235-3697

Activities are plentiful for both students and the community. The university offers a full calendar of performances, lectures and exhibits, many of which take place in the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. The GBPAC also hosts numerous national touring acts. UNI sponsors 18 varsity intercollegiate sports, many in the UNI-Dome and McLeod Center. For more information, see www.uni.edu. HAWKEYE COMMUNITY COLLEGE Hawse Auditorium, Tama Hall, 1501 E. Orange Rd., Waterloo, (319) 296-2320, or (319) 296-4464, www.hawkeyecollege.edu Hawkeye Community College has seven area locations that house over 52 credit and continuing education programs, with the main campus being on the southern edge of Waterloo. The diverse curriculum offers specialized training geared toward business and industry. With over 6,200 students enrolled, HCC is one of the state’s leaders in higher education. www.cedarfallstourism.org

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EDAR VALLEY MEDICAL SPECIALISTS C 4150 Kimball Ave., Waterloo, (319) 235-5390 www.cedarvalleymedical.com Covenant Medical Center Waterloo, www.covhealth.com (319) 272-8000, Emergency (319) 272-7050 FAMILY PRATICE CENTER 2055 Kimball Ave., Waterloo, (319) 272-2112 www.familypracticecenter.org New patients welcome. Sartori Memorial Hospital Cedar Falls, (319) 268-3000 www.covhealth.com

WHEATON FRANCISCAN Covenant Medical Center Waterloo, (319) 272-8000. Sartori Memorial Hospital Cedar Falls, (319) 268-3000 www.wheatoniowa.org

Places of Worship

New Hope Missionary Baptist Church 710 Broadway St., Waterloo, (319) 233-7664

BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN CHURCH 4000 Hudson Rd., Cedar Falls, (319) 266-3541 www.bethlehemcf.org/drupal

OUR SAVIORS LUTHERAN CHURCH 420 Harwood St., Waterloo, (319) 233-3156 www.oslcwloo.org

BRIDGES OF HOPE CHURCH 2450 Crossroads Blvd., Waterloo (319) 464-4673, www.bridgeofhopechurch.com

PRAIRIE LAKES CHURCH 1907 Viking Rd., Cedar Falls, (319) 266-2655 www.prairielakeschurch.org

CEDAR HEIGHTS COMMUNITY PREDBYTERIAN CHURCH 2015 Rainbow Dr., Cedar Falls (319) 268-0153, www.cedarheightspres.org CEDAR VALLEY COMMUNITY CHURCH 3520 Ansborough Ave., Waterloo (319) 235-6781, www.cvcc.net COLLEGE HILL LUTHERAN CHURCH 2322 Olive St., Cedar Falls, (319) 266-1274 www.college-hill.org FIRST EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH 1015 North Main St., Cedar Falls (319) 266-9108, www.firstevanfreechurch.org

Health Care Excellence for Your Family Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare is here to serve you with compassionate, convenient health care. With three area hospitals, and clinic offices located within the Waterloo/Cedar Falls metropolitan area and 13 rural communities, we are recognized throughout the region as the employer and provider of choice. Numbers to Know: l Covenant Medical Center.............. 319.272.8000 l Mercy Hospital (Oelwein) ............319.283.6000 l Sartori Memorial Hospital...........319.268.3000 l Covenant Clinic ................................. 319.272.5000 l Convenient Care.............................319.272.SICK For health questions and help finding a physician: l Nurse On Call .................................319.272.2600

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FAITH LUTHERN CHURCH 1555 W. Ridgeway Ave., Waterloo, (319) 236-1771 www.luthransonline.com

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SAINT JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH 715 College St., Cedar Falls, (319) 268-0165 www.stjohncf.org SAINT PATRICK’S CATHOLIC CHURCH 705 Main St., Cedar Falls, (319) 266-3523 www.saintpatrickcf.org SAINT PAUL’S METHODIST CHURCH 207 W. Louise St., Waterloo, (319) 232-4790 www.stpaulsumcwaterloo.com SAINT TIMOTHY’S UMC 3220 Terrace Dr., Cedar Falls, (319) 266-0464 www.sttims-umc.org TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH 605 W. 4th St., Waterloo, (319) 235-6269 www.trinitywaterloo.org WALNUT RIDGE BAPTIST CHURCH 1307 W. Ridgeway Ave., Waterloo, (319) 233-3545 www.wrbc.net ZION EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 810 Kimble Ave., Waterloo, (319) 235-7045 www.zionluthwaterloo.com

Housing Black Hawk Landlords www.blackhawklandlords.org PRO RESOURCE REALTY Rachel Cheeney Broker/Owner 1030 Ansborough Ave., Waterloo www.house-hunting.com Rentals Property Management Companies & Apartment/Rental Complexes The Courier Classifieds, www.wcfcourier.com Waterloo/Cedar Falls Board of Realtors 319-234-1731, www.wcfbor.com www.travelwaterloo.com


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Days Inn Waterloo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Doughy Joey’s Peetza Joynt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Fairfield Inn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Faith Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Famous Dave’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Fazoli’s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 First Evangelical Free Church. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center. . . . . . . . . . 35 Foxridge Winery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Galleria de Paco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 GBPAC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Grout Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Hampton Inn of Waterloo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Hartman Reserve Nature Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Hawkeye Community College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Hearst Center for the Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Hickory House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Holiday Inn Express/Baymont Inn & Suites . . . . . . . . 57 isle Casino Hotel Waterloo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Jameson’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Jennifer’s on Main . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 John Deere Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 John Deere–The Deere Crossing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 John Deere Waterloo Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Kimball Ridge Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Kitchen Essentials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Lampost Theatre Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77

Las Margaritas Family Mexican Restaurant . . . . . . . . 47 LJ’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Lost Island Water Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Maid Rite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Main Street Waterloo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Mama Nick’s Pizzeria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Mohair Pear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Montage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Moo Roo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Motel 6/Howard Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Mulligan’s Brick Oven Grill & Pub . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 My Verona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Northeast Iowa Family Practice Center . . . . . . . . . . . 32 New Hope Missionary Baptist Church . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Newton’s Paradise Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Oster Regent Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Our Saviors Lutheran Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Prairie Lakes Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Pro Resource Realty–Rachel Cheeney . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Pump Haus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Ramada Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Red Lobster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Roth Jewelers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Roux Orleans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Rudy’s Taco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Sealed With a Kiss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Shoppe on the Corner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

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Silos and Smokestacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 St. Patrick Catholic Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 St. John’s Lutheran Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 St. Paul’s Methodist Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 St. Timothy’s United Methodist Church . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Street Scene Limo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Sub City West . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 The Other Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Toads Bar & Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Trinity Lutheran Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 UNI Museums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 University Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 University of Northern Iowa . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back Cover Valley Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Varsity Cleaners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Waffle Stop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Walnut Ridge Baptist Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Waterloo Center for the Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Waverly Chamber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Waverly Golf Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Waverly Health Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Wingate Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 World’s Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Zsavooz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

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Oster Regent Theatre 103 Main Street 319-277-5283 (319-APP-LAUD) Cedar Falls Community Theatre celebrates the 30 year Anniversary producing a wide variety of plays, concerts, and comedy in the historic landmark of the Oster Regent Theatre . Evening and matinee performances . www .osterregent .org

Hartman Reserve Nature Center 657 Reserve Drive 319-277-2187 Wooded oasis, six miles of trails and interpretive center located in the heart of metropolitan Black Hawk County . Open year-round, Monday to Friday, 8am to 4:30pm; Sunday, 1 to 5pm, Labor Day to Memorial Day . www .hartmanreserve .org

Lampost Theatre & Coffee Co. 204 W. Seerley Blvd., Cedar Falls 319-277-8034 Complimenting original theater, comedy, and music with an artistic blend of lattes and coffee, Lampost is an atmosphere to savor and enjoy . Coffee shop open Mon .–Sat . from 9am–5pm and for special events in the evenings . Schedules and show tickets available online . www .lampost .com

Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center From Itzhak Perlman to Bill Cosby; from Broadway hits such as Cats, Rent, Sweeney Todd, Chicago and Movin’ Out to Penn and Teller and Lily Tomlin; from music greats Bobby McFerrin, Kathy Mattea and Mary Chapin Carpenter to jazz musicians, modern dance companies and operas - UNI’s Gallagher-Bluedorn is your center for the arts . The Gallagher-Bluedorn is also home to the UNI School of Music and Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony . 319-273-4tiX or toll-free 877-549-shOw Order tickets online at www.unitix.uni.edu or www.gbpac.org

University of Northern Iowa Museums 3219 Hudson Road 319-273-2188 Visit the University Museum and explore our extraordinary exhibits of nature and culture! Open Monday–Friday, 9am–4:30pm, and Saturday, 1–4pm Discover Marshall Center One-Room School, a schoolhouse museum on the UNI campus . Open Saturdays 2–4 pm, or by appointment . Admission is FREE at both museums . Phone: 319-273-2188 . Website: www .uni .edu/museum .

Phone: 319-273-3373 The Symphony’s Exciting 81st season will stretch your expectations of the traditional symphony concert with surprising and rarelyheard repertoire, virtuoso soloists on unusual instruments from around the world, and a series of orchestral favorites presented with verve and insight . The season features singer/songwriters Brandi Carlile and Iowa’s own Pieta Brown, along with the Texas Tenors, pianist Jeffrey Biegel, the Punch Brother’s Chris Thile and more! Experience some of the most innovative orchestral programming happening anywhere, right here in the Cedar Valley! Visit wcfsymphony .org for more details .

Cedar Falls Historical Society 308 W. 3rd Street 319-266-5149 Visit our five historic museums, the Victorian Home Museum, the Ice House Museum, the George Wyth House and Viking Pump Museum, the Behrens-Rapp Service Station Museum, and the Little Red Schoolhouse, and step back into the early days of Cedar Falls . www .cfhistory .org


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